Joe Thornton


Brent Burns, the only Sharks player among finalists for a major NHL award, lost out on the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman on Wednesday night in Las Vegas.


SAN JOSE – There’s always turnover on an NHL roster year-to-year, and the Sharks are no different in that regard now that the Stanley Cup Final has come and gone.


SAN JOSE – The history isn’t encouraging. Of that, there is no doubt.


SAN JOSE – Step one for the Sharks after losing games one and two of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh was spending more time in their offensive zone.


SAN JOSE – The percentages said the Sharks were due for an overtime win. Joonas Donskoi made sure that math was true.