1. 2011-12 NHL Rosters: 5 Teams Getting Least Return on Investment

    Everyone wants bargains at Christmas time. People wait in line overnight after Thanksgiving to get the Black Friday specials. Some of the same people will be in the malls after Christmas to get the items on clearance...

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  2. San Jose Sharks Use Strong 60-Minute Effort to Dominate Tampa Bay Lightning

    Finally, fans of the San Jose Sharks have seen the team at its best. Now the question is, will they play with this urgency moving forward? Just 6:21 into the game, the Sharks had ...

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  3. NFL Rivalries: Chicago Bears Descend on Lambeau Field

    Like polar bears forced from their ice floats prematurely in the spring, the Chicago Bears are coming into our community this Christmas Night...

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  4. San Jose Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning Look to Complete Turnarounds

    Last season, both the San Jose Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning were conference finalists. This year, neither team looks to be that good thus far...

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  5. Green Bay Packers Unit Grades: How Kansas City Chiefs Ended Perfect Season

    The talk of the Green Bay Packers ' perfect season is over. Now ESPN will say Tim Tebow 's name more than 88 times and devote more than half of their time to him. Or start talking about last year's obsession, Brett Favre , again...

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  6. 2011-12 NHL Rosters: 8 Teams Getting Most Bang for Buck

    There are always NHL teams that spend to the salary cap and others that barely meet its floor. But the money spent does not always tell the tale of success and failure on the ice...

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  7. San Jose Sharks' Special Teams Struggle Even in Victory

    Every time I read an article or hear a broadcast that notes the Sharks ' penalty kills are going well lately, it only takes one bad game to drop them right back to the bottom of the league...

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  8. Green Bay Packers Seek Franchise-High 14 Wins at Arrowhead Stadium

    The slumping Kansas City Chiefs host the unbeaten Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon. Many are expecting a blood bath, but should they be? First of all, Arrowhead Stadium is traditionally a difficult place to play...

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  9. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Line Changes To End Slump

    In my last article detailing the shake-up needed for the San Jose Sharks , I laid the foundation that the first step should not be a drastic one...

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  10. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Shakeup Needed to End Struggles

    The San Jose Sharks are 2-5-2 in their last nine games. They have scored just 11 goals in those losses and just 20 in the last 10 contests, in large part because the power play is 2-for-29 in that stretch...

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  11. Sidney Crosby, Claude Giroux Highlight NHL Concussion Issue

    The NHL had its most recognizable player, Sidney Crosby , back for just eight games. Crosby missed half of the 2010-11 season, the entire 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs and the first ...

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  12. San Jose Sharks Fail to Play 60 Minutes Again, Fall to Chicago Blackhawks

    The San Jose Sharks did it again. They controlled most of the game but could not get the two points. They absolutely dominated the Chicago Blackhawks out of the gate on Sunday, with 17 shots to Chicago's eight in the first period...

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  13. Green Bay Packers Earn High Marks for Drubbing of Oakland Raiders

    The Green Bay Packers faced yet another supposed playoff contender Sunday. In hindsight, the Oakland Raiders are obviously not a playoff team...

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  14. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    In the movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly , Clint Eastwood was nicknamed (and officially named on credits) Blondie. He was the protagonist, "the good" from the title...

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  15. Dallas Stars vs. San Jose Sharks: Sharks Hungry for a Win

    It is officially a slump. The San Jose Sharks dropped their fourth game in the last five Tuesday against the Minnesota Wild . Three of those four losses have been at home and the only win was in a shootout...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 189 reads 3 comments

  16. NFL Records: Can Oakland Raiders End Green Bay Packers Perfect Season?

    I used to feel sorry for Oakland Raiders fans. They were stuck with an increasingly out-of-touch Al Davis and an old stadium in an economically depressed city. I used to feel Philadelphia fans were the worst...

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  17. NHL Trades: Slumping San Jose vs. Minnesota Wild Paints Unexpected Picture

    Over the summer, the Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks made three trades. The first was the blockbuster deal that sent young top-six forward Devin Setoguchi , top forward prospect ...

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  18. NHL Realignment: What New Set-Up Means to the San Jose Sharks

    I have been as critical of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman as almost anyone I know. That is not going to change just because he has overseen a realignment that improves league balance...

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  19. Green Bay Packers Steal from Host New York Giants

    This was it. The signature challenge of the season. Never mind that for the Green Bay Packers , this was not the first one of 2011...

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  20. San Jose Sharks One-Up Montreal Canadiens in Shootout

    You know those people who have to top any story you tell? Or worse, every time you get or accomplish something, they need to do it better? That was the San Jose Sharks on Thursday...

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  21. NHL History: Best Captain Ever of Each NHL Team, Part III

    In the first installment of this series, the criteria for determining each team's all-time captain were laid out...

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  22. Green Bay Packers Preview at New York Giants

    The Green Bay Packers are a good news, bad news thing for sensationalized NFL television coverage. Now that Brett Favre is no longer worth their obsession (Wednesday, they would ...

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  23. San Jose Sharks Drop 3rd Road Game of Season vs. Los Angeles Kings

    The San Jose Sharks came into Monday night's matchup with the division rival Los Angeles Kings with just one road loss in their last eight contests...

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  24. NHL All-Star Game: 5 Reasons Fan Balloting Is a Bad Idea

    I would be willing to bet almost all of us believe that the right to vote should be universal. But we all probably know someone who is an unreasonable-enough person that we wish we could justify taking that right away from them...

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  25. San Jose Sharks Robbed by Vancouver Canucks, Prepare for Los Angeles Kings

    The San Jose Sharks' 2010-11 season ended when the Vancouver Canucks won 3-2 despite being out-shot 56-34. The game-winner came when a fluky bounce of the puck in double overtime was seen only by Kevin Bieksa, who put it in the net...

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