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Fear The Fin Jul 10, 2019
2018-19 Season Review: Tim Heed provides solid defensive depth

2018-19 Season Review: Tim Heed provides solid defensive depth

With Erik Karlsson sidelined by injury, the Sharks’ depth on defense was tested. Despite being 28 years old, Tim Heed’s NHL career is relatively young. Although the Swedish blueliner heard his name called at the 2010 NHL Draft, going 132nd overall to the Anaheim Ducks, he didn’t see North American ice until over six years later, after signing as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks in May of 2016. Heed spent those interim years playing in his native Sweden, highlighted by winning a Swedish championship as a member of the SHL’s Skellefteå AIK in the 2013-14 season and earning SHL...
Fear The Fin Jul 6, 2019
2018-19 Season Review: Melker Karlsson is not who he once was

2018-19 Season Review: Melker Karlsson is not who he once was

This is not the Karlsson you are looking for. Melker Karlsson is not a pylon. This should be made clear. He is a defensively responsible player who was once quite good on both ends of the ice and versatile enough to serve as a scoring threat and shutdown forward. The key word, however, is once. He’s not quite all that good anymore, and this season probably encapsulated his strengths and limitations best. Karlsson was a near-constant presence in San Jose’s lineup, taking shifts on both the third and fourth line to the tune of roughly 11 minutes a night. He was a constant presence on the...

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