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FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane (9) celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago. The Sharks had started planning for next season long before the news became official that they would be one of the seven teams left home if the NHL resumes its season. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Sharks have plenty of time to stew over down season

May. 28, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

The San Jose Sharks will have plenty of time to stew over the franchise’s worst season in 17 years. With more than three-quarters of the league hoping to return for an expanded playoffs this summer following the shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic, the Sharks are one of seven teams left out until next...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane (9) celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago. The Sharks had started planning for next season long before the news became official that they would be one of the seven teams left home if the NHL resumes its season. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Sharks look for rebound following rough 2019-20 season

May. 26, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

The San Jose Sharks had started planning for next season long before the news became official Tuesday that they would be one of the seven teams left home if the NHL resumes its season. A slow start, a rough December and an injury-plagued final stretch of the season left last season’s Western Conference...

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, New Jersey Devils interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald answers reporters' questions after the team announced that captain Andy Greene was traded to the New York Islanders before an NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J. The suspension of play in the NHL because of the coronavirus pandemic has put Fitzgerald of the Devils is limbo. The 51-year-old is waiting to see if the league will finish its season and also see if he still has a job. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NHL stoppage has Devils' Fitzgerald waiting on two fronts.

Apr. 17, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

The suspension of play in the NHL because of the coronavirus pandemic has put Tom Fitzgerald of the New Jersey Devils in a strange situation. The 51-year-old is waiting to see if the league will finish its season and whether he gets to keep his job. Fitzgerald is the only interim general manager in the league. He...

San Jose Sharks interim head coach Bob Boughner, middle, stands on the bench to wave his goalie off the ice as assistant coach Mike Ricci, back left, looks at the action on the ice during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes defeated the Sharks 6-3. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Sharks GM gives Boughner `upper hand' to take over as coach

Apr. 2, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson isn’t ready to remove the interim head coach tag from Bob Boughner’s title yet. Noting the Sharks’ season is not officially over with the NHL on hiatus due to the coronavirus, Wilson voiced his support by saying Boughner has the edge in taking over...