Imagine how awesome this line would be if they all played together for the Sharks.(Although I do wish they gave him a jersey that he actually wore during his career).
On Tuesday, Owen Nolan announced his retirement from hockey. He returned to San Jose to make the announcement, ending his career with the Sharks.
That’s the way I like to see athletes retire — with the team they spent their best years of their careers with.
I never really got into hockey that much until I went to San Jose State back in 2004. Prior to that, I watched hockey but I never really followed. But I do remember seeing Nolan play. I just knew he was a great player.
Seeing him call it quits and retiring as a Shark is very heartwarming. He did so much for this franchise and being able to come back and finish his career where he had his best years, that’s awesome. He was a great player and I am glad that I got to see him play.
The buzz in the NBA right now is all about Jeremy Lin. And why not? In his first start of his career, the New York Knicks point guard put up 28 points, eight assists and two steals. Totaling that with his effort against the Nets in his last game, that’s a total of 53 points, 15 dimes and four steals.
That’s pretty good and Golden State Warriors fans are probably pulling their hair. After a pretty unimpressive rookie season last year, the Warriors cut ties with Lin after the lockout in an attempt to free up cap space to bring in DeAndre Jordan. That trade never happened and the Warriors were unable to sign Lin back.
Now Lin is flourishing in New York while the Warriors are desperate for that big spark plug player. But maybe the Warriors fans’ bitterness toward losing Lin isn’t warranted at all.