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Stanley Cup Playoffs

Fan Guide to the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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So my Philadelphia Flyers have missed the playoffs this year. It is a sad time, but I guess it’s better than getting smoked by the Capitals in the first round. Thus, I am left asking myself, who do I root for this year? Which bandwagon do I jump on? Luckily I have a handy list that tells me which teams…

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Trusting the Process

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Trust the Process. #ttp. The battle cry of Sixers fans ever since beloved GM Sam Hinkie captured our hearts. Trusting the Process means SO much more than building a team through the draft. It means resurrecting a franchise. I am not old enough to remember the glory days of the Sixers from Wilt Chamberlain to Dr. Julius Erving. Luckily I…

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Pens Sharks

2015-2016 Season Wrap

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The darkest timeline is upon us. The Penguins are 2016 Stanley Cup Champs, and Sid won the Conn Smythe. I mean yes I hate the Pens because I am a Flyers fan, and I hate Crosby because he is so damn good (and a little baby), but the 2016 Pens seemed to annoy me WAY less than previous years. I…

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Let's See How Wrong I Was

Let’s See How Wrong I Was

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With the playoffs underway let’s take a look at my predictions from the beginning of the season. I’ll put the team and the corresponding prediction next to them. Pacific Division Predictions Anaheim Ducks: Playoffs LA Kings: Playoffs San Jose Sharks: Playoffs Arizona Coyotes: No Playoffs Calgary Flames: Playoffs Vancouver Canucks: Playoffs Edmonton Oilers: No playoffs. It doesn’t take a genius to…

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NHL Season Preview: Pacific Division

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Anaheim Ducks The Ducks lost a tough series to the Blackhawks last season, look for them to avenge that loss in the upcoming year. Key Additions F Carl Hagelin, G Anton Khudobin D Kevin Bieksa Key Departures D Francois Beauchemin LW Matt Beleskey RW Kyle Palmieri LW Emerson Etem Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf are still here so that immediately…

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NHL Season Preview: Central Division

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Arguably the toughest division in the NHL last season with four teams finishing with 100+ points St. Louis Blues In typical Blues fashion, St. Louis was shown the door in the first round of the playoffs last season after a STRONG regular season that saw them finish tops in the Central Key Additions None to report Key Departures F T.J.…

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NFL Top QB’s

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A while back we put our heads together and ranked the best players in all major sports. A caveat of this ranking was that they had to play at least five years during our lifetime. Since we were all born in 1989, five years of playing time since ’89 to the present. Here are our Top QB’s. This list is in…

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NFL Ten Best Non-QB

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A while back we put our heads together and ranked the best players in all major sports. For football we did QB’s on a separate list. Another caveat of this ranking was that they had to play at least five years during our lifetime. Since we were all born in 1989, five years of playing time since 89 to the present.…

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Top Daniel Briere Memories

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Daniel Briere announced his retirement today after 17 seasons in the NHL. In 973 career games, Danny B had 307 G, 389 A for 696 points. He will likely be remembered for his incredible playoff performances with 116 points in 124 playoff appearances throughout his career, perhaps none bigger than the 2010 postseason with the Flyers where he had 30…

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NHL Season Preview: Atlantic Division

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Montreal Canadiens The Habs finished first in the Atlantic and second overall on their way to the Eastern Semis evetually falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. Key Additions None to Report Key Departures None to Report A dominant regular season and an MVP performance from goaltender Carey Price last season had the Habs fans seeing Stanley. Unfortunately,…

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