Why does Ben Gaudreau work out on roller blades?
Gannon Laroque has Luke Prokop’s back.
Why didn’t Ethan Cardwell follow this year’s Draft?
Artem Guryev tells us the importance of Google Translate.
Max McCue’s favorite player is Matthew Tkachuk, while Liam Gilmartin’s model is Tom Wilson.
What’s Theo Jacobsson’s relationship with San Jose scout Niklas Sundstrom?
And what’s Evgenni Kalisnikov’s playing style?
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San Jose Sharks management talked about Ben Gaudreau falling, drafting bigger defensemen, locker room “issues,” and off-season plans in their post-Draft availability:
In other San Jose Sharks news…
Check out Justin Froese’s fantastic breakdown of William Eklund’s strengths and weaknesses. (Hockey Arsenal)
A note on Eklund: He can play in NHL next year if that's what he/#SJSharks want. Per IIHF transfer agreement, 1st rounders can basically choose where they want to play. This doesn't apply to KHL; Russia didn't sign agreement. Should learn more abt Ek's immediate future soon
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) July 25, 2021
On the strength of one pick, Patrick Bacon ranks the San Jose Sharks’ draft class as the best in the league. (Topdown Hockey)
— Lam Vu 🐑🏒 (@LamVu_16) July 25, 2021
Tomas Hertl’s youth hockey camp just enjoyed its fourth year.
Evander Kane is partnering with whiskey maker Harlem Standard:
Alexei Melnichuk is hanging out with some top-notch company:
Around the NHL…
Per source, Coyotes UFA D Niklas Hjalmarsson is retiring. I don't expect a formal announcement or statement from Nik. Those who have covered him or known him know that is not his style.
He was an integral part of 3 Stanley Cups in Chicago and the consummate pro on/off the ice. pic.twitter.com/b3GUVwGWa9
— Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) July 25, 2021
Luke Prokop gets a call from Elton John. (NY Post)
Corey Pronman grades each team’s draft. (The Athletic)
UFA Zach Hyman is headed to Edmonton — but Toronto GM Kyle Dubas isn’t making it easy for Hyman to get an eighth year on his new contract. (HockeyBuzz)
Logan Mailloux has a long journey ahead — it’s difficult to see how the Canadiens have helped him. (The Athletic)
Vancouver will buy out Jake Virtanen. (Daily Hive)
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