“If you’re a proponent of putting Burns back at forward, this might be the closest you get.”
How Bob Boughner was using Brent Burns differently…and what that means next year:
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Also, the Locked on Sharks guys talk about Burns…as a tight end? They share their thoughts on the 30th anniversary patch too:
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In the Karjala Cup, Jonathan Dahlen and Yegor Spiridonov faced off this morning. Russia edged Sweden 2-1: Dahlen played 16 minutes and was tied for second on the team with six shot attempts; Spiridonov played 15:55, had one shot attempt, and won two of five faceoffs.
Jimmy Hamrin of McKeen’s Hockey did not have as positive a review of Dahlen’s performance as he did a couple days ago: “Dahlén was okay today. He created chances and had two breakaways and a shootout, but Askarov’s superb talent came out the winner. Dahlén sometimes pushed plays that were not there and he was a bit unlucky with bounces. I thought his [Karjala] debut was a stronger effort in total.”
Jonathan Dahlén var okej men sämre än i debuten. Han skapar men spelar lite stressat med pucken. Har också missflyt, ska sägas. Har två frilägen och en straff där supertalangen Askarov går vinnande. Dahlén fick ej spela i OT. Märkligt sett till hur bra han är i den spelformen.
— Jimmy Hamrin (@jimmyhamrin) November 7, 2020
Spiridonov is playing top-six minutes for an upstart Russia squad that’s won their first two games of the Karjala Cup: They chose to send a full U20 team to a non-U20 tournament and faced a lot of criticism for it. It looks like a good decision.
Marat Khusnutdinov (MIN) 20:55
Vasili Podkolzin (VAN) 20:46
Rodion Amirov (TOR) 20:22
Ilya Safonov 17:35
Maxim Groshev (TBL) 16:41
Yegor Spiridonov (SJS) 15:55
Yegor Chinakhov (CBJ) 15:28
Yegor Afanasyev (NSH) 14:42
Danil Bashkirov 14:13
Arseni Gritsyuk (NJD) 10:58
— Jokke Nevalainen (@JokkeNevalainen) November 7, 2020
Around the NHL…
Bill Daly says January 1st puck drop “remains our objective.” (TSN)
What will it take for fans to be comfortable returning to NHL arenas? (Sportsnet)