The San Jose Sharks players at the World Championships are set.
On the Sharks’ side though, who isn’t going to Finland for the tournament that begins on May 13 is big news too.
Team Sweden released their roster yesterday and Erik Karlsson is not on it. Two weeks ago in his exit interview, Karlsson appeared to be considering it, his health a question mark though.
San Jose Hockey Now learned that Jonathan Dahlen was asked too, but like some NHL players on expiring contracts, the RFA declined.
There are plenty of Sharks in the water though.
USA has the most significant San Jose Sharks representation with Thomas Bordeleau, Sasha Chmelevski, and Jaycob Megna. Sharks prospect Strauss Mann will be between the pipes.
Tomas Hertl will bring the Sharks star power to Czechia. Radim Simek will be joining Hertl.
Like Hertl, Timo Meier will be a big part of Switzerland’s offense.
Rudolfs Balcers, according to Ulvis Broze, will be an alternate captain for Latvia.
Latvijas izlases kapteinis pasaules čempionātā būs Rodrigo Ābols, asistenti – Rūdolfs Balcers un Artūrs Kulda
— Ulvis Brože (@UlvisBrozhe) May 10, 2022
Noah Gregor will be skating for Canada.
Sharks prospect Joachim Blichfeld will represent Denmark.
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Other San Jose Sharks News…
“Thank you, hockey.
For the lessons. The laughs. The tears. You let me live out my dreams.”
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) May 10, 2022
San Jose Sharks interim GM Joe Will does not shut down Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson trade rumors. (Mercury News)
Burns, 37, shares how he keeps playing at a high level. (The Athletic)
San Jose Jr. Sharks alumni Matthew Ng talks about his first year in the WHL. (Area 51 Sports Network)
As @usahockey begins play at #MensWorlds, we can sense @Thomasbord71's gratitude all the way from Finland. He's finally playing for @TeamUSA again. Here's a quick story on the former @umichhockey and current @SanJoseSharks center, ahead of tomorrow's @NHLNetwork broadcast. pic.twitter.com/n4TP7eTumy
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 12, 2022
Around the NHL…
Ex-San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is thriving at 37 – how does he do it? (The Athletic)
Post-Draft lottery, here’s a Corey Pronman mock draft. (The Athletic)
NHL closing in on seeing its first female coach. (Sportsnet)
Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, and Igor Shesterkin are named Hart Trophy finalists – I think a lot of people are going to get mad about my ballot. (NHL)
Marc-Andre Fleury is passed over again for a big playoff start. (Pioneer Press)
Jacob Trouba doesn’t get disciplined for his high hit on Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby – and Dan isn’t happy about it:
Exclusive: Bruce Boudreau hopes to rejoin Vancouver Canucks next week.
George McPhee reveals Vegas Golden Knights’ Jack Eichel played last six weeks hurt:
Florida Panthers’ Joe Thornton meets Kodak Black:
The Montreal Canadiens are picking first-overall – check out Marco’s latest Draft rankings:
New York Islanders’ Lou Lamoriello talks firing Barry Trotz.
Bruce Cassidy breaks up Boston Bruins’ Perfection Line again.
Nicklas Backstrom says Washington Capitals gave Game Five away.
Ex-Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is in kissing mood after Panthers’ win.
Calgary Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau snubbed for Hart, but showing heart in the playoffs.
In Germany, Detroit Red Wings’ Moritz Seider is kind of a big deal:
Between playoff rounds, Adrian Dater has a Colorado Avalanche mailbag:
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