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McLellan gets tough with sinking Sharks

Mar 17, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

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The San Jose Sharks were put through an intense workout Sunday, after a 5-2 loss to the L.A. Kings, defending Stanley Cup champions, the night previous night.

Head coach Todd McLellan was clearly frustrated with his team’s performance, and so he put this players through battles drills the next day, according to San Jose Mercury News reporter David Pollak.

“He wasn’t happy and nobody in here is going to be upset that we got yelled at,” Adam Burish told the San Jose Mercury News.

“We’re adults. We’re pros. You know if you did your job or you didn’t. Sometimes you deserve a little ass-kicking and then you move on. Guys handled it, guys responded.”

Those guys might get an even larger shake-up, as the trade deadline approaches.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson is reportedly working the phones and pending unrestricted free agents Ryane Clowe, Michal Handzus and Douglas Murray are available to be moved.

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