Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 1/27/13

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 14: Daniel Winnik #34 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates against the Dallas Stars at Jobing.com Arena on November 14, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Prior to the 2013 season, Daniel Winnik already had his name attached to one statistical anomaly. Having been traded from Colorado to San Jose near the trading deadline last year, he became the first player since Sean Avery in 2006-07 to play 84 games in one season. With his Anaheim Ducks-leading fifth goal of the season on Saturday night in a 3-2 shootout win over the visiting Nashville Predators, hes on pace for another statistical oddity. Should Winniks scoring pace continue, hed rack up 48 goals in 48 games, more than quadrupling his previous career highs of 11, set in 2007-08 with Phoenix and 2010-11 with Colorado. Its an unsustainable rate. Still, his early season success does speak to the comfort hes found at Honda Center while skating with the fourth different Western Conference team of his six-year NHL career. I think I just came in not thinking too much, which I think could kind of be my problem at times in previous years, Winnik said. I think just getting off to the ...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rams WR Stedman Bailey in hospital after being shot in head

Furious Brad Stevens blasts Celtics after lackluster game

Did Bryce Harper deserve the MVP?

Duke 5-star commit posts moving message after successful surgery

Ex-LSU commit still supports Les Miles

Report: Ray Lewis gave Bills pregame pep talk


Report: Marshawn Lynch out a few weeks to recover

Peyton Manning to miss at least two more weeks

Notre Dame DT: Committee 'spit in our faces' with ranking

LaRon Landry suspended indefinitely by NFL

Don’t blame Mike Pettine for benching Johnny Manziel. Blame Johnny.

Danny Ainge: Celtics’ Marcus Smart has shown ‘propensity to get injured’

Breaking down the NFL playoff picture heading into Week 12

Nick Young seems to take shot at Kobe Bryant

WATCH: College basketball player makes 3-pointer while wobbly from concussion

The five most overrated teams in the Week 13 coaches' poll

Clemson WR calls South Carolina fans 'rude'

Jonathan Lucroy trade market bolstered by weak catching market

Michigan State lists two starting QBs on depth chart

10 storylines for Week 13 of the college football season

LISTEN: Browns fan cries on radio while ripping Johnny Manziel

Texas A&M QB Kyle Allen says he was injured vs. Alabama

Report: Maple Leafs are no longer the NHL’s most valuable franchise

Ranking the 10 best games of 2015 college football rivalry week

Did a Chipotle employee convince Danny Ainge to trade for Isaiah Thomas?

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The five most overrated teams in the Week 13 coaches' poll

10 storylines for Week 13 of the college football season

Ranking the 10 best games of 2015 college football rivalry week

Examining the Mavericks' hot start

Johnny Bench(ed): Manziel demoted to third string

Mike Trout, four years in

Tom Brady on ‘Rex Ryan!’ line call: It’s ‘in the playbook’

Five NFL teams trending downward

Not so fast, USC: Eagles Chip Kelly buys Philly-area home

The five best hockey fights from Week 7

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker