“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:
Also, the Locked on Sharks boys reminisce about Joe Thornton:
In other San Jose Sharks news…
— HC Torpedo (@torpedonn_eng) October 20, 2020
Oct. 19, 1997 – #SJSharks forward Patrick Marleau scored his first NHL goal as an 18-year-old rookie at PHX.
Marleau's goal made him the second youngest player since World War II to score his first NHL goal.
📸 Getty Images. pic.twitter.com/MQ3U7JprLc
— San Jose Sharks History (@sjsharkshistory) October 19, 2020
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…
After 3,750+ Professional and Olympic hockey games, 100 different verbs used to describe a pass or shot, and 22 Stanley Cup Finals, the legendary Mike "Doc" Emrick has announced his retirement from broadcasting.
— #ThankYouDoc (@NHLonNBCSports) October 19, 2020
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)