1. Best Tournament Ever: The BCS Championship Playoffs

    It's simple, really, from a fan's point of view. Take the eight top teams at the end of the year, and in three weeks, hold a playoff. First weekend you get Alabama at 13-0 vs Ohio State at 10-2, Texas 13-0 vs...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 5 years ago 267 reads 0 comments

  2. Montreal Canadiens Celebrate 100th Birthday with the Boston Bruins

    One hundred years ago this Friday, a twenty four year old industrialist, J Ambrose O'Brien, was turned down in his attempt to get a team into the Canadian Hockey Association...

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  3. Peter Mueller of the Phoenix Coyotes: Where Has He Gone?

    Peter Mueller has just been sidelined by an undisclosed injury he suffered against the Dallas Stars on Friday night. He's questionable for tonight's game in Anaheim...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 5 years ago 690 reads 4 comments

  4. Guillaume Latendresse Traded to Wild; Canadiens Receive Benoit Pouliot

    Yes, "the softy" has been moved to Minnesota for "the chicken." That's as far as my high school French, no doubt erroneously, will take me. Underachievers Benoit Pouliot and Guillaume Latendresse have been exchanged for each other...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 5 years ago 524 reads 7 comments

  5. Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics : Canada's Men's Hockey Team

    It's a tough struggle to pare down the available Canadian players for the men's Olympic hockey team. Anyone you keep displaces three worthy candidates. I have placed an emphasis on speed and international/NHL playoff experience and success...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 5 years ago 2,496 reads 5 comments

  6. Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics: US Men's Hockey Team

    Zach Parise is the simplest pick on this US team destined to go to Vancouver for the Olympics. Who else will or should make up this team and how will they fare? Goaltenders This is the strongest ...

    Scott  Weldon Written by Scott Weldon about 5 years ago 1,908 reads 9 comments

  7. The Slovenian Sport: Anze Kopitar of the LA Kings Is Freakishly Good

    Now, if you ask me who the leading scorer in the NHL is right now, I'd guess Alex Ovechkin or Sidney Crosby. I might think Evgeny Malkin or Pavel Datsyuk. There's an outside shot it's Zach Parise or Henrik Zetterburg...

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  8. NHL Halloween Horror Stories: Horrific Start for Six Teams

    It's early days yet in the NHL regular season. Teams have played barely an eighth of their games so far. There are teams that are digging themselves a fairly deep grave. If they don't turn things around, their seasons could be over before they've begun...

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  9. NHL: General Managers Trying To Tweak Lineups

    I'm a big fan of general managers in hockey who are trying to get it done. I lived through the 80s in Calgary where there was a constant push to make the team better...

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  10. Gretzky Passes Howe: Oct 15,1989

    Twenty years ago in the Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Wayne Gretzky returned to play a hockey game. This wasn't his first return to the arena where he'd won four Stanley Cups...

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  11. NHL Central Division 2009-10: Review and Preview

    Central Division Last but not least is what was the best division in hockey last year. Chicago stepped forward to be among the league's elite last year. St Louis and Columbus made the playoffs...

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  12. NHL Northeast Division 2009/2010: Review and Preview

    he Northeast division had the second best winning percentage in the league last year at .561. Like the Northwest, they’re catering to some of the more rabid fan bases in hockey and so tend to spend and at times overspend every year...

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  13. NHL Atlantic Division: 2009/10 Review and Preview

    Atlantic Division The Atlantic produced the Stanley Cup champion and four Eastern Conference playoff teams, yet only managed to have the third-best winning percentage in the league at .561...

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  14. NHL Pacific Division 2009-10: Review and Preview

      Pacific Division     The third weakest division in hockey last year was the Pacific Division. The .548 winning percentage was brought about by a decline from Dallas and no compensating improvement from LA or Phoenix...

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  15. Northwest Division 2009/10 : Review and Preview

    The shortest offseason in pro-sports is over and here’s my look at how I think the Northwest division is going to fair this year. I’m looking at them in the order they finished last year...

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  16. Ovechkin and the Rest: NHL Southeast Division Preview

    The shortest offseason in professional sports is over and it’s time to try to figure out what went on in the offseason and how it’ll effect what’s happening going forward in the NHL this year...

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  17. Habs Ask for a Fresh Deck: 2009-10 Preview

    Montreal suffered through a year of exaggerated expectations. They snuck into the playoffs past a mediocre Florida team on the basis of having a better record against them in the regular season...

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  18. Montreal Canadiens and the Karmic Curse of Irving Grundman

    It was the summer of 1978 and the Montreal Canadiens were the greatest organization in hockey. Fresh from winning their third Stanley Cup in a row and their 21st Stanley Cup ever, they were arguably the best run organization in professional sports...

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  19. Abstaining in the Offseason: Six NHL Teams That Had No Action All Summer

    Every year after the season is over twenty nine teams didn't win a stanley cup. Fans of those teams and even fans of the team that did win hope their organization, through scouting, guile ...

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  20. Down the Rabbit Hole: Maybe MLB Knows Why Balls Are Hopping Off Bats

    When Mark McGwire first hit 70 home runs in a Major League Baseball season, it became apparent to everyone who was paying attention that something was wrong...

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  21. X-Cuse Me???

    During the 1960s and 70s, a wide variety of alternative sports sprung up. They were variegated and tended to be non-competitive. Generally speaking they died out. I like to think they were out-competed by other sports...

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  22. Penny Pinching: Finding That Free Agent Bargain

    Free agent frenzy has long since died. Most teams have filled their rosters. Some have gorged themselves to the point where they'll be hiding contracts in the AHL or buying out players before the season starts...

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  23. Gilbert Perreault: The Forgotten Frenchman

    Gilbert Perreault came out of junior hockey a year ahead of Guy Lafleur and Marcell Dionne. He was a year older than those two all-time great French Canadian hockey players...

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  24. Stanley Cup Playoffs: A Grande Finale Indeed!

    The Penguins managed to win the Stanley Cup against the odds on favourite. After getting swamped 5—0 in game five, they won two tight, critical games against a suddenly tired looking Detroit Red Wings team...

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  25. Stanley Cup Finals: Grande Finale ou Coup de Grace?

    This has been a great playoff year. It's the best I can remember in quite some time. My memory is admittedly suspect, but I believe a lot of what's happened this year in the playoffs highlights the things that are right with the NHL...

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