The Hockey News Ranks Top 50 Players

Thornton, Boyle, Heatley and Marleau make the list

Tuesday, 08.24.2010 / 2:52 PM PT / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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The Hockey News Ranks Top 50 Players
The Hockey News recently published its best 50 players list for the coming NHL season and the Sharks are a big part of the picture. The rankings are clearly subjective and different writers would each have alternate rankings, however, there is no doubt those making the list are among the League’s elite.

For San Jose, the franchise placed four players in the arbitrary grouping and they include Joe Thornton (25), Dan Boyle (34), Dany Heatley (38) and Patrick Marleau (42). The four skaters ranked tied for second with clubs like Washington and Chicago for team representation.

The leader among all clubs, with five players on the list, was the Vancouver Canucks.

The magazine was kind to San Jose in another well deserved area. It ranked HP Pavilion as the fifth toughest place to play in the history of the NHL, with only Joe Louis Arena (3, Detroit) ranking higher among current buildings. Past indoor stadiums that finished just ahead of HP Pavilion are the Montreal Forum (1), Boston Garden (2) and the Spectrum (3, Philadelphia).

5 YEAR TRENDS
In the last five seasons, the Sharks rank second only to Detroit in wins with an average of 49.6 per campaign.

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STANDINGS

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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