Who will make the San Jose Sharks’ training camp roster? Also, how close were the Sharks on recently-signed UFAs Conor Sheary and Mikael Granlund?
Here are highlights from Part 2 of our Douglas Murray interview: He recalls the time he almost fought Joe Thornton in practice, why his fight with John Scott was particularly memorable, and he gets real about the challenges that retired athletes face.
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In other San Jose Sharks news…
The San Jose Sharks will visit Minnesota on Jan. 22 for the Wild’s home opener. (Michael Russo)
Nick Nollenberger catches up with Kurtis Gabriel. (San Jose Barracuda)
Logan Couture is teaming up with San Jose brewery Hapa’s Brewing for LoCo — a Hazy Kveik IPA — part of the proceeds will go to Couture’s All-in for Brain Research fund.
Hockey is back! I have a major announcement regarding my Charity as we all look ahead to 2021. Please check out https://t.co/9yonOHnwvQ for all details. I owe a massive thank you to @jfischersports @HapasBrewing @forkedriverbrew @Nashjewellers @CollinsFW
— Logan Couture (@Logancouture) December 22, 2020
Santeri Hatakka was a first-pairing defenseman and alternate captain in Team Finland’s 3-2 WJC exhibition loss to Team USA. (USA Hockey)
Around the NHL…
The 2020-21 season’s critical dates are announced by the NHL and NHLPA. (NHL)
The NHL reveals their COVID-19 medical protocol: During the regular season, players with positive COVID-19 tests will be announced. Also, coaches will be required to wear a face mask at most times. In addition, there’s a tweak to the offsides rule. (ESPN)
The New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, and Nashville Predators became the first teams to unveil helmet ads. (Sportsnet)
Justin Bourne’s 15 potential 2021 breakout candidates. (Sportsnet)
Sheng’s Travel Fund
Help fund Sheng's travel! Every dollar goes to the cost of getting to and from Sharks road games.