Yesterday was a bit of a slow news day, so everyone was talking about Martin Jones (and not whether or not he’d eat a Tide pod). We can keep saying this isn’t a goalie controversy, but it sure sounds like everyone wants one.
If you need to feel good about something after that, the Sharks Foundation partnered with Bay Area Make-A-Wish yesterday and the Sharks signed 15-year-old Hayden Bradley to an honorary three day contract. He’ll be traveling with the team to Anaheim this weekend. Read more about his story, as well as additional Sharks news and notes below.
Meet Hayden Bradley. Born with a congenital heart defect and having lost his high school to the North Bay fires, his one wish is to be part of the #SJSharks.— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) January 19, 2018
And thanks to @SharksCare and @SFWish, we’re making that happen today. pic.twitter.com/AYKNFCMmTO
After heart surgery, San Jose Sharks fan skates with idols
Hayden Bradley, 15, born with heart defect, is getting to enjoy an unforgettable weekend with the San Jose Sharks
Is there a goalie battle brewing in San Jose between Jones and Dell? - Sportsnet.ca
San Jose Sharks backup goalie Aaron Dell has clearly better numbers than starter Martin Jones. But is there a goalie battle brewing there?
Flashback Friday: Boston Bruins Trade Joe Thornton to San Jose Sharks - Last Word on Hockey
Thornton was off to a hot start to begin the 2005-06 season. However, the Bruins were struggling to obtain any success as a team. As a result, Boston decided to trade away the recently re-signed Thornton to San Jose for Primeau, Stuart, and Sturm.
DeBoer's defense of Jones doesn't paint the whole picture | NBCS Bay Area
That's not neccessarily "great," but Jones has been better on the whole than his recent play would indicate. Of course, he's also been outplayed in his own crease.
- Finally, there’s a new episode of Off Days featuring Chris Tierney and Barclay Goodrow:
Here’s the blood in the water from around the league:
How much is Claude Julien to blame for the Montreal Canadiens season? - Eyes On The Prize
You can’t fault the Habs coach for everything, but he deserves some blame
Home again: Flyers retire Eric Lindros’ jersey - Broad Street Hockey
It was a stunning night of remembrance and nostalgia, but what was the most striking was how the emphasis did not remain therein.
Philadelphia Flyers prospect Wade Allison out for the season with lower-body injury - Broad Street Hockey
Wade Allison’s conquest for the Hobey Baker and NCAA scoring lead come to a disappointing close.
Justin Schultz on Dustin Brown hit: 'There was plenty of time to not do that' - Sportsnet.ca
Dustin Brown is no stranger to borderline dirty hits. Though the Kings forward has only been suspended once in his career, he again toed the line on Thursday night, but didn't think it was a dirty play.
Dustin Brown is fined but not suspended for illegal hit of Justin Schultz - LA Times
Dustin Brown was fined $10,000 by the NHL for cross-checking Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz on Thursday night, but the Kings forward was not suspended.
Was Taylor Raddysh propped up by superior players or is he good in his own right? - Raw Charge
Here’s a hint: he’s good.
Seattle NHL franchise names: Kraken, Seals among best leaked options - SBNation.com
Domain names have leaked for 13 potential team names, so let’s rank them from worst to best.
Kevin Shattenkirk Out Indefinitely - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers announced that defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk suffered a tear in his meniscus and will have knee surgery to repair the tear, leaving him out indefinitely.
Canadiens' Niemi nets 1st win of season | theScore.com
After 10 games and stints with three different clubs this season, Antti Niemi has finally found the win column.
Deal with the Devil - Battle of California
On paper, the Ducks and Kings are fairly comparable. There is some suspect depth on the wings, filled out with AHL quality players. The defenses have a decent blend of veterans and young talent. The goaltending is adequate most of the time, unless John Gibson has to face Trevor Lewis or Jonathan Quick has to deal with a shot from the boards. But the Ducks have one thing the Kings definitely lack.
Report: Seattle NHL group registers 13 names - Article - TSN
The city of Seattle has yet to be awarded a National Hockey League franchise, but that hasn't stopped the group pursuing one from locking down potential team names.
AHL All-Star jersey designs unveiled | TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League
Yeah, these are dope.