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Sharks Need Bonino to Score, Writing on Wall for Vlasic

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On this week’s episode of the San Jose Hockey Now Podcast, Sheng and Nick Flohr tackle the big San Jose Sharks questions from the past week.

Kevin Labanc (5:00) was demoted (again) — why is he so important to the fortunes of the San Jose Sharks (10:35)? How can Timo Meier’s emergence as a star be a road map for Labanc?

Marc-Edouard Vlasic (18:20) isn’t that far from being benched. Why was Sheng trying to be optimistic about Vlasic during training camp? What shocking usage development on the penalty kill is a mark of where things are going for Vlasic (27:25)?

Nick Bonino (40:30) is struggling to help the San Jose Sharks offensively. Why does that matter? And looking at the last six Stanley Cup finalists, what’s the ideal offensive contribution for a third-line center (46:20)?

Finally, we wrap up with the SPORTLOGiQ Stat of the Week (59:14).

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