Thursday Sharks Links: DeBoer press conference scheduled for 1PM

Your daily assortment of links to news and analysis from around the hockey world.

  • A press conference to announce Pete DeBoer as the Sharks' next head coach is scheduled for 1PM today at SAP Center, with a few Sharks players expected to be on hand. [Working The Corners]
  • DeBoer is expected to bring a "heavier hand" to the Sharks' bench than Todd McLellan did. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Reaction to the DeBoer hiring, including from Larry Robinson who served on DeBoer's staff his first year in New Jersey. [Mercury News]
  • DeBoer's biggest task will be to convince his players and the organization at large that his voice and ideas are more effective than McLellan's. [CSN Bay Area]
  • DeBoer makes sense for now, but a lot will depend on how he navigates the Sharks' at-times dysfunctional locker room. [Mercury News]
  • The Devils' side of the hiring. [Fire and Ice]
  • In his annual mock draft for ESPN Insider, scout Corey Pronman has the Sharks selecting Russian power forward Evgeny Svechnikov at 9th overall. [ESPN]
  • An assist from Andrew Desjardins on a late goal by Andrew Shaw helped cap a 5-2 victory for Chicago in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final, forcing a Game 7 in Anaheim on Saturday. [Second City Hockey]/