1. BT and Bass' 2009 Mock NHL Entry Draft: Picks One through Seven

    Each and every year for each and every sport, everyone puts up a mock draft at entry draft time. It's the internet equivalent of buying a Tamogachi or tucking your pants into your socks—people just do them to fit in...

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  2. Takin' a T/O with BT: Sidney Crosby and Kobe Bryant—Criss-Crossing Stars

    In just one weekend, two superstars met destiny and changed their outlook forever. One superstar proved the doubters and one very large nay-sayer wrong...

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  3. Penguins-Red Wings Game Seven Decides More Than Just the Cup

    Tonight, hockey fans are in store for something special, something they haven't seen since 2005-2006—a Game Seven in a Stanley Cup final...

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  4. Takin' a T/O with BT: 10 Thoughts About the Toronto Legacy

    If you missed it last week, on Friday there was a press conference held to unveil the newest effort to bring a team to Canada...

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  5. Takin' a T/O. with B.T.: An NHL Executive of the Year Award? Yes, Please!

    The end of the year awards in professional sports are a source of pride. While many fans dismiss them as simply stocking the cabinets of those at the forefront of any league's success, ...

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  6. Penguins and Red Wings: Pittsburgh Needs Cool-Heads to Prevail

    Two games in, and this year's Stanley Cup finals is certainly interesting. Evgeni Malkin is "fighting," Pavel Datsyuk has yet to play a game, and the attention given to Sidney Crosby is abusive, bordering on assault...

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  7. 2009 Stanley Cup Finals Rematch: Pittsburgh vs. Detroit, BT vs. Burgundy

    It almost seems like poetic justice doesn’t it? In the eyes of many, the Wings need to win back-to-back championships to cement themselves as a dynasty...

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  8. Takin' a T/O With BT: Peter Zezel and the NHL Veteran's Ultimate Fight

    When it comes to playoffs, free agents, and potential draft choices, we're all bound to get a little excited and overlook some of the more important things...

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  9. Diary Time: Pens and Canes Score Early and Often in Game Two

    It’s 30 degrees outside and apparently the heat is getting to everyone.James Duthie is referring to himself in the third person (as “Jimmy”), Simple Plan is playing for the ...

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  10. Takin a T/O With BT—Depth and Determination In Detroit's Helm and Cleary

    When you think NHL playoffs, some key words come to mind. The first one many think of is goaltending, because so often in the playoffs we're brought face-to-face with a surprise between the pipes...

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  11. 2009 NHL Conference Finals: BT and Ron Burgundy Prognosticate

    Pictured above: Jordan and Eric Staal during the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals. Eric and Jordan now face off for the right to represent the East in the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals. They say that one is the loneliest number...

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  12. Why John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs May Not be a Perfect Fit

    As the NHL playoffs find themselves becoming more streamlined, attention spans do the same. At the beginning of the playoffs, fans of the sixteen teams battling for the Stanley Cup could barely ...

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  13. Brian Engblom and VERSUS Go Inside the 2009 NHL Playoffs

    For most, they can only dream about playing in the NHL playoffs.Each year, 800 or more players suit up in NHL action, and only 16 teams-worth have the opportunity to play in hockey that truly matters...

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  14. Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins Long-Awaited Playoff Matchup

    This article is featured on VERSUS.com as part of their Stanley Cup playoff coverage, and was written prior to game two, as an overview for the series...

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  15. Takin' a T/O With BT: Bruce Boudreau's Capital Gains in Washington

    The playoffs are about trends and familiarity. Whether it’s a player who statistically flounders during the regular season and annually becomes a dynamo when the games really count...

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  16. Predicting the Second Round of the 2009 NHL Playoffs: BT Versus Burgundy

    Welcome back to the NHL Playoff Previews with Bryan Thiel and Ron Burgundy! After a fairly up-and-down first round where I went 2-2 in the West while Ron went 1-3, and we both went 3-1 in the East, we're back with fewer teams, and bigger matchups...

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  17. Takin' a TO with BT: Niklas Backstrom's Well-Deserved Vezina Nomination

    Trophies in professional sports are little more than a popularity contest. So often it's the big-name athlete in the big-money market garnering all the attention. In many cases, it's well deserved...

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  18. Takin' a T/O With BT: The Detroit Red Wings and the Championship Mindset

    "To be the man, you've gotta beat the man"—Ric Flair "You aren't the best until you beat the best"—Various If you're the best, you know it. And so does everyone else...

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  19. One Game at a Time: Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers—Game One

    In honor of the playoffs starting and my inability to study during exam time, I figured that revitalizing the live-blog during game one of the Washington Capitals/New York Rangers series would be a perfect distraction...

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  20. 2009 NHL Western Conference Playoff Preview: The Newsman Cometh

    Well, after pounding out our Eastern Conference predictions yesterday, Ron and I are back. Ron: Welcome back. Before the break we promised to show you exclusive footage of the oldest woman in San Diego water skiing...

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  21. BT, Ron Burgundy, and the 2009 Eastern Conference Playoff Picture

    With the commencement of the NHL season Sunday, that means only one thing: withdrawl until the NHL playoffs start on Wednesday...

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  22. Takin' a T/O With BT: Scott Gordon's Long Overdue Shot with Hockey USA

    Just when you thought it was done, you get a little bit more. Although fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to have to wait until next October to see their beloved boys in blue in action ...

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  23. Ron Wilson: Looking Toward the 2010 Olympics with USA Hockey

    "I had sort of wished Burkie would come on here first and say some nice things about me..."Whatever the situation, be it a press conference, interview, or being introduced as the head ...

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  24. The M*A*S*H Report: Injuries from around the NHL's Playoff Picture

    As the season winds down, it's the time of year where the news wire is as overflowing as ever with injury news. If you haven't heard, Ryan Smyth's season is over for the Colorado Avalanche, ...

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  25. Takin' a T/O With BT: Let's Make Jamie Heward's Blue and White Dream Come True

    Life isn't fair. It's sad, but it's true. Unfortunately, life just simply isn't handed to people, either. It takes work. Anyone can, and probably will, tell you that...

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