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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

    Career NFL Stats
  2. Sharks stuck in leadership transition

    Craig Custance

    It was the 2003-04 season, and the San Jose Sharks didn't have a permanent captain. During the season, they rotated the C among a group of players, including Patrick Marleau, Mike Ricci, Vincent Damphousse and Alyn McCauley. There was even a co...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  3. Valuing leadership in the age of analytics

    Craig Custance

    Like any red-blooded human about to make his NHL debut, Jason Demers had nerves going into his first game. Five years and 305 NHL games later, he still recalls the impact of former San Jose Sharks teammate Rob Blake, who helped calm Demers down back ...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  4. Why Alexander Semin is valuable, and the teams that should trade ...

    Rob Vollman

    Rob Vollman dives into why polarizing winger Alexander Semin is valuable and identifies two teams that should trade for him.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2014
  5. Links from around the rink - December 1

    Doug Mittler

    After squandering a 3-0 lead to the Kings in the first round of the playoffs last spring, the San Jose Sharks turned some heads by deciding to retain longtime general manager Doug Wilson and coach Todd McLellan. But does the duo have little margin fo...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  6. Top 20 UFAs for 2015

    Craig Custance

    When Jason Spezza signed his four-year contract extension with the Dallas Stars worth $7.5 million per season, the initial thought was that it seemed high for a player on the downside of his career. All it took was a quick glance at the 2015 fre...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  7. Bylsma's wait might not be much longer

    Craig Custance

    When Dan Bylsma was working in the AHL and the parent club Pittsburgh Penguins needed something, he typically heard from former Penguins assistant GM Chuck Fletcher. So when he saw a phone call coming from Ray Shero, a call that led to his hirin...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  8. The financial challenges of NHL players

    Craig Custance

    It was a strange question, not asked often in the confines of a hockey locker room. For a project that will appear in an upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine, I asked an NHL player how much money he currently had in his bank account. He thought for...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  9. Andre Burakovsky among NHL's top 10 under-utilized players - NHL

    Matthew Coller

    Which NHL players should get bigger roles going forward? Matthew Coller identifies 10 of them, including Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  10. How NHL teams handle the mumps

    Craig Custance

    When you see Corey Perry's name on the crawl while watching a hockey game and it says "mumps" in parentheses to explain why he's not playing, it's a bit jarring. We're used to things like shoulder injuries, ankle injuries and especially upper- and lo...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  11. Stamkos still has room to improve

    Craig Custance

    There are still reminders, just about every day. Steven Stamkos has mornings when he wakes up and the leg he broke last season in Boston is stiff. Or there's a momentary scare for coach Jon Cooper like the one Sunday evening in Detroit, when Stamkos ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  12. Jets could be selling talent soon

    Craig Custance

    It was a game the Winnipeg Jets couldn't be happy about losing. You get the New Jersey Devils into a shootout, normally you have to like your chances. Winnipeg lost to New Jersey on Thursday night in the shootout, although it wasn't the worst effo...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  13. Should Aaron Ekblad, Leon Draisaitl be sent back to their junior ...

    Corey Pronman

    Which rookies should be sent back to their junior team? Corey Pronman shares his recommendation on a handful, including Aaron Ekblad, Leon Draisaitl and Anthony Duclair.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2014
  14. Growing pains for Devils' young D-men

    Craig Custance

    It was suggested to New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer that perhaps his team was built in a less-than-ideal fashion. He has a veteran group of forwards led by Jaromir Jagr, Mike Cammalleri and Patrik Elias. The youth is on defense, where 22-year-old...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  15. Axel Holmstrom, Pavel Buchnevich among drafted prospects off to h...

    Corey Pronman

    Which prospects playing in leagues other than the NHL have shown marked improvement thus far this season? Corey Pronman identifies a handful, including the Red Wings' Axel Holmstrom.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  16. The NHL's All-Hinge team

    Craig Custance

    Shortly after Ryan Kesler was traded to the Anaheim Ducks, he received a phone call from new teammate Ryan Getzlaf. It's what you'd expect out of a captain. Call the new guy, make him comfortable, congratulate him on his taste in teams on the no-trad...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  17. Bigger role ahead for Marc-Edouard Vlasic

    Craig Custance

    With his teammates on the road in Game 6 of the first round against the Los Angeles Kings and Marc-Edouard Vlasic injured, he stayed back in San Jose. He got some treatment during the day and decided to quietly sit at the bar of a place called Dry Cr...

    Blog | October 10, 2014