Stalock, NHL draft, Hockey Hall of Fame

      A Wednesday story from the San Jose Mercury News on the NHL’s San Jose Sharks parting ways with goalie Evgeny Nabokov and where that leaves former Minnesota Duluth goalie Alex Stalock is here.     

    The story includes:

    The Sharks probably will add a veteran goalie, through free agency or a trade, to join Thomas Greiss, a native of Germany who has played in only 19 NHL games. General manager Doug Wilson also is high on prospect Alex Stalock, who played at the team’s Worcester affiliate last season. Among free agents who might fit into the Sharks’ plans are Marty Turco of Dallas, Chris Mason of St. Louis, Michael Leighton of Philadelphia, and Jose Theodore of Washington.

     College Hockey News has a preview of Friday’s NHL Entry Draft here and a listing of American players and NCAA-connected players through the years taken in the draft here.

     The draft begins Friday at Staples Center in Los Angeles and the first round is 6 p.m. Rounds 2 through 7 begin at noon Saturday.

     Inside College Hockey takes a look, since 2003, at college players taken in the draft who have panned out best and worst here.

    Also on Monday, the concrete floor for Minnesota Duluth’s new Amsoil Arena was poured and the News Tribune story on the 320 cubic yards of concrete is here.

     Also, the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto announced its 2010 induction class Tuesday, which includes former Minnesota North Star Dino Ciccarelli and former Providence College star Cammi Granato. Granato pairs with Toronto native Angela James as the first women to be inducted in the 65 years of the Hall of Fame. The announcement of the class is here.

     The Minneapolis Star Tribune has a story here on Ciccarelli’s long wait and the St. Paul Pioneer Press has a story here.