Did Joe Thornton accept a management position… in Switzerland?

Could San Jose Sharks legend Joe Thornton be in a managerial position…in Switzerland?

Thornton, who is currently training with Swiss league side HC Davos, has reportedly agreed to be the Spengler Cup sports manager. This has yet to be confirmed by Thornton or Spengler Cup President Marc Gianola.

It is believed that Jumbo still hopes to hang on to an NHL team for his 25th NHL season and will start as head of athletics when his professional playing career is over.

Whatever happens, at least it looks like Thornton had fun seeing former Toronto Maple Leafs teammate Mitch Marner in July!

(H/T United States for spotting the Thornton short stories.)

IN SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…

What’s the situation with the Sharks cap after Ferraro’s re-signing?

BREAKING: Ferraro signs for 4 years, $13 million

What will be the key to the success of Walking with Sharks?

Sarah Avampato on Warsofsky’s coaching philosophy

Mann, Shields fights discrimination and abuse of power in Michigan

Welcome Hockey Shots!

Sharks add 5 to hockey operations; Potenza joins Warriors, Burke Now adviser

IN OTHER SHARK NEWS…

Corey Masisak answers all your questions about goaltenders, Grier’s plan and more. (Athleticism)

Even more mailbag questions answered about San Jose Sharks contracts and scoring. (Athleticism)

San Jose Sharks players to watch under David Quinn. (Fear the fin)

Are the Sharks a rebounding team for David Quinn? (The Hockey Writers)

Find out what Kyle Hagel and Louis Mass bring to the San Jose Barracuda and learn about their personalities on and off the ice. (S.J. Barracuda)

Tech CU Arena is progressing well:

AROUND THE NHL…

Hockey Canada is undergoing an independent review of its governance structures and systems led by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell. (HockeyCanada)

Allegations surfaced Wiseman’s tenure with the Islanders?

The Calgary Flames (NHL), Calgary Wranglers (AHL) and Calgary Hitmen (WHL) will all play at the Saddledome for the upcoming season.

Toronto Marlies captain Rich Clune announces his retirement, ready to join the Toronto Maple Leafs development staff. (Toronto Marlies)

The New Jersey Devils avoided arbitration with forward Miles Wood, signing him to a one-year contract. (NHL)

The Maple Leafs players who will be under the most pressure next season. (Full Press Hockey)

Why the Pittsburgh Penguins need to sign Tristan Jarry now.

Kingerski: Avoid drama, Penguins must sign Jarry to new contract

The Boston Bruins sign Brett Harrison to a three-year entry-level contract.

Boston Bruins sign prospect Harrison to entry-level contract

Forward Anton Blidh signs with the Colorado Avalanche:

Colorado Avalanche sign forward Anton Blidh

Can Ryan Lomberg play a bigger role with the Florida Panthers?

Can Ryan Lomberg get past the fourth line role with the Florida Panthers?

Scenarios that could play out to see Nazem Kadri join the New York Islanders:

Positional Scenarios for Islanders with Nazem Kadri

A look at the depth on the wing of the Vegas Golden Knights:

Golden Knights Selection of currently very heavy wingers

Philadelphia Flyers prospect Alex Bump named the nation’s top high school player:

Flyers draft pick named nation’s top high school player

Washington Capitals prospect Ivan Miroshnichenko skates again:

GOTTA SEE IT: Capitals Prospect Miroshnichenko back on skates

Could Conor Bedard be the next Steve Yzerman and could he be heading to the Detroit Red Wings?

Is another Steve Yzerman coming to the NHL?

A look at Vancouver Canucks prospect Jett Woo:

Tomorrow’s Vancouver Canucks: Jett Woo

The Calgary Flames have re-signed Andrew Mangiapane to a three-year contract:

Flames keep sniper Mangiapane in the fold with three-year contract amid demands

The Montreal Canadiens hire Billy Ryan and Albie O’Connell to oversee the organization’s amateur scouting in the United States:

Canadiens hire Ryan O’Connell to lead US amateur scouting

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