In case you haven’t heard yet, the San Jose Sharks are, for the first time in their 25-year existence, the champions of the Western Conference in hockey and are in the first-ever Stanley Cup Finals, which start on Monday (against the Pittsburgh Penguins)! Now this may not mean much to you, my adoring fans, but (if you haven’t been following) I have been a fan of the West Coast team since their inception in 1991.
I was actually sitting in a Chinese restaurant in downtown Manhattan (where I worked at the time) and was enjoying a quiet lunch while reading the Daily News…it was actually more of a “ritualistic” thing…when I had read in the sports section that the fledgling city was being awarded a franchise. The minute I read that, combined with the unveiling of their initial logo (which has been upgraded since then), I was hooked…pun very intended!
Coach DeBoer is an amazing godsend. His leadership of phenoms like Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, Brett Burns, Martin Jones (awesome goalie…Nabby (my action figure that’s been featured here before) is very approving…keep it up!) and Joel Ward, to name a few, has been outstanding and I am hoping that we can keep it up!
Needless to say, after twenty-five long agonizing years, I can finally smile silently with either of my jerseys on and think what I’ve been thinking this whole time; don’t underestimate us because, when that day finally arrives when WE can hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup, I will have my redemption!!!!
/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\ ™