Thursday Sharks Links: Burns nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

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  • Defenseman Brent Burns will serve as the Sharks' nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to a player who "has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community." Burns is actively involved with Defending The Blueline, a charity that helps military families participate in hockey. []
  • More on the organization's decision not to make a decision on Todd McLellan yesterday, including a particularly hilarious quote from Doug Wilson about priding themselves on not having emotions make decisions for them. I guess last year was an exception. [Mercury News]
  • As we covered yesterday, Joe Thornton used the media availability to take a few shots at McLellan. That also extended to suggesting players who let the turmoil of last offseason affect their performance should leave the organization. [Mercury News]
  • In decoding Thornton's somewhat cryptic comments regarding McLellan, a tweet from his brother and agent John earlier in the week seems to provide some (just as cryptic) context. [CSN Bay Area]
  • The big changes Doug Wilson seemingly promised a year ago still haven't happened, unless you count axing Drew Remenda. Ray Ratto on the decisions the Sharks' GM (for now) faces going forward. [CSN Bay Area]
  • More quotes from Wilson on the evaluation process, including a defense of Hasso Plattner's absentee ownership. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Recently signed Sharks prospect goaltender Joel Rumpel was named Wisconsin's MVP. [Badgers Hockey]
  • Why the SAP "statistical playoff predictions" is bandying about this week are flawed. [The Contrarian Goaltender]
  • Tomas Hertl is heading to the World Championships to represent the Czech Republic on their home soil, so here's a surreal short film loosely based on his return from injury: [Red Bull]/