The San Jose Sharks will open the 2020-21 season with back-to-back games as the road team against the Arizona Coyotes. Gila River Arena will admit a limited number of fans.
In Part 1 of a fun two-part chat, San Jose Sharks great Douglas Murray reveals the fate of UberTap, the plaque that was made for him when he scored a pre-season hat trick, more behind the secret of his nickname “Crankshaft”, and how much San Jose’s playoff losses hurt.
In other San Jose Sharks news…
Elliotte Friedman, at the 6:30 mark on his podcast, floats the possibility of the Sharks moving temporarily to…Kansas City? Apparently, T-Mobile Center (not to be confused with T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas) is NHL-ready. (Sportsnet)
Thanks @shrxfan89 for pointing this out!
Around the NHL…
Pierre LeBrun clues us in on the signings and cap-clearing moves that are on the way. (The Athletic)
Oscar Klefbom will miss the entire 2020-21 season. (Oilersnation)
Nikita Kucherov receives a hip injection — Tampa Bay could put him on LTIR. (Tampa Bay Times)
Lots of hurdles to overcome before the puck drops on the All-Canadian division. (TSN)
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