I had the pleasure of spending St. Patrick's Day here in Anaheim with one of the great Sharks players of all time Owen Nolan. Even though he's retired as a player the passion for the game of hockey remains for Owen. He's still at that stage where watching NHL games as a fan is difficult because he would much rather be out there on the ice. But the great tradeoff is the time he can now devote to his family and his Sportsman 360 television show.
Owen was as fierce a competitor on the ice as the Sharks have ever had. He was passionate, skilled, tough, fiery and mean. And when the Sharks weren't playing well "Buster" wasn't in a very good mood. As the Sharks try to bounce back from the disappointment of Saturday night's loss in Los Angeles they need to bring some of Owen Nolan's attributes to the ice against the Ducks tonight.
I'm Randy Hahn