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Stanley Cup Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars

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After nearly two months of play in the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton, one more team, either the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Dallas Stars will have their bubble burst as the other emerges as the 2020 Stanley Cup Finals champions. The Stars won two games against the Lightning in the regular season, each in overtime (4-3 on December 19; 3-2 on January 27) The Lightning representing the Eastern Conference made it to the Finals taking this route: 4-2 …

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NHL Made the Right Move to Postpone Games Amid Protests

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In a tumultuous turn of events in the sports world on Wednesday evening, the NBA postponed all three of their playoff games.  Players from the Milwaukee Bucks chose not to play their game versus the Orlando Magic due to the shooting of a black man by a white policeman this past Sunday. While this event sparked outrage by many players in the league, the trickle-down effect was felt across other professional sports leagues in the US. Three WNBA were postponed.  …

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Previewing and Predicting Conference Semi-Finals

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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 Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, the Eastern Conference hub city. The Western Conference series will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton, the Western Conference hub …

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Three Stars of the Week

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Three Stars Of The Week

  The 2020 National Hockey League Playoffs began this past week and per usual the postseason has produced several moments of great sports drama on the frozen pond as well as off the ice.  At the conclusion of any NHL game, there is a selection of the best three players who stood out in the game.  This is similar to the “Man of the Match” concept, and in hockey, it’s referred to as the “Three Stars”  In this article, I …

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Who the LA Kings should draft 2nd overall

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Almost since the moment the world was introduced to Alexis Lafreniere, he has been the front runner to be the #1 overall pick in the 2020 NHL draft. But the 2nd overall pick, held this year by the LA Kings, is not as black and white. Let’s look at the potential players who could be chosen 2nd overall by the Kings in this years NHL draft. Tim Stutzle , 18 , C/LW , Adler Mannheim (DEL)  6’0 , 187lbs  – …

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National Hockey League 2020 Playoffs in Place

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While we don’t have an exact date of when we will see the puck drop in the National Hockey League, whenever it does, the league will jump right into the playoffs after announcing that the regular season has officially concluded. That being said, we already know who some of the league’s award winners are.  The Boston Bruins are the President’s Trophy winners as they lead the league standings with 100 points. Leon Draisait of the Edmonton Oilers wins the Art …

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Bye Bye Babcock- Leafs Changing Things Up Behind The Bench

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It felt like the writing was on the wall after another first-round playoff exit when GM Kyle Dubas failed to confirm the head coach’s job security. The Toronto Maple Leafs were officially underperforming and changes were coming. But after surviving a tumultuous offseason that saw a ton of new faces enter the lineup, it was this latest slump that sealed the fate of a probable Hall of Fame coach. Mike Babcock is now out as the head coach of the …

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Boston Bruins off to winning start.

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Rask and Halak have been sharp to start the Bruins season. Goaltending has been the key to Bruins strong start. The Bruins have begun their “Revenge Tour” after failing to capture the Stanley Cup last season. The team starts off their 2019/20 NHL campaign with a four game road trip. The first game to start the season was on Opening Night against the Dallas Stars and after a quick start with two goals on their first two shots of the …

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An Ode to the St. Louis Blues

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Flashback to January and tell me who the hell would have seen this coming from the St. Louis Blues? Dead last in the NHL standings in January. Now, they are Stanley Cup Champions. How did they get here? An Unexpected Lift in Goal January 7th vs the Philadelphia Flyers is where the story of Jordan Binnington really began. His first career NHL victory came that very night and it was also his first career NHL shutout. Up until this point …

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The Toronto Maple Leafs: Better, Worse, or The Same?

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The Toronto Maple Leafs: Better, Worse, Or The Same? The Toronto Maple Leafs have made the playoffs two straight years. However some big pieces have moved in the offseason including the acquisition of John Tavares and dropping the likes of JVR and Bozak amongst others. In this article over a quarter of the season in we will look at The Toronto Maple Leafs and if they are better, worse or the same as last year. We will also take a …

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