It was an exciting day in the NHL and at San Jose Hockey Now yesterday!
In the NHL, of course, Seattle finally released their team name. At SJHN, we discussed San Jose’s newest rivals. We also spent a lot of time with ex-Toronto Maple Leafs hockey ops assistant Jack Han, who revealed how he overcame the lack of visible Asian role models in hockey, and in a subscribers-only interview, what Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic need to do to stay elite.
Later today, Swedish hockey expert Uffe Bodin will dish on San Jose prospect Jonathan Dahlen’s decision to stay in Sweden next year.
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In other San Jose Sharks news…
John Scott recalls the issues between Doug Wilson, Todd McLellan, and Joe Thornton in 2014-15. (Teal Town USA)
Chicago Wolves’ reporter Sarah Avampato joined the Locked On Sharks podcast to talk about Rocky Thompson. (Locked On Sharks)
The San Jose Barracuda have re-signed forward Evan Weinger. (San Jose Barracuda)
What do you think of Brian Costello’s San Jose Sharks All-Draft team? Costello’s starting line-up is Patrick Marleau-Logan Couture-Milan Michalek-Marc-Edouard Vlasic-Sandis Ozolinsh-Miikka Kiprusoff. (The Hockey News)
Nick Nollenberger and Joey Goldstein from the San Jose Barracuda get to know Ryan Merkley. (YouTube)
Around the NHL…
Dan Kingerski gives out his Penguins scrimmage grades. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Nathan MacKinnon did not practice. (Colorado Hockey Now)
Connor Clifton hopes to re-gain that 2019 playoff magic. (Boston Hockey Now)
Mark Pysyk talks about switching back between forward and defense. (Florida Hockey Now)
Emily Kaplan delivers the inside story on how Seattle’s NHL team became the Kraken. (ESPN)
Ex-San Jose Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon is feeling “right at home” in Washington. (The Athletic)
“Red Penguins” is Gabe Polsky’s new documentary about the Pittsburgh Penguins ownership group’s stake in the Central Red Army hockey team in the early ’90s. It will be available on digital and on-demand on August 4. (Sports Illustrated)
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