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Sheng’s Daily: Is Erik Karlsson Still Elite?



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Three weeks ago, San Jose Hockey Now broke that the San Jose Sharks were chatting with UFA Conor Sheary.

I’ve circled back for a Sheary update and have learned that the Sharks have also talked to Erik Haula:

Sharks Have Talked to Erik Haula, Conor Sheary Update

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We also had a fun talk with North Bay Battalion assistant coach and former San Jose Sharks blueliner Bill Houlder about Brandon Coe’s “dominant” ceiling and why Houlder chose the Sharks over the Rangers in free agency in the summer of 1997.

This is Part 1 of a two-part chat — Part 2 is coming later today:

Bill Houlder on Brandon Coe: “He needs to understand he can be a dominant player.”

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Is Erik Karlsson still elite? Here’s a deep analytical look. (JFresh’s Newsletter)

Around the NHL…

NHLers from Canadian NHL teams talk about a potential all-Canadian division. (TSN)

The NHL is hoping to make a recommendation today to the Board of Governors on what the 2020-21 campaign might look like. (Ottawa Sun)

Cassidy on Boston Bruins’ Rask: ‘Nobody More Excited To Get Back’

Blues GM Doug Armstrong Explains How He Signed Torey Krug

Pressure Mounts for NHL Return Plan

Bettman Teases Modified Hubs, Shortened NHL Season…Maybe

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