Report: GM Sharks Research is about to enter the next stage

Finally, the search for GM in San Jose Sharks is about to enter the next phase.

Pierre Lebrun tweeted today: “After lengthy interviews lasting 4-6 hours each with dozens of candidates, San Jose will be reducing the list of candidates this coming week and continuing the next step in their process.”

Initially, Jonathan Beecher, president of the San Jose Sharks, predicted four to five “real serious” candidates by the end of May.

The Shark Family will likely be waiting for GM candidates whose current employers are still in the playoffs. Some teams prefer to interview their employees for jobs elsewhere when their season is over.

This may apply to potential candidates such as Tampa Bay Lightning Assistant General Manager Matthew Darcci, Colorado Avalanche AGM Chris McFarland, New York Rangers AGM Ryan Martin and Rangers hockey operations consultant Mike Greer.

Ray Whitney has been confirmed to be interviewed, according to Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports, for a San Jose Sharks GM job. Elliot Friedman thinks Martin and Agent Allen Roy have them, too. It has also been speculated that Grier and Seattle Kraken AGM Jason Botterill could be. Jeff Marek speculated the same about the Arizona Coyotes AGM John Ferguson Jr..

The San Jose Hockey League now also thinks Kevin Weeks, Megan Chaika, Mike Gillis, Carolina Hurricanes AGM Eric Tolsky could be in the picture, too.

SJHN has also learned that Whitney is still in the running for the position:

Source: Whitney still works for GM Sharks

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