Does Tomas Hertl want to stay or go? Do the San Jose Sharks even want him back? It sounds like Hertl doesn’t know either way:
A new episode of the San Jose Hockey Now Podcast is live!
We chatted with Christian “Fimpen” Eklund, Swedish TV/YouTube star and Willam’s dad. He shared hilarious stories about the San Jose Sharks star prospect. Also, did you know that Christian once played for Thomas Bordeleau’s grandfather?
Also, Nick and I talked about the Hertl situation and Ivan Chekhovich:
In other San Jose Sharks news…
Matt Nieto tells Justin Voltaggio that he’s made the Special Olympics:
The Rookie Faceoff begins on September 17th in Arizona:
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) September 2, 2021
Around the NHL…
The NHL’s new COVID-19 protocols ramp up restrictions and penalties for unvaccinated players. (ESPN)
I'll have a story coming soon on the NHL COVID-19 protocols for this season on @TheAthletic, but I'm told that it's estimated that now 95% of NHLers are fully vaccinated.
As of Aug. 14, that number was around 85%
— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) September 3, 2021
The Arizona Coyotes submit their bid to build a new arena in Tempe. (Arizona Republic)
The OHL has suspended Logan Mailloux indefinitely — he can apply for reinstatement on or after the new year. (OHL)
What the US needs to fix before the 2022 Olympics after losing the World Championships to Canada. (The Athletic)
I guess I should post this stuff on Indeed, but we're moving quickly:
National Hockey Now is hiring beat writers for Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Las Vegas.
Salary. Generous bonuses. Should already live there. Snappy uniforms not included. pic.twitter.com/JtmmFIdPfy
— Dan Kingerski (@TheDanKingerski) September 3, 2021
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