1. Evgeni Nabokov: Why the San Jose Sharks Should Let Him Walk

    The San Jose Sharks are currently in the beginning stages of an offseason that is already the most talked about offseason in franchise history...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 2,686 reads 17 comments

  2. Jarome Iginla to the San Jose Sharks? Why It Makes Sense for Both Sides

    If there is any bonafide NHL super star that has been unfairly put out of the spotlight in recent seasons, it would have to be Calgary's Jarome Iginla...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 4,656 reads 27 comments

  3. Aaron Rowand Should Be Benched By San Francisco Giants

    During my time here at Bleacher Report, I've been given plenty of praise and plenty of hate in the comments section of my articles. Now notice I did not say "fair share" of both, because honestly the majority of criticism is unwarranted...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 2,167 reads 27 comments

  4. San Jose Sharks: Five Players To Look Forward to Next Season

    The San Jose Sharks did accomplish something significant in the 2009-10 NHL season. For what it's worth, they are no longer the biggest choke artists in hockey. That title belongs to the Washington Capitals...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 1,010 reads 1 comments

  5. San Francisco Giants: Playing Money Over Talent Is Hindering Their Chances

    When a team musters just a single run in a three game series, it doesn't take a genius to figure out the offense is struggling. Essentially, changes to the San Francisco Giants' lineup are a guarantee...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 3,703 reads 18 comments

  6. Five Reasons Why the Sharks Will Win Tonight

    Overcome: The word that has defined the Sharks playoff run thus far is probably starting to sound a bit redundant, especially to all non-Shark supporting hockey fans...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 327 reads 10 comments

  7. Chicago-San Jose: Sharks Down 0-2? Time to Throw Blackhawks Some Curveballs

    Before anyone gets their panties in a bundle, don't worry, I'm not suggesting the Sharks make a switch in goal by replacing Evgeni Nabokov with Thomas Greiss...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 330 reads 52 comments

  8. San Francisco Giants: The Case Against Brian Wilson

    IP: 201 2/3 H: 180 ER: 81 HR: 12 BB: 88 K: 210 ERA: 3.61 WHIP: 1.33 BAA: .239 SV/OPP: 93/109 SV %: 85.3 Prior to Saturday's Giants/Astros matchup, those were Giants closer Brian Wilson's career numbers...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 3,140 reads 30 comments

  9. Dear Sharks Fans: Do Not Embarrass Yourselves by Booing Brian Campbell

    About a week ago I read one of the best hockey pieces ever posted here on bleacher report. Matt Hutter, the Detroit Red Wings' featured columnist wrote a heart felt piece about his favorite team from an objective standpoint...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 92 reads 24 comments

  10. It Was Just One Game: Why The San Jose Sharks Are Done Choking

    "Scooooree!!!! Oh my goodness! The Aves have won in overtime! I think the San Jose Sharks just threw it into their own net! They did! Dan Boyle threw it off the stick of Ryan O'Reilly ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 492 reads 5 comments

  11. San Jose Sharks' Top Five 2010 Playoff Performers Thus Far

    The San Jose Sharks are currently putting their playoff demons of years past to rest. San Jose has rolled off six straight wins to take a commanding three games to none series lead over the defending Western Conference Champion Detroit Red Wings...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 729 reads 2 comments

  12. Sharks 3, Red Wings 0: Why Winning Game Three Was Bigger Than You'd Think

    It was May 10, 2006. Sharks vs. Oilers. Triple overtime........just over two minutes in............. "wraparound, Horcoff scooreeeeesss!!!! Shawn Horcoff!!!" That was the story of Game ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 409 reads 13 comments

  13. Winning without Patrick Marleau: Was Game One a Preview of Next Year's Sharks?

    Thanks in large part to the continued impressive play from center Joe Pavelski, the San Jose Sharks took the victory in the opening game of their Western Conference Semifinal series with the Detroit Red Wings...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 339 reads 53 comments

  14. San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Proves His Idiocy in Series Finale

    The San Francisco Giants had a series sweep of the two time defending National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies all wrapped up with a bow on top...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 5,028 reads 96 comments

  15. Nate "Cannon" Schierholtz: The San Francisco Giants RF Is Proving His Worth

    San Francisco Giants right fielder Nate Schierholtz had a tough Spring Training and fellow Giants outfielder John Bowker had a fabulous Spring...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 4,535 reads 20 comments

  16. San Francisco 49ers Put Faith in Alex Smith with 2010 Draft

    At the conclusion of the 2004 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers held a record of 2-14 and were rewarded with the No. 1 overall draft choice in the following draft...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 2,752 reads 65 comments

  17. San Jose Sharks Are Playing Their Best Playoff Hockey since 2004

    After out-shooting the Colorado Avalanche 148-73 in Games 2 through 4, the San Jose Sharks finally got rewarded in Game 5, dominating on the scoreboard as well as the shot clock...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 693 reads 0 comments

  18. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Can Shark Ryane Clowe's Performance Wake Up Joe Thornton?

    "It is a brand new series." "Best of seven turned into a best of three." San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski tied up San Jose's first-round series with the Colorado Avalanche at two ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 4 years ago 445 reads 0 comments

  19. 2010 NHL Playoff Predictions: 5 Reasons Why the San Jose Sharks Are Set for a Stanley Cup Run

    After last season ended bitterly for the San Jose Sharks (losing their first-round series to the eighth-seeded Anaheim Ducks) three pressing issues were evident on Team Teal's roster...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 4,461 reads 4 comments

  20. San Francisco Giants: Why Nate Schierholtz's Job Should Be Safe

    The San Francisco Giants have seen just one homegrown position player become a consistent every day starter over the last 20 years. His name is Pablo Sandoval ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,044 reads 24 comments

  21. Donovan McNabb: Why the 49ers Would Be Crazy Not to Pull the Trigger

    Earlier this offseason, I wrote an article stating that upgrading the quarterback position wasn’t necessary for the San Francisco 49ers...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 6,602 reads 43 comments

  22. San Jose Sharks Win Second Straight With New-Look Lines

    The San Jose Sharks are still known around the league as perennial playoff choke artists. However, the way they have snapped out of their recent funk should start to put more fear into the minds of the rest of the Western Conference playoff contenders...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 213 reads 0 comments

  23. San Jose Sharks: Spreading The Wealth Will Be Key in Playoffs

    When it comes to losing streaks, sometimes coaches have to dig deep into the bag of tricks in order to get their team to snap out of a funk...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 175 reads 0 comments

  24. Evgeni Nabokov: Why His Overuse Looks To Be A Costly Mistake

    Here we go again. With 12 games remaining in the regular season, the San Jose Sharks are starting to slip. And while some fans will say I'm overreacting, the numbers simply don't lie...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 446 reads 32 comments

  25. Colin Campbell: Enough with the Double Standard on "Dirty Hits"

    The NHL department for player discipline is by far the worst of the four major North American sports. Colin Campbell, the man in charge of deciding the "appropriate" punishment for ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 677 reads 27 comments