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Friday Sharks Links: More on the AHL's California relocation

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  • Full details on the AHL's relocation of five teams to California, including the Worcester Sharks to San Jose, as confirmed in a press conference yesterday at SAP Center. In addition to the Bay Area, Stockton, Bakersfield, Ontario and San Diego will get AHL franchises. [SB Nation]
  • Quotes from John Tortora and Doug Wilson on the benefits of having an AHL affiliate play in the same building as their parent club. [Mercury News]
  • Tortora said the organization considered San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno and Oakland before eventually settling on the convenience of moving the team to San Jose. [Working the Corners]
  • Recaps of the Sharks' 6-3 win over Anaheim. [Fear The Fin] [Mercury News] [CSN Bay Area] [SF Chronicle] [Anaheim Calling] [NHL.com]
  • Prior to closing their season series against the Ducks with yet another resounding win, the Sharks talked about the factors that have keyed their success against Anaheim this season. [CSN Bay Area]
  • In a late night trade, the Blackhawks and Canucks swapped defense prospects with Adam Clendening heading to Vancouver and Gustav Forsling now in the Chicago organization. [Canucks Army]