1. Big Ten Conference Expansion: The Potential Effect On College Hockey

    The possibility of the expansion of the Big Ten has started rumors, speculation, and proposals both reasonable and ridiculous on message boards for fans of dozens of collegiate institutions from coast to coast...

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  2. The Best Indianapolis Colts of All-Time: The Defense

    After looking at the best Colts offense since moving to Indy (here ), it’s time to look a the other side of the ball...

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  3. The Best Indianapolis Colts of All-Time: The Offense

    There have been a number of all-decade teams announced lately, but for fans of the Indianapolis Colts, that roster looks a little to similar to the team that still takes the field each Sunday...

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  4. The Ten Worst Moves by a Sports Franchise

    With the recent talk about the possibility of the Jacksonville Jaguars finding a home in Los Angeles, or the Phoenix Coyotes being allowed to move anywhere, it seems fitting to look at past moves, and how they affected the cities involved...

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  5. Projecting the Roster for the USA 2010 Olympic Hockey Team: Part Two

    Last time we looked at the defensemen and goaltenders likely to play in Vancouver (see article here), now it’s time to look at the forwards...

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  6. Projecting the Roster for the U.S. 2010 Olympic Hockey Team – Part One

    Among the many attractions the upcoming Winter Classic from Fenway Park will be the announcement of the 2010 Olympic roster for Team USA...

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  7. President Obama to Oversee Government Takeover of Coyotes

    In a surprise announcement, US President Barack Obama announced earlier today that a new government organization is being created to oversee the takeover of the fledgling Phoenix Coyote hockey franchise...

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  8. A Personal Look at Ballpark Construction and Destruction of Today's Era

    Getting ready to celebrate a birthday, I suppose it natural that I was recently reflecting on events from my past. Since summer is finally getting started, I suppose it’s natural that I’m starting to plan a few weekend trips with friends...

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  9. Close, Never Comfort: A Numerical Look at the Penguins/Capitals Series

    With a few exceptions (cue the 1960 Yankees fans here), all series that go to a game seven are close. A series with lead changes are close. A series with three overtime games is really close...

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  10. Lucky Seven: Lineup Questions as Pittsburgh Tries to Extend Season

    Number Seven Fact: Game Seven between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals is the most hyped NHL second-round event in recent memory...

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  11. Licensed to Kill: Pittsburgh Penguins Ride Penalty Killing to Series Win

    Going into the series against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Penguins were supposed to be the better five-on-five team. They were supposed to have the better goaltender in Marc-Andre Fleury...

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  12. Power Outage: Pittsburgh Penguins' Powerplay Must Improve

    Hidden among all of the positives of a 3-1 series lead against the arch rival Philadelphia Flyers is a drawback for the Pittsburgh Penguins. It shouldn’t be hidden since it is the same bugaboo that has haunted the team all season...

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  13. Pittsburgh Penguins' Fan 2008-2009 Diary

    I've always wondered how historians figure out the things they do. How does someone compare two records that are meaningless to me and draw enough conclusions for a 90 minute piece ...

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  14. Wrong Ending: Boston University Stuns Miami (Ohio) for the Men's Hockey Title

    A tournament that saw a 16 seed advance to the national semifinal game deserved better. An institution that has never held an NCAA trophy deserved better. Fans that witnessed a great Frozen Four over three days deserved better...

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  15. Pittsburgh Penguins 2009-10: What Next Year's Roster Might Look Like

    The three busiest times of the year for an NHL general manager are the trade deadline, the early July free agent signing period, and the Entry Draft...

    Jeffery Stoner Written by Jeffery Stoner about over 5 years ago 2,460 reads 5 comments

  16. Miroslav Satan: Waiting to Rejoin the Rookery

    Albeit not the season that anyone would have anticipated, Miroslav Satan could still fulfill the job that the Pittsburgh Penguins had in mind when he was signed last summer. That mission: Put the puck in the net in the Stanley Cup Playoffs...

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  17. World Baseball Classic Final Round: What We Finally Learned

    What (We Thought) We Learned in Round One. What (We Thought) We Learned in Round Two. Japan vs. Korea is the best non-soccer international sports rivalry in existence...

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  18. 3rd Line: Jordan Staal Is The Key to Penguins Current Streak and Future Success

    Walking around Mellon Arena on game day, you’re bound to run into a lot of fans with an “87” on their back. You might see it in white, black, or even powder blue, but it’s no secret they came to see Sidney Crosby...

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  19. World Baseball Classic Round Two: What (We Think) We Learned

    Really, this entire round was more of a confirmation of What (We Thought) We Learned in Round One. However, there were a few items that stood out with some pretty good baseball played and another “Classic” game on the World Baseball stage...

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  20. The Search: Who Will Be Coaching the Pittsburgh Penguins Next Season?

    Since Michel Therrien was fired last February, there have been many names rumored for the job. Dan Bylsma was hired on an interim basis, but his 9-1-2 record has made a pretty convincing case ...

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  21. Time for Expansion: The NCAA Should Add a Round and Expand to 96 Teams

    When the NCAA basketball tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, there were far fewer Division 1 teams and far less parity of talent. There are now 341 Division I teams, and 41 have joined in the last 15 years...

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  22. World Baseball Classic Round One: What (We Think) We Learned

    Pool A The two heavy favorites (Japan and Korea) advanced, and split their two meetings. I was a little groggy watching games that had a 4:30 AM first pitch, and the fact the Korean ...

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  23. Grading MLB Commisioner Bud Selig: Part II

    Continued from part one here. All Star Games – B I know a lot of people want to give Selig an “F” here. The 2002 All-Star Game ending in a tie might not have been popular, but a good option did not exist...

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  24. Grading MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, Pt. 1

    Since Kennisaw Landis was elected commissioner of baseball in November 1920, nine different men have occupied the office. With only a few short-lived exceptions, they are not popular while serving...

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  25. The Pittsburgh Penguins' Best Move at the Trade Deadline: Nothing

    “To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual...

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