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McLellan lights up team after drubbing

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08:23 AM ET 02.12 | Some losses, Sharks coach Todd McLellan can handle -- but not Monday's. Hoping to end their string of four games without a win, the Sharks instead dropped a 6-2 decision Monday night to a Columbus Blue Jackets team that is perennially among the Western Conference's bottom-dwellers. Not exactly how San Jose wanted to start its season-long, six-game trip. "It's a pretty simple league -- the team that works the hardest wins," a visibly intense McLellan began. ... Even entering the game with an 0-2-2 record in February, the Sharks could take some comfort in the fact they were competitive in each loss. This one was different, and McLellan had no trouble defining that difference. "Well," he began, "this one [stinks]. It's pretty simple."

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February 12, 2013  08:38 AM ET

The Gomez Effect?

February 12, 2013  08:42 AM ET

"It's a pretty simple league -- the team that works the hardest wins," a visibly intense McLellan began. ... Even entering the game with an 0-2-2 record in February, the Sharks could take some comfort in the fact they were competitive in each loss.

If I had a dollar for every time that was written substituting the Leafs for the Sharks.......

But no longer my friends !!

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February 12, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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These must be difficult times around your dam, Nuck.

Tis not pretty my high riding friend. :-)

February 12, 2013  09:02 AM ET

The Jackets should've had the same result the night before against the Oilers. They dominated and pushed those smurfs around all over the ice. They just couldn't beat Dubnyk. He robbed them blind!

February 12, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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The Gomez Effect?

Either that or, they thought it's the playoffs.

February 12, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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It's unfortunate that Kessel the Great's amazing goal-scoring streak ended, and hopefully perennial Vezina candidate and surefire Team Canada starter in Sochi James Reimer isn't down for too long, but man the Leafs are just sexy right now. Killing penalties? WTF? Winning on home ice? Where did THAT come from? 11 goals in 2 games against rivals? I'll take that all day!

I dont know what is more shocking to me.

1. How much better they are playing for Carlyle
2. They have players now with skill. This team has been bereft of talent for so long, that skilled players just look, well, out of place.

Loving it though!

February 12, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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Either that or, they thought it's the playoffs.

DING DING DING!! Winner!!!!

February 12, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's unfortunate that Kessel the Great's amazing goal-scoring streak ended, and hopefully perennial Vezina candidate and surefire Team Canada starter in Sochi James Reimer isn't down for too long, but man the Leafs are just sexy right now. Killing penalties? WTF? Winning on home ice? Where did THAT come from? 11 goals in 2 games against rivals? I'll take that all day!

Last night was the first time I watched the Leafs this year and I was impressed. They looked pretty good against the Flyers. They were skating well and playing smart.

February 12, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Hard to imagine Todd McLellan blowing a gasket and lighting anybody up! He always looks like a pooch ready to hump somebody's leg.

February 12, 2013  09:48 AM ET

<p><b>McLellan lights up team after drubbing</b>

So he is trying the Irked method</p>

February 12, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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McLellan lit up team after drubbing

So he is trying the Irked method

take 2

February 12, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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take 2

Why are they small?

February 12, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Hard to imagine Todd McLellan blowing a gasket and lighting anybody up! He always looks like a pooch ready to hump somebody's leg.

I've always thought he looked sinister in that picture.

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February 12, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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Wanna be mind blown?What do the following players all have in common:Korbinian HolzerJames ReimerMatt FrattinCarl GunnarssonLeo KomarovNikolai Kuleminand for the sake of fun let's throw Tuukka Rask in there as well.

They all believe Tim Thomas is living in a cave on Ted Nugents ranch ?

February 12, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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They all believe Tim Thomas is living in a cave on Ted Nugents ranch ?

Or they all know which cave TT is living in on Ted Nugents ranch?

February 12, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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These must be difficult times around your dam, Nuck.

There was that one moment last night where they showed Burke all suited up watching the game from upon high. His forehead may as well had a rolling banner that said " Oh Sure , the Team i built is winning , and i am out on my truculent ash"

 
February 12, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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Either that or, they thought it's the playoffs.

If I hadn't been so busy this am, I'd have said this same thing

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