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  1. The Captaincy: How It Can Be the NHL’s Scarlet Letter

    Sean McIndoe

    After months of speculation, the San Jose Sharks finally named their new captain last week: nobody. They won't have one this year, going with four alternates instead. That's going to be a little bit awkward for Joe Thornton, wh...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  2. NHL Opening Weekend: Let's All Calm Down

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. There are always lessons to be learned from a season's first few nights; it just takes a while to figure out which ones. This time last year, we were all buzzi...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  3. From the Jaws of Victory

    Katie Baker

    A tanned smooth-talker reflecting on leadership in a glorified catering hall was pretty much business as usual on a recent aseasonal morning in downtown San Jose. With his practiced delivery, engaging gravitas, and yen for phrases like &...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  4. 2014-15 NHL Preview: The No-Clue Division

    Sean McIndoe

    One of the tricks of the season-preview business is that you always start at the bottom and work your way up, building suspense along the way. That's the basic approach we've taken for our NHL preview; on Monday, we covered the Bo...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  5. You’re the Captain Now: Who Will Lead These Seven NHL Teams...

    Sean McIndoe

    Being an NHL captain used to be a pretty stable job. Once you were handed a "C," you could expect to hold on to it for a while, maybe even a couple of decades if you were lucky and/or Steve Yzerman. Even the league's mos...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  6. Going Down Wikipedia's NHL Rabbit Hole

    Sean McIndoe

    I love Wikipedia. It's a great source for information and anecdotes about just about everything you could imagine. Granted, not all of that information is true, or vaguely accurate, or even spelled correctly. But it's interesting, and you c...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. NHL Offseason Bizarro Rankings

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL offseason isn't over yet; it's only mid-July, which means we still have roughly seven weeks until training camp starts. But it's mostly over, in the sense that virtually all the big signings, trades, hirings, and...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  8. Your NHL Offseason Primer

    Sean McIndoe

    Hey, remember when that one team won the Stanley Cup? Seemed like a good team; I think they wore black. I seem to recall something about a grumpy coach who took off his shirt during the parade, although that may have been a nightmare I had. But it...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  9. What We Got Wrong in the NHL Playoffs

    Sean McIndoe

    Kings over Rangers? I think we all saw that coming. Well, maybe not all of us. But while the Kings certainly followed an unusual path to get their hands on the Cup, nobody who was paying attention would call it a shock that they ended up as champi...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  10. Hockey's Great Night of Game 7s (Games 7? Whatever.)

    Katie Baker

    Is it Games 7 or Game 7s? It's whatever you want it to be, as far as I'm concerned, because the truly important thing is that there were three of them taking place in the NHL on Wednesday night. The evening was like a pinball machine on mul...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  11. Does a Tough First-Round Series Hurt a Stanley Cup Run?

    Sean McIndoe

    The Sharks and Kings are heading toward an unlikely Game 7. After San Jose won the first three games of their opening-round series, Los Angeles has fought all the way back to force a deciding game after Monday night's 4-1 home win in Game 6...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  12. We Went There: A Night in the Shark Tank

    Katie Baker

    Joe Louis Arena has its long history, TD Garden has its swagger, and the Bell Centre has that certain je ne sais quoi. But if I were compiling a list of favorite places to go to watch a hockey game, the Shark Tank in San Jose would be very close to t...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  13. Your Guide to the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Sean McIndoe

    "We've got to roll four lines." Expect to hear a lot of that in the next few weeks during the Stanley Cup playoffs, which open tonight. This time of year, every coach is overcome by an almost fanatical desire to roll...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  14. Grantland’s NHL Regular-Season Awards

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL regular season wraps up this weekend. In theory, that would be the time to post a "season in review" piece. But let's face it, we'll all be 100 percent focused on watching our teams head toward the play...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  15. The Best Possible NHL First-Round Matchups — Ranked!

    Sean McIndoe

    With 10 days left in the season, the NHL's playoff picture is coming into focus. Over the past few weeks, we've spent plenty of time looking at the various bubble teams that are scrambling to earn the final playoff spots. But toda...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  16. Condoleezza Rice survives attack from San Jose mascot S.J. Sharki...

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    Blog | March 12, 2014