Articles by Josh Doan


Roy Oswalt: Re-learning the game at Triple-A

When the Texas Rangers brought castoff pitcher Roy Oswalt into the fold and sent him to Triple-A for some grooming, many people scratched their heads. With a starting rotation as good as Texas’, what were they going to do with an aging righty? However, look closer at the numbers and you’ll see that Oswalt’s abilities may be more necessary than expected. Josh Doan breaks it down.


Schedule may spoil NFC West progress

Simply put, the NFC West was awful last season, with all four teams in the division finishing below .500. Even with the 7-9 division champion Seahawks’ run in the playoffs, many people were calling for the NFL to review the seeding system for the league. But that’s not to say the division has no hope. As the NFL (finally) flips the page to 2011-12, there is loads of potential coming into the season for all four teams in the…


In Pegula They Trust: The Sabres Story

The city of Buffalo has a reputation in the North American sporting realm. It’s not a good one; it has a status of sports futility. It is known across the continent for its ineptitude rather than any sort of storied history. The city’s two major sports teams — the Bills and the Sabres — have never won a championship. In attempting to win their first, they have suffered some of the most deflating moments in sports history….


The subtle return of the Arizona Diamondbacks

It’s hard to focus on a team coming off their worst season in team history, but the 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks have already shocked the baseball world by posting a 41-34 record so far. The easily forgotten franchise is tied with the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants for first place in the NL West. How they’ve gotten here since last season is as windy a road as snake slithering through the grass. Although the…


Scott Stevens on Paul Kariya revisited

The date is June 7, 2003. The New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Mighty Ducks are duelling in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The previous five games were won by the home team, setting up a pivotal game in Anaheim where the Ducks looked to send the series back to Jersey tied at three. With his team leading 3-1 midway through the middle period, captain Paul Kariya finds the puck between his legs in…