David Perron

26 May 19
NoVa Caps

Photo: CBS Sports The Boston Bruins, who finished the regular season with the second-most points in the  NHL (107), and the St. Louis Blues, who sat in last place in the league on January 3 before finishing third in the Central Division with 99 points, will face one another in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. […]

25 May 19
Toronto Sun

It was at 12:06 p.m. on July 1 when John Tavares tweeted out a #TBT picture of a younger version of himself in bed, wrapped in Maple Leafs sheets and snoozing away. The caption read: “Not everyday you can live a childhood dream.” From that moment on, it was official: Toronto had won free agency. […]

25 May 19
Update News Portal

NHL.com has identified a potential X-factor and sleeper from the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Final for playoff pools and FanDuel DFS contests. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy. X-FACTORS Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS — The Boston Bruins defenseman has seven points (one goal, six assists) in 16 Stanley […]

25 May 19
Boston Herald
Brad Marchand is a noted pest for the Bruins — a high-scoring, hard-driving pest. Perhaps the closest to an outspoken, skilled agitator the St. Louis Blues have is David Perron. On his third tour of duty with the Blues, the shifty winger isn’t the same point-producer Marchand is — his best regular season was 66 points with Vegas a year ago — but he plays a similar, grinding game. “One thing I always really admired about (Perron) is he’s got tremendous skills, but he’s got an edge,” Detroit Red Wings goalie Jonathan Bernier said. “He doesn’t mind getting feisty a little bit. He goes to the corners, he goes to the dirty areas in front. I always liked his game.” Bernier is an apt judge. In 2007, Bernier and Perron were teammates with the Lewiston Maineiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. That year, they faced the Val d’Or Foreurs in the league final. Val d’Or’s top offensive threat? Brad Marchand. MAY 24, 2019: David Perron of the Lewiston Maineiacs in 2007 now plays for the St. Louis Blues. Ron Morin/Sports Photography “Especially in junior, your top guys are usually the difference,” Bernier said. “We knew Marchand was going to be a hell of a player, and we had Perron. I was very lucky to play with Perry in junior. I’m assuming they’ll have good memories of that.” Perron’s memories may be a bit better than Marchand’s: The Maineiacs swept Val d’Or, the final four wins of a 16-1 playoff run. But it wasn’t as easy as 4-0 sounds, particularly because they had to plan for Marchand. “It’s a player you hate, but you would like to have him on your side,” then-Maineiacs coach Clement Jodoin said. “He’s always going under your skin, all the time, all the time. It’s part of the game, hockey is a game of emotion, and you control those emotions you’re going to do well. He wanted to win, all the time. “But we did a hell of a job against him that year,” Jodoin continued, his smile almost audible over the phone. “We won in four games that year.” The players took very different paths to that game, and to the NHL. Marchand was drafted into the QMJHL, and in his first year of eligibility was drafted into the NHL. Perron was overlooked twice, first as a 16-year-old in the QMJHL draft and then as an 18-year-old in the NHL draft. “He was never drafted even in juniors,” Jodoin said. “I remember (our head scout) Serge David said, ‘I’ve got to show you a guy.’ He was playing AAA in Montreal. At that time, I went out to see him and I said, ‘For sure, we have to bring him in.’” His 39-goal, 44-assist season with Lewiston led to his selection in the following NHL draft, at 19, by the Blues. “Marchand, everyone expected to be a professional player, and maybe even an NHL player at that point,” said Jeff Mannix, Lewiston’s radio broadcaster at the time. “Perron went off like a rocket that one year in Lewiston, taking a lot of people, myself included at the time, by surprise.” Marchand developed along what most would consider a “normal” tack in the QMJHL. He had 80 points in 57 regular-season games in 2006-07, and 40 points in 20 playoff games. He also had 108 penalty minutes. “No doubt he earned the ire of the fans in Lewiston the way he played that series,” Mannix said. “But I also have no doubt that if he’d played his junior career in Lewiston, he would have been