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Subscriber Mailbag: Is Burns Ruining Ferraro? How to Turn Sharks Into Top-10 Team Next Year?



It’s time for the All-Star break, which means it’s time for our first-ever mailbag here at San Jose Hockey Now. It was a subscribers-only event – if you want to ask questions at the next subscribers-only mailbag, check out how here.

Chris Braun asks: Is Brent Burns ruining Mario Ferraro’s game (7:40)?

James R asks: What does Jasper Weatherby need to do to stay in the lineup (14:45)?

A question from our buddies at The Fin Factor: Have Jaycob Megna or Nicolas Meloche made enough of an impression to stay with the San Jose Sharks and allow Radim Simek to be traded (17:00)?

Jaden then asks: Would the Sharks’ offensive woes be fixed with a different coach and should the lack of scoring be on Bob Boughner (22:06)?

Then, Alex asks if the Sharks are currently on pace to be sellers at the trade deadline and would a Jayden Halbgewachs-John Leonard-Scott Reedy third line be possible? Also, would the Sharks’ current third line of Andrew Cogliano-Nick Bonino-Matt Nieto get much in return at the Deadline (27:00)?

Chris Boucher asks: When the Sharks come back from their break what situations would play out for them to be buyers, sellers, or stand pat at the Deadline? If they’re buyers, who are the targets? If they’re sellers, who goes? If they stand pat, what does that mean for Tomas Hertl and Alexander Barabanov’s contract negotiations (34:50)?

Steve Edit asked a similar question too.

Bryce Campbell asks: Is Doug Wilson trying to re-sign Hertl in a bid to keep his job (49:15)?

Scott Galbraith asks: What does the future of San Jose Sharks goaltending look like post-James Reimer (51:13)?

We then venture into the world of fun hypotheticals with Jakub Pudelek’s question: If Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s cap hit disappeared during the off-season, who would you sign or trade for to make the San Jose Sharks a legit playoff team in 2022-2023 (54:50)?

We circle back to another question from Alex, related to Jakub’s: What would be your strategy to make the Sharks a top-10 team next year (1:00:04)?

Eric Pichette asks: Will the Sharks go back to the heritage jerseys (1:05:26)? Or something new?

oldgoalie asks: What’s the current status on Doug Wilson’s health and what skate profile does James Reimer use (1:07:45)?

Alaskan_Ice asks: Sheng, why did you choose to cover hockey and have you covered any other sports (1:12:00)?

We cap things off with a question from Ian Hutcheson: Sheng, what drove you to covering the Sharks and how did you get your start (1:20:54)?

If we missed any subscriber questions, DM Sheng and he’ll answer your question personally. Hope you enjoy!

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