Sharks’ Radil ‘excited’ after signing contract extension #Erik_KarlssonJanuary 12, 2019
“I think it was a good thing for him to put behind him — and he’s playing some great hockey.”
Through the first 27 games of the season, he registered a minus-11.
Sure, one player does not a team make.
Kane agreed: “You see the little plays that he makes, the plays with the puck – especially in the neutral zone,” he said.
“As long as we win games and everybody’s contributing – whatever it is that you do out there,” he told the media after San Jose’s win over the LA Kings on Monday.
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“He’s one of those veteran guys that I think – if you’re a good player you like playing with a guy like that because he has some composure with the puck and he has some ability to make some plays and some offensive instincts.”
“For me and for Radim it’s a big advantage if somebody’s been here a long time,” Radil said of having an ally in the dressing room when English isn’t your first language.
In Thursday’s game, there may not have been a player more dialed in than Martin Jones.
He buckled down and got aggressive – which was key since the Golden Knights successfully hemmed the Sharks in their own zone for a good portion of the first frame and didn’t shy from putting pucks on net.