Yesterday at San Jose Hockey Now, we caught up with San Jose Sharks prospect Jake McGrew.
McGrew lets us know how he’s recovering from his October 2019 major knee surgery — we also discovered that he and Sasha Chmelevski played together as kids. The San Jose Sharks’ 2017 sixth-round pick shared a hilarious Chmelevski story.
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In other San Jose Sharks news…
Sean McIndoe asks what’s your best (Sharks) sudoku team? “The point of sudoku is that you have to fit all the numbers into the grid without any duplicates along any line. So here’s my hockey version: What’s the best six-man starting lineup you can make for a given team out of players whose jersey numbers combine to use each digit once and only once?”
Here’s my team: 27 (Joonas Donskoi), 19 (Joe Thornton), 8 (Joe Pavelski), 40 (Mike Rathje), 6 (Sandis Ozolinsh), 35 (Evgeni Nabokov). (The Athletic)
The San Jose Sharks finally confirm a slew of European transfers that had previously been reported by SJHN. (San Jose Sharks)
Around the NHL…
Ex-NHL scout Scott Masters breaks down Colorado’s Game Four performance. (Colorado Hockey Now)
Zdeno Chara on possibly retiring: “I’ll be open-minded.” (Boston Hockey Now)
George Richards on Florida’s GM search. (Florida Hockey Now)
What could the Edmonton Oilers offer for Matt Murray? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Joe Pavelski talks about his tough season with Sportsnet.
Curtis Pashelka of The Mercury News noted that Joe Pavelski’s game misconduct last night was only the second of his career. The first, ironically enough, was against the Dallas Stars in 2009. (Hockey Reference)
Elliotte Friedman doesn’t believe there’s any appetite for bubble hockey next year: “[Player and owners] want a path towards attendance and will wait as long as possible to try and see one. I do think one season of regionalized travel is possible, with teams playing back-to-backs in one city. Yes, that could mean a Canadian Division, for one year only.” (Sportsnet)
Curt Fraser, Steve Kasper, and Dusty Imoo sue the Kunlun Red Star for over a million dollars in lost compensation. (ESPN)
Kenny Albert describes day-to-day life in the bubble. (NHL)
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