1. San Jose Sharks Signing: Is Niemi the Antti-Dote for the Sharks?

    The San Jose Sharks made a curious move on Wednesday, as multiple sources confirm that the Sharks are close to signing former Chicago Blackhawk goaltender and Stanley Cup Champion Antti Niemi to a one-year, $2 million contract...

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  2. San Jose Sharks: Breaking Down 2010-2011 Captaincy Candidates

    August is nearly over, and despite the fact that the San Jose Sharks have yet to name a captain for the 2010-2011 season, captain’s practices have begun at Sharks Ice in San Jose...

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  3. San Francisco 49ers 2010 Season Predictions: Nothing Short of Perfection

    San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Mike Singletary wants to win every game. Preseason, Regular Season, Postseason, it makes no difference. Ask Coach Sing to predict the team's record for the coming season and he will likely give you a direct answer...

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  4. San Francisco 49ers Preseason: 'Back To the Lab' After Beating Vikings

    For whatever it might be worth, the San Francisco 49ers are now 2-0 on the 2010 preseason. They defeated the Minnesota Vikings Sunday night on national television by a score of 15-10...

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  5. Swedish Hospitality: How Will Stockholm Receive the San Jose Sharks?

    Being a west-coast team, the San Jose Sharks are used to logging plenty of frequent flyer miles over the course of a season. This year, however, that total will be especially high...

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  6. Brian Westbrook: Parallels To San Francisco 49ers Dynasty Days?

    When rookie mini-camps and organized team activities started at 4949 Centennial Boulevard in Santa Clara this spring, it was already apparent that the 2010 San Francisco 49ers would ...

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  7. NFL Preseason 2010: Top Notes from the 49ers' Win Over the Colts

    As of Sunday, San Francisco 49ers Football is back for 2010, and a welcome sight it is! The fact that key players like Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree, Patrick Willis, and Joe Nedney ...

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  8. Glen Coffee: Surprising Retirement Caps Odd Week for the 49ers

    San Francisco 49ers franchise-tagged nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin has yet to report to the team since leaving for the offseason following the 2009 campaign...

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  9. Kentwan Balmer Saga: San Francisco Media Messing with 49ers

    I have never been shy about the fact that I do not consider myself a member of the Bay Area sports media. Even if I eventually "get discovered" and earn an actual living doing this someday, I will still disassociate myself from that fold...

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  10. San Jose Sharks: 2010 Offseason Has Already Been Eventful

    Most fans judge the ultimate success or failure of an NHL offseason on how much a team has managed to improve their roster (or has failed to do so). By that measure, the San Jose Sharks have had a disappointing 2010 offseason to date...

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  11. San Francisco 49ers Camp: Manic Monday of Mounting Challenges

    Just 48 hours ago, the biggest obstacle facing the San Francisco 49ers seemed to be the continuing holdout of nose tackle and franchise player Aubrayo Franklin...

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  12. San Francisco 49ers Training Camp: Toward a Common Goal

    August is finally here and with it comes the welcome sound of pad on pad contact and the banging of logoless gold helmets at 4949 Centennial Boulevard in Santa Clara, California...

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  13. San Francisco 49ers Training Camp: A Case of Déjà Vu?

    With all the great nostalgia for better days by the Bay that has surrounded the imminent Hall of Fame induction of Jerry Rice, and all the optimistic but valid comparisons of the ...

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  14. San Jose Sharks: Niemi Is No Antti-Dote for the Sharks

    The NHL offseason took another stirring turn this week, when Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Antti Niemi was awarded $2.75 million for the upcoming season in restricted free agent arbitration...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 1,653 reads 10 comments

  15. Brett Favre: Was the Fan Favre-Ite Better-Suited for the NBA?

    As if on cue, news broke earlier this week of Brett Favre threatening his ump-teenth retirement. As usual, rumors are plentiful, facts are few...

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  16. Flash-Back 80: The Top 15 Moments in Jerry Rice’s Hall of Fame Career

    On February 7 2010, the world of professional football received perhaps the least surprising bit of news in the history of the game: Jerry Rice had been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame...

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  17. San Jose Sharks Offseason: Patience Is a Virtue

    The best things in life are worth waiting for. At least my mom always told me that.If mom was right, then San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson must have the mother of all plans stewing in Silicon Valley...

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  18. Ghosts of Franchise Past: Family and Tradition Keys to 49ers' Success?

    The 49ers’ brass talked a huge game at Tuesday night’s second-annual State of the Franchise event...

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  19. Bill Walsh vs. Mike Singletary: Contrasts by Comparison

    For all the encouraging signs showing parallels between the young and rising 2010 San Francisco 49ers and the Cinderella 1981 49ers who shocked the world with the franchise's first ...

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  20. San Jose Sharks: Lack of Stories Becoming the Story?

    Taking a look at the top four stories on sjsharks.com, one will quickly notice that none of them have anything to do with the upcoming milestone 2010-2011 season...

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  21. Top 10 San Francisco 49ers to Watch in 2010

    The San Francisco 49ers enter the 2010 season with high expectations and a variety of interesting story lines. For the first time in nearly a decade, they are the virtual consensus favorites to win their division and return to the playoffs...

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  22. Hammer Time: Hjalmarsson Scenario a Win for the San Jose Sharks?

    The Chicago Blackhawks basically told the San Jose Sharks 'can't touch this' when it comes to defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson...

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  23. London Calling: A Reflection of San Francisco 49ers' Growing Stature?

    A key indicator that a team has turned the corner from being a "rebuilding" team to a legitimate contender is when they stop needing to convince themselves of how good they are, and begin to work on convincing others in the league and the media...

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  24. Quite a Catch: Why Is Vernon Davis Still Playing Under His Old Contract?

    The San Francisco 49ers made a very savvy move early this spring, taking advantage of the lack of a salary cap to give perennial All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis just reward for his ...

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  25. Cross-Bite? San Jose Sharks' Offseason Moves Continue to Confuse

    Perhaps San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson is still fighting off a mild delirium at the frustration and disappointment of being swept out of the 2010 Western Conference Finals...

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