"Is this real?"
That’s the first of many texts blowing up Joe Pavelski’s phone the second he exits the rink on Day 1 of the San Jose Sharks’ training camp in mid-September. Apparently something happened while he was on the ice. Something big. “I don’t really know,” Pavelski replies to his buddy from home.
Pavelski, the Sharks’ captain, is typically the first player on San Jose to catch wind of any major news, but even he can’t say for sure if his team just acquired Erik friggin’ Karlsson.
After all, it’s been an off-season full of #fakenews when it comes to Karlsson trade talk, with his ticket practically booked for Dallas and Tampa Bay at different junctures. Still, Pavelski’s been sensing a monster move all summer. He knows the Sharks and their GM, Doug Wilson, made the shortlist for ...
More like this
The NHL is trending smaller and that’s great news for Johnny Gaudreau, the best little guy in the game today.
With Beijing hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics, China has tapped some of the biggest names in the hockey world to fast- track its program and lay the foundation for (relative) success at the Games in three years – and after that, the sky’s the limit.
The Russian Penguins: The bizarre and unforgettable partnership between the Penguins and CSKA Moscow
It was about the pucks and bucks, first and foremost, but lest we forget the acrobats, blood-soaked mascots and accidental on-ice sex acts. There’ll never be another partnership like the one between the Pittsburgh Penguins and CSKA Moscow, which changed Russian hockey forever.