1. Antero Niittymaki: 8 Possible Destinations for the Sharks Netminder

    At the All-Star Break, I named Antti Niemi as one of ten San Jose Sharks players who needed to step it up down the stretch. He started off his second half with a brilliant shutout against Columbus ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 575 reads 9 comments

  2. San Jose Sharks: 2011-12 First-Half Awards

    Logan Couture was the last player drafted at the NHL All-Star Game. This was no diss to the second-year stud. Nor was it an insult to the San Jose Sharks ' organization...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 555 reads 8 comments

  3. San Jose Sharks: 10 Players That Need a Better Second Half

    The San Jose Sharks can't be too upset with their first half. 47 games in last year, the Sharks were 23-19-5. 47 games in this year, they are 27-14-6...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 1,212 reads 0 comments

  4. NHL 2011-12: San Jose Sharks' Forward Depth Is Better Than Ever

    Ever since Doug Wilson took over as the San Jose Sharks general manager he has been trying to concoct a Stanley Cup champion. I suppose every general manager does this...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 681 reads 15 comments

  5. NHL Pacific Division: State of Each Franchise This Season and Moving Forward

    Last year, the Pacific Division proved to be the best in the NHL . The San Jose Sharks led the way with 105 points and a second-place finish in the Western Conference, but the ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 506 reads 2 comments

  6. 2011-12 NHL Power Rankings: Third Installment (Jan. 4, 2012)

    Why read my power rankings? While it may be an overused article topic, I feel like I bring a unique approach to my rankings...

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  7. Golden State Warriors: Win over Knicks a Much Bigger Step Than Win over Bulls

    I entered this lockout-shortened NBA season with lower expectations than usual for my team, the Golden State Warriors ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 1,245 reads 8 comments

  8. 2011-12 San Jose Sharks: A Perspective-Providing Look at the Team's Cup Chances

    The Sharks hold the distinction of being the NHL 's only team to make the conference finals two years in a row. Yet the Blackhawks , Flyers , Bruins and Canucks have all won more playoff games than the Sharks in that time...

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  9. Oakland Raiders: 5 Things That Must Happen for a Win in Green Bay

    As the NFL season heads down the stretch run, anxious fans everywhere are familiar with their team's remaining schedule. Some games are chalked up as gimme-wins, while others are looked at as forget-about-it losses...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 6,504 reads 29 comments

  10. 2011-12 NHL Power Rankings: Second Installment (Dec. 4, 2011)

    Why read my power rankings? While it may be an overused article topic, I feel like I bring a unique approach to my rankings...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 2,207 reads 92 comments

  11. NHL Power Rankings: Top 5 Goaltending Tandems

    The NHL is more competitive right now than it's ever been in the modern era. Last year, five points separated 4th and 10th in the west, and the Vancouver Canucks were the only team in the NHL with more than 49 wins...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 4,434 reads 52 comments

  12. 2011-12 NHL Power Rankings: First Installment (Nov. 15, 2011)

    Welcome to my first installment of the 2011-2012 NHL Power Rankings. Although we're over a month into the season, it's only now that we can truly start to rank teams based on how they look this year...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 415 reads 0 comments

  13. San Jose Sharks: 1st Month Player Report Cards

    One month into the season, the San Jose Sharks sit tied for fourth in the West, even with guess who? The Minnesota Wild ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about over 2 years ago 428 reads 7 comments

  14. Cal Football: 10 Most Electrifying Golden Bears of the Past 10 Years

    The Jeff Tedford era has been full of ups and downs. Big wins and bowl appearances have been constant themes—as well as big expectations and missed opportunities...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about almost 3 years ago 1,131 reads 0 comments

  15. San Jose Sharks: Torrey Mitchell on the Top Line Could Push Team over the Top

    The San Jose Sharks have had a very active offseason. Roster retooling and refining has been underway since the Setoguchi-Burns trade on draft day, and the Sharks seem to have a couple more moves up their sleeves...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 years ago 1,748 reads 21 comments

  16. San Jose Sharks: Martin Havlat Trade Makes Brent Burns Trade Look so Much Better

    When the San Jose Sharks shipped Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and a first-round pick to Minnesota for Brent Burns on draft day, the Sharks had to have had mixed feelings...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 years ago 1,890 reads 17 comments

  17. Los Angeles Kings: Mike Richards Trade a Long-Term Move, Not a Win-Now One

    Even though it appears as if L.A. is mortgaging their future for a shorter but sweeter cup window, they have in fact done quite the opposite in trading Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn for Mike Richards ...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 years ago 1,491 reads 8 comments

  18. Devin Setoguchi: Was San Jose Sharks Trade Worth It?

    I didn't watch the NHL draft. Yesterday, I watched the NBA draft, because the Warriors had the No. 11 pick and I was incredibly anxious about what they'd do with it. There was also heavy speculation that they would make a move during the draft...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 years ago 213 reads 18 comments

  19. San Jose Sharks: Why the Sharks Will Lift Lord Stanley's Cup in 2012

    We really thought this was going to be the year. Sitting at 21-24 after six straight losses, the Sharks looked done in mid-January. They responded with the best second half in the league and finished second in the West with 105 points...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 years ago 644 reads 10 comments

  20. 2011 NHL Playoffs: 5 Keys to Winning the Biggest Game in Sharks History

    Tomorrow, the San Jose Sharks will play in their first Game 7 since 2008. They didn't expect to be here, but after blowing third period leads in Game 5 and 6, San Jose finds themselves on the brink of elimination...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 years ago 169 reads 3 comments

  21. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Sharks Blue-Line Dominates Red Wings in 2-1 Game 2 Victory

    Game 1 of this series was dictated by team defense, with forwards collapsing and goaltenders benefiting from clear vision of the puck...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 years ago 111 reads 0 comments

  22. San Jose Sharks vs. Detroit Red Wings: The Playoffs Have Truly Begun

    Last year, the Sharks scored three first-period goals to open their series against Detroit, and the Red Wings never recovered. With both teams rested, healthy and revamped this time around, play was much tighter from the get-go, as expected...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 years ago 703 reads 8 comments

  23. NHL Playoffs 2011: Sharks vs. Kings Series Recap

    The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings both entered the season feeling like they had excellent chances to win the Pacific Division...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 years ago 865 reads 0 comments

  24. NBA Playoffs 2011: Power Ranking Derrick Rose and Each Team's Point Guard

    The common theory among NBA executives, coaches and fans alike is that big men win championships. Looking back at the last four championship PGs, it's hard to argue...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 years ago 404 reads 0 comments

  25. NHL Playoffs 2011: 5 Things We Learned About the Sharks/Kings Series in Game 1

    In many ways it's the least important game of the playoffs. The second game is always a must win for the loser of the first, game three is always a big momentum shifter, and game four and beyond are always must wins for either one or both sides...

    Simon Cherin-Gordon Written by Simon Cherin-Gordon about 3 years ago 334 reads 9 comments