1. Chicago Cubs 2011 Season Preview: Behind the Plate

    Heading into the 2011 season, catcher is one of the last things that the Chicago Cubs will need to worry about, as long as Geovany Soto is lining up behind the dish. Soto bounced back from a very poor sophomore season in 2010...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 1,229 reads 6 comments

  2. Right To Bear Arms: Breaking Down the Chicago Cubs 2011 Starting Rotation

    The Chicago Cubs made their biggest splash of the offseason when they landed Matt Garza from the Tampa Bay Rays, in exchange for a package that included high-upside prospects like pitcher Chris Archer and shortstop Hak-Ju Lee...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 1,246 reads 3 comments

  3. Chicago Bears: Five Bears That Will Make or Break Chicago's Title Hopes

    While an 11-5 season may not seem like an up-and-down year, the Chicago Bears had some pretty sharp declines on their road to an NFC North title in 2010. It's those declines that still have Bears' fans a bit weary heading into the playoffs...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 1,071 reads 1 comments

  4. Matt Garza to Chicago Cubs: Trade a Fine Move for a Desperate Jim Hendry

    Quite similar to the way Jerry Angelo handled the offseason of the Chicago Bears, Jim Hendry has made every move at his disposal this offseason in the hopes of saving his job, albeit with considerably less money...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 673 reads 1 comments

  5. Back in The Mix: Why The Chicago Cubs Can Compete in The NL Central in 2011

    There's no way to sugar coat it—the Chicago Cubs had a terrible year in 2010. Their stars disappeared for long stretches, the bullpen was a disaster, and their manager was mentally out of it before the season even started...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 505 reads 1 comments

  6. Atlanta Thrashers' Dustin Byfuglien Getting Serious Attention for Norris Trophy

    While the always dependable Nicklas Lidstrom is enjoying another solid year in his Hall-of-Fame career, there is one defenseman down south that very few, if any, would be in the hunt for the Norris Trophy...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 419 reads 3 comments

  7. Is Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers the NFL Playoffs' Most Important Player?

    There's little question about the fact that New England's Tom Brady will be named MVP of the National Football League when all is said and done. He's played in every game, unlike Aaron Rodgers and Michael Vick...

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  8. Chicago Cubs Looking at Damaged Goods On The Free Agent Market

    The Chicago Cubs are looking to acquire at least one veteran starter, even though their rotation appears to be set...

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  9. Have the Atlanta Thrashers Established a Core with Offseason Moves?

    The Atlanta Thrashers have clearly made an attempt to move forward and become more competitive, which is no easy task in a division with Washington and a rising Tampa Bay team...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 151 reads 4 comments

  10. Chicago Cubs Potential Targets: New Trio of Names Emerge

    If there's any spot that will see a big difference in the Cubs ' lineup on Opening Day, it's that infield's right side...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 4,284 reads 25 comments

  11. Flyer'd Up: Why the Philadelphia Flyers Are the Best Team in the East

    It's almost safe to say that it's a two horse race to be the best team in the East in the 2010-2011 season, between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals , with Pittsburgh hanging around as well...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 1,261 reads 1 comments

  12. Colorado Avalanche Becoming a Rising Threat in Western Conference

    With just 15 points on the season to this point, the Colorado Avalanche may not look like much at first glance. However, make no mistake about it, this is a team that's going to be reckoned with in the coming seasons...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 414 reads 0 comments

  13. Israel Idonije Becoming Key Defensive Piece For Chicago Bears

    For Israel Idonije , coming home to Canada couldn't have come at a better time. Rather than being buried on the depth chart as he has in years past, Idonije went into Sunday's ...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 206 reads 0 comments

  14. LA Kings: Jonathan Quick Entering the Ranks of the NHL's Elite

    Coming into this season, the Kings were considered contenders, albeit a mid-seed with an outside shot at making a serious run...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 89 reads 0 comments

  15. NHL 2010-11: Will Anze Kopitar and LA Kings Walk to Pacific Division Title?

    It's still early, as evident by Dallas ' spot in the top eight in the West, but the Kings look ready to make the leap from talented team to title contender in 2010-2011. Though they stand as the No...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 476 reads 3 comments

  16. Arizona Cardinals: Should They Make Signing Donovan McNabb Their Top Priority?

    If it wasn't clear in Detroit, it was certainly clear when the Redskins reportedly worked out JaMarcus Russell —the relationship between Donovan McNabb and the Redskins is broken beyond repair...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 391 reads 0 comments

  17. Tamme, White Proving Greatness of Peyton Manning

    Just a few weeks into life without Dallas Clark , Peyton Manning may have already found his new best friend in tight end Jacob Tamme ...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 785 reads 3 comments

  18. Should Reliever Kerry Wood Be Pursued by the Chicago Cubs?

    Cubs nation was buzzing a bit last week—not because of a potential Adam Dunn signing or because they managed to trade Kosuke Fukudome for a bucket of balls, but because ...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 1,078 reads 2 comments

  19. Corey Crawford Quickly Erasing Antti Niemi from Chicago Blackhawks' Memory

    Make no mistake about it, there is no goalie controversy in Chicago. Marty Turco is the starter and pending some type of Cristobal Huet -type meltdown, he will remain the starter until his one-year deal is up...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 1,774 reads 5 comments

  20. Will Chicago Blackhawks' Win Over Atlanta Spark Team Further?

    Much has been made of the early-season struggles of the Chicago Blackhawks, but Saturday night may have been a step in the right direction for this squad...

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  21. Is Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers Ready to be Among the Elite?

    In just his third season in the National Hockey League, Claude Giroux is becoming a name that people are paying attention to...

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  22. Chicago Bears: Should They Really Be Favored Against the Buffalo Bills?

    The Bears head into Sunday's contest against the Buffalo Bills as slight favorites against a winless squad...

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  23. Chicago Blackhawks Recall Jeremy Morin from Rockford

    Looking for a spark after a few lackluster performances, the Hawks have made their first really notable call-up of the young season, recalling Jeremy Morin from Rockford...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 145 reads 2 comments

  24. Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews the NFL's Best on Defense?

    Even as a Bears fans, it's hard not to admire the work that Clay Matthews has done for the Green Bay Packers this season...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 567 reads 0 comments

  25. Chicago Blackhawks Face Emotional Test in Atlanta on Saturday Night

    It's a game that many Hawks fans, including myself, circled on the calendar before the season started. In the Hawks' major roster shakeup this summer, the majority of those departed from the Windy City ended up in A-Town...

    Randy Holt Written by Randy Holt about over 3 years ago 170 reads 0 comments