The Most Dangerous NHL Team No Is Talking About: San Jose Sharks

Before the 2017/2018 season started many pundits had the San Jose Sharks as a team that would be on the outside looking in come playoff time. Had lost a hard-fought first round battle against a younger and faster Edmonton Oilers squad 4-2. Long-time San Jose Shark Patrick Marleau, bolted for […]

Betting on the Home Team

      For now, the Raiders remain in Oakland but their approaching departure from the Coliseum to a yet unnamed Vegas stadium carries an implication so far unheard of in the league.  What will be the impact of hosting a team in a state where gambling is legal?  What […]

The League of Lovable Losers

There are teams in every league that everyone loves, and teams that everyone hates. In many cases one team can be both (I’m looking at you New England Patriots, New York Yankees, Golden State Warriors and Pittsburgh Penguins). As much as there are teams that own the media coverage and […]

Flying catfish and the return of Rinne: Predators tie the series.

Sometimes playing at one’s home arena makes all the difference, and over the past two games the air of Bridgestone Arena was alive with magic and lobbed catfish for the Nashville Predators.  The apparent downfall of goaltender Pekka Rinne over the first two games?  Forget it ever happened.  Rinne is on […]

NHL Stanley Cup Finals Preview: Who to watch in Game 3

Last year, during the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals, the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated my beloved local team, the San Jose Sharks, four games to two. So it is safe to say I’ve got a little love for the towel waving clan from PPG Paints Arena.  However, I’m willing to admit good […]