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Ulvis Brože of Sportacentrs reports that RFA Rudolfs Balcers is seeking a two-year contract from the San Jose Sharks:

Report: Balcers Wants 2-Year Contract

Here’s my full 2021 NHL Awards ballot:

My 2020-21 NHL Awards Ballot

Can Chris Driedger solve the San Jose Sharks’ goaltending problem?

Can Driedger Solve Sharks’ Goaltending Problem?

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Alexei Melnichuk celebrated his 23rd birthday with a teal goaltending-themed cake:

Around the NHL…

The Blackhawks’ investigation into sexual assault allegations raises questions of credibility and transparency. (The Athletic)

The Canadiens must solve Jon Cooper’s match-up game. (Sportsnet)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is off the market, inking an eight-year, $41 million dollar contract. (The Athletic)

Don Granato is the right call right now to coach Buffalo. (Buffalo News)

New York Islanders legends, current players, fans, and more say goodbye to Nassau Coliseum. (ESPN)

ESPN formally announced the majority of its NHL broadcasting team — but what about Gary Thorne? (The Athletic)

Talks are intensifying between the Arizona Coyotes and Hockey Canada head coach Andre Tourigny for the Coyotes’ head coaching vacancy. (TSN)

Can GM Kelly McCrimmon Afford to Stand Pat With the Vegas Golden Knights?

Expansion Draft, Free Agency, Cap Crunch: How Will This Impact the Islanders Offseason?

What to make of Philipp Grubauer and the Avs goaltending situation

Evgeni Malkin Next Contract? League Views Low Value but KHL Leverage

Allen: What the Red Wings Might Have to Give Up to Land Jack Eichel

Florida Panthers add Tuomo Ruutu as new assistant coach

For Capitals, Daniel Sprong Could Be Key Piece Of The Puzzle

BHN Puck Links: NHL Releases Details, Dates For 2021-22 Season

Tuesday Morning Skate: Working on Jones; Bolts strike first

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