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GOTTA SEE IT: Bordeleau Scores Goal While Sitting on Ice



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LAS VEGAS – Whoa, Thomas Bordeleau!

The top San Jose Sharks prospect flashed his impressive skill in Saturday’s Rookie Faceoff tilt against the Vegas Golden Knights, scoring a goal on his butt and another off a tough angle.

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen this:

On the seat of his pants, Bordeleau (17) basically one-handed an incoming Jake Furlong (61) point shot past Jordan Papirny.

It was no accident.

That’s spectacular hand-eye coordination.

Bordeleau followed that by forklifting a bad-angle far side shot over Papirny’s shoulder.

After two periods, the San Jose Sharks have been rolling at Dollar Loan Center, enjoying a 3-0 lead. Kasper Halttunen has the other goal.

Bordeleau, a 2020 San Jose Sharks second-round pick, is at a contract crossroads.

He will be a 10.2(c) player after this year, which means that he hasn’t accrued enough pro seasons to be an RFA and receive an offer sheet but is still subject to a qualifying offer from San Jose. The Sharks are the only team that can negotiate with Bordeleau, unless they neglect to qualify him by Jun. 25. He’ll be a UFA in that case.

Bordeleau was an AHL All-Star last year in his first full pro campaign. However, there are questions about his defensive commitment.

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Hopefully the Cuda can surround him with some detailed defensive player, mabe Robbins & whatever Vet is most responsible with reasonable offense. The Cuda should task him with the tough defensive draws, it is at the end of the day a development league, and I really believe if he ups his defensive game he can be one of the best 3C’s in the league.


Hertl and pavelski used to be elite 3cs too

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