one of the most-liked Maineiacs in the team’s history.” Even with his offensive proclivity that season, Marchand’s pro prospects among pundits and players alike were mixed. Bernier, now a friend, remembered how hard Marchand had to work to reach the NHL. “Hopefully he doesn’t take this wrong,” Bernier said with a laugh, “but I think he was really good in junior, very, very good, but I didn’t think he would be this kind of player. He’s really taken his game to another level in the NHL. He always played with the edge in junior, the way he plays now, but I think he comes out every night and gives his 100 percent. And you can tell from a guy like him, being around (Patrice) Bergeron, every day he takes it seriously. And I think Marchy kind of went and took the same advice. He’s a tremendous player.” Perron wowed people at every level. He stayed only that one season in Lewiston, making the Blues roster as a 19-year-old rookie in 2008. “It’s amazing what he was able to do with the puck,” Jodoin said. “In the corners, he was always coming out with the puck. He’s not a big guy and he’s not the fastest skater, but he’s so strong on the puck, he can make plays under pressure.” Marchand has stayed with the Bruins, playing a year and a half in Providence before joining the NHL club in 2009. Perron’s career has taken a series of turns, each leading him back to St. Louis. He played 2007-13 with the Blues before bouncing to Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Anaheim, back to the Blues, Vegas via expansion, and back to the Blues again. This past offseason, he resigned in St. Louis for a third time, on a four-year deal. “It’s been fun, and it’s interesting to see Marchand hook on with one team, with Boston, and Perron kind of go all over the place,” Mannix said. “But he always seems to find his way back to St. Louis.” And this season, back to the Stanley Cup Final, where he’ll face an old foe in Marchand. In 2007, Perron’s Maineiacs swept Marchand’s Foreurs for the league crown. In 2019, Bruins faithful are hoping Marchand exacts his revenge on the much larger stage.
24 May 19
BLACK N GOLD HOCKEY PODCAST

By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj On May 21st, the Boston Bruins finally knew which of the final two teams in the Western Conference will meet them in the Stanley Cup Finals. In Game Six of the West Finals, the St. Louis Blues ran through the injured San Jose Sharks in […]

24 May 19
Update News Portal

  The skinny The last time the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues met in the Stanley Cup Final, in 1970, Boston’s Bobby Orr dove through the air after scoring the championship-clinching overtime goal in Game 4. Who will be the hero this time?   [RELATED: Complete Bruins vs. Blues series coverage]   The Bruins […]

24 May 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x76htkf?autoPlay=1″ width=”480″ height=”270″] Back around the Winter Classic, it might have been a little hard to believe the Boston Bruins would be playing in the Stanley Cup Final mere months later. However, it certainly was much, much harder to envision the St. Louis Blues making it to the final round. Yet here we […]

23 May 19
Update News Portal

  MORE FANTASY COVERAGE: Top 100 forwards | 50 D-men | 25 goalies Stanley Cup Playoffs picks | Postseason ranks | Podcast   FANTASY TOP 250 PLAYER RANKINGS Standard Yahoo categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters and wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for goalies. Forward […]

23 May 19
The Reporter
[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/24/bang_c975fd68-d4bc-411c-b080-883d536414ea”] [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=sharks-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski will be playing in the NHL next season. Whether he’s back with the Sharks is another matter. “Am I concerned? I don’t know. I know I’m going to be playing hockey next year. Hopefully it’s going to be here,” Pavelski said Thursday. “We love it here. I think something will happen, who really knows, but coming off a lot of emotions coming through the playoffs and that round, we’ll sit down and take a look at what will happen here. We’re going to be alright, I think, regardless.” Pavelski is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 as he finishes the five-year, $30 million contract he signed in July 2013. He led the Sharks with 38 goals this