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Sheng’s Daily: A Scout’s Take on Pietrangelo’s Lasting Power

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Kevin Labanc is a top-six forward. And Labanc’s new contract could end up being a bargain.

Here’s my argument for Labanc’s much-panned four-year deal:

An Argument for Kevin Labanc’s New Contract

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Before the NHL Draft, Brandon Coe wrote a letter to his dad, who’s been fighting cancer since 2016:

A great story about San Jose Sharks fan favorite Paul Martin, who’s working toward his degree and is an undergraduate assistant for the Minnesota Gophers men’s ice hockey team.

Around the NHL…

A Scout’s Take on Pietrangelo to Vegas; Schmidt to …?

Taylor Hall won’t be coming to the Avs

Report: Florida Panthers getting Nate Schmidt from Vegas; What about MacKenzie Weegar?

Right-Side Options for Penguins Dwindle, Who is Left?

Islanders Acquire A.J. Greer in Trade with Avs

Key UFA signings yesterday:

  • Taylor Hall signs for one year, $8 million dollars with Buffalo
  • Kyle Clifford signs for two years, $2 million dollars with St. Louis
  • Former San Jose Sharks prospect Danny O’Regan signs for one year, $700K with Vegas
  • Tomas Nosek signs for one year, $1.25 million dollars with Vegas
  • Vladislav Namestnikov signs for two years, $4 million dollars with Detroit

“He played with Mr. Hockey, coached Gretzky and helped shape today’s Calgary Flames, but Tom Webster will be remembered as much for who he was off the ice as what he did on it.” (Sportsnet)

Jonathan Toews and the rest of Chicago’s core players aren’t happy with management’s moves. (The Athletic)

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Sheng’s Daily: A New Look for Sharks

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Curious how the San Jose Sharks might maximize Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns’s talents? How Phil Jackson and the triangle offense can apply to the Sharks? How to use analytics the right way?

San Jose Hockey Now spoke with incoming San Jose associate coach Rocky Thompson about thse things in a wide-ranging interview:

Rocky Thompson: “Leave analytics out of the locker room.”

Also, we talked to USA Hockey National Team Development Program associate coach Nick Fohr about San Jose Sharks second-round pick Thomas Bordeleau.

Fohr shared Bordeleau’s greatest strengths and weaknesses, discussed Sasha Chmelevski’s flawed-but-improving skating, and revealed what Kevin Labanc’s USNTDP teammates gave him a hard time about:

USNTDP coach Nick Fohr on Bordeleau’s Hockey IQ, Chmelevski’s Skating, Labanc’s Confidence

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What a bargain! Calgary signs UFA Josh Leivo to a one-year, $875K contract. (Flames Nation)

Jeremy Colliton tells Chicago vets, about the re-build: “They need to help on this.” (Chicago Tribune)

Which head coaches will receive extensions? (The Athletic)

Haggs And Murph: Will The Boston Bruins Write The Next ‘Rebuild Letter’?

Dater’s Daily: Devon Toews contract situation explained

Matt’s Net-Front Presence: Penguins Should Pursue Veteran Backup for Tristan Jarry

Islanders May Already Have Internal Pieces to Improve

Could Dahlstrom Compete For a Spot on the Blueline?

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Sheng’s Daily: It’s a Trap!

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Conor Sheary, Erik Haula, Mikael Granlund? Which UFAs are the San Jose Sharks talking to?

BREAKING: Sharks Are Talking to Conor Sheary

The Locked on Sharks guys and Sie Morley discuss who San Jose’s 3C will be next year:

Who’s Best Option for Sharks’ Third-Line Center?

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Evander Kane’s 10 travel essentials:

Teal Town USA called B.S. and San Jose Sharks president Jonathan Becher confirmed these purported “reverse retro” jerseys are fakes…too bad!

By the way, the original California Golden Seals-inspired design is from Chris Fortier.

Around the NHL…

The NHL postpones the Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend for the 2020-21 season. (NHL)

That’s cheap: Dmitry Kulikov signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the New Jersey Devils. Another example of how tough the UFA market is right now — The Hockey Code projected Kulikov at $2,991,125 for one season. He was also a top-four defenseman for Winnipeg in 2019-20, albeit not a particularly good top-four defender.

Bruce Cassidy Has Accepted That Zdeno Chara May Not Be Back

BREAKING: Pepsi Center to be renamed Ball Arena

Front office shakeup continues as Eric Joyce leaves Florida Panthers

Winter Classic, ASG Postponed: February Start To Follow?

Future Islanders? Three Bridgeport Sound Tigers to Keep an Eye on | NYHN+

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Sheng’s Daily: Why Do Less Women Work in Sports Radio?

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What do statistical profiles say about the NHL futures of Lean Bergmann, Dillon Hamaliuk, and Alexei Melnichuk?

Erik Fowle fills us in:

Deep Dive into San Jose’s Prospects, Part 6: NHL Regulars?

Also, the Locked on Sharks boys tell us more about Thomas Bordeleau:

Get to Know Thomas Bordeleau

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Rocky Thompson tells Jason Gregor some of his offensive philosophies. How will these ideas apply to the San Jose Sharks? (Oilers Nation)

Around the NHL…

Justin Bourne breaks down how Joe Thornton can help the Maple Leafs. (Sportsnet)

Why do so few women work in sports radio? (The Athletic)

Haggerty: It’s no secret the salary cap situation is hurting the Boston Bruins

Team president says Bill Zito making needed changes to Florida Panthers

2nd Annual PHN’s Penguins GM for a Day Contest!

Video Game Review: NHL 21

Vegas Hockey Now Notebook

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