Tuesday Sharks Links: Sharks officially get permission to interview Dan Bylsma

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

  • Add Dan Bylsma to the growing list of coaches the Sharks will be interviewing, as the team received permission from Pittsburgh to interview the former Penguins bench boss. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • After being interviewed by the Sharks, Mike Babcock is reportedly finished talking to all the teams he intends to talk to. His final decision is expected to come down shortly. [Michigan Live]
  • Cross the Flyers off the list of teams contending for Babcock's services, as they announced the hiring of University of North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol as their new coach yesterday. [ESPN]
  • Four reasons the relatively unknown Hakstol could be a good hire for Philly. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Another report on the Oilers' announcement that they've hired Todd McLellan being imminent. [Sportsnet]
  • Tyler Johnson scored a hat trick as Tampa Bay defeated the Rangers 6-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final to tie that series. [Raw Charge]
  • Ten thoughts on the opening weekend of the Conference Finals. [Grantland]/