Notable additions to #sjsharks staff today: Ryan Miller has been hired as goalie scout and goaltending development; Thomas Vanek has been hired as an amateur scout with Minnesota as his territory.
Both Miller and Vanek were teammates with #sjsharks GM Mike Grier in Buffalo.
– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) August 18, 2023
Let’s just say I didn’t expect to see these guys back in the NHL anytime soon. Maybe they’ve hung up their skates…
The relationship was already there and the adaptation will be easy for the two newcomers. Especially since they were among the NHL’s elite at some point in their respective careers. The guys know the game and are perfect for their roles.
The two main players join the Sharks at a time when they are rebuilding. That’s where the scouts’ job is important, because they’ll be looking to find the guy who will be the new face of the franchise.
It’s not going to be easy, though. The next few years are likely to be rather difficult in San Jose, and we’ll have to be patient if we don’t want to lose hope.
That’s easier said than done, we agree… But hey. It takes what it takes.
– Scout Matt Turek has left the Canadiens.
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) August 18, 2023
– He was special.
– The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) August 18, 2023
AL-NASSR STUMBLES: 2-0 DEFEAT AT HOME
Ronaldo, accompanied by Talisca, Sané, Brozovic and Fofana, lose out to Al-Taawoun FC.
A little-known club, unlike those that recruited heavily this summer, Al-Taawoun finished 5th last season.
Al-Nassr a… pic.twitter.com/VQIveBmfX0
– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) August 18, 2023