What’s behind Erik Karlsson’s decline?
SPORTLOGiQ reveals the most concerning areas of Karlsson’s game right now:
Should the Sharks trade back for Fyodor Svechkov? Dylan Griffing of EP Rinkside tells us why Svechkov is an intriguing prospect:
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— The Content Boyz (@LockedOnSharks) June 26, 2021
In other San Jose Sharks news…
Tomas Hertl is in Budapest watching the Czech Republic upset the Netherlands at the Euro 2020:
From his grandpa gifting him a hockey stick to floor hockey at the YMCA, the Long Beach native talks about how his path to the NHL started as a young kid.
Listen to "My Hockey Love Story" now 👉 https://t.co/K59tCBp7Cu
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) June 25, 2021
Around the NHL…
Former 2010 Blackhawks player: “Every guy on the team knew” about the video coach’s alleged sexual assault. (The Athletic)
Ex-Chicago coach confirms Blackhawks management met to discuss this alleged abuse. (TSN)
Then Blackhawks director of player personnel Marc Bergevin says he wasn’t at that meeting though:
“It came out recently. There was a meeting that I’ve heard done in Chicago. I was not part of any meeting and I was not part of any decision based on that. I was not aware of what was going on at the time. You can go on the record with that.”
-MTL GM Marc Bergevin on CHI scandal
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) June 27, 2021
Greg Wyshynski spoke with a bettor who paid $45 for a Canadians to win the Stanley Cup betting slip when they were down 3-1 to Toronto — he’s four wins from turning $45 into $10,000. (ESPN)
What was the world like in 1993 when the Canadiens last won the Cup? (Sportsnet)
Dominique Ducharme, sidelined by a positive COVID-19 test, expects to return to coach the Canadiens by Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final. (Global News)
Joel Armia is in COVID-19 protocol, won’t travel to Tampa Bay. (Eyes on the Prize)
Breaking down the OT goal that sent Montreal to the Stanley Cup Final. (Sportsnet)
The story of the 2021 Stanley Cup semifinals in 73 fun stats. (Sportsnet)
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) June 25, 2021
Maple Leafs hire Ryan Hardy from the Chicago Steel to run their minor league teams. (Pension Plan Puppets)
2021 NHL Draft Rankings: My final list features 90 player profiles with insights powered by @InStat, which was invaluable in building a credible list in this most challenging season. I thank them for their partnership and excellent product. New link: https://t.co/fQ22qzJbt4
— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) June 25, 2021
Our scribe in Vegas, Tom Callahan, laid out the math and the NEED for the Vegas Golden Knights to hit the NHL trade market and go after…Jack Eichel, too.
Philly: Could Philadelphia Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher revisit his interest in Arizona Coyotes’ defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson?
NYI Hockey Now: Islanders fans went old-school and lined up outside the fence at the airport in Farmingdale to greet the team at the airport.
Washington: Top prospect Connor McMichael is on his way. Our newest beat writer, Sammi Silber, featured the next Capitals pivot with a never-before-published one-on-one interview.
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