Sharks Fire Head Coach Bob Boughner

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The San Jose Sharks have fired head coach Bob Boughner, per the team’s Twitter.

Boughner’s entire staff has been relieved of their duties as well. This move felt imminent following last season. Finishing in eighth, sixth, and sixth in the Pacific Division will not buy you much time with any franchise, especially one with San Jose’s success. Boughner is out after not recording a playoff appearance in all three seasons at the helm. It’s the longest playoff drought in the team’s history, and they only missed one postseason from 2004 to 2019. The Sharks accrued just 157 points during Boughner’s time with the team.

The team’s search for its ninth permanent head coach in franchise history will be something to monitor in the coming weeks and months of the NHL offseason.

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