1. San Jose Sharks: Why Joe Thornton Must Drastically Alter His Game

    The San Jose Sharks will once again finish amongst the top teams in the NHL when the regular season comes to a close. And barring a huge drop off, the Sharks will have finished top-two in the Western Conference for the third straight season...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 801 reads 11 comments

  2. Can Andres Torres Become Baseball's Version of Jake Delhomme?

    The San Francisco Giants have a need for speed, and if starting center fielder Aaron Rowand doesn't improve his performance from the last two seasons, journeyman outfielder Andres Torres should be given a shot...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,013 reads 7 comments

  3. San Jose Sharks: Top Five Trades in Team History

    The San Jose Sharks have yet to bring home the coveted Stanley Cup during their 17 seasons of existence. However, it hasn't been for a lack of a quality coaching staffs nor the lack of quality management groups...

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  4. San Francisco 49ers: Free Agent "Splash" Doesn't Have To Be Expensive

    The first week of NFL free agency is already in the books. Numerous teams have already made significant upgrades at positions of need. Unfortunately, the San Francisco 49ers are not one of them...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 5,166 reads 14 comments

  5. Rob Blake vs. Jason Demers: Why the Sharks Aren't Poised for Glory

    With 17 games remaining, the San Jose Sharks currently hold down the top spot in the Western Conference. After compiling a 42-14-9 record up until this point in the season, San Jose ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 384 reads 15 comments

  6. San Francisco Giants: Why Pitching and Defense Don't Win Championships

    Almost all of us who follow the game of baseball have heard the claim that “pitching and defense win championships...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,374 reads 35 comments

  7. San Francisco 49ers: Why Signing David Carr Is "Madness"

    Are the San Francisco 49ers copying the management style of the San Francisco Giants? Say it ain’t so! The San Francisco 49ers have made their first free agent signing on Monday ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 6,350 reads 39 comments

  8. San Francisco Giants: Four Coin Tosses Who Could Get Them to the Playoffs

    The Author originally published the following slideshow at hotstove.com, and it can also be seen here: http://www.hotstove...

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  9. The 10 Biggest Questions Facing the San Jose Sharks Come Playoff Time

    Let's face it, there is no team that endures more questions from the media and their fan base than a franchise which consistently gives strong showings in the regular season but then always seems flops come the postseason...

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  10. Why the San Francisco 49ers Should Make a Change at Quarterback

    No, this is not an article suggesting that the San Francisco 49ers should draft Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen, nor that backup quarterbacks Shaun Hill or Nate Davis should take over the starting job from Alex Smith...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 5,207 reads 25 comments

  11. NHL Trade Deadline: Sharks Stand Pat, Bound To Stumble Again

    The 2010 NHL trade deadline passed this afternoon, and not a single deal was made by the Western Conference-leading San Jose Sharks...

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  12. San Jose Sharks: Is GM Doug Wilson Preparing to Make a Splash?

    With the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver coming to a close tomorrow, the NHL will soon be back in action. And for all 30 General Managers, that means three of their busiest days of the season are about to begin...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,341 reads 11 comments

  13. San Francisco Giants: Young Players Aren't Getting a Second Chance

    When any self-proclaimed "die hard" Giants fans talk about their team for more than five minutes, the dismal managing duo of Bruce Bochy and Brian Sabean almost always comes up in the conversation...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 5,634 reads 48 comments

  14. San Francisco 49ers: Why Mike Singletary's Job Will Be on the Line in 2010

    The San Francisco 49ers head into the 2010 season as the front runners to win the NFC West. With Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner retiring this offseason, the 49ers have become the default choice to win the division in the upcoming season...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,288 reads 14 comments

  15. San Jose Sharks' All-Time Squad

    San Jose has been home to some of the greatest players to lace up the skates in the past two decades. And despite the fact the Sharks have yet to win a Stanley Cup in their history, they have formed some of the deepest squads in history...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,338 reads 7 comments

  16. 2010 Vancouver Olympic Hockey: Super Sunday Starts Off with No TV Coverage?

      I woke up today on what has been deemed the "Super Sunday" of hockey, with rematches of the last three gold medal games all slated on the same day...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,612 reads 19 comments

  17. Five Reasons Why Team USA Will Beat Team Canada in Men's Hockey

    It seems here on Bleacher Report that multiple writers feel the need to state five reasons why the favorite to win a match will indeed go onto win the match...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 3,077 reads 86 comments

  18. Edgar Renteria: The Epitome of Why the "Giants' Way" is the Wrong Way

    The San Francisco Giants head into the 2010 season with what is expected to be a healthy Edgar Renteria. After battling injuries nearly all season last year, the second year Giants shortstop appears to be eager to move on...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,050 reads 23 comments

  19. Why Michael Crabtree Has Made Alex Smith's Resurrection Possible

    Less than six months ago, Alex Smith, San Francisco’s first overall draft choice from 2005, had been beaten out for the 49ers’ starting quarterback spot by career journeyman Shaun Hill...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 5,645 reads 42 comments

  20. Thomas Greiss: What a Strong Olympics Could Mean for San Jose

    The San Jose Sharks lead the NHL with eight Olympians participating in the Vancouver games.  Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Dany Heatley, and Dan Boyle are on Team Canada and Evgeni Nabokov will backstop Team Russia...

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  21. Which Sharks Team Is Better: '08-'09 or '09-'10? A Pre-Playoff Look

    With about two weeks off for the majority of the San Jose Sharks and for all of their fans, what better time to analyze the improvements (or lack thereof) from last season to this season? Another ...

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  22. Why C.J. Spiller Is a Can't Miss Pick for the San Francisco 49ers

    April 25, 2009: With the tenth pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select Michael Crabtree, wide-receiver Texas Tech...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 9,409 reads 115 comments

  23. Jody Shelley: San Jose Makes Trade As Fourth Line Begins to Take Shape

    According to TSN reports, the San Jose Sharks have traded veteran tough guy Jody Shelley to the New York Rangers in exchange for a sixth round draft choice...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,161 reads 7 comments

  24. NHL Trade Deadline: Five Sharks Most Likely to Be Traded

    The San Jose Sharks are once again have been at or near the top of the NHL this regular season but recent showings against the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings display kinks in the San Jose armor...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,990 reads 23 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants: Why Madison Bumgarner Could Be the Difference

    The San Francisco Giants head into the 2010 season returning four out of five starters from last year's rotation. With Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Barry Zito, and Jonathan Sanchez all back for another ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 3,139 reads 36 comments