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Sheng’s Daily Links: Evander Kane for King Clancy



Evander Kane, San Jose Sharks
Credit: Evander Kane

Yesterday at San Jose Hockey Now, we caught up with Dylan Gambrell. It was a fun chat, as Dylan revealed what he has to work on this off-season to take the next step and who the San Jose Sharks’ best golfer is.

It’s a big day today at SJHN, as we share 5 San Jose Sharks goalies who bounced back from bad seasons (are you reading this, Martin Jones?) and dig into what made the Sharks PK click. (Update: The PK story will be coming later this week.)

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In other San Jose Sharks news…

Evander Kane was nominated for the King Clancy Trophy, for the player “who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community.” (San Jose Sharks)

Ryan Reaves wore a “Muffin Man” mask into the bubble. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

Should the Sharks buy out Jones? Are Erik Karlsson and Marc-Edouard Vlasic a good fit? (Locked On Sharks)

Dimitri Filipovic posted a killer Joe Thornton highlight video. (Twitter)

Around the NHL…

What’s a good nickname for the line of Patrick Marleau-Jared McCann-Patric Hornqvist? Dan Kingerski suggests the Big Mac line or the McPatty line. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Three questions facing the Islanders right now. (NYI Hockey Now)

Pastrnak is back, but now Chara is out. (Boston Hockey Now)

Cale Makar is “perfect” right now. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Panthers wish the coronavirus-ravaged Miami Marlins well. (Florida Hockey Now)

Did the Golden Knights lie? An intriguing story that also involves Peter DeBoer. (Sin Bin)

Steven Stamkos practiced fully for the first time since February. (NHL)

Michael Russo brings us inside the Minnesota Wild bubble. (The Athletic)

The NHL announced zero positive COVID-19 tests in final week of Phase 3 camp. (Sportsnet)

However, leave it to Ray Ratto to provide a healthy dose of skepticism. (Twitter)

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Sheng’s Daily Links: Bad Sports Art



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Jonathan Dalhen? Maxim Letunov? Danil Yurtaykin?

You might be surprised that Erik Fowle considered these San Jose Sharks prospects at the end of their ropes as legitimate prospects.

Read Erik’s reasoning here!

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Around the NHL…

Adrian Dater on what it’s like to cover playoff hockey in an empty building. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Dan Kingerski on why Pittsburgh’s future depends on defeating Montreal. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Get to know Chris Dreidger, Sergei Bobrovsky’s back-up. (Florida Hockey Now)

Tuukka Rask eyes a Wednesday return. (Boston Hockey Now)

Islanders enjoying their time together in the bubble. (NYI Hockey Now)

Ryan Reaves, Robin Lehner, Tyler Seguin, and Jason Dickinson take a knee before the Vegas-Dallas game. (ESPN)

Ex-Shark Mike Grier and Bryce Salvador are excited to coach an all-minority youth team at an upcoming hockey tournament. (NHL)

Brenden Dillon and the MSE Foundation have donated 10,000 medical face masks to local first responders and food assistance organizations. (Twitter)

Hockey Hall of Famer Angela James on overcoming adversity. (Sportsnet)

Go to Bad Sports Art for all your sports photography needs! (Sin Bin)

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Sheng’s Daily Links: Defending Jack Johnson



Credit: Dan Kingerski

Yesterday at San Jose Hockey Now, we took a look at 3 key elements that drive the success of the San Jose Sharks’ league-leading penalty kill.

At Peng to the Point, we disagreed with how Brad Marchand defended Tuukka Rask’s Boston Police cap.

Today, Erik Fowle continues his deep dive into the San Jose Sharks’ system, evaluating 7 prospects on their “Last Chance.”

Around the NHL…

Was Jack Johnson to blame for Montreal’s first goal in Game One? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Anthony Beauvillier and Brock Nelson are becoming game-changers. (NYI Hockey Now)

5 Takeaways from Bruins’ 4-1 loss. (Boston Hockey Now)

Rob Simpson on covering games in the hub. (Florida Hockey Now)

Colorado player grades from their 2-1 victory over St. Louis. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Behind Matt Dumba’s decision to kneel on Saturday during the National Anthem, then raise his fist on Sunday during both anthems. (The Athletic)

Auston Matthews, in his post-game press conference, expressed his displeasure with Steve Simmons for outing his positive COVID-19 test. (Twitter)

Changing of the guard in Nashville? Pekka Rinne’s 89-start postseason streak ends. (NHL)

Mark Scheifele’s injury isn’t believed to be long-term. (TSN)

Steven Stamkos won’t play in his round robin opener. (NHL)

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Sheng’s Daily Links: Matt Dumba Takes a Knee



Credit: Sportsnet

What makes the San Jose Sharks penalty kill tick?

Yesterday at San Jose Hockey Now, we started a two-part series that broke down the secrets to their success. Featuring proprietary data from SPORTLOGiQ and revealing video clips, you may never get closer to the league-leading Sharks PK.

Part 2 of this series, which will be subscribers-only, comes out today.

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We also discussed the possibility of Joe Thornton going over to Switzerland this fall to play hockey.

Around the NHL…

Matt Dumba takes a knee. (NHL)

The transcript of Dumba’s speech. (Twitter)

Get to know Matt Dumba — I interviewed him two months ago about growing up Asian in a white sport. (NBC News)

How did New York shut down Aleksander Barkov in Game One? (NYI Hockey Now)

Despite Game One loss, Sidney Crosby carried the Penguins. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Check out Drew Litton’s awesome Colorado Hockey Now cartoon. (Colorado Hockey Now)

George Richards’s Game One takeaways. (Florida Hockey Now)

Brad Marchand is back, but Tuukka Rask is questionable for opening round-robin game. (Boston Hockey Now)

Get Hockey Diversity Alliance apparel, all proceeds go to HDA youth programs. (HDA)

Paul Maurice tells us what he thinks of Matt Tkachuk’s skate riding up on Mark Scheifele’s leg. (Sportsnet)

Patrik Laine left the game too. (Sportsnet)

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