How do the San Jose Sharks suddenly have a top-five prospects pool and top-ranked goaltending? Byron Bader explains:
We are joined by San Jose Sharks prospect Gannon Laroque to talk about his draft process, the Sharks player he is looking forward to meeting, and his golf game:
In other San Jose Sharks news…
— San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) August 9, 2021
We think the feeling of excitement is mutual 😊
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) August 9, 2021
Around the NHL…
33 years ago, Wayne Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings, popularizing hockey in Southern California. This would lead to NHL hockey all over the Sun Belt, including the creation of the San Jose Sharks. I grew up a Kings fan, and in one of my earliest articles, wrote about what that day meant to me. (The Hockey Writers)
Initial hang-up was MIN was only interested in a 7 or 8-year deal for the Calder Trophy winner. That’s not the case. Bunch of options in term.
But the Kaprizov camp contends there has been no offer made since April.
We’ll see where this goes, two sides remain in communication.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) August 9, 2021
The Rangers have agreed to a historic contract with Igor Shesterkin. (NY Post)
Who are the top prospects of the 2022 NHL Draft? Here are the standouts from the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. (The Athletic)
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