1. The San Jose Sharks: 5 Defensemen to Target ASAP

    The San Jose Sharks defense didn’t live up to expectation last season prompting, general manager Doug Wilson to acquire Brad Stuart. Stuart, 32, joins an already aging defense but built to win soon...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 1,640 reads 15 comments

  2. Texas Basketball: Predicting Stats for Longhorns' Likely Starting 5 in 2012-13

    With three of last season's five starters returning, the Texas Longhorns are poised to climb up the Big 12 standings in 2012-13. Texas finished 20-13 (9-9, Big 12) and got bounced by Missouri in the Phillips 66 Big 12 tournament by a score of 81-67...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 202 reads 8 comments

  3. Peyton Manning: Why Denver QB Will Disappoint Fans in 2012

    It’s tough to be a nay-sayer of Peyton Manning , especially when he is such a great individual to go along with his talent. But, someone has to be for a moment...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 1,012 reads 29 comments

  4. Notre Dame Football: Toughest Matchups for Irish

    As the most prominent independent football program in the country, Notre Dame does not have to adhere to some of the scheduling issues that conference-affiliated schools do...

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  5. Bobby Orr Sides with NHL Players over CBA Talks, "Unfair" to Call Players Greedy

    The NHL Players' Association (NHLPA) received more support Sunday. Hall of Famer and former Boston Bruin Bobby Orr sided with the NHLPA in the collective bargaining agreement talks, saying the players aren't at fault if a lockout occurs...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 1,046 reads 8 comments

  6. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Reasons Steven Stamkos Will Become the Face of the NHL

    When the NHL eliminated the two-line pass, it invited an increased focus on goal scoring. The ability to spread the ice from your own defensive zone to a potential breakaway in one pass has effectively changed the game...

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  7. New England Patriots: 5 Reasons Not Giving Welker an Extension Was a Mistake

    The New England Patriots high-flying passing offense has been led by two familiar faces for the majority of the last five seasons: Wes Welker and Tom Brady ...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 2,439 reads 11 comments

  8. Denver Broncos: Why Andre Caldwell Will Win the Starting Slot WR Job

    The importance of wide receivers in Denver this season is no secret, Peyton Manning . Manning and the Broncos have two options at slot receiver, Brandon Stokley and Andre Caldwell...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 2,628 reads 4 comments

  9. 5 Reasons Chicago Cubs Will Be Contenders in 2013

    Chicago Cubs fans have gotten too accustomed to the phrase “There’s always next year.” A fanbase that starts each offseason with so much promise and optimism gets sorely disappointed come August...

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  10. 2014 Olympics: Winter Games' Equivalents to Summer Stars

    With just three days left in the 2012 Summer Olympics , attention will start to turn to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics. This year's Olympics have been historic. Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all-time...

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  11. Olympic Wrestling 2012: Dark Horses Who Could Still Claim Medals

    As the Olympics wind down, freestyle wrestling is heating up. With Greco-Roman wrestling competitions over, freestyle now snags the attention of wrestling fans around the world...

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  12. Denver Broncos: Statistical Expectations for Von Miller in 2012

    There were 32 linebackers selected in the 2011 NFL draft. The top linebacker selected? Von Miller out of Texas A&M by the Denver Broncos with the second overall pick...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 879 reads 9 comments

  13. Carolina Hurricanes Re-Sign Jeff Skinner, Add to Riskiest Offseason in NHL

    The Carolina Hurricanes have made some significant waves this offseason (get it?). On Wednesday, the 'Canes added another. Carolina re-signed forward Jeff Skinner to a six-year deal worth $34...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 751 reads 6 comments

  14. Tampa Bay Lightning: Strengths/Weaknesses of the Goaltending Tandem in 2012-13

    With the fall season approaching, it seems like every time you turn on a sports network you see a story about the quarterback competitions in the NFL...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 660 reads 8 comments

  15. Texas Football: Analyzing Pros and Cons of Starting Case McCoy

    The Texas Longhorns and head coach Mack Brown will have quite the decision to make this fall with their quarterback situation. After Garrett Gilbert transferred, the job fell squarely on the shoulders of junior Case McCoy and sophomore David Ash...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 3,134 reads 29 comments

  16. Ranking Each NHL Team's Third Jersey

    Uniforms in the NHL typically follow a very traditional scheme based on the long history of the sport. Consider teams like the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 2,544 reads 48 comments

  17. Shane Doan's List of Interested Teams Grows, San Jose Sharks New Favorites

    Shane Doan has dominated the free-agent headlines for the past few weeks. As the top free agent on the market, Doan has been the focus of a handful of teams' attention...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 2,889 reads 37 comments

  18. NHL Free Agency Update: Biggest Restricted Free Agents That Still Haven't Signed

    The NHL offseason has quieted down significantly since mid-July. Even the swirling trade rumors seem to have downgraded from hurricane status to a tropical storm. Roberto Luongo is still in Vancouver, in case anyone hasn’t heard...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 3,011 reads 29 comments

  19. NHL Power Rankings: 5 Teams That Will Have Most Productive Centers in 2012-13

    In the NHL , few people touch the puck as often as centers do. From taking faceoffs to leading breakouts and battling for loose pucks in front of the net, a solid group of centers is crucial for a team's success...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 2,590 reads 47 comments

  20. NHL Winter Classic: Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any Better, It Does

    The 2013 Bridgestone Winter Classic will be a historic day for the event. Two of the most storied franchises in NHL history square off as the Detroit Red Wings battle longtime rival the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium...

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  21. The NHL's Next Generation of Goalie Superstars

    Few sports have an exclusive carousel of talent like the NHL does with its goaltenders. There seems to always be a select few goaltenders that find a way to be head and shoulders above the competition on a consistent basis...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 4,905 reads 53 comments

  22. Tampa Bay Lightning: 4 Reasons They'll Win the Stanley Cup with Steve Yzerman

    The Tampa Bay Lightning 's 20-year history has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. In 2004, the Tampa Bay Lightning community reached its apex. The Lightning, whose inaugural season was in 1992-93, won the Stanley Cup just 12 seasons later...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 1,990 reads 8 comments

  23. Does Daniel Alfredsson's Return Make the Senators Northeast Division Favorites?

    Daniel Alfredsson has spent each of his first 16 seasons with the Ottawa Senators . Tuesday, he announced that he will return for a 17th ...

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  24. NHL Announces Four Winter Classic Coaches

    This year's Winter Classic combines two "Original Six" teams and includes a second game, due to the history and amount of quality players for each roster. Apparently, there are more than enough coaches to go around as well...

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  25. NHL Sleeper Picks: NHL Western Conference Regular Season Champions

    The Western Conference has a far different dynamic than the Eastern Conference. The east has teams that are on a higher level (Ex: Pittsburgh Penguins ) than the rest of the conference on paper...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about almost 3 years ago 2,309 reads 19 comments