Remember “Benedict Belfour”? The year that Jeff Hackett went 2-30-1?
San Jose Hockey Now took a deep dive into team goaltending history yesterday to unearth some hope for a Martin Jones bounceback campaign.
Today, we have an interview with retired fan favorite Tommy Wingels on tap! Wingels talks about a variety of things, from Black Lives Matters to who’s peas and who’s carrots between he and Tomas Hertl.
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In other San Jose Sharks news…
San Jose Sharks in-arena host Jon Root is moving on. (Twitter)
The tragedy at the Gilroy Garlic Festival was just one year ago. (Twitter)
Elliotte Friedman would look great on a line with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns. (Twitter)
Around the NHL…
Hockey is back! And Dan Kingerski is in Toronto to cover it. Here are Dan’s thoughts on the Penguins-Flyers exhibition tilt. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Ryan Graves talks about his breakout campaign. Adrian Dater is on site in Edmonton to cover the Avs, which means National Hockey Now has 2 of just 5 credentialed American reporters in Canada covering the playoffs. (Colorado Hockey Now)
David Pastrnak says he didn’t do anything wrong when he broke quarantine two weeks ago. (Boston Hockey Now)
Ilya Sorokin joins New York Islanders practice for the first time. (NYI Hockey Now)
George Richards and Tampa Bay Lightning reporter Erik Erlendsson talk Sunshine State hockey. (Florida Hockey Now)
A survivor of Chicago youth hockey coach Tom “Chico” Adrahtas’s alleged sexual abuse speaks out. (The Athletic)
Peter DeBoer is planning to split Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner’s workload before the playoffs to determine his post-season starter. (Sin Bin)
Jack Han on how to analyze defensive breakdowns. (The Hockey Tactics Newsletter)
The good, bad, and ugly of John Chayka’s time in Arizona. (TSN)
How NHL coaches are handling this highly unusual post-season. (theScore)
The APSE, The Associated Press, and the Professional Hockey Writers Association object to the NHL’s restrictive “bubble” policy. (APSE)
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