past year, and just completed his fourth season as the team’s captain. But he’ll also turn 35 in July, and if Patrick Marleau — Mr. Shark — can sign with another team via free agency, just about any player who has worn nothing but teal throughout his NHL career can, or so it seems. For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard. Whether to reach an agreement with Pavelski on dollar — and particularly term — figures to be one of Sharks general manager Doug Wilson’s biggest decisions this offseason, and there are a few. Pavelski is one of seven San Jose players that can enter unrestricted free agency this summer, and the Sharks already have a little over $58 million tied up in 15 contracts for next season. “It’s the nature of the business of a cap system,” Wilson said. “When you want to have good hockey teams you have good players who have matriculated up and are going to get paid well, that’s the decisions you have to make. We’ll get to those things soon enough. “I guess it’s a good problem and a bad problem. Good is you have good players who are going to get compensated well. You want players to want to be here. That mode will start in the next few days.” Pavelski dealt with myriad injuries over the past two months. The knee injury that forced him to miss seven games toward the end of the regular was re-aggravated after he took a hit from Alex Pietrangelo in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final of the St. Louis Blues. He, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson all had to miss Game 6, which the Blues won 5-1 to capture the series four-games-to-two and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Pavelski finished with four goals and five assists in 13 playoff games, and had one goal and two assists in five games against St. Louis. “It never fully healed up, but it was good enough to go for awhile,” Pavelski said of the injury, which will not require surgery. “Just got hit in a way that kind of lit it up again.” ST. LOUIS, MO – May 15: San Jose Sharks’ Joe Pavelski (8) reacts to a goal by St. Louis Blues’ David Perron (57) in the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Pavelski also got hit in the mouth with a puck in the opening game of the playoffs against the Vegas Golden Knights, and of course took a nasty spill in Game 7 of that series that forced him to miss the first six games of the second round against the Colorado Avalanche. He also had to have hand surgery. “He got hit in the mouth, had a knee thing, his hand was operated on two weeks ago. He just keeps on going,” Wilson said. “And at the end, obviously, he couldn’t. But that’s why he’s the leader that he is. Guys play through things and we missed them all at the end. But that’s the nature of the NHL playoffs. Those things will happen.” Healthy again to start the year after he dealt with hand and wrist injuries to start the 2017-18 season, Pavelski’s 38 goals were the most he’s had in any year since he had 41 in 2013-14. He also had 38 in 2015-16, and has 355 goals and 761 points in 963 career games. “I definitely expect something like that. I expect that going forward,” Pavelski said of his season. “I don’t know how else to say it. As players, you set certain levels and you expect to stay at that and reach that. “Obviously every year is a little different, but it was nice to see it happen again because the other years had little injuries along the way that maybe didn’t allow me to do certain things, but there was never a thought that I couldn’t do that again or it was going the other way.” Although there hasn’t been much in the way of dialogue between the two sides as of yet, Pavelski said he’s confident a deal with the Sharks can get done. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“Yeah, I’m pretty confident. I’ve got a pretty strong belief system that I’ll be back here,” he said. “It’s just things have to work themselves out along the way. We had a lot of things going on with many different players. It’s nothing I’m too worried about. My mindset really doesn’t change. “I know where I’m at as a player, and physically right now. So I’ll get a little rest. Need to have a good summer, it’s like anything, it doesn’t matter where you’re coming in. My mindset doesn’t really change. You go back and you try to add different layers throughout the summer and all to prepare you to have a good season and have a shot at the end.”
