Skip to content

Sharks’ seventh straight loss could lead to a roster shake-up

Feb 16, 2013, 9:47 AM EDT

Todd McLellan AP

Things had started off so well for the Sharks. They won their first seven games of the season and looked like they’d be world beaters in the shortened NHL season.

After losing to Chicago last night, however, they’re losers of seven in a row and the team is pointing fingers at each other. Kevin Kurz from CSNBayArea.com reports that the losing skid could lead to a roster shake-up that sees deals being made as coach Todd McLellan alluded to.

“I think everybody needs to be concerned about the performance of the team – players, managers, we’re all in it together,” McLellan said. “When you start pointing fingers at one individual, there’s three pointing right back at you. Let’s all clean up what we do, whether we’re a coach or a player, and let’s perform to our abilities.”

The Sharks don’t play again until Tuesday in St. Louis and even the players seem to know something could happen that forces a change to the team. Team captain Joe Thornton went so far as saying, “We’ve had a lot of guys in here who have been traded, it’s part of the business.”

At the very least, you can’t say they’re not ready for change if it happens. GM Doug Wilson has some work ahead of him.

This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!
Latest Posts
  1. Risk Factors: St. Louis Blues edition

    Oct 2, 2014, 10:57 AM EDT

    St. Louis Blues v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Six Getty Images

    Ken Hitchcock says the “playoffs tell you everything.” So what does that say about the Blues?

  2. Fleury returned to junior, won’t crack ‘Canes blueline this year

    Oct 2, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT

    Haydn Fleury Haydn Fleury

    Seventh overall pick at ’14 draft is headed to WHL Red Deer.

  3. Senators name Erik Karlsson as ninth captain

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:57 AM EDT

    Erik Karlsson AP

    They’re betting on him lasting longer than Spezza.

  4. Ryan agrees to seven-year, $50.75 million extension

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

    Bobby Ryan Getty Images

    They didn’t want another top forward to slip away.

  5. Robidas (leg) expects to play in opener

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

    Stephane Robidas Getty Images

    Toronto signed him to a three-year deal in July.

  6. Risk Factors: Columbus Blue Jackets edition

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Six Getty Images

    A few tough breaks and the optimism is eroding a bit.

  7. Pittsburgh releases Daniel Carcillo from tryout

    Oct 2, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT

    Daniel Carcillo Getty Images

    That brings the Penguins’ roster down to 31 players.

  8. Pens are uncertain if Malkin can play opening night

    Oct 1, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers - Game Six Getty Images

    “The next few days will be the turning point,” GM Jim Rutherford said.

  9. Trotz wants to manage Ovechkin’s time on power play

    Oct 1, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin AP

    It’s not as foolish as it sounds … maybe.

  10. It is an ‘important week’ regarding Alfredsson’s future with Detroit

    Oct 1, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

    Henrik Zetterberg, Daniel Alfredsson AP

    According to fellow Swede and Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg.

  11. Coyotes’ King headed back to Russia

    Oct 1, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    DaveKing AP

    Where he’ll resume coaching duties for KHL Lokomotiv.

  12. B’s send four to AHL, including Spooner and Florek

    Oct 1, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Winnipeg Jets Getty Images

    Didn’t take advantage of their opportunities.

  13. NHL refutes report, says no meeting planned with IOC on Olympic participation

    Oct 1, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

    Sweden men's ice hockey player Nicklas Backstrom skates during a team practice at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Reuters

    “We have not been in contact with the IOC and they have not been in touch with us.”

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. S. Crosby (2427)
  2. E. Malkin (2397)
  3. R. Johansen (2171)
  4. G. Nyquist (2060)
  5. J. Drouin (2019)
  1. F. Forsberg (1941)
  2. J. Harding (1913)
  3. C. Giroux (1820)
  4. P. Datsyuk (1810)
  5. F. Andersen (1660)