Thomas Greiss: Why San Jose Sharks’ Backup Deserves a Chance to Start
Numero uno deserves a shot to be Numero Uno for Los Tiburones de San Jose.
In English? Thomas Greiss, San Jose's backup netminder from this past season, wears the number one on his back and, moving forward, he deserves a chance to match his jersey number with his position on the depth chart.
The 24-year-old German-born goaltender played in just 16 games during this past year's regular season behind San Jose starter, Evgeni Nabokov.
And while Nabokov played seemingly every game as the Sharks went all the way to the Western Conference Finals, Greiss was all but forgotten.
The Sharks played 97 games this season. Greiss started 11 of those contests.
In other words, he was only allowed to develop his talents in 11.3 percent of his team's games. Not nearly e...
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