After an epic collapse by the San Jose Sharks in their Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings, fans and supporters of the team are looking for answers – and, possibly for change.
But according to Sharks GM Doug Wilson, he’s not ready for head coach Todd McLellan to be one of those possible changes, per a report from USA Today.
Wilson has stated he plans to recommend that McClellan be retained by owner Hasso Plattner, but the problem with that is, Wilson doesn’t even know his own fate with the team at this point.
“This is not a nick or a scratch,” Wilson said. “This is an open wound. When the emotions are raw, the emotions should run deep and resonate and live for a long time. We have already started the process of what decisions we’re going to make.”
The Sharks took a three games to none lead over the Kings in the best of seven series, outscoring Los Angeles 17-8 in those first three games. But the Kings came back and won four straight, knocking the Sharks — who are still looking for their first ever Stanley Cup championship appearance — out of the playoffs once again.
San Jose has the second-most points in the regular season over the past 10 seasons, but continues to stumble once postseason play begins.