Murrell Francis

Even though I currently live overseas, I consider Canada as my home and native land. I look forward to interacting with you as I share stories and opinions from the North American sports scene.

Is This the Year of the Lakers? Three Reasons Why

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When the NBA Western Conference Finals commence next week, the Los Angeles Lakers are likely to face their crosstown rivals the Clippers.  While both teams share their regular-season home arena the Staples Center, this potential series will have a similar feel since both the Lakers and Clippers will be sharing an arena in Orlando as …

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Boston Celtics: Contending For an NBA Championship

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As the NBA playoffs move into the conference semi-finals, there is a separation from championship contenders and pretenders. The general consensus for the contenders has included the Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Clippers.  Let’s consider another team that deserves to be in the conversation: the Boston Celtics. The 17-time NBA …

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Previewing and Predicting Conference Semi-Finals

Stanley Cup Playoffs

As the quest for Lord’s Stanley’s Cup continues, we had to say good-bye to eight more teams who were eliminated from playoff contention. With eight teams remaining, we preview the four series which make up the Eastern and Western Conference Semi-Finals. The conference semi-final playoffs begin this weekend. The Eastern Conference will be played at …

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