Your ‘Must Watch’ World Cup Guide

By Wesley Uhler Few events in sports can compare to the World Cup. The history, the passion, and the anticipation that builds every four summers makes for the greatest sports theater one could imagine. The world’s most popular game will be showcased for the next month in Brazil, and people from all across the globe will be tuned in. With

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Fans to NHL Dept. of Player Safety: Do a Better Job

By Wesley Uhler Big hits, physical play, and dropping the gloves to exchange a few punches have always been engrained into the fabric of the NHL. As much as some push to have fighting removed from the game, I still believe it will be a long time before the league ever seriously considers suspensions and fines for those who go

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5 Playoff Questions We Need Answered

By Wesley Uhler 1. How will Marc-Andre Fleury perform? Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past week, I can almost guarantee you have heard or read this same question multiple times already. Every sports outlet from ESPN to the Canadian Broadcasting Company has debated this question, and for good reason. Each of the past two seasons, the Pittsburgh

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Adversity Could Benefit Pittsburgh

By: Wesley Uhler Let me begin by saying this: the Pittsburgh Penguins are NOT a favorite to win the Stanley Cup this year. Not even close, and anyone who has watched the team play since the Olympic break should agree. Injuries have ravaged the Penguins postseason chances. While the return of players like Beau Bennett and Paul Martin has helped,

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Pioneers Rising: Ty Loney and the Hottest Team in College Hockey

By: Wesley Uhler While basketball usually dominates the collegiate landscape this time of year, March Madness is happening all across the NCAA, not just on the hardwood. The NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship, nicknamed the “Frozen Four,” begins March 28th with 16 teams all competing for the goal of being crowned National Champions in Philadelphia on April 12th. The most unlikely

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Embrace the Madness

By Wesley Uhler Here’s the scenario: down 2 points with less than 5 seconds remaining in the game, Wofford guard Karl Cochran takes an inbound pass, dribbles, gets a screen from his teammates, and fires a potential game winning shot from beyond the arc. Time momentarily stands still while the ball hangs in the air, ready to bust thousands of

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Dan Bylsma: A Legacy On The Line

By: Wesley Uhler For most hockey coaches, a Stanley Cup Championship and a Jack Adams Award for NHL Coach of the Year would be enough to cement their legacy. For Dan Bylsma, however, accomplishing these two feats so early in his career raised the level of expectations to a “win or bust” mentality every single time his team takes the

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Winners and Losers: How the Olympic Break Will Help or Hurt NHL Teams

By Wesley Uhler Olympic hockey is a beautiful thing. It turns teammates into rivals, average fans into diehard supporters, and increases hockey viewership and interest around the world. The past Winter Games  taught us that, when Canada beat the United States in overtime. While Olympic hockey is one of the most compelling sporting events in the world, it can unfortunately

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Hockey’s Future: Young Players You Should Know

By: Wesley Uhler The Stanley Cup is the greatest trophy in all of sports. Not only are the names of past winners etched onto the 35 pound holy grail, but the Stanley Cup is also the only major American sports trophy the winners can enjoy a drink out of after becoming champions. However, it is common for teams who win

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2014 Could Be Last Olympics With NHL Players

By Wesley Uhler “Do you believe in miracles? …Yes!” Perhaps the most famous line in hockey history was delivered by Al Michaels during the 1980 Winter Olympics, as the United States defeated the Soviet Union to advance to the Gold Medal game. Fast forward more than 30 years later, and it might take another miracle to keep NHL players as

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