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Sheng’s Daily: Dubas & Keefe Want Thornton in Toronto

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Jan Rutta, Yannick Weber, Trevor Daley, Madison Bowey, Korbinian Holzer, Deryk Engelland, Tim Heed, Michael Stone, Slater Koekkoek, Cody Goloubef, or Christian Folin?

It’s not exactly a murderer’s row of defensemen that the San Jose Sharks might be looking at for a bottom-pairing UFA blueliner. But let’s focus on how these guys can help you win games — I talked to three scouts who shared their perspectives:

Scouts Have Consensus Choice on Best Bottom-Pairing D for Sharks

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In other San Jose Sharks news…

The Joe Thornton to Toronto rumors continue to heat up. Two days ago, it was reported that Maple Leafs players were involved — now, it’s GM Kyle Dubas and head coach Sheldon Keefe. (Pierre LeBrun)

New Leafs goalie Aaron Dell told TSN, of Thornton: “He kind of demands the attention in the room.”

Jonathan Dahlen suffered a concussion earlier this week — he’s missed one game and counting. (Timra IK)

An anonymous executive also thinks that the San Jose Sharks and Kevin Labanc had a “deal in the drawer.” (The Athletic)

Around the NHL…

Ex-San Jose Sharks draft pick Rourke Chartier has signed with the Toronto Marlies. Chartier is on the comeback trail after three concussions in three years with the San Jose Barracuda:

A day after negotiations broke down, Brendan Gallagher signed a six-year, $39 million dollar extension with Montreal. (Sportsnet)

Ex-San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer, among others, remember Justin Williams’s illustrious career. (CaliSports News)

Vegas’ Second Line Center Could Come From Within

Neely: No ‘Restrictions On Hockey-Related Spending’ For Boston Bruins

Analysis: The Argument FOR the Penguins Free Agent Signings

The numbers game: New Florida Panthers get their digits

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Alicia

Going to Toronto worked so well for Patty.

Gary To

Hi Sheng, any idea where we can stream these games from Switzerland? Thanks

Nick H.

Really happy for Rourke Chartier. I always thought he had some potential and felt awful for him that he had to step away from the game. Was really glad to read about him on this site awhile back!

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Sheng’s Daily: Dubas on Why He Wanted Thornton in Toronto

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Joe Thornton talked on Sunday and San Jose Hockey Now was there.

Joe Thornton Lost the Faith β€” Doug Wilson Hasn’t

Joe Thornton: “I need to win a Stanley Cup.”

Joe Thornton as a Shark: A Hockey Card History

Last week was also the 102nd anniversary of Hamby Shore’s death. Here’s why it matters:

Remembering Hamby Shore

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Thornton does plan on moving his family back to the Bay Area whenever he retires. (Kevin Kurz)

Kyle Dubas on why he’s bringing Thornton to Toronto. (TSN)

Around the NHL…

NHL agents debate the pros and cons of the UFA interview period. (The Athletic)

The Jets are at a crossroads with Patrick Laine. (Sportsnet)

“Adapt or die”: Scouting has been turned on its head for 2021 NHL Draft. (TheScore)

Brian Burke tells some great stories about his worst draft interview (Nail Yakupov) and best bidding war story. (Sportsnet)

Sunday notes: If NHL bubble hockey schedule returns, Colorado Avalanche is potential host team

Why the Ceci Signing was Necessary for the Penguins

Sweeney Says Bruins ‘Waiting for Chara to Initiate…’

If the Florida Panthers are done dealing, here’s how they could line up in 2020-21

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Sheng’s Daily: Joe Thornton Tribute Edition

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It’s the end of an era for San Jose Sharks hockey.

Jum-NOOOO: Joe Thornton Leaves Sharks, Signs with Maple Leafs

It felt like the entire team went online to pay tribute to Joe Thornton:

Karlsson & Kane Already Plotting Thornton’s Return to San Jose?

Toronto got itself a Jumbo-sized bargain:

On Locked On Sharks, they set expectations for the 2020-21 San Jose Sharks:

Setting Expectations for Sharks

In other San Jose Sharks news…

There was other San Jose Sharks news, really. First-round pick Ozzy Wiesblatt signed an entry-level deal:

Dear NHL.com, his name is Ozzy Wiesblatt:

But it was all about Jumbo yesterday: Locked on Sharks co-host Kyle Demetrius penned this heartfelt tribute.

Meanwhile, these were Curtis Pashelka’s thoughts about Thornton’s Top-10 moments in San Jose. (The Mercury News)

Before it was made official, Patrick Marleau was on Sportsnet, and mentioned that he and Thornton had talked about teaming up in Toronto in the summer of 2017. (Sportsnet)

Around the NHL…

Joe Thornton is already making history with his new team:

Not to be outdone, National Hockey Now made its own big-time free agent signing yesterday:

Haggs is ‘back’ as lead Boston Bruins reporter at BHN

Could Vegas Make Room for Patrik Laine?

Can the Florida Panthers afford Mike Hoffman even for one season?

Comparing New Penguins Lines and Odds to Capitals, Flyers

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Thornton Hasn’t Closed Door to Sharks: “I can still go back there.”

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Joe Thornton has signed…with HC Davos?

Joe Thornton Has Signed with…HC Davos

Trevor Redden, the voice of the Prince Albert Raiders, tells the Locked on Sharks guys all about San Jose Sharks first-round pick Ozzy Wiesblatt:

Prince Albert Raiders’ Trevor Redden Tells Us All About Ozzy Wiesblatt

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Thornton tells Tages-Anzeiger, a Swiss German-language newspaper, that he hasn’t ruled out a return to the San Jose Sharks: “I can still go back there, it’s all open.” He says he hopes to say more about his future in a few days. (Tages Anzeiger)

Around the NHL…

Former San Jose Sharks playoff hero Barclay Goodrow talks with John Scott. (Dropping the Gloves)

What does the Evgenii Dadonov signing mean for the Senators? (The Athletic)

Patrik Laine trade rumors are heating up, an All-Canadian divsion, and where will Zdeno Chara sign? (TSN)

‘Zdeno Chara In Another Sweater?’ It Could Happen

Nathan MacKinnon tips off anticipated Avs/Nordiques third jersey colors

Foley Wants Fans in Stands for VGK

Evgenii Dadonov leaves Panthers, signs with Ottawa Senators

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