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Drew's Thought of the Day - 5/10/2013

Friday, 05.10.2013 / 2:16 PM
By Drew Remenda - Sharks TV, Color Commentator / Great White Bites
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Drew\'s Thought of the Day - 5\/10\/2013
Between Game 3 and Game 4 I saw what I think is dedication to a dream personified.

It was at practice. The players had finished their skate or dry land training and the various interviews.
Some were leaving and some were enjoying lunch.

The ink stained scribes and digital media types had finished interrogating Todd McLellan and had scurried upstairs to post their stories.

Everything was winding down and it's a time to tell stories, listen to jokes or just head out and get on with your day.

Which is exactly what I decided to do. Usually I will skedaddle out the back door but I had parked my car at the side of the rink and decided to take a shortcut past the ice surface.

Then I saw it. Bracken Kearns all by himself working on his skating. He was performing techniques designed to improve and perfect his edge control.

The drills are tedious and take a full load of concentration and muscle control. It is not a common site to see a professional hockey player performing those drills. Especially during the playoffs and when that player is 31 years old.

But then I thought about it.

Here Bracken is. A good hour after everybody had left the ice surface trying to get better.
Trying to gain the edge, (both literally and figuratively). Never giving up on the dream.

I found that inspiring and very cool and it makes me cheer for him that much more.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 74 35 31 10 66
J. Thornton 70 14 48 -4 62
L. Couture 74 24 36 -3 60
B. Burns 74 16 38 -5 54
P. Marleau 74 17 35 -16 52
T. Wingels 67 15 19 -6 34
T. Hertl 74 12 17 -1 29
M. Nieto 64 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 69 9 14 13 23
M. Karlsson 45 13 9 -2 22
 
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A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
A. Stalock 6 7 1 .903 2.65
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