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San Jose Sharks - Three Games, Two Skaters, Nine Goals

Sharkie enjoys Dany Heatley’s hat trick

San Jose SharksOn September 25th I went to a preseason game and watched Douglas Murray score a hat trick. At the Sharks’ home opener I watched, again in person, Dany Heatley introduce himself to the San Jose fans by scoring a hat trick of his own.  Last night I was in the building when Heatley scored another hat trick.

Prior to September 25th I had never seen a Shark complete a hat trick.  I don’t think any Shark has had a hat trick since the lock-out (I don’t subscribe the Elias Sports Bureau so I can’t call ‘my people’ to verify my hunch).  I’ve been to 4 games this year and seen hat tricks in 3 of them.

I realized when the season started that I might suffer from some difficulty getting excited about regular season games.  I’ve seen it all - just barely making the playoffs and getting bounced.  Cruising into the playoffs and getting bounced.  President’s Trophy and getting bounced.  For most members of the Teal Nation - and really for the rest of the hockey universe who aren’t willing to commit to this team until they ‘see it’ - the regular season is almost an academic exercise.  Leading the league - again, been there done that.  Leading the Pacific Division - just glad to be ahead of the Ducks (sorry Duxrox).  I thought the only thing that would really get me emotional about the regular season is if the team were below .500 - now THAT would be new.

What could possibly separate this season for recent seasons past?  Hat tricks!  Apparently that’s what’s been missing from my life.  XM Radio was buzzing with talk when Doug Wilson pulled off the Dany Heatley trade, they all said combining a pure goal scorer (I still don’t exactly know what that means) with one of the league’s most prolific passers would be a perfect storm for some serious scoring.

Well - so far so good.  Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better during the regular season, the Sharks have found ANOTHER way to add to the spectacle that is the San Jose Sharks Regular Season.  Please let this carry over to the playoffs, just once, this year, please oh please…..

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One comment for “San Jose Sharks - Three Games, Two Skaters, Nine Goals”

  1. LOL! Hey - nothing wrong with celebrating when your team is doing well. Or commiserating when yours isn’t…..(hint: DUCKS!) Only hat trick I’ve seen in person was from the opposing team and hey - can’t say I was too happy about it! LMAO

    Posted by DUXROXNo Gravatar | November 22, 2009, 2:37 pm

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