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  1. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: A lack of Olympians seems to be...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Having fewer players at the Olympics than other contenders has paid off for the San Jose Sharks, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  2. Panthers-Sharks Preview

    Panthers-Sharks Preview

    Preview | March 17, 2014
  3. NHL quarter-season evaluation

    Sean McIndoe

    A fourth of the way through the season, which teams are emerging as true contenders, and which teams are fading away?

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  4. NHL Preview 2013-14

    Sean McIndoe

    As a new season begins, a comprehensive, team-by-team look at the latest Cup contenders and biggest question marks in the NHL this year.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  5. Questions abound for Canucks after sweep

    Pierre LeBrun

    It was always going to be the "window" series, two of the Western Conference's long-standing contenders facing off in the first round, with the losers having to face questions about their immediate future. The San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  6. Sharks roster needs a fresh coat of paint

    Pierre LeBrun

    The San Jose Sharks have played the second-most playoff games, behind only Detroit, since 2004, when a nine-year run as a contender began with a trip to the conference finals. Because that run hasn't produced a championship -- although three confe...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  7. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks on di...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Few paths are diverging more than those of these two first-round opponents. The young and upcoming Blues are showing they are legitimate contenders, while the Sharks are possibly staring down a window that's closing on them.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2012
  8. Avalanche-Sharks Preview

    Avalanche-Sharks Preview

    Preview | March 25, 2012
  9. Three-goal second leads Panthers by Sharks

    Panthers 5, Sharks 3

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | December 03, 2011
  10. Audio: Havlat faces former mates

    Jesse Rogers

    San Jose Sharks RW Martin Havlat talks to ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers about facing his former mates and playing for a contender in San Jose after spending the last two years in Minnesota....

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  11. Kings can't pass latest test vs. Canucks

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- They are the one team the Los Angeles Kings must beat to truly be considered contenders in the Western Conference. Their record (8-7-1) may not show it at the moment, but the Vancouver Canucks represent the Kings' NHL litmus test an...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  12. Sharks' early run just part of bigger goal

    Pierre LeBrun

    There are 1,230 games in the regular season, but they don't always measure up. But on Thursday night, two Stanley Cup contenders met at the Shark Tank in a game that could have gone either way and certainly provided full value to the paying public...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  13. Second-round breakdown: San Jose Sharks versus Detroit Red Wings

    Pierre LeBrun

    This will be a hard-fought battle between two Cup contenders, but Pierre LeBrun believes Detroit will edge San Jose in the end.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2011
  14. NHL - Stanley Cup Playoffs 2011- Washington Capitals, San Jose Sh...

    Craig Button

    Four strong Stanley Cup contenders could finally be ready to break through repeated playoff failures. Craig Button reveals why there's hope in D.C., Philly, Vancouver and San Jose ... and why they all could again fall short.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  15. Contender/Pretender: Capitals, Hawks, more

    ESPN.com

    As the season heads into the final stretch tonight, our experts (Scott Burnside, E.J. Hradek and Pierre LeBrun) separate a few of the contenders from the pretenders: Atlantic Division: New York Rangers Burnside: Pretender The Rangers will be l...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  16. Logan Couture, Dan Boyle combine to give Sharks first 3-game win ...

    Logan Couture and Dan Boyle scored 3:28 apart in the second period, leading the San Jose Sharks past the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Tuesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | December 21, 2010