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Petshark: Talking Stick

Tweet, tweet, chirp?

Amidst all the other news Thursday, David Pollack made a brief mention of some issues the Sharks have had on Twitter, and that the players involved are not with the team anymore.

I suspect he meant the Twitter chirping over the handshake line after the series against the Kings, but I could be wrong.

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Chill, it’s only September

Chicken Little checking in from Sharks Ice. 

The Czech word for the color orange is not the same as the word for orange the fruit.  I find that curious.  Similarly, I wonder how it is that I avoided ascribing any significance to Havlat wearing orange, then panicked when it did occur to me that it was odd, then took comfort in the news that the Sharks no-contact color is NOT orange, only to be flung back into a state of alarm by the news that Havlat is, in fact, not 100%.  Yet.  I guess orange doesn’t mean what I thought it did, and yet there it is, sitting right next to what I thought it was.  It’s not fair, it’s way too confusing.

As I ran back and forth thus headless, more than one person told me to chill, that there was no need to panic.  Intellectually, I know this.  Viscerally, I can’t stop freaking out.  It’s just too much information of the wrong kind.

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The gang’s all here… nearly

I wasn’t supposed to be here today.  I don’t mean I’m not allowed, I mean I’m so bad at reading schedules that I didn’t realize there were more Captain’s Practices this week so when I said last week was my last that was inaccurate.

There’s a big heater hanging over the bleachers in the East rink.  This rink does not have the new glass and boards system. The zamboni demonstrates how much less flexible it is by giving it a sound bump before the skaters arrive.

Pavs, Mitchell, McCarthy, Couture, McGinn, Havlat take the ice. Now Jumbo and Burnzie and Ferriero and Andrew Murray. Then Douglas Murray and Demers and a number 10.

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About Petshark: Talking Stick

Native of Northern California.  Hockey fan since 1998... sort of... there's a hiatus in there that I still can't explain.

I want to know about anything and everything related to the sport and the spectacle.  I watch, I react, I write it down.

My interest in the Sharks was initially a matter of geographic convenience and regional loyalty because that seemed to be how it worked.  I had no prior interest (at all-- AT ALL) in professional sports of any kind.  When I met hockey, it might have set off a chain reaction of general sports fandom.  It hasn't, I don't think it will.  At all.

Since then, that interest developed into full blown (mostly sort of usually almost completely) exclusive loyalty to the Sharks.

I started blogging a couple years ago on wordpress. I still occasionally put things there that I don't think fit here because they are not about the Sharks. Wherever my words wander, here on Kuklas Korner, they will (usually) hang on to a teal thread.

I can be found in cyberspace on Twitter @petshark47, or emailed at talkingstick@petshark.net

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