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Yesterday, in another San Jose Hockey Now exclusive, we unveiled complete time on ice stats for the 2019-20 San Jose Barracuda. Thanks to InStat for sharing their tracking data with us!

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Today, we’re scheduled to publish a two-part interview with ex-Toronto Marlies assistant coach Jack Han. Han talked about his path to becoming the first Chinese-Canadian coach to be part of a Calder Cup-winning team; he also evaluated Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s recent struggles.

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In other San Jose Sharks news…

Evander Kane, Connor Carrick, and Jaccob Slavin join the Soul on Ice podcast; Kane talks about the challenges that he’s faced since being drafted. (Soul on Ice)

Has Roy Sommer joined NHL Seattle? (Twitter)

Around the NHL…

Matt Murray is Pittsburgh’s starter, but for how long? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Nathan MacKinnon is optimistic about Cale Makar’s health. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Top Panthers prospects are trying to make an impression at summer camp. (Florida Hockey Now)

David Pastrnak and Ondrej Kase not expected to practice until Bruins arrive in Toronto. (Boston Hockey Now)

Does the NHL have a “Black Quarterback Problem” at center? (Hockey-Graphs)

The NHL is back, but full paychecks for their employees are not. (New York Times)

Oskar strong: Cancer survivor Lindblom signs three-year extension with the Flyers. (The Athletic)

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