With the Sharks and the Blue Jackets set to face each other on Saturday night, here are the links you need to read before the game:GREISS GETS THE START, MORE ON THE GOALIES
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that goaltender Thomas Greiss
will start against the Blue Jackets on Saturday night (goaltender Antti Niemi
likely to start on Sunday night in Chicago against his former team), and other notes on the Sharks goaltending situation.
[ Working the Corners
]TRADE DEADLINE PROCESS UNDERWAY
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz blogs on Sharks GM Doug Wilson's trade deadline strategy, revealed in part in an interview with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk
]JOHANSEN WILL REPRESENT BLUE JACKETS
Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen was among 12 rookies selected to participate at the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend. Johansen becomes the seventh Blue Jacket in team history selected to participate at the NHL All-Star Weekend.
]RICHARDS' HOME DEBUT
Columbus Dispatch writer Michael Arace reports on Blue Jackets interim coach Todd Richards' home debut, a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night, with some interesting parallels between the two organizations. Columbus has a rare set of back-to-back home games scheduled against the Coyotes and Sharks.
[ Blue Jackets Xtra
]SHARKS AND BLUE JACKETS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Brian Hunter previews Saturday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.