1. The NHL's Seven Eastern Conference Teams You Won't See Past April 12

    We're 50 games in for every team in the NHL now, and the playoff race is beginning to heat up (obviously). The amount of mediocrity in the league is amazing, but no matter the current strength ...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 5 years ago 199 reads 1 comments

  2. Would Ilya Kovalchuk Put the New Jersey Devils Over the Top?

    Hard to be critical about a team who owns one of the NHL's best records at 32-15, but during the Devils' three game losing streak, a weakness in their scheme may have been exposed. Offense. They're currently tied for 17th in the NHL with 2...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 5 years ago 1,001 reads 10 comments

  3. Call To Jacques Lemaire: Rest Martin Brodeur Before It's Too Late

    In the NHL, goaltender may be the most rigorous of all positions.  I can't say from experience, but you never see star forwards or defensemen getting days off, if healthy (unless they are slumping terribly)...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 5 years ago 224 reads 5 comments

  4. Atlantic Division Quickly Becoming a Two-Horse Race

    The sound of the gun that fired ex-Flyers coach John Stevens, and the frustration on the face of Rangers coach John Tortarella, as he slammed a chair out of his way at his latest post-game news ...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about 5 years ago 54 reads 0 comments

  5. Analyzing Brian Kelly's Mutiny Of Cincinnati

    Everyone knew what former Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly was going to decide to do. You don't just interview for maybe the most prestigious coaching position in college football if you're going to decline it, do you?  Of course not...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about 5 years ago 275 reads 5 comments

  6. Flyers' Stevens Ousted: Who's Next?

    Last night, as we come around the one-third mark of the 2009-10 NHL season, our first coach was fired in John Stevens of the Philadelphia Flyers...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about 5 years ago 201 reads 1 comments

  7. Who's on First? Omar Minaya, New York Mets Have Several Options

    As any Mets fan can tell you, the Amazins have several holes that need to be filled before taking the field in 2010. A couple more starting pitchers, a first baseman, left fielder, catcher, setup man...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about 5 years ago 618 reads 5 comments

  8. No Love for Ron Gardenhire

    Voting for the AL and NL Managers of the Year might be one of the toughest categories in baseball to fill out a ballot for. Not neccesarily because of overwhelming competition, but because no one's exactly sure how to vote...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about 5 years ago 153 reads 2 comments

  9. Devils: Contenders or Pretenders?

    While the Devils were a second away from a 0-3 start to the season, Travis Zajac changed the momentum of things. The Devils were down 3-2 in Tampa Bay on Thursday, Oct...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about 5 years ago 244 reads 0 comments

  10. Phillies-Yankees World Series: Just Icing on Cake for Mets

    As if the winter could get any colder. The Mets will enter the offseason and free agency period with their two biggest rivals, the Yankees and the Phillies, sitting atop the baseball universe...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about 5 years ago 342 reads 2 comments

  11. Five Things Devils Need To Do to End Rangers Hex

    Don't let the Devils' 3-3 record against the Rangers last season fool you. The Rangers have the edge in this rivalry right now, and have had it for a few years...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about 5 years ago 202 reads 4 comments

  12. Devils Must Play With Chip On Their Shoulder

    Towards the beginning of the 2009-10 season, most of the division winners were given the benefit of the doubt. Boston? They won 53 games last year, even though they traded away sniper Phil Kessel in the offseason to division-rival Toronto...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about 5 years ago 232 reads 0 comments

  13. Ways To Make The 15 Days From Now Until Hockey Season Fly By

    It seems that the closer the 09-10 NHL season gets, the longer it actually takes to arrive, doesn't it? The summer months usually fly by with baseball but once September comes, training camps ...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 104 reads 1 comments

  14. Jerry Manuel Deserves to Stay

    55-38. Sounds pretty good right about now, doesn't it? No, it's not the Mets' record at the All-Star Break this season. But it certainly could have been if not for all the injuries...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 106 reads 3 comments

  15. Trading Jose Reyes Could Be Beneficial to Mets In the Long Run

    A couple of years ago, Reyes was about as untouchable as anyone to ever put on a Mets uniform. Where he went, the team went with him. If he was on base, the offense would usually thrive. If he wasn't getting on base, the bats would quiet...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 292 reads 11 comments

  16. Is Bobby Parnell For Real?

    24-year old Bobby Parnell's career looked destined to one place earlier this season—the bullpen. It's been rather uncommon for pitchers to switch from reliever to starter mid-season. Normally it's the other way around (see Tim Redding)...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 363 reads 0 comments

  17. No Way, Jose: Even With Reyes' Return, the Mets Probably Won't Make Playoffs

    Pictured above is Jerry Manuel arguing with an umpire during a game last home stand. But the only worthwhile argument for Jerry now is to argue for more games on the Mets 2009 schedule...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 138 reads 1 comments

  18. If the New York Mets Are in It Now, They'll Win It Later

    June 21, 2009. That was the day. Doesn't seem so long ago. I was sitting in my weekend plan seats, watching the Mets' bullpen implode and force them to lose their fourth straight series...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 151 reads 1 comments

  19. Six Predictions for the Mets Last 101 Games of 2009

    32-29. That would be the Mets record through 61 games so far this season, sub par to many expectations. But fear not! There are still 101 games left in the season. 101 times we can scream out of immense joy, or out of even more immense pain...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 642 reads 2 comments

  20. Accepting Mets Fate, and How To Move On

    With Jose Reyes, J.J. Putz, and Carlos Delgado out until August, it seems like the Mets will need a miracle in order to get ahead of the Phillies in the standings anytime soon...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 122 reads 1 comments

  21. A Look at the New York Mets' Bullpen Through Two Months

    Every Met fan can tell you of the horror that was the 2008 New York Met bullpen. Especially in the last two and a half months of the season. The 5-2 lead in the ninth against the Phillies—blown...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 150 reads 0 comments

  22. The Mets Problem: No Lineup Consistency

    Unfortunately for the Metropolitans, the most feared bat in their lineup in Carlos Delgado, will be out until late July at the earliest...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 90 reads 3 comments

  23. Biggest Ten Games of Mets Season Await

    By far, the hardest part of a season for an East Coast team is that looonnngggg trip across the country to play about a week's or more worth of baseball against the teams of the NL West...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 88 reads 4 comments

  24. Phillies-Mets: Filled With Alcohol, Mike Schmidt, and Jean Shorts

    Going to a baseball game is always a fun event. The sights, smells, and sounds of attending a major league park are unparalleled to anything else...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 234 reads 2 comments

  25. Mets-Phillies: One-two again

    The 2009 Major League Baseball season began with the incredibly hot Marlins —led by an equally as hot Emilio Bonafacio and starting pitching staff—storming out of the gate and leaving the other four teams in the NL East in the dust...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 5 years ago 46 reads 1 comments