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Sheng’s Daily: The Results Are In

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“Women weaken legs.”

That’s what fictitious trainer Mickey Goldmill told Rocky Balboa in 1976’s Rocky. Is that so different than what Mike Milbury said last week?

I dove into those waters yesterday at San Jose Hockey Now.

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Sonia Tydingco from NBCSN Bay Area and Sharks Twittermission talks about what goes into producing Twittermission and having fun with co-hosts Brodie Brazil and Curtis Brown. (Teal Town USA)

Just for fun — MUHAHAHAHA — a few days ago, I put this out:

These were the informal results:

People were torn between starting Joe Thornton or Joe Pavelski — and granted, my bit of rabble-rousing didn’t clarify when to judge them — in their primes or now? But most people took Jumbo in his prime and who can argue with the 2006 Hart Trophy winner?

That relegated Pavelski to the bench and Patrick Marleau to worse, which surprised me, because Marleau at his prime was a true two-way game-changer and he played center. Perhaps there was some recency bias?

So for my vote — sorry, Little Joe.

Around the NHL…

Barry Trotz reacts to Todd Reirden’s firing. (NYI Hockey Now)

Five predictions for Pittsburgh’s off-season. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Five takeaways from Boston’s Game One triumph over Tampa Bay. (Boston Hockey Now)

Rob Simpson says goodbye to Toronto and the NHL bubble. (Florida Hockey Now)

Philipp Grubauer is out indefinitely, while Erik Johnson is doubtful for Game Two. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Marc-Andre Fleury spoke after his agent chirped Peter DeBoer. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

But most of all, Vegas loves to chirp its opponents. (The Athletic)

Marc Bergevin’s best opportunity to improve Canadiens is in front of him. (Sportsnet)

Jack Han on flipping the traditional three-forward, two-defensemen setup to a 2F3D. (The Hockey Tactics Newsletter)

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Sheng’s Daily: Has Mitchell Miller “done the work to earn a second chance”?

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At the moment, the San Jose Sharks have just three right-shooting forwards on their NHL roster.

Should they target more?

Sharks Don’t Need Right-Handed Forwards

From Sunday, another push for Nathaniel Mata’s RGV Roller:

The Locked on Sharks guys debate the Sharks’ next alternate captain, among other topics:

Who Will Be Sharks’ Next Alternate Captain?

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Around the NHL…

Mitchell Miller “admitted to bullying [Isaiah Meyer-Crothers,] an African American classmate with developmental disabilities” but was still the Arizona Coyotes’ first pick of the 2020 NHL Draft. (Arizona Republic)

However, former NHL goalie Ben Scrivens doesn’t think Miller “had done the work to earn a second chance.” Highly recommend his thoughtful thread. (Ben Scrivens)

San Jose Sharks star Evander Kane echoed Akim Aliu’s thoughts on the matter:

James Mirtle breaks down how much all 31 teams have left to spend — the San Jose Sharks are actually sitting pretty compared to the rest of the league. (The Athletic)

Edmonton sports legend Joey Moss, most famous for being the Oilers locker room attendant during the Gretzky Era, has passed away. (Oilersnation)

Ex-San Jose Sharks center Chris Tierney has agreed to a two-year, $7 million dollar deal with Ottawa. (Ottawa Sun)

Eight RFAs who could be offer-sheeted this off-season. (Sportsnet)

Racism kept Herb Carnegie out of the NHL, but his grandson is fighting to get him into the Hockey Hall of Fame. (Sportsnet)

Fantastic work by Jack Han, on how Bryce Salvador thought his way to a 15-year NHL career. (The Hockey Tactics Newsletter)

What Will Mat Barzal’s Next Contract Look Like? | NYHN+

Trevor Daley Retires, Becomes Penguins Hockey Ops Advisor

Who Joins the Vegas Golden Knights in a Pandemic Division?

Book excerpt: Peter Forsberg, Mr. Cool

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Sheng’s Daily: McKeen’s Hockey Says Sharks Draft Full of “Considerable Ceilings”

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McAllen is one of the hottest places in Texas.

But that’s not stopping San Jose Sharks fan Nathaniel Mata and his non-profit RGV Roller from bringing hockey to this Texas border town:

Sharks Fan Spreading Hockey Gospel to Texas Border Town

Also, the National Hockey Now writers got together to predict where the best remaining UFAs are going. Where will Mike Hoffman, Anthony Duclair, Travis Hamonic, Sami Vatanen, Andreas Athanasiou, and Zdeno Chara land?

How about Athanasiou to the San Jose Sharks?

National Hockey Now’s Free Agent Predictions

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Ryan Wagman of McKeen’s Hockey gave San Jose’s draft a sterling review. He told SJHN: “I really liked their picks through Coe. Great upsides, reasonable floors. I would have targeted different players with their four seventh-rounders, but I get the picks. Nothing stupid.” Read more here!

Around the NHL…

Just before his arbitration hearing, the Sabres sign Sam Reinhart to one-year contract worth $5.2 million. (The Buffalo News)

What’s wrong with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl? (The Hockey Tactics Newsletter)

The Case for the New York Islanders to Sign Anthony Duclair

Haggerty: Is a return to Sinden era good for the Boston Bruins?

Full Circle: Chase Priskie returns to Florida Panthers ‘Learn to Play’ — this time as a Panther

League Sources Believe Penguins Could Add More

Ash’s Film Room: 118th overall selection, Colby Ambrosio

This Date in Vegas Golden Knights History: Dansk Records First Win

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