4.27: Sharks practice -- Todd McLellan
McLellan looks forward to facing off with Mike Babcock and the Red Wings.
Make this matchup. In our opinion it's not deja Vu. It's completely different series different teams different circumstances if -- read. Fall into the trap of looking back to last year. Well will sorely regret there. They're healthier team they're much more rested. You know I think Phil. They'll have a revenge factor. There's a lot of things that that will be different this year and our team must be very cognizant about. The number one area for your team right now improvement from around point two what do you look taller starts. Our special teams. And just consistency throw to the sixty minutes we've got to be better defensively against this team they're not gonna give up much. They have the ability to score a bunch and we don't improve the most serious. We're gonna give ourselves a little chance as -- and you were on the power play this tomorrow's you mentioned special teams that. The driving area of special we have we've had a little work on our. Our power play today I think they're important thing when it comes to power play Pelletreau face offs evens out. When you're done a series you close the book and -- the numbers are gone it doesn't doesn't matter anymore you know plan against that team you'll see him until lecture and you've got to create new numbers in new. New trends heading into the the next series and will be looking to do it. And it wasn't that significant strong as it's. -- -- second round you through that little boy you always want it obviously we prefer to play in front of our friends it's it's a great environment to be. Involved and it doesn't guarantee you'll win obviously the first round dictates that no it doesn't. But now that you're traveling to. You know three different time zones. Comments nice to be home -- -- extra -- being your own -- and and have your own practice and training facilities. So little about I think that he. -- done a tremendous job on the they found each other the -- Halfway through the season and became steady -- They go -- the puck very well blossomed as a very underrated doesn't get enough credit for his ability to defend against some of the league's top skill players. And obviously Jason has not offensive -- to -- and he's. All the way to get a little more Kurds on the -- to make plays they're less risky placements are smarter plays. But there are very important. In the first round as far as our successful. Or -- support charities and philosophies. And style -- When you face that team is pretty similar. -- -- hurdle there was no adult that. Jay or myself came from from Detroit obviously in the end -- they do a lot of things that. -- we bought into it that we believe them now we wanted to wanted to institute here but as time goes on the game evolves as new transition with new ways of doing things and I think. Both teams have changed. Personnel on the way they do things and it's it's ever evolving and if if you're not staying ahead. You're just staying in the in the moment. Pretty -- you fall behind so. -- other's differences. And it'll probably markedly different than what we were the first year. Compete for a and help the others. Pro personnel first of all you know -- I think to rely on. Less of a puck possession though they're prepared to delay the puck into the corners little bit more. He saw the effectiveness of Helmand in the Phoenix series. They all dictators the energy that they get from from -- -- the penalty kill the power play has evolved. You goaltending. You know different coaching stuff there there's a lot different.