Friday Sharks Links: Bieksa trade about to be finalized

Plus the Sharks are in the mix for the 3rd overall pick, Woodcroft and Johnson join McLellan in Edmonton and John Scott with some good-natured chirps on his way out.

  • To hear Coyotes GM Don Maloney tell it, just about every other team in the league has made an offer for Arizona's first round pick at 3rd overall. Add the Sharks to that list as Kevin Kurz confirms San Jose is one of the clubs trying to trade up for that selection. [CSN Bay Area]
  • The gang is getting back together in Edmonton as the Oilers officially announced the addition of former Sharks assistants Jim Johnson and Jay Woodcroft to Todd McLellan's new coaching staff. [Oilers Nation]
  • John Scott with some tongue-in-cheek parting shots at his now ex-teammates. Godspeed, Murdersaurus. [Instagram]
  • Lawson Crouse and Mikko Rantanen discuss potentially being drafted by the Sharks. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Four prospects the Sharks might consider tonight at 9th overall. [Mercury News]/
  • Cross Robin Lehner off the list of potential Sharks goalie trade targets as the Senators dealt him along with David Legwand to Buffalo for the 21st overall pick. [Silver Seven]
  • Today is about the big club but the Barracuda can expect to benefit down the road from the Sharks' 2015 draft class as well. [SJ Barracuda]/
  • With draft day upon us, rumors are swirling: Antti Niemi's agent expects him to be one of the most sought-after goalies on the market, Carl Soderberg's negotiating rights have been traded to the Avs and young Hurricanes sniper Jeff Skinner is apparently available via trade. [ESPN]