1. NHL Power Rankings: Washington Capitals Headline Teams with Bad Starts

    I've got to believe that the seat under Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates is searing hot right now. His Caps sit in the Southeast Division cellar only two years removed from the team’s dominance over its division under Bruce Boudreau...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 110,657 reads 90 comments

  2. 3 Biggest Issues the Minnesota Timberwolves Must Address at the Trade Deadline

    A cynic would say that the three needs the Wolves have at the trade deadline would be a three-point shooter, a three-point shooter and…well, a three-point shooter...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 3,138 reads 13 comments

  3. NHL Trade Speculation: 18 Teams That May Target Jarome Iginla, Miikka Kiprusoff

    As the Flames continue to fall off the face of the NHL universe, it may be time for a long overdue youth movement in Calgary...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 3,229 reads 37 comments

  4. How Ricky Rubio Can Improve His Game for Minnesota Timberwolves

    As Ricky Rubio continues to recover from his knee injury, we’re starting to see the quickness that will make him an elite defender in this league and hopefully improve his offensive game...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 2,083 reads 7 comments

  5. NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks Get off to Hot Starts

    Patrick Marleau and Wade Redden have been two pleasant surprises for hockey fans in San Jose and St. Louis, respectively. Marleau is perhaps the most polarizing player in the Bay Area...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 76,979 reads 115 comments

  6. 12 NHL GMs Sitting Pretty Early in 2013 Season

    Over the offseason, we learned a lot about each general manager: Who’s got his eye on the future? Who’s going for it all this year? Who’s OK with the status quo? ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 3,861 reads 41 comments

  7. The Four Best Pairings for the Minnesota Timberwolves This Year

    It has been a mess of a year for the Minnesota Timberwolves . Kevin Love has broken his hand twice. Ricky Rubio missed most of the first half of the season and still is not at 100 percent...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 2,339 reads 8 comments

  8. The 3 Best Pairings for the Utah Jazz This Year

    As the Utah Jazz continue to fight for a playoff spot in the Western Conference, team management must keep one eye on the future and one eye on the present...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 1,636 reads 0 comments

  9. NHL Power Rankings: Where Each Team Ranks Early in the 2013 Season

    First things first: It is way too early to determine where each team stands based off of one game. As I’m sure many of you saw, a lot of teams are rusty, and a few are missing players from overseas...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 116,286 reads 107 comments

  10. Minnesota Timberwolves Approaching 'Most Injured Team of the Decade' Status

    Following a 106-88 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on the Minnesota Timberwolves ' most recent road trip, veteran guard Luke Ridnour made one thing very clear: Injuries are not an excuse...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 3,007 reads 5 comments

  11. Wolves' Derrick Williams Is Now a Keeper in Wake of Kevin Love's Injury

    It wasn’t that long ago that we thought Derrick Williams would be great. Flash back two years ago to William’s final win at Arizona. He’s in the Sweet 16, about to topple the defending champion Duke Blue Devils...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 3,959 reads 15 comments

  12. Power Ranking the Top 100 Players in the NHL Entering the 2013 Season

    Hockey’s back! And with this great news comes the anticipation each fan has that it is their favorite player’s breakout year...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 206,787 reads 321 comments

  13. Tracking Kevin Love's Major Decline from Last Season

    Kevin Love is injured once again and, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the forward is expected to miss at least two months with a broken hand...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 1,338 reads 9 comments

  14. 5 Players Minnesota Timberwolves Should Target at Trade Deadline

    The Minnesota Timberwolves are at a really weird place as the February 21 trade deadline looms. On one hand, they’re in a good place...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 9,263 reads 32 comments

  15. NHL Power Rankings: Where Each Team Stands Post-NHL Lockout

    The NHL is back...well, tentatively back , at least. By all means, run around! Jump for joy! Unleash your unfettered passion! So let’s say it with me, “No. More. Labor issues!” Or wait…I mean, “Let’s...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 236,012 reads 237 comments

  16. Grading Ricky Rubio's Early Performances with the Minnesota Timberwolves

    Ricky Rubio made it known that he was back when he delivered an outstanding performance in his first game since this season against Dallas on December 15...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 1,461 reads 1 comments

  17. Minnesota Timberwolves Stock Watch: Risers and Fallers Near Halfway Point

    We’re almost halfway though the NBA season, meaning it’s time for us to evaluate how everyone on the Wolves roster is doing. With a record hovering around .500, Minnesota has positioned itself to make the playoffs...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 1,996 reads 8 comments

  18. Is Kevin Love or Ricky Rubio Foundation for Minnesota Timberwolves to Build On?

    Ricky Rubio is the foundation for the Minnesota Timberwolves to build on. This is meant as no slight to Kevin Love , who has been an outstanding player for the team since being traded for on draft day out of UCLA in 2008...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 2,688 reads 15 comments

  19. Santa Clara Basketball: What to Make of Kevin Foster and Co Giving Duke a Scare

    Nobody expected Santa Clara to defeat No. 1 Duke on Saturday. The Broncos were coming off a season when they went 0-fer in the West Coast Conference and Duke had won 100 straight non-conference home games going into the contest...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 1,867 reads 9 comments

  20. How Ricky Rubio's Return Changes the Game for Minnesota Timberwolves

    Ricky Rubio ’s return has made the Minnesota Timberwolves a better team. Without Rubio , the Timberwolves remain out of the playoff picture—even with superstar forward Kevin Love ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 2,758 reads 4 comments

  21. NHL: Power Ranking the Likelihood of Each Team's Fanbase Returning Post-Lockout

    No fan enjoys a lockout. The difference is in how they react. While there may be a few nut jobs out there poking Gary Bettman voodoo dolls (and, really, who can blame them?), the ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 2,589 reads 17 comments

  22. Minnesota Twins Sign Mike Pelfrey: There's No Such Thing as a Bad One-Year Deal

    There’s an old adage that says there’s no such thing as a bad one-year deal. What often goes unsaid is that sometimes a one-year deal can turn out really well...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 814 reads 0 comments

  23. Utah Jazz Need to Retain Al Jefferson, Pair Him with Derrick Favors

    The Utah Jazz has a problem that many teams in the NBA would love to have: They’ ve got too many big men. Currently they have four serviceable players in the frontcourt: Al Jefferson , Paul Millsap , Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 1,895 reads 10 comments

  24. Minnesota Timberwolves: Getting to the Heart of David Kahn's Kevin Love Dilemma

    Let’s face it, Minnesota, Kevin Love may be as good as gone in 2015. After signing a four-year extension with a third-year opt-out option for $62 million last season, Love ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about 2 years ago 2,537 reads 14 comments

  25. NHL Power Rankings: How Ticked Is Each Team's Fanbase at the Lockout?

    Every hockey fan is upset that the NHL remains locked out. The die-hard puckheads will probably stick it out with their team because they love the sport, even if the league management drives them nuts...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about 2 years ago 1,027 reads 10 comments