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In other San Jose Sharks news…
Thomas Bordeleau has made Team USA’s World Junior Championship preliminary roster. (USA Hockey)
Artemi Kniazev has been added to Team Russia’s preliminary WJC roster. (Corey Pronman)
Ivan Chekhovich has been named a KHL Player of the Month:
— KHL (@khl_eng) December 1, 2020
Jasper Weatherby and Jacob Bernard explain why they will kneel for the national anthem at University of North Dakota’s season-opener. (Grand Forks Herald)
SAP Center may soon be located at Santa Clara St. and Barack Obama Blvd. (Mercury News)
Terry Smith, original San Jose Sharks logo designer, chats about some of the other ideas batted around during the expansion process, like the San Jose TigerSharks. (Teal Town USA)
Around the NHL…
Tony Abbott touches on Ryan Donato’s time with the Minnesota Wild. (Zone Coverage)
How should coaches approach social and racial justice issues? (The Coaches Site)
Inside how the Female Coaches Development Program plans to get more women behind the bench. (The Athletic)
Flames assistant GM Chris Snow in “great spirits” after surgery — Snow is suffering from ALS. (TSN)
Statistical oddities that could shape the 2020-21 NHL season. (Sportsnet)
Frustration from NHL ownership is growing. (TSN)
On the flip side, agent Allan Walsh rips the NHL:
There are so many flaws to this, I don’t know where to start. Does the NHL really think it can demand an additional $300M in concessions from players after negotiating the financial terms of the 20-21 season DURING the pandemic 4 months ago? 2/
— Allan Walsh (@walsha) December 2, 2020
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