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03-17-2013, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by magic school bus View Post
McLellan's the winningest coach in franchise history. He's earned the right to at least finish out the season. If you still want his head in June, fine. Fire him then.
Many of us called for his head last year and were told the same thing, this is like deja vu, he needs to go.

Originally Posted by ChompChomp View Post
The way I see it, he was handed a loaded team and that loaded team took him to a President's Trophy and the conf finals vs. the Hawks. The last two full seasons, and this season, we have seen how McLellan's failure as a head coach (namely in-game and game-to-game strategic adjustments) have hurt this team. In 10-11, the team was still talented enough to get to the conf finals in spite of this flaw of McLellan. In 11-12 the team dropped off and then McLellan's ineptness only got them to a quick 1st round exit. In 2013, remains to be seen but looks like a no playoffs or another quick exit if they make it.

When you look at all of that, you see that McLellan failed here. He was brought in to take the Sharks to the next level and IMHO, all he did was ride the team's talent until eventually his lack of strategic adjustments would do him in. I'd even concede that in 08-09, the team being loaded + the puck possession style he brought in was a great combo. In retrospect, 08-09 was the window for DW/TMac/Thornton Sharks. All the pieces (organizational and player personnel) were there and in sync. If the injuries and bad draw don't happen, who knows what could have happened.

But now TMac is not working, has not worked, and arguably the same applies to DW and others. Changes need to be made now. Not to save a run for the Cup (), but to move on with this team so they don't become the Flames 2.0.

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