Could San Jose Sharks legend Joe Thornton be moving into a management role…in Switzerland?
Thornton, who’s currently training with Swiss league team HC Davos, has reportedly agreed to be the Spengler Cup’s Head of Sports. This has yet to be confirmed by Thornton or Spengler Cup president Marc Gianola though.
It’s believed that Jumbo is still hoping to hook on with an NHL team for his 25th NHL season, and that he will begin the Head of Sports position when his pro playing career is over.
Whatever happens, at least it appears Thornton had some fun seeing former Toronto Maple Leafs teammate Mitch Marner in July!
(H/T Teal Town USA for spotting the Thornton news.)
AT SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…
IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…
Corey Masisak answers all your mailbag questions on goaltending, Grier’s plan, and more. (The Athletic)
Even more mailbag questions answered about San Jose Sharks’ contracts and scoring. (The Athletic)
San Jose Sharks players to keep an eye on under David Quinn. (Fear the Fin)
Are the Sharks a rebound team for David Quinn? (The Hockey Writers)
Get to know what Kyle Hagel and Louis Mass are bringing to the San Jose Barracuda and get a peek at their personalities on and off the ice. (SJ Barracuda)
Tech CU Arena is coming along nicely:
— San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) August 4, 2022
AROUND THE NHL…
"I'm excited for this new chapter and I am committed to this team. I'll give everything I have, on and off the ice."
HUBY IS HERE TO STAY!
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) August 5, 2022
Hockey Canada is undergoing an independent review of its governance structures and systems led by former Supreme Court of Canada justice Thomas Cromwell. (Hockey Canada)
The Calgary Flames (NHL), Calgary Wranglers (AHL), and Calgary Hitmen (WHL) will all be playing out of the Saddledome for the upcoming season.
Per team release, @WHLHitmen will play six games at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex and the remaining 28 games at the Saddledome.
— Ryan Pike (@RyanNPike) August 4, 2022
Toronto Marlies captain Rich Clune announces his retirement, set to join Toronto Maple Leafs development staff. (Toronto Marlies)
The New Jersey Devils avoided arbitration with forward Miles Wood, signing him to a one-year deal. (NHL)
Maple Leafs players facing the most pressure in the upcoming season. (Full Press Hockey)
Why the Pittsburgh Penguins need to sign Tristan Jarry now.
The Boston Bruins sign Brett Harrison to a three-year entry-level contract.
Forward Anton Blidh signs with the Colorado Avalanche:
Can Ryan Lomberg play a bigger role with the Florida Panthers?
Scenarios that could play out to see Nazem Kadri join the New York Islanders:
A look at the Vegas Golden Knights depth at wing:
Philadelphia Flyers prospect Alex Bump named top high school player in the country:
Washington Captials prospect Ivan Miroshnichenko is skating again:
Could Conor Bedard be the next Steve Yzerman, and could he be headed to the Detroit Red Wings?
A look at Vancouver Canucks prospect Jett Woo:
The Calgary Flames re-signed Andrew Mangiapane to a three-year deal:
The Montreal Canadiens hire Billy Ryan and Albie O’Connell to to oversee the organization’s amateur scouting in the US:
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