San Jose Sharks: Five Keys to Success in the Second Half of the Season

January 1st, 2010 by Nick Burger Leave a reply »
With the announcements of the Olympic hockey rosters upon us and the league rapidly approaching the half-way point of the season, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the San Jose Sharks and their wish list for the second half of the season. So far the Sharks have enjoyed a great deal of success, despite a M*A*S*H unit of injuries, an influx of rookies, and a tight Pacific Division and Western Conference. Also, San Jose will be well represented at the winter Olympics. A franchise record eight players have been chosen to trade their teal jersey for the flag of their country. This list includes the following: Forwards Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, and Patrick Marleau will play for Canada. They'll be joined by defenseman Dan Boyle. Evgeni Nabokov will be in goal for Russia, and his back up Thomas Greiss will mind the nets for Germany. Douglas Murray will play brusing defense for Sweden, and Joe Pavelski will represent the USA. The Sharks will be looking to these players to lead the way in the second half and into the playoffs. After a great start last season, there was a let down in the second half. San Jose will be looking to avoid a sub par performance on the "back ...

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