After San Jose's quick exit from the playoffs last season, coach Ron Wilson was forced to walk the plank. The smart people that run the Sharks had decided that the team was not going to go any farther with Ron Wilson even though they had finished either 1st or 2nd in the Pacific Division with Wilson as coach. It was said that the players were no longer listening to him and that he had to go.
Wilson must have been smiling yesterday when the Sharks had another early exit from the playoffs. But this time Ron Wilson could not be blamed with Todd McLellan in charge.
So does Doug Wilson change coaches again? Does he step down? Tinker some more with his lineup? Or maybe just blow the whole thing up? It's becoming obvious that the Sharks cannot win with Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau as their core. Although their situation is totally different than the Leafs last season, they still have to decide whether to blow up the lineup or retool. Doug Wilson has some big decisions to make.