Friday, January 14, 2011

Joe Pavelski

Sent: 11/20/10
Received: 1/13/11
Time: 54 Days
Address: c/o San Jose Sharks
Item Sent: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro
Item Received: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro.  Both signed in thin blue Sharpie.

From Plover, Wisconsin, Joe Pavelski has been an underrated secondary scorer on the Sharks for the last couple of years.  Overshadowed by big-name teammates like Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Dany Heatley, and Dan Boyle, Pavelski finally made a name for himself during Team USA's Silver Medal run at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.  His key assist set up the game-tying goal with 24 seconds remaining in the Gold Medal game against Canada.  I generally don't care for rooting for Wisconsin Badgers, but it's hard to not love Joe.

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