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SJHN Daily: Sharks Fans Won’t Have a Lot to Root for in Final

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After what was undoubtedly one of the most fun postseason runs to watch this year, the New York Rangers have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Saturday night. With that, the Cup run of former San Jose Sharks Barclay Goodrow, Justin Braun, and Jonny Brodzinski is over.

For Goodrow, this has been an impressive fourth consecutive trip to the conference finals, having made it in 2019 with the Sharks and again in both 2020 and 2021 where he tasted championship victory with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Unfortunately, the Goodrow will not be a three-peat Stanley Cup champion this season.

This was Braun’s first return to the conference finals round since that same 2019 run with the Sharks that kicked off Goodrow’s streak.

The number of Sharks relations in the playoffs drops to two (the injured Andrew Cogliano/Colorado Avalanche and assistant coach Rob Zettler/Tampa Bay Lightning), but as they are on opposing sides of the next matchup, San Jose fans will see a former Shark lift the Cup.

The Avalanche and Lightning were ranked sixth and eighth respectively on my ten-team Sharks fan playoff rooting guide at the start of this postseason.

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IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…

Corey Masisak answers even more of the questions on everybody’s mind in a Shark mailbag. (The Athletic)

Could the San Jose Sharks move up in the first round of the NHL Draft? (Fear the Fin)

An argument in support of retiring Patrick Marleau’s jersey with the Sharks. (The Hockey Writers)

This summer is an important one for San Jose Sharks defenseman Nikolai Knyzhov. (Fear the Fin)

AROUND THE NHL…

The Shawinigan Cataractes have punched their ticket to the Memorial Cup as the QMJHL Champions. (Sportsnet)

It’s mock draft season and you know Montreal Hockey Now had to get in on the fun. (Montreal Hockey Now)

That’s not all though, our friends over at Montreal Hockey now also did a draft ranking of how they see the top-32 draft-eligible players stand. (Montreal Hockey Now)

What could it cost your team to trade up in the draft? (Montreal Hockey Now)

Nazem Kadri and recent San Jose Sharks forward Andrew Cogliano not ruled out for the Colorado Avalanche against the Tampa Bay Lightning for Game 1. (Sportsnet)

If the Pittsburgh Penguins part ways with Kris Letang, could Tyson Barrie be the one to take his place?

Penguins’ Trade Options if Letang Leaves: Tyson Barrie

What is going on with the Boston Bruins and does anybody know what’s going on?

NHL Source On Boston Bruins: “Are Inmates Are Running The Asylum?”

The Colorado Avalanche head into the Stanley Cup Finals as the favorites to go all the way:

Colorado Avalanche Start Out As Solid Favorites To Win Stanley Cup

The Florida Panthers have fired assistant coaches Ulf Samuelsson and Derek MacKenzie. Could Brunette be next?

Report: Florida Panthers fire two assistants, Brunette’s status unclear

Johnny Boychuk behind the bench for the New York Islanders is an intriguing idea, but could it actually happen?

Could Johnny Boychuk Join Islanders Bench?

Shea Theodore just seems to keep getting better with the Vegas Golden Knights and this season just made it even more obvious.

Shea Theodore Excelled And Had A Career Year With The Golden Knights In 21-22

Could the Philadelphia Flyers move Ivan Provorov or Travis Konecny this summer and, if yes, should they?

Carchidi column: Time for Flyers to deal Ivan Provorov or Travis Konecny

The Washington Capitals are getting the most out of Trevor van Riemsdyk and he’s loving it:

Silber: Trevor Van Riemsdyk Emerging Into X-Factor On Capitals Blue Line

The Detroit Red Wings are catching up to the Boston Bruins, and it could be very noticeable next season:

Detroit Red Wings Could Narrow Gap With Bruins in 2022-23

If the Vancouver Canucks were to trade Jason Dickinson, just what would they be losing?

Canucks Roll Call: What’s Jason Dickinson’s Value?

Another look at the situation in net for the Calgary Flames and if any changes are coming:

Up in Flames: Offseason Look at Goaltending

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