Why did the San Jose Sharks trade for a third starting goaltender in Kaapo Kahkonen?
Goaltending expert Mike McKenna, now with The Daily Faceoff, joins the San Jose Hockey Now Podcast to share his thoughts.
Before we talk all things San Jose Sharks goaltending, I give an update about Mushu’s injury situation (00:45). Then Nick and I have a spirited debate about Ryan Merkley (3:30). Please keep in mind that we recorded this episode before long-time Sharks GM Doug Wilson stepped down on Thursday!
Now to Mike McKenna: Why did the Kaapo Kahkonen trade catch Mike off-guard (49:00)?
What is McKenna’s opinion about Kahkonen’s ceiling (50:30)?
Why might Kahkonen fit with San Jose Sharks goaltending coach Evgeni Nabokov (52:30)?
McKenna also talks about why the modern goaltending coach has to bring more than just NHL experience to the table (1:01:00).
How concerned should we be about Kahkonen’s less-than-stellar high-danger save % (1:05:00)?
What does McKenna think of James Reimer’s strong season (1:08:30)? What about Adin Hill’s (1:12:45) up-and-down campaign?
Finally, McKenna gives his prediction for which of these three goalies, Kahkonen, Reimer, and Hill, will be on the San Jose Sharks (1:16:00) next year.
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