TODD MCLELLAN NEWS

Sabres-Sharks Preview

The San Jose Sharks tout one of the NHL's most dynamic offenses. Their lack of defense, however, is a big reason the team is riding a three-game losing streak. The Sharks look to tighten up their defense Saturday against the visiting Buffalo Sabres, the NHL's lowest-scoring team. After opening the season with consecutive shutouts, San Jose (4-3-1) has allowed 25 goals over...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets begin west-coast swing in San Jose

Home games have been a rarity for the San Jose Sharks, and it will remain that way until the middle of November. They'll try to take advantage of a second opportunity on home ice Thursday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who certainly can't claim any sustained level of success in San Jose. The Sharks (4-2-1) open the season playing 16 of 21 on the road, and after...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets begin west-coast swing in San Jose

Home games have been a rarity for the San Jose Sharks, and it will remain that way until the middle of November. They'll try to take advantage of a second opportunity on home ice Thursday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who certainly can't claim any sustained level of success in San Jose. The Sharks (4-2-1) open the season playing 16 of 21 on the road, and after...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Sharks Preview

Home games have been a rarity for the San Jose Sharks, and it will remain that way until the middle of November. They'll try to take advantage of a second opportunity on home ice Thursday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who certainly can't claim any sustained level of success in San Jose. The Sharks (4-2-1) open the season playing 16 of 21 on the road, and after...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks-Islanders Preview

The San Jose Sharks and New York Islanders each have won their first three games to open the season, but neither club's coach is exactly celebrating the early success. New York tries to open 4-0 for the first time in 13 years when it hosts San Jose on Thursday night. The Sharks opened by beating defending champion Los Angeles 4-0 on Oct. 8 before blanking Winnipeg 3-0 on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks haven't decided on starter in goal: report

The San Jose Sharks have not announced who their starting goalie will be in the season opener at the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Coach Todd McLellan had not revealed if it would be last season's No. 1 Antti Niemi or Alex Stalock, the San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday. "They both have come back and worked extremely hard in training camp," McLellan told the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks season capsule

SAN JOSE SHARKS LAST SEASON: 51-22-9, 111 points. Lost to Los Angeles in first round of playoffs. COACH: Todd McLellan, 7th season with Sharks, 271-130-57; seventh overall in NHL. ADDED: F John Scott, F Tye McGinn, D Taylor Fedun. LOST: D Dan Boyle, D Brad Stuart, F Marty Havlat. PLAYER TO WATCH: Joe Thornton. Despite finishing second in the league in assists last season, Thornton...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 San Jose Sharks Preview: New Leadership Group Ready To Emerge?

The San Jose Sharks were embarrassed in last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs when they blew a 3-0 series lead and lost to the eventual champion Los Angeles Kings in Round 1. Major changes to the roster and coaching staff were expected as a result of this failure, but none of them have been made so far. Head coach Todd McLellan still is behind the bench, and veteran players largely...
Via NESN.com
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton No Longer Sharks Captain, San Jose To Enter Training Camp With No Captains

Joe Thornton is no longer the captain of the San Jose Sharks. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan announced Wednesday that the team will not have a captain to begin training camp in September, along with zero alternate captains. And McLellan confirms #SJSharks will have no captain or assistants when training camp starts.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks...
Via NESN.com
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan talks about the Sharks’ ‘rebuild’

NHL.com's Dan Rosen asked San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan 5 questions, and the first one got right to the heart of the "rebuilding" matter: People are curious about what's going on in San Jose when Doug Wilson brings up the term rebuild. Can you explain the philosophy regarding what this offseason is about for the Sharks? "We want to reset the...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan teases Sharks captain change, redefines ‘rebuild’

“The rebuild is committed to. The players that fit for now and the future, their growth is going to be the primary thing. … Remember where we’re trying to get to. It’s not about here, it’s about there.” – Sharks GM Doug Wilson, June 2014 “We’re a tomorrow team … This is a phase that this organization has never gone into in the past, and maybe should have many...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings evening news: weighing in on the coaching shuffle, a Griffins re-signing and prospect talk

I was out this afternoon, so I managed to post this afternoon's coaching news but not follow up on it. As such: 1. I liked Tom Renney, despite his inability to turn the power play around (it's been iffy since Todd McLellan left in 2008), and despite the Wings' offseason moves, I got the sense that Renney's experience coaching the youthful Oilers helped Babcock come...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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
June 28, 2014  |  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
June 28, 2014  |  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

Doug Wilson: I want my coach back

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 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
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