It's been a tough year for Ryane Clowe and the San Jose Sharks. To say Clowe has struggled in 2013 would be a tremendous understatement. As the Sharks sputter through their schedule, desperately trying to stay in the playoff picture, Clowe has been arguably the most disappointing player on the San Jose roster.
Just how disappointing has Clowe been? Almost historically disappointing. Clowe is closing in on the NHL record for most shots fired in a season by a forward without lighting the lamp.
Let's provide a bit of background. Clowe scored 24 goals and 62 points in 2010-11 and 17 goals and 45 points in 2011-12. So far in 2013, Clowe has zero goals and nine assists in 25 games.
Why hasn't Clowe lit the lamp this year? It's certainly not due to a lack of effort. He has fired 59 shots, zero of which have found twine. Whether it's bad luck or bad aim, Clowe is closing in on the record books. According to a list on Hockey Reference, Clowe needs to fire just 25 ...