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Nick Foligno To Toronto

Through San Jose means taking on $$$.

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Devan Dubnyk Now A Member Of The Colorado Avalanche

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired goaltender Devan Dubnyk from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenseman Greg Pateryn and a fifth-round selection in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Dubnyk, 34, has a 3-9-2 record, 3.18 goals-against average and a .898 save percentage with the Sharks this season. He has skated in 537 NHL games over a 12-year career with the  Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Arizona Coyotes, Minnesota Wild and San Jose, recording a 250-204-54 career record with a 2.60 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and 33 shutouts. The 6-foot-6, 224-pound netminder has an 8-18 record, 2.72 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, all with Minnesota, and is the Wild’s all-time leader in playoff games played (26), wins (8) and shutouts (2).

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Videos- San Jose Sharks Are Not Happy With A Faceoff Violation

Bob Boughner's post game reaction is below the first video.  The Sharks lost 5-2 to the Blues.


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The Plan For The San Jose Sharks Next Season

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Using the term ‘reset’ but stopping short of saying his team is in a rebuild, general manager Doug Wilson reaffirmed his commitment to giving younger players opportunities while keeping several of his core players together, and believes the Sharks can be in a better position in 2022.

“Are we in the window to win a Stanley Cup this year? That’s highly unlikely,” Wilson said. “Are we going to compete to try and make the playoffs? Yes we are. Are we going to commit to the reset and to younger players getting opportunities? Yes we are.”

“We don’t put a timeline on it. But we think that there’s no reason why we can’t be back in a very good position next season.”

Wilson said last season the expectation for the Sharks was to get back into the playoffs the following year, and owner Hasso Platter issued a statement in January 2020 saying he supported Wilson’s plan to get the team “back on track.”

However, the Sharks are on pace to miss the postseason in back-to-back years for the first time in Wilson’s 18-year tenure as general manager. They entered Friday in eighth and last place in the West Division, nine points back of the Colorado Avalanche for the fourth and final playoff spot.

“This team can get back to a very good level, but we need the young players to step up,” Wilson said. “That’s really the window that we’re in. Sometimes you take a step backward to take two steps forward.”


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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?

continued ($$$)

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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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