Category Archive: NHL

Mar 05

Trump Talks Legalizing Sports Betting: “We Wouldn’t Do It Lightly.”

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Sounds like a natural progression, right? Former casino owner, business wheeler and dealer Donald J Trump now is the 45th president of the United States. Will he finally be the one to overturn a 25 year old ban known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). In a nutshell, it prohibits …

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Jan 27

10 Friday Questions 1/27

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1. Where is your dream vacation destination? 2. Falcons or Patriots? 3. What would be the hardest thing for you to give up? 4. Do you like spicy food? What spicy dishes do you like? 5. Are you usually late, early or on time? 6. What was the last thing you ate? 7. Do you …

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Oct 20

No Guts, No Glory: Joel Embiid warns Ben Simmons that Donald Trump will deport him

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Ben Simmons finds himself with more time on his hands than he expected after he fractured a bone in his foot. Simmons used some of this extra time to take in the Presidential Debate on Wednesday night just like the rest of us. Also like the rest of us, Simmons decided to tweet his thoughts …

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Sep 04

Puck Daddy: Las Vegas NHL owner leaked fake nicknames, including Sand Knights

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Yeah, turns out it was total crap. As Las Vegas owner Bill Foley told NHL.com’s Nick Cotsonika, he registered and trademarked a series of fake names as a “misdirection ploy” from the preferred name the NHL had cleared and “a secondary name based upon the other ones.” Sand Knights was one of misdirections he admitted …

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Aug 16

Who Will Win The 2016-17 Stanley Cup?

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Ready to bet on the 2016-17 Stanley Cup winner? Let us be your guiding light and take our futures NHL advice so you make the right wager and win big. A year ago, would you have picked the Pittsburgh Penguins to