Player News - Sharks

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Although the Sharks missed the playoffs, it looks like GM Doug Wilson is not in any immediate danger of being fired.

Sharks owner Hasso Plattner said in a letter to fans that "the management, (chief operating officer) John (Tortora) and Doug (Wilson), did a good job." Beyond that there's a report stating a "highly placed league source outside the Sharks' organization" has confirmed that Wilson isn't going anywhere. This is after the team and Sharks coach Todd McLellan mutually agreed to part ways.
Apr 24 - 11:30 AM

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

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

Logan Couture thinks that rather than a coaching change, the Sharks need a culture change.

"Not great," Couture said about the team's culture. "That's my personal opinion, and that's all I'm going to say about it." Although the Sharks missed the playoffs in 2014-15 for the just the first time since the salary cap era began, they've often been seen as underperformers when compared to the talent on their roster. With that in mind, it's easy to buy into the idea that the Sharks have a culture problem. Couture also noted that he was disappointed when the Sharks blowing a 3-0 series lead to Los Angeles in the 2014 playoffs didn't lead to the team being hungrier in 2014-15.
Apr 17 - 11:38 AM

Tomas Hertl will play for the Czech Republic in the World Championships.

The tournament is being held in the Czech Republic, so this is a chance for him to play in front of his fellow countrymen. He had a rough sophomore season with 13 goals and 31 points in 82 contests.
Apr 16 - 9:50 AM

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

Brent Burns will anchor the defense for Team Canada in May's World Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic.

Burns has played in 23 games and has compiled five goals and 18 points at the World Championships for the Canada over three tournaments so he is veteran of international play. He is coming off a career year where he compiled 17 goals and 60 points while playing all 82 games for the San Jose Sharks.
Apr 15 - 1:14 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

The San Jose Sharks have assigned Karl Stollery to their farm team in Worcester.

The 27-year-old played in 10 games this season. He had no points and a minus-1 rating during that span. Stollery will help Worcester during their playoff push.
Apr 12 - 2:28 PM

Taylor Fedun has been assigned to the minors.

The 26-year-old had four assists in seven games with the Sharks this season.
Apr 12 - 2:27 PM

The San Jose Sharks have assigned Bryan Lerg to Worcester of the AHL.

The 29-year-old has played in just two career NHL games and they both came this season. He has no value in any type of fantasy league.
Apr 12 - 2:25 PM

The San Jose Sharks have assigned Chris Tierney to the minors.

Tierney had six goals and 21 points in 43 games this season. He will add some quality to Worcester's lineup as they make a playoff push in the AHL.
Apr 12 - 2:24 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


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