Post Tagged with: "Joe Thornton"

The Sharks' 1997 third jersey had just the right blend of colors and design. (Photo Credit: Game Worn Auctions)

Drafting the All-Time Sharks All-Star Team

Recently colleagues Tom Mitsos and Prashanth Iyer put together an incredibly entertaining All-Time Detroit Red Wings fantasy draft article. In the spirit of their fantastic piece, fellow Sharks writer Drew Weber and […]

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Sharks Survive But Struggle Without Joe Thornton

A Misleading Record After the San Jose Sharks lost their first-line center, Joe Thornton, to an injury sustained against the Anaheim Ducks, the team achieved a decent 2-2-0 record before he […]

by · January 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Injury Report, San Jose Sharks
Doug Wilson, Nikolay Goldobin, Todd McLellan (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Nikolay Goldobin Wants To Be WJC Top Scorer

In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian portal Championat.ru, Sharks prospect Nikolay Goldobin talked about the draft, explained why he joined HIFK, and declared that he wants to […]

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An (Unrealistic) Sharks Christmas Wish List

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the league, not a creature was stirring, not even John Scott. With it being Christmas eve and the NHL in the middle […]

by · December 24, 2014 · 7 comments · Humor, San Jose Sharks
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Most Valuable Forward for Each Team in the West

Recent discussions on what makes players most valuable to their team got me thinking, when it comes to forwards, who is the most valuable for each NHL team? After all, […]

by · December 22, 2014 · 19 comments · News/Commentary
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Thornton Delivers Jumbo Performance as Sharks Beat Blues

Still San Jose’s MVP It is quite nice when the player you write about in connection with the Hart Trophy for league MVP carries his team to victory that night. […]

by · December 21, 2014 · 6 comments · San Jose Sharks
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Joe Thornton Making a Case for His Second Hart

Hart = Most Valuable Unless one has a negative bias towards one of the following players based off ridiculous stereotypes, the following are the best centers in the National Hockey […]

by · December 20, 2014 · 6 comments · Advanced Stats, San Jose Sharks
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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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
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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 […]