Sharks ownership examining all businesses during search for new president

Before selecting a successor to Greg Jamison as CEO and

president of the

Sharks, the team’s ownership group

is taking a closer look at all of Silicon Valley Sports and

Entertainment’s different business interests.

Jamison announced Sept. 1 that he was stepping down from his top

spot in the organizational hierarchy in one month, though he would

remain in a lesser role. No timetable was given for finding his

replacement.

“What I think they’re doing right now is getting a little more

involved with the organization to kind of assess where we are,

where we want to go,” said Malcolm Bordelon, the team’s executive

vice-president of business operation.

The process, he added, includes an examination of all of SVSE’s

diverse business interests, from the merchandising of corporate

sportswear to the operation of three community ice rinks in the Bay

Area.

“I think they’re kind of just reviewing the business as a whole

and then shape what they want it to be after that review process,”

Bordelon said. “And that may help determine the kind of person they

want to have in that role.”

Jamison had served as the lone spokesman for the ownership group

since its inception in 2002. Once he decided to step aside,

questions have been referred to Bordelon, a leading candidate to

succeed Jamison if the owners decide to promote from within the

organization.

Jamison will continue to represent the

Sharks on the NHL’s board of

governors and 10-member executive committee.

It’s only three games, but

Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle is

averaging 27:32 of ice time, third highest in the NHL. That’s about

80 seconds more per game than last season, when he finished fourth

in the league.

Boyle says he wants all the time he can get, and coach Todd

McLellan looks at it similarly.

“He’s going to play and play and play,” said McLellan, who

wouldn’t put a ceiling on Boyle’s ice time. “That’s what happens

with star players.”

Boyle was a minus-2 in Saturday night’s 4-2 loss to the Atlanta

Thrashers, and it was his error late in the game that led to

visiting team’s insurance goal. But fatigue, he said, was

definitely not a factor.

“I had nightmares about it last night,” Boyle said Sunday. “It

was a very poor decision and a poor play. That’s not something I

normally do, but it has nothing to do with playing the 27th

minute.”

Players reported for practice Sunday, then found out that

wouldn’t involve getting out on the ice for most of them.

“I didn’t like the way we skated last night, but we have to

figure out as a team, have we over-skated the past six or seven

days because of practices or have we under-skated?” McLellan

said.

“Sometimes when you practice as much as you do,” he added, “you

forget that they’re on the ice for the full hour and 15-20 minutes

skating versus eight to 22 minutes in a game.”

Two injured

Sharks, Jamal Mayers and Derek

Joslin, did skate Sunday. McLellan said Mayers, who hurt his arm in

a Sept. 28 exhibition game, is getting close to returning to the

lineup. That isn’t the case with Joslin, who required surgery to

repair an injured thumb.

For more on the

Sharks, see David Pollak’s Working

the Corners blog at blogs.mercurynews.com/sharks . Contact him at

dpollak@mercurynews.com or 408-920-5940.