McLellan: 'Winning is a motivating factor, not the standings'
McLellan talks about when he feels the Sharks started to turn things around, and discusses the importance of having Martin Havlat back.
Accept it and some value it sort of game you with -- everybody. Well you answered. You answer my question that a meaningless when. So it was a solo. You can ask me after the game what part of -- game -- hand -- give you an evaluation but heading in we've got to win this game. Go to an excellent enough to but. We started without running an apology -- model three that's what we're focused. It. I believe it is. The long road trip. It -- -- -- -- but couldn't get it back but came back on home -- and still couldn't get any. Any traction so you. Starter or two dollars I think. Played pretty good game there and lost an issue -- and then step back a little bit against Phoenix but from -- play on him playing the way we want to. Always get all the results -- 12 times it's. Your control but. -- like what we're doing a lot of things. -- Work. It does like I looked at the the ducks record with them but James Blake and Brothers produce a lot of points and on it just sets. The table for coach or an organization team. To set your lines of the way they should be able. Mars for a while for us via. They're the two games he's been back. It's allowed guys to play your position are comfortable. Hope that it continues through the -- she's. Division but it factor it. Winning isn't motivating factor -- -- deserves -- Pacific division world we -- It's Plano has to be there. They're more greater Hartford that's what settled to do you want it settled in games that mean to. Yeah. -- It's difficult we'll be going. What would have always rolling if you double play. I think when you get to that. Stage of of games continuously assess is Niemi took pleasure in order this year. You start to both fatigued a little bit here and try to pick a spot if we can get over it. But that you're -- those role he's playing real well and take -- away from us coach. That's like so much that he has been so a lot of factors that went to a you have to -- individual are in our case I believe -- still believe that this guy plays better. Our -- -- plays better in the morning place. One on one off. Doesn't work as well so that's that's our culture or illness but he's proving that you please. Well when he gets its normal. For what. -- It is remarkable really thinkable. The road trip the ducks were -- as well so when Ernie came true for many days to play all those games probably keep the roll going. Speaks highly of is his ability in this. His mental strength. Don't like talking about Niemi last year certainly -- this year. Long term when -- you know you positions but he -- What. Joey birdies injury hell play again tonight so that. Still get to know Hammel has played enough force. I think he has some energy I think he's. A bit of harper got a -- gets gets your skill but. When it on the other hand is more of the tops top line guys. As responsible defense we can kill. It's -- part was that big body lets hope we can protect -- as much as does. And he's vulnerable. For advisory has been effective for us through. Warlords. And as a coach Weis is when he doesn't happen too. Mix up lines as much as you haven't had to lately because of what coach doesn't it took place the players that supports we start applying them. And they go play and or watching the same game the fans and teammates -- watching this all work him. It's hard to it to shuffled back. For us to find consistency like especially Marty coming back that would be nice but. Yet it's based on performance. Our players are used to. I'm having transition from line to line. It's never should never be an excuse especially here because we've done enough and I don't think it's ever an issue that your team continue on this path went more success and you see yourself and -- -- only makes sense right because you were before play or morning. -- a sense to change and again they -- We react to. -- going through. -- They played an excellent. When he comes back on his sister's -- waiting for him or you -- and one of us and see -- the rest or was doing was healthy. We're where it day by day operation. That's what we're we're we're deal with it anymore -- -- against. What do you expect CNN time and have a nice run it all -- now. And everything we've played here. And they always plays hard. It's a natural rival there's. Their leadership group kind of matches our leadership group to provide a lot that are thirteen. They held on through four guys do a lot of the scoring we do the same thing here in our organization and it's. It's always a real intense. Having played them so much over the years you have a ton of respect for there. Competitors but Corey Perry's in the -- -- So I don't think -- were. Actually teams could take their foot off the gas pedal talk to me -- Hurt it early -- in the sense that our success. Rate success here. It was better. Job of that rivalry. Someone I looked at goaltender numbers -- we will watch. Past team's I think Gilles just played really well ovals most games in fact almost came in here. They kind of fifties it might have been really really play well also -- they've done a tremendous goaltending. On the nights where they've played against us I don't know if they thought that other games early in the year. But from Christmas on they did receive good goaltending we have finally got. To beat those guys play well. What with -- what impact PC he. Me on him so. You know I believe that Bruce has changed. The system that you can see areas in the game -- he's changed it and they've had enough time. Now to. Play it to buy into it and to excel at him and I think they are. Some players are getting different opportunities and that's a natural. They -- a different coach and every coach has his. His go to guys who is favored guys. We can say that because that's relatives. And one leaves others. And some. Of those. Out there. How -- Numbers I can play -- 131 here is about our game. Well they're much different -- neutral zone. Hopefully defend a little bit different -- flight -- it's. They defend differently. They're apparently killed our players different looks to it. Typical of new coach coming in having established. 45 I don't want -- 45 games or fifty games whatever might be wrong with the team. It's -- -- huge oval right wrong. Reasons. -- what you can see elements of capitals play. Short. In the --