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What’s Going On With Labanc?



Kyle and JD track the latest round of cuts for the San Jose Sharks including our beloved John Leonard and Ozzy Wiesblatt heading back to Prince Albert. We then discuss if Kevin Labanc is in trouble (12:15), the fourth-line center battle (15:00), and our enjoyment of the power play lines (17:00). We finish by discussing Jacob Middleton and the defensive pairings (23:00), and what we are listening for in tonight’s game (27:30).

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david barnard

why is this org such a stumbling/bumbling joke? no televised preseason games, really??

Middleton’s definitely not going to recreate the Dilly-Karl magic pairing if that’s what DW/BB are thinking. with only: Karl, Burnsie, and Super Mario being non ??? and the need to play barely NHL quality d-man MEV due to his $7M per contract that’s a disconcerting blueline for the price tag.

JL will be back!

Sheng Peng

I can guarantee you nobody is thinking Middleton is going to recreate Dillon-Karlsson. But it looks like Middleton has inside track on No. 7, esp if Knzyhov is hurt. I would then pencil in Hatakka for the top-six at that point. In an ideal world, Knzyhov is healthy, Hatakka is good enough for bottom-pairing minutes, Simek becomes your swing guy. Of course, Simek’s money as a No. 7 is painful, but I still think he’s got NHL-caliber talent, and that’s who you really want as your spare defender, not a Middleton/Meloche. In fairness to Meloche, he’s been hurt throughout camp,… Read more »

david barnard

rem my misgivings about that Simek extension back in the day? told ya to mark it down;P

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