Can Joe Thornton Win Another Art Ross Trophy?

Posted: 18th October 2009 by Andy Bensch in NHL
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During late November of the 2005-06 season, center Joe Thornton was traded from the Boston Bruins to the San Jose Sharks. Upon his arrival in San Jose, Thornton turned an average right-winger (Jonathan Cheechoo) into a Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophy winner. In doing so, Thornton racked up a ridiculous total of 125 points, 92 of which came while wearing teal and white. Now the overwhelming majority of you reading this piece may be thinking to themselves: "Well, we know that already." However, it's important to note that not only is Dany Heatley a better hockey player than Cheechoo, but Devin Setoguchi is a much better hockey player than Nils Ekman. Back in '05-06, the top line that spent the majority of time together was the combination of Ekman-Thornton-Cheechoo. Ekman, who posted a caree ...

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