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Some Twists And Turns Possible Regarding The Bankruptcy Filing Of Evander Kane

from Daniel Kaplan and Kevin Kurz of The Athletic,

Evander Kane and the San Jose Sharks have informed federal bankruptcy court that they are considering ending Kane’s contract. The seven-year, $49 million pact, signed in 2018, has $29 million remaining, according to creditor filings.

Kane in January filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, listing debts of $26.8 million and assets of $10.2 million. This move is sure to spark ferocious opposition from creditors, several of whom are banks whose loans to Kane are secured by his contract.

Why would Kane consider negating his lucrative contract? The creditor source said it is unclear, but given the emerging vitriol between the parties, Kane may want to deprive creditors of their main source of financial redress. Athlete bankruptcies are not uncommon, but the harsh friction already evident between Kane and the creditors is.

A similar question is, why would the Sharks, who are not a party to the bankruptcy, sign on to this week’s motion? Could the team see this as a way to get out from under a pricey contract as financial losses mount because of the pandemic?

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Barry Beck Upset With A Few Organizations Regarding The Death Of Mark Pavelich

from Mark Fisher of the New York Post,

Former Rangers captain Barry Beck in a blistering Facebook post said the team and USA hockey were “accountable” for the death of Mark Pavelich because they did not support the “Miracle on Ice” star as he battled mental illness — possibly related to head injuries suffered during a seven-year NHL career.

Pavelich, who played five of those NHL seasons with the Rangers, died Thursday at a mental health treatment facility in central Minnesota.

Beck also took aim at the NHL, which he called “cowards,” hours after officials announced Friday that his 63-year-old former teammate had been found dead.

The cause of death is under investigation.

In the 946-word post, a heartbroken Beck blasted team president John Davidson, also a former teammate, for not returning an email asking the Rangers to “publicaly show their support for Mark by just saying one of their own former players was sick and we wish him well.”


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Video- Joachim Blichfeld Suspended Two Games

Illegal check to the head.


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Video- Joachim Blichfeld’s Match Penalty Hit On Nathan MacKinnon

via a tweet from Mike Chambers,

"I saw him coming off the ice. He was in the hallway. He seems to be doing good. I think that we get lucky on it. Hopefully, he's feeling good and everything tomorrow but as of right now he seems to be fine" -- Jared Bednar on Nathan MacKinnon


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The San Jose Sharks Continue To Win The Close Game

from Cuttis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Nothing has come easy for the San Jose Sharks so far this year. Not even when they build a three-goal lead for the first time all season.

None of that matters, though, when they’re able to come away with a win.

Logan Couture scored a go-ahead goal at the 11:51 mark of the third period as the Sharks earned a wild 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, taking three of a possible four points in the two-game series at Enterprise Center....

Couture’s goal, his team-leading eighth of the season, helped give the Sharks two points the hard way, as they coughed up a pair of three-goal leads in the second period and were tied with the Blues 4-4 after 40 minutes.

“When you score five on the road, you don’t expect to have that much trouble,” Sharks coach Bob Boughner said. “But no one’s going away. Everybody’s pushing hard for points we knew they were going to push.”

Of the 16 games the Sharks (7-7-2) have played so far, 12 have been decided by one or two goals. Their only win by more than one goal this season came Jan. 24, when they beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 when they scored twice in the final two minutes of the third period.

The Sharks are now 6-1-2 in one-goal games this season.

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Game highlights below.

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Morning Line- Randy Hahn

I think my first comment will be: I missed you. I missed this league. And I miss the sport. It’s been my life’s work for the most part. This is my 30th season with the team. I’m 62 years old. I don’t suspect I have another career in me. I don’t expect to do anything other than what I do now. So this is what I do. And it’s part of my identity, as well, like all of us in what we do.

-Randy Hahn, TV play-by-play man for the San Jose Sharks, when asked, Have you considered what you might say to the fans when you come on the air for the first game? by Lisa Dillman of The Athletic.  More (paid) broadcasters as they prepare for this season.  Remember, they will be calling road games from a monitor.

Another tidbit from Hahn, his girlfriend owns a cupcake shop in San Jose...

From the middle of March until the end of July, I would get up every day and go to the shop, load up a tiny little boxy car called a Scion. I would just literally deliver cupcakes every day. It was funny because sometimes it would be Sharks fans getting them. Even with a mask on, they go, “Wait a minute. Are you Randy Hahn? I can’t believe it.”

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Evander Kane Has Filed For Bankruptcy

from Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic,

The lengthy list of athletes who squandered millions of dollars only to file for bankruptcy has a new member, San Jose Sharks left winger Evander Kane. Despite signing a seven-year, $49 million contract extension in 2018, Kane filed for Chapter 7 in the federal bankruptcy court in the California city of his team.

The filling detailed liabilities of $26.8 million and assets — largely three homes — of $10.2 million. And the filing included a note that warns he may not even play this year.

“Debtor may terminate his contract and he may opt out of the season, as allowed under current rules, because of health concerns given the recent birth of his first child,” the bankruptcy petition said. “Should he terminate his contract or opt out at a point in the season, Debtor will not receive his salary.”

The NHL opt-out deadline for the COVID-19-shortened season, which starts this week, was Dec. 24, and the bankruptcy petition is dated Jan. 9. Kane’s lawyer, Stephen Finestone, did not immediately reply for comment to clarify how Kane, who has been practicing with his team, could still opt out.

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The San Jose Sharks Are Training Far From Home

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Erik Karlsson described what his daily routine will be like once the San Jose Sharks’ training camp in Arizona gets fully underway.

Karlsson will get up, and like everyone else on the Sharks’ roster, go for his daily COVID-19 test and have breakfast at the team hotel. The Sharks will then get changed into their hockey gear at the hotel and be driven to the nearby rink before they begin practice. After practice, they’ll come back their hotel and shower in their own rooms.

“After that, I haven’t really figured that out yet because it’s only 12:45 (p.m.) here,” Karlsson said. “So we’ll see what the rest of the day gives us.”

The next two weeks will no doubt be an adjustment for just about everybody, as the Sharks prepare to start camp at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, hundreds of miles away from Solar4America Ice in San Jose.


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One More Year For Patrick Marleau


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Videos- Ozzy Wiesblatt Path And All 31 Picks From Yesterday

Watch it.

via Sportsnet,

Ozzy Wiesblatt of the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders has faced countless challenges on his path to the NHL, but the support and sacrifice of his family have allowed him to live out his dreams.



Below, watch all 31 picks from yesterday.

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