Tuesday Sharks Links: More on McLellan's departure

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

  • An overview of some potential landing spots for the now-former Sharks head coach. [Mercury News]
  • The Sharks are entitled to a third-round pick courtesy the NHL's new compensation rules if McLellan is hired as a head coach elsewhere. [Working the Corners]
  • With McLellan gone, it's up to Doug Wilson to redefine a Sharks franchise in disarray. [CSN Bay Area]
  • For his part, Wilson maintains he'll be able to do that quickly, declaring yesterday that he expects the Sharks to return to the playoffs next season. [Mercury News]
  • He wasn't a perfect coach but McLellan was set up to fail by Sharks management this season, plain and simple. [Bleacher Report]
  • McLellan discussed the potential of coaching Connor McDavid in Edmonton, as well as some of the other coaching options he's likely to have on the table in the coming weeks. [CSN Bay Area]
  • McLellan's family helped him come to a final decision. They'll likely stay put in the Bay Area regardless of where McLellan ends up, which might make landing in Edmonton over a team in the east like Toronto or Philadelphia all the more likely. [Mercury News]
  • Wilson does not have a timetable for hiring McLellan's replacement, repeatedly stressing they're looking for someone who can fill the role for at least the next seven years like McLellan did. [CSN Bay Area]
  • More on the Oilers already having reached out to McLellan. [Sportsnet]
  • The Flyers are interested too. [CSN Philadelphia]/