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Deep Blue Sea: Radim Simek is a father!

Plus Jakob Chychrun might be heading East, a history of Black hockey players in San Jose and more in today’s news and notes.

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Radim Simek #51 of the San Jose Sharks arrives at the arena before the game wearing gear supporting the San Francisco 49ers against the Tampa Bay Lightning at SAP Center on January 22, 2022 in San Jose, California.
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The San Jose Sharks hit the road for four game in eight days — rough timing for brand new dad, Radim Simek.

On Sunday, Jan. 23, he and wife Anna welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Melinda. The couple announced the pregnancy on Instagram back in October.

Thankfully after this road trip, they’ll get a good amount of quality time together, between the All-Star Break and the Sharks’ relaxed schedule through what would’ve been the Olympic Break. As far as in-season hockey family planning goes, the timing could have been worse.

We’ll keep this one short and sweet: Massive congratulations to Radim and Anna on the gorgeous addition to their family!

News & Notes

  • San Jose Sharks History of Black Hockey Players [The Hockey Writers]
  • Sharks prospect Robins named WHL Player of the Week []
  • Karlsson ‘probably’ will miss Sharks’ upcoming road trip [NBC Sports Bay Area]
  • Sharks, Karlsson still determining ‘right thing to do’ with injury, but short-term outlook isn’t good [The Mercury News]
  • Sharks midseason report cards: Top forwards rate highly but need more support [The Athletic]
  • Three reasons for excitement, concern as Sharks reach midway point [NBC Sports Back Area]

Blood in the Water

  • Rangers Have Made Offer to Arizona Coyotes for Jakob Chychrun [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Rem Pitlick was hurt by getting placed on waivers, but is optimistic [Hockey Wilderness]
  • ‘I was a Wild guy at heart’: Ryan Poehling on coming home [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Analytics did not exactly define the last Canadiens administration [Habs Eyes On The Prize]
  • “About Six Feet from a Moose’s Ass:” Clark Gillies was an Islanders icon from the onset [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • NHL Power Rankings: Avalanche rise to top halfway through the NHL season [CBS Sports]
  • Ranking the NHL’s 5 Biggest Surprises Halfway Through the 2021-22 Season [Bleacher Report]
  • Tickets Released For 2022 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend In Vegas []

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