1. NHL Lockout 2012: 6 Players Who Have Most to Lose

    As the current NHL CBA gets closer and closer to expiring, you start to think about who has the most to lose once it does. The league should be ashamed that they're in this position again...

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  2. Buffalo Bills: 3 Things to Expect from Bills RBs for Week 2

    Week 1 couldn't have gone much worse for the Buffalo Bills . Not only did they get embarrassed by the New York Jets , they also lost RB Fred Jackson for three to eight weeks with a right knee injury...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 876 reads 1 comments

  3. Boston Bruins: Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Five Major Players in 2012-13

    The Boston Bruins aren't loaded with superstars. In fact, you could say that they don't even have one. What they do have is a lot of really good players...

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  4. 5 Retired NHL Players Who Could Make a Comeback

    The NHL is full of warriors. By the time these warriors reach the age of retirement, they've been through enough battles to last a lifetime. So what makes them still have the itch to compete? For many, the rink is all they've ever known...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 5,052 reads 15 comments

  5. Washington Nationals: Shutting Down Stephen Strasburg Means Early Playoff Exit

    The Washington Nationals are the biggest surprise of the 2012 MLB season. And Stephen Strasburg 's starting pitching is a big reason for that success...

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  6. Saints Bounty Scandal: Why Coaches' Suspensions Should Be Lifted

    The New Orleans Saints bounty scandal was the hot-button issue of this past NFL offseason. There's no denying that professional football is an inherently violent sport...

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  7. Buffalo Bills: Is This the Year the Bills Mafia Takes over the AFC East?

    The Buffalo Bills have been an afterthought in the AFC East for over a decade now. However, many think they're poised to give their most rabid fans, known as the Bills Mafia, their first taste of playoff football since 1999...

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  8. Flyers or Capitals: Which Team Has the Bigger Goalie Problem?

    The Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals both have had serious goaltending problems over the last several years. It's the main reason these two talented teams have failed to win a Stanley Cup during that time frame...

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  9. San Jose Sharks: Are They Better off Trading Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau?

    The decision to trade Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau would not be an easy one for San Jose Sharks ' GM Doug Wilson. We're talking about the two highest scorers in franchise history...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 3,262 reads 11 comments

  10. Los Angeles Lakers: How Each Pacific Division Team Can Try to Stop Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard has always been clear on one thing throughout this offseason. He wanted out of Orlando. The former Magic big man followed in the footsteps of another great center ...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,821 reads 13 comments

  11. Grading the Buffalo Sabres' Offseason Thus Far

    The Buffalo Sabres ' offseason to this point hasn't been nearly as busy as most would have expected. After a disappointing 2011-12 campaign that started with high expectations, the ...

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  12. Buffalo Bills Preseason: 3 Storylines to Watch as Regular Season Approaches

    Coming into a season where there are real expectations for the first time in arguably a decade, the Buffalo Bills hope their strong offseason translates into wins on the field...

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  13. Tim Tebow: New York Jets Will Pay for Mindless Publicity Stunt

    Let me start off by saying that I don't dislike Tim Tebow . I admire the work that he's done with underprivileged kids all over the world...

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  14. Fantasy Football 2012: 4 Rookies Worth Taking Early

    As most of you reading this know, fantasy football success is based on a number of factors. The health of your roster is No. 1. For those of us who picked Jamaal Charles last year in the first round, our seasons were pretty much doomed by Week 2...

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  15. Los Angeles Kings: 4 Reasons Darryl Sutter Has Made a Huge Impact

    Never in 119 years of the Stanley Cup playoffs has a team done what the Los Angeles Kings did this past season...

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  16. Why 2012 Will Be Kawhi Leonard's Time to Shine in the NBA

    The San Antonio Spurs may be nearing the end of what many would argue is a dynasty. The "Big Three" continue to age. Yet there's still plenty of optimism in the Alamo about this year's team...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,831 reads 10 comments

  17. How Does the USA Today Preseason Poll Alter Virginia Tech's BCS Path?

    Virginia Tech's football program under Frank Beamer has been a model of consistency over the last eight years. They've won at least 10 games in every season during that stretch, which coincides with them joining the ACC in 2004...

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  18. Olympic Medal Count 2012: 3 Athletes Bound to Repeat in 2016

    This summer's 2012 Olympic Games in London are coming to a close. That gives us an opportunity to reflect on the amazing performances we witnessed while also allowing us to look ahead to who's got the best chance of repeating in 2016...

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  19. Olympics 2012 Closing Ceremony: What to Watch for in London Spectacle

    The 2012 London Olympics feel like they just started a few days ago. Yet here we are on the last day of the Summer Games until 2016 in Rio de Janeiro...

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  20. Sidney Crosby: 12 Predictions for Penguins Superstar in 2012-13

    Being the "face" of an entire professional sports league isn't easy. Just ask Sidney Crosby how the last two years have gone...

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  21. College Football 2012: Why Florida State Will Prove to Be Unworthy of Top 10

    For the second straight year, the Florida State Seminoles come into the new season trying to justify their preseason top-10 ranking. After an early three game losing streak, the 'Noles finished 2011 a disappointing 9-4...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,564 reads 35 comments

  22. 4 MLB Clubs Primed to Make Runs at the Postseason

    If the last day of the 2011 MLB season taught us anything, it's that the cliche of "It's not over 'til it's over" holds true now more than ever...

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