Finding the Formula to make for an Intriguing San Jose Sharks Season

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The upcoming 2021 NHL season promises to be filled with surprises and challenges. For the San Jose Sharks, the expectations are low, the challenges substantial. A good season will be a surprise. And yet, there is a San Jose Sharks formula for hope. The Formula for a Good San Jose Sharks Season If the Sharks […] READ MORE


The Indefensible Kevin Labanc Contract

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As the San Jose Sharks‘ 2021 season approaches, we’ll start by reviewing some important offseason moves. There were not a lot of major moves, but one retained player raised eyebrows. Or rather, the contract raised eyebrows. The team signed restricted free agent Kevin Labanc to a four-season deal at $4.725 million per season. There was […] READ MORE



What the St. Louis Blues Should Do if Vladimir Tarasenko Misses Extended Time

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In 2010, the St. Louis Blues selected two wingers — Jaden Schwartz (14th overall) and Vladimir Tarasenko (16th) — that became cornerstone players. Tarasenko has been the offensive leader on the Blues ever since 2014. Both helped the team win its first-ever Stanley Cup in 2019. Now, Tarasenko’s career could be in jeopardy after some serious […] READ MORE


San Jose Sharks Offseason Primer

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As the NHL moves ahead with its Return to Play plan, Last Word on Hockey is taking a look toward the offseason. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how this operates has seen sweeping changes. […] READ MORE


Figuring Out What the San Jose Sharks Should do with Kevin Labanc

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Kevin Labanc signed his one year, $1 million contract just over a year ago. This means it’s time for Doug Wilson to make another decision about the young forward’s future. The forward had his worst season statistically after his breakout 56-point season last year. This makes figuring out Labanc’s a bit tricky this time around. Wilson […] READ MORE


2019-20 San Jose Sharks Season Review: The Forwards

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The 2019-20 San Jose Sharks began the season with just two NHL-proven right-shot right wingers: a hopefully ascending Kevin Labanc and a definitely descending Melker Karlsson. Not only were the Sharks short two NHL-proven right wingers, the two they had were lower line talents. The Sharks had a roster hole. They hoped their AHL talent […] READ MORE


San Jose Sharks Tomas Hertl Out For The Season

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The San Jose Sharks announced that forward Tomas Hertl will be out for the remainder of the season with ACL and MCL tears in his left knee. Tomas Hertl torn ACL and MCL in left knee. Out for the season. — Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) January 30, 2020 Tomas Hertl Out For The Season After playing […] READ MORE


Fantasy Hockey: Sleepers Review

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The All-Star break has come and gone, and it’s the perfect time to look back at preseason fantasy hockey sleepers for the 2019-20 season. Below, you’ll find a link to all four sleeper articles (one per division) from this past summer, plus an evaluation of their first-half performances. Some picks were right on the money. […] READ MORE