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Wilson safe in San Jose; Carlyle the next coach?

Doug Wilson

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson speaks to reporters following the NHL general managers’ meetings in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Mark Blinch)


In case it wasn’t obvious earlier this week when he was entrusted to hold a press conference and talk about the future of the team, San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson will be back next season.

From CSN Bay Area:

On Thursday, team owner Hasso Plattner issued a lengthy, and at times vague letter to fans, in which he touched on a number of topics regarding his club that missed the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons.

Although it wasn’t explicitly worded, according to a Sharks source, the letter partly serves as an endorsement for Wilson to return as the team’s top hockey executive for a 13th year.

Obviously, Wilson has some work to do this summer. At the top of the list is hiring a new coach to replace Todd McLellan.

Speaking of which...

San Jose also has eight picks in the upcoming draft, including the ninth overall selection.

The Sharks haven’t had a top-10 draft pick since they took Logan Couture ninth overall in 2007.