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March Madness for hockey is set to start today, and for San Jose Sharks fans, here are the prospects to watch.

Magnus Chrona is the starting netminder for Denver University. This is Chrona’s fourth season with DU, who won the NCAA title last season. Chrona is not yet signed by San Jose, but that could change as soon as DU’s tournament ends. Chrona’s signing rights were acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2021.

Defenseman Henry Thrun will look to avenge last season’s first-round tournament exit for Harvard. Thrun’s signing rights were acquired from the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 28 for a 2024 third-round pick.

Center Alex Young is in his third season at Colgate University. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2020 NHL Draft and has yet to sign his entry-level contract with San Jose. He’s a 2023 Hobey Baker nominee.


Speaking of Chrona, what are scouts saying about the San Jose Sharks goalie prospects?

Erik Karlsson discusses Fabian Zetterlund, Kevin Labanc speaks up for James Reimer.

Karlsson spoke on the rumors surrounding him being a trade target of the Edmonton Oilers.

How does one top 2023 Draft prospect compare to San Jose Sharks prospect Filip Bystedt?


March 30th will be Y2K night at SAP Center.

David Quinn has been named head coach of Team USA for the upcoming IIHF World Championships.

William Eklund left yesterday’s Barracuda game early and didn’t come back.


The Pittsburgh Penguins earned a much-needed win over the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday night.

The NHLPA players’ vote has been released, and to nobody’s surprise, Brad Marchand is not fun to play against.

In the heat of a playoff race, the Florida Panthers fall to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

Ilya Sorokin makes yet another ridiculous save.

The Washington Capitals honored Alex Ovechkin for passing Gordie Howe on the all-time goals list.

The Calgary Flames need wins, and they got a big rebound win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Sidney Crosby was voted the most complete player in the NHL.

Ovechkin reaches 40 goals for an NHL-record 13th time.

The Dallas Stars have become a unit en route to being one of the top teams in the Western Conference.

The QJMHL has banned fighting. What will the impact be?

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