January 2013

Baseball

The YouTube Cure for Your MLB Offseason Woes

Major League Baseball is doing everything it can to integrate into the 21st century. As other major professional sports have, MLB is taking advantage of new and emerging technologies to connect with fans and provide unique experiences. YouTube alone lets you re-live all of the greatest – and not so great – moments in recent memory. Have a half hour to kill? Take a look for yourself.

Basketball

The Raptors are not who you think they are

The Toronto Raptors have had a remarkable turnaround to their season over the last few weeks. Since Andrea Bargnani was sidelined with an injury, the Dinos have been among the best teams in the NBA, at least according to their record. But to what should we attribute their recent success? Is it Jose Calderon, Kyle Lowry, or the lack of Bargnani on the floor?

Basketball

The Crossroads of Royce White

Royce White suffers from generalized anxiety disorder. He’s not hiding from that. However, it probably doesn’t help that he’s struggling to find comfort in his current situation in Houston. White and the Rockets are engaged in a public battle over where and how the young player’s career should progress, and how this scenario resolves itself may go a long way toward how future pro athletes with mental health issues are treated.

Hockey

NHL considering expanded playoffs?

The idea of an expanded NHL playoffs has been floated out there this week, and while the NHL and NHLPA haven’t formally discussed adding four teams to the postseason, the speculation for the format and duration of the extra series has taken over the hockey world. Does the idea have any merit, or is it just more pie in the sky thinking for fatigued hockey fans?

Hockey

Man among boys: Dominating the World Juniors at 17

While the likes of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jonathan Huberdeau are performing as expected, it’s Jonathan Drouin who is unexpectedly helping to carry his Canadian teammates through this year’s World Juniors. Drouin is making the most of his tournament, raising his stock – and likely draft position – with every game he plays as he hopes to help Canada reclaim gold after a multi-year drought.