Do not ask me what Hasso Plattner is thinking about the Sharks' recent faceplant. Plattner is German. I do not think in German. Also, I am not worth $7.2 billion, which is what Forbes magazine estimates as Plattner's assets. I am not, therefore, able to get inside the head of Plattner, who on Jan. 30 purchased controlling interest in the Bay Area's NHL franchise. We must assume, however, that Plattner is in an enttäuscht mood about the Sharks right now. That's the German word for "ticked off enough to grind up all the players into fetid sausage." Or at least I think that's what the word means. I might have read the translation incorrectly. The question is, will Plattner contemplate any drastic moves after his new acquisition has spent February losing nine of 10 games? How safe are the jobs of general manager Doug Wilson and coach Todd McLellan? Hockey is infamous for quick trigger-pulling. Already, less than two months into this lockout-shortened season, Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff and Columbus general manager Scott Howson have been dumped. Since the end of the 2010-11 season, more than half of the NHL's teams have fired head coaches.
Where have Sharks' scoring, wins gone?
San Jose Mercury News | Feb 26