1. Top 5 Sports Stories of the Past Year

    The NFL lockout is coming to an end. Yeah, I know the players have not accepted the new collective bargaining agreement. In fact, I examined whether they even should ratify the CBA in a piece at PackerChatters after the owners agreed on their end..

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about almost 3 years ago 2,566 reads 28 comments

  2. San Francisco Giants Acquire Jeff Keppinger: Right Man, Right Price

    Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants took a step in defending their World Series title. No, it was not in completing the sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about almost 3 years ago 278 reads 1 comments

  3. San Jose Sharks Sign Andrew Murray: Projected Lines for 2011-12

    Note: the first slide of this article is taken from a piece written for the Sharks page of Sports Haze Bay Area. The San Jose Sharks signed Andrew Murray to a one-year contract Tuesday worth $575,000 according to CapGeek...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about almost 3 years ago 2,522 reads 16 comments

  4. MLB 2011 Playoff Predictions: Can the San Francisco Giants Repeat?

    Note: Some of this material was originally written for Sports Haze Bay Area covering the San Francisco Giants ...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about almost 3 years ago 229 reads 2 comments

  5. MLB: Second-Half Predictions for Each Division

    The All-Star Break is officially over, and teams are back to playing ball today. Thus, the timing is perfect to forecast where teams will finish the season...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about almost 3 years ago 350 reads 4 comments

  6. MLB 2011 All-Star Game: Fan, Coach Selections Hurt Game

    This article was originally written for Sports Haze Bay Area . Bruce Bochy chose four pitchers from his own San Francisco Giants club to play in Tuesday's Mid-Summer Classic...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about almost 3 years ago 348 reads 16 comments

  7. San Francisco Giants Weekend Series May Determine Title Defense

    The San Francisco Giants entered last weekend two games ahead of All-Star host Arizona for first place in their division. They had the third-best record in the National League and the fifth-best record in all of baseball...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 459 reads 9 comments

  8. NHL Free Agents 2011: Top 10 RFAs the San Jose Sharks Can Target

    Even after signing two forwards to rotate on the fourth line, the San Jose Sharks have over $5 million in cap space...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 3,222 reads 18 comments

  9. NHL Free Agents 2011: Why the San Jose Sharks Must Make More Moves

    The San Jose Sharks signed their first free agents after swapping Dany Heatley for Minnesota's Martin Havlat. But the players signed are not even projected to make the team's opening game roster...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 2,096 reads 44 comments

  10. San Jose Sharks Will Have Different Look in 2011-12 Season

    When a team makes it to the conference finals two years in a row, they usually look to make few changes the next season. In the post-lockout era, however, the salary cap has made roster turnover an inevitability...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 607 reads 4 comments

  11. San Jose Sharks: A Dozen Free Agent Skaters Left to Target

    Over 60 hours into free agency, there had been little activity from the San Jose Sharks . Two players signed and four lost. And they had just 23 players with even a full game of NHL experience under contract...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 908 reads 8 comments

  12. San Jose Sharks Sign Michal Handzus, Jim Vandermeer

    It was not an especially active opening day of free agency for the San Jose Sharks . Only two players, Michal Handzus and Jim Vandermeer, were signed to contracts. Only Ben Eager ( Edmonton ) and Jamal Mayers ( Chicago ) have new homes to head to...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 515 reads 12 comments

  13. San Jose Sharks Projected Forward Lines for 2011-12

    After all the dust has settled, the San Jose Sharks should possess the talent needed to go deep in the playoffs again in 2012. The following link shows that their defence is set...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 705 reads 30 comments

  14. San Jose Sharks Sign RFAs Jamie McGinn, Frazer McLaren

    It was announced Thursday that the San Jose Sharks have re-signed physical forwards Jamie McGinn and Frazer McLaren to one-year deals...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 349 reads 8 comments

  15. San Jose Sharks Top 10 Goalie Alternatives to Antero Niittymaki

    With the San Jose Sharks ' budget tight and needs many (click this link to view the offseason series posted on the Sharks page at Sports Haze Bay Area), the team must get the most out of every dollar spent...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 4,861 reads 27 comments

  16. 2011 NHL Draft Grades by Player: San Jose Sharks

    The 2011 NHL draft has concluded. The San Jose Sharks entered the draft for the second straight year as the best team in the regular season among those to finish in the final four of the NHL playoffs...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 1,297 reads 4 comments

  17. 2011 NHL Draft Results: San Jose Sharks and Minnesota Wild Do Blockbuster Trade

    The San Jose Sharks and Minnesota Wild made one of the biggest trades of the NHL Draft Friday. Rarely do both teams win in a trade, but that is how this one looks...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 2,143 reads 29 comments

  18. 2011 NHL Draft: Players the San Jose Sharks Should Target

    Before teams make choices about who to draft, they must consider several things. They chart the value of every player...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 1,064 reads 1 comments

  19. NHL Draft 2011: What Will It Look Like in Five Years?

    Speculation is that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be the top pick in this weekend's 2011 NHL Draft , but how accurate are those assessments? Over the days that follow, there will be a lot more speculation about which team did best...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 604 reads 4 comments

  20. NBA Finals 2011: Miami Heat Show Least Character of All Sports Finals Losers

    The 2010-11 champions have all been examples of character rewarded . That and each of the links below shows how a team was taken through the fire and made stronger for it. First came the San Francisco Giants in November...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 1,255 reads 39 comments

  21. Stanley Cup Finals 2011: Why the Vancouver Canucks Lost

    The Vancouver Canucks were the prohibitive favourite to be the first Canadian team to take home the Stanley Cup in 18 years. They had the league's best record, power play and penalty kill...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 1,288 reads 62 comments

  22. 2011 San Jose Sharks: First Trade That Can Create Cap Room

    As evidenced in previous examinations of the roster outlook for the 2011-12 San Jose Sharks , there are some tough choices lying ahead for General Manager Doug Wilson. The first order of business is to look at what you have under contract...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 2,248 reads 23 comments

  23. San Jose Sharks Face Harsh Choices in Summer of 2011

    The San Jose Sharks are facing another tough offseason. This is nothing new. Over the past three seasons, the team has faced significant salary cap restraints, and General Manager ...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 1,234 reads 6 comments

  24. San Jose Sharks 2010-11 Regular Season Three Stars

    During the 2010-11 regular season, the San Jose Sharks attained the fifth-best record in the NHL while playing in its toughest division. You do not accomplish that feat without a team effort...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 652 reads 16 comments

  25. NHL Playoff Predictions 2011: Will Vancouver Win 10 of 14 Season Awards?

    With the two finals opponents determined, two more trophies were handed out: Clarence Campbell to the Vancouver Canucks for winning the Western Conference and the Prince of Wales to the Boston Bruins for winning the Eastern Conference...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 3 years ago 296 reads 0 comments