This column appeared in The Japan Times in April 2009
Setoguchi emerges as bright star
By Ed Odeven
In his first full NHL season, San Jose Sharks right wing Devin Setoguchi has established himself as a formidable offensive force for the league’s top team.
Before the start of the 2008-09 season, first-year Sharks coach Todd McLellan, a former assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings, opted to put Setoguchi on the team’s first line alongside two standout veterans — Joe Thornton, a center, and left wing Patrick Marleau, the captain.
The move paid off.
The Sharks went 9-0-1 over their first 10 home games at HP Pavilion, which is affectionately referred to as the Shark Tank. They went 32-5-4 at home this season. And they wrap up the regular season with a road game against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
San Jose (53-16-11) has earned 117 points and will…
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