That was quick
This was supposed to be the season the Sharks put to rest the notion Sana Jose is a team that does well in the regular season but doesn’t have what it takes in the postseason. Ron Wilson lost his job over this last year and Todd McClellan was supposed to have the answer. It looked like he did early in the year, but that might have been the problem. The Sharks built such a lead over every other team in the league that they seemed to ease up the last few weeks of the regular season. When the playoffs started, San Jose looked flat and uninspired. They never seemed to have any answers on beating Anaheim and embarrassed themselves yet again.
There is clearly something wrong with this team. Last year, it was believed there was a lack of playoff experience on the roster, so almost every move this year brought in someone with Stanley Cup experience. Now it seems the pendulum has swung the other way: the Sharks are weighed down by too many old guys and have no hot young players like Jonas Hiller. Now that appears Ron Wilson has been vindicated, I think Doug Wilson (the GM) needs to go. I thought he was one of the better GMs in the league and he clearly has an eye for talent, but perhaps not for building a team. It seems like a good time to bring in someone else to blow up this nucleus of players and start from scratch.
Photo: This series was hard to watch