Per Renaud P. Lavoie, Brandon Mashinter has re-signed with the Sharks. That’s a good thing since David Pollak had him penciled in among the three maybes for the fourth line. The two-way contract is for one year at $550,000. Also on that theoretical line is John McCarthy. I’m very happy about that.
Captain’s Practice at Sharks Ice officially started Monday. Thomas Greiss was there but no other Sharks, per David Pollak’s Twitter feed. The absence of more NHL players isn’t very telling at this point.
The question of Michal Handzus still looms. Pollak points to his good performance for Slovakia last May as a sign that he could be better this season. Certainly he could be. Last season was his worst in a while. I remember when Wilson first signed him, I also looked at his performance in the IIHF Championships. It seems that the international game agrees with him, which isn’t true of all NHL players, especially those not known for speed. Curious. How many more games he will p