I sat down with @NHL superstar @evanderkane_9 of the @SanJoseSharks to talk about his recent issues off the ice, including accusations of gambling on his own games. This must see interview airs TOMORROW at 1:40pm ET on @SportsCenter on @espn pic.twitter.com/eAyuJZSegd
— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) September 15, 2021
This is a smart PR move from Kane — get in front of the largest audience possible to tell your side.
As I noted on the most recent San Jose Hockey Now Podcast, I expect Kane to be there at San Jose Sharks training camp come next week.
At San Jose Hockey Now…
“He’s got Logan-like instincts.”
That’s Roy Sommer on William Eklund — pretty sure he means Couture and not Wolverine, though both are good comps.
Eklund talked about his quest to make NHL, his new-found love for Chipotle, and his adjustment to smaller ice:
What are the San Jose Sharks’ biggest short-term and long-term needs? The Locked On Sharks guys discuss:
In other San Jose Sharks news…
James Reimer gets a new Sharks mask:
Former San Jose Sharks prospect Vladislav Kotkov has signed with CSKA Moscow in the KHL:
— KHL DIARIES (@vorkywh24) September 14, 2021
Patrick Marleau is 42!
Happy Birthday to my favorite person. 42 looks good on you 😍🥰🥳 pic.twitter.com/OvlgAgAtis
— Christina Marleau (@c_marleau) September 16, 2021
Great to be back in the Sharks media room at Sharks Ice…first time since March 2020.
Mind-blowing: This is the board, still up, from the last time we were here 18 months ago. We requested Jumbo, Kane, Meier & Bergmann pic.twitter.com/uVDGkb0W6r
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) September 16, 2021
Around the NHL…
The NHL is projecting that 98 percent of its players will be fully vaccinated by the start of the season. (Sportsnet)
Former Vegas Golden Knights franchise face Marc-Andre Fleury appears in Blackhawks gear for the first time.
Whole lotta blue: How do we feel about the new Colorado Avalanche road uniforms?
The US Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has rejected a request to suspend Stan Bowman from his position as GM of the US Olympic men’s ice hockey team. (TSN)
Spencer Knight knows he needs to prove himself to the Florida Panthers.
Garnet Hathaway remains one of the most important pieces to the Washington Capitals.
Bruce Garrioch says the Sens have offered Brady Tkachuk an 8 x 8 contract, eight years, $64 million. (Ottawa Sun)
Erik Gustafsson is headed to New York Islanders camp on a PTO.
The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed Givani Smith.
A St. Louis Blues prospect was robbed on Gateway Arch grounds. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Check out Joe Haggerty’s thoughts and observations from Boston Bruins rookie camp.
The top-5 storylines for Pittsburgh Penguins development camp and why they matter.
Maple Leafs, Sabres to play in the 2022 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic in Hamilton on Mar. 13. (NHL)
Here’s your Vancouver Canucks rookie camp cheat sheet — who should you watch?
The Philadelphia Flyers announce their schedule for rookie camp and their rookie games against the Rangers.
RIP Norm MacDonald — the comedian and noted hockey fan talks hockey here:
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