NHL Bets: Becker vs. Fiorentino

Score: It’s all tied up at 1-1.  Bet: Who scores more points by the midpoint of the season, McDavid or Eichel? Prize: Loser must speak in a southern accent for an entire staff meeting. Peter: Connor McDavid. The dude had 120 points in 47 games for the Erie Otters, and clearly the Oilers saw something in him to take him

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What Real Fantasy Baseball Looks Like

Have you ever wanted to see LeBron rob a home run? Steph Curry turn a double play? Patrick Kane steal second? Probably not, but I have. I compiled a baseball lineup of non-MLB players in light of Tuesday’s All-Star Game. 1. Steph Curry, 2B, Golden State Warriors With his excellent speed and hand-eye coordination, Steph is an easy choice for

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NHL Western Conference Final Preview

Well uh, that was fast. With the Chicago Blackhawks bringing out the brooms and the Anaheim Ducks taking care of business in 5, we are set up for an awesome matchup in the Western Conference Final. Will the Ducks be able to get over the hump and reach their first Stanley Cup since 2007? And what about the Hawks? Can

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NHL Season Preview: Central Division

By Grant Becker Oh happy day! NHL season is upon us at last. A fresh season means the hopes and dreams of all the teams are still alive and well. In the first season of the new divisions, the Western Conference’s Central division proved to be the most competitive in the league. Stanley Cup hopefuls Chicago and St. Louis finished

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What to Make of the Minnesota Wild

By Grant Becker If the season ended today, the Minnesota Wild would claim the first wild card position in the Western Conference. This would set up a first round matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks. Yikes. The good news here is that the Wild would make the playoffs in consecutive seasons for just the second time in franchise history. The bad

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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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The Will to Win: Why the Anaheim Ducks Will Take Home the Stanley Cup

By Peter Fiorentino As sports fans, the sad, yet exciting realization is that only one team will win a championship. There’s only one Super Bowl champ, one Champions League winner, and one World Series legend. Every sports season sends one team into euphoria and the other 30 home with a glorified paycheck. It was Billy Beane who said, “If we

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