Is Ryan Merkley’s time with the San Jose Sharks nigh? Erik Fowle thinks so:
From now until the beginning of the regular season, we’re dropping the subscription price for San Jose Hockey Now from $29.99 to $22.99 — get two free months of the best San Jose Sharks coverage around!
Also, I’ve set up a Tip Jar to help fund my travel to and from Sharks road games this year.
In other San Jose Sharks news…
San Jose Sharks’ 2019 second-rounder Artemi Kniazev led all Russian skaters with 19:27 played in a 7-1 WJC pasting of Austria. He also added a goal and an assist. His teammate, 2019 fourth-rounder Yegor Spiridonov, skated 14:27.
2020 seventh-rounder Adam Raska had a tough night in a 7-0 Czech Republic loss to the United States, playing 12:52 and taking two penalties. (IIHF)
An insightful interview with Dr. Peter Hotez on why the NHL season isn’t likely to run smoothly, how the coronavirus is more dangerous in the cold (i.e. an enclosed ice rink), and the inconsistency that permits the Warriors to play at Chase Center but prevents the Sharks from playing at SAP Center. (The Athletic)
There are no San Jose Sharks’ games scheduled to be nationally televised right now, but…
Got clarification from NBC about its exclusive telecast schedule for NHL games on NBC/NBCSN in 2021. There are no nationally televised #SJSharks games on the sked that was announced today, but more games will be added and the Sharks are expected to have some NBCSN appearances.
— Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) December 29, 2020
An appreciation of Dan Boyle:
Dan Boyle was one of the more under appreciated players I think. Another instance where I wish we had more historical pbp data. pic.twitter.com/36IKGkmgKG
— EvolvingWild (@EvolvingWild) December 29, 2020
Around the NHL…
Jonathan Toews is out indefinitely with an undisclosed medical issue. (Chicago Blackhawks)
Jack Roslovic wants to be traded. (Winnipeg Free Press)
10 years ago, “24/7 Road To The NHL’s Winter Classic” debuted on HBO. (The Athletic)
Sheng’s Travel Fund
Help fund Sheng's travel! Every dollar goes to the cost of getting to and from Sharks road games.