Everybody knows about John Madden’s playing career, but there’s less known about his coaching experience.
Mark Letestu and Mark Morris tell us about their time playing for and working with the new San Jose Sharks assistant coach:
Did you know Miikka Kiprusoff and Vesa Toskala were the last impact players that the San Jose Sharks drafted from Finland? That was 25 years ago.
There’s reason to believe that’ll change soon:
Finally, JD wonders if Brent Burns is a Hall of Famer?
In other San Jose Sharks news…
Michael Russo, who first reported on the possibility of Devan Dubnyk and Ryan Donato going to the Sharks, says that Dubnyk may be holding things up with his modified no-trade clause. Dubnyk underwent serious family issues this season. (The Athletic)
RFA Antti Suomela is working out with HIFK, is he moving there for good? Or just temporarily? (HIFK)
Around the NHL…
Micah Blake McCurdy on why Zach Aston-Reese deserved Selke consideration. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Ex-NHL scout Scott Masters tells us what really goes on at the draft table. (Colorado Hockey Now)
Are the Bruins shopping Tuukka Rask? (Boston Hockey Now)
Christian Arnold doubts that Semyon Varlamov will be moved. (NYI Hockey Now)
Should Vegas chase Bobby Ryan? (Vegas Hockey Now)
Oscar Klefbom may miss next season because of shoulder surgery. (Edmonton Journal)
Detroit won’t keep Jimmy Howard and will pursue a free agent goalie. (Detroit Free Press)
The NHL questions the Lightning about their less-than-socially-distanced Stanley Cup rally. (TSN)
Travis Yost pens an ode to Henrik Lundqvist. (TSN)
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