NHL.com's weekly Q&A feature called "Five Questions With ..." is back for the 2013-14 season. We talk to key figures in the game today and ask them questions designed to gain insight into their lives, careers and the state of their teams.
Dan Boyle has only known regular-season success and Stanley Cup Playoff disappointment in his five seasons with the San Jose Sharks. The combination has made his time in the Silicon Valley exciting, interesting and frustrating all at once.
As Boyle heads into the final year of a six-year contract, the defenseman with a Stanley Cup championship ring and an Olympic gold medal is hopeful that his team in teal can finally skate its way to the Stanley Cup Final after being ousted in the Western Conference Semifinals last season.
Boyle spoke to NHL.com about his expectations, his goals, his contract situation, when he wants to finish his career, where and why.