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Too Many Men

You'll need more than three guys to outnumber Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Why do you think he has three names?

Wow, Murray came in fast to get that icing call. How often does that happen?  More often this season than last to be sure.  "Oh that's not speed, it's just..." What?  Good sense? Reading the play?  Smarts?  Who cares what it is if it gets him there first?

The Sharks only allowed the Blues two shots on goal in the first 15 minutes of the third period?  That's pretty cool.

McLellan really should leave the nines together.  To heck with that commie egalitarian nonsense.  With Kennedy, Wingels, Desjardins and, hopefully, Sheppard soon too... the lower six will be fine.

Those were the things I noticed as the Sharks crept closer their first win in eight games.   

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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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