Episode 208: Sharks Sign Collin Graf, Cooley Bags First Win

Analyzing the Sharks Rebuild and Recent Games: A Look at the Future Prospects

In this episode of The Fin Factor, we dive into the recent games played by the San Jose Sharks and discuss the team's commitment to building a competitive and talented roster. Let's take a look at the highlights and key takeaways from the games, as well as the signing of promising new prospect, Collin Graf.

Recap of the Games

The Sharks had 3 games this past week, and they had some interesting results. Here's a quick recap:

  • Sharks vs. LA Kings: The Sharks lost 2-1 in this game, giving up 2 goals back to back in less than 30 seconds apart. Despite a late push, the Sharks couldn't secure the win.

  • Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues: The Sharks won this game with a 3-2 overtime victory. William Eklund scored a hat trick, including 2 power play goals, showcasing his skills and potential.

  • Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes: The Sharks lost this game 4-2, with an empty net goal making it 5-2. Collin Graf picked up his first NHL point with an assist, showing promise as a playmaker.

New Signing: Collin Graf

Collin Graf, an undrafted player, recently signed with the Sharks after an impressive collegiate career. He brings playmaking skills and a keen eye for passing, making him a valuable addition to the team.

Strength and Conditioning

Graf mentioned that the biggest difference between collegiate hockey and pro hockey is the strength of the players. He emphasized the need to work on his strength and conditioning to compete at the NHL level.

Future Prospects

Graf's signing reflects the Sharks' commitment to developing young talent and building a strong team for the future. With promising players like William Eklund and Henry Thrun, the Sharks are creating a competitive and dynamic roster.

Analyzing the Sharks Rebuild

We also discuss the ongoing rebuild of the Sharks and the team's approach to developing young talent. We analyze the team's strategy and the impact of recent signings and prospects on the future of the franchise.

Upcoming Games

Looking ahead, the Sharks have 4 upcoming games this week. Here's the schedule:

  • Tuesday: Sharks vs. Calgary
  • Thursday: Sharks in Seattle
  • Saturday: Sharks vs. Minnesota
  • Monday: Sharks in Edmonton


The Sharks' recent games and the signing of Collin Graf showcase the team's dedication to building a competitive and talented roster. As the season progresses, fans can look forward to seeing the development of young players and the team's commitment to success. Stay tuned for more updates and analysis on The Fin Factor.

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