Monday, February 27, 2012

San Jose Sharks: Antti Niemi to Flyers Trade Rumor Only Makes Matters Worse

As previously mentioned in a more recent article, the San Jose Sharks were not far off from adding goalie Antti Niemi to the list of possible movers on NHL Trade Deadline Day.

Early Monday morning, Niemi was mentioned in a trade that would send him to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for young left winger James Van Riemsdyk.  The Flyers rejected the trade on

San Jose Sharks: Emotions Aside, Galiardi and Winnik Make Team Stronger

It was quite an emotional day in San Jose on Monday.  The Sharks were still in the air flying home from one of the worst road stretches in recent memory not knowing what trade deadline deals were ongoing for the team, Rick Nash-related or not.

It turned out that Jamie McGinn was the odd man out, but not in a Nash deal.  McGinn had been traded to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for left wingers T.J. Galiardi and Daniel Winnik.

San Jose Sharks Acquire Daniel Winnik and T.J. Galiardi From Colorado Avalanche

The San Jose Sharks have made a move with less than an hour left before the NHL Trade Deadline.  They have acquired left wingers Daniel Winnik and T.J. Galiardi and a 7th round pick from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for winger Jamie McGinn.

McGinn is in the midst of his best season as a professional, earning 12 goals and 12 assists this season.  He was due to become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2012 season.

Report: Flyers Reject Sharks' Antti Niemi for James Van Riemsdyk Trade

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger is reporting that the San Jose Sharks offereed goalie Antti Niemi in exchange for 22-year-old left winger James Van Riemsdyk early Monday morning.

The report by Dreger stated that the Flyers have rejected the trade, but are still fielding calls for Van Riemsdyk today.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

NHL Trade Rumors: Predictions For the San Jose Sharks' Before the Trade Deadline

With so many rumors headed San Jose's way this past week, it is important to understand the logistics of the Sharks' trading situation and what the odds are that GM Doug Wilson comes through in the clutch and solidifies this team for a playoff push.

This weekend can go two ways for the San Jose Sharks.  Wilson can make a change on the top two lines

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NFL Free Agency 2012: Mike Wallace Interested In 49ers, Patriots

Current Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and restricted free agent Mike Wallace told Sirius NFL Radio Wednesday that he is interested in joining either the New England Patriots or San Francisco 49ers.

With the San Jose Sharks Struggling, Is Trading Antti Niemi a Possibility?

The San Jose Sharks' nine-game road trip has taken a turn for the worst with the loss to the last place Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night, and it brings up a strong argument that maybe trading goalie Antti Niemi would benefit this team.

Monday, February 20, 2012

San Francisco Giants Smart to Tell Buster Posey Not to Block Home Plate

Bruce Bochy told catcher Buster Posey today not to block home plate if he has the chance, and that could not be a smarter move for the team's season and the franchise as a whole heading forward.

The collision involving Posey and Miami Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins at home plate last year ended Posey's season and pretty much ended the Giants' hopes of defending their World Series title.  That is exactly what

Bochy does not want that to happen this season, and he told

Thursday, February 16, 2012

NHL Trade Deadline: San Jose Sharks Acquire Dominic Moore; What It Means

The pubic received updates all day via Twitter, Facebook, etc. on San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson's interaction with Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman before the game on Thursday night.

Monday, February 13, 2012

San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings: Who Will Win the Pacific Division and Why

For years we have heard of how special the Los Angeles Kings were going to be once they matured and grew as a unit. That maturation and a few trades have the Kings finally in contention to win the Pacific Division and clinch a top-3 seed in the Western Conference. But the San Jose Sharks continue to stand in their way, which is going to make it one thrilling second half of the season in California.

What to Watch For: Sharks Tested on the Road and Dwight Howard Interested in the Warriors?

What a weekend we had in the Bay Area. Even without the most popular San Francisco Giants and 49ers in full-season stride, the area can still manage to entertain a sports fan and keep them on the edge of their seat in the meantime.

Bay Area Sports Talk did that covering the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am throughout the entire week, most notably Sunday when Phil Mickelson bullied Tiger Woods to a final round 64 and the victory.

In other Bay Area news......

Thursday, February 9, 2012

2012 NBA All-Star Game: Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis Snubbed, Again

Golden State Warriors' guard Monta Ellis was not selected to the 2012 All-Star Game yet again this season. The 26-year-old is averaging 22.6 points and 6.3 assists this season on a Warriors team that is 9-14 on the season.

Read more HERE

NHL Trade Rumors: Updating the San Jose Sharks' List of Possible Targets

'Tis the season for trade rumors aplenty and San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson seems to always be at the forefront of trade deadline deals. It has become customary for Wilson to seemingly improve his team's playoff chances with a pick-up at the end of February to help boost their specific weakness at the time.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pebble Beach National Pro-Am: Tiger Woods Feels "Explosive Again"

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- In Tuesday's pre-tournament press conference with a packed Media Center of reporters at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Tiger Woods addressed several things: His health, his love of the Bay Area and how his golf game compares to past stints at Pebble Beach.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

San Jose Sharks: 5 Trade Scenarios Involving Antero Niittymaki

The Antero Niittymaki era in San Jose has come to an end. Er, kind of. I am not even sure there was an era, just a mediocre stint for the Sharks in which he started 22 games over two seasons. Mix that with a slew of injuries and a lost back-up role, and you should have a pretty disgruntled goaltender.

And that is exactly what they have.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

San Francisco 49ers: Ranking the Priorities of the Team's Free Agent Class

To say the San Francisco 49ers were a play or two away from the Super Bowl is an understatement because this team played determined football against all east coast odds, and were just a Kyle Williams' freak play away from beating them.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

San Jose Sharks: 3 Players Poised for A Big Second Half of the Season

Their opponent was the 13-31-6 Columbus Blue Jackets, but the San Jose Sharks' game on Tuesday night had just about everything a fan could want in the first game back from the All-Star Break.

Scoring, numerous fights, defense, goaltending.

For a team that has struggled to get on a consistent roll this

San Francisco 49ers' Improbable Season Started at SJSU

Before their improbable 13-3 season and appearance in the NFC Championship at famed Candlestick Park, the San Francisco 49ers players found themselves in a much smaller setting — Spartan Stadium.