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SJHN Daily: Sharks ‘Will Buckle’ on Karlsson, Thornton Coaching in Switzerland?



Credit: HC Davos

Joe Thornton is making the most of his time in Switzerland.

The San Jose Sharks legend, still not officially retired, appears to be coaching in Switzerland at the moment.

For Thornton, whose wife Tabea is Swiss, going to Switzerland is an annual off-season rite. Sometimes, it’s included playing for HC Davos, who he last played before the 2020-21 season.

It’s worth noting that Thornton, who hasn’t suited up professionally since Apr. 2022 with the Florida Panthers, didn’t play for Davos last summer. Best guess is that he isn’t doing so this off-season either.

But as long as he isn’t officially retired or on the San Jose Sharks’ front office payroll a la Patrick Marleau, maybe we’ll see Thornton play again, like we saw last season before Marleau’s jersey retirement ceremony.

Thornton Still Not Talking About His Future

At San Jose Hockey Now…

Nico Sturm joins the San Jose Hockey Now podcast and talks about how the Sharks move on without Erik Karlsson – also, a source says that a third team will be required to move Karlsson.

Three NHL scouts, an executive, and a coach talk about Filip Zadina’s game and upside.

What’s a reasonable Erik Karlsson to Carolina Hurricanes trade?

London Knights scout Billy Sullivan tells Locked On Sharks what San Jose is getting with Quentin Musty and Brandon Svoboda.

Other Sharks News…

Erik Karlsson wins the Victoria Prize.

The San Jose Sharks renew their ECHL affiliation agreement with the Wichita Thunder.

Around the NHL…

The Karlsson trade appears to be at an impasse, but Dan Kingerski thinks the San Jose Sharks will eventually buckle to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Alex Galchenyuk arrested, allegedly threatened to kill a police officer and his family, used a racist slur.

UFA Patrick Kane isn’t signing before the season.

The Vegas Golden Knights promote Joel Ward to assistant coach with the NHL club.

After cancer fight, Owen Brady keeps Florida Panthers camp invite in perspective.

The Philadelphia Flyers buy out Tony DeAngelo.

Stanley Cup winner Bruce Cassidy pushes back on narrative about his firing from the Boston Bruins.

Ex-Detroit Red Wings teammates Dominik Hasek and Slava Fetisov have war of words over Russian war on Ukraine.

Evander Kane, co-founder of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, trades Twitter blows with the HDA:

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