Archive for April, 2013

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Tonight the #4 seed out west, the St. Louis Blues, will host the #5 Seed Los Angeles Kings.  To help us gauge the series and fill in the cracks about the Blues, StLouisGametime.com‘s “Hildymac” jumped over the boards for a shift with us.  Make sure to follow them on Twitter at @StLouisGametime.

1. Last season the St. Louis Blues were one of the victims of the Los Angeles Kings during their improbable run to the Stanley Cup.  This season they didn’t win a single game during the season series.  Why haven’t the Blues been able to solve the Kings? Read the rest of this entry »

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Tomorrow night the Western Conference’s #3 seed, the Vancouver Canucks, take on the #6 seed San Jose Sharks.  To give us a preview of what’s the be expected and some background on the Canucks, we called upon Mark from NucksMisconduct.com. Make sure to give them a follow on Twitter at @NucksMisconduct.

1.  I guess the most obvious place to start would be in between the pipes.  After Roberto Luongo’s meltdown in the 3rd period in Edmonton and Corey Schneider’s “injury”, what is the state of the goaltending for the Canucks? Read the rest of this entry »

Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings are the Western Conference’s #7 seed.  They will be taking on the Anaheim Ducks.  We called upon JJ from WingingItInMotown.com to give us some insight on the Red Wings.  Make sure to give them a follow on Twitter at @WingingItMotown.

1. Was there really any doubt that the Red Wings were going to make the playoffs for the 22nd straight year?

Oh there was plenty. Preseason expectations were to make the playoffs, but injuries and inconsistency can turn a mid-tier contender into a bubble team, especially in a shortened season. That’s exactly what happened with the Wings and Saturday night was the most-nervous I’ve been for a hockey game since game seven of the Sharks series two seasons ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Minnesota Wild

We have already covered the Chicago Blackhawks, now it’s time to check out their first round opponent.  The Minnesota Wild are being represented by the crew at HockeyWilderness.com.  Make sure to follow them as well on Twitter @HockeyWilderness.

They opened the questions to everyone at the site, so there will be multiple answers for each question.

1. The Minnesota Wild needed a victory in their season finale against the Colorado Avalanche to make the playoffs.  Can they ride that momentum into this opening round series against the #1 seed Chicago Blackhawks?  Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Blackhawks

Who’s ready for some playoff hockey?!?!

TSB is, that’s for sure.  We’ve sent out a Q&A email to a blog representing every playoff team to get an idea of where each team is heading into the playoffs.  Hopefully these will give you some insight on your favorite team or the one they are playing.

First up is the #1 seed in the Western Conference, the Chicago Blackhawks.  They are represented by Sam from TheCommittedIndian. com.   You can follow The Committed Indian on Twitter at @RealFansProgram

1. The Blackhawks steamrolled through the regular season in record-breaking fashion.  Is there any worry about a letdown against the 8th seeded Minnesota Wild? Read the rest of this entry »

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When the final buzzer sounded on Saturday night, ending the 3rd overtime of the game, the Chicago Bulls took a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Brooklyn Nets.

After an emotional victory like that, the Bulls seemed to have all the momentum heading into Game 5. Most experts were picking the Bulls to win Game 5 and end the Nets inaugural season in Brooklyn.

Then news broke that starting point guard Kirk Hinrich suffered a bruised left calf during the game, and would not play in Game 5. Hinrich is out indefinitely.

This gave the Nets life again, and they did not disappoint in their performance on the court. Brooklyn played well in all facets of the game, securing a 110-91 victory, and cutting the Bulls’ series lead to 3-2.

Only eight teams in NBA history have come back from a 3-1 series deficit, but I’m here to tell you why the Brooklyn Nets are about to be the ninth team to ever accomplish this feat.

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Rob Parker…remember that name? He used to be a regular on ESPN’s First Take alongside Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.

A few months ago, Parker made some comments about whether or not Robert Griffin III was “a brotha or a cornball brotha”. These comments were extremely controversial, and ESPN ended up firing Parker just days after they were made. (comments after the jump)

Earlier this morning, NBA center Jason Collins admitted to being gay. He is the first professional athlete to still be playing and come out as a homosexual.

Jason Collins coming out is not the issue. The issue here is what Chris Broussard said in an interview this morning on ESPN’s Outside The Lines. (comments after the jump)

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I don’t know if you guys have been paying attention to the news lately but Jason Collins came out of the closet this morning. Yeah, I know. Who cares? None of us should really give a damn what we do behind closed doors. As long as it doesn’t hurt us, more power to you. You believe in that philosophy too? High five! We’re soooo cool. You know who’s not as cool as us? Chris Broussard. Read the rest of this entry »

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The comparisons were simply inevitable. T.J. Moe is a slot receiver out of the University of Missouri. He is small, white, not blazingly fast, but extremely quick, and very tough. Then he goes undrafted and signs with the New England Patriots, this is the easiest comparison of all time, T.J. Moe is in the mold of Wes Welker.

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Well, the writing was on the wall, but now it is official. After drafting quarterback Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft last Friday, the Jets decided that they no longer needed Tim Tebow, and have released him this morning.

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