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Rosner’s Wrap: Sorokin’s Recruiting Gig, Sharks GM Search & More



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Good morning! I hope everyone had a fantastic Father’s Day. Sunday was also Juneteenth, which ommemorates June 19, 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas and gave word to enslaved African Americans that they were free, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

Today, all schools are closed, and most people are off, to honor this important day in our history.

In the hockey world, Shea Weber’s contract is finally moved, the San Jose Sharks continue their general manager search, and is New York Islanders nemtinder Ilya Sorokin recruiting players to the island?

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

NYI Hockey Now: The wine and dine recruiting process for Russian free agent Andrey Kuzmenko concluded Friday in Vancouver. Still, one countryman is doing his part to bring Kuzmenko to Long Island. A for effort to goalie Ilya Sorokin who is also recruiting Kuzmenko to the New York Islanders.

Montreal Hockey Now: Jimmy Murphy tweeted the New York Rangers have entered the fray for Petry. Marco D’Amico recapped the trade market interest. Chatter is increasing, and a deal could come sooner than later for Jeff Petry.Montreal Canadiens “rumors.”

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Dave Molinari’s one-timers include the benefit of losing to win eventually. Indirectly, must the Penguins must to retool? Pittsburgh Penguins analysis

Washington Hockey Now: Nick Backstrom opted for the surgery. That changes everything for the Capitals. As Sammi Silber writes, four major decisions are pending for the Washington Capitals

Colorado Hockey Now: Andre Burakovsky was injured in Game 2. Bad news for the Avalanche — he didn’t travel to Tampa Bay for Games 3 and 4.Colorado Avalanche news.

Boston Hockey Now: A hot new name on the NHL coaching carousel is former Northeastern coach and current Colorado Eagles (AHL) coach Greg Cronin. Could the Boston Bruins snag him?

Florida Hockey Now: The Panthers lost coach Joel Quenneville due to his inaction in the Kyle Beech sexual assault incident. Andrew Brunette took over, and the Panthers rolled through the regular season. However, Brunette’s future is still undecided, as Florida interviews coaches. Colby Guy writes–enough, bring back Brunette. Florida Panthers analysis.

San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks’ GM search might be nearing the finish line. Both Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and TSN’s Pierre LeBrun have reported in the last week that the San Jose Sharks should be down to three to five candidates for their GM position. Who these finalists are, however, is still a mystery, writes Sheng Peng.

Detroit Hockey Now: I knew our boys in Detroit were talented writers. For gosh sakes, Kevin Allen is in the Hall of Fame, but they’ve become THE Detroit Red Wings coverage in less than a year. This week marks their first birthday. Those Red Wings need a coach. Here’s the search update 4.0. Detroit Red Wings news.

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