Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images Bougie is back and Nabby is staying with the big club. The final coaching roster has been submitted and as predicted, the Sharks organization has announced the full coaching staff for both the NHL and AHL teams.
The interim tags are starting to be removed from the coaches names throughout the NHL. The latest comes in San Jose where the Sharks have officially named Bob Boughner the ninth head coach in franchise history.
Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images The 30-year-old would be an upgrade to either of San Jose’s netminders. If the Sharks are going to make a turnaround quickly, it’s clear that a change needs to happen in net.
Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images You think your quarantine has been long? Boughner’s been waiting on a job this whole time. As the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs finally start to draw to a close and free agency just around the corner with an October 9 start date, the future is suddenly a little less nebulous.
In a flat-cap world, Ken Holland and the rest of the Edmonton Oilers management team will need to get creative. The Oilers are a good team on the rise, but they’ll need help if they hope to take the next step.
Just before the trade deadline, the San Jose Sharks traded penalty-kill specialist Barclay Goodrow to the Tampa Bay Lighting. In exchange for Goodrow and a third-round draft pick, the Sharks received a first-round pick in the upcoming draft and Anthony Greco, a career AHLer.
Only four teams scored fewer goals than the San Jose Sharks in the 2019-20 season. Two of them, the Dallas Stars and the Columbus Blue Jackets (both with 180 goals) made the postseason, but the other two struggled mightily.
The San Jose Sharks re-signed Sweedish center Joel Kellman earlier this week. Kellman signed for another two seasons at an average of $750,000, with the first season being a two-way contract and the second season being one-way.
College hockey players in the United States got some good news about the upcoming season, especially those whose teams might not be playing. Also, an NHL prospect is changing teams in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) just before the start of training camp.