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08:34 AM ET 11.04 | The Sharks, back home after six games on the road, returned to find a framed quote by Winston Churchill in each of their stalls. "We felt that it means a lot to our team," San Jose coach Todd McLellan said. ... The quote: "To every man there comes a time in his lifetime, that special moment when he is tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared and unqualified for the work that should be his finest hour." "Basically, it's telling you to make sure you're prepared when it's your time to go out there and perform," winger Patrick Marleau said.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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November 4, 2011  08:38 AM ET

Churchill wouldn't care for the softies on the Sharks' team.

November 4, 2011  08:47 AM ET

Good quote, but not gonna do anything...

November 4, 2011  09:41 AM ET

The quote: "To every man there comes a time in his lifetime, that special moment when he is tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique and fitted to his talents...."

But ..... the Sharks are already doing something special, unique and fitted to their talents! Nobody can disappear quite like them in the playoffs! That's what I call SPECIAL!

November 4, 2011  10:28 AM ET

The Sharks quote in the locker room. "WTF? Playoffs? What's a playoff?" (We've had the same one in ours for a while). Hopefully we'll get rid of it this year.

November 4, 2011  10:50 AM ET

The beat the Pens in a shoot out last night, so who knows?

November 4, 2011  11:03 AM ET

Really? They need a quote to get them motivated?

November 4, 2011  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The beat the Pens in a shoot out last night, so who knows?

...Leaving the Leafs in first place over-all.:-)

November 4, 2011  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Really? They need a quote to get them motivated?

Lots if not all teams have motivational stuff up. Nothing wrong with that...at least it wasn't a pyramid.

November 4, 2011  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Really? They need a quote to get them motivated?

Must be a Silicon Valley requirement...

November 4, 2011  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Sharks quote in the locker room. "WTF? Playoffs? What's a playoff?" (We've had the same one in ours for a while). Hopefully we'll get rid of it this year.

I hope so. Its getting harder for management to explain the great seasons and ever disappointing playoffs.
Hopefully I wont need the BIG bottle of tequila this year... just some champagne.

November 4, 2011  05:01 PM ET

They turn to Churchill ?? But Churchill turned to the Americans for the lend lease life preserver. The Sharks are an Amercian Team ? AH HA ! The Sharks learn in a circle that they must help themselves........sleep now Grasshopper ;-)

November 4, 2011  06:25 PM ET

Someone, please explain to me the failure in reaching the conference finals the past two years? Is winning the Cup the ONLY measure of success? If so, there are WAY bigger chokes out there than San Jose. Veryold and tired argument boys. Time to come up with something credible.....

November 4, 2011  07:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

They turn to Churchill ?? But Churchill turned to the Americans for the lend lease life preserver. The Sharks are an Amercian Team ? AH HA ! The Sharks learn in a circle that they must help themselves........sleep now Grasshopper ;-)

With Remembrance Day coming soon, I give thanks to all who Serve.God Bless..

November 4, 2011  08:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Churchill wouldn't care for the softies on the Sharks' team.

LMAO! Yuppers, he was a toughie!



They are down to using quotes to try and win? Come on Joe.....Harden up your team, as you are the expert this year.....according to you! :)

November 4, 2011  08:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Good quote, but not gonna do anything...

HAAA! True...True!

November 4, 2011  10:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Lots if not all teams have motivational stuff up. Nothing wrong with that...at least it wasn't a pyramid.

Very good!

Duhh.....and Duhhhmba$$!

 
November 5, 2011  03:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

With Remembrance Day coming soon, I give thanks to all who Serve.God Bless..

I second that !!!

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