1. 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 almost 2 years ago 1,794 reads 1 comments

  2. 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 almost 2 years ago 1,101 reads 4 comments

  3. 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 almost 2 years ago 2,314 reads 29 comments

  4. 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 759 reads 5 comments

  5. 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 1,106 reads 1 comments

  6. 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 312 reads 36 comments

  7. 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 1,505 reads 9 comments

  8. 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 3,147 reads 28 comments

  9. 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 2 years ago 2,884 reads 23 comments

  10. 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 2 years ago 1,652 reads 25 comments

  11. 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 2 years ago 1,107 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 2 years ago 15,331 reads 193 comments

  13. 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 2 years ago 1,763 reads 6 comments

  14. 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 2 years ago 7,265 reads 60 comments

  15. 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 2 years ago 952 reads 11 comments

  16. 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 2 years ago 2,712 reads 25 comments

  17. 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 2 years ago 1,598 reads 20 comments

  18. 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...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 880 reads 2 comments

  19. 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 2 years ago 3,486 reads 20 comments

  20. 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 2 years ago 3,533 reads 60 comments

  21. NHL Playoffs 2012: Why the Coyotes and Kings Went Deeper Than the Sharks

    Since 2007, the Pacific Division has belonged to the San Jose Sharks . Well, at least during the regular season. For four straight years, San Jose finished on top of the Pacific, twice finishing first in the entire Western Conference...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 967 reads 6 comments

  22. San Jose Sharks: How Doug Wilson Can Avoid Repeating Last Offseason's Mistakes

    During the summer of 2011, San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson was arguably the most active executive in the NHL . He replaced eight regulars in his team's lineup after falling short of Stanley Cup aspirations once again...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 1,512 reads 3 comments

  23. NHL 2012 Award Nominees: Biggest Snubs in Each Category

    The 2012 NHL awards nominees have been chosen. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sports awards exist for two purposes. First, they are meant to honor amazing athletes and management personnel...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 2,829 reads 82 comments

  24. Falling out of Contention: NHL Players Likely Moving to Non-Playoff Teams

    The NHL is more competitive now than it has ever been. Out west, the 10th-place Dallas Stars finished the regular season with only eight less regulation or overtime wins than the Presidents' Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 986 reads 5 comments

  25. San Jose Sharks Player Grades: Who Lived Up to Expectations in 2011-12?

    The San Jose Sharks entered the 2011-12 season looking like a Stanley Cup favorite in the eyes of many. After two straight seasons as the NHL 's third-best team, San Jose strengthened ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 2 years ago 1,301 reads 4 comments