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Former San Jose Sharks Chief Scout Ray Payne was there for the 1997 NHL Draft.

He revealed who was third on San Jose’s draft list — Thornton was first, Marleau was second — and other stories from the 1997 Draft, like what was the sophomoric nickname that the scouts gave Marleau? What prank was Thornton a master of? And why did Olli Jokinen drop down San Jose’s draft list?

If Not Thornton or Marleau, Who Would Sharks Have Picked in 1997 Draft?

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Around the NHL…

There’s a new player in town…welcome Tom Callahan & Vegas Hockey Now! (Vegas Hockey Now)

New VHN EiC Tom Callahan was Nashville’s radio play-by-play announcer during five years of the Barry Trotz era and talks about why the New York Islanders can still win the Eastern Conference Finals in this guest post for NYI Hockey Now. (NYI Hockey Now)

Teams are burning up Boston’s phones about Torey Krug’s rights. (Boston Hockey Now)

Adrian Dater recalls when the New York Rangers signed free agent Joe Sakic to an offer sheet. (Colorado Hockey Now)

On the death of Kim Cannon, who helped both Jon Cooper and Patrick Maroon reach the NHL. (The Hockey News)

If Shea Theodore is so good, how come the Golden Knights don’t score more when he’s on the ice? (JFresh’s Newsletter)

How Dallas makes the most of their rush opportunities. (The Hockey Tactics Newsletter)

Did a Dallas Stars player direct a racial slur at Ryan Reaves? (Stephen Whyno)

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