The Sharks come back tomorrow night against the Los Angeles Kings and they’ll be looking for their first home win. In the meantime, here’s some can’t-miss Sharks news from around the web:
NHL Preview: Playoff spot for Sharks is no sure thing
After a first-round playoff exit in April, the San Jose Sharks have as much to prove now as they did more than two years ago when Pete DeBoer took over as head coach
Ward, Simmonds hope talks about racial injustice continue
Ward and the Flyers' Wayne Simmonds hope conversation continues about police brutality and racial injustice toward African Americans
The Sharks' disappointing season-opener wasn't a total loss
There's no reason to panic after one game.
A conversation with Brian Boucher — On Marleau’s departure, Jones’ emergence and more – The Athletic
On Wednesday morning prior to puck drop, The Athletic caught up with Boucher to get his opinion on the Sharks this season.
Flyers vs. Sharks history: When a pick swap goes wrong - Broad Street Hockey
Sure, no one could’ve known a seventh-rounder would end up being this good, but ... still.
Some extra blood in the water from around the league:
J.T. Brown could raise fist during anthem | Tampa Bay Times
Lightning wing J.T. Brown won't sit or kneel for the national anthem during Friday's season opener.
Every NHL Team Is Bad: A Season Preview
The NHL season starts tonight. Some teams have no realistic chance at a Stanley Cup. Yet all the teams are bad, in their own special ways.
Riveters Rebrand and Partner with New Jersey Devils - The Ice Garden
The Metropolitan Riveters have made a historic partnership with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.
Some words for Las Vegas, a heartbroken city that is my home - Knights On Ice
"There’s no possible way to keep your feelings bottled up, your opinions stuffed in a box and tied off with a pink bow. The city I’ve called home for my whole life is broken."
Bryan Bickell signs 1-day contract with Blackhawks before retiring - Second City Hockey
Bickell scored some of the biggest goals of the past decade in Hawks hockey, and continues to make Hawks fans proud to this day. Let’s hear it for Bicks one last time.
Eating Their Own: On The Hidden Risks Within Hockey’s Warrior Culture - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Is hockey’s culture of toughness worth the hidden costs?
Growing the game: The Boston Blades' road back to the top - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The 2014-2015 Blades dominated the CWHL. This year's team won a single game. Can we use them as a barometer for the future of expansion in Women's Hockey?