The postseason is right upon us, so Plank and TCY thought it would be prudent to highlight each individual player on the Sharks roster heading into these glorious days. It gives us an opportunity to consolidate all the information we've obtained since the beginning of October, as well as examine the team at a micro-level. Every installment in this series can be found here.
There is literally nothing like the NHL playoffs in the entire world of sports-- the passion, the pain, the hope, the despair, the unrelenting feeling that this year could finally be the one. Each and every goal dictates whether or not you'll end up in some godforsaken alleyway in downtown San Jose singing songs to alley cats, or at home with loved ones singing songs of victory about the heroic undertakings of a team that has given meaning to the wild world in which we live in.
Fasten your seatbelts folks.
God save us all.
#29 / Left Wing / San Jose Sharks
Sep 30, 1982
|2009 - Ryane Clowe||81||19||38||57||0||131||2||0||2||0||181||10.5|
#15 / Left Wing / San Jose Sharks
Jan 21, 1981
|2009 - Dany Heatley||81||39||42||81||14||54||18||1||9||0||279||14.0|
#12 / Center / San Jose Sharks
Sep 15, 1979
|2009 - Patrick Marleau||81||43||39||82||21||22||12||4||6||0||272||15.8|
#8 / Center / San Jose Sharks
Jul 11, 1984
|2009 - Joe Pavelski||66||25||25||50||1||26||3||1||5||0||226||11.1|
#19 / Center / San Jose Sharks
Jul 02, 1979
|2009 - Joe Thornton||78||20||68||88||17||54||4||1||2||0||139||14.4|
Whether he decides to apply that talent, though, is another story.
The Sharks can win a game or two without a strong showing from Thornton. However, if they plan on getting deeper into the playoffs than in years past, Joe Thornton will have to be a big part of that.
#16 / Right Wing / San Jose Sharks
Jan 01, 1987
|2009 - Devin Setoguchi||69||19||16||35||0||19||8||0||4||0||164||11.6|