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:
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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.”
Aaron Dell on …
* Stressful free-agency period
* Why Leafs are a good fit; Hakstol relationship
* No. 3 on depth chart, but ready to push for more
* Planning to play a couple rounds with Andersen ⛳️
* Learning from a tough season in SJhttps://t.co/wOryDPTIyO
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) October 15, 2020
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:
🔓 for Leafs/Marlies fans:
"I was never actually fully back to normal."
Rourke Chartier suffered 3 concussions in 3 years in #SJSharks org & kept playing even though he never fully recovered.
He's on his way back, but this time he's doing it right: https://t.co/WojXJkRiKA
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) October 14, 2020
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)
– Feb. 1 start date (maybe) for 2021-22 NHL season
– "48 to 56 games" with up to five games a week
– All-Canadian team division
Details and quotes here: https://t.co/wmcW4TgQKA
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) October 14, 2020
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