1. 2010: Part II Season-Long Series-a Look at the Lost Art of Stolen Bases

    Okay so I'm a little late with Part II of my season-long look into the lost art of the stolen base. You can read part I here as a template for what future articles in this series will look like (if you are a new reader of mine)...

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  2. Two Trades Likely Just the Beginning for the Timberwolves This Summer

    After the results of Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, we know the Wolves are going to do something this summer. They have to as here is a glimpse of the potential log-jam should they stay where they are and pick fourth...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 4 years ago 2,683 reads 12 comments

  3. No Turner In Minnesota? Not so Fast as Wolves Have Major Trade Assets

    Once again the NBA's draft lottery unsurprisingly did the Minnesota Timberwolves no favors last night. For the 7th time in the team's 13 years in the lottery they fell lower than the projected spot they earned by having such a dubious record...

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  4. T'was The Night Before The NBA Draft Lottery and All Through The League

    We all know this lottery is believed to be known in history as the "John Wall Draft.". Like some fans have said, it has all the makings of 2007 with Oden vs...

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  5. The 2009-10 NHL Playoffs Predictions: Conference Finals Round

    Okay, so I'm a little bit late getting these predictions up. Too much researching and writing on the Winnipeg Jets and the upcoming NBA draft lottery...

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  6. Where Will All The Big-Name NBA Free Agents Sign This Summer

    It's an annual rite of summer, just before NBA free agency starts. Like clockwork, LoseBron James' team must first be eliminated from the playoffs. With that out of the way, we can now talk about James and the Class of 2010 that everyone has anticipated..

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  7. By Bailing Out The Coyotes, NHL, Glendale Simply Delaying The Inevitable

    Aww, isn't that cute. The Glendale City Council, in a no-doubt calculated show of solidarity voted unanimously to approve covering the "Phoenix" Coyotes projected $25 million dollar ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 4 years ago 187 reads 4 comments

  8. Halak-Ed and Loaded: Montreal Canadiens Goalie Leading Historic Cup Run

    “What if Jaroslav Halak’s trade demand had been obligated?” “The Stanley Cup playoffs. History will be made.” Cue the slow motion replays and the sappy music...

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  9. NHL May Return To Winnipeg, but Only Because It Has To, Not Wants To

    5,143. That's roughly the number of days Winnipeg Manitoba has went without hockey since their beloved Jets were forced to move to Phoenix, Arizona following this loss , April 28, 1996 in the first round of the playoffs, of all places...

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  10. Evan Turner, Not John Wall, Is Exactly What Timberwolves Need

    If Hell Freezes over, and the NBA Draft Lottery actually works according to plan, my, and many other T-Wolves fan's, faith in the controversial system would be restored...

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  11. It's Back! Analyzing the Stolen Base: A Season Long Look Into The Art

    Last year, you might recall I had a season-long series on the art of the stolen base and whether or not we'll ever see a 100-steal man again...

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  12. Wall or Turner Aside, Wolves Must Make All First Round Picks Count

    With the NBA selection show two weeks from tonight (May 18) Wolves fans no doubt have to be getting anxious and somewhat excited. 19.9% (1) 18.8% (2) 17.1 (3) 31.9% (4) and 12...

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  13. NHL Playoffs: Second Round Predictions

    In the first round of the NHL playoffs, while I only got 5/8 the series right: Boston, Detroit, Chicago, and Vancouver, and Pittsburgh, I was able to correctly guess the Vancouver and Boston series right on the nose with each ending in six games...

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  14. When It Comes to The #1 Draft Pick, Even Minnesota Teams Get It Right

    Regardless of the sport, professional sports drafts are always a crapshoot. Some are going to hit and many are going to miss...

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  15. Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall: Both Canadians Will Be Good for the League

    When the Edmonton Oilers won the NHL draft lottery for the draft to be held June 25-26 in Los Angeles, one thing became certain. For the first time since 1996, a Canadian team will be picking first in the draft...

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  16. Tim Tebow: Buffalo Bills Dumb and Desperate Enough to Draft Him in First Round

    I consider the Buffalo Bills head coaching job, and any gainful employment position on the team from the lowliest street sweeper to a player on the team to be one of the worst in professional football...

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  17. With Ricky Rubio, The Timberwolves Could Get Really Good, Really Fast.

    Wolves fans like me are forced to wait patiently for the past year and likely the next year (or more) to see if some kid we've never seen play a "real" professional game ever suits up for one of the worst teams in the league...

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  18. The 2009-10 NHL Playoffs: First Round Predictions

    Eastern Conference (1) Washington Capitals vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens Its a shame Montreal crashed all the way to 8th place when it looked like they could have had a chance as a high as 6th seed...

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  19. Timberwolves, Ready To Get Screwed on the NBA Lottery Again? You're Not Alone

    Before you read this article be sure to check out the two-part series I did last year on the NBA draft lottery and its history of screwing teams over that need the help the most...

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  20. Ice Edge Out of Coyotes Ownership Soon? Glendale To Vote Tuesday

    Bits of information are coming out this week that should be interesting to say the least concerning the future of the Phoenix Coyotes franchise in its current state. Here is the latest...

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  21. Is Jerry Reinsdorf the NHL's Pawn until Something Better Comes Along?

    A pawn. A patsy. A placeholder. Bettman's b*tch. Whatever you want to call him, its starting to appear that prospective Coyotes owner Jerry Reinsdorf may be acquiring the team as a ...

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  22. Even with a Cup, Long-Term Future Not Practical for NHL in Phoenix

    People are starting to doubt whether that NHL's return to Winnipeg, Manitoba, could actually happen. In reading numerous editions of the Winnipeg Sun , Winnipeg Free Times , and ESPN ...

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  23. 2010 MLB Predictions: Same Old, Same Old with a Few Surprises Sprinkled In

    Here is a quick look at my picks last year . American League East New York Yankees (99-63) As much as I don't want to put them here, they simply have few faults...

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  24. Where There's Smoke There's Fire? Could the Jets, NHL Really Re-Unite?

    J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets! Okay, so they're not exactly the battle cry of NFL football team from New York but unlike the former, the NHL team is a version I could get used to and ultimately cheer for...

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  25. For The Good Of The Game: Why the Coyotes simply must relocate North

    Over the past several weeks we've seen the Phoenix Coyotes continue to make a mockery of the NHL by refusing to wallow in their own self pity and vanish into thin air and eventually resurface somewhere in the North where they belong...

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