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Sheng’s Daily: Off-season Goaltending Market Is Shaping Up

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The Draft is less than a month away!

Yesterday at San Jose Hockey Now, we kicked off our Draft coverage by looking back, instead of ahead.

Ray Payne was a San Jose Sharks amateur scout for the better part of 14 years, from 1990-2004, first as Eastern Scouting Supervisor, then as Chief Scout. Ray Whitney, Sandis Ozolinsh, Mike Rathje, Jeff Friesen, Patrick Marleau, Scott Hannan, Jonathan Cheechoo, and Joe Pavelski were among the Sharks stalwarts that Payne helped select.

Cheechoo, in particular, was a Payne favorite. The 78-year-old scout told us a fun Cheechoo story here:

Jonathan Cheechoo’s Math Lesson

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In other San Jose Sharks news…

Timo Meier would rather ride shotgun than drive, yet his dream car is a Ferrari. (NHLPA)

What position in particular should the Sharks be looking to upgrade this off-season? (Locked On Sharks)

Around the NHL…

Lou Lamoriello was named a finalist for GM of the year, along with Julien BriseBois and Jim Nill. (NYI Hockey Now)

Was GM Joe Sakic snubbed? (Colorado Hockey Now)

What will the Florida Panthers do in free agency? (Florida Hockey Now)

Bruce Cassidy wins the Jack Adams Award. (Boston Hockey Now)

It’s believed Vegas wants to sign Robin Lehner to a long-term extension — this would all but guarantee a Marc-Andre Fleury trade. Also, Chicago appears to have offered Corey Crawford a one-year deal for $3.5 million. Finally, Henrik Lundqvist looks set for a buy-out. The off-season goaltending market is shaping up. (The Athletic)

Brayden Point left Game Two and didn’t come back. (Tampa Bay Times)

On Tom Renney’s journey to Hockey Canada CEO and the challenges of COVID-19. (The Coaches Site)

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Sheng’s Daily: Sharks Will Get Longer Training Camp Before 2020-21

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Last training camp, there were hopes that San Jose Sharks prospect Ivan Chekhovich could help the big club. It didn’t work out — and now Chekhovich won’t even appear at the next Sharks training camp, whenever that is.

BREAKING: Ivan Chekhovich Will Play in KHL for ENTIRE Season

The Locked On Sharks boys continue reminiscing about Joe Thornton:

Saying Goodbye to Joe Thornton

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Per Pierre LeBrun, the San Jose Sharks and the other teams that missed the 24-yeam playoff will get a longer training camp to prepare for the 2020-21 season. (The Athletic)

Around the NHL…

Mitch Marner reveals what Patrick Marleau texted he and Auston Matthews about Joe Thornton. (CBC)

Chicago admits they’re re-building — and GM Stan Bowman is shockingly transparent about every move they’ve made recently in a terrific interview with Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers. (The Athletic)

Brian Burke on Lou Lamoriello’s rules in an excerpt from his new book. (Sportsnet)

Tom’s Take: Doc Emrick Retires

Islanders TV Voice Brendan Burke Recalls Memories with Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick

Crosby Rookie Card Going for $119,000; Sid’s History in Cards

Book excerpt: The night Patrick Roy smashed up Bob Hartley’s office

BHN Roster Projection: An Early Look at Boston Bruins Opening Night

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Sheng’s Daily: Next Offseason Will Be Just As Tough on Free Agents

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“In October 2019, the San Jose Sharks had, by my count, 10 NHL-proven forwards…

“The 2019-20 Sharks finished last in the Western Conference.

“One year later, San Jose has…wait for it…10 NHL-proven forwards…”

A critical look at what Doug Wilson is doing up front with the San Jose Sharks:

What’s Doug Wilson Doing with Sharks Forwards?

Also, the Locked on Sharks boys reminisce about Joe Thornton:

Let’s Get Sad About Joe Thornton Leaving San Jose

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Speaking of Patrick Marleau, Thornton told Tim and Sid how his long-time San Jose Sharks teammate sold him on Toronto. (Sportsnet)

Around the NHL…

The IIHF revealed the 2021 World Junior Championship schedule. They’re hoping to start play on Christmas. (IIHF)

Pierre LeBrun made an excellent point, essentially, the next off-season will also be really tough on free agents because of how a shortened season and a limited audience will affect hockey-related revenue. Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Gabriel Landeskog, and Dougie Hamilton are among the more intriguing UFAs next off-season. (The Athletic)

An Ode To ‘Doc’ Emrick Upon His Retirement

The Matt Grzelcyk Gamble is a Key One for the Boston Bruins | BHN+

Anders Lee Looks Back While Waiting for What’s Ahead with Islanders

Dater’s Daily: Tyson Jost needs one more good chance

Keegan Kolesar Signs 2-Year Deal with VGK

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Sheng’s Daily: Dubas on Why He Wanted Thornton in Toronto

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Joe Thornton talked on Sunday and San Jose Hockey Now was there.

Joe Thornton Lost the Faith — Doug Wilson Hasn’t

Joe Thornton: “I need to win a Stanley Cup.”

Joe Thornton as a Shark: A Hockey Card History

Last week was also the 102nd anniversary of Hamby Shore’s death. Here’s why it matters:

Remembering Hamby Shore

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Thornton does plan on moving his family back to the Bay Area whenever he retires. (Kevin Kurz)

Kyle Dubas on why he’s bringing Thornton to Toronto. (TSN)

Around the NHL…

NHL agents debate the pros and cons of the UFA interview period. (The Athletic)

The Jets are at a crossroads with Patrick Laine. (Sportsnet)

“Adapt or die”: Scouting has been turned on its head for 2021 NHL Draft. (TheScore)

Brian Burke tells some great stories about his worst draft interview (Nail Yakupov) and best bidding war story. (Sportsnet)

Sunday notes: If NHL bubble hockey schedule returns, Colorado Avalanche is potential host team

Why the Ceci Signing was Necessary for the Penguins

Sweeney Says Bruins ‘Waiting for Chara to Initiate…’

If the Florida Panthers are done dealing, here’s how they could line up in 2020-21

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