Sheng’s Daily: Dubas & Keefe Want Thornton in Toronto
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.”
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)
@GoldenKnights owner Bill Foley dropped several bombshells to @BrianBlessing in an interview today.
– 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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