23 May 19
Red Bluff Daily News
[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/24/bang_c975fd68-d4bc-411c-b080-883d536414ea”] [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=sharks-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski will be playing in the NHL next season. Whether he’s back with the Sharks is another matter. “Am I concerned? I don’t know. I know I’m going to be playing hockey next year. Hopefully it’s going to be here,” Pavelski said Thursday. “We love it here. I think something will happen, who really knows, but coming off a lot of emotions coming through the playoffs and that round, we’ll sit down and take a look at what will happen here. We’re going to be alright, I think, regardless.” Pavelski is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 as he finishes the five-year, $30 million contract he signed in July 2013. He led the Sharks with 38 goals this past year, and just completed his fourth season as the team’s captain. But he’ll also turn 35 in July, and if Patrick Marleau — Mr. Shark — can sign with another team via free agency, just about any player who has worn nothing but teal throughout his NHL career can, or so it seems. For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard. Whether to reach an agreement with Pavelski on dollar — and particularly term — figures to be one of Sharks general manager Doug Wilson’s biggest decisions this offseason, and there are a few. Pavelski is one of seven San Jose players that can enter unrestricted free agency this summer, and the Sharks already have a little over $58 million tied up in 15 contracts for next season. “It’s the nature of the business of a cap system,” Wilson said. “When you want to have good hockey teams you have good players who have matriculated up and are going to get paid well, that’s the decisions you have to make. We’ll get to those things soon enough. “I guess it’s a good problem and a bad problem. Good is you have good players who are going to get compensated well. You want players to want to be here. That mode will start in the next few days.” Pavelski dealt with myriad injuries over the past two months. The knee injury that forced him to miss seven games toward the end of the regular was re-aggravated after he took a hit from Alex Pietrangelo in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final of the St. Louis Blues. He, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson all had to miss Game 6, which the Blues won 5-1 to capture the series four-games-to-two and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Pavelski finished with four goals and five assists in 13 playoff games, and had one goal and two assists in five games against St. Louis. “It never fully healed up, but it was good enough to go for awhile,” Pavelski said of the injury, which will not require surgery. “Just got hit in a way that kind of lit it up again.” ST. LOUIS, MO – May 15: San Jose Sharks’ Joe Pavelski (8) reacts to a goal by St. Louis Blues’ David Perron (57) in the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Pavelski also got hit in the mouth with a puck in the opening game of the playoffs against the Vegas Golden Knights, and of course took a nasty spill in Game 7 of that series that forced him to miss the first six games of the second round against the Colorado Avalanche. He also had to have hand surgery. “He got hit in the mouth, had a knee thing, his hand was operated on two weeks ago. He just keeps on going,” Wilson said. “And at the end, obviously, he couldn’t. But that’s why he’s the leader that he is. Guys play through things and we missed them all at the end. But that’s the nature of the NHL playoffs. Those things will happen.” Healthy again to start the year after he dealt with hand and wrist injuries to start the 2017-18 season, Pavelski’s 38 goals were the most he’s had in any year since he had 41 in 2013-14. He also had 38 in 2015-16, and has 355 goals and 761 points in 963 career games. “I definitely expect something like that. I expect that going forward,” Pavelski said of his season. “I don’t know how else to say it. As players, you set certain levels and you expect to stay at that and reach that. “Obviously every year is a little different, but it was nice to see it happen again because the other years had little injuries along the way that maybe didn’t allow me to do certain things, but there was never a thought that I couldn’t do that again or it was going the other way.” Although there hasn’t been much in the way of dialogue between the two sides as of yet, Pavelski said he’s confident a deal with the Sharks can get done. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“Yeah, I’m pretty confident. I’ve got a pretty strong belief system that I’ll be back here,” he said. “It’s just things have to work themselves out along the way. We had a lot of things going on with many different players. It’s nothing I’m too worried about. My mindset really doesn’t change. “I know where I’m at as a player, and physically right now. So I’ll get a little rest. Need to have a good summer, it’s like anything, it doesn’t matter where you’re coming in. My mindset doesn’t really change. You go back and you try to add different layers throughout the summer and all to prepare you to have a good season and have a shot at the end.”
