Post Tagged with: "Joe Thornton"

The Sharks completed their first Western Canada sweep in franchise history.  (Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

Chemistry Behind Sharks’ Surge up the Standings

Road Schedule From Hell For the majority of their arduous (and that’s putting it lightly) road stretch to start the season (16 of their first 21 games were away from […]

by · December 16, 2014 · 11 comments · News/Commentary, San Jose Sharks
Thornton is still a top-tier forward (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Joe Thornton Is as Dominant as Ever

Still Jumbo It was suggested here by my colleague a couple of days ago that Thornton was declining because he was “only” on pace for 65 points. Over the last […]

by · December 14, 2014 · 8 comments · Player Profiles, San Jose Sharks
Sharks are coming to Hockeytown; can the  Red Wings make it 23? (Icon SMI)

False Narratives: Sharks “Choke” in the Playoffs

The San Jose Sharks have qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the past 10 straight seasons. Having never reached a Stanley Cup final while boasting some of the league’s […]

by · December 13, 2014 · 10 comments · Hockey History, San Jose Sharks
Joe Thornton (Dinur/Flickr)

Thornton Declining? Say it Ain’t So Joe

No Longer Jumbo? It happens to everyone at some point in their career. Typically around age 30 NHL players begin to decline offensively according to statistics. Joe Thornton is currently […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 6 comments · San Jose Sharks
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Pavelski’s Goal Scoring Will Doom Sharks

Making Others Better When the San Jose Sharks acquired Joe Thornton in late November of 2005, he immediately made players around him better. Jonthan Cheechoo went from a 28 goal […]

Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, Dan Boyle and Joe Pavelski have shown they can put up numbers at the time of year Dany Heatley fails to produce.  (Icon SMI)

The 4 Most Memorable Forward Lines in Sharks History

In NHL hockey, 18 skaters dress for each game, including four forwards lines of three players each. While forwards get mixed and matched on different lines every season, each team […]

Joe Thornton is three points shy of 1000 and has a chance to shoot for the milestone tonight vs the Kings.

Joe Thornton Shooting Like It’s 1999? Well, Kinda

Big Joe, Super Joe, Jumbo Joe, Thorty One of the few bright spots for the Sharks over the entirety of this first quarter of the season has been none other […]

by · November 29, 2014 · 6 comments · Player Profiles, San Jose Sharks
Carolina Hurricanes left wing Alexander Semin - Photo Credit:   Andy Martin Jr

Acquiring Alex Semin Could Be Sharks’ Big Move

Sinking Sharks Usually a dominant regular season team, the San Jose Sharks are trending downward this season. The Sharks have lost three straight games at home to the Florida Panthers, […]

Nick Bjugstad has become a major offensive threat for the Florida Panthers. (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Grosenick’s Shutout; Parise Returns

It was another busy Sunday in the NHL.  There were six games on the schedule full of returns, debuts, goals, great saves, etc.  Everything that we have come to expect […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
(Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)

Logan Couture on Track for Career Year

Creative Couture With seven goals and nine assists for 16 points in his first 16 games of the season, it would be wrong to say Logan Couture is set to […]

by · November 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, San Jose Sharks
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Pickles Goes Bananas After Roussel Cheap Shot

Vlasic Channels Inner Scott Parker You’ve heard it once, you’ve probably heard it 100 times, the San Jose Sharks are weak and don’t stick up for each other. You can […]

Dan Boyle joins a slew of defenseman who can score (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

False Narratives: Sharks Lack a Killer Instinct

Stupid Narratives In the hockey world, there are a lot of false narratives that people just assume to be true after hearing it so many times. Earlier this month we […]