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McLellan suddenly on shaky ground

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08:28 AM ET 05.03 | Is the ice thinning under Todd McLellan? General manager Doug Wilson got a vote of confidence Wednesday. [McLellan] didn't -- but that doesn't mean one won't be coming in the next few weeks. That was the fallout after the Sharks ownership group issued its first response to a disappointing season. ... "The on-ice results of our team this season are not acceptable to our fans, our organization or our ownership group," read the prepared statement from Sharks Sports and Entertainment. "The ownership group has confidence that Doug will make the necessary changes to ensure our club remains among the NHL's elite franchises." Wilson, however, declined for a second time in eight days to give coach Todd McLellan that same assurance.

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May 3, 2012  08:49 AM ET

Sometimes change for the sake of change is needed. This team has been spinning it's wheels for quite sometime now. It may be an appropriate move to make.

May 3, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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Sometimes change for the sake of change is needed. This team has been spinning it's wheels for quite sometime now. It may be an appropriate move to make.

Agreed. Something should and has to be done.

May 3, 2012  09:04 AM ET

wait a minute....didn't T&R just break the story last week that there was faith in Todd?

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May 3, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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You've seen "The Godfather" haven't you? That was the kiss of death.

in sports and in politics, the dreaded "Vote of Confidence" has killed many men

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May 3, 2012  09:37 AM ET

McLellan suddenly on shaky ground


Ca. has been known to have an earthquake or two

May 3, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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wait a minute....didn't T&R just break the story last week that there was faith in Todd?

IN TODD WE DON'T TRUST

May 3, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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IN TODD WE DON'T TRUST

Rest assured Todd will end up somewhere else if he were to lose his job in SJ.

May 3, 2012  10:24 AM ET

Coach? How about the players.....

Mclellan didnt make the trades.....management did!

He did the best with what he could.....no?

May 3, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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Coach? How about the players.....Mclellan didnt make the trades.....management did!He did the best with what he could.....no?

always my question. The guy that gives you the crappy team also has the ability to fire you when you can't make his bad ideas work....

May 3, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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always my question. The guy that gives you the crappy team also has the ability to fire you when you can't make his bad ideas work....

sounds familiar..... ;)

Kinda like here at Team Desk Rider

May 3, 2012  11:32 AM ET
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They need Ron Wilson back.

lol. good one danny.

May 3, 2012  11:33 AM ET
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always my question. The guy that gives you the crappy team also has the ability to fire you when you can't make his bad ideas work....

seriously? The amount of young talent that they have handed to their coaches over the years is mind boggling. Pretty much every one of the sharks late first round picks seems to turn out for them.

May 3, 2012  11:48 AM ET
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seriously? The amount of young talent that they have handed to their coaches over the years is mind boggling. Pretty much every one of the sharks late first round picks seems to turn out for them.

not necesarily reffering to THIS team, but just a general statement

May 3, 2012  12:38 PM ET
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They need Ron Wilson back.

Wilson's on his way! Can they have BB also?

May 3, 2012  01:19 PM ET
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Rest assured Todd will end up somewhere else if he were to lose his job in SJ.

True, the NHL coach merry-go-round

May 3, 2012  04:26 PM ET

Can He speak French ?

 
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