12.6: MIN/SJS pregame -- Todd McLellan
McLellan talks about facing the Wild and former players Devin Setoguchi and Dany Heatley as the Sharks prepare for Minnesota.
Pretty good. Got to be ready to play managed the puck better than we help lately got a little more tough points per game. I can pass to the much more polished -- was obviously against Florida. So it sounds like a complete game to me that way just -- it only takes that to. You know to be one of the better teams in the -- to their defensive effort which -- -- -- They're you know -- games and actually went to see eliminate any proposal. That's it's on their DC stick. It's great to do proposal which touched into the offensive zone and they go to work -- that allows them to be pretty good defensively. Log in their -- as much and goaltending has been exceptional so. There are some matters of concern for so obviously but the biggest one for me is. Is our own input into the game and actually. -- -- It will when she does is we want you to -- -- There. -- all over the -- publicize on. We'll start a certain women until we find something like cool we move them around. We've practiced yesterday with some -- that will likely start with and we'll go from there. Suggest you. Potentially pick up. Recover very -- and -- And us we. If you -- see her I'd like to see him just play his game and what is that he's a very good retrieval guy he goes back gets pucks and and initiates break outs he's got a tremendous shot and can get it through to the -- so we will see him use that as a big -- he'd be physical when he has to be him. We talked about this last week we sent him down after the Ole game just to get some innings under his belt. We were pretty easily Montreal games would be another week of of him watching. And he was able to get three games in which to proportional or what. -- that you're saying about here chemistry being more important and fourth lines in terms what swap things around. How confident comfortable you feel and I like to say if there's a mix and match for -- some. We feel good real good we believe we have a defense from the complain that. In the league on any given night. Error level of play. It is a concern and holly. Produce and what did you on the ice that's obviously concerned as we were very good the other night but we feel confident in -- in the players weed out the names that we have here. And we like to mix that we house on the previous researchers put it together water. -- -- first thing. I guess for me is that anytime there's change you can keep everybody it's it's impossible -- -- was don't look at it from. Dollars dollars from their own perspective. You know I look at -- from -- we've played 10 games in the eastern time zone this year on the actual -- sixty. Seoul where some benefit from -- enough trouble to the West Coast as much. Others have trouble to these coastal -- It's not a big deal for sports world for the troops are a lot shorter. No different -- us going to Denver or seamless whole only to. You look at the to take last year's standings. And they and rearranged the teams in Q good news conferences or divisions are horrible call me. LA wouldn't be in ninety points it would be in Dallas would be so. In my opinion at least in our new conference based on on the posture than any other points it was pretty. Pretty darn hard this week so. It makes -- -- -- Right. Here. You know get there once or obviously don't come here once -- will continue to battle with them. I was seeded Vancouver. Potential six games with them and they'll be exciting for our fans. Excited for players. Edmonton is going to be one hell -- already has one hell of a team that got some. A lot of fun players to watch. So -- for rewarding for some of -- Because he's in the the -- coaches make it to our building every year I think is also rewarded for for the fans and for players. What's the consensus. You're hearing obviously it's not fair for everybody or it it's not the same for everybody but. What's the general reception. All -- all I haven't heard anything really tell you the truth we've been busy getting ready for that sort of happened yesterday. I'm sure somewhere players have talked -- that's our focus right now. Leading up to it and everybody. Their own preferences. I think it's rewarding when a group -- I can come together and police come to consensus. It's time to move on. Game time when you call. -- Hello occasionally give those guys. For your ideal time slot. One -- -- certain. Week. Quote will start a certain way and if we like what we see we won't tinker with -- if we don't like what we see if there's there's there isn't chemistry will look at moving things around for quite. I can't. Put a finger on the timeframe. You know we always you have to give them a chance to find a way a little bit but there's there's a number of teams in the league that don't have consistent as they move guys around him. Where were the teams -- that likes to keep it solid keep the same as much as we can't. Because of studies. Injury -- -- to move around plus because of our performance would have been very good about that. We potentially could goes up -- potentially. The only goal of.