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How to watch 2020 NHL Trade Deadline Show for Sharks live online

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How to watch 2020 NHL Trade Deadline Show for Sharks live online

The NHL trade deadline is upon us, and rumors are flying everywhere. The Sharks are well out of the Western Conference playoff picture, and might be looking to sell off some of their best assets ahead of Monday’s deadline at noon PT.

It has been a nightmare season for San Jose, who almost certainly will miss the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2015. Significant injuries to captain Logan Couture, forward Tomas Hertl and defenseman Erik Karlsson, along with teamwide underachievement, plant the Sharks firmly in the “sellers” bucket heading into the deadline.

General manager Doug Wilson already has traded defenseman Brenden Dillon to the Washington Capitals and Patrick Marleau to the Penguins and could be looking to make more moves as the deadline approaches.

“Sharks Pre and Postgame Live” host Brodie Brazil will join NHL experts from the NBC Sports regional networks to analyze the trade deadline on the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline Show, which will stream on the MyTeams app and on NBCSportsBayArea.com. The show will air Monday at 11:30 a.m. PT, and you can join the conversation on Twitter using the hasting #NHLtradeNBC.

[RELATED: Everything Sharks fans need to know before trade deadline]

Here’s how you can watch the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline Show online.

Date: Monday, Feb. 24
Time: 11:30 a.m. PT
Live stream: MyTeams app and Desktop Stream

Watch Brenden Dillon win over Capitals fans by pounding Evgeni Malkin

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Watch Brenden Dillon win over Capitals fans by pounding Evgeni Malkin

If you believe the cliche proverb that the enemy of one's enemy is their friend, then getting under the skin of someone else's rival is a good way to make friends. 

That's what former Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon did Sunday in his third game with the Washington Capitals. The Caps won for the first time with the 29-year-old in the lineup at Capital One Center, beating Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the rival Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3. 

Washington has a Stanley Cup, but Pittsburgh provided plenty of heartbreak in the nation's capital over the years. Those who rock the red won't forget that any time soon, and Dillon inserted himself right in the middle of the rivalry by fighting tussling and picking up matching double-minor roughing penalties with Malkin on Sunday. 

Dillon won over his fellow foot-soldiers in Alex Ovechkin's proxy war with fellow former No. 1 pick Crosby, too, earning the Washington Nationals helmet the Capitals give to honor the player of the game. 

"I thought he had a really strong game," coach Todd Reirden said Sunday (via NBC Sports Washington). "We've been kind of easing him into it, his minutes weren't as high as we would've liked yesterday and then today I thought it was really noticeable, his play. Just settles things down and obviously penalty kill, using him more in that situation today. You could see his experience and then, when he has a chance to play against the other team's top players, he's not going to be fun to play against."

[RELATED: Everything Sharks fans need to know before trade deadline]

Dillon and the Capitals will have plenty of chances to renew pleasantries with Malkin and the Penguins. Washington plays Pittsburgh twice more during the regular season, and the Metropolitan Division foes once again appear to be on a collision course in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

The NHL postseason's divisional format practically necessitates a Capitals-Penguins matchup, and they surely will meet again in the second round this spring. Dillon played in epic series against the Vegas Golden Knights each of the last two postseasons, and he seems well-prepared for a seven-game tilt with Crosby, Malkin and Co. 

Scott Hannan explains how midseason trade affects Brenden Dillon, Sharks

Scott Hannan explains how midseason trade affects Brenden Dillon, Sharks

Scott Hannan was in similar skates as Brenden Dillon over a decade ago. 

The NBC Sports California analyst, then with the Colorado Avalanche, waived his no-trade clause to join the Washington Capitals on Nov. 30, 2010. The pressure was on the Caps to surround their core -- led by young superstars like Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom -- with veteran talent that could get them over the hump and lift the franchise's first Stanley Cup. 

The Capitals don't necessarily face that same pressure, as Ovechkin and Co. won Washington's first Cup two years ago. But the hunger to win is still there, and the Capitals acquired Dillon, a physical defenseman much like Hannan was, in order to add to their collection of rings. Hannan's trade to Washington was his first, whereas this is the second time Dillon has been dealt. 

That doesn't make adjusting to a new home any easier. 

"It's difficult. It throws you for a loop, and then you've gotta be on the road with the team and then you've gotta come in and fit into that room," Hannan said Thursday on "Sharks Pregame Live." "It took me a while. Luckily I had the year. We finished off strong, we went into the playoffs, we did well. [I dealt with] a lot with what Dillon's going through right now."

Hannan, like Dillon, had to uproot his life midseason. He recalled needing to find a house and move his family, all as HBO's cameras rolled on the Capitals' locker room for their behind-the-scenes "24/7: Road to the Winter Classic" series ahead of the NHL's signature outdoor game. 

Dillon won't have to worry about cameras from a pay-cable network (at least until the Stanley Cup playoffs), but he quickly must adjust to new surroundings. The 29-year-old made his Capitals debut in an overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, skating alongside Norris Trophy candidate John Carlson. Dillon, Carlson and the rest of the Capitals will have 22 more games down the stretch to develop chemistry and familiarity, while the former Shark acclimates to his new reality. 

Reality will set in the Sharks' locker room, too, according to Hannan. San Jose entered Thursday 12 points back of the Western Conference's final playoff spot, and Dillon's departure will crystalize that San Jose is headed for an early offseason.

"I think when you go through these years ... is it's like things are struggling, but it doesn't really seem real," Hannan said. "I know the coach got fired this year and things like that, but sometimes as players, you're really looking [at] that next game. You always think you've got a chance, but then that moment that trade deadline rolls around and somebody on your team gets traded, it makes it real and it makes it real real quick."

[RELATED: Dillon thanks Sharks fans, San Jose after trade to Caps]

Hannan's last NHL season overlapped with Dillon's first with the Sharks in 2014-15. The former Shark called Dillon a player who, ultimately, is "tough to find and replace." The Sharks -- and their young players -- will miss Dillon's leadership, he said. 

Trades always require a lot of adjustment, but Hannan said his former teammate will be up for the challenge. 

"He's gonna go to a great team ... with a great chance to win the Cup," Hannan said. "He's gonna step right in there, and I know they're gonna get a quality player in Brenden Dillon and Washington's gonna be lucky to have him."

Programming Note: The "2020 NHL Trade Deadline Show" is coming your way this Monday, Feb. 24 at 11:30am on the MyTeams app and on NBCSportsBayArea.com! How will the Sharks be impacted heading into the Noon deadline? Don’t miss it!