Sharks unlikely to fire GM, coach TheFourthPeriod.com
Though the Sharks are expected to make several changes this off-season, firing their head coach and General Manager won't be two of them, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
According to the paper, the Sharks' ownership group, which doesn't boast any hockey background, isn't expected to let Doug Wilson go, which means his coach, Todd McLellan, is staying.
The Sharks are, however, going to be analyzing several roster moves over the next few weeks and months, as a number of players could be on the move.
The Mercury News suggests captain Joe Thornton will stay, and as much as the team might want to trade center Patrick Marleau, it's unlikely he'll waive his no-trade clause.
Forwards Joe Pavelski and Ryane Clowe could be the most attractive players dangled as trade bait this summer. If the Sharks revisit their trade talks with the Columbus Blue Jackets regarding star left wing Rick Nash, both Pavelski and Clowe could be packaged as part of a deal.
Meanwhile, the paper also hints impending unrestricted free agents Brad Winchester, Jim Vandermeer, Dominic Moore, Colin White and Torrey Mitchell won't be re-signed, while there's a chance the Sharks will look to retain the services of Dan Winnik, whom the team acquired at the trade deadline.