23 May 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/24/bang_c975fd68-d4bc-411c-b080-883d536414ea”] [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=sharks-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski will be playing in the NHL next season. Whether he’s back with the Sharks is another matter. “Am I concerned? I don’t know. I know I’m going to be playing hockey next year. Hopefully it’s going to be here,” Pavelski said Thursday. “We love it here. I think something will happen, who really knows, but coming off a lot of emotions coming through the playoffs and that round, we’ll sit down and take a look at what will happen here. We’re going to be alright, I think, regardless.” Pavelski is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 as he finishes the five-year, $30 million contract he signed in July 2013. He led the Sharks with 38 goals this past year, and just completed his fourth season as the team’s captain. But he’ll also turn 35 in July, and if Patrick Marleau — Mr. Shark — can sign with another team via free agency, just about any player who has worn nothing but teal throughout his NHL career can, or so it seems. For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard. Whether to reach an agreement with Pavelski on dollar — and particularly term — figures to be one of Sharks general manager Doug Wilson’s biggest decisions this offseason, and there are a few. Pavelski is one of seven San Jose players that can enter unrestricted free agency this summer, and the Sharks already have a little over $58 million tied up in 15 contracts for next season. “It’s the nature of the business of a cap system,” Wilson said. “When you want to have good hockey teams you have good players who have matriculated up and are going to get paid well, that’s the decisions you have to make. We’ll get to those things soon enough. “I guess it’s a good problem and a bad problem. Good is you have good players who are going to get compensated well. You want players to want to be here. That mode will start in the next few days.” Pavelski dealt with myriad injuries over the past two months. The knee injury that forced him to miss seven games toward the end of the regular was re-aggravated after he took a hit from Alex Pietrangelo in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final of the St. Louis Blues. He, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson all had to miss Game 6, which the Blues won 5-1 to capture the series four-games-to-two and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Pavelski finished with four goals and five assists in 13 playoff games, and had one goal and two assists in five games against St. Louis. “It never fully healed up, but it was good enough to go for awhile,” Pavelski said of the injury, which will not require surgery. “Just got hit in a way that kind of lit it up again.” ST. LOUIS, MO – May 15: San Jose Sharks’ Joe Pavelski (8) reacts to a goal by St. Louis Blues’ David Perron (57) in the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Pavelski also got hit in the mouth with a puck in the opening game of the playoffs against the Vegas Golden Knights, and of course took a nasty spill in Game 7 of that series that forced him to miss the first six games of the second round against the Colorado Avalanche. He also had to have hand surgery. “He got hit in the mouth, had a knee thing, his hand was operated on two weeks ago. He just keeps on going,” Wilson said. “And at the end, obviously, he couldn’t. But that’s why he’s the leader that he is. Guys play through things and we missed them all at the end. But that’s the nature of the NHL playoffs. Those things will happen.” Healthy again to start the year after he dealt with hand and wrist injuries to start the 2017-18 season, Pavelski’s 38 goals were the most he’s had in any year since he had 41 in 2013-14. He also had 38 in 2015-16, and has 355 goals and 761 points in 963 career games. “I definitely expect something like that. I expect that going forward,” Pavelski said of his season. “I don’t know how else to say it. As players, you set certain levels and you expect to stay at that and reach that. “Obviously every year is a little different, but it was nice to see it happen again because the other years had little injuries along the way that maybe didn’t allow me to do certain things, but there was never a thought that I couldn’t do that again or it was going the other way.” Although there hasn’t been much in the way of dialogue between the two sides as of yet, Pavelski said he’s confident a deal with the Sharks can get done. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“Yeah, I’m pretty confident. I’ve got a pretty strong belief system that I’ll be back here,” he said. “It’s just things have to work themselves out along the way. We had a lot of things going on with many different players. It’s nothing I’m too worried about. My mindset really doesn’t change. “I know where I’m at as a player, and physically right now. So I’ll get a little rest. Need to have a good summer, it’s like anything, it doesn’t matter where you’re coming in. My mindset doesn’t really change. You go back and you try to add different layers throughout the summer and all to prepare you to have a good season and have a shot at the end.”
