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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.
Source: https://www.thesportster.com/hockey/nhl-players-who-should-be-bought-out-and-next-home/
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: https://www.nhl.com/video/locker-room-clean-out--martin/c-60298303?tag=playerId&tagValue=8468542
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Tue, 08 May 2018 14:53:34 GMT reply
Martin Rewarding Peter DeBoer's Faith in NHL Return: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/csn/sharks/482019711.html
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Tue, 08 May 2018 02:38:18 GMT reply
Paulie's old team eliminated tonight by the Capitals. This has been an interesting postseason, to say the least.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Wed, 02 May 2018 19:08:40 GMT reply
Martin scratched tonight for Game 4.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Tue, 01 May 2018 05:48:02 GMT reply

Much as it pains me to say this, I somewhat agree with the above sentiment.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:15:23 GMT reply
SHARKS SWEEP THE DUCKS!!!
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:31:45 GMT reply
Sharks win Game 3 with a blowout 8-1 score over Anaheim! They could possibly sweep the series Wednesday night.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 05:20:53 GMT reply
Sharks win 3-2 in Anaheim tonight, advancing to 2-0 in Round One playoff series.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:39:47 GMT reply
New ShineALigh7 website now open! http://www.shinealight.org
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:59:53 GMT reply
Paul has been in the NHL almost 15 years and made the playoffs with each team on which he played (Devils, Penguins, Sharks)!

Not to mention he's one classy man

Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 02:06:01 GMT reply
How Paul Martin’s crazy year might actually benefit him in the playoffs: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/10/how-a-re-energized-paul-martin-has-helped-brent-burns-production/
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Sun, 08 Apr 2018 19:07:04 GMT reply
Sharks vs. Ducks playoff schedule released:
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Sun, 08 Apr 2018 16:46:59 GMT reply
Sharks vs. Ducks in Round 1 playoffs. This should be interesting.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:27:08 GMT reply
SHARKS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS!
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Sun, 01 Apr 2018 02:05:40 GMT reply
Sneak peek of the new ShineALigh7 website launching in the next week. https://www.instagram.com/p/BhAcOXKFk0r/?taken-by=shinealigh7
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 16:31:12 GMT reply
The playoff berth picture as of today:

Let's Go Sharks (and Paulie too)!
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 03:27:47 GMT reply
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Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:07:18 GMT reply
Interesting quote from TheAthletic:
Thornton’s absence has opened the door for other players to speak up a little more often in the room. According to Martin, Pavelski has “maybe been talking a little bit more,” while “some of the younger guys are, too, coming into bigger roles or filling some of that void.” Martin mentioned Chris Tierney, specifically.
But Martin is also among the most respected players in the dressing room, and the timing of his return from injury problems — and an attempt by both his agent and general manager Doug Wilson to find him another team before the Feb. 26 trade deadline — perhaps couldn’t have been better. Not only was he needed on the ice after Joakim Ryan got hurt nearly two weeks ago before a game in Vancouver, but Martin has been called an “extension of the coaching staff” in the past by DeBoer.
“Getting Paulie back around us a lot more helps,” Pavelski said. “People might not think that, but it helps.”
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 01:32:39 GMT reply
The conversation that changed a Sharks' defenseman's career: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/28/the-conversation-that-changed-a-sharks-defensemans-career/
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 22:51:15 GMT reply
Sharks have won seven games in a row after defeating Calgary 5-1 today!
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:13:40 GMT reply
Paul Martin rewarding Peter DeBoer's faith in NHL return: http://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/sharks/paul-martin-rewarding-peter-deboers-faith-nhl-return
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:10:43 GMT reply
LMAO!
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