Found March 08, 2012 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
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So what’s wrong with the San Jose Sharks? They have fallen from the ranks of Stanley Cup contenders. At the moment, they are fighting just to make the playoffs.“We're not winning games,” coach Todd McLellan told the San Jose Mercury News. “That's what's wrong. It's as simple as that.” OK then. Here are some additional details on this team's stunning collapse: On the most recent road trip the Sharks staggered to a 2-6-1 mark. The Sharks have sputtered offensively, scoring three or fewer goals in each of their last 10 games. They scored just four times in the recent four-game homestand. Their power play went 0-for-8. Their top five scorers -- Joe Thornton, Logan Couture, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski and Dan Boyle -- combined for just three assists on the homestand. McLellan returned to the bench after recovering from a concussion suffered in a freak accident on the bench. But at this point, it’s not about coaching for the Sharks. It's about what is happeni...
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