Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Western Conference runner-ups will have to deal with a flurry of 23 free agents on their current team this summer.
No, these free agents will not affect the core of the Sharks, but it will alter both the depth of San Jose and which direction they wish to take the defense.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Things are looking up in Golden State.
As for the business at the 11th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft on June 23, the available options are nothing to write home about.
The upcoming draft is already being written down as a four-man draft with a boatload of players from Europe. How those players from Europe will do in the NBA will be discovered in the next few years.
Monday, June 6, 2011
"After an extensive search and a great deal of consideration, we have come to the conclusion that Mark Jackson is the best coach for this team," Warriors general manager Larry Riley said. "He will bring a youthful and fresh approach to our team and the fact that he enjoyed a stellar playing career, where he served most of that time as the leader of some very successful teams, will prove invaluable in the long run."
He pretty much summed it up, I'd say.
The soap opera that is the Warriors' coaching job took another twist this last week when Gregg Popovich's 14-year assistant in San Antonio, Mike Budenholzer, was interviewed by Lacob for the Golden State position.
To date, only two candidates have been interviewed by Lacob, which is supposed to mean something. Those two candidates are ESPN talking head Mark Jackson and Spurs assistant coach Budenholzer, who are perceived to be the two front-runners for the job.
Unfortunately, this draft is not stocked with superstar-type talent. What you will find are players that specialize in a certain part of the game that will benefit a team a couple years down the road.
For this list, we are focusing on players just like that.
We are focusing on those under the radar players, outside of the top 10 picks, that will be fully contributing in one way or another in the coming years.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
McLellan dealt with the loss of key players in the offseason, as well as injuries during the season. For all the Sharks' coach had to put up with, the season seemed to be a success, for the most part.
However, McLellan is a year or two away from being thrown into the "coaches that just couldn't do enough" pile.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
West's quote in Tim Kawakami's column in the San Jose Mercury News this past Wednesday did just that.
“I’ve seen teams trade players that score tons of points and people say, ‘How in the world can you trade that player?’ ” West said last week. “Because he might score tons of points and the team doesn’t win."
“When I look at (the Warriors), obviously they need more size.”
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
What we do know is that this draft is one of the weakest in many years.
Many seem to agree that this draft could be all but finished after the first two picks, and some have even stretched that to four.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Many teams would be happy with back-to-back Conference Finals, but it is all too familiar for the people of San Jose, who continue to see their team play tremendous hockey during the regular season, only to come up short in the playoffs.
Posey broke a bone in his lower left leg and is out for the season after surgery on Sunday repaired three torn ligaments in his ankle.
The Giants have said that they are optimistic for his return on Opening Day 2012.
The "Collision Heard 'Round the World" has received equal part criticism of Cousins, and equal part freak accident.
Monday, May 30, 2011
The Canucks won the President's Trophy this season, as well as stormed through the Western Conference playoffs, showing that they were undoubtedly the best team in hockey for a reason.
The Bruins, on the other hand, shocked some by making the NHL Finals as the third seed in the Eastern Conference. They knocked off the Montreal Canadians, Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning on their way to the Finals.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The 2011 NHL free agency is dominated by defense and goaltending this year. Names like Tomas Vokoun, Ilya Bryzgalov and Tomas Kaberle will be coveted by numerous teams, either looking to get their team over the hump or into contention.
But this year's free agency may be dominated by a payer that is not a goaltender or a defenseman.
Brad Richards will most certainly be on the move, and teams will be throwing all they have at the crown
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Vancouver Canucks were the dominant team. In fact, the Canucks are probably the best team left in these playoffs, and you may not hear an argument from anyone refuting that. They have speed, defense, goaltending and chemistry, and the Sharks were just trying to keep up.
San Jose was knocked out by the best team in hockey.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
West's new challenge is to do with the Golden State Warriors what he did with the Lakers, and somewhat with the Memphis Grizzlies.
West was pursued by Warriors' owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber, and they hired him this past week as an adviser to the Warriors' executive board.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Warriors owner Joe Lacob is making all the right moves.
One thing is for sure, Lacob wants a big name as head coach of the Warriors next season. For too many years, the Warriors have been swept under the rug because of less than high-profile coaching and players.
It took until Week 16 for the 49ers to finally yank the cord on Mike Singletary's tenure as head coach, which has led to a total team makeover in Santa Clara, CA.
The 2011 NFL offseason has sprung recent hope into the hearts of 49er fans.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
NHL Playoffs: San Jose Sharks Dismantled in Game 2 As the Western Conference Final Heads to the Shark Tank
Unsportsmanlike penalties and overall bad play for the majority of the game has the Sharks heading to San Jose dazed and confused, as they look to overcome a 2-0 series deficit.
Not sure how a team can come back from a game like that, though. It was an utter and complete meltdown from the Sharks, in which some
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Golden State Warriors' role in the NBA Lottery was a bit insignificant, if you will.
No, they were not expected to win the NBA Lottery with their .7% chance, but viewers tune in to see their team move up a few spots from where they
Monday, May 16, 2011
Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins is batting .235 with 4 RBI's in just nine games this season. He has been hampered by a knee injury that has kept him on the DL since April 15, after being rushed back from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee during the offseason.
There is no current timetable for his return.
In the article, Schoenfield points that while Mauer's value at catcher may be high, his value
Friday, May 13, 2011
There were sweat and tears in this series, and that was just from the fans sitting at home in front of their televisions. Thursday’s Game 7 epitomized what this series was all about, what the Sharks/Red Wings rivalry is all about and what hockey is all about.
The Sharks avoided what could have been an epic collapse that would have gone down in history, after being up 3-0 in the series, only to see the Red Wings battle back and win three straight
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Bynum's departure from Game 4 of the Lakers/Mavericks series seemed almost Lebron James-esque. James left his last game as a Cleveland Cavalier in much the same way Bynum did, with their shirts off as if to say "I'm done with this."
Whether Bynum meant to evoke that image or not, we will not know. But it is the Howard heading to L.A. speculation that may play the biggest role in whether or not Bynum is a Laker next season.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Giants are finally getting healthy again.
The injuries started back on Opening Night when Andres Torres got injured and ended (knock on wood) with Pablo Sandoval's injury two weeks ago.
On Tuesday, both Torres and Mark DeRosa were activated off the DL and available to play the field. But where?
Monday, May 9, 2011
The San Francisco Giants swept the division-rival Colorado Rockies, and the San Jose Sharks are headed back to Detroit after not being able to close out the Red Wings series in Games 4 or 5 on Friday and Sunday.
Resurgence in San Francisco, and panic an hour south in San Jose.