San Jose Sharks
Preview/Lines #63: Eklund To Play With Hertl, Sharks Pay Tribute to Bonino
Nick Bonino is gone, and the San Jose Sharks will miss him.
Mario Ferraro, James Reimer, and David Quinn are happy that Bonino is re-joining the playoff race with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but sad to lose him on and off the ice.
Here are some of their thoughts.
James Reimer: Nick’s a great guy, had a lot of fun playing with him for the last two years. I appreciated his work ethic, how hard he played, and how honest he played the game. Off the ice, he’s just a great guy. So, you’re happy for a guy like that to have a chance to win another Cup.
Mario Ferraro: He’s just a great guy both on and off the ice. He carries himself with a high level of professionalism. He has that experience, winning in Pittsburgh. He’s a veteran guy that carries himself well. Respectful, works hard, fun, puts a smile on his face and that’s a big deal. It’s been a big deal for us for the last couple of years: We needed that kind of energy and that kind of leadership. He will be missed for the remainder of the season, for sure.
I’ll miss him. He’s a funny guy. We joke around quite a bit. I know he has a sewerball relationship with a lot of the guys on the team. Warming up, we’ve had our funny giggles and funny laughs. But that’ll be kept between him and I for now.
(SJHN Note: Sewerball is pre-game warm-up soccer)
David Quinn: He and I talked leading into [the St. Louis game about a possible trade]. We knew there was a chance this could happen, teams would call about him. It gives him an opportunity to go to a place he’s very familiar with and the chance to compete for a Stanley Cup.
So very happy for him personally, obviously, you’re gonna miss him personally and professionally, but it’s great opportunity for him.
San Jose Sharks (18-32-12)
William Eklund makes his season debut for the #SJSharks.
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