San Jose Hockey Now reported on Tuesday that Oakland Arena could be a temporary destination for the San Jose Sharks. Yesterday, we checked in on Chase Center and the Cow Palace as possibilities:
The Locked on Sharks guys had a nice chat with San Jose Sharks prospect Tristen Robins. This is Part 1 of a two-parter:
In other San Jose Sharks news…
This is training camp, will the San Jose Sharks also play regular season home games in Arizona? For what it’s worth, the Coyotes play in Phoenix and practice in Scottsdale.
Hearing that if the Sharks are not able to hold training camp in San Jose/Santa Clara County, then somewhere in the Phoenix/Scottsdale AZ area is the likeliest relocation scenario.
(Wilson, Wilson Jr. both have houses there, although that’s certainly not the primary reason).
— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) December 9, 2020
Jake McGrew has been assigned to the Allen Americans. He joins Zach Sawchenko and Joe Garreffa in the ECHL. (ECHL)
Per Forbes, the Sharks lost $14.7 million dollars last year and lost five percent of their overall value in 2019-20. They were the fifth-biggest money loser in the league.
More bad news for the San Jose Sharks: It appears Colorado, Dallas, and St. Louis are joining the division:
Not finalized yet, and still subject to change, but the 2020-21 four-division re-alignment currently looks like this according to sources:
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 9, 2020
Around the NHL…
There has been internal pushback on the NHL’s proposed re-alignment plan. (TSN)
The Senators’ NHL franchise bid started with beers after a pickup game. (Ottawa Sun)
Well-considered thoughts as to why the WJCs should go on despite a rash of COVID-19 cases all around:
Jumping into the conversation about the potential for the WJC being cancelled because ten people out of 350+ have tested positive so far… (I know 17 people have become unavailable for the tournament, but public information says only ten have actually tested positive) (1/?)
— Julie Robenhymer (@JulieRobenhymer) December 9, 2020
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