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It’s official: Todd McLellan will coach Sharks in 2012-13

Jun 18, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT

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You can put the San Jose Sharks’ coaching rumors to rest. After a fair amount of speculation, the NHL.com is reporting that Sharks GM Doug Wilson has officially announced that Todd McLellan will stay on as the team’s head coach.

McLellan has served as the San Jose Sharks head coach for four straight seasons. Over his tenure, the team has enjoyed considerable success in the regular season. They have won the Pacific Division three times and claimed the Presidents’ Trophy in 2008–09.

At the same time, McLellan hasn’t been able to fully thwart the Sharks reputation as under-performers in the playoffs. They did make some progress by advancing to the Western Conference Finals in 2010 and 2011, but they were eliminated in the first round by the St. Louis Blues this season.

With Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau both slowly marching out of their prime, there should be a sense of urgency for the Sharks to win the Stanley Cup before their window of opportunity starts to fade away.

  1. polegojim - Jun 18, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Not even remotely a Shark fin…er fan… but I’m shocked.

    I actually like McLellan…. but he’s had his chance with arguably two or three of the most talented teams in the NHL…. that failed and underperformed very badly.

  2. bleedingteal4life - Jun 18, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    I was hoping for someone new.

  3. sjsharks66 - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    I don’t mind having TMAC as a coach but we need to get new assistant and special team coach’s.

    • sjshark714 - Jun 19, 2012 at 4:18 AM

      yeah the assistants need to go… pretty brutal… if they don’t then we will know for sure that they are mailing it in

    • polegojim - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:31 PM

      And….. who is in the drivers seat for THOSE decisions….. TODD!

      You can’t have it both ways. Good coach but bad assistants??? No, that’s on HIM!

  4. shutyourfivehole - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    I’m still hanging in there as a Sharks fan, but it’s moves like this that keep making it difficult. He needed to go.

  5. atwatercrushesokoye - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Well he has had a lot of success there….

  6. tommytd - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    The correct use of the English language has eluded you as well!

  7. sjsharks66 - Jun 19, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    It’s ALSO up to DOUG WILSON. TMAC knows he wants NEW assistant coaches.

    What’s with the excessive capital letters?

  8. letsgosjsharks - Jun 20, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Just sign a new goalie and get Suter and lets win the god damn cup!

  9. sjsharksfan11 - Jun 20, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    2012-13 is now officially a losing season. Sad it hasn’t even started yet

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