1. San Jose Sharks: Where Will They Rank Statistically Amongst NHL Teams?

    There are over a dozen ways in which an NHL team can be successful. Some ways are obvious: scoring a lot, not getting scored on and dominating on special teams...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 1,422 reads 4 comments

  2. San Jose Sharks: Projecting Team's Top 10 Scorers for 2012-13 Season

    The 2011-12 San Jose Sharks were not the offensive juggernauts they should have been on paper. Injuries, fatigue and costly trades hurt the team's offense, and a terrible penalty kill and inconsistent game-planning furthered the problem...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 1,454 reads 17 comments

  3. San Jose Sharks Special Teams: Penalty Kill Will Drive Team's Success

    The 2011-12 San Jose Sharks were limited by their special teams. Even though San Jose scored on 21.1 percent of their power plays last season—good for second in the NHL ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 974 reads 19 comments

  4. San Jose Sharks: Top 5 Ways to Get Depth Scoring During 2012-13 Season

    The 2011-12 San Jose Sharks were carried to the playoffs by the usual suspects. Joe Thornton had 59 assists, good for third in the NHL ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 1,295 reads 8 comments

  5. San Jose Sharks: Where Does Each Unit Rank Among Western Conference Foes?

    The success of a team is based upon much more than the sum of its parts. Great teams come together in ways that mask their deficiencies, while other teams can fall apart in ways that mask their strengths...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 1,494 reads 54 comments

  6. San Jose Sharks: 10 Things to Watch for in 2012-13

    There's no need to convince Sharks fans that their team will be worth watching during the upcoming season. No fanbase in the league is more dedicated to supporting their team, and very few even equal Sharks fans' loyalty level...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 1,795 reads 1 comments

  7. San Jose Sharks: Projecting the Impact of New Assistant Coach Larry Robinson

    Four years ago, the San Jose Sharks brought in a new head coach in Todd McLellan. The reason was that general manager Doug Wilson and the Sharks' front office felt that their roster ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 1,141 reads 4 comments

  8. San Jose Sharks: Remaining Offseason To-Do List

    After the 2011-12 season ended, many people expected the San Jose Sharks to make major changes. After all, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson is the man who brought in nine new faces ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 2,331 reads 29 comments

  9. NHL Free Agency: Updated Stock Report on Each Pacific Division Team

    The Pacific Division was the NHL 's most competitive throughout the 2011-12 season. One point separated the division-winning Phoenix Coyotes (97 points) from the second-place San ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 766 reads 5 comments

  10. Oakland Athletics' 11-Inning Victory over Mariners Shows Bob Melvin's Brilliance

    The Oakland Athletics have just reached the .500 mark, but A's manager Bob Melvin is batting 1.000. During this past offseason, the team lost its best hitter and three more everyday ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 1,130 reads 1 comments

  11. Patrick Marleau: Is It Time for the San Jose Sharks to Trade Their Star Forward?

    It seems that every offseason a large contingent of San Jose Sharks fans call for Patrick Marleau to be traded. It's only natural. Like all sports fans, Sharks fans want their team to win a championship...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 406 reads 36 comments

  12. San Jose Sharks: Adam Burish Signing a Smart July 1 Move

    In early May, I wrote an article titled "How Doug Wilson Can Avoid Repeating Last Offseason's Mistakes." In the piece, I suggested general strategies that the Sharks general manager ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 1,556 reads 9 comments

  13. San Jose Sharks: Why Doug Wilson Should Consider Trading Joe Pavelski

    The sad truth, Little Joe lovers, is that Pavs is unlikely to remain in San Jose his whole career. While Joe Pavelski has used his cerebral play, three-zone grittiness and clutch ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 3,222 reads 28 comments

  14. Sharks 2012 NHL Draft Picks: Grades, Results and Analysis

    Doug Wilson 's approach as a general manager is best described in one word: Active. Wilson is always swinging trades, whether it be during the offseason, at the trade deadline or on draft day...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 2,946 reads 23 comments

  15. NHL: Top 5 Defensive Units Heading Towards Draft Day

    With the NHL draft set to take place this Friday and Saturday, the landscape of the league will be significantly different a week from now...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 1,673 reads 25 comments

  16. Oakland Athletics: Grading Each Position Player's 2012 MLB Season so Far

    For years, the Oakland Athletics have had one of the worst offenses in baseball. The 2012 A's have not reversed that trend, ranking at the bottom of the American League in batting ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 1,120 reads 0 comments

  17. Stanley Cup Final: 10 Teams That Will Contend for the Cup in 2013

    The Los Angeles Kings just completed one of the most dominant Stanley Cup runs in NHL history. In fact, since the playoffs expanded to include 16 teams in 1980, only the 1988 Edmonton Oilers have finished the playoffs with a better record...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 15,382 reads 193 comments

  18. NHL Draft: 9 Studs at 3 Positions the San Jose Sharks Should Target on Draft Day

    The San Jose Sharks have finished near the top of the regular season standings for years. While this is the goal of every franchise, the Sharks have paid in one small way: Low draft picks...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 1,770 reads 6 comments

  19. Zach Parise: 5 Reasons We Have Seen the Last of Him with the New Jersey Devils

    Very shortly after his NHL career began in 2005, Zach Parise became the face of the New Jersey Devils ' offense...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 7,340 reads 60 comments

  20. NHL: Sharks Must Change from Trend-Followers to Trendsetters to Avoid Status Quo

    Ever since its inception in 1991, NHL hockey has been a magical success in San Jose, California. At the time the Sharks were created, the San Francisco Bay Area was on top of the sports world...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 972 reads 11 comments

  21. NHL Trade Speculation: Realistic Deals That Could Revamp the Sharks

    There is no doubt that San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson will be busy this offseason. He is sitting squarely on the hot seat, and needs to make his team significantly better to keep his job...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 2,735 reads 25 comments

  22. NBA Draft Lottery: What Should the Warriors Do at Each Potential Draft Spot?

    If the picture isn't clear, those are lottery balls. If the picture still isn't clear, that's because it's impossible to know where any team will end up in the NBA Draft Lottery this evening at 5 p...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 1,628 reads 20 comments

  23. Stanley Cup Finals 2012: Breaking Down Martin Brodeur vs Jonathan Quick

    The 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings—set to kick off in just a few hours—will feature some amazing matchups...

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  24. San Jose Sharks: 5 Free Agents Who Must Be Re-Signed This Summer

    The San Jose Sharks have a difficult summer looming ahead. Their $8.7 million worth of cap room is the seventh least in the NHL , and their roster size as of July 1—the day ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 3,508 reads 20 comments

  25. US Men's National Hockey Team: 10 Likely 1st-Time Olympians in 2014

    With the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships set to wrap up on Sunday and this summer's London Olympics just over two months away, we have passed the halfway point to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 3,575 reads 60 comments