“If you’re getting them for the fourth [line], wing or center, okay, not bad. But if you’re getting them for the third hole, that comes with a rosary.”
Three NHL scouts talk Travis Zajac, Derek Stepan, Derick Brassard, Brandon Sutter, and Derek Ryan. Can any of these centers help the San Jose Sharks?
Who should the San Jose Sharks protect in the expansion draft, Jonathan Dahlén or Dylan Gambrell?
I chatted with Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers about San Jose’s off-season:
In other San Jose Sharks news…
Fredrik Handemark is leaving San Jose for the KHL’s SKA. (SKA)
Rookie of the Year, @NikolaiKnyzhov talks about the sacrifices his parents made that allowed him to play the game he loves.
Listen to "My Hockey Love Story" now 👉https://t.co/3JHszRhYaO
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) June 18, 2021
Around the NHL…
Rod Brind’Amour wins the Jack Adams Award. (NHL)
Congratulations to the best Captain & teammate I ever played with, Rod Brind’Amour! He can now add this honor to his career. His speech says it all, deflects and does everything in his power to make the people beside him better. It’s the core quality of a championship person. https://t.co/e5C2SaEyTf
— Bret Hedican (@BretHedican) June 18, 2021
Brind’Amour also signed a three-year extension with the Hurricanes. (The Athletic)
Kevin Fiala’s fiance, Jessica Ljung, speaks out against the online abuse that she’s received.
— Brett Marshall (@B_Marsh92) June 18, 2021
Marc Bergevin, Lou Lamoriello, and Bill Zito are the finalists for the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award. (NHL)
The NHLPA Player Poll is back — but no San Jose Sharks players made the poll. (NHLPA)
The top-12 UFAs this summer. (Sportsnet)
Stephen Johns is skating in Illinois:
Anyone in Chicago wanna skate …. Sayyyyyy Saturday morning? 👀👀
— Stephen Johns (@stjohns28) June 17, 2021
The Blackhawks refused to report the alleged sex abuse of their own players to the police, according to Rick Westhead’s source. (TSN)
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