A Superstar in the Making: The Rise of Andrei Svechnikov

Photo via Jamie KellnerAt just 18 years of age, Andrei Svechnikov of the Carolina Hurricanes debuted last season, playing in all 82 games and tallying 20 goals and 17 assists. It earned him 7th place in the Calder Trophy voting for the NHL’s best rookie, as Svechnikov showed flashes of brilliance and became the first … Continue reading A Superstar in the Making: The Rise of Andrei Svechnikov

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The Mysterious Case of Madison Bumgarner’s Free Agency

Photo via Scott Strazzante/The ChronicleThe last few years of free agency have seen teams more hesitant than ever to sign players to long-term deals. It seems that the age threshold at which teams stop giving long-term deals is getting lower every year. Gone are the days of giving $200 million to a pitcher after his … Continue reading The Mysterious Case of Madison Bumgarner’s Free Agency