The San Choke-se Sharks are 8 points out of the final playoff position and Doug Wilson is conveniently explaining why he stripped Joe Thornton of his captaincy with a few weeks left in the season.
This all went down a few weeks back when the Sharks won 4 of 5 and were inches from the final playoff spot. Since Doug Wilson’s comments, the Sharks have dropped 8 points out of the playoff race, and showing no signs of climbing back up.
Maybe Wilson is an evil genius, and his point is holding ground?
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In a crucial month and needing serious points to not miss the playoffs for the first time in 12 seasons, Wilson is trying to prove a “point” by attacking Thornton, again. According to Wilson, he stripped Thornton of his captaincy because he “crumbles under pressure”.
Where as captain Jack Sparrow would not crumble under pressure and is more than familiar with sharks.
Wilson finally came out to season ticket holders explaining why he stripped Thornton from the “C”.
He cares about the game so much. The reason we took the ‘C’ off him . He carries the weight of the team on his shoulders and he’s got such a big heart that when stress comes on him, he lashes out at people,” Wilson said” “and it kind of impacts them.
“The pressure and stress, I felt, was getting to Joe,” the general manager continued. “And I sat him down and said we need other players to step up and share this. Leadership group in this league is a shared thing, it’s not one guy. This says a lot about Joe. He got it. He didn’t like it, but he got it and he understood.”
The stripping of the captaincy should have been explained to the Sharks season ticket holders over the summer, not in the final weeks of the regular season. GM’s who pull this nonsense, have that other resume on their desk for a rainy day, just in case they ever want to flush their current captains down the toilet.
Looks to me it has been too stinky as of late.
Conveniently, what perfect timing for Doug Wilson to come out at this time. The Sharks are 8 points from the final playoff spot and here’s Wilson again, throwing Thornton under the bus trying to “prove a point”.
Wilson has been exposed, but even worse so has the owner. Every since Plattner bought the team, its been going right into the toilet. It starts at the top and the top stinks to high heaven. Plattner is as clueless as a little boy that just saw cleavage for the first time. Does he jump and pounce, or just sit and stare.
Remember, Robinson also threw Joe under the bus on national radio in Canada? This front office is an embarrassment. And with losing teams, managements either blame it on the players, or coaches. Never do they point he fingers at themselves, and why would they, shit rolls down hill.
“I think Doug just needs to shut his mouth,” Thornton said after his team’s morning practice. “I think that’s the bottom line.”
Thornton added: “All I’ve got to say is I’ve been here every day working hard. I haven’t taken a sabbatical. He just needs to stop lying, shut his mouth.”
When the entire team’s backing Thornton, including the head coach, it goes to show who the real problem is, in this Sharks organization. It’s without a doubt, Doug Wilson, he needs to tighten up the defense and find a legitimate starting goaltender, instead of focusing on Thornton so much.
Is Wilson trying to push Thornton out-of-town?
Wilson’s “master plan” is to ultimately force Big Joe to waive his no trade clause this summer, so he can be shipped out of San Jose. It’s a dog eat dog world, and Wilson is looking for a new dog’s ass to sniff, but us hockey fans know the truth. Thornton is an excellent hockey player, a big body, and excellent in the faceoff dot.
Sure he has some flaws, seems to be soft at times. But management does not make things better for him, or the rest of this Sharks team. Throwing your players under the pucking bus, is a very spine-less, and class-less move in my opinion.
Even Paul Holmgren never threw Jeff Carter and Mike Richards under the bus when all that drama was going on in Philly back in 2011-2012. Holmgren made a block buster move, and kept it all under the table away from the media. As every NHL GM should do.
I guarantee Joe Thornton waives his no trade clause, and gets dealt this off-season.
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