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How Sharks Have Answered Biggest Camp Questions…So Far



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The San Jose Sharks, three years and running out of the playoffs, naturally have a lot of training camp questions.

Good thing, we’re also getting some answers with a few days of camp and some pre-season action under our belts.

Here are the Sharks’ big questions and how they’re getting answered so far.

Who Plays with Couture?

It was presumed that the top line of Timo Meier-Tomas Hertl-Alexander Barabanov would be kept together, and indeed, that’s what new San Jose Sharks head coach David Quinn has done so far through training camp.

The big question, instead, is who would get to play with second-line center Logan Couture? The veteran pivot didn’t have it easy last year: Except for a productive early-season stint with Meier, Couture’s most common linemates were youngsters Jonathan Dahlen (not qualified), Noah Gregor (eight goals in 63 games), and Rudolfs Balcers (bought out), and penalty-killing specialist Matt Nieto (six goals in 70 games).

Couture badly needed some help, and so far through camp, he’s skated with veteran wingers Oskar Lindblom and Kevin Labanc.

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