1. San Jose Sharks: Postseason Grades for Every Forward

    Just like the San Jose Sharks , writers and readers and fans are in the process of analyzing the team. What went wrong? What changes can be made? I went into depth with problems ...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 759 reads 11 comments

  2. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Antti Niemi Report Card

    With management and coaching evaluations out of the way, the next step in the analysis of the San Jose Sharks is each player...

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  3. Rick Nash: 5 Things He Would Bring to the San Jose Sharks

    The San Jose Sharks are known to be interested in Rick Nash . And the Columbus Blue Jackets are known to be shopping him around, after they let the cat out of the bag that their captain had all but demanded a trade...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 2,105 reads 32 comments

  4. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Dan Boyle Report Card

    After covering management and coaches for my season analysis series, I debated how to approach the players...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 684 reads 13 comments

  5. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks Player Grades: Joe Thornton

    After looking at the performance of head coach Todd McLellan and general manager Doug Wilson, I examined the team as a whole. (At the last link, the theme for individual grades is also explained...

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  6. Doug Wilson Believes in Todd McLellan: What Is Next for the San Jose Sharks?

    With general manager Doug Wilson likely to remain in his post into next season, it is his opinion that matters most moving forward. That is why coach Todd McLellan has to be happy to hear that the GM believes in him...

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  7. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Team Indicates Doug Wilson Will Remain as GM

    The San Jose Sharks released a statement about the disappointing 2011-12 season: The on-ice results of our team this season are not acceptable to our fans, our organization or our ownership group...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 741 reads 10 comments

  8. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Does Doug Wilson Have a Handle on the Problem?

    Doug Wilson is almost a one-man show managing the San Jose Sharks . He is widely viewed as the best hockey mind in management...

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  9. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Todd McLellan Should Be Fired for Mishandling Personnel

    After addressing the job Todd McLellan has done in his approach to the game and the system he implements, the good outweighs the bad. That may not be what a team wants, but it is probably not enough to justify a coaching change...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 1,886 reads 26 comments

  10. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Is Todd McLellan's System to Blame for Failed Season?

    Note: I resume the series of articles on first evaluating Todd McLellan's culpability for the disappointing 2011-12 San Jose Sharks season...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 1,545 reads 26 comments

  11. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Mapping the Path to Hockey's Holy Grail

    There has been a little bit of everything in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. Dirty hits, fights, upsets, overtimes... because it's the Cup ...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 1,225 reads 20 comments

  12. NHL Playoffs 2012: Are We Witnessing a Changing of the Guard?

    By the time Thursday night is over, there will be only eight teams left in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs . Anywhere between four and six of them will have never won the Holy Grail of Hockey...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 687 reads 26 comments

  13. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: What to Make of First Round Road Dominance?

    Much has been made of the success teams are having on the road in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. Through Monday night's actions, road teams are 28-16, earning three more wins in every 11 games than home teams...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 1,040 reads 0 comments

  14. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Is Todd McLellan's Approach to Blame for Failure?

    In the aftermath of the 2011-12 San Jose Sharks season, it is time to do what team general manager Doug Wilson calls an "autopsy." Management must scrutinize itself, coach Todd McLellan and staff as well as each player...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 947 reads 19 comments

  15. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Top 5 Reasons San Jose Sharks Are Done

    In the wake of Thursday's 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues , the San Jose Sharks face their second consecutive 3-1 series deficit. I fully expect to be shaving not only my beard but my head tonight...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 1,496 reads 27 comments

  16. NHL Playoffs 2012: 3 Keys to a San Jose Sharks' Turnaround

    My paying job is at a theatre a short distance from Bijon Bakery in San Jose. After paying for a couple of their very tasty croissants, I turned around to see coach Ken Hitchcock exactly as he has looked behind the bench for the St...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 689 reads 5 comments

  17. NHL Playoffs 2012: San Jose Sharks Must Fix Penalty Kill to Beat St. Louis Blues

    The St. Louis Blues scored on the first three power plays against the San Jose Sharks Monday. They are now 5-for-9 in the series. The Blues gave up just 1...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 413 reads 10 comments

  18. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Show Players Not Hearing Brendan Shanahan

    The entire NHL season is being played under a shadow. Now you could say it is being overshadowed. Over the first eight months of 2011, four former NHL players committed suicide in what appear to be concussion-related depression...

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  19. San Jose Sharks Look to Build on Split Earned in St. Louis

    The San Jose Sharks entered the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs against the St. Louis Blues on (if you will forgive the pun) a positive note...

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  20. San Jose Sharks: 10 Reasons They Owe Fans 10 More Wins

    After the 2011-12 San Jose Sharks regular season was over, I adopted a new mantra: "Win a dozen or don't win any." I have only been following the Sharks since the 2002 playoffs, right after meeting my future wife—a San Francisco native...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 1,173 reads 12 comments

  21. NHL Playoffs 2012: Martin Havlat Is X-Factor in Sharks' Opening Win over Blues

    The San Jose Sharks have been a different team with Martin Havlat in the lineup. Though he had an unspectacular 27 points in 39 games, the Sharks earned 53 points in them (.679 point percentage) while going 18-18-7 without him...

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  22. San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues: Top Matchups to Watch This Series

    In a matter of hours, the St. Louis Blues host the San Jose Sharks for a clash that will define both teams. The records and the seeds do not matter...

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  23. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Handicapping Each Team's Stanley Cup Chances

    With the 2012 Stanley Cup playoff schedule set, odds makers are busy setting the lines for each team. The average team has just a 6.25 percent chance to win, expressed as 15:1 (15 teams fail and one succeeds)...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 774 reads 1 comments

  24. NHL Playoffs 2012: Fact or Fiction for San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues

    The San Jose Sharks came into the 2011-12 season as one of the five favourites to win the Stanley Cup. The St. Louis Blues came in as a team expected to break its two-year playoff absence, only to likely get knocked out in the first round...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 1,949 reads 10 comments

  25. San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals: Which Team Is More Disappointing?

    There are only a handful of teams that have been considered contenders at the beginning of each of the last four seasons. Among them, only the San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals have yet to even make a Stanley Cup Finals appearance...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 2 years ago 441 reads 22 comments