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Olympians Back in Teal

With Sharks back from Canada, fans are fans again

By Damian Trujillo
|  Monday, Mar 1, 2010  |  Updated 6:46 PM PDT
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Olympians Evgeni Nabokov and Douglas Murray were back on home ice Monday. 

Their Swedish and Russian teams didn't make it to the gold medal game Sunday, so they spent their Monday practicing at the San Jose Ice Center, home of the San Jose Sharks.

Here at home, they rooted for their five Shark teammates who did play for gold, four for Team Canada and one for Team USA.

"For those four guys, it's awesome," said Nabokov. "They'll come back and be happy and share it, it's awesome."

"It's great for them," said Murray.

"I was hoping the ice would melt so nobody won after we lost," he joked.  "It's just a wonderful thing."   

The Sharks had a couple fans watching their morning practice.

Daniel Paddock said he did the unthinkable on Sunday -- and heckled some of his favorite players.

"Yesterday, I did, I booed them," said Paddock.  "But tomorrow, I'm going to be a Marleau, Thorton, and Heatley fan."

Paddock said Sunday he was rooting for his country.

But when the Sharks play Tuesday night at the Tank, Paddock will be rooting for his colors again -- the black and teal.

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