The bar might not be high for the Sharks this year, but the leash could be short.
GM Mike Grier stepped up for beleaguered head coach David Quinn and players after the San Jose Sharks practiced today, standing in for them during their usual post-practice media availability. No one was ducking us, but the timing of Grier’s 45-minute session, from an ex-player renown for standing up for his teammates, was unmistakable.
The San Jose Sharks are 0-10-1 and coming off a 10-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday and a 10-2 defeat to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. That’s the first time since the Boston Bruins in Dec. 1965 that a team has given up 10 or more goals in back-to-back games.
“We expected some pain as we go through this situation,” Grier said of the rebuilding Sharks. “But the last two games in particular, it hasn’t been good enough. The compete, the effort, it’s not good enough. It’s unacceptable.”
To put the San Jose Sharks back on the right track, Grier did something for the first time as a GM.
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