Roundtable April 27th

Who looked the best in round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Peter Fiorentino: Blues. I don’t care if it went 7, it shows a tremendous amount of heart to beat the Hawks, and Brian Elliot looked really good. Jamey Schilling: The Pittsburgh Penguins. Even without their starting goalie the Pens looked like a team a dangerous team. Any one who

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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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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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The Blackhawks Dynasty Has Only Just Begun

The answer to the two questions you are asking yourself are yes, Chicago finally has a team with a dynasty with no signs of slowing down anytime soon, and it’s a hockey team. Last season, one of the teams from the famous Original Six, the Chicago Blackhawks, won their third Stanley Cup in six years, bringing their tally of Lord

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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 Second Round Preview – Western Conference

After Nino Niederreiter’s empty-netter to sink the Blues, the first round of the Western Conference playoffs is in the books. So what did we learn? Well the Blues still have problems between the pipes, the Predators benefit from shootouts in the regular season, and I still have not gotten a #bucciovertimechallenge pick correct. Carry on… #1 Anaheim Ducks vs. #4 Calgary Flames

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NHL First Round Preview – Western Conference

Ah, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Flowers are blooming and birds are chirping, and oh yeah, the Stanley Cup Playoffs (the best playoffs in sports), has begun. With the defending champs the Los Angeles Kings eliminated, it is a truly wide-open Western Conference. So who’s going to get hot at just the right time? Is it going

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The 10 Signs You’re a Washington Capitals Fan

by Jamey Schilling What does the Titanic have in common with the Capitals in the Playoffs? They both look good until they hit the ice! It’s true the Capitals have had a rough few years, and after missing the playoffs this past season, all Caps fans are praying for “The Great 8” to lead us back into the postseason. Despite

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NHL Conference Semifinal Preview

By Grant Becker The stage is set for the last eight NHL teams to make their run for Lord Stanley’s cup. The first round was loaded with goals, hits, assists, and plenty of overtime. The conference semifinals feature an in state rivalry, a rematch from last year’s first round, an original six matchup, and a battle between perennial Eastern Conference

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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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