Found May 02, 2014 on
San Jose Sharks
Detroit Red Wings
Los Angeles Kings
Todd McLellan’s future remains uncertain after their historic collapse (via sharkspage)
After a historic collapse over the course of the past week against the Los Angeles Kings, the San Jose Sharks find themselves in an all too familiar situation. Players will be once again entering the locker room to take down all their equipment after another premature playoff exit.
San Jose came into their first round series firing on all cylinders placing exclamation points on their first two wins scoring a combined 13 goals. After winning the third game in Los Angeles thanks to a Patrick Marleau overtime goal, the Sharks had a stranglehold on the season as they put the Kings in a 3-0 series hole that only three other NHL teams have ever climbed out of.
Something shut off, or turned on in the case of the Kings, after the Sharks went up 3-0 in the series and they couldn’t figure out what it was. In the final four games of the series, the Sharks managed only five goals, losing all four games.
BEST OF MAXIM
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
Todd McLellan may be the most hydrated coach in the NHL behind the San Jose Sharks’ bench because he always has a water bottle in his hands, taking healthy swigs throughout the game but on Wednesday night in game seven, there wasn’t enough aqua to cool the raging fire in his gut as the Sharks gassed a 3-0 series lead to the Los...
The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons goes over his usual wide array of topics in this Sunday's column, but his "lede" involves a suggestion that the San Jose Sharks' decision to retain Todd McLellan's services prevented the new Atlantic Division from including a trio of current or former members of the Red Wings' coaching staff behind its teams' benches...
It takes a special kind of talent to do what the San Jose Sharks have done this season. As one KNBR 680 host put it, “they give out the Stanley Cup every year, but only four teams in NHL history have blown a 3-0 series lead”.
At this point I have reached a new low in being a Sharks fan, a low that I almost hit in 2010 when the Sharks almost managed to blow a 3-0 series lead...
Veteran GM Doug Wilson of the San Jose Sharks wants head coach Todd McLellan back behind the team's bench next season.
"My support for Todd is rock solid," Wilson told ESPN.com Friday. "I'm 100 percent behind my coach."
Wilson shared the same sentiments with local San Jose media on Friday.
It remains to be seen what ownership in San Jose will want to...
When the Sharks season abruptly ended on Wednesday night, there were obviously many people wondering if there would be major changes within the organization. There has been plenty of speculation, and there are many ways the team can go. They can get rid of Todd McLellan, Doug Wilson, some of the players, or a combination of those three. Doug Wilson wants McLellan back next year,...
The most immediate question surrounding the Sharks’ dramatic demise has been answered, as general manager Doug Wilson has voiced his support for head coach Todd McLellan and staff.
Perhaps the next biggest pressing issue to be resolved is what to do about the team’s goaltending.
Antti Niemi’s inconsistent regular season carried over into the playoffs, and while there is a...
This week, Mike and Matthew start the show talking about their favorite X-Men before the new movie comes out. Then Ridley uses his super strength to talk Matthew down after his San Jose Sharks lose in epic fashion.
The guys then break down picks 10-20 of next week’s NFL draft. If you have any draft questions, send them to SimplyAwesomeSports@gmail.com
What a difference a week makes!
After embarrassing the Los Angeles Kings in three consecutive games, the San Jose Sharks once again gave their fan base the illusion of a Stanley Cup Contender. They had even done the impossible, make Jonathan Quick, one of the game’s best goaltenders, look like a turnstile with 17 goals to open up the series. However, the Sharks forgot that you...
from David Pollak of Working The Corners,
It was an epic failure. And nobody in the Sharks locker room treated it as anything but after a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings that put the Sharks on an inverted pedestal as one of only four teams to win the first three games of a seven-game series and still not advance.
Dissecting how they lost the game isn’t really important...
The San Jose Sharks have completed a monumental choke job in the first-round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. They had a 3-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Kings, and blew it losing four straight. Less than twenty-four-hours ago…
Read more →
The post Sharks choke in Kings’ sized comeback appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
For 16 teams the offseason begins at the end of the regular season, all other teams could come to a crashing halt just 4-7 games into their postseason appearance.
As is the case for one team in particular, The San Jose Sharks. Up 3-0 against The Kings, San Jose seemed to be in cruise control, gliding through the first round and doing what every one of their fans expected. Los Angeles...
There are two ways to look at the Kings-Sharks series. You could say the Sharks choked and once again proved they are the great underachievers (true), or you could say that the Kings found their stride at just the right time and orchestrated one of the greatest comebacks in NHL history (also true).
Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights from a wild series.
The Kings and Sharks shake hands following Game 7 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series. Photo: Ezra Shaw, GI
A week ago, things looked rather grim for the Los Angeles Kings. They’d just dropped Game 3 of their opening round playoff series to the San Jose Sharks, and were now staring at a 3-0 deficit- something only three other teams in NHL history had overcome...
The Big Leagues The Sharks go for the worst kind of history and the Avs-Wild play an all-time great game.
I remember taking a psychology class at Mount Royal College once (Go Cougars) and having to study the grieving process. This week I was able to put what I learnt to work as the Sharks season came to a horrific ending capped off with getting electrocuted by an underwater power line. (For those of you who missed the memo that was a not so subtle Jaws 2 reference...