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Sheng’s Daily: Why Andrei Sekera Signing Matters to Sharks

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It’s the calm before the storm at San Jose Hockey Now.

This week promises to be one of the wildest in NHL history, with the 2020 NHL Draft and the beginning of free agency smashed together with the continued uncertainty of when the next regular season will actually start.

SJHN will have complete coverage of all San Jose Sharks events during this momentous week. Subscribe here for more exclusive Sharks content!

But before we get to all that, check out Cathy’s Power Skating. Since 1992, Cathy Andrade has taught power skating in San Jose to all age levels, and for the first time since March, Cathy’s Power Skating hit the ice with students at Solar4America Ice in San Jose:

Cathy’s Power Skating Hits the Ice Again

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In other San Jose Sharks news…

Erik Karlsson, on what American football position he’d play: “I definitely wouldn’t be one of those enforcer guys. I think I would be a pretty good wide receiver. I got good hands, good hand-eye coordination, and I could run pretty fast. I’m not a pretty big guy, so that would be the only position I would be able to go for.”

Around the NHL…

Taylor Hall to the Avs on a short-term deal? (Colorado Hockey Now)

Islanders close to a deal with impending UFA Derick Brassard. (NYI Hockey Now)

Should Penguins chase Michael Grabner? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

What do the Panthers have to offer in a trade? (Florida Hockey Now)

This might not be relevant to the San Jose Sharks if the Devan Dubnyk deal closes, but who are the top-10 UFA goalies? (Sportsnet)

Speaking of, sure-fire Hall of Famer Henrik Lundqvist wants to play next season. (Henrik Lundqvist)

Chicago sent Olli Maatta to Los Angeles for ECHL forward Brad Morrison, retains money too. (LA Kings Insider)

This might be of interest to the San Jose Sharks, who are also looking for a No. 6 defenseman — Dallas re-signed Andrei Sekera to a two-year, $3 million dollar contract. This might set the market for a better bottom-pairing blueliner. (TSN)

Nikolai Khabibulin believes Yaroslav Askarov will be a franchise goalie: “He’s got all the tools.” (TSN)

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Gary To

Good morning Sheng! Do you feel Leafs signing Spezza today to 700k contract 1) create a price point for Marleau and Thornton possible contracts, 2) take the leafs off of possible landing spots for Thornton?

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