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Positives, Negatives of Bordeleau’s Play With Sharks



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It’s been a mixed bag for Thomas Bordeleau since the San Jose Sharks recalled him at the end of March.

And that might be kind, considering Bordeleau is an offense-first prospect with just two assists through eight NHL games.

But remember, Bordeleau is just 21, with just 16 NHL games over two seasons to his credit: He still has plenty of time to learn from his struggles.

Let’s look at some of the top San Jose Sharks prospect’s troubles this year — and some of the good that I’m seeing too.


Bordeleau (17) is a good skater, but he’s not that good.

Here’s what I mean:

Bordeleau is trapped by Pierre Luc-Dubois (80) and Kyle Connor (81) along the wall.

“He’s a good skater, very agile,” an NHL scout from outside the San Jose Sharks organization told San Jose Hockey Now.

But he’s not agile enough to escape two forecheckers. The problem here though isn’t so much Bordeleau’s skating, it’s the decision to essentially take on two Jets by himself. He puts himself in a bad place.

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