1. Antti Niemi Rumors: If the Reports Are True, What Does This Mean for the Sharks?

    Over the last hour or so, numerous reports are suggesting that free agent goaltender Antti Niemi has decided (in principle) to sign with the San Jose Sharks...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 1,351 reads 64 comments

  2. San Francisco 49ers: Improvement From Within Vital to Playoff Aspiration

    This article was originally published by the author on his NFL website: NFLTouchdown.com About six weeks ago, I wrote a column that posed the question of whether or not the San Francisco 49ers actually deserved to be the favorites to win the NFC West...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 534 reads 2 comments

  3. San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Continues To Befuddle

    The San Francisco Giants are one of the surprise teams in baseball this year. Even after Thursday's 3-2 loss to the first place Atlanta Braves, the Giants sit comfortably in second place behind the San Diego Padres in the NL West race...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 3,626 reads 38 comments

  4. San Jose Sharks: If the Season Started Tomorrow...

    In the world of sports, the phrase "dog days of summer" is usually used in reference to professional baseball. After all, baseball is the only major U.S. sport in mid-season during the summer months...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 631 reads 11 comments

  5. San Jose Sharks: Could Antti Niemi Become Their Ken Norton Jr.?

    The San Jose Sharks have already signed a free agent goalie to replace long time starter Evgeni Nabokov. His name is Antero Niittymaki. And if you talk to Sharks GM Doug Wilson, he will tell you that the organization has already found "their guy"...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 1,974 reads 28 comments

  6. Bullpen Woes: San Francisco Giants in Need of Major Bullpen Overhaul

    The San Francisco Giants have been playing some great baseball over the month of July. And while they still may seek an offensive addition at the trade deadline, they clearly have a more pressing issue...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 3,611 reads 13 comments

  7. San Francisco Giants: Why Edgar Renteria Is a Waste of a Roster Spot

    The San Francisco Giants have been the talk of baseball over the month of July for many different reasons. First and foremost is that prior to Monday night's 4-3 loss against the Florida ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 3,426 reads 54 comments

  8. San Jose Sharks: Why Jamie McGinn Makes Ryane Clowe Expendable

    When the calendar still reads July, and the buzz over the early portion of NHL free agency period has come and gone, hockey writers are simply pulling teeth trying to find worthy news to post about...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 1,717 reads 70 comments

  9. San Francisco Giants: Trade Targets Should Play Corner Infield

    As the San Francisco Giants open up the second half of the 2010 season with a 2-0 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday, the rumors of trading for a big bat still grabbed more attention...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 4,713 reads 55 comments

  10. Mike Modano: Why The San Jose Sharks Should Kick The Tires On The Former Star

    As of last season, Mike Modano was the only player in the NHL playing with the same franchise he had been with ever since the 1980's...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 2,451 reads 36 comments

  11. With San Jose Missing Out on Niklas Hjalmarsson, What's Next For The Sharks?

    Just this past Friday, the San Jose Sharks announced that they had signed Chicago Blackhawks' restricted free agent defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to a 4-year, $14 million contract...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 1,737 reads 42 comments

  12. Evgeni Nabokov: For Love of The Game or For Love of The $$$?

    As frequent San Jose Sharks Bleacher Report readers already know, yours truly has consistently been a critic of the now-former Shark goaltender Evgeni Nabokov...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 582 reads 11 comments

  13. San Jose Sharks' Offseason Is in a Familiar but Odd Standstill

    When it comes to making the big move to acquire a necessary talent, San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson has never been shy on pulling the trigger...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 924 reads 4 comments

  14. San Jose Sharks: Promising Offseason Takes a Turn for the Worse

    The San Jose Sharks began the offseason with a string of moves that not only made hockey sense, but made their fanbase happy...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 1,341 reads 37 comments

  15. Manager Bruce Bochy Is Continually Handcuffing the Giants

    At this point, there should be no need for Giants fans to debate over whether or not Bruce Bochy is a quality big league manager. Simply said, he isn't one...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 1,624 reads 45 comments

  16. San Jose Sharks: Doug Wilson Makes First Offseason Mistake By Re-Signing Wallin

    Just two days ago, the San Jose Sharks were executing a perfect offseason plan. They made their first, and most critical, course of action by parting ways with franchise goaltender Evgeni Nabokov...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 977 reads 10 comments

  17. San Jose Sharks: Team Teal Executing Perfect Offseason

    For any Sharks fans who worried about losing Patrick Marleau to free agency, you can officially relax. But those of you who fell into that category really had nothing to worry about...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 1,058 reads 42 comments

  18. SF Giants & Madison Bumgarner: Another Reason to Complain About The GM

    In the world of sports, there are no absolutes. Especially in baseball, absolutes simply don't exist. Home runs are ruled as ground rule doubles, perfect games are ruined by wrong calls, and strikes are called balls...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 3,160 reads 61 comments

  19. Thomas Greiss: Why San Jose Sharks' Backup Deserves a Chance to Start

    Numero uno deserves a shot to be Numero Uno for Los Tiburones de San Jose. In English? Thomas Greiss, San Jose's backup netminder from this past season, wears the number one on his ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 657 reads 1 comments

  20. The San Francisco Giants Have a Deep Lineup...Say Whaaaat?

    Ever since the Giants parted ways with Barry Bonds in 2008, wait check that, ever since the last couple seasons of Bonds's career, the San Francisco Giants simply couldn't score runs...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 4,863 reads 20 comments

  21. San Jose Sharks: The Top 5 Free Agents They Should Consider

    With the Stanley Cup playoffs over and done with, all 30 of the NHL teams are now focused on re-examining personnel. The San Jose Sharks are no exception...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,391 reads 21 comments

  22. With Rob Blake Set to Retire, Who Will be San Jose's Next Captain?

    The San Jose Sharks once again fell short of expectations this past season as they failed to win the Stanley Cup despite finishing first in the Western Conference during the regular season...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 654 reads 1 comments

  23. San Jose Sharks: Patrick Marleau Has Unfinished Business In San Jose

    By virtue of being born in the Bay Area the same year that the then expansion San Jose Sharks were born (1991), I have naturally followed the team my entire life. Granted, my memory of the early years '91-'98 is a bit fuzzy due to being a child...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 977 reads 3 comments

  24. San Francisco Giants: The Curious Case of Manager Bruce Bochy

    When your local baseball team is a solid 7-3 in their past 10 games, there are usually plenty of positive storylines to write about. And the San Francisco Giants are no exception...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 3,733 reads 32 comments

  25. Rob Blake Shouldn't Be Re-Signed by Sharks, Retirement or Not

    When the San Jose Sharks decided to take the captaincy away from five-year captain Patrick Marleau last offseason, almost the entire fanbase was in agreement as to who should handle the role...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 471 reads 2 comments