1. San Jose Sharks Play-By-Play Announcer Randy Hahn Talks Personnel

    The Sharks have 20 players whose contracts expire, including some minor leaguers with NHL experience and a dozen who played significant roles for San Jose this season...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 4 years ago 427 reads 6 comments

  2. San Jose Sharks: Interview With Announcer Randy Hahn, Volume VI

    If you recall from the last article, Randy Hahn seemed to think I was laying quite a bit of the blame for the team's failure to win the Stanley Cup on Evgeni Nabokov...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 4 years ago 317 reads 8 comments

  3. Green Bay Packers Unit Grades, Volume VIII: Kickers and Punters

    The Green Bay Packers struggled in special teams in 2009, and perhaps nowhere was this more glaring than in the kicking game...

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  4. San Jose Sharks: Interview with Play-by-Play Announcer Randy Hahn, Continued

    I have presented this portion of the interview unedited, even to the degree that words spoken while one considers a point, such as "um," "you know," etc., are included. I want the reader get the genuine feel of the interview itself...

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  5. San Jose Sharks Play-by-Play Announcer Randy Hahn Interview

    The following is the second question I posed to Sharks play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn and his response. To see the first question and answer, please check out the article at Shark-Infested Blogger ...

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  6. San Jose Sharks Player Critiques: Rob Blake

    After Patrick Marleau had the captaincy taken from him, it was given to the team’s third-most important player facing unrestricted free agency, veteran Rob Blake...

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  7. Green Bay Packers Unit Grades, Part VII: Cornerbacks

    The Green Bay Packers began the year with the best three-man cornerback rotation in the NFL: Charles Woodson, Al Harris, and Tramon Williams...

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  8. San Jose Sharks Player Profiles: Patrick Marleau

    The second most important player for the San Jose Sharks in 2009-10 who is eligible for unrestricted free agency is Patrick Marleau...

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  9. San Jose Sharks Player Profiles: Evgeni Nabokov

    Whether as a general manager, columnist, or fan, it makes sense to prioritise the players who are facing free agency when examining the players on the 2009-10 San Jose Sharks roster...

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  10. NHL Stanley Cup: Only Two Remain

    After nearly eight months, only two teams are still standing: The Chicago Blackhawks of the Western Conference and the Philadelphia Flyers of the Eastern Conference...

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  11. Brett Favre: All Signs Point To a Return in Minnesota

    Who is going to be the starting quarterback next season, Brett Favre or the heir apparent? It is a question that has plagued every team that has owned his rights since the 2004 season ended...

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  12. San Jose Sharks-Chicago Blackhawks: Chicago Captain Leads Team to Sweep

    The youngest captain in the league, Jonathan Toews, showed the San Jose Sharks leadership their team lacked by performing at his best in virtually every game this postseason...

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  13. Sharks-Blackhawks: Broom Sales Up in Chicago

    The San Jose Sharks were supposed to be every bit the team the Chicago Blackhawks were. They came into the series as the top seed remaining, and with the best post-season record. It has not looked that way thus far...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 4 years ago 269 reads 7 comments

  14. San Jose Sharks-Chicago Blackhawks: It's Time To Make Some Personnel Changes

    Anyone watching the NHL Western Conference Finals so far has seen the same thing. The Chicago Blackhawks just look better than the San Jose Sharks...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 4 years ago 438 reads 2 comments

  15. San Jose Sharks-Chicago Blackhawks: Second City No Second Fiddle

    It has not been a good series for the San Jose Sharks. In both games, the supposedly more physical team was bullied in their supposedly inhospitable home—voted the toughest ...

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  16. Green Bay Packers Unit Grades, Part VI: Inside Linebackers

    The Green Bay Packers changed from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 defense in 2009. Much of the reason for this was attributed to the deep talent at the second level of the defense...

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  17. San Jose Sharks-Chicago Blackhawks: Road Warriors Take Game One

    The San Jose Sharks came into Game One 5-1 at home in the playoffs and on a five-game winning streak. Perhaps because HP Pavilion was voted by players as the most difficult place to play in the NHL...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 4 years ago 289 reads 3 comments

  18. NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Final Rounds

    Amazingly, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are only half-way done. Yet only four teams remain, and this seems as good a time as any to pick the rest of the way... Philadelphia Flyers vs...

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  19. Sharks-Red Wings: Goaltending Grades

    Goaltending for the San Jose Sharks in the second round is a little bit harder to define than the blueline grades . For instance, Jimmy Howard out-performed the combination of Evgeni Nabokov and Thomas Gress—his save percentage was a respectable ...

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  20. San Jose Sharks-Detroit Red Wings: Series' Top Three Stars

    The San Jose Sharks beat the Detroit Red Wings in the second round of the playoffs, losing just one game in the process. But it was much closer than that. Were it not for a few timely plays, the Sharks could have been swept...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about 4 years ago 280 reads 4 comments

  21. Green Bay Packers Unit Grades, Part V: Defensive Line

    The series grading all the units continues after a hiatus to cover the draft and free agency. It now moves to the defense, and will be focused on 2009, not the outlook for 2010...

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  22. San Jose Sharks Bounce Back in Game Five, Advance into Conference Finals

    It is after Mother's Day, and there are two unusual things in the beautiful Bay Area: The rain has not left us for the summer yet, and the San Jose Sharks have not, either...

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  23. San Jose Sharks Back in Must-Win Situation

    I know, I know: Todd McLellan hates to call any game the team is not facing elimination a must-win. The fact is the Detroit Red Wings still have three games to win and clinch nothing by winning Saturday night...

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  24. Green Bay Packers: My Favourite Players Met

    I am doing three editions of my favourite Packers; on two other sites, I have written about my favourite Packers on the current team and those not on it who I saw play. In this edition, I write about my favourite Packers whom I have personally met...

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  25. Sharks-Red Wings: San Jose Finds Another Way Into Victory Lane

    This team that nobody gave credit to has a chance to do the unthinkable—sweep the Detroit Red Wings in the second round and pass their big brothers in ability...

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