SAN JOSE -- Sharks coach Todd McLellan weighed in Thursday on the Miami Dolphins' locker room rift that led former Stanford offensive tackle Jonathan Martin to walk away from the team after what some describe as bullying by teammate Richie Incognito.

"I don't know what happens in every locker room in the NHL," McLellan said in response to a question, bringing the topic closer to home for him. "I know what happens in ours -- we're a family and we don't all get along all the time. There are some battles and bickering, but the family itself takes care of it."

He called the Miami situation "really unfortunate for a lot of different reasons, but said it was difficult to pass judgment because he isn't completely immersed in it."

San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan behind the bench against the St. Louis Blues in the second period of game five of the first-round of the 2012
San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan behind the bench against the St. Louis Blues in the second period of game five of the first-round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Saturday, April 21, 2012. (Josie Lepe/Staff) ( Josie Lepe )

Then McLellan made reference to his own experiences in junior hockey, both as a player and a coach with the Saskatooon Blades.

"It also goes back to some junior days years ago with the hazing that existed and that type of stuff, how much they've cleaned that up," the Sharks coach said. "Maybe some of the pro sports need to do it as well."



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