1. Earth to Bill Belichick: It's Okay to Think Inside the Box

    In Sunday's game against the Indianpolis Colts, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick decided to go for the win on fourth and two from his own 28-yard-line with a little over ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 174 reads 4 comments

  2. 2010 Olympics: Canada vs. Russia for Hockey Gold?

    Every four years hockey fans get to enjoy their favorite game played on an international level. If anything can match a hockey player's dream of winning the Stanley Cup, it would be the dream of winning gold at the Olympics...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 3,379 reads 16 comments

  3. San Jose Sharks: Adapting to Adversity Is Increasing Chemistry

    When the San Jose Sharks take on the Nashville Predators tonight, they will be without forwards Devin Setoguchi and Brad Staubitz...

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  4. A Win in Green Bay: How the 49ers Can Beat the Packers

    After the San Francisco 49ers broke their four game losing streak by narrowly beating the Chicago Bears last week, the team had a couple days to relish in the victory...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 2,555 reads 24 comments

  5. Why the San Jose Sharks Are Finally More Than Just Joe Thornton

    In just about two weeks the anniversary of the blockbuster trade that brought the then Boston Bruin Joe Thornton to San Jose will pass us by. It will mark the fourth full year in which Thornton has been a member of team teal...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 447 reads 6 comments

  6. AB & KA: Why the Sharks-Stars Rivalry Will Return in Full Force

    With the San Jose Sharks and the Dallas Stars going head-to-head for the first time this season on Thursday, Ken Armer (the Stars featured columnist) and myself decided to preview the season series...

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  7. Will the Real San Francisco 49ers Please Stand Up?

    The San Francisco 49ers came into the 2009 season as a run-first, run-second, pass-if-necessary type of football team. Why did they start the season that way? Because their best player wears a jersey with No...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 491 reads 5 comments

  8. San Jose Sharks: Jamie McGinn is "Mr. Hustle"

    On Oct. 30, 2008, an extremely unknown rookie winger was playing in just his second career game. After receiving just 5:35 in ice time two days earlier in his first career game, it wasn't likely ...

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  9. The 200th Article: Why My Love for Hockey Has Surpassed My Love for Baseball

    Ever since my Bleacher Report profile started creeping up towards the 200th article, I started wondering about what topic to cover for the milestone piece...

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  10. Dan Boyle: San Jose Sharks Defenseman is Just Danny Being Danny

    If there is any Shark who hates losing more or works harder than Dan Boyle, I haven't heard of him. Boyle, who came to the Sharks in an offseason trade prior to last season, made his first ever all-star appearance in his first year in teal...

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  11. Top 25 San Jose Sharks of All Time

    Even though the San Jose Sharks have yet to win a Stanley Cup in the 17 seasons since their inception, their have still been a multitude of players who mean the world to the San Jose faithful...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 21,975 reads 17 comments

  12. San Francisco Giants Can Offer Jason Bay a Nice Spot in the Bay Area

    Word around the streets of MLB is that free-agent hitter's don't put the San Francisco Giants anywhere near the top of their list because AT&T Park isn't a "hitter's" park...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 942 reads 4 comments

  13. Why Dany Heatley Was the Missing Piece for San Jose

    After winning five straight games, the San Jose Sharks find themselves with a 10-4-1 record and the second overall spot in the western conference...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,466 reads 7 comments

  14. San Francisco 49ers: What in the World is Mike Singletary Doing?

    When 49ers head coach Mike Singletary took over as interim head coach midway through last season, he wasted no time getting the 49ers faithful on his side. In just his first game, he switched from an awful quarterback in J...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,427 reads 18 comments

  15. San Jose Sharks: First Goal of the Year Was Vintage Ryane Clowe

    When Ryane Clowe gave the San Jose Sharks a 1-0 lead with six seconds remaining in the second period on Friday, it was only fitting that he scored on his back-hand, on a rebound and from right beside the net...

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  16. Patrick Marleau: Flying On Ice

    In the span of his 11-plus years at the NHL level, there hasn't been much that Sharks forward Patrick Marleau hasn't gone through...

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  17. San Jose Sharks: Back to Back Wins Complete Road Trip on a High Note

    When the San Jose Sharks left for their most recent road trip they found themselves in the middle of the Pacific division standings, off to a mediocre 3-2-1 start...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 111 reads 1 comments

  18. An Eastern Conference Prediction From a Western Conference Fan

    When division opponents can boast that each of their six contests showcase arguably the best offensive force in the league going mano-a-mano with the biggest, meanest, toughest defensive force in the league, fans are going to eat their games up...

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  19. The San Jose Sharks Have Weapons—Todd McLellan Needs to Use Them

    The San Jose Sharks are not going to repeat as President's Trophy Champions and if you asked any one of their 23 players, not a single one would mention that they're bothered by that fact...

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  20. Why the San Francisco Giants Should Say Goodbye to Edgar Renteria

    It isn't difficult to pick out who doesn't belong in this foursome. It's Edgar Renteria. Rich Aurilia was and always will be a fan favorite, spending his most productive seasons in San Francisco where he spent 12 of his 15 major league seasons...

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  21. San Jose Sharks: Juggling of Bottom-Six Forwards is Paying Off

    Going into Monday's game against the New York Rangers, the San Jose Sharks weren't exactly on the top of their game and it showed early in the first period...

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  22. Can Joe Thornton Win Another Art Ross Trophy?

    During late November of the 2005-06 season, center Joe Thornton was traded from the Boston Bruins to the San Jose Sharks...

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  23. With Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich Gone, Sharks Appear Weak on Back End

    When San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson traded away Christian Ehrhoff this offseason, an overwhelming majority of the Sharks' fanbase rejoiced. Fans were often tired of his inaccurate shot from the blue line and his constant turnovers...

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  24. San Francisco Giants: Hitting Coach Carney Lansford Unfairly a Scapegoat

    With the news that both GM Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy have received two-year extensions to stay in their respective roles for the San Francisco Giants, fans and media alike are starting to look for a new scapegoat...

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  25. San Jose Sharks' Evgeni Nabokov Putting Early Struggles Behind Him

    After stumbling out of the gate to the tune of a 3.68 GAA and .858 save percentage through his first four games, Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov is turning his fortunes around—in a hurry...

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