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Friday Sharks Links: McLellan's deal with Edmonton for five years, $15 million

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  • Todd McLellan's contract to coach the Edmonton Oilers will pay him $15 million over five years for a $3 million annual sallary that's higher than what any NHL head coach made during the 2014-15 season. As it currently stands, he'll be the second-highest paid coach in the league behind Mike Babcock next season. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Someone like Dan Bylsma might overtake him though, certainly if Buffalo ends up being the team to hire the former Penguins bench boss. The Sabres received permission from Pittsburgh to interview Bylsma yesterday. [Twitter]
  • Ken Hitchcock could make McLellan money next year too but it's still unclear whether the Blues will look to bring him back. His contract expires on June 30th. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • Anaheim won Game 3 of the Western Conference Final to take a 2-1 lead on Chicago. [Anaheim Calling]
  • Less than a week after the autopsy of former NHLer Steve Montador revealed he suffered from CTE, Gary Bettman claimed to reporters that medical science doesn't suggest a link between concussions and the degenerative disease. [LA Times]
  • For once, the Toronto Maple Leafs actually won something. [Grantland]