1. NHL Offseason: Power Ranking the Western Conference the Day Before Free Agency

    Eleven out of 12 months of the year (I'm looking at you, August), there is some sort of exciting NHL-related action going on...

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  2. NHL Offseason: Power Ranking the Eastern Conference the Day Before Free Agency

    The 2013 NHL season has ended, but there is never a boring day in the world of hockey. The 2013 NHL entry draft, which held all sorts of surprises, took place last Sunday, while free agency will begin at noon ET on Friday...

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  3. MLB Expansion: Would adding two teams be good for Major League Baseball?

    Ahh , the wonders of interleague play. Houston's move to the American League before the 2013 season had to be done...

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  4. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Game-by-Game Conference Final Predictions

    The last four Stanley Cup champions make up the final four teams remaining in the 2013 NHL Playoffs. The top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Final for the Prince of Wales Trophy...

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  5. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Why the Detroit Red Wings Did Not Choke

    Wednesday night's Game 7 overtime loss broke the hearts of every hockey fan in Hockeytown . Their beloved Red Wings could not close out the hated Chicago Blackhawks for a third ...

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  6. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Can the San Jose Sharks Pull Off a Kings-Like Run?

    What the Los Angeles Kings were doing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs at this time last year was remarkable. They became the first team in NHL playoff history to win the first three games of each series...

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  7. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Complete Predictions for Every Series

    A few months ago, none of us hockey fans knew what we would be doing at this point in time. Even though springtime always means playoff time, many of us were predicting that we would ...

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  8. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Ideal First Round Matchups

    With the playoffs less than a week away, hockey fans around the world are beginning to see the possibilities of a historic first round...

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  9. 2013-14 NHL Season: Flaws in the Scheduling of Outdoor Games

    Outdoor games are great. Being the only one of the year, the Winter Classic has its own mystique and all, but when it comes to outdoor games, the more the merrier...

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  10. 2013 NHL Playoffs: What the Playoff Race Would Look Like Under New Realignment

    With less than two weeks on the schedule, playoff races are heating up in the NHL . Will Detroit miss the playoffs for the first time since 1990? Will the Blue Jackets or Islanders ...

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  11. Major League Baseball: Full Predictions for the 2013 Season

    We are at a turning point in Major League Baseball. We've (hopefully) made it out of the steroid era, and we are a few years into the Era of the Pitcher...

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  12. Nashville Predators: Why Patric Hornqvist's Return Will Lead Preds to Playoffs

    Despite being one of the most consistently successful clubs in hockey for the better part of the past decade, Barry Trotz's Nashville Predators have never been known as an offensive powerhouse...

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  13. 2013 NHL Season: Bold Predictions for the Second Half

    So we're about halfway through the season and everything is just as crazy as we had expected, if not crazier...

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  14. Fantasy Baseball: Undervalued Players You May Want to Keep an Eye on

    So you're sitting on the computer some time in mid-March chatting up your buddies and trying to find a steal in the middle rounds of your fantasy baseball draft...

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  15. NHL Realignment: Why Losing the Chicago-Detroit Rivalry Isn't a Horrible Thing

    According to CBC's Elliotte Friedman , the NHL is looking over a new realignment proposal that would move Detroit and Columbus out East...

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  16. NHL Bubble Teams: Who's in and Who's out in 2013

    Now that each NHL team has played at least twelve games, we are a little over a quarter of the way through the 2013 NHL season...

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  17. Favorite Jersey Day: The Best Uniform Clash for Each NHL Team

    In case you didn't know, today is Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day, which kicks off Hockey Weekend Across America...

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  18. NHL: Ranking Each Team Name by Intimidation Factor

    Nicknames are one of the funnest things to talk about when it comes to sports. Some are very clever, some reflect the team's city, some are meant to be ferocious and some leave everyone scratching their heads (New Orleans Pelicans)...

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  19. NHL Power Rankings: How Do the West's Top Teams Stack Up After Week 3?

    We're another week into the shortened season and yet again there have been oh-so-many surprises. Some teams have turned up the heat and taken the West by storm, while some other teams have faded after hot starts...

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  20. NHL: The Most Underrated Rivalries in Hockey Today

    There have been a lot of people writing about NHL rivalries recently, so I figured that I would put my own spin on the subject. Rivalries are one of the many reasons why we love hockey and circle certain dates on the calendar...

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  21. NHL: Week 2 Western Conference Power Rankings Based Solely on Performance

    It's been another great week of hockey in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. There have been many surprises and exciting games thus far in the second week of the shortened 48-game season...

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  22. NHL: Week 1 Western Conference Power Rankings Based Solely on Performance

    It sure is great to have hockey back. As we expected, there have already been big surprises and great, memorable moments. When people do power rankings at the beginning of the season, they are usually a little skewed...

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  23. 2013 NHL Season: Games to Watch This Week

    After a great weekend of welcoming back NHL hockey, the compressed schedule will allow for plenty of great matchups this week...

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  24. 2013 NHL Season: Things That Hockey Fans Would Love to See

    Hockey starts in just a few hours! Hockey fans are some of the best in sports, but they have been mistreated by those who run the league several times in the past few years...

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  25. 2013 NHL Season: How Last Year's Standings Looked After 48 Games

    We are less than 24 hours away from faceoff! At 3:00 ET on Saturday, the 2013 NHL regular season will kick off. The stakes are even higher than usual in this regular season, as there will only be 48 games instead of the usual 82...

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