San Jose Sharks: Canadians Impress in Front Of Steve Yzerman

November 21st, 2009 by Nick Burger Leave a reply »
Dany Heatley, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Dan Boyle have a lot in common.

They all play for the San Jose Sharks, all want to play for Team Canada in the 2010 Olympics, and they all registered at least a point on Friday night in a 6-3 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Thornton had four assists, including the 600th of his NHL career, Heatley had a hat trick, and Marleau had one goal, which was assisted beautifully by Boyle.

And this all happened with Team Canada's general manager Steve Yzerman watching from the press box inside the "Shark Tank."

As if any player on the Sharks needed any extra incentive to play well this season, the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver add just that for San Jose's Team Canada hopefuls.

All four of these players were invited to Team Canada's orientation camp in Calgary over the summer.

Throughout the ever—increasing speculation as to who will make the cut, all four of these players were once considered by some experts to be on the bubble.

After reading several article/predictions written by these experts prior to and early in the season, some of ...

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