Swimming With the Sharks: 40-year-veteran journalist left editor’s desk for grueling schedule as Sharks’ beat writer

By Kathryn Roethel David Pollak, the San Jose Mercury News’ beat reporter for the San Jose Sharks, sits alone in a hotel room in Buffalo. He’s waiting for a phone call confirming that the Sharks just traded left wing Jody Shelley to the New York Rangers. He was awake until 1 a.m. in a different