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The San Jose Cansecos? The San Jose Bay-o-nets? The San Jose Screaming Squid? The San Jose Technopolitans?

30 years ago, there were sure some interesting entries in the Bay Area NHL expansion franchise’s name-the-team contest.

Before owner George Gund selected the Sharks, what other nicknames were under serious consideration?

Former San Jose Sharks vice president of marketing & broadcasting Matt Levine gives San Jose Hockey Now the scoop.

Around the NHL…

How COVID-19 and consecutive quick playoff exits might prevent Penguins from spending to the cap next year. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Tuukka Rask says it out loud: “It doesn’t really feel like playoff hockey.” (Boston Hockey Now)

The Islanders speak up on Anders Lee’s hit on Nicklas Backstrom. (NYI Hockey Now)

Matt Calvert loves FaceTime. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Jack Han talks to Chase Priskie, a Florida Panthers prospect at a crossroads, about his next step. (The Hockey Tactics Newsletter)

Travis Yost on the crucial chess match between the Canucks and Blues’ top lines. (TSN)

The Canadiens carry on in the playoffs without Claude Julien. (Sportsnet)

P.K. Subban has a new podcast — his first guests are Gary Bettman and Jerry Bruckheimer. (NHL)

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