Sharks owner: GM Doug Wilson did a good job

With the news that the Sharks and Todd McLellan have parted ways, Hockey Central at Noon crew says he won’t be unemployed for long, with Edmonton likely looking very attractive for him.

It doesn’t appear that San Jose Sharks owner Hasso Plattner plans to shake up the organization’s management team.

Just days after the club mutually agreed to part ways with head coach Todd McLellan, Plattner sent an email out to season ticket holders Thursday stating that general manager Doug Wilson and CEO John Tortora did a good job this season.


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You can see the full message from Plattner here:

According to David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News, there are no indications of changes coming to the management team.

Plattner’s message focused around the club’s commitment to its current rebuild, which strives to achieve “sustainable success.”

“We have a tremendous core, the older players are still fully committed, and some of the sophomores will enter their third year,” he said. “The goal will always be to reach the playoffs and win 16 games there in one season.”

The Sharks finished fifth in the Pacific Division this season and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2002-03.

“We had hoped we could do both, stay competitive and rebuild at the same time,” Plattner wrote. “It was close, but other teams in our conference were better, at least throughout the whole season, and deservedly finished ahead of us.

“Once we committed ourselves to the rebuild, we had to steer straight even if there was some disappointment.”