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The San Jose Sharks Win Again

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

It perhaps says something about the Sharks and where they’re at right now as a team when they can play a decidedly less than perfect game and still come out with a victory.

That was the case Thursday as they gave up 24 shots in the final two periods and managed just one goal at even strength and still managed a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.

Kevin Labanc’s second-period power-play goal proved to be the difference as the Sharks improved to 3-0-0, their fastest start to a season since 2015-16 when they won their first four games.

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Evander Kane Suspended 21 Games

NEW YORK (Oct. 18, 2021) – The National Hockey League announced today that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 regular-season games, without pay, for an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocol. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the forfeited pay goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Kane will not be eligible to play prior to San Jose’s game on Nov. 30 (at NJD).

The National Hockey League also announced today that its concurrent investigation into allegations of domestic abuse made against Kane by his estranged wife, Deanna, could not be substantiated.

There will be no further comment.


TORONTO (Oct. 18, 2021) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association is releasing the following statement at the request of Evander Kane:

“I would like to apologize to my teammates, the San Jose Sharks organization, and all Sharks fans for violating the NHL COVID protocols.  I made a mistake, one I sincerely regret and take responsibility for.  During my suspension, I will continue to participate in counseling to help me make better decisions in the future.  When my suspension is over, I plan to return to the ice with great effort, determination, and love for the game of hockey.”​


SAN JOSE, CA (Oct. 18, 2021) – The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) today issued the following statement:

“The NHL has advised our organization that Evander Kane has been suspended without pay for 21 games for an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocols.

While we are encouraged by Evander’s commitment to moving forward, we are extremely disappointed by his disregard for the health and safety protocols put in place by the NHL and the NHLPA.

We will not be commenting further on Evander’s status prior to the conclusion of the NHL’s mandated suspension.”

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The Latest On Evander Kane

from A.J. Perez of FrontOfficeSports,

An investigation of San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane over allegations he violated the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols centers around a fake vaccination card he allegedly submitted, sources tell Front Office Sports.

Punishments for violating COVID protocols are not specifically spelled out, but the NHL makes it clear that a “lack of compliance will result in significant Club and individual sanctions, including potential forfeiture of games, fines and reimbursements of expenses, loss of draft choices, and/or ineligibility for participation in training activities.”

Beyond possible NHL sanctions, using a fake vaccination card is illegal both in the U.S. and Canada.

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NHL Finds No Evidence In Gambling Allegations Against Evander Kane

NEW YORK (Sept. 22, 2021) – The National Hockey League announced today that it had concluded its investigation of allegations that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane gambled on League games, having found no evidence to support those allegations, or allegations that Mr. Kane made any effort to negatively impact his own Club’s games.

The extensive investigation of the allegations, which were made in social media posts by Mr. Kane’s wife Deanna, was conducted by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in conjunction with NHL Security.

The report states: “The investigation included a detailed review of social media, public data, and court filings from the bankruptcy proceeding initiated by Mr. Kane in January 2021 and his pending divorce proceeding; a review of sports betting data and analysis; and in person and virtual interviews of members of the Sharks organization and others, including Mr. Kane. It should be noted that Ms. Kane refused to participate in the investigation.

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Video- A Sit Down With Evander Kane

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San Jose Sharks Associate Coach Rocky Thompson Won’t Be With The Team This Season

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks announced today that Associate Coach Rocky Thompson is no longer serving as a member of the Sharks coaching staff.

"Due to a medical exemption that prevents me from taking the COVID-19 vaccine, under the new League protocols, I am not permitted to fulfill my duties on the Sharks coaching staff at this time," said Thompson. "I will have no further comment on this matter."

The Sharks will be announcing a replacement for Thompson in the near future.

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The Problems With Evander Kane

from Kevin Kurz of The Athletic,

Several key players informed team brass that if Kane was going to be a part of the Sharks going forward, they didn’t want to be. That’s how bad it got, and how complicated this situation has become.

“Guys were going into Doug’s office all year long,” according to one source, “saying Kane had to go. … All Doug would say is, ‘All teams have locker-room issues,’ which just isn’t true. Not the teams that win, anyway.”

“The Sharks ignored everything,” said an NHL agent who represents at least one player on the team. “Team turned a blind eye.”

The NHL is investigating Kane, who has been accused by his wife of gambling on NHL games. But the Sharks’ displeasure with Kane stemmed from a general disrespect for team rules, including routinely being late for games and practices, not adhering to the dress code and having poor practice habits. At one point late in the season, according to a source, Kane nearly came to blows with assistant coach Rocky Thompson in a meeting after arguing where he was supposed to be positioned on the power play. Several sources indicated there was a general frustration among the team that Kane was permitted to get away with whatever he wanted, with no repercussions.

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The San Jose Sharks Are In A Tough Spot With Evander Kane

from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

A few months back, one agent who has clients on the Sharks said of Evander Kane’s off-putting personality: “That guy walks into a room and the flowers wilt.”

The Athletic reported this past week that several of Kane’s San Jose teammates don’t want to play with him despite his production (team-high 22 goals and 49 points in 56 games last season). This comes on the heels of allegations from Kane’s estranged wife that he bet on games he played in.

When filing for bankruptcy in January, Kane, 30, claimed gambling losses of $1.5 million over the previous year. The collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA prohibits gambling on any NHL game. A reminder is posted in every dressing room.

But count me as skeptical that Kane, who has made no secret of his love for gambling, was throwing Sharks games. He certainly wasn’t betting on them to lose, given the season he submitted. It’s difficult to see how one left wing could so greatly affect the performance of 17 other skaters and a goalie.

The Sharks are in a tough spot. Kane makes $7 million each of the next four years, with a three-team trade list. They have $26.5 million in cap space tied up in Brent Burns (unrestricted free agent in 2025), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (2026), and Erik Karlsson (2027). A prudent move would be to deal UFA-to-be Tomas Hertl, rather than give the 27-year-old a raise on his expiring $5.625 million deal.

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Evander Kane Statement

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NHL Plans A Full Investigation After Allegations Made Against Evander Kane

Below, see how this came to light

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