“I’m not thinking about what will happen next season, will the Sharks extend me or if they don’t want me there. I’m just going to play my best hockey and help my teammates,” Hertl told NHL.com.
I guess it’s a good sign that Hertl is in Chicago, representing the San Jose Sharks nationally? Hopefully, it’s not for the last time. We’ll see what happens when training camp starts next week.
At San Jose Hockey Now…
The San Jose Sharks lost the first game of the 2021 Rookie Faceoff Tournament 8-4 to the Anaheim Ducks.
Regardless, Jasper Weatherby, who’s in a battle with Scott Reedy, Dylan Gambrell, and Lane Pederson for the fourth-line center role in San Jose, impressed. Here’s a little bit, with some exclusive stats from SPORTLOGiQ, about this competition plus some notes about Tristen Robins and Santeri Hatakka:
Mario Ferraro joins the San Jose Hockey Now Podcast to talk about teammates saying he’s the loudest and smelliest San Jose Sharks player — whether or not Evander Kane is welcome back to the Sharks locker room — his favorite Italian restaurant in the Bay Area — and more:
The Locked On Sharks guys preview the 2021 Rookie Faceoff Tournament:
The Sharks’ national TV schedule has been released:
Evander Kane talks to SportsCenter about gambling allegations and locker room discord:
Around the NHL…
Patrick Kane says he didn’t know in 2010 about the Brad Aldrich sexual assault allegations. (ESPN)
Zdeno Chara has returned to the New York Islanders:
Is Evgenii Dadonov the answer to the Vegas Golden Knights’ power play woes?
“It’s just hockey” to Florida Panthers super rookie Spencer Knight.
Connor McDavid asks for consistency from NHL referees. (The Athletic)
Jett Woo brings growth, culture, and determination to Vancouver Canucks rookie camp.
Dru Krebs of the Washington Capitals talks hockey family, chasing NHL:
In-limbo Jack Eichel will report to the Buffalo Sabres’ pre-camp physical. (AP)
Morgan Frost hoping the third time’s the charm in push to make Philadelphia Flyers:
A confident Filip Hallander begins quest to make the Pittsburgh Penguins:
The 2022 NHL Draft will be held on Jul. 7 and 8. (NHL)
Taylor Hall talks about the hole on the Boston Bruins without departed center David Krejci:
Five takeaways from the Detroit Red Wings’ 5-2 loss to St. Louis at Traverse City:
Jesse Montano talks Colorado Avalanche impressions from the Rookie Faceoff:
Nathan MacKinnon says he’s not always a health nut and sometimes goes to In-N-Out after games. “I’m a regular guy. I’m not crazy.” pic.twitter.com/PhQEHgCzgF
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) September 16, 2021
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