Found January 14, 2013 on Couch Tarts:
(apologies for the delayed post. So much hockey news this past week and I decided to catch the flu. Terrible timing, really) One of the more meaningless losses of the lockouts was my normally encyclopedic knowledge of who is on the team. Sure, we've got your Joe Thorntons, Joe Pavelskis, Douglas Murrays, Ryane Clowe's and Patty Marleaus, but we picked up a few new guys over the summer didn't we? There was a summer right? It wasn't just some blurry lockout induced dream that I created in order to cover for the fact that there was no hockey. (and if it was, why didn't I come up with something better?) So who the hell IS on the team these days? Well, according the official Sharks website, these guys are: 37 Adam Burish   6' 1" 195 Jan 6, 1983 30 Madison, WI, USA 29 Ryane Clowe "A"  6' 2" 225 Se...

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