San Jose Hockey Now Podcast #9 - Logan Couture Guest Stars + Subscriber Mailbag

Logan Couture joins the San Jose Hockey Now Podcast!

But before we get to Couture (1:44:37) – who talked about the Erik Karlsson trade, denied that Karlsson and Brent Burns have a “strained relationship”, and discussed his own future with the San Jose Sharks – Keegan and Sheng answered your questions in a subscriber mailbag.

Stina117 asked if Mike Hoffman would mess up locker room chemistry? (1:55)

Jigglz asked who was more responsible for the Karlsson retention amount, Hasso Plattner or Mike Grier? (4:12)

James R. asked for an evaluation of Evgeni Nabokov and the state of San Jose Sharks goaltending? (7:45)

Chris Geer wondered which Sharks prospects are the future leaders of the team? (16:50)

Embrace_the_rebuild asked what the San Jose line-up would look like on opening night, especially where William Eklund, Kevin Labanc, and Jan Rutta will slot? (22:51)

Mike I. wondered if the Sharks will trade for an offensive defenseman before camp? (28:01

Splash114 wondered whether the veterans would block deserving youngsters from an NHL job? (31:50)

Patrick asked what the San Jose Sharks will look like in 2026-27? (39:17)

Chris Dahlstrom asked what’s going on with Gannon Laroque and Mason Beaupit? (43:35)

Fin Coe asked what Grier is prioritizing in trades, prospects or picks? (47:47)

Eric Pichette wondered who should have their jersey retired after Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton? (54:49)

Alex asked about Couture trade rumors? (1:01:16)

Zeke wondered what a successful 2023-24 Sharks season would be, and how they got there? (1:05:23)

Jodv asked about San Jose Barracuda culture issues? (1:09:33)

Basking Shark asked how likely it is for the 2023-24 San Jose Sharks to have a miracle season? (1:11:00)

Downriver asked about potential Trade Deadline values for the Sharks’ pending UFAs? (1:18:45)

Matthias893 wondered if San Jose will trade someone before the start of the season? (1:23:28)

Anthony asked how the Sharks will react if the prospects outplay the veterans during camp? (1:30:16)

Just Steve wondered if the Sharks have drafted too many forwards recently? (1:37:55)

And if we didn’t get to your question, here’s why! (1:42:30)

Finally, Logan Couture! (1:44:37)

Couture tells us what it’s like being a new dad – he and fiancée Brielle just had their first child, Kaden. (1:45:15)

He shares why the Sharks move forward without Karlsson and why last year might have been more “fun” for Karlsson. (1:46:32)

Couture shuts down any talk about Burns and Karlsson having a “strained relationship”. (1:49:44)

Sheng and Logan swap favorite Karlsson stories. (1:50:55)

Couture muses on the great what-if of the Karlsson Sharks’ era: If Karlsson was healthy during the 2019 playoffs? (1:54:20)

Couture says his team goal isn’t to be good by 2025-26, but this coming season – he discusses his future with the Sharks. (1:58:39)

Finally, Couture shares what he’s heard about new San Jose Sharks Mike Hoffman, Mikael Granlund, and Jan Rutta. (2:01:22)

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Creators and Guests

Keegan McNally (Half-wall Hockey)
Keegan McNally (Half-wall Hockey) Hockey Prospecting, San Jose Sharks hockey ranting. Writer at @sjhockeynow covering Sharks prospects. Also on Youtube, link below!
Sheng Peng
Sheng Peng
Sharks @sjhockeynow @NBCSSharks. Podcast @sjhockeynowpod. @ThePHWA Venmo: shengpeng
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