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Next San Jose Sharks coach? A list of candidates

Trying to find Todd McLellan's successor 
San Jose Sharks: Who should be the next coach?
NHL analysts, including former Sharks player Jeremy Roenick, weigh in on the qualities San Jose needs in a coach. 

Sharks owner Plattner standing behind Wilson
Hasso Plattner says both Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and chief operating officer John Tortora did 'good job' in past year, no hint of any changes coming 

Live chat: Inside the Sharks, Thursday at 1 p.m.
Beat writers David Pollak and Curtis Pashelka will discuss the departure of coach Todd McLellan and all other San Jose Sharks offseason news. 

Purdy: Pressure on Wilson to get Sharks back on track
After the departure of Sharks coach Todd McLellan, general manager Doug Wilson says he expects the team to 'bounce back very quickly.' It had better.  

Family helped McLellan make decision
Todd McLellan made sure his family would be OK with a potential separation before talking to the Sharks about moving on. 

Who will replace Todd McLellan? Some possible candidates
Possible candidates to replace Todd McLellan as coach of the San Jose Sharks include Dan Bylsma, Randy Carlyle and Marc Crawford 

What NHL team will Todd McLellan coach next?
Several teams are reportedly interested in Todd McLellan, who is no longer the San Jose Sharks coach; Possible destinations include the Toronto Maple Leafs under Brendan Shanahan and -- potentially -- McLellan's former team, the Detroit Red Wings 

Todd McLellan parts ways with Sharks
Todd McLellan, the winningest coach in San Jose Sharks history, comes to a mutual agreement to leave the organization after seven seasons. 

Edmonton Oilers -- not Sharks -- grab top prize in NHL draft lottery
San Jose had a 5 percent chance of getting touted prospect Connor McDavid after failing to make playoffs for first time in 11 seasons 

Sharks' Couture: Coaching change not needed, but team culture 'not great'
Logan Couture remains behind San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan, but said overall culture of organization could be stand to improve 

Sharks' Niemi would like to be back next season
Antti Niemi would like to be back with the San Jose Sharks next season but realizes that his time in San Jose might be coming to an end 

This time Joe Thornton takes jabs at Sharks coach Todd McLellan
In pondering his future with Sharks, McLellan had said he wanted to discuss matter with his family; 'Maybe he should talk to this family as well in here,' Thornton says.  

Sharks have no decision on Todd McLellan
Todd McLellan is still coach of the San Jose Sharks -- at least for now -- and is the target of a dig from center Joe Thornton.
 

Todd McLellan and Sharks: The future is Wednesday
Another mutual parting, such as the one between Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers, could be coming for Todd McLellan and the San Jose Sharks. 

Sharks' Smith to play for Team USA at World Championships
San Jose Sharks' Ben Smith among first 15 players selected to compete for U.S. men's national team at IIHF World Championships next month; Joe Pavelski, Tommy Wingels not on initial list 

McLellan to coach Canada at World Championship next month; Burns named to roster
Sharks coach Todd McLellan will be joined by assistant Jay Woodcroft at international competition in Czech Republic; Brent Burns among five defenseman selected so far for Canadian squad  

Sharks in NHL draft lottery after failing to make playoffs
Phenom Connor McDavid would be a fine consolation prize for missing post-season, but Sharks only have a 5 percent chance of winning lottery 

Sharks coach McLellan says he'll take time with family to review his future
With one year on contract with Sharks, McLellan knows he'll be evaluated by management, but wants to sit down with family to assess the situation as well 

San Jose Sharks fall to Los Angeles Kings in season finale
The San Jose Sharks fall 4-1 to the Los Angeles Kings in the rare game between these teams that feature no playoff implications 

Braun ill, San Jose Sharks moving Scott to defense against Los Angeles Kings in final game
Four regulars will be missing from San Jose blue line as Sharks and Kings close out a season that doesn't inlcude playoffs 

San Jose Sharks: Diary of a lost season
Regular-season finale Saturday was designed as showdown with defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, but San Jose Sharks are playing for nothing. 

Sharks 3, Oilers 1: Bryan Lerg scores the go-ahead goal in the third period in his NHL debut to lead San Jose
The rookie found it appropriate that he starred at Rexall Place, since he joined the Edmonton organization out of college seven years ago 

Promising rookies look to post-season
Goodrow heads to Worcester; Tierney expected to follow 

Sharks in Edmonton to face Oilers as season winds down
San Jose Sharks' 2-1-1 record against third worst team in NHL one of many reasons San Jose won't be in playoffs this spring  

Sharks providing Worcester development team help for its playoff drive
With San Jose out of Stanley Cup contention, Goodrow heading to AHL and Tierney will follow when NHL season ends 

NHL debut on hold but at 29, Sharks forward Bryan Lerg takes it in stride
Sharks coach Todd McLellan says Lerg definitely will see action in next game or two after being scratched at last minute against Dallas Stars 

Sharks coach McLellan wants to wait till season ends before talking about future with team
McLellan after Sharks eliminated from playoffs: 'Now, I want to enjoy the team for a couple of games and then we'll deal with that after.'
 

Sharks eliminated from playoffs; 10-season run ends
The Winnipeg Jets' victory Monday night over Minnesota eliminated the San Jose Sharks from the postseason race; the Sharks went on to lose their home finale, 5-1 to the Dallas Stars. 

Source: Report on Sharks' Todd McLellan free agency scenario is inaccurate
A source says a Sportsnet report that San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan would become a free agent should GM Doug Wilson get fired is inaccurate 

 
 
 
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'An Ember in the Ashes' poised to set YA market afire

After a launch party April 28 at Kepler's Books, Sabaa Tahir of Mountain View will embark on a seven-city national book tour; and Paramount has already snapped up the movie rights in a seven-figure deal and foreign rights have been sold in 24 countries.