Dan Boyle: San Jose Sharks Defenseman is Just Danny Being Danny

November 8th, 2009 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
If there is any Shark who hates losing more or works harder than Dan Boyle, I haven't heard of him.

Boyle, who came to the Sharks in an offseason trade prior to last season, made his first ever all-star appearance in his first year in teal.

However, for the former Stanley Cup champion, a wasted chance at another ring during last year's playoffs was simply inexcusable in Boyle's mind.

At the "State of the Sharks" event last May, Boyle was the only one of four Sharks who looked vividly pissed off that he was sitting on a platform at HP Pavilion instead of skating on its ice.

Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, and Patrick Marleau were also in attendance but Boyle seemed to be the only one giving honest, straight-forward answers. Thornton and Marleau were in their typical nonchalant attitudes and the soft spoken Pavelski was hidden from the spot-light with the three big dogs taking the brunt of the questions.

But of the four, it was only Boyle who straight up said the team's performance was inexcusable and that he would work that much harder to make sure next year would be different.

And although Boyle was speaking prim ...

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