2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Better than Opening Day and Super Bowl Sunday… combined. Okay…maybe not that drastic. Nonetheless, it’s time for 16 of the National Hockey League’s best teams to square off against one another in the battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup. For some teams, the next couple of  months are an experience with which they are

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TCT Roundtable February 25th

Another week of sports means another week of questions for The College Tailgate staff. Have a question you want answered? Email us: thecollegetailgate@gmail.com.   NBA: The race to make the playoffs in the Western Conference is getting tight as four teams compete for three spots. Amongst Portland, Dallas, Utah and Houston, who is most likely to miss out and who

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The Calder Trophy race (without Connor McDavid)

Earlier this month, Edmonton Oilers’ rookie Forward Connor McDavid crashed into the end boards during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. That night the city of Edmonton, along with the entire NHL, held their breath. McDavid arose and skated off under his own power, but not without nursing a hurt shoulder. Later X-rays confirmed the last thing McDavid and the

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The NHL did it right with 3-on-3 overtime

The 2015-2016 NHL season has been full of ups and downs. So far, we have seen a rape investigation on Chicago Blackhawks’ star Patrick Kane come and go, a record almost broken by the Montreal Canadiens, who fell one win shy of a 10-0 start and an injury to the of Edmonton Oilers’ forward and Calder Trophy favorite Connor McDavid, which will

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Rookies take over

We are one month into this NHL season and it is clear that the young guns in the league are starting to take over. From Edmonton to Arizona, rookies have been adding a new sense of excitement that the NHL has not seen since Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin came into the league. The obvious blow to this rookie filled

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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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