In the NHL, shot totals will typically show the dominance of one team over another. The team with the most shots should usually win. However, that is not the case in the Eastern Conference Finals. Despite out-shooting the Tampa Bay Lightning 162-106 through four games, the Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves in a 2-2 series tie […]

Learn more ...

After years of trading championships, neither the Los Angeles Kings nor Chicago Blackhawks can win the Stanley Cup, so a different team will finally win the elusive trophy. Of the four teams that remain, the San Jose Sharks are the best. They are a balanced team built around both outstanding veterans and skilled youngsters. Their […]

Learn more ...

Wednesday night’s Game 7 between the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues looked as if it had all the elements of a classic playoff showdown. The two Central Division rivals had split the first six games of the series in exciting fashion, leading to this crucial junction that would determine which team advances to the […]

Learn more ...

Even though fall brings all of the excitement of football, playoff baseball, and the start of the NHL/NBA, I still think that spring is the most exciting time to be a sports fan. After this year’s thrilling finish to March Madness, both the NBA and NHL playoffs are now set to start in short order, and both should […]

Learn more ...

The Florida Panthers have been one of the biggest stories during the first half of the 2015-16 NHL season. General Manager Dale Tallon made an effort in recent years to surround his core of young talent with aging stars like Jaromir Jagr and Roberto Luongo to provide some stability while his top picks develop. And the […]

Learn more ...

With NHL teams growing more reluctant to let their top young talent reach free agency, huge free agent signings are becoming less frequent every summer. That trend is likely to change in 2016 though, as Steven Stamkos, Anze Kopitar, and Eric Staal are all still without contracts, while Stamkos and Staal in particular are expected […]

Learn more ...

The NHL regular season is always difficult to predict. Each season brings with it a unique set of surprises and disappointments that no one can ever fully anticipate. This season has continued that legacy with one of the most volatile starts to a season in memory; contenders have become lottery teams and a new generation […]

Learn more ...

It goes without saying that the sports industry is as cutthroat and competitive as any. Teams have been known to sacrifice integrity, money, and reputation if they think it will give them a better chance of winning in the future, and ‘tanking’ has even become a popular strategy amongst management groups across the four major […]

Learn more ...

Daily fantasy sports legality relies on a fairly tenuous designation as a game of skill instead of a game of chance. The logic goes that a random fool could not choose a team, or a program could not randomly set one, that has a decent chance of winning. The choosing of players makes it more […]

Learn more ...

It might be impossible for me to describe just how excited I am for the return of the NHL this week. While every new season offers its own unique set of story lines that generate intrigue for fans and players alike, this season will be particularly interesting for a number of reasons. The league is […]

Learn more ...