The Sharks aren’t looking so good these days. And whenever I’m feeling blue, I like to throw on some old episodes of Seinfeld to see what lessons I can apply to the situation.
After some extensive research, here are some helpful points that I’ve found.
The Sharks players are probably feeling the same way Kramer is right about now.
In case you haven’t heard, Todd McClellan’s seat as head coach has been getting warmer with each subsequent struggle. After the Sharks started out the season 7-0-0, expectations were high. Then when the Sharks took their season in the exact opposite direction, people were understandably worried. But the disappointments of this season are not McClellan’s fault.
Let me say that again. The disappointments from this season are not Todd McClellan’s fault.
Since coming on as head coach in 2008, he has led the Sharks to a President’s Trophy, turned Joe Thornton (along with Pavelski and Couture) into dangerous 2-way players, and gotten his team into the playoffs every season he’s been on board.
Let’s face it. The Sharks stink right now. They can’t get away shots, they can’t protect the puck, and they can’t out-skate anybody. Oh, and in case you didn’t notice, they’re having trouble scoring goals.
So who’s to blame? It’s human nature to want to blame someone; to point a finger and yell “IT’S YOUR FAULT!” as we struggle opening another bag of Doritos through our tears.
And I can’t take it anymore, I want a scapegoat, damn it. So who is it?