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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)

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