1. NHL Lockout: Hockey Fans Have a Responsibility to Act If a Deal Is Not Reached

    The clock is ticking on a new collective bargaining agreement for the NHL , and if a deal is not reached by this Saturday, the lockout will officially begin...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 3,388 reads 34 comments

  2. US Open 2012: After Win, Andy Murray Is Simply a Tennis Player–Finally

    U.S. Open Champion. Grand Slam winner. Title-holding member of men’s tennis Big Four. For the first time in his career, Andy Murray is all of these things. And for the first time in his career, Andy Murray is just a tennis player...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 3,524 reads 38 comments

  3. Philadelphia Flyers: 12 Offbeat Predictions for the 2012-13 Season

    The NHL and NHLPA may be preparing for the impending lockout, but good hockey fans are still preparing for the 2012-13 season. After all, it is up to us; it seems we are the only ones who actually want the season to happen...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 3,979 reads 39 comments

  4. US Open 2012: Stellar Years for Serena, Azarenka on Collision Course

    Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka may not be the top two ranked players in women's tennis, but in 2012, they arguably had the two most important seasons of any players in the sport...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 1,316 reads 1 comments

  5. Philadelphia Flyers: What Each Major Player Has to Prove in 2012-13

    The Philadelphia Flyers have one thing to prove as a team: that they can win a Stanley Cup. The goal has eluded them since 1975, and though the franchise is one of the most storied ...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 2,509 reads 3 comments

  6. US Open 2012: Men's Draw Needs Fresh Blood, Women's Draw Needs Familiar Faces

    The sport of tennis, when categorized by men and women, seems to be in a state of two extremes. Men’s tennis finds itself in a unique position with 29 of the last 30 Grand ...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 1,800 reads 3 comments

  7. U.S. Open 2012: Roddick Retirement Leaves a Void in Men's Tennis

    With one final missed shot in the fourth set, Andy Roddick fell to Juan Martin del Potro , ending not only his 2012 U.S. Open run, but also his 12-year career...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 2,087 reads 7 comments

  8. Colorado Avalanche Have Nothing to Fear by Naming 19-Year-Old Landeskog Captain

    On June 24, 2011, Gabriel Landeskog pulled a Colorado Avalanche jersey over his head, becoming the team’s first-round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 1,291 reads 3 comments

  9. NHL 2012-13 Predictions: 5 Teams That Will Measure Success by Not Finishing Last

    It’s no secret that every team begins the NHL season with the goal of winning the Stanley Cup. It is also no secret that some teams simply are not ready to accomplish that goal...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 2,441 reads 18 comments

  10. Success of Low-Payroll MLB Teams in 2012 Is Good for Baseball

    Baseball is the only one of the four major sports that does not utilize any type of salary cap, and the effects have shown from year to year...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 2,643 reads 2 comments

  11. US Open: Andy Roddick's Match with Juan Martin Del Potro Could Be His Last

    Tonight, Andy Roddick will walk onto the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium for what very well could be the last time as a player. Roddick announced on August 30th that he would retire at the conclusion of his run in the 2012 U...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 3,294 reads 2 comments

  12. US Open 2012: 3 Players Outside the Big Three We'd Like to See Win the US Open

    The current state of Men’s Tennis is an interesting one. No single player is dominating the sport...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 1,741 reads 10 comments

  13. Philadelphia Flyers: Predicting and Analyzing Laviolette's Opening Night Roster

    If the NHL can get along and agree to a new collective bargaining agreement, the Philadelphia Flyers will open 2012-13 on October 11 th at the Wells Fargo Center against the Boston Bruins ...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 3,297 reads 7 comments

  14. 8 NHL Teams That Should Seriously Consider a Name Change

    Ah, what’s in a name? For NHL teams, a sense of identity. A description of a team philosophy. A tribute to the team’s hometown or state. That’s what is in a name...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 8,751 reads 69 comments

  15. Philadelphia Flyers: Does the Team Need a Captain in 2012-13?

    When the Philadelphia Flyers traded away captain Mike Richards in June 2011, the franchise believed Chris Pronger was an obvious choice to be the team’s leader until his eventual retirement...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 2,329 reads 9 comments

  16. Andy Roddick Retirement: Will American Tennis Fans Turn to John Isner?

    With the announcement of his pending retirement from the sport, Andy Roddick prepares to leave the tennis circuit as the most recognizable American-born athlete at the U.S. Open ( via ESPN )...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 718 reads 3 comments

  17. Yadier Molina Injury: Major League Baseball Must Outlaw Home-Plate Collisions

    Tuesday night’s well-documented home-plate collision between Pittsburgh’s Josh Harrison and St. Louis’ Yadier Molina thankfully resulted in no serious injuries for the Cardinals catcher...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 428 reads 148 comments

  18. Philadelphia Flyers: 7 Players Who Could Become Fan Favorites in 2012-13

    Hockey is filled with terms of endearment, from “first-line center” to “captain” to “agitator.” They all describe a specific player’s important role on the team and can be used to measure a player’s value...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 5,844 reads 11 comments

  19. Philadelphia Flyers: Analyzing the Team's Projected 2012-13 Lineup

    NHL .com has released the Philadelphia Flyers ’ projected lineup for the 2012-13 season. Barring any significant move by General Manager Paul Holmgren or another debilitating ...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 4,780 reads 16 comments

  20. Sidney Crosby and 50 Other NHL Players Under 30 That Any Team Would Want

    There is no shortage of young talent in the NHL , from rising sophomores like Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog to decorated veterans like Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby . Players can be desirable to organizations for many reasons...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 4,024 reads 56 comments

  21. Philadelphia 76ers: Can Andrew Bynum Bring Basketball Back to Philly?

    Few cities are more passionate about their sports teams than the City of Brotherly Love. The Philadelphia Phillies recently saw their National League record 257-game sellout streak come to an end, a run that spanned parts of four seasons...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 1,678 reads 33 comments

  22. Philadelphia Eagles: How Long Before the Fans Turn on Michael Vick?

    In sports, fans constantly find themselves looking back at a once-iconic player and thinking to themselves, “How the mighty have fallen...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 3,540 reads 202 comments

  23. NHL Power Rankings 2012-13: Which Team's Top Scorer Is Most Crucial to Success?

    A great hockey club knows the importance of team chemistry, great goaltending, reliable defense and overall toughness, but when it comes down to it, there is nothing quite as exciting or important as scoring...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 6,407 reads 101 comments

  24. Philadelphia Flyers: Does Hartnell Need to Score to Stay on Philly's Good Side?

    Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren ended the Scott Hartnell contract extension talk not long after it had begun...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 955 reads 19 comments

  25. Philadelphia Flyers: 4 Ways to Fix the Flyers Defense Without a Big Move

    The Flyers ’ offseason has seen their defense take some major hits. The blue line, which showed major weaknesses in the team’s 4-1 series loss to the New Jersey Devils ...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 2 years ago 3,574 reads 5 comments