Frank's Thought of the Day - 11/29/2013

Friday, 11.29.2013 / 11:14 AM PT
By Frank Albin - Director of Broadcasting / Great White Bites
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Every year it’s Thanksgiving that kicks off the holiday season. So with that here are a few thing hockey is thankful for…

  • Defensemen thankful for the new hybrid icing rule.
  • Goalies are thankful for big pads…that may change.
  • NHL is thankful for the 12 year $5.2B dollar with Rogers for Canadian TV and digital rights.
  • Tomas Hertl is thankful for playing on Joe Thornton’s left wing.
  • Patrick Marleau is thankful for playing his entire career in the Bay Area.
  • All hockey players are thankful for parents who foot the bill and drive the car to early morning practices and games far from home.
  • The Ducks are thankful for the huge contribution of Dustin Penner.
  • Todd McLellan is thankful for the quality minutes Justin Braun plays every night.
  • Downtown restaurants and bars are thankful for the business fans bring on game nights.
  • The Sharks are thankful for the mere presence of hall of famer Larry Robinson.
  • Fans are thankful for the fantastic Sharks coverage CSN California and KFOX provide game in and game out.
  • The Coyotes are thankful for new ownership and chance to re-invent themselves to the Phoenix sporting market.
  • Arena workers are thankful for fans that spend money at SAP Concessions.
  • Fans are thankful for the gigantic SAP jumbotron and the fantastic game presentation.
  • Gary Bettman is thankful that there will be NHL labor peace for years to come.
  • Everyone is thankful that Frank Zamboni invented the ice resurfacing vehicle.
  • Sharks fans who move away are thankful for NHL Center Ice on Directv.
  • Satellite radio listeners are thankful for NHL Radio’s 24/7/365 coverage of the National Hockey League.
  • Anti Niemi is thankful for the SJ defensemen who play so well in front of him.
  • Sharks players are thankful for the energetic home fans which help push them to home ice perfection.
  • SJ Sharkie is thankful they make jerseys in XXL.
  • Owen Nolan is thankful for being able to retire in San Jose and live out his other dream which is to produce the hunting and fishing TV show…Sportsman 360.
  • Web surfers are thankful for the supercharged SJSharks.com website.
  • Sharks fans are thankful for the contending, consistent high-caliber teams Doug Wilson assembles each and every season.
  • Hockey players young and old are thankful for the spectacular 4-sheet Sharks Ice.
  • Trees are thankful that hockey sticks are made of carbon fiber and aluminum.
  • Hockey fans world-wide are thankful for the coverage NHL.com and NHL game Center Live provide.
  • Sharks fans are thankful for the safe, clean and fun environment that is SAP Center.
  • Relocated NHL fans are thankful that every team in the league will play at least one game in San Jose this season.
  • Dan Rusanowsky is thankful for his induction into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.
  • Kids are thankful that are able to press their noses against the glass during warm-ups.
  • TV producers are thankful for super slo-mo replays.
  • NBC is thankful that January 1st a world record 110,000 fans will fill Michigan Stadium for the Wings Leafs outdoor game.
  • Hockey is thankful for the fantastic Bay Area support of the San Jose Sharks.
  • The Sharks are thankful for every fan who attends, watches or listens to Sharks hockey.








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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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