Every post-1967 NHL expansion franchise has received the No. 1 pick or at a least a chance at the No. 1 pick before their inaugural season.
Every expansion team except for the San Jose Sharks.
San Jose’s first GM Jack Ferreira talks about the 1991 NHL Draft and the Sharks not even getting a shot at Eric Lindros.
He also reveals a trade that almost happened with a famous Winnipeg Jet.
In other San Jose Sharks news…
The Hockey Hall of Fame announced that the 2020 induction celebration has been postponed until further notice. How long will Doug Wilson have to wait? (Hockey Hall of Fame)
Around the NHL…
J.G. Pageau is clicking with Islanders on and off the ice. (NYI Hockey Now)
More on Dale Tallon’s departure from the Panthers. (Florida Hockey Now)
David Krejci on playing on same line with countryman Ondrej Kase. (Boston Hockey Now)
Adrian Dater’s Avalanche-Coyotes preview. (Colorado Hockey Now)
The New York Rangers have won the Lafreniere Lottery. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Ex-San Jose Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg is now coaching in Sweden — due to his club’s financial challenges, Hedberg asked if he could help finish painting the team’s locker room. (Szymon Szemberg)
Germany wants to join hockey’s elite. (theScore)
Philadelphia’s 2-1-2 forecheck is the key to their success. (The Hockey Tactics Newsletter)
Here’s Corey Pronman’s mock draft. (The Athletic)
John Carlson, Jakub Voracek, Steven Stamkos, and Victor Hedman have not yet been ruled out from playing in their respective Game Ones. (NHL)
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