Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/9/12

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 12: Head coach Todd McLellan of the San Jose Sharks directs his team during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on January 12, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Sharks defeated the Coyotes 3-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Despite a disappointing showing in the playoffs, the San Jose Sharks have been relatively quiet this offseason. They haven't been big players on the free-agent front or engineered any blockbuster trades. After leaving head coach Todd McLellan's fate up in the air for a couple of long months, they finally announced on June 18 that he would be back for a fifth season behind the Sharks bench. But the Sharks did make one important change, and the subtle move made on Monday could pay off big for San Jose. The Sharks gave McLellan some help on the bench, bolstering their...
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