SAN JOSE -- Whatever changes are in store for the Sharks this summer, they won't involve a new general manager or coaching staff.
That was the word Wednesday as majority owner Hasso Plattner offered his first thoughts since the Sharks became only the fourth team in NHL history to lose a playoff series after winning the first three games.
"Doug Wilson and I have met over the past two weeks," Plattner said in a prepared statement released through the team. "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."
There was no indication who would be involved in any of the recommended roster changes.
Plattner also expressed his reaction to how the Los Angeles Kings eliminated the Sharks as well as the dashing of playoff hopes yet again.
"I am very disappointed in the way our team finished the 2013-14 season," Plattner said. "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."
Forty-eight hours after the Game 7 loss to the Kings on April 30, Wilson said he would recommend to ownership that Todd McLellan and the coaching staff keep their jobs.
McLellan said Wednesday that getting Plattner's support as well as Wilson's provided less a sense of relief and more of a challenge going forward.
"The sense for me is now let's get going, we've got some work to do," said McLellan, who will be behind the bench in San Jose for a seventh season. "We met numerous times over the last 10 days or whatever it's been and turned over almost every stone."
The team has a direction it wants to go, he added, and "now it's a matter of execution."
There could be some insight into that direction Thursday afternoon when Wilson is expected to hold a conference call with the media.
Wilson said in that session shortly after the Sharks were eliminated that maintaining the status quo was not an option, and Plattner echoed that sentiment in his statement, thanking fans and sponsors for their continued support.
"We are not satisfied with the status quo of the last several seasons," he said. "I am confident that with the proposed changes, Doug and his staff will build a team we can all be proud of."
Majority owner says playoff defeat was 'major blow to our organization and fan base.'