SAN JOSE, Calif. — In comparison to the Sharks faithful, Avalanche fans have little to fret about. The veteran San Jose Sharks, who added Martin Havlat, Michael Handzus and Brent Burns to an already stacked lineup in the off-season, are 3-7 in their last 10 games and have blown third-period leads the past two — and five for the season.
So the Avs’ 5-5 record the last 10 and overall inconsistency doesn’t look so bad, particularly when considering they’re the NHL’s youngest team.
Colorado is 4-3 in its last seven, compared to 2-5 for San Jose. After Tuesday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Avs in Denver, SJ Mercury News reporter David Pollak asked Sharks coach Todd McLellan if he feels like he’s in the hot seat, given that four NHL coaches have already been fired — including two with big expectations and winning records (Caps, Kings) heading into Tuesday — and McLellan said: “No,” curtly, according to Pollak, “I’m not at that point.”
Big difference between SJ and Colorado. The Sharks are