There are the obvious counting stats for the San Jose Sharks forward group: Timo Meier leads Sharks forwards with 47 points. Tomas Hertl paces this group with 22 goals.
But I’m not talking about the counting stats here.
These are the details — the underlying and micro-stats — of where Sharks forwards have excelled at mid-season, courtesy of SPORTLOGiQ, Natural Stat Trick, and NHL.com: Where is Meier perhaps most essential to the San Jose Sharks? Where are Logan Couture, Alexander Barabanov, and Jasper Weatherby underrated? What does Rudolfs Balcers do that makes coaches happy?
Here’s how San Jose’s blueline looks right now:
No San Jose Sharks forward handles the puck with more confidence in the offensive zone than Tomas Hertl.
According to SPORTLOGiQ, he leads all Sharks attackers with 7.17 Offensive Zone Dekes Per 60 at 5v5. Timo Meier follows at 5.43.
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