Chicago Wolves assistant coach Bob Nardella said this of Rocky Thompson, his head coach from 2017-20, a couple weeks ago at San Jose Hockey Now: “He’s strong with his power play philosophies. Lots of different breakouts. Some of the teams we played, not many teams vary with their power play breakouts. But we did. He was very creative with that.”
That piqued my interest: I started watching Wolves games to see what their PP breakouts were like.
A former NHL coach also lent his thoughts for this SJHN+ exclusive.
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In other San Jose Sharks news…
Patrick Marleau discusses his future and chasing Gordie Howe’s record. (The Athletic)
Around the NHL…
It’s time to apologize to Tuukka Rask. (Boston Hockey Now)
Grading Florida’s goalies this year. (Florida Hockey Now)
The questions that the Penguins and their fans need to be asking. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Nazem Kadri is among the Avs who talked to the media on their off-day. (Colorado Hockey Now)
On the line-up changes that clicked for the Isles in Game Five. (NYI Hockey Now)
Katie Strang expresses eloquent outrage at the latest Mike Milbury offense. (The Athletic)
Eric Duhatschek ponders realignment as the best hope for a safe 2020-21 season. (The Athletic)
Kyle Turris out, Philip Tomasino in next year? If you’re wondering as a Sharks fan, Turris has four years and $24 million dollars left on his contract. (On the Forecheck)
Jonathan Marchessault on the obstacles that will likely discourage some players from bringing their families into the bubble. (ESPN)
This is a fun rabbit hole to dive into:
Coaches have long memories https://t.co/YbqF8RXjTI
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 21, 2020
Speaking of fun:
Things just got serious.
The @STLpubLibrary and @VPL chirping each other ahead of tonight's Game 6 is the most wholesome thing you'll see all day. #MyPlayoffsMoment @StLouisBlues vs. @Canucks at 9:45 ET on @NHLonNBCSports and @Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/6CPrMbIgAl
— NHL (@NHL) August 21, 2020
And some unfortunate news:
Kekalainen admitted that Brandon Dubinsky’s wrist injury is a situation where he “most likely can’t play anymore.” #CBJ
— Mark Scheig (@markscheig) August 21, 2020
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