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Sheng’s Daily: Kevin Labanc on Dale Hawerchuk’s Death



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Winnipeg Jets legend Dale Hawerchuk, 57, passed away yesterday from cancer.

Jim Kyte played with Hawerchuk in Winnipeg for seven seasons.

The former San Jose Sharks defenseman joined San Jose Hockey Now to share stories about his dear friend. We learned why Kyte associates Hall & Oates with Hawerchuk and what important lesson he learned from Hawerchuk’s interactions with the fans.

“Dale scored some amazing goals,” Kyte said. “But I remember him as being one of the nicest guys you’d ever want to meet.”

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Hawerchuk scored the second-to-last hat trick of his career against the San Jose Sharks on Valentine’s Day 1992, scoring three goals, including the game-winner, on Jarmo Myllys. (Hockey Reference)

Kevin Labanc remembered his Barrie Colts coach Hawerchuk. (@Str8ToTheBanc)

Curtis Pashelka asked Labanc about Hawerchuk’s influence on him earlier this year. (@CurtisPashelka)

SAP Center event manager Derek Michelson on helping the local community during COVID-19. (@SanJoseSharks)

Around the NHL…

What’s Cale Makar reading? (Colorado Hockey Now)

Christian Arnold’s insight on why Isles couldn’t close out Caps. (NYI Hockey Now)

What will Jared McCann get in arbitration? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

David Pastrnak has “better” than outside chance of playing in Game Five. (Boston Hockey Now)

How Ryan Reilly, the NHL’s most unique defensive center, torments his opponents. (The Athletic)

Colorado’s one simple trick to create rush chances. (The Hockey Tactics Newsletter)

Joe Smith watches a Lightning playoff win with Dave Andreychuk. (The Athletic)

Hawerchuk is mourned by Wayne Gretzky and the rest of the hockey world. (NHL)

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