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Once more, with feeling

Todd McLellan says he doesn’t think booing is a good motivational tool, but he’ll take it if it works.  I agree.  I prefer a stern silence, but any help is welcome.  The Sharks did get booed Thursday night.  Even though they won, there were still holes in their game big enough to boo.

In a few minutes, Nitty will start for the Worcester Sharks against the Albany Devils.  I guess the Sharks’ goalie glut is upon us.

I didn’t feel at all like booing the Sharks Thursday.  Sure, I would have preferred a more complete win, without all that falling behind nonsense.  I would have preferred they beat a team that was not green, was less tired, and was playing better.  I would have preferred fewer penalties, and maybe a pk that could survive without Marleau.  But it was a win and I’m happy for it.

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Why’s it cool to boo Heater?

Why is it cool to boo Dany Heatley? I get why Sens fans do it. To the best of their knowledge, he dissed them.  But the rest of us? San Jose? What did he do to us?  Lots of rinks around the NHL boo Dany Heatley, for reasons hard to discern.  I’ve asked, but the reasons people give me (people other than Sens fans) don’t hold water anymore, if they ever did.

As far as I can tell, it’s just trendy, people don’t ask why.  Most of those rinks never had him on their team.  I think San Jose should have a reason to boo him, not just do it like a jerk reflex.

He cost the Sharks a lot, not only in cap space.  The Sharks traded Milan Michalek for him:

Still, few Sharks fans in the Bay Area shed many tears when he was shipped to Ottawa along with Jonathan Cheechoo for Dany Heatley, then thought to be the player that would put the Sharks over the top. -Sharks Talk

Fans were sorry to see Cheechoo go, and regretted losing Michalek as well.  Heatley had a big burden of sentiment and sense to shoulder.  He didn’t put the Sharks over the top.  He didn’t win a cup for us, and all these years later, Michalek is burning up the scoring charts.  Boo who?

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