Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 12/15/11
The San Jose Sharks enter play this evening with 33 points in 28 games, good for second in the Pacific Division and No. 8 in the Western Conference. So, naturally, Coach Todd McLellan's job should be in jeopardy. Uh say what now? Such is life in the NHL during the 2011-12 season. It's a League in which coaches of teams failing to meet expectations get axed while Scott Arniel still has a job. If the Los Angeles Kings can fire Terry Murray and the Washington Capitals can fire Bruce Boudreau, the underwhelming and uninspired play of the Sharks this season might result in McLellan's ouster, right? Wrong, said every player who was asked the question by the San Jose Mercury News: Several of those players made it clear they have their coach's back, saying it's ridiculous that questions are being raised about McLellan's job security. "We are not anywhere near the same ballpark as other teams were that changed coaches," Ryane Clowe said. "We have complete faith in our staff. Guys want to ...
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