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Tuesday Sharks Links: Sharks finalizing deal to remain at the Tank

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  • Clarifying comments made by team owner Hasso Plattner in last week's letter, Sharks COO John Tortora issued a statement yesterday indicating the Sharks are working to finalize an agreement to remain at SAP Center. [SJSharks.com]
  • The Sharks claim there are an array of upgrades that need to be made to the arena in the near future to keep it viable though. Half the roof still needs to be replaced, a task that would cost the team and/or city up to $3 million. [Working the Corners]
  • Thirteen candidates for the Sharks' head coaching job. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Tomas Hertl was among several NHLers, including Jakub Voracek and Jaromir Jagr, added to Team Czech Republic's preliminary roster for the 2015 World Championships, which begin later this week on their home soil in Prague. [NHL.com]
  • Everything you need to know about that tournament, including a full schedule and TV viewing information for all of Team USA's games. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Former oil trader Ray Bartoszek has a plan in place to get an expansion NHL team to Seattle, or at least to the southern Seattle suburb of Tukwila. Bartoszek previously attempted to purchase the Coyotes in order to move them to Seattle. [ESPN]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the game winner in the third period as the Washington Capitals prevailed over the New York Islanders by a 2-1 final score in Game 7 last night. They'll move on to the second round to face Dan Boyle and the Rangers. [Japers' Rink]
  • Gary Bettman projects the 2015-16 salary cap to be around $71.5 million. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Former enforcer Mike Peluso describes the hell that awaits players like him after retirement. [The Globe & Mail]