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Evander Kane knew San Jose

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SAN JOSE Joe Thornton Jersey , Calif. (AP) was a good fit when Joe Thornton showed up for a late-night airport pickup following a trade deadline deal.That comfort was only reinforced over the next 10 weeks on the ice and in the dressing room. It left Kane with an easy choice as he headed toward free agency.Kane bypassed a chance at the open market by signing a seven-year deal Thursday worth $49 million to stay with the Sharks for the long term.”It’s good to be wanted and I wanted them just as much as they wanted me,” Kane said. ”The fact that we were able to work out a deal so quickly reflects that. Obviously, when you’re a free agent you have the option to do what you want and I made it clear to them that I didn’t want to go anywhere else.”Kane will be paid $9 million the first year of the deal, followed by salaries of $8 million, $6 million, $7 million, $7 million and two years at $6 million, according to a person familiar with the deal who spoke on condition of anonymity because terms were not released. He also has a limited no-trade clause.Kane, who turns 27 in August, was acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline in February and became a key part of San Jose’s team down the stretch and in the playoffs.Under the terms of that trade Joonas Donskoi Jersey , the Sabres will get a first-round pick in 2019 instead of a second-rounder because Kane signed with San Jose. The selection is lottery-protected, so it could be moved to 2020.The Sharks aren’t concerned about that price.”You don’t find guys like this unless you’re picking in the top three, four guys in the draft, and no one wants to be there,” coach Peter DeBoer said.”When you’re signing free agents, especially elite players and guys that are going to play huge roles for you, you really want to know about them as much as possible. And you really don’t know a player until you stand behind the bench and are around them every day. So that was a nice luxury to have. I think we all felt comfortable that this was a guy that could help us win.”Kane’s status was one of the biggest questions heading into this offseason for the Sharks, who were knocked out of the playoffs in six games in the second round against eventual Western Conference champion Vegas.Thornton is the other prominent potential free agent on the team. But he’s said he’s willing to come back on a reduced one-year deal.The Sharks still have salary cap flexibility to make more moves, which will be easier now that Kane’s deal is done and he can be slotted in on a top line.”He plays with great speed and fits with not only our game but where the league is trending,” general manager Doug Wilson said.”To get him in place and secured was very important to us. Top-six forwards like that Justin Braun Jersey Kids , there aren’t many out there and when you get one you want to make sure that he’s secured. It fills in our roster.”Kane stepped right onto the top line with captain Joe Pavelski after arriving in San Jose and helped ease the loss of Thornton, who went down with a season-ending knee injury in January. Kane used speed and physical play to deliver nine goals and five assists in 17 games and helped San Jose make the playoffs, giving him a first taste of the postseason.Kane shined in the first round with three goals and an assist during a sweep against Anaheim. But he struggled a bit against the Golden Knights, slowed by injuries to his knee and shoulder that lingered from the end of the regular season.He had one goal and a minus-5 rating in five games against Vegas. He missed Game 2 of that series when he was suspended for cross-checking Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.Kane finished last season with 29 goals and 25 assists, his second-most productive season to his 30-goal, 27-assist run for the Jets in 2011-12. Kane has 186 goals and 168 assists in 574 games since entering the NHL as the fourth overall pick by Atlanta in 2009.Despite his credentials, there was not a robust trade market for Kane back in February in part because he had issues off the ice with some teammates during his stints with Winnipeg and Buffalo.Kane also had legal run-ins.In March 2016, prosecutors announced after a three-month investigation that Kane would not face a sexual assault charge. In June 2016, he was arrested for allegedly grabbing three women by the hair and neck during an altercation at a Buffalo bar. The charges were