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Steve Silverman

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Silverman: Sweet Relief For St. Louis As Rangers Prepare To Make Statement

St. Louis finally got his much-awaited goal, and the relief is palpable. A good team has found its stride, and there may be many more reasons to celebrate from this point forward.

04/02/2014

Mark Sanchez (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vick-For-Sanchez May Help Jets, But It Could Ground Eagles

Kelly should understand that and he should have moved in a different direction. However, his ego is too monumental. He believes he can take an also-ran and turn him into a winning quarterback.

03/28/2014

Tom Coughlin (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Silverman: Coughlin To Canton Is An Absolute No-Brainer

When Coughlin decides to call it a career, he will be able to retire peacefully, knowing that he has done his job as well or better than the greats who have preceded him. Canton will come calling for a very deserving head coach.

03/26/2014

Phil Jackson is introduced as the new president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks on March 18, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Silverman: Knicks’ Jackson Should Abandon Coaching Eval And Hire Himself

The new team president seemingly doesn’t want to sit on the bench any longer, but he’s not going to find anybody that is going to do the job as well as he could.

03/21/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images); Xander Bogaerts (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Silverman: Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Has Turned Into A Lovefest

Was it really a decade ago that Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek was throwing punches at Alex Rodriguez after the Yankees third baseman decided to open up his mouth and make threats to Bronson Arroyo after getting hit by a pitch?

03/19/2014

Darrelle Revis (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Silverman: Revis Signing Represents The End Of The Patriots’ Way

The Jets and general manager John Idzik should be able to see the handwriting on the wall. The Patriots’ way is either dead or dying. Their time at the top of the division is running out.

03/14/2014

John Tortorella, head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, looks on against the New York Rangers in his first game back at Madison Square Garden on November 30, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Surprise, Surprise! Tortorella Scuffling While Rangers Have Hope

The Rangers at least have some hope with Alain Vigneault behind the bench. The Canucks have none of that with John Tortorella, whose head coaching career is almost certainly in its final weeks.

03/12/2014

Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Karlos Dansby could be a possible target of the Giants once free agency starts. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: To Regain Luster, Giants Must Be Aggressive In Free Agency

Hey, Jerry Reese, are you prepared for free agency? The Giants general manager has proven himself quite worthy when it comes to protecting the assets of the Mara and Tisch families, but that should not be his biggest concern.

03/07/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Upgraded Offense With St. Louis, But They Didn’t Do Enough

They made a flashy move by bringing in St. Louis, but the Rangers are not in a position to contend for the Stanley Cup this year.

03/05/2014

Rafael Montero (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Mets’ Pitching Prospects On Cusp Of Something Special

Mets fans finally have a lot to look forward to, and it’s not just the much-ballyhooed Noah Syndergaard who is worthy of attention.

02/28/2014

Carolina’s Greg Hardy, left, sacks New Orleans QB Drew Brees at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 22, 2013. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Silverman: If Tuck Walks, Giants Should Be At The Head Of The Line For Hardy

The Giants have many areas that need to be improved, including wide receiver, offensive line and cornerback, but building a cohesive pass rush would probably help the defense more than improving the coverage.

02/26/2014

Zach Parise, right, reacts in disgust after Canada's players celebrate their 1-0 win over the Americans in the Olympic hockey tournament semifinals on Feb. 21, 2014. (ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: U.S. Men’s Hockey Had The Personnel, Just Not The Determination

If you take an honest look at Canada’s 1-0 victory over the United States in the Olympic hockey tournament semifinal, the difference seemed to be a lot more than one goal.

02/21/2014

James van Riemsdyk #21 of the United States skates against the Czech Republic during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Silverman: Americans No Longer Have To Play Role Of Underdogs On Hockey Stage

The Canadians are ripe for the taking. The Americans know it, and the Canadians are about to find it out.

02/19/2014

Alexander Ovechkin #8 of Russia passes the puck against Slovenia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pressure On Russians To Beat The U.S. Must Be Unbearable

The Russians believe this is the game that can wipe away the damage Jim Craig, Mike Eruzione, Jack O’Callahan and the rest of our boys did some 34 years ago.

02/14/2014

Michael Sam (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Silverman: Sam Made His Statement — Now It’s Time For NFL To Step Forward

Sam has made his statement. Now it’s time for one of the NFL’s 32 teams to make theirs by drafting Sam and putting him in a position to succeed.

02/12/2014

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