By Mark Purdy
Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 8:16 pm in Uncategorized.
If you’re a San Jose Shark fan, you’ve probably been wondering how the Canadian hockey team will use the four Shark players who will suit up for the Great White North — especially the offensive threesome of Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dany Heatley. Well, I’ve had my boots on the ground for barely 24 hours in Vancouver but I’ve already got the answer. Just call my source deep blade. He says the Thornton-Marleau-Heatley group will serve as Canada’s fourth line. That sounds like an insult, but the idea is that by judiciously putting the threesome out there against the weaker lines of other teams–especially Russia and the USA–the Thornton line will be able to thrive and shine. They might even be the difference in the tournament. Let’s see if my source is right.