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It Appears Doug Wilson Will Return As GM In San Jose

from David Pollak of the Mercury News,

The Sharks' failure to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2003 will not result in top management turnover.

Owner Hasso Plattner sent a 513-word message to season-ticket holders Thursday that said both general manager Doug Wilson and chief operating officer John Tortora "did a good job" last year and offered no hint of potential changes at the top of the organization.

Recognizing fan disappointment in not making the playoffs, Plattner at the same time reaffirmed his commitment to Wilson's rebuild.

"We had hoped we could do both, stay competitive and rebuild at the same time," Plattner wrote. "It was close, but other teams in our conference were better, at least throughout the whole season, and deservedly finished ahead of us."


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aerodude's avatar

hahaha this just made my day after that choke of a Wings loss.

Posted by aerodude on 04/23/15 at 11:04 PM ET

d ca's avatar

Who is more upset:

Red Wing fans


Joe Thornton?

Posted by d ca on 04/24/15 at 12:23 AM ET

Steeb's avatar

If SJ is keeping Wilson, then Thornton (among other ppl) has to go. Jumbo has a no-trade, so where does he agree to go? And who wants him? “They” say he’s a Hall of Fame-er (which makes me cringe), who wouldn’t want that? How about Thornton for Kessler? That way we’d have a big blockbuster trade! For pieces that can’t get the job done in the playoffs!

Posted by Steeb on 04/24/15 at 02:31 AM ET

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