1. Brent Burns' Switch to Defense Makes San Jose Sharks a Deeper Club in 2014-15

    The San Jose Sharks made only a few small alterations to their lineup after last spring’s historic playoff collapse, but the biggest change may have been moving Brent Burns back from forward to defense...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 2 months ago 2,438 reads 11 comments

  2. Why Shootout Woes Will Hurt the Philadelphia Flyers in 2014-15

    The Philadelphia Flyers are winless in four games this season. The only two points the team has earned came from losing a pair of shootouts...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 2 months ago 2,054 reads 2 comments

  3. Burning Questions for the San Jose Sharks as the 2014-15 Season Begins

    The San Jose Sharks have several burning questions at the start of the 2014-15 NHL season. They are coming off another successful regular season and a historic playoff collapse...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 2 months ago 991 reads 5 comments

  4. 5 Keys for the Philadelphia Flyers to Get Off to a Fast Start in 2014-15

    The Philadelphia Flyers will open the 2014-15 NHL season this Wednesday when they travel north to face the Boston Bruins . Last season, the Flyers got off to a very slow start and had to finish very strong to barely reach the playoffs...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 2 months ago 2,735 reads 23 comments

  5. San Jose Sharks Players with the Most to Prove During the 2014-15 Preseason

    Many players on the San Jose Sharks roster have something to prove this preseason. While every professional athlete is looking to improve every year, some members of the Sharks have more to prove than others before the start of the new season...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 3 months ago 576 reads 2 comments

  6. Why the Philadelphia Flyers' 2014 Preseason Performance is Cause for Concern

    The Philadelphia Flyers have struggled at times during this NHL preseason. With Monday's loss against the New York Rangers , the Flyers have fallen to a 2-3-2 record...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 3 months ago 4,413 reads 33 comments

  7. 5 Players the San Jose Sharks Would Make Available in an NHL Expansion Draft

    Over the summer, there were rumors that the NHL would expand in the next few years by two or even as many as four teams...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 3 months ago 2,769 reads 0 comments

  8. Analyzing How Claude Giroux's Injury Is Affecting Flyers Training Camp

    The Philadelphia Flyers lost their captain on the first day of training camp last week. Claude Giroux suffered a "lower-body injury" which would keep him on the shelf for at least two weeks...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 3 months ago 3,524 reads 3 comments

  9. What You Need to Know About the 2014 Training Camp for the San Jose Sharks

    Veteran skaters take to the ice for the first time at San Jose Sharks training camp on Friday at the Sharks training facility. Rookies reported a week earlier and did their best to make a strong first impression on the coaching staff...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 3 months ago 1,634 reads 0 comments

  10. New Philosophy Is Not the Cause of Philadelphia Flyers' Slow 2014 Offseason

    Philadelphia Flyers chairman Ed Snider used "the P word" in a recent interview, which had to shock a lot of the team's longtime fans. Snider said that management would be more patient in the future...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 3 months ago 3,113 reads 12 comments

  11. Burning Questions as San Jose Sharks 2014 Training Camp Approaches

    Training camp is about to open for the San Jose Sharks and the rest of the NHL . The Sharks face several burning questions as the new season is about to get underway...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 3 months ago 2,373 reads 1 comments

  12. Ranking the 5 Greatest Captains in Philadelphia Flyers History

    Captains play a bigger role in hockey than they do in other team sports. The Philadelphia Flyers have had some great captains since they entered the league in 1967. This article will examine the five best captains in the franchise's history...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 3 months ago 3,797 reads 9 comments

  13. Top 5 San Jose Sharks Training Camp Battles to Watch in 2014

    The San Jose Sharks open training camp for the 2014-15 season in just a few weeks. Like all NHL teams, the Sharks figure to have several interesting battles for various positions on the team...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 4 months ago 1,920 reads 4 comments

  14. Ranking the 10 Best Green Bay Packers Season Openers Since 1959

    Opening day is always an exciting time for all 32 NFL teams, and the Green Bay Packers are no exception. The Pack has enjoyed many thrilling opening games since entering the league in 1921...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 4 months ago 2,799 reads 7 comments

  15. Ranking the Candidates for Vacant Spot on Philadelphia Flyers' Top Line

    During the offseason, the Philadelphia Flyers traded winger Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 4 months ago 1,391 reads 57 comments

  16. Predicting the Statistical Leaders for the San Jose Sharks in 2014-15

    The San Jose Sharks will try to rebound from last season's historic playoff collapse against the Los Angeles Kings and return to the ranks of NHL contenders in 2014-15...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 4 months ago 1,160 reads 2 comments

  17. Why the 2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers' Success Hinges on Steve Mason's Play

    Few hockey teams win championships without getting good goaltending, but that will be particularly true for the 2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers ...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 4 months ago 2,270 reads 32 comments

  18. Ranking the San Jose Sharks' 5 Biggest Rivals in 2014-15

    Rivalries are a big part of what makes the NHL appealing. Any hockey game is great, but when you add an element of dislike for your opponent, the game gets even more exciting...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 4 months ago 1,963 reads 4 comments

  19. Ranking the Philadelphia Flyers' 5 Biggest Rivals in 2014-15

    Rivalries are a big part of what makes the NHL appealing. Any hockey game is great, but when you add an element of dislike for your opponent, the game gets even more exciting...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 4 months ago 3,449 reads 16 comments

  20. Ranking the 5 Best Goaltenders in San Jose Sharks History

    Goalies are the most important player on the ice for any NHL team, and the San Jose Sharks are no exception. Simply put, if you don't have good goaltending, you probably won't win too many hockey games...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 4 months ago 4,224 reads 26 comments

  21. Will Michael Del Zotto Become a Long-Term Fit for the Philadelphia Flyers?

    The Philadelphia Flyers announced they signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year, $1.3 million contract last week to replace Kimmo Timonen, who is out indefinitely with blood clots in his lungs and body...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 4 months ago 4,611 reads 22 comments

  22. Power Ranking the Last 5 San Jose Sharks Head Coaches

    Head coaches matter in the NHL . Often a team like the San Jose Sharks can go from terrible to good after changing coaches without making major roster changes. Here is a look back at the last five Sharks head coaches ranked from fifth to first...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 4 months ago 2,100 reads 2 comments

  23. Power Ranking the Last 5 Philadelphia Flyers Head Coaches

    Head coaches matter in the NHL . Look at the difference the Philadelphia Flyers experienced last season after they fired Peter Laviolette, an offensive-oriented coach, and replaced him with a more defense-first coach in Craig Berube ...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 5 months ago 4,655 reads 15 comments

  24. Ranking the 5 Most Colorful Players in San Jose Sharks History

    The San Jose Sharks have had many colorful characters wear teal since they entered the NHL in 1991. These players left their mark either on or off the ice by being a little different or having a big and unique personality...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 5 months ago 3,436 reads 31 comments

  25. Ranking the 5 Most Colorful Players in Philadelphia Flyers History

    The Philadelphia Flyers have had many colorful characters wear the Orange and Black since they entered the NHL in 1967...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 5 months ago 6,901 reads 7 comments