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San Jose Sharks Get Back To Work

San Jose SharksI got the two main things I wanted out of the Olympic hockey tournament - great hockey and no injuries (to San Jose Sharks anyway). I don’t think there’s any argument that you couldn’t have asked (nor scripted) a better gold medal game, even if my country didn’t prevail. After the game I spoke with my fellow Sharks fan Tom who asked how I felt about the US losing to Canada, and I replied unlike Sharks playoff losses of years past, at least in this game you get something for losing.

Now that my theory, that a Team USA victory would help the Sharks win the Stanley Cup, is out of play, we’ll fall back on Son of OT’s* theory. His theory is that a Team Canada win could motivate Dany Healtley, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Danny Boyle to join Ken Morrow, Brendan Shanahan and Steve Yzerman** as the only hockey players to win an Olympic gold and Stanley Cup in the same year.

If anything hopefully the fact that Canada did not cruise to gold, both in the tournament and on an individual game level, provided Thornton and Marleau with the experience helpful to winning a Stanley Cup. I mention Thornton and Marleau because they’re the two that take the most heat when the Sharks get bounced from the NHL tournament.

Not only does the NHL get back to work but the trade deadline is March 3. Did Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson trade Jody Shelley to make free up a little cap space, either to add a player should something have happened to one of our boys while playing in Vancouver, or add a final role player if everyone came back healthy? The next few days should be interesting.

*Son of OT is from Canada - enough said
**Quick search of the double-winner question resulted in those three names.

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2 comments for “San Jose Sharks Get Back To Work”

  1. Sorree, but a Canadian win was necessary to maintain proper order in the hockey universe - Canada’s hockey supremacy and in the Shark’s dressing room. Can you imagine Pavs walking around with a gold medal and silver for Jumbo, Marleau, Boyle & Heatly? I also think it extremely unlikely that Crosby wins back to back Cup, Olympic gold and then the Cup again!

    Posted by Son of OTNo Gravatar | March 1, 2010, 12:12 pm
  2. Son of OT - I am certainly hoping that Crosby can win back to back Stanley Cups with a Gold Medal!

    Posted by pittpenNo Gravatar | March 2, 2010, 8:08 am

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