23 May 19
Oroville Mercury-Register
[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/24/bang_c975fd68-d4bc-411c-b080-883d536414ea”] [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=sharks-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski will be playing in the NHL next season. Whether he’s back with the Sharks is another matter. “Am I concerned? I don’t know. I know I’m going to be playing hockey next year. Hopefully it’s going to be here,” Pavelski said Thursday. “We love it here. I think something will happen, who really knows, but coming off a lot of emotions coming through the playoffs and that round, we’ll sit down and take a look at what will happen here. We’re going to be alright, I think, regardless.” Pavelski is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 as he finishes the five-year, $30 million contract he signed in July 2013. He led the Sharks with 38 goals this past year, and just completed his fourth season as the team’s captain. But he’ll also turn 35 in July, and if Patrick Marleau — Mr. Shark — can sign with another team via free agency, just about any player who has worn nothing but teal throughout his NHL career can, or so it seems. For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard. Whether to reach an agreement with Pavelski on dollar — and particularly term — figures to be one of Sharks general manager Doug Wilson’s biggest decisions this offseason, and there are a few. Pavelski is one of seven San Jose players that can enter unrestricted free agency this summer, and the Sharks already have a little over $58 million tied up in 15 contracts for next season. “It’s the nature of the business of a cap system,” Wilson said. “When you want to have good hockey teams you have good players who have matriculated up and are going to get paid well, that’s the decisions you have to make. We’ll get to those things soon enough. “I guess it’s a good problem and a bad problem. Good is you have good players who are going to get compensated well. You want players to want to be here. That mode will start in the next few days.” Pavelski dealt with myriad injuries over the past two months. The knee injury that forced him to miss seven games toward the end of the regular was re-aggravated after he took a hit from Alex Pietrangelo in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final of the St. Louis Blues. He, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson all had to miss Game 6, which the Blues won 5-1 to capture the series four-games-to-two and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Pavelski finished with four goals and five assists in 13 playoff games, and had one goal and two assists in five games against St. Louis. “It never fully healed up, but it was good enough to go for awhile,” Pavelski said of the injury, which will not require surgery. “Just got hit in a way that kind of lit it up again.” ST. LOUIS, MO – May 15: San Jose Sharks’ Joe Pavelski (8) reacts to a goal by St. Louis Blues’ David Perron (57) in the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Pavelski also got hit in the mouth with a puck in the opening game of the playoffs against the Vegas Golden Knights, and of course took a nasty spill in Game 7 of that series that forced him to miss the first six games of the second round against the Colorado Avalanche. He also had to have hand surgery. “He got hit in the mouth, had a knee thing, his hand was operated on two weeks ago. He just keeps on going,” Wilson said. “And at the end, obviously, he couldn’t. But that’s why he’s the leader that he is. Guys play through things and we missed them all at the end. But that’s the nature of the NHL playoffs. Those things will happen.” Healthy again to start the year after he dealt with hand and wrist injuries to start the 2017-18 season, Pavelski’s 38 goals were the most he’s had in any year since he had 41 in 2013-14. He also had 38 in 2015-16, and has 355 goals and 761 points in 963 career games. “I definitely expect something like that. I expect that going forward,” Pavelski said of his season. “I don’t know how else to say it. As players, you set certain levels and you expect to stay at that and reach that. “Obviously every year is a little different, but it was nice to see it happen again because the other years had little injuries along the way that maybe didn’t allow me to do certain things, but there was never a thought that I couldn’t do that again or it was going the other way.” Although there hasn’t been much in the way of dialogue between the two sides as of yet, Pavelski said he’s confident a deal with the Sharks can get done. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“Yeah, I’m pretty confident. I’ve got a pretty strong belief system that I’ll be back here,” he said. “It’s just things have to work themselves out along the way. We had a lot of things going on with many different players. It’s nothing I’m too worried about. My mindset really doesn’t change. “I know where I’m at as a player, and physically right now. So I’ll get a little rest. Need to have a good summer, it’s like anything, it doesn’t matter where you’re coming in. My mindset doesn’t really change. You go back and you try to add different layers throughout the summer and all to prepare you to have a good season and have a shot at the end.”
