1. NHL Draft 2011: 15 Best Defensemen in the Draft and Where They'll Go

    The NHL draft often headlines the offensive playmakers, and the early picks favor those players as well. Defensemen tend to have a steeper learning curve, making them riskier picks in the top half of the first round...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 2,525 reads 8 comments

  2. NHL Rumors: The Likeliest Offseason Departure for Each Team in the NHL

    What's more exciting than the NHL Playoffs? Well, NHL free agency certainly comes close. In all seriousness, NHL free agency is one of the most anticipated times of the calendar year in hockey...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 14,294 reads 33 comments

  3. NHL Player Rankings: Final Report Cards for the Top 50 Players in the League

    Youth has officially taken over. The 2010-2011 NHL season was proof of a changing of the guard. Ripe young talent has taken control of the upper echelon of the player ranks, while some aging veterans attempt to hang on for dear life...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 2,978 reads 52 comments

  4. NHL Draft 2011: 25 Bold Predictions for the 2011 NHL Draft

    Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Magnus Paajarvi and Adam Larsson: Sounds like quite the core of young talent, doesn't it? Not so fast...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 119 reads 4 comments

  5. NHL Playoffs 2011: Top 25 Playoff Beards in NHL History

    The NHL Playoffs are rich with tradition. The Stanley Cup is sport's most storied prize. The display of sportsmanship in the post series handshakes is unparalleled amongst professional athletes in other leagues...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 16,138 reads 10 comments

  6. NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2011: The 20 Most Important Players in the Postseason

    It seems strange to think that the NHL is still a month and a half away from crowning a champion. That's a testament to the long grind of the NHL playoffs...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 2,083 reads 4 comments

  7. NHL Draft 2011: Ranking the Top 20 Draft-Eligible Forwards

    Offense always headlines the NHL Draft. The top of the past seven entry drafts have produced some of the brightest offensive talents in the NHL, including Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby , Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares and Taylor Hall...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 2,726 reads 8 comments

  8. NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Teams That Would Love to Trade Up in the 2011 NHL Draft

    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Adam Larsson and Johnathan Huberdeau aren't considered the type of elite prospects past drafts have provided, but the headliners of the 2011 NHL Draft could ...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 2,353 reads 9 comments

  9. 2011 NHL Playoffs: 5 Things That Need To Change for the Boston Bruins

    After the 7-0 shellacking the Boston Bruins delivered the Montreal Canadiens under a month ago, Boston went into the opening round of the playoffs with the confidence they had gained still fresh in their minds...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 496 reads 2 comments

  10. 2011 NHL Playoffs: 5 Reasons for Optimism in Philadelphia After Flyers' Loss

    The Philadelphia Flyers have heard it all season long. They've heard analysts drool over how talented they are, make excuses for their stretches of mediocre play and all but place them back in the Stanley Cup Finals...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 2,353 reads 29 comments

  11. 2011 NHL Mock Draft: Five Players Who'll Be in the Rookie of the Year Running

    Following the completion of the 2011 NHL draft lottery, teams are lining up to get their hands on this year’s most-talented prospects...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 4,684 reads 2 comments

  12. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Six Keys for the Bruins To Win Their Sixth Stanley Cup

    It's that time of year again in the "Hub of Hockey." The Boston Bruins are set to drop the puck on their fourth straight postseason appearance, and expectations are high in Beantown...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about 3 years ago 762 reads 4 comments

  13. Antti Niemi and the 10 Top Performers with New Teams This Year

    Despite a somewhat uneventful offseason that lacked blockbuster moves, a handful of guys have made a difference for new organizations this season...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 1,330 reads 6 comments

  14. Zdeno Chara Hits: A Video Review of Chara's 5 Best Hits As a Boston Bruin

    Zdeno Chara once again displayed his pure physical dominance on Tuesday, when he effortlessly tossed Max Pacioretty like a rag doll. Chara avoided suspension despite potentially ending Pacioretty's career...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 4,477 reads 24 comments

  15. MLB: Boston Red Sox in the American League East's Driver's Seat

    Here at 2guys1football.com, we will be previewing all of the divisions in Major League Baseball prior to Opening Day. Today, we start with the American League East...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 236 reads 13 comments

  16. 2011 NFL Draft: Cam Newton Pro Day, Is He the Best Quarterback?

    Cam Newton put on a show for the scouts Tuesday at the Auburn pro day. Of course, the Auburn quarterback was throwing against no defense, but the workout was still impressive...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 50 reads 0 comments

  17. 2011 NFL Mock Draft: Cam Newton To the Carolina Panthers?

    The 2011 NFL Scouting Combine is set to get under way later this week, so a final pre-combine mock draft is in order. The top of the 2011 NFL is full of question marks...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 3,620 reads 4 comments

  18. College Football Predictions 2011: Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2011

    Cam Newton, the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner, has declared for the 2011 NFL Draft, meaning a new Heisman Trophy winner will be crowned in 2011. Among the strongest candidates for the award are Heisman runners up LaMichael James and Andrew Luck...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 984 reads 7 comments

  19. NHL Predictions: Every Team's Most Vital Player in the Season's 2nd Half

    The NHL All Star break has come and gone, and the NHL Playoffs are right around the corner. Players such as Sidney Crosby, Roberto Luongo, and Alexander Ovechkin will earn their pay checks in the second half of the season...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 7,381 reads 14 comments

  20. NFL Rumors: 10 Veterans in Danger of Being Cut This Offseason

    With the offseason right around the corner, and a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Collective Bargaining Agreement, a lot of NFL veterans could be in danger of losing their jobs...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 1,016 reads 0 comments

  21. Michael Vick: 10 Teams That Would Love the Philadelphia Eagles QB

    With Michael Vick set to become a free agent (assuming a new CBA is in place), NFL teams will be lined up with their checkbooks, ready to make an offer to the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 1,805 reads 23 comments

  22. NHL Trade Rumors: The Most Tradeable Player on All 30 Teams

    The NHL Trade Deadline is fast approaching and trade rumors involving marquee players such as Tomas Kaberle, Tomas Vokoun and Ales Hemsky are still very much alive...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 8,291 reads 31 comments

  23. Sergei Bobrovsky and Brian Boucher and the 15 Best Goalie Tandems in NHL History

    The Philadelphia Flyers have have been plagued by inconsistent and mediocre goaltending since the days of the "Broad Street Bullies" and Bernie Parent. For nearly 40 years they have searched for "the man" between the pipes but to no avail...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 4,523 reads 3 comments

  24. NHL Playoff Predictions: How Red Wings, Rest of Western Conference Will Finish

    The NHL Western Conference Playoff race is among the tightest in recent history. Every team in the conference, besides the Edmonton Oilers, has a realistic shot at the playoffs...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 1,347 reads 0 comments

  25. Southern Comfort: Previewing the AFC South in 2011-2012

    Once thought to be the strongest division in all of football, the AFC South has taken a significant step back in recent years. The days of the AFC South producing two playoff teams every year are gone, and the division is clearly in a transition phase...

    Matthew Fairburn Written by Matthew Fairburn about over 3 years ago 429 reads 1 comments