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What the Sharks, Todd McLellan should do next

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In the end, the relationship expired about as cleanly as it could have. Considering the dysfunction that has surfaced at times during the season in San Jose, the split between coach Todd McLellan and the team went smoothly and professionally.

GM Doug Wilson took to the podium and calmly described the process. He gave his former coach time to meet with his family, and this weekend McLellan gave word to his GM that it was probably time for both sides to part ways.

“I concurred with that,” Wilson said.

The original plan in Wilson’s transition year didn’t call for a turnover at head coach.