San Jose Sharks fireplace Pete DeBoer, title Bob Boughner interim mentor – ESPN

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  • Greg WyshynskiESPN


      Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL author.

With a superior payroll and even increased expectations, the San Jose Sharks introduced Wednesday evening that they fired head coach Pete DeBoer immediately after an underwhelming initially 3rd of their year.

Bob Boughner, an assistant coach with the Sharks, will take around on an interim foundation, the group stated in a assertion. The team also enable go assistant coaches Dave Barr and Steve Spott and goalie coach Johan Hedberg, changing them with associate coach Roy Sommer, assistant coach Mike Ricci and goaltending mentor Evgeni Nabokov. Dan Darrow will continue to be in his recent role of assistant coach for video.

DeBoer’s firing was a hockey-similar selection centered on the team’s on-ice effectiveness, according to resources, and not associated to commissioner Gary Bettman stating Monday that the league will never tolerate abusive coaches adhering to the current resignation of Calgary mentor Monthly bill Peters.

Florida Panthers from 2017 to 2019, and was changed by Joel Quenneville last summertime.