1. 2011 Green Bay Packers Mid-Term Unit Grades, Offense

    With the bye week for the Green Bay Packers coming near the mid-point of the season, this seems as logical a time as any to examine how the units are performing...

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  2. San Jose Sharks Bounce Back Where Rubber Meets the Road

    The San Jose Sharks embarked on an 11-day, six-game road trip through the Eastern Time Zone last week. It is likely that four of those teams will be in the playoffs, and two of the games were on the second night of back-to-back games...

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  3. NFL Week 7: Green Bay Packers Report Card vs. Minnesota Vikings

    A 6-0 team going against a 1-5 team may look like a mismatch, but a quick preview of the game could tell otherwise. The game played out almost as expected, with the Vikings winning the ground battles and the Packers the air battles...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 491 reads 1 comments

  4. NHL Trade Rumours: 10 Teams That Could Use Evgeni Nabokov in Net

    As a follower of the San Jose Sharks , I have seen Evgeni Nabokov play hundreds of games. While he never won the Stanley Cup for the Sharks, he did put that team on his back in the 2004 playoffs and got them to Game 6 of the conference finals...

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  5. 2011 NFL Playoff Predictions: Doomsday Edition

    The 2011 NFL season has had great storylines. The Philadelphia Eagles were the offseason Super Bowl champions and lost four of their first five games...

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  6. NFL Week 7: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings Preview

    If you had told me before this season began that a quarterback was coming back in time to play Week 7 of the season, I would not have thought it would be Carson Palmer...

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  7. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: 10 Things Learned About New Team

    There is not a lot you can know definitively about a team four games into the season. Because the San Jose Sharks turned over a third of the roster since last season, there is even less with this team...

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  8. San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks: Antti Niemi Returns, Scoring Does Not

    The San Jose Sharks have played their last home game of October. Fans can only hope to see a better team when they return...

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  9. Green Bay Packers Unit Grades vs. St. Louis Rams

    The unbeaten defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers welcomed the winless St. Louis Rams to Lambeau Field Sunday...

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  10. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks Struggle to Find Chemistry Early

    The San Jose Sharks looked potent in their season-opening victory over the Phoenix Coyotes . They attempted 91 shots and got 52 on net (20 were blocked and the others missed), with six getting by Mike Smith...

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  11. St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers Preview

    The Milwaukee Brewers are in a rematch of the 1982 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals . They just evened the National League Championship Series at 2-2, and have two of the remaining three games at home...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 517 reads 2 comments

  12. Green Bay Packers Unit Grades vs. Atlanta Falcons

    Every week, I do a report card of the previous performance of the Green Bay Packers . Every unit is graded based on production and difficulty. Up until now, this has been reserved for my PackerChatters audience...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 899 reads 3 comments

  13. San Jose Sharks: Examining the Top 13 Scorers in Franchise History

    The San Jose Sharks have begun their 2011-12 season with high expectations. That has been the standard since Doug Wilson arrived before the 2003-04 season...

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  14. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks Season Opens with 6-3 Victory over Phoenix Coyotes

    New year, same results. The San Jose Sharks ended the 2010-11 regular season with a victory over the Phoenix Coyotes . They began the 2011-12 season the same way and the similarities do not end there...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 252 reads 22 comments

  15. NHL 2011-12 Eastern Conference Preview

    Each year, the winner of the Eastern Conference is awarded the Prince of Wales Trophy. In my Western Conference preview , I pointed out that this used to be the best the teams out east could accomplish...

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  16. 2011-12 NHL Western Conference Playoff Predictions

    The NHL Western Conference was dominated by three teams from 1996 through 2002. The Detroit Red Wings won three times and the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars twice each...

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  17. NHL Free Agency: What Drew Doughty's Signing Means for San Jose Sharks

    According to a report by The Hockey News , Drew Doughty has signed an eight-year, $56 million contract to stay with with the Los Angeles Kings ...

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  18. NHL Free Agency: Top 10 Free-Agent Acquisitions of the Millennium

    Some teams were not very active in free agency this offseason, even when making improvements. The San Jose Sharks, for instance, went the route of trading for players...

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  19. NHL 2011: Where Does San Jose Sharks Blue Line Rank Among NHL Best?

    Over the last decade, the NHL has been ruled from the blue line, every Stanley Cup champion in the Expansion Era (1967-on)—except Carolina (2006)—possessing an elite unit...

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  20. Antero Niittymaki Injury Leaves San Jose Sharks Vulnerable in Net

    San Jose Sharks backup goalie Antero Niittymaki has undergone surgery to fix a lower-body injury that occurred in February of this past season. He will miss 12 weeks in recovery, as reported on Thursday...

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  21. NHL Fighting: 5 Rules of Engagement To Make It Better

    Who has not heard the joke, "I was at a fight last night and a hockey game broke out"? Many fans of other sports view the NHL as brutish because of the fights and miss out on the beauty of the sport because of it...

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  22. 2011 NHL Season: Projecting the Top 20 Defencemen

    The NHL blue line is defined by players at the top. Teams who rely on those players most are the ones that succeed. Of the 16 playoff teams last season, only Anaheim did not have a defenceman lead its team in minutes per game...

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  23. NHL 2011-12 Preview: Pacific Division

    According to Adam Proteau of The Hockey News , the San Jose Sharks' run of consecutive division titles will end at four: "I like the job GM Doug Wilson has done as much as ...

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  24. NHL History: Top 10 Defensemen of This Millennium

    Every year, the NHL hands out awards to its most outstanding players of that season, giving the top three vote-getters for most of them the status of "finalist." The award for the best defenseman is called the Norris Trophy...

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  25. NFL Playoffs 2012: Predicting the Road to Super Bowl XLVI

    Someone will take the Vince Lombardi Trophy away from the 2010 Green Bay Packers . History tells us it is not likely to be the 2011 Green Bay Packers: Only one time in the last 12 ...

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