Pete DeBoer joined a rapidly growing list of fired head coaches on Wednesday night. The Sharks, sixth place in the Pacific division, announced they have relieved DeBoer of his duties.
Don’t worry though: it’s just because their team is bad.
Elliotte Friedman broke the news:
Hearing coaching change coming in SJ — hockey related change, nothing else.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 12, 2019
The Sharks have a 15-16-2 record, far below expectations. Those results appear to be driven primarily by poor goaltending, specifically from Martin Jones. The team’s 88 percent saving during five-on-five play is the worst in the league.
DeBoer has been head coach in San Jose since 2015 and had multiple years left on his contract.
official PR from the Sharks is odd pic.twitter.com/zKyGdnG9eO
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) December 12, 2019
Previously fired coaches this season include John Hynes from New Jersey, Bill Peters from Calgary, and Mike Babcock from Toronto.
Assistant coach Bob Boughner is expected to take over in San Jose.
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