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Sheng’s Daily: Evander Kane Blasts NHL’s Response to Jacob Blake

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You said it, Greg.

The morning began with Logan Couture tweeting about an incident Tuesday night. Couture reported that he was punched for expressing public support for the Republican Party and mentioning Donald Trump.

Here’s the full run-down of the San Jose Sharks captain’s day, from original tweet to eventual apology.

Logan Couture Was Punched for Supporting GOP, Mentioning Donald Trump

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Meanwhile, Evander Kane scorched the NHL for their “lack of action and acknowledgement” of the Jacob Blake shooting.

He also spoke earlier in the day to David Amber of Sportsnet:

Around the NHL…

In the afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks decided to protest the Blake shooting by sitting out their scheduled playoff game against the Orlando Magic.

The Bucks players made this strike statement:

Shortly thereafter, the NBA postponed the rest of their day’s contests.

Matt Dumba was among the handful of NHL’ers — along with Kane — to stand in solidarity with their fellow athletes:

Unlike the NBA, MLB, MLS, and WNBA however, every NHL game was played as scheduled yesterday.

Both Dumba and Kane spoke with Sportsnet to express their disappointment with the NHL’s lack of action.

Fellow Hockey Diversity Alliance founder Akim Aliu also chimed in:

Even ex-San Jose Sharks goaltender turned Sportsnet commentator Kelly Hrudey thought the NHL should postpone their games.

So while the NBA contemplated canceling the rest of their playoffs, the beat went on for the NHL.

Per Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now, Zdeno Chara says the Bruins didn’t have enough time to formulate a response similar to the Milwaukee Bucks strike:

Jared Bednar said that no Avs player approached him about skipping the Colorado-Dallas tilt:

Meanwhile, Nazem Kadri, the only Hockey Diversity Alliance member still in the playoffs, noted that it had crossed his mind.

All eyes will be on Flyers-Islanders and Golden Knights-Canucks today.

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Sheng’s Daily: Has Mitchell Miller “done the work to earn a second chance”?

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At the moment, the San Jose Sharks have just three right-shooting forwards on their NHL roster.

Should they target more?

Sharks Don’t Need Right-Handed Forwards

From Sunday, another push for Nathaniel Mata’s RGV Roller:

The Locked on Sharks guys debate the Sharks’ next alternate captain, among other topics:

Who Will Be Sharks’ Next Alternate Captain?

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Around the NHL…

Mitchell Miller “admitted to bullying [Isaiah Meyer-Crothers,] an African American classmate with developmental disabilities” but was still the Arizona Coyotes’ first pick of the 2020 NHL Draft. (Arizona Republic)

However, former NHL goalie Ben Scrivens doesn’t think Miller “had done the work to earn a second chance.” Highly recommend his thoughtful thread. (Ben Scrivens)

San Jose Sharks star Evander Kane echoed Akim Aliu’s thoughts on the matter:

James Mirtle breaks down how much all 31 teams have left to spend — the San Jose Sharks are actually sitting pretty compared to the rest of the league. (The Athletic)

Edmonton sports legend Joey Moss, most famous for being the Oilers locker room attendant during the Gretzky Era, has passed away. (Oilersnation)

Ex-San Jose Sharks center Chris Tierney has agreed to a two-year, $7 million dollar deal with Ottawa. (Ottawa Sun)

Eight RFAs who could be offer-sheeted this off-season. (Sportsnet)

Racism kept Herb Carnegie out of the NHL, but his grandson is fighting to get him into the Hockey Hall of Fame. (Sportsnet)

Fantastic work by Jack Han, on how Bryce Salvador thought his way to a 15-year NHL career. (The Hockey Tactics Newsletter)

What Will Mat Barzal’s Next Contract Look Like? | NYHN+

Trevor Daley Retires, Becomes Penguins Hockey Ops Advisor

Who Joins the Vegas Golden Knights in a Pandemic Division?

Book excerpt: Peter Forsberg, Mr. Cool

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Sheng’s Daily: McKeen’s Hockey Says Sharks Draft Full of “Considerable Ceilings”

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McAllen is one of the hottest places in Texas.

But that’s not stopping San Jose Sharks fan Nathaniel Mata and his non-profit RGV Roller from bringing hockey to this Texas border town:

Sharks Fan Spreading Hockey Gospel to Texas Border Town

Also, the National Hockey Now writers got together to predict where the best remaining UFAs are going. Where will Mike Hoffman, Anthony Duclair, Travis Hamonic, Sami Vatanen, Andreas Athanasiou, and Zdeno Chara land?

How about Athanasiou to the San Jose Sharks?

National Hockey Now’s Free Agent Predictions

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Ryan Wagman of McKeen’s Hockey gave San Jose’s draft a sterling review. He told SJHN: “I really liked their picks through Coe. Great upsides, reasonable floors. I would have targeted different players with their four seventh-rounders, but I get the picks. Nothing stupid.” Read more here!

Around the NHL…

Just before his arbitration hearing, the Sabres sign Sam Reinhart to one-year contract worth $5.2 million. (The Buffalo News)

What’s wrong with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl? (The Hockey Tactics Newsletter)

The Case for the New York Islanders to Sign Anthony Duclair

Haggerty: Is a return to Sinden era good for the Boston Bruins?

Full Circle: Chase Priskie returns to Florida Panthers ‘Learn to Play’ — this time as a Panther

League Sources Believe Penguins Could Add More

Ash’s Film Room: 118th overall selection, Colby Ambrosio

This Date in Vegas Golden Knights History: Dansk Records First Win

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