eventually dismissed on condition Kane stayed out of trouble as part of a plea agreement.Also that year, the Sabres suspended Kane for one game for missing practice a day after pictures surfaced on social media of the player celebrating in Toronto after attending the NBA All-Star Game.There haven’t been issues in his brief time with the Sharks.”We really started things off on the right note and it just carried on from there Youth Kevin Labanc Jersey ,” Kane said. ”The one thing about this team and this group and this organization is that they allow you to be yourself. They embrace you for that. It’s a very unselfish group that makes it super easy to come into and mesh well with.”—AP Hockey Writer John Wawrow contributed to this report— DALLAS (AP) — Filip Forsberg answered for the Nashville Predators when they needed it in the second period.In the final frame, Roman Josi provided the decisive blow — and one more for good measure.Forsberg tied it 21 seconds after consecutive Dallas goals, and Josi put Nashville ahead with 12:25 left before adding an empty-netter as the Predators beat the Stars 5-3 on Tuesday night.“That was a big goal right before the second intermission,” Josi said. “They got a couple goals, they’re a good team and they’re going to get some pressure. It was a huge answer getting (Forsberg’s) goal.”Josi skated from behind the net into the slot, and his wrist shot hit defenseman Esa Lindell’s stick and popped over goalie Anton Khudobin for a 4-3 lead.“It was a lucky bounce off my stick and maybe someone else, too,” Lindell said. “That’s what happens when you shoot the puck and put it on the net. You get the lucky ones, too.”Nashville won for the second time in six games to move within a point of Central Division-leading Winnipeg.Dallas is 1-4-1 in its past six games.Lindell scored on the power play at 17:29 of the second, and Tyler Seguin put the Stars ahead 3-2 at 17:55. Forsberg tied it with 1:44 left in the period.“It was huge Martin Jones Jersey ,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. “They get the power-play goal and immediately score after. That’s when something could get away from you.”The game did get away from the Stars.“We can’t give up momentum goals,” coach Jim Montgomery said. “We go up 3-2 and can’t give up that goal right away.”Ryan Ellis had three assists, Brian Boyle had a first-period goal and Rocco Grimaldi scored in the second.Jason Spezza scored the first of three Dallas goals in the second period. It was the 331st of his career but his first in 20 games since Dec. 29. He and Lindell each had a goal and an assist.“I’ve scored lots of goals before,” Spezza said, “You want to make a habit of it and not worry too much about it. But obviously I’ve been in a drought, so it felt good.”It was the first goal in 145:43 of playing time for the Stars, who scored all their goals in the second period.Pekka Rinne made 36 saves in his 21st win of the season for the Predators.Khudobin stopped 42 shots.Boyle scored at 10:50 of the first period, seven seconds after Dallas had killed the game’s first power play. Khudobin stopped a close-range wrist shot, but Boyle skated in front to knock in the rebound.The crowd reacted with boos for Boyle, who eight seconds before had driven Dallas scoring leader Seguin into the boards at the other end.Boyle went into the penalty box for holding at 17:39 of the first http://www.officialsharks.com/authentic-adidas-logan-couture-jersey , but the Predators killed that penalty despite five shots on Rinne.After Spezza tied the game at 1, Grimaldi gave Nashville a 2-1 lead. He took a pass from Ryan Hartman, skated in alone on Khudobin and faked toward the left before putting the puck on his forehand and sliding it inside the right post.NOTES: C Craig Smith (lower-body injury) was out of Nashville’s lineup for the first time since Dec. 21, 2017. … Stars G Ben Bishop sat out his sixth straight game, and LW Blake Comeau missed his third. They have upper-body injuries. … Boyle’s 15th goal was his second in seven games since the Predators traded a draft pick to New Jersey for him on Feb. 6. … Lindell’s power-play goal was the Stars’ first in 13 man advantages over six games. … The season series ended with Nashville 3-2 and Dallas 2-1-2. … The Stars have been outscored 14-3 in their current three-game losing streak.UP NEXTPredators: Host Los Angeles on Thursday to begin a three-game homestand.Stars: Play St. Louis on Thursday in the second of a four-game homestand.

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