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  1. Man what a difficult situation for Danila Yurov this year. Coming into the season I'd say he was a fairly safe bet to be a top 5 pick and one of a large handful of players who could have challenged for 2nd overall behind Wright. His season is reminding me a lot of Lucas Raymond's draft year - Raymond had an absolutely dominant D-1 season and was an obvious top 5 pick going into the year; but being such a mature, responsible pro-style player. he was able to make Frolunda's big club in a 4th line role at 17 despite being one of the lightest players in the league at about 165 lb, and had very little offensive opportunity. Similarly, Yurov is one of the most mature, pro-style players I've seen at this age in years. Certainly not as purely skilled as Raymond, but he's more physically mature than Raymond was his draft year (Yurov is also late birthday) - Yurov is 6'1 and listed at just 172, but this kid is strong as an ox. At 17 last year I can't remember the last time I saw a prospect that age dominate pucks battles at the major junior level like Yurov did. Never seems to lose a 50/50 battle, and even when he was at a distinct disadvantage going in he so often found a way for his team to come away with the puck. But now he is stuck in limbo between MHL and KHL. Magnitogorsk is the best team in KHL at an absurd 16-1. Yurov has played 14 games for them, averaging just 5:07. He was sent back to junior recently and put up 6 points in 2 games. He's obviously far too good for MHL now, but struggling to find a place on a stacked Magnitogorsk KHL team. World Juniors is going to be his big opportunity to showcase himself for the draft, and I'll be expecting a big tournament from him, most likely alongside his longtime Red Army linemate Fyodor Svechkov.
  2. NYR recall Rasmus Kupari Adam Erne - Casey Mittelstadt - Michael Granlund Sampo Ranta - Yegor Sharangovich - Owen Tippett Dryden Hunt - Michael Rasmussen - Kyle Okposo Cody Eakin - Liam Foudy - Rasmus Kupari Justin Bailey Nikita Zadorov - Erik Karlsson Hampus Lindholm - Shayne Gostisbehere Gustav Lindstrom - Urho Vaakanainen Carl Dahlstrom Mattias Samuelsson Ilya Samsonov Samuel Montembeault
  3. Lol are we supposed to post that here? I sent mine to C2X. Rangers front office budget: Player development: 8,000,000 Minor league salary: 30,000,000 Player relations: 17,000,000
  4. NYR just made a trade and is looking to do more in a similar vein. Looking to fill out the roster and would like to acquire young journeymen / fringe NHLers in exchange for later round picks and B prospects. Looking for players who could plausibly be depth players for us in a couple years. Not worried about what team they're with currently.
  5. https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/injuries Damon Severson to IR. San Jose recalls Will Borgen.
  6. Ah. And there we have it. Gusev back to SKA: https://www.ska.ru/news/view/nikita-gusiev-vozvrashchaietsia-v-ska/ The Sharks terminate the contract of Nikita Gusev.
  7. Thank goodness we didn't move the 2022 first. Backstrom and Vrana both out long term could be devastating. We sacrificed a lot of futures to try to load up for a playoff push, but were able to keep most of the key pieces in tact (Fabbro, Thompson, Mitchell, Chmelevski, 2022 first and the 3 2021 firsts). With Vejmelka making the NHL out of camp and potentially challenging for serious minutes, we will be exploring options on the goaltending front as we have three NHL-callibre keepers in Blackwood, Smith and Vejmelka. We had already been in talks on a couple of fronts about potentially moving Blackwood, and given the current situation, we may consider moving him for help up front. But it would have to be something that makes sense for both the short and long-term.
  8. I guess we'll be listening to offers on Karel Vejmelka if anyone still needs an NHL goalie.
  9. San Jose assigns Nicklas Backstrom, Curtis Lazar, Devon Toews to IR. San Jose Sharks opening lineup: Bjorkstrand - Barkov - DeBrincat Eklund - Hartman - Brown Foligno - Thompson - Gagner Leivo - Turris - Vesey Gusev (DTD) Goligoski - Walker Benn - Fabbro Mitchell - Kukan MacDermid Severson (DTD) Blackwood Smith IR: Vrana, Backstrom, Toews, Lazar San Jose Barracuda: Steeves - Chmelevski - Calverley Turunen - Somppi - Jarventie Voronkov - Elynuik - McCartney Borgen - Durzi Rauhauser - Walsh Green Vejmelka Bilyalov Shepard Allen Americans: Arvid Soderblom Jesper Eliasson Returned to juniors: Brandt Clarke Colten Ellis Ethan Haider
  10. Rangers will call up Mattias Samuelsson and Sampo Ranta.
  11. Woah, never mind. Cancel that claim on Dal Colle.
  12. We were not expecting to be going to the waiver wire, but with a slew of injuries out of camp, the Sharks would like to place claims on: 1. Kurtis MacDermid 2. Sam Lafferty 3. Michael Dal Colle
  13. Oh, in that case, the Sharks would like to use our last ELC slide on Colten Ellis.
  14. Somebody is getting a good one in Stolarz. Wow.
  15. From the Athletic: "William Eklund has made the team, full stop" From the San Jose Mercury "If there was any doubt Eklund would be [on the opening night roster] it was erased Saturday night." The Sharks call up William Eklund.
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