Mike Babcock is Not on the Pittsburgh Penguins Radar: 5 Other Possible Destinations

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Apr 4, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Jose Sharks head coach

Todd McLellan

looks on during the second period against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks are a team that haven’t been discussed often enough in this race.

Let’s consider their veteran’s like Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Joe Pavelski.  Also, their young talent such as Logan Couture and Tommy Wingels.  This is a team that wouldn’t take a complete overhaul to build a contender.

San Jose didn’t exactly have a slouch of a coach in Todd Mclellan.  He is an outstanding coach and will find work quickly this offseason.  But, sometimes a message grows stale.  Bringing in another veteran coach with the respect that Babcock brings to the table could do wonders for this franchise.

Hiring Mike Babcock could finally put the Sharks over the playoff hump they’ve struggled with for years.  I’d imagine they’ll certainly kick the tires on the idea.