O captain ... no captain in San Jose?

There’s been a lot of speculation about Joe Thornton's future in San Jose and exactly what that looks like. If it’s not a trade -- which would require a dramatic shift in plans from the Thornton camp -- it could be a new role in the leadership group. Right now, Thornton is the captain of the Sharks. But Sharks head coach Todd McLellan proposed another idea for next season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

No ‘C’ In San Jose?

from Craig Custance of ESPN, Right now, Thornton is the captain of the Sharks. But Sharks head coach Todd McLellan proposed another idea for next season. “What would happen if nobody wore a letter on our team this year? Not a single guy?” McLellan said during a conversation early Saturday. “What if nobody wore a letter? We’d still be the San Jose Sharks and we...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks won’t raise season ticket prices

The San Jose Sharks were so close. So close to sweeping the L.A. Kings right out of the playoffs in the opening round. So close to dispensing of their California rivals and moving on to face the other in the Western Conference semifinal. And then they lost four straight, including a final defeat on home ice, to get knocked out of the playoffs. Tough way to end a season, with plenty...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks Announce Early Plans for Offseason

Todd McLellan will be brought back for what many think will be his last season (via sharks) On Thursday afternoon, San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson made a couple of early decisions regarding the future of the team. One day after Sharks’ majority owner Hasso Plattner announced his continued support of Wilson, the general manager put forth the following four plans for...
Via Grandstand University
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilson, McLellan officially returning for Sharks

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson will remain in charge of hockey operations and Todd McLellan will officially return as head coach, team owner Hasso Plattner revealed through a statement on Wednesday. "I am very disappointed in the way our team finished the 2013-14 season. Gaining a 3-0 series advantage and being unable to advance is a major blow to our organization and fan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Change to Sharks core group seems likely

The San Jose Sharks are a lesser hockey team than the Los Angeles Kings. They showed that to be true last year, losing in seven games in the second round. An exclamation point was added this year in embarrassingly historic fashion. As currently constructed, there’s no reason to think it will be any different next season, either. The Sharks simply aren’t in the discussion anymore...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Simmons: Had San Jose cut ties with Todd McLellan, Toronto would’ve come calling

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton Leaving Town?

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,...
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Todd McLellan Be Back Next Year?

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...
Via Grandstand University
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan Will Find Work If Let Go In San Jose

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Now What San Jose?

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, Neither general manager Doug Wilson nor coach Todd McLellan should be sacrificed just for the sake of it – just to show the Sharks are doing something and won’t settle for the same old, same old; just to sell change. Firing McLellan would be the simplest and perhaps the most effective move, but the Sharks would need to upgrade. Whom would...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Antti Niemi will start for Sharks in Game 7 after sitting Game 6

With one game to decide if the Sharks live to see another day in the 2013-14 season, coach Todd McLellan is turning back to his No. 1 goaltender in net. After being benched in Game 6, Antti Niemi will get the start for San Jose in Game 7 on Wednesday night against the Kings. Captain Joe Thornton says he'll be ready to go. Niemi has not been particuarly strong in this series...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

McLellan: "We Got Cheated..." Sending Kings-Sharks To Game 7

((HT: CSN Bay Area))The San Jose Sharks had one of those epic melt-downs that make this time of year this time of year...With a game tied at one in the third last night, the Sharks scored three goals in just under three minutes to give the Kings a 4-1 win tying the Western Conference first-rounder at three games a piece with Game 7 coming up Wednesday night.Here's the evidence...
Via Online Sports Guys
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan Must Pick The Right Goalie For Game 7

from Rory Boylen of The Hockey News, If you’re coaching a decisive playoff game where your job hangs in the balance, I’d imagine you’d want to know and have confidence in who your starting goalie is. Todd McLellan won’t have that luxury. By starting rookie Alex Stalock in a Game 6 loss to Los Angeles, McLellan opened the door of uncertainty for a rookie without...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s Status Is Unknown For Monday After Leaving Last Night’s Game

from Daniel Brown of the Mercury News, Sharks coach Todd McLellan was in no mood to elaborate on Vlasic's status after a 3-0 defeat in Game 5 at SAP Center. "There is an obvious answer: He didn't return after the blow he took the head from Stoll,'' McLellan said coolly. "He has an upper-body injury. Call it that." When asked if Vlasic would...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks expect stronger challenge from Kings in Game 2

The Sharks had a surprisingly easy time with the Los Angeles Kings in their playoff opener, but they definitely aren't expecting more of the same Sunday night in Game 2. "We've been through enough successes and failures to know you have to put each game behind you and be ready to go," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said Saturday. "They're a veteran group....
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Soft Goals An Issue For The Sharks

from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News, Players rarely talk about giving up soft goals because that pretty much reflects on the man in the pads who was the last line of defense. But they used that term Wednesday night after the Sharks lost 5-2 to the Anaheim Ducks and no one would challenge the usage. The Sharks played well, undermined by three goals...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

McLellan says Sharks rookie Hertl progressing

There was a positive development on Wednesday in regards to injured Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl's long rehab from a serious knee injury. Hertl appeared on the practice ice for the first time without a brightly colored orange sweater, reserved for those players that are to avoid physical contact. Rather, the 20-year-old was in a white sweater, worn by team’s top six forwards...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hertl making progress, says Sharks' coach McLellan

There was a positive development on Wednesday in regards to injured Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl's long rehab from a serious knee injury. Hertl appeared on the practice ice for the first time without a brightly colored orange sweater, reserved for those players that are to avoid physical contact. Rather, the 20-year-old was in a white sweater, worn by team’s top six forwards...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfer In ‘Disbelief’ After 2 Aces in Same Round

Apparently, making an ace isn’t as difficult as once perceived. Roughly a week ago, there was the story of Cael McLellan, the son of San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, who made back-to-back aces on a par-3 course. And shortly before that story, there was the 92 year-old woman making a hole-in-one. Now, we’ve got the story of John Ponter, the 53-year-old golfer who recorded...
Via Back9Network
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks’ Head Coach Todd McLellan’s Son Drains Back-to-Back Aces

San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan must be pretty proud of his son Cale after he drained back-to-back hole-in-ones at a Junior Golf tournament. It wasn’t back-to-back in the sense of the two par 3′s that were closest together, but rather literally consecutive swings. The odds of this are apparently 50 million to 1. Absolutely outstanding. [CBS Sports] The post Sharks...
Via Diehardsport
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose down Columbus in shootout, 4-3

The Sharks own a share of the Pacific Division lead for the first time in 97 days after a 4-3 shootout victory Thursday night over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Just don't expect coach Todd McLellan and his players to get too excited about overcoming the 13-point gap that separated San Jose and the Anaheim Ducks, who do have a game in hand, two months ago. "I think we'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks beat Blue Jackets in Todd McLellan's milestone game

Todd McLellan got what he wanted on the night that he set the Sharks franchise record for longevity behind the bench. The Sharks skated into the Olympic break with a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets and pulled within five points of the Anaheim Ducks -- as close to the top of the Pacific Division as San Jose has been in weeks. "We're 80 points at the Olympic break...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars-Sharks Preview

San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has been unhappy with a lot more than just his team's inability to score of late. The Sharks likely will need a much better performance at home Wednesday night to slow the surging Dallas Stars, who are seeking a third straight victory. San Jose (35-16-6) has dropped four of five following a six-game win streak, scoring just four non-shootout...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

“They’re A Handful”- Todd McLellan On The Wings

San Jose head coach Todd McLellan gives an update on his team, then talks Wings...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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