Kukla's Korner: McLellan requests to return to Wings, Retroactive to April 1

In a stunning turn of events, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday accepted the request of San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan to return to the Detroit Red Wings.

Unaware that the playoffs had even started, Bettman admitted that McLellan’s request was unprecedented and caught him off guard.

"This was a surprise," Bettman said. "But in the end, the league determined that it would be best for the NHL if McLellan returned to a city where people actually care about the sport."

via KuklasKorner .