Sharks/Barracuda news for week of 150531

Highlights: Search for DeBoer’s assistant coaches begins. Four 2014 draftees given bonafide offers. Brent Burns heading to Australia (busman’s holiday).

5/31: NBC/PHT: Report: DeBoer and Spott could reunite in San Jose

5/31: Salem News – Blackwell named Harvard’s Comeback Player of the Year

5/31 – SJ Merc WTC – Sharks reportedly get permission to talk with Steve Spott about assistant coach job

6/1: CSN Sharks – Sharks have decisions to make on pending free agents

6/1: SF Chron – REPORT: New Sharks coach DeBoer closing in on first assistant

6/2: SJSharks – Sharks Issue Offers to 2014 Draft Picks
Four 2014 draftees made bonafide offers; one 2013 draftee not signed, back to draft

6/2: CSN Sharks – Sharks’ second-rounder Boudreau to re-enter NHL Draft

6/3: Times Colonist: Jack Knox: For cyclists, 550-kilometre ride a way to fight ALS
Irwin donates sweater he wore at outdoor game to help support disease that took his grandfather.

6/3: Fox Sports Australia – NHL All Star and fan-favourite San Jose Sharks star Brent Burns headed to Australia

6/5: NHL PR: NHL/NHLPA Competition Committee statement
Recommend coach’s challenge

Sharks news for week of 150524

Highlights: Sharks hire Peter DeBoer as (8th*) head coach. NHL Draft combine (June 1-6) preview.

* = not including the couple of games Cap Raeder coached between Sutter and Wilson.

San Jose Sharks

San Jose Mercury News

CSN Sharks

San Francisco Chronicle

Gackle Report

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The Hockey News

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CBS Sports


5/27: – Reports: Former Devils coach Pete DeBoer to be next head coach in San Jose

5/28: – New Sharks/formerDevils coach Pete DeBoer believes young players have to “earn the right to play”

5/27: CBS Sports – Report: Sharks set to hire Peter DeBoer as new coach

5/27: Toronto Sun – NHL’s crazy coaching carousel finally slowing down?

5/28: Reuters – Sharks hire DeBoer as head coach

5/28: AFP – Sharks name ex-Devils coach DeBoer as bench boss


Sharks news for week ending May 23

Highlights: Getting close to selecting next Sharks coach? Chartier named WHL player of the week. McLellan named new head coach of Edmonton Oilers. Joonas Donskoi signed.

5/17: NBC/PHT: Report: Sharks want a second interview with DeBoer
And Bylsma, Carlyle and former Shark Lowry apparently also in the running. (And perhaps a Babcock interest)

5/17: SJ Merc: Pizarro: Sharks help build community playground in San Jose

5/15: Sporting News: Off season needs for the Sharks

5/17: SJ Merc: Mike Babcock visiting San Jose to discuss Sharks job, according to Michigan web site

5/17: CSN California: Report: Sharks to speak with Babcock this week
Apparently initiated by Babcock

5/17: – Sharks apparently sign Joonas Donskoi to two year ELS deal (confirmed by agent on Twitter)

5/18: Kelnowa Now: Chartier Gets WHL Player of the Week Honours

5/18: Burns Named Best Defenseman at IIHF Worlds

5/18: Team USA Returns Home with Bronze Medal

5/18: Canada Wins Gold at IIHF Worlds

5/18: TSN: Oilers to hire McLellan; deal not yet done

5/18: SJ Merc: Edmonton Oilers expected to name Todd McLellan their new coach

5/18: NBC: Sharks get permission to interview Bylsma

5/18: Sporting News – Oilers reportedly set to hire former Sharks coach Todd McLellan

5/18: Edmonton Journal – McLellan to be named Oilers head coach soon

5/18 SJ Merc WTC: Sharks reportedly receive permission to speak with Dan Byslma

5/18: SJ Merc editorial – Sharks and San Jose, still good after 20-plus years

5/18: Times Colonist – NHL’s Sharks hunting for Victoria Royals coach?

5/19: Sportsnet – Freidman’s 30 Thoughts
Includes specifics on average salary (for the season that was), how that impacts arbitration, arb “walk away” $$, offer sheet compensation chart, and some speculation on Sharks’ next coach, etc.

5/19: The Hockey News: New Oilers coach McLellan: It’s not about playoffs – it’s about building a foundation
A look a the challenges McLellan faces with his new job.

5/19: CP: Oilers officially name Todd McLellan head coach

5/19: SJ Merc WTC blog: Edmonton Oilers will compensate Sharks for Todd McLellan hire. But what exactly will that be?

5/19: 2015 Fitness Faceoff (June 28) – video introduction by Owen Nolan

5/19: – McLellan says Sharks remain ‘tremendous team’

5/20: NBC: Report: Sharks talking to Oates about coaching gig

5/20: – Sharks Sign Forward Joonas Donskoi

5/20: SJ Merc – Report: Mike Babcock not coming to Sharks

5/20: CSNCA – Reports: Babcock lands in Toronto; Sharks to speak with Oates

5/20: CSNCA – Sharks sign forward Joonas Donskoi to entry-level deal

5/20: AP – Sharks sign Finnish forward Joonas Donskoi

5/21: CBS Sacramento – Five Reasons Why Coaching The Sharks Isn’t That Bad

5/21: ESPN (LeBrun) – Rangers D-man Dan Boyle still has more he wants to prove — and win
With quotes from Vlasic; plans to retire in San Jose.

5/21: 2015 Sharks Playground Build

5/21: – NHL coach rumours: 5 teams on the hunt?

5/22: SJ Merc WTC – If Wilson again goes beyond the usual suspects in search for next Sharks coach, why Dave Lowry might be high on his list

5/22: NBC – Lowry emerging as darkhorse candidate for Sharks gig

5/22: AP – Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from going to NHL
This from the guy who had to wait until age 31 to go to the NHL when the Iron Curtain fell.

Sharks at IIHF World Championships May 17 – Medal round

Last chance for glory.

Sharks at IIHF World Championships May 16 – SemiFinals

Saturday semi-final games.

Locally showing on CSN (CA).

Sunday’s schedule:

  • 7:00am PT Bronze medal game: CZE (Hertl) vs USA (Smith)
  • 11:30am PT Gold Medal Game: Canada (Burns/McLellan) vs Russia (NBCSN)