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Sheng’s Daily: Why the Joel Edmundson Trade Makes Sense

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Yesterday at San Jose Hockey Now, Aftonbladet’s Per Bjurman and I speculated about the possibility of Henrik Lundqvist, if he’s bought out, signing with the San Jose Sharks. Under some conditions, it actually makes some sense:

Speculation: Per Bjurman on Henrik Lundqvist to the Sharks

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Missed this last week, but Corey Pronman asked 25 scouts, “Which scout do you have the most respect for?” San Jose’s Tim Burke is one of three who received multiple votes, along with Toronto’s Wes Clark and Tampa Bay’s Al Murray. (The Athletic)

Around the NHL…

Montreal’s acquisition of impending UFA Joel Edmundson’s exclusive negotiating rights for a fifth-round draft pick caused some consternation around the hockey world yesterday. It seemed like a high price to pay for a No. 4-6 defenseman’s rights.

But it’s the debut of a refreshed CBA this off-season. And one of the key differences in this new CBA is the disappearance of the UFA negotiating window. Previously, every team in the league had a chance to negotiate with pending UFAs in the week before July 1st. It was easy to put in offers because nothing was officially signed until July 1st, so there wasn’t as much need for exclusivity.

Now, there are no negotiations allowed with impending UFAs until the beginning of free agency — unless they’re your own UFAs — so naturally, there’s a higher premium on exclusive negotiating rights.

This helps explain why the rights for a solid but unremarkable defender like Edmundson could command a draft pick.

There’s precedent for this too. The UFA negotiating window was instituted in 2014 — before that, trading for exclusive negotiating rights was far more in vogue.

By the way, this is already the second time in this nascent off-season that Montreal has exercised the philosophy of if you want something, just go get it, even if the cost is more than others expect. Last week’s acquisition of expensive back-up goalie Jake Allen for essentially a third-round pick was another example of GM Marc Bergevin’s aggressiveness.

What does the Nick Bjugstad trade mean for Pittsburgh? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Lou Lamoriello wins GM of the Year. (NYI Hockey Now)

It’s a fresh start for former Panther Bjugstad. (Florida Hockey Now)

Travis Yost on Shea Theodore and Miro Heiskanen dominating this post-season. Ironically enough for San Jose Sharks fans, both blueliners were rumored to be primary Ottawa targets during the 2017-18 Erik Karlsson derby. (TSN)

Luke Fox says beware of the four teams with extra first-round picks next month. (Sportsnet)

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Sheng’s Daily: Sharks Will Get Longer Training Camp Before 2020-21

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Last training camp, there were hopes that San Jose Sharks prospect Ivan Chekhovich could help the big club. It didn’t work out — and now Chekhovich won’t even appear at the next Sharks training camp, whenever that is.

BREAKING: Ivan Chekhovich Will Play in KHL for ENTIRE Season

The Locked On Sharks boys continue reminiscing about Joe Thornton:

Saying Goodbye to Joe Thornton

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Per Pierre LeBrun, the San Jose Sharks and the other teams that missed the 24-yeam playoff will get a longer training camp to prepare for the 2020-21 season. (The Athletic)

Around the NHL…

Mitch Marner reveals what Patrick Marleau texted he and Auston Matthews about Joe Thornton. (CBC)

Chicago admits they’re re-building — and GM Stan Bowman is shockingly transparent about every move they’ve made recently in a terrific interview with Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers. (The Athletic)

Brian Burke on Lou Lamoriello’s rules in an excerpt from his new book. (Sportsnet)

Tom’s Take: Doc Emrick Retires

Islanders TV Voice Brendan Burke Recalls Memories with Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick

Crosby Rookie Card Going for $119,000; Sid’s History in Cards

Book excerpt: The night Patrick Roy smashed up Bob Hartley’s office

BHN Roster Projection: An Early Look at Boston Bruins Opening Night

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Sheng’s Daily: Next Offseason Will Be Just As Tough on Free Agents

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“In October 2019, the San Jose Sharks had, by my count, 10 NHL-proven forwards…

“The 2019-20 Sharks finished last in the Western Conference.

“One year later, San Jose has…wait for it…10 NHL-proven forwards…”

A critical look at what Doug Wilson is doing up front with the San Jose Sharks:

What’s Doug Wilson Doing with Sharks Forwards?

Also, the Locked on Sharks boys reminisce about Joe Thornton:

Let’s Get Sad About Joe Thornton Leaving San Jose

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Speaking of Patrick Marleau, Thornton told Tim and Sid how his long-time San Jose Sharks teammate sold him on Toronto. (Sportsnet)

Around the NHL…

The IIHF revealed the 2021 World Junior Championship schedule. They’re hoping to start play on Christmas. (IIHF)

Pierre LeBrun made an excellent point, essentially, the next off-season will also be really tough on free agents because of how a shortened season and a limited audience will affect hockey-related revenue. Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Gabriel Landeskog, and Dougie Hamilton are among the more intriguing UFAs next off-season. (The Athletic)

An Ode To ‘Doc’ Emrick Upon His Retirement

The Matt Grzelcyk Gamble is a Key One for the Boston Bruins | BHN+

Anders Lee Looks Back While Waiting for What’s Ahead with Islanders

Dater’s Daily: Tyson Jost needs one more good chance

Keegan Kolesar Signs 2-Year Deal with VGK

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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 — 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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