Why Dany Heatley Was the Missing Piece for San Jose

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Andy Bensch in NHL
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After winning five straight games, the San Jose Sharks find themselves with a 10-4-1 record and the second overall spot in the western conference. Lost in the midst of their domination over the past couple of weeks is that the Sharks are battling serious injury issues. Three of their top seven forwards are out with injuries. Devin Setoguchi, Joe Pavelski, and Torrey Mitchell are all battling various ailments. Without these three forwards, the Sharks are essentially missing a forward from each of their top three lines. Setoguchi is penciled in as the top right-wing alongside Joe Thornton, Pavelski is the team's undoubted second-line center, and Mitchell is a speedy and versatile third line forward. But despite these injuries, Joe Thornton still leads the league in assists with 16, Patrick M ...

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