23 May 19
Times-Standard
[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/24/bang_c975fd68-d4bc-411c-b080-883d536414ea”] [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=sharks-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski will be playing in the NHL next season. Whether he’s back with the Sharks is another matter. “Am I concerned? I don’t know. I know I’m going to be playing hockey next year. Hopefully it’s going to be here,” Pavelski said Thursday. “We love it here. I think something will happen, who really knows, but coming off a lot of emotions coming through the playoffs and that round, we’ll sit down and take a look at what will happen here. We’re going to be alright, I think, regardless.” Pavelski is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 as he finishes the five-year, $30 million contract he signed in July 2013. He led the Sharks with 38 goals this past year, and just completed his fourth season as the team’s captain. But he’ll also turn 35 in July, and if Patrick Marleau — Mr. Shark — can sign with another team via free agency, just about any player who has worn nothing but teal throughout his NHL career can, or so it seems. For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard. Whether to reach an agreement with Pavelski on dollar — and particularly term — figures to be one of Sharks general manager Doug Wilson’s biggest decisions this offseason, and there are a few. Pavelski is one of seven San Jose players that can enter unrestricted free agency this summer, and the Sharks already have a little over $58 million tied up in 15 contracts for next season. “It’s the nature of the business of a cap system,” Wilson said. “When you want to have good hockey teams you have good players who have matriculated up and are going to get paid well, that’s the decisions you have to make. We’ll get to those things soon enough. “I guess it’s a good problem and a bad problem. Good is you have good players who are going to get compensated well. You want players to want to be here. That mode will start in the next few days.” Pavelski dealt with myriad injuries over the past two months. The knee injury that forced him to miss seven games toward the end of the regular was re-aggravated after he took a hit from Alex Pietrangelo in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final of the St. Louis Blues. He, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson all had to miss Game 6, which the Blues won 5-1 to capture the series four-games-to-two and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Pavelski finished with four goals and five assists in 13 playoff games, and had one goal and two assists in five games against St. Louis. “It never fully healed up, but it was good enough to go for awhile,” Pavelski said of the injury, which will not require surgery. “Just got hit in a way that kind of lit it up again.” ST. LOUIS, MO – May 15: San Jose Sharks’ Joe Pavelski (8) reacts to a goal by St. Louis Blues’ David Perron (57) in the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Pavelski also got hit in the mouth with a puck in the opening game of the playoffs against the Vegas Golden Knights, and of course took a nasty spill in Game 7 of that series that forced him to miss the first six games of the second round against the Colorado Avalanche. He also had to have hand surgery. “He got hit in the mouth, had a knee thing, his hand was operated on two weeks ago. He just keeps on going,” Wilson said. “And at the end, obviously, he couldn’t. But that’s why he’s the leader that he is. Guys play through things and we missed them all at the end. But that’s the nature of the NHL playoffs. Those things will happen.” Healthy again to start the year after he dealt with hand and wrist injuries to start the 2017-18 season, Pavelski’s 38 goals were the most he’s had in any year since he had 41 in 2013-14. He also had 38 in 2015-16, and has 355 goals and 761 points in 963 career games. “I definitely expect something like that. I expect that going forward,” Pavelski said of his season. “I don’t know how else to say it. As players, you set certain levels and you expect to stay at that and reach that. “Obviously every year is a little different, but it was nice to see it happen again because the other years had little injuries along the way that maybe didn’t allow me to do certain things, but there was never a thought that I couldn’t do that again or it was going the other way.” Although there hasn’t been much in the way of dialogue between the two sides as of yet, Pavelski said he’s confident a deal with the Sharks can get done. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“Yeah, I’m pretty confident. I’ve got a pretty strong belief system that I’ll be back here,” he said. “It’s just things have to work themselves out along the way. We had a lot of things going on with many different players. It’s nothing I’m too worried about. My mindset really doesn’t change. “I know where I’m at as a player, and physically right now. So I’ll get a little rest. Need to have a good summer, it’s like anything, it doesn’t matter where you’re coming in. My mindset doesn’t really change. You go back and you try to add different layers throughout the summer and all to prepare you to have a good season and have a shot at the end.”
