Fire Todd Mclellan
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03-21-2012, 11:39 AM
Join Date: Jul 2002
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As much as Ive knocked on a former Sharks blogger who happens to be a member here, he happened to write one article that was 100% spot on, and its pretty funny that over a year later, absolutely nothing has changed with Todd McLellan and the Sharks since then.
A little scrutiny goes a long way.
TMac has taught Thornton to become a complete, two-way player. Not at all easy. He's been instrumental in the development of Pavelski and Couture as well...he is definitely "instructing".
The article criticizes the coach for not shuffling the lines or changing the strategy in-game. Yet the coach has been doing that all the time. He is constantly shuffling the lines and adjusting the matchups. He has also taken accountability for the team. He also can recognize that if the team has run into a hot goaltender, but is dominating play, your best bet is too keep dominating play until you score. See Nashville/Rinne a couple of nights ago.
How does the author know that TMac is not motivating the players? He is definitely holding them accountable; benching players, scratching players.
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