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Three Takeaways From Week Three Of The NFL season

[caption id="attachment_15645" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo Credit: AP Photo/Mike McCarn[/caption] 1. The New York Giants are in trouble.  Big Trouble.  After a 38-0 trouncing courtesy of the Carolina Panthers (the 0-2 Carolina Panthers, mind you), the Giants are now 0-3.  Less than five percent of teams to start a season 0-3 have made the playoffs, and the Giants don’t look like a team that is ge ...

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Five Questions For The Philadelphia Flyers

[caption id="attachment_15445" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Photo Credit: US Presswire[/caption] 1.   Who's your starting goaltender?  General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers Paul Holmgren committed an enormous amount of money to Ilya Bryzgalov with a nine-year, $51 million contract signed in 2011.  Now, the Flyers are saving roughly $6 million every season without Mr. Universe under contract.  Natur ...

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Five Questions For The New Jersey Devils

1. Thanks Ilya, now what? The Devils lost their superstar Ilya Kovulchuck to the KHL in Russia a couple months ago, and the perennial scorer has left the Devils with an enormous hole in the middle of their lineup.  The consistent 80-point performer passes the torch to new leading New Jersey scorer, Patrick Elias, who put up a mere 36 points in the lockout-shortened season.  Kovulchuck really destroyed the D ...

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Daniel Alfredsson, What Are You doing?

Last week, the lifetime Ottawa Senator, Daniel Alfredsson signed with the Detroit Red Wings, prolonging his already lengthy 17-year career.  Alfredsson was drafted in the 1994 NHL draft by the Senators during the sixth round.  He has been the captain of Ottawa since 1999, yet walked away from the city that embraced him in the twilight of his career, rather questionably. [caption id="attachment_14770" align= ...

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Stanley Cup Final Preview & Prediction

After a sprint of a lockout-shortened 2013 season, the NHL playoffs have whittled down to two original six teams, making this the first time this has happened in over 30 years.  From the Western Conference hails the Chicago Blackhawks; a team built on depth and consistency, which dominated the entire conference for seemingly the entire year.  From the Eastern Conference, the Boston Bruins come in as underdo ...

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Norris Trophy Preview

The 2013 field of Norris Trophy finalists features three players who have never won the award before: P.K. Subban, the young Montreal Defenseman, Kris Letang, the well-rounded Pittsburgh d-man, and Ryan Suter, the high-profile free-agent signing.  Some of the league's favorites were left off of the ballot, like Boston’s Zdeno Chara, Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson (Achillies injury), Nashville’s Shea Weber, Chicago’ ...

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NHL: Eastern Conference Finals Preview

Although the Bruins came into the Stanley Cup Playoffs as a four seed, there was no doubt in my mind that they were the second-best team behind none other than the Pittsburgh Penguins who have home ice over the Bruins in this best-of-seven series.  Both teams have been dynamite throughout the playoffs, coming off of two rather easy series.  The Penguins dismantled the Senators in five games, and the Bruins ...

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