23 May 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/24/bang_c975fd68-d4bc-411c-b080-883d536414ea”] [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=sharks-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski will be playing in the NHL next season. Whether he’s back with the Sharks is another matter. “Am I concerned? I don’t know. I know I’m going to be playing hockey next year. Hopefully it’s going to be here,” Pavelski said Thursday. “We love it here. I think something will happen, who really knows, but coming off a lot of emotions coming through the playoffs and that round, we’ll sit down and take a look at what will happen here. We’re going to be alright, I think, regardless.” Pavelski is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 as he finishes the five-year, $30 million contract he signed in July 2013. He led the Sharks with 38 goals this past year, and just completed his fourth season as the team’s captain. But he’ll also turn 35 in July, and if Patrick Marleau — Mr. Shark — can sign with another team via free agency, just about any player who has worn nothing but teal throughout his NHL career can, or so it seems. For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard. Whether to reach an agreement with Pavelski on dollar — and particularly term — figures to be one of Sharks general manager Doug Wilson’s biggest decisions this offseason, and there are a few. Pavelski is one of seven San Jose players that can enter unrestricted free agency this summer, and the Sharks already have a little over $58 million tied up in 15 contracts for next season. “It’s the nature of the business of a cap system,” Wilson said. “When you want to have good hockey teams you have good players who have matriculated up and are going to get paid well, that’s the decisions you have to make. We’ll get to those things soon enough. “I guess it’s a good problem and a bad problem. Good is you have good players who are going to get compensated well. You want players to want to be here. That mode will start in the next few days.” Pavelski dealt with myriad injuries over the past two months. The knee injury that forced him to miss seven games toward the end of the regular was re-aggravated after he took a hit from Alex Pietrangelo in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final of the St. Louis Blues. He, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson all had to miss Game 6, which the Blues won 5-1 to capture the series four-games-to-two and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Pavelski finished with four goals and five assists in 13 playoff games, and had one goal and two assists in five games against St. Louis. “It never fully healed up, but it was good enough to go for awhile,” Pavelski said of the injury, which will not require surgery. “Just got hit in a way that kind of lit it up again.” ST. LOUIS, MO – May 15: San Jose Sharks’ Joe Pavelski (8) reacts to a goal by St. Louis Blues’ David Perron (57) in the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Pavelski also got hit in the mouth with a puck in the opening game of the playoffs against the Vegas Golden Knights, and of course took a nasty spill in Game 7 of that series that forced him to miss the first six games of the second round against the Colorado Avalanche. He also had to have hand surgery. “He got hit in the mouth, had a knee thing, his hand was operated on two weeks ago. He just keeps on going,” Wilson said. “And at the end, obviously, he couldn’t. But that’s why he’s the leader that he is. Guys play through things and we missed them all at the end. But that’s the nature of the NHL playoffs. Those things will happen.” Healthy again to start the year after he dealt with hand and wrist injuries to start the 2017-18 season, Pavelski’s 38 goals were the most he’s had in any year since he had 41 in 2013-14. He also had 38 in 2015-16, and has 355 goals and 761 points in 963 career games. “I definitely expect something like that. I expect that going forward,” Pavelski said of his season. “I don’t know how else to say it. As players, you set certain levels and you expect to stay at that and reach that. “Obviously every year is a little different, but it was nice to see it happen again because the other years had little injuries along the way that maybe didn’t allow me to do certain things, but there was never a thought that I couldn’t do that again or it was going the other way.” Although there hasn’t been much in the way of dialogue between the two sides as of yet, Pavelski said he’s confident a deal with the Sharks can get done. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“Yeah, I’m pretty confident. I’ve got a pretty strong belief system that I’ll be back here,” he said. “It’s just things have to work themselves out along the way. We had a lot of things going on with many different players. It’s nothing I’m too worried about. My mindset really doesn’t change. “I know where I’m at as a player, and physically right now. So I’ll get a little rest. Need to have a good summer, it’s like anything, it doesn’t matter where you’re coming in. My mindset doesn’t really change. You go back and you try to add different layers throughout the summer and all to prepare you to have a good season and have a shot at the end.”