Deep Blue Sea: Sharks willing to retain salary to move Kane

Plus the McDavid nightmare mansion, power rankings and more in today’s news and notes.

With less than a week remaining before Evander Kane’s 21-game suspension ends, it appears his days in San Jose are numbered and the team is exploring their options to move the 30-year-old winger.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on yesterday’s Jeff Marek show that the San Jose Sharks’ front office has said they would be willing to retain salary, if a deal were to be made to trade Kane. Kane is in the middle of a seven-year contract, with a $7 million annual price tag. The contract is front-loaded in real dollars, which would save $2 million in the final two years for whomever is paying.

The contract also includes a modified no-trade clause. Kane submits a list of three teams he would accept a trade to, however, if the option is to play for a team who wants to acquire him, versus potentially being sat in San Jose, it’s possible he waives this to accept a trade.

News & Notes

  • Report: Sharks would retain salary to try to trade Kane [NBC Sports Bay Area]
  • Sharks’ Dahlen out vs. Ottawa Senators, could miss more games [The Mercury News]
  • Bob Boughner knew James Reimer was ‘all in’ with the Sharks. A late-night phone call proved it. [The Reporter]
  • Sharks ‘looking to mix it up’ as depth scoring still a concern despite offseason additions [The Athletic]
  • NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the breakout player for every team [ESPN]
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Blood in the Water

  • NHL quarter-mark awards: Can anyone challenge Draisaitl, McDavid for Hart? [Sportsnet]
  • Connor McDavid’s massive house has hockey fans buzzing on social media [Yahoo! Sports]
  • LeBrun: NHL’s Olympic participation facing new concerns and hurdles [The Athletic]
  • Secret Formula: Analytics in the NHL [The Hockey News]
  • NHL surprises, disappointments at quarter point of season [The Detroit News]
  • Big injuries and absences disrupt NHL Thanksgiving benchmark [USA Today]
  • Coyne Schofield discusses role with Blackhawks in sit-down with []
  • Top 5 Things That You’ll Never See Return in the NHL [The Hockey News]
  • What we’re thankful for in hockey in 2021 [ESPN+]
  • Hockeyland: the Minnesota towns where high school players are stars [The Guardian]/

Scores & Recaps

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