San Jose Sharks majority owner Hasso Plattner released a statement today expressing his disappointment for how the season ended, but at the same time, revealed that GM Doug Wilson would not be fired.
“I am very disappointed in the way our team finished the 2013-14 season,” said Plattner. “Gaining a 3-0 series advantage and being unable to advance is a major blow to our organization and fan base. Our teams have been consistently built to go deep into the playoffs and this goal won’t change.”
The Sharks have made the postseason every year for the last decade, but have yet to win a Stanley Cup. This past season’s playoff exit may have been the worst in franchise history, as they blew a 3-0 series lead to the Kings in the first round. Changes are bound to be made before next season, but it appears that the coach and GM will remain in place.
“Doug Wilson and I have met over the past two weeks,” Plattner said. “He has shared his support of the coaching staff, as well as his recommended changes to our team’s roster, and he has my complete support moving forward.”
Plattner, the founder of SAP, became the Sharks’ majority owner in 2013.
“I want to thank our extremely loyal fans and partners for their continued support and to let them know that we are not satisfied with the status quo of the last several seasons,” he continued in his statement.
We’ll have to wait and see what changes about the status quo. Could there be a major roster shake-up on the horizon?