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Todd McLellan | Center

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (47) / 10/3/1967
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
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Bovada's odds suggest that Todd McLellan is the most likely candidate to take over as the Flyers' next head coach.
Obviously that shouldn't be taken as an indication that McLellan will become Philadelphia's bench boss, but it makes for a fun side note. Dan Bylsma and Mike Babcock are the second and third most likely candidates respectively based on the odds. Benoit Groulx, Kevin Dineen, Peter DeBoer, and Guy Boucher are tied for fourth place. Apr 22 - 11:28 AM

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Todd McLellan isn't expected to have trouble finding work after parting ways with the San Jose Sharks.

Philadelphia, Edmonton, and Toronto are among the teams that are believed to have interest in bringing on McLellan as the team's head coach. Whether or not he'll be at the top of those lists though likely depends on who else emerges in the coaching market. More specifically, if Mike Babcock ends up becoming a free agent. Babcock is believed to be a lot of team's first choice when it comes to a new bench boss, but of course he can only pick one squad, so there will be plenty of potential options remaining for McLellan.
Apr 21 - 11:51 AM

The San Jose Sharks and head coach Todd McLellan have agreed to mutually part ways.

The Sharks also announced that assistant coaches Jim Johnson and Jay Woodcroft, as well as video coordinator Brett Heimlich were relieved of their duties with the team. "I want to thank Todd and his staff for their years of service to the San Jose Sharks organization," said GM Doug Wilson. "Sometimes a change is best for all parties involved but nothing will take away from what Todd and his staff accomplished here over the last seven seasons." McLellan had a 311-163-66 record behind the bench for San Jose and it won't be long before he finds another job.
Apr 20 - 12:06 PM

Rather than being fired, Todd McLellan and the San Jose Sharks might mutually agree to part ways.

McLellan has an impressive 311-163-66 record with the Sharks, but San Jose has had some disappointing postseason trips over his tenure and didn't make the playoffs at all in 2014-15. He still might end up continuing on as the team's bench boss and we should know one way or the other in the near future. Meanwhile, McLellan has agreed to coach Team Canada in the World Championship.
Apr 15 - 10:06 AM

Todd McLellan will coach Team Canada in the World Championship.

This is the first time McLellan has missed the NHL playoffs since be began a head coach. He has a 311-163-66 record in seven seasons with the San Jose Sharks. Although it's not clear if his position with the Sharks is secure, he would be very likely to find a new head coaching gig with another NHL team if San Jose did fire him. Peter DeBoer, Bill Peters and Jay Woodcroft have been named as Team Canada's assistant coaches.
Apr 14 - 12:18 PM

Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson didn't confirm or deny that coach Todd McLellan's job is safe.

The Sharks are going to meet the media on Wednesday for the final time this season. Beat reporter Kevin Kurz reached out to Wilson to ask if McLellan would be back in 2015-16 but all the General Manager would say is "We can talk Wednesday." McLellan is a good coach but it may be time for he and the Sharks to part ways. He should have no trouble finding another job in the NHL. Wilson's job isn't really safe either.
Apr 12 - 10:49 PM

Todd McLellan will think about his future with the Sharks out of the playoffs.

There is no guarantee that the Sharks will want McLellan back but the coach could also decide he has had enough of coaching in San Jose despite having one season left on his contract. Our coaching staff will come under that review, but I have to do my own personal review too," McLellan said. "I'm going to have my family together for the first time on Tuesday for a long time. My son will be back. We'll get a chance to sit down and I'll look at the impact that I think I've had and can have moving forward. We'll go from there. I still feel close to the group that's in the locker room, of course. We'll see what happens."
Apr 12 - 10:07 AM

The San Jose Sharks will not make the playoffs in 2014-15.

They were mathematically eliminated on Monday when Winnipeg earned a 2-0 victory over Minnesota. The Sharks had advanced to the postseason for 10 consecutive campaigns. There was talk over the summer of them focusing on the future rather than the 2014-15 season and had that discuss signaled the start of a rebuild then them coming short would have been understandable. However, the Sharks' veteran core remained largely intact and on paper they looked good enough to challenge for a playoff spot. One year after blowing a 3-0 series edge against Los Angeles, the Sharks are entering the offseason with even more questions than answers.
Apr 7 - 10:28 AM

Todd McLellan has an out in his contract if the San Jose Sharks fire GM Doug Wilson according to a report on Hockey Night in Canada.

There have been plenty of rumors as well that McLellan could get the boot if the Sharks fail to make the post-season. If he does not return to San Jose, there will be plenty of teams interested in his coaching skills.
Apr 6 - 8:34 AM

When the Sharks' AHL affiliates relocate to San Jose in 2015-16, they will be called the San Jose Barracuda.

They're being named after the Barracuda Networks, which is a partner of the AHL club. The team is moving from Worcester, which will make it much easier from a travel perspective for the San Jose Sharks to call up and send down players. This is part a larger AHL realignment which involves the creation of a Pacific Division for the 2015-16 campaign.
Apr 2 - 12:59 PM

Do not be surprised if the San Jose Sharks let coach Todd McLellan go at the end of the season.

There were rumors last season after the Sharks blew a 3-0 lead in the first round of the playoffs to Los Angeles that his future was in peril but the Sharks brought him back for another season. Now it appears that San Jose will not make a post-season appearance so McLellan could be shown the door shortly after the season ends on April 11.
Mar 28 - 11:18 AM

The San Jose Sharks are in tough the rest of the way as 10 of their final 13 games are on the road.

The Sharks are already four points out of a playoff spot so their outlook is not good. If the Sharks do not make the playoffs, Todd McLellan could be out of the job.
Mar 15 - 10:44 AM

The San Jose Sharks aren't likely to pull the trigger on a major trade before the 3:00 p.m. ET deadline.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson is open to such a move, but believes it's more likely to happen over the summer. San Jose went 3-8-2 in February and are now two points behind in the battle for a playoff spot. San Jose isn't undergoing a traditional rebuild, but it is a team in transition and Wilson might attempt to accelerate that process over the summer by moving one or more of his veteran players.
Mar 2 - 10:57 AM

The San Jose Sharks lost their eighth straight game at home on Saturday.

The Sharks had the best home record in the Western Conference last season as they were 29-7-5 but are only 14-14-5 this season, a major reason they are sitting on the outside and looking in, in the playoff race. It would be interesting to see Toronto play in San Jose as one streak would have to break as the Leafs have lost 15 straight on the road.
Mar 1 - 9:05 AM

The San Jose Sharks will be an interesting team to keep an eye on as we approach the trade deadline.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson has labeled this as a transitional campaign for the team, but still believes they have a shot of making the playoffs. Although they don't occupy a postseason spot right now, they're only a single point shy. With that in mind, will they stick to their focus being on the future or will they sacrifice assets for a rental player that might push this team over the edge. It wouldn't be shocking if Wilson stays relatively quiet when it comes to the trade market in light of his team's situation.
Feb 25 - 11:27 AM

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