April 2010

Hockey

Canucks, Hawks: New age rivals

With an Opening Round that evolved into a circus of excitement – nearly a quarter of the contests were resolved in overtime, both the eighth and seventh seed in the East upset the top ranked squads, All-star goalies underachieved while no name net minders overachieved – it is wishful thinking to hope for the same in the coming round. Nevertheless, the NHL and its surrounding audience are ready for more blood, sweat and tears come…

Hockey

Cam Fowler: The Forgotten One

Cam Fowler isn’t going to go first or second overall, but he may be the best player coming out of this year’s NHL Entry Draft. To call Fowler a stud would be an understatement. Amidst all the talk about Taylor versus Tyler, lost in the conversation has been the excellent puck-moving defenceman. He has an enormous offensive upside and makes the first pass out of his zone better than anyone else in the league with…

Football

2010 NFL Mock Draft

The NFL Draft has finally arrived, so I figured I’d get in on the fun and generate a first round of my own. Considering I struck out on my major free agent predictions, I’m hoping this one goes a little better. Without further delay, heres the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. 1. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma, This pick makes too much sense not to happen. The Rams need a face…

Hockey

Flyers, Devils: Formula for a seven-game series

When the NHL playoff match-ups were determined in the closing hours of last Sunday, there was a collective hustle to media outlets by fans of the coolest game on earth in order to see who officially fit where in Lord Stanley’s shuffle. All but one spot was determined coming into the day, and it was to be determined by an Atlantic division clash between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers. Unfortunately for the Rangers…

Football

TO and The Ocho

No, I’m not talking about a Terrell Owens reality show on ESPN 8. I’m looking at a potential destination for the mercurial receiver. A city that flirted with Owens earlier in the offseason, but decidaed to go a different route. The city of Cincinnati. When the National Football League offseason began with Owens leaving Buffalo to venture onto the open market, two AFC North teams were quickly linked with the six-time Pro Bowler. Cincinnati and…

Baseball

National League 2010 at a glance

When the calendar flips to March, not only is it time for spring training, but the baseball world is inundated with the nauseating clich that players are in the best shape of their lives. Each year, dozens of players make this statement. Interestingly they’re usually well past their prime, or look like Tony Gwynn post retirement. Nonetheless, spring training is a difficult time for baseball fans to gauge how their teams are looking with so…

Baseball

American League 2010 at a glance

When the calendar flips to March, not only is it time for spring training, but the baseball world is inundated with the nauseating clich that players are in the best shape of their lives. Each year, dozens of players make this statement. Interestingly they’re usually well past their prime, or look like Tony Gwynn post retirement. Nonetheless, spring training is a difficult time for baseball fans to gauge how their teams are looking with so…