May 9, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist, Sergei Bobrovsky, Antti Niemi Finalists For Vezina Trophy

Reigning champion Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks have been named finalists for the Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL’s best goalie, the league announced Wednesday. Lundqvist tied for the NHL lead in wins (24-16-3) and had a 2.05 goals-against average (seventh best in league) and a .926 save percentage […]

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May 1, 2012

NHL Trade Rumor: Antti Niemi Could Be A Possibility For Columbus Blue Jackets

Assuming the Columbus Blue Jackets will look to move on from Steve Mason as their No. 1, Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com suggests San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi could be a trade target for Jackets General Manager Scott Howson: “It’s an interesting question to ponder this offseason, as Niemi has three years remaining on a contract that carries a manageable $3.8 million cap hit. […]

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February 27, 2012

Quick Hits: Riemsdyk, Capitals, Penguins, Parenteau

Today is the NHL Trade Deadline at 3PM EST. As I mentioned before I am on vacation but will do my best to keep things updated. Be sure to follow NHLTR on Twitter to get all the latest new/rumors. It appears the San Jose Sharks want to pry James van Riemsdyk away from the Philadelphia Flyers. So much so, General […]

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January 20, 2012

NHL Trade Rumors: Niittymaki On His Way Out Of San Jose?

Update: ESPN.com’s Craig Custance is suggesting the Tampa Bay Lightning may be interested in acquiring Antero Niittymaki via trade and proposes the San Jose Sharks would want a potential top-six forward in return. “Colin White is getting healthy, but the Sharks have lost winger Ryane Clowe with a facial injury and he may be out through the All-Star break. Martin Havlat continues to recover from a torn hamstring and hasn’t […]

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December 21, 2011

Sharks Will Shop Goalies

UPDATE: Evidently healthy and fit following a couple of games on conditioning assignment with the Worcester Sharks, Antero Niittymako should start to attract some attention from around the NHL. Through two recent AHL games, Niittymaki has a .927 save percentage and 2.05 goals-against average. During a broadcast session on Tuesday, TSN’s Darren Dreger implied Niittymaki could be one of the […]

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December 8, 2011

Sharks Trade Talk

Discussing whether the Sharks should trade veteran defenseman Dan Boyle (short answer: no), ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun suggests the club should be keen to add at least one experienced, penalty-killing forward before the end of February: LeBrun says “Trading Dan Boyle doesn’t make sense. He’s struggling right now, but history shows his game will turn around. What’s alarming, though, is […]

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November 7, 2011

San Jose Sharks Notes: Sheppard, Niittymaki, Niemi, Ferriero

David Pollak of Working The Corners provides the latest Sharks news: There’s no timetable for James Sheppard‘s (knee) return. Sheppard has not played since April 8th 2010 Antero Niittymaki (hip) is still on track to return in late December. Niittymaki had surgery in September and it was expected to sideline him for 12 weeks. He […]

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