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Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:58:36 GMT reply
Da Beauty League Martin jersey auction going on now through August 24:
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:48:12 GMT reply
Today is #AmazonPrimeDay2018! Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon donates to @shinealigh7 when you shop Prime Day deals at Just choose #ShineALigh7 as your charity and Amazon will do the rest!
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:57:12 GMT reply
From ShineALigh7 Twitter: Thanks to Carly Zucker for having Paul in the studio to talk all things #ShineALigh7, including our #SecondAnnual charity event happening on August 17th. Tune in to OVERTIME with @CarlyAplin tonight at 6:30 p.m. on @KFAN1003 and head to for more info!
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:06:17 GMT reply
Da Beauty League hockey is starting tomorrow! Quite a few NHL players participate during their offseason. Nothing like hockey in check it out.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Sat, 07 Jul 2018 01:49:00 GMT reply
Tickets now on sale for the August 17 ShineALigh7 fundraiser. Go to for details.
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Sun, 01 Jul 2018 17:58:13 GMT reply
Announcement from Shine a Ligh7: Tickets go on sale this week for the second annual #ShineALigh7 charity concert!
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Sun, 01 Jul 2018 16:24:00 GMT reply
Walk-off winner for #NHL defenseman Paul Martin at today's @mystateofhockey Sauce Toss Tournament benefiting @HendyFoundation. Great celly with Andrew Brunette too!
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 19:24:25 GMT reply
From Twitter:
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 03:56:30 GMT reply
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:40:06 GMT reply
Martin clears waivers; Brooks Orpik on them:
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:13:56 GMT reply
In case anyone is wondering, @ShineALigh7 is in the process of ordering new merchandise for the summer season. More details soon on merch available for sale! #ShineALight # #AntiBullying #SuicidePrevention #MentalHealthAwareness #PaulMartin7
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:37:44 GMT reply
Thank You video posted by Sharks:
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:22:41 GMT reply
Martin placed on waivers for purpose of buyout:
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:24:51 GMT reply
Sharks open 2018-19 home opener October 3 vs. Anaheim.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:57:44 GMT reply
2018-19 Sharks preseason schedule released:
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:33:18 GMT reply
Paul Martin's ShineALigh7

2h2 hours ago
We're beyond excited that @ShaneMartinBand will be joining us again this year for the 2nd Annual charity event! Stay tuned for details on additional bands, and tickets very soon! #MentalHealthAwareness #AntiBullying #SuicidePrevention
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Sat, 09 Jun 2018 20:59:45 GMT reply
“There’s a “strong possibility” the #SJSharks will buy out the final year of Paul Martin’s contract, I’m told. That would gain the Sharks approximately $2.8 million in cap space for next season. Buyout period begins shortly.”
Kevin Kurz via Twitter
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Sat, 09 Jun 2018 02:55:08 GMT reply
Special message from ShineALigh7 reflecting on this past week's tragic events:
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Wed, 30 May 2018 14:10:01 GMT reply
Second annual ShineALigh7 charity concert event announced:
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Tue, 29 May 2018 20:26:23 GMT reply
FYI: Referred Twitter account is imposter, per response from Sharks organization.

Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Sun, 20 May 2018 15:45:23 GMT reply
Barracuda jersey from yesterday's Sharks Equipment Sale 
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Sun, 20 May 2018 01:49:14 GMT reply
Where He Should Go: Out To Pasture

Martin is the only player on this list today that I have retiring rather than signing on with a different team after his hypothetical buyout. Would there be a team out there willing to take a chance on Martin rebounding after his worst professional season at the age of 37? Probably, but that’s because—as I mentioned in the lead—general managers are pretty terrible at their jobs.
Martin is well-respected around the league, or, at the very least, he isn’t disrespected. He strikes me as the kind of guy who could transition into a scouting role for a team, or maybe a defensive coach. The guy has played nearly 900 NHL games in his day, so I could see the Sharks sending him to their farm club to help teach the young defensemen there.
Whatever Martin’s next move ends up being, it should follow the official announcement of his retirement. He’s had a good run, and he should be happy to sit on the sidelines and collect his buyout money until deciding on his next step. Do I think it’s a good idea to hire former players as coaches? No, but that’s what happens in the NHL and I simply expect that these days.
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Sun, 20 May 2018 01:48:55 GMT reply
Defenseman Paul Martin signed a four-year deal with the Sharks in the summer of 2015. He was 34 at the time, so GM Doug Wilson probably expected a bit of a regression, but we’ve just completed the third year of the deal and considering how Martin spent much of the season in the AHL, surely Wilson would take this back if he could.
So, what are his options? With one year left, there’s a chance he could maybe trade Martin to a team hoping to reach the cap floor, but he’s still making $4.25M in real dollars (his cap hit is $4.85M), so that’s not too attractive for a penny-pinching owner. A buyout of the 37-year-old defenseman seems like the most logical course of action for the Sharks.
If the Sharks were to buyout Martin this summer, they would save nearly $3M on their cap for next year, and it would only cost them just shy of $1.5M for the following season.
The Sharks are reportedly going to be big game hunting this offseason, as they are a real possibility in the John Tavares sweepstakes. They might need every inch of cap space they can get, so a Martin buyout is logical. But where would Martin go, you ask?
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Wed, 09 May 2018 01:13:16 GMT reply
Locker room cleanout interview:
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Tue, 08 May 2018 14:53:34 GMT reply
Martin Rewarding Peter DeBoer's Faith in NHL Return:
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