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Sheng’s Daily: Emond Talks Hayward Tribute Mask, Rinaldo Loses Camp Invite Because He Won’t Get Vaxxed

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My favorite thing about the 2021 Rookie Faceoff Tournament? It’s gotta be prospect Zachary Emond’s mask, a tribute to one of the first San Jose Sharks goalie masks.

Brian Hayward — currently the Ducks’ color commentator — played for the Sharks during their expansion season.

Zachary Emond is clearly well-versed in his goalie history.

“I just like to follow goalie masks, goalie gear, Emond told San Jose Hockey Now. “I was playing for the [Rouyn-Noranda] Huskies so I wanted to do a little bit like Curtis Joseph.

“Coming in with the Sharks, I wanted to keep that same idea of having a head on it. I went for a Shark head and I remembered Hayward’s mask.”

Per mask artist sylabrush, it appears that Emond is now updating his rookie tourney set-up:

It looks like they added some water underneath the Sharks’ head — I like it, but I loved the cleaner, more direct Hayward tribute.

At San Jose Hockey Now…

The rookie tournament is over: Who’s ahead for a spot on San Jose Sharks, Jasper Weatherby or Scott Reedy? Santeri Hatakka or Artemi Kniazev?

Quick Thoughts: Who’s Ahead, Weatherby or Reedy? Hatakka or Kniazev?

What must Ryan Merkley improve defensively? Exclusive stats from SPORTLOGiQ tell us.

Also, Roy Sommer has high praise for William Eklund and which Sharks prospect ruled at TopGolf?

What Must Merkley Improve Defensively? | SJHN+

With San Jose Sharks training camp set to open up tomorrow, we see which players are trending up or down:

Stock Up, Stock Down Heading Into Training Camp

What have the Locked On Sharks guys learned from this weekend’s Sharks’ Rookie Faceoff games?

What We’ve Learned So Far From Rookie Faceoff Tourney

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Corey Pronman liked Danil Gushchin and Ozzy Wiesblatt this weekend. (The Athletic)

Around the NHL…

Zac Rinaldo not welcome at Blue Jackets training camp because he refuses to get vaccinated. (Daily Mail)

Jonathan Drouin is easy to root for in his comeback from anxiety, insomnia. (Sportsnet)

Takeaways from the Colorado Avalanche 7-4 rookie tourney win over the Sharks:

Takeaways from Avs 7-4 win over Sharks, and training camp schedule

Three takeaways from the Vegas Golden Knights prospects’ loss to San Jose:

Three takeaways from Golden Knights prospects’ loss to Sharks

Wade Allison and Kevin Hayes to miss the start of the season for the Philadelphia Flyers:

Flyers Injury Updates: Wade Allison and Kevin Hayes to miss start of season

All Boston Bruins players and staff are fully vaccinated:

All Boston Bruins Players And Staff Are Fully Vaccinated

Seattle TV Man John Forslund talks Kraken–Vancouver Canucks rivalry in a VHN exclusive:

WATCH: Seattle TV Man John Forslund on Kraken – Canucks Rivalry

Here’s the trailer for the first hockey anime “Puraore! Pride of Orange”:

The Detroit Red Wings sign Bobby Ryan to PTO:

Red Wings Sign Veteran Forward Ryan To PTO

Dave Scatchard recalls Zdeno Chara’s wild shot in Chara’s early New York Islanders years:

Isles Alum Dave Scatchard Recalls Zdeno Chara’s Wild Shot During Time on LI

Who’s standing out at Pittsburgh Penguins‘ rookie camp?

Penguins Rookie Camp: Poulin, Legare, Who is ‘Really Close,’ Who Isn’t?

Jaromir Jagr is still scoring goals for Kladno. (Yahoo! Sports)

The Florida Panthers are changing the name of their home arena:

Home of the Florida Panthers now FLA Live Arena

The Washington Capitals released their 2021-22 promotional schedule, which features Tom Wilson bobbleheads:

Washington Capitals Release 2021-22 Promotional Schedule Featuring Wilson Bobbleheads

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