Following their series victory over the Los Angeles Kings, members of the San Jose Sharks had tweeted their displeasure with Kings' head coach Terry Murray for not joining in the traditional end-of-series lineup to shake hands with the opposing team.

 

To his credit, Murray did walk over to the San Jose bench to shake hands with Sharks head coach Todd MacLellan and his coaching staff but, for some reason, the players who didn't like the way Murray acted failed to see that.

 

Just the previous night in Nashville when Anaheim got eliminated, Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle did not participate in the traditional lineup, despite shaking hands with Preds head coach Barry Trotz and his coaching staff, yet I didn't hear anyone complaining about his actions.

 

Either way, it's an unfortunate way to end an otherwise great series. I don't know who's right and who's wrong but if this was Terry Murray's last time behind the Kings' bench, it's certainly not the most ideal way to end his tenure.