Byron Bader has released his latest ranking of projected NHL potential of San Jose Sharks prospects and Michael Fisher sits in one of the top spots.
— JD Young (Content Boi) (@MyFryHole) July 18, 2022
Fisher was drafted in the third round of the 2022 NHL Draft, 76th overall. Bader’s model has him projected behind only Ryan Merkley and William Eklund in terms of star potential at the NHL level. Bader has the Sharks as his 13th-ranked NHL prospects pool.
13. San Jose Sharks
The Sharks system has lots of potential NHL pieces but outside of Merkley and Eklund (who hasn't popped yet like I would have expected), it needs some substantial star pieces. The rebuild is a long way from being done.
— Byron Bader (@ByronMBader) July 19, 2022
For a more detailed explanation of Bader’s model, San Jose Hockey Now spoke with Bader last off-season:
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IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…
Mike Grier makes history with the San Jose Sharks organization. (The African American Athlete)
Sharks pay tribute to Bryan Marchment, Ryan Merkley and Mitchell Russell speak on his impact. (Mercury News)
We on TikTok now.https://t.co/GKRR37lrr8
— San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) July 19, 2022
San Jose Sharks development camp was a success all around. (NHL)
#SJSharks prospects scrimmage leaders:
Points (4: Eklund, Lund)
Goals (3: Lund)
Shots (9: Bordeleau)
+/- (4: Robins)
Saves (Mann 20/20, Gaudreau 15/18)
Shout out to @SanJoseSharksPR for tracking and sharing!
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) July 18, 2022
New Sharks center Nico Sturm said he has a torn UCL in his elbow, which is why he missed time during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. No surgery needed. He's started his prep for next season.
According to a quick twitter search, the guy who hit him on the play was … Matt Benning.
— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) July 18, 2022
Based on current 20-man projected rosters these are the oldest teams in the NHL (using average age).
1. Pittsburgh – 30.0
2. Washington – 29.7
3. Tampa Bay – 29.1
4. St. Louis – 28.8
5. NY Islanders – 28.6
6. Toronto – 28.1
7. Vegas – 28.0
8. Dallas – 27.7
9. San Jose – 27.6
— CapFriendly Depth Charts (@CF_DepthCharts) July 19, 2022
AROUND THE NHL…
Hockey Canada used registration funds to settle sexual assault claims. (The Globe and Mail)
How the Seattle Kraken’s cap space could help the Montreal Canadiens. (The Hockey Writers)
Conor Geekie signed his ELC with the Arizona Coyotes. (NHL)
There’s a new San Jose Sharks player on this list of 10 European free agents just signed to teams who are looking to make an immediate impact. (The Hockey News)
Eddie Olczyk leaves Chicago Blackhawks broadcast team, set to join the Seattle Kraken. (Chicago Sun-Times)
How the Columbus Blue Jackets are becoming the team to model an organization after. (The Hockey Writers)
“The Canadiens want me to prepare well for the next season and not risk an injury. They told me I could make the decision but they don’t want me to go. I’m still thinking about it, but I’ll accept what they say.”
— Matej Deraj (@MatoDeraj) July 19, 2022
Congratulations to Andrej Sekera on 842 career NHL games — enjoy all that retirement has to offer! 👏 pic.twitter.com/LP3jGOWXRi
— NHL (@NHL) July 19, 2022
Goalie depth woes no more for the Pittsburgh Penguins:
The Calgary Flames elect for salary arbitration with Matthew Tkachuk:
Nick Cousins signs with the Florida Panthers, finds some much-needed stability moving forward:
Boston Bruins forward Pavel Zacha files for salary arbitration:
New York Islanders defenseman Alexander Romanov confirmed to be out of Russia:
Is the Nazem Kadri free agent situation becoming a drain for the Colorado Avalanche?
The Vegas Golden Knights continue to add depth pieces:
What the road ahead looks like for Washington Captials prospect Ivan Miroshnichenko:
John Tortorella’s message to frustrated Philadelphia Flyers fans:
Detroit Red Wings prospects know how it feels to win:
What are the Vancouver Canucks planning for Michael DiPietro?
The Montreal Canadiens sign goaltender Samuel Montembeault to extension:
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