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NHL’s Californication: Can All 3 California Teams Make the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

January 31st, 2011
It's the day following the NHL All-Star game and there is no better time to put playoff thoughts into perspective. Playoff dreams seem to be in reach of all three California teams, the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings. But if you didn't know, since the Anaheim Ducks first entered ...

NHL Winter Classic: Should Changes Be Made?

December 8th, 2010
We’re now in December and the holiday season has just begun. For sports fans this spells a busy part of the year. We’ve got the NFL playoff races in full swing, the bowl games in college football and, on Christmas Day, the NBA’s biggest regular-season games. To conclude this month of ...

Keep It Continental: Why The NHL Shouldn’t Put Teams In Europe

October 9th, 2010
The NHL season has already started, and they have six games scheduled in three different European cities: Hurricanes/Wild in Helsinki, Sharks/Blue Jackets in Stockholm, and Bruins/Coyotes in Prague. The NHL isn't the only leage to host games on another continent, however. Next March, the NBA will have two games in London ...

NHL Draft 2010: Cam Fowler Is a Great Addition For the Anaheim Ducks

June 26th, 2010
The first round of the NHL draft took place Friday night, and it was more than obvious that Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin would go No. 1 and 2 in the draft, and they did. The question now was who was going to be the No. 3 overall selection by the ...

The Big Show: Stanley Cup Finals Preview

May 28th, 2010
30 NHL teams began the regular season in October, and in April, only 16 remained on the road to the Stanley Cup. For 28 teams, the journey is over. Nothing left to do, but drive home. Two remain however. Still on course for hockey's most prestigious prize. The Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers ...

NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions: Conference Finals

May 15th, 2010
We come down to the last four teams standing in the NHL’s Stanley Cup tournament, and while the dominant San Jose Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks will have a showdown in the West, the surprise Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens will battle it out for supremacy in the East. Before I get to my picks for ...

Why a San Jose-Montreal Stanley Cup Final Is Bad for TV

May 13th, 2010
Last night, the Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, and about a week ago, the San Jose Sharks eliminated the defending Western Conference champions, Detroit Red Wings. The Penguins and Red Wings dueled in the Stanley Cup Finals the past two seasons, and ...

Could the Washington Capitals’ Crumble Be One of Sports’ Biggest Chokes?

April 29th, 2010
When the Stanley Cup Playoffs began a few weeks ago, I wrote that the Washington Capitals, the best team during the NHL regular season, would quickly breeze past their opponents, the Montreal Canadiens. Going into Game Five, it seemed that way, as Washington built up a 3-1 series lead over the ...

Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions: Conference Semifinals

April 29th, 2010
Round one of the Stanley cup playoffs is done. There were a few things that were predictable, but also a few surprises too. Who knows what round two will bring? Will the Penguins be one step closer to keeping the cup in Pittsburgh, or can Montreal and Jaroslav Halak deny them ...

Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions: Conference Quarterfinals

April 13th, 2010
It's time to wave out those playoff towels and get crazy—cup crazy, that is. The Stanley Cup playoffs start this Wednesday, and in this monster preview of first-round picks, you'll also see my pick of who could be a Cinderella team, and which of the favourites to win the cup that could have an ...