1. U.S. Open Preview: Twenty to Watch at Bethpage

    To golf fans, the official start to summer is the United States Open Championship, the second of the four grand slam events...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about 5 years ago 552 reads 1 comments

  2. Red Wings-Penguins: Third Liners Help Force Game Seven

    In a series full of superstars, it was the role players who made the difference in the Pittsburgh Penguins' crucial 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals on Tuesday in Pittsburgh...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about 5 years ago 67 reads 3 comments

  3. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Ignoring Obstruction a Problem For The NHL

    I think all hockey fans are excited about the quality of play during this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. The games have been exciting with equal measures of breathtaking skill, intensity and physical play...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about 5 years ago 345 reads 6 comments

  4. Stanley Cup Finals: Game Four Preview

    The Pittsburgh Penguins will attempt to even the best of seven Stanley Cup Finals series at two games apiece, when they host the defending champion Detroit Red Wings at Mellon Arena tonight...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about 5 years ago 274 reads 4 comments

  5. Penguins-Red Wings: Who Will Win Lord Stanley's Mug?

    I learned a valuable lesson in the Conference semifinals: Never underestimate the heart of a champion. It looked like the Detroit Red Wings were vulnerable heading into their Western Conference ...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about 5 years ago 669 reads 14 comments

  6. Gary Bettman Needs to Negotiate, Not Litigate, Coyotes Situation

    Sometimes swallowing your pride and making a good, long term decision is the hardest thing to do. It's never easy to admit you've been out maneuvered, especially if you have a unhealthy level of personal dislike for your opponent...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about 5 years ago 382 reads 11 comments

  7. Stanley Cup Conference Finals Predictions

    To me, Chris Berman will always be the Swami. His fearless, if sometimes off-the-wall, NFL predictions have long been one of my favorite SportsCenter segments. But there is fear today in Boomer's Bristol, Conn...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about 5 years ago 584 reads 12 comments

  8. Gary Bettman Needs To Get a Blackberry

    I'm not sure what type of smart phones the National Hockey League executives are using these days, but I think the time has come for Commissioner Gary Bettman to trade his in for a new Blackberry...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about 5 years ago 307 reads 3 comments

  9. What's the World's Ultimate Sporting Event?

    According to vancouver2010.com, I'm a mere 287 days from realizing one of my sporting dreams. On Feb. 12, 2010 I'll be arriving in Vancouver for ten glorious days as a spectator at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about 5 years ago 61 reads 1 comments

  10. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Second Round Predictions

    Picking seven out of the eight first round Stanley Cup Playoff series correctly was almost enough to make me forget my less than stellar Masters predictions - well almost...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about 5 years ago 432 reads 1 comments

  11. Team Canada 2010: My Early Selections

    In 302 days, one of the most anticipated hockey tournaments ever held in North America begins. Of course, we are talking about the men's hockey competition at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about over 5 years ago 389 reads 0 comments

  12. Luke Schenn for John Tavares: Sounds Like A No-Brainer To Me

    Word out of Toronto is that Leafs' GM Brian Burke has already called both the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning to express his interest in trading up for the first or second pick in the upcoming NHL draft...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about over 5 years ago 690 reads 22 comments

  13. National Hockey League: Round One Playoff Predictions

    It only took 1,230 regular season games, but the National Hockey League is finally ready for games that really matter. After an interesting six month season, the last weekend was surprisingly anti-climatic...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about over 5 years ago 827 reads 6 comments

  14. Breaking Down the Masters, Hole-by-Hole: Numbers Two, Three, and Four

    (Updated at 8:00 PM EDT on Sunday, Apr. 12) Over the course of the Masters Tournament, we'll be providing an update on holes two, three and four at Augusta National...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about over 5 years ago 684 reads 0 comments

  15. Ten Who Could Challenge Tiger at Augusta

    Okay, let's be clear about something right from the start. Tiger Woods will win the 2009 Masters. In my opinion, that's more a statement of fact than a prediction from another so called golf expert with dubious credentials...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about over 5 years ago 758 reads 6 comments

  16. The 10 Greatest Masters Of The Last 35 Years

    It's not a stretch to say that the 1975 Masters Tournament changed my life. Prior to that glorious weekend in April, I had a normal 11-year olds' knowledge and interest in the game of golf...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about over 5 years ago 726 reads 1 comments

  17. Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson: Showdown at Augusta?

    Is this finally the year for a much-anticipated head-to-head showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at the Masters? Woods, the undisputed No...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about over 5 years ago 229 reads 2 comments

  18. National Hockey League: Picking Your 2008-'09 Award Winners

    With just a little over two weeks left in the regular season, it seems like as good a time as any to give the league general managers, coaches and members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association some help with their end of season award selections..

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about over 5 years ago 91 reads 5 comments

  19. Call Me Crazy, But I'm Still Taking Sidney Crosby To Build A Team Around

    At the start of the current NHL season, TSN conducted a survey of the 30 NHL general managers and asked them the following question: If you could pick one player to build your team ...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about over 5 years ago 400 reads 20 comments

  20. NHL Point System Needs Changes

    I think it’s time we say enough is enough when it comes to the ridiculous NHL point system currently in place. Of course I’m talking about the league’s infamous “three-point ...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about over 5 years ago 705 reads 9 comments

  21. Detroit Red Wings: Fantasy Prospect Report

    The Detroit Red Wings have a reputation among hockey fans and National Hockey League insiders as being one of the best franchises at identifying and developing talent selected after the first round of the annual NHL entry draft...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about almost 6 years ago 706 reads 2 comments

  22. Dallas Stars' Fantasy Prospect Report

    It's hard to build up young talent in an organization without first-round draft picks, and that's the situation the Dallas Stars faced this spring...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about almost 6 years ago 578 reads 3 comments

  23. Columbus Blue Jackets: Fantasy Prospect Report

    Few teams have more elite talent in their systems than the Columbus Blue Jackets. Of course, selecting in the top six or seven on a consistent basis will tend to have that effect...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about almost 6 years ago 655 reads 8 comments

  24. Colorado Avalanche: Fantasy Prospect Report

    The Colorado Avalanche have long been one of the league's best identifiers and developers of young talent in the National Hockey League. In fact, six of the team's top eight scorers in 2007/08 were drafted by the organization...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about almost 6 years ago 657 reads 3 comments

  25. Chicago Blackhawks: Fantasy Prospect Report

    The fact that the Chicago Blackhawks had six players under the age of 24 in their staring lineup by the end of last season says all you need to know about the club's recent success in identifying and developing young talent...

    Joe MacDonald Written by Joe MacDonald about almost 6 years ago 364 reads 3 comments