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Which San Jose Sharks players are most like each of the planets in the solar system?

If you're like me, you've probably asked yourself that question at least once, and then decided that it would make a good topic for a stupid post when there's nothing else important happening with the team.

Let's go!


Benn Ferriero is Mercury

What's the difference between Benn Ferriero and Mercury? One is small and really hot and the other is the planet closest to the Sun.

Fun fact: Benn Ferriero has replaced Antti Niemi as the Shark with the hardest name for me to spell correctly without looking it up.



Brent Burns is Venus

Things Brent Burns has in common with the planet Venus:

-Primarily composed of carbon and oxygen.

-No evidence of plate tectonics.

-No oceans.

-Covered in clouds of sulfuric acid.


Joe Pavelski is the Earth.

It's very simple.

Joe Pavelski = America

America = The World


Joe Pavelski = The World

Also, like the Earth itself, some feel that Joe Pavelski is overrated.



Michal Handzus is Mars

I was a bit surprised by this one, but I've got to admit that the resemblance is uncanny



Douglas Murray is Jupiter

Did you know that Murray is one inch shorter than Brent Burns but outweighs him by more than twenty pounds?



Dan Boyle and Antti Niemi are Saturn

I didn't have any options for this one, because Boyle and Niemi are the only Sharks with rings.



Patrick Marleau is Uranus

When he was a kid Patrick Marleau's favorite planet was Uranus, but he could never understand why the name made the other kids laugh. Then when he turned 29 someone explained it to him and he giggled for forty-five straight minutes.



Ryane Clowe is Neptune

Because it's hard to write a good joke about either one.



Dany Heatley is Pluto

Get it?


Thanks to Rudy for helping with this post.