Doug Wilson, Doug Wilson Jr., and Joe Will held their pre-Draft availability yesterday and San Jose Hockey Now was there with complete coverage.
As usual, Wilson was coy in regards to San Jose Sharks UFAs and RFAs, but he was surprisingly candid about what the Sharks are looking for in a new goalie:
Wilson also spoke up for much-maligned defenseman Erik Karlsson:
Finally, Wilson Jr. told us why he’s excited about this year’s Draft:
Also, JD and Kyle discussed why Devan Dubnyk would be a good fit for San Jose.
In other San Jose Sharks news…
In the morning, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic offered Braden Holtby and James Reimer, along with Dubnyk, as possible goalie targets for the San Jose Sharks.
But in the evening, Elliotte Friedman reported Dubnyk to the Sharks was “picking up steam.”
It’s been rumoured for a few days, but Devan Dubnyk to SJ is picking up steam.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 3, 2020
Later, Darren Dreger characterized trade discussions as “promising, but not done.” LeBrun noted Dubnyk is San Jose’s “top goalie target.”
This could take a few days if it ends up getting done. But he’s San Jose’s top goalie target. Idea is a Jones-Dubnyk tandem next season. https://t.co/40wziYOCqB
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 3, 2020
Erik Fowle, however, would prefer to simply bring Aaron Dell back for cheap.
thanks to @ice_cole_data we can get a decent sense for Dubnyk's impact the last few seasons. If last year was an anomaly and he bounces back, great! If last year was a 33YO falling off a cliff, uhoh pic.twitter.com/qXoqqSOajy
— rooster trick (@FowleBall15) October 3, 2020
Around the NHL…
Is Tuukka Rask a possibility for the Avs? (Colorado Hockey Now)
Why might the Bruins trade Jake DeBrusk? (Boston Hockey Now)
Scott MacDonald explores Evgenii Dadonov’s free agency. (Florida Hockey Now)
Darren Dreger says the ask for Matt Murray is “not exorbitant.” (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Golden Knights unveiled their alternate jerseys. (Vegas Hockey Now)
Salary cap consultant Idriss Bouhmouch has seven thoughts about an unprecedented free agent frenzy. (The Hockey Tactics Newsletter)
Andrew Berkshire makes the case for Tyson Barrie, Dylan DeMelo, and Henrik Lundqvist as this year’s best free agent bargains. (Sportsnet)
The Jets re-signed back-up goaltender Laurent Brossoit for one-year, $1.5 million. This helps set the market for the true back-up goalies this off-season (a la Dell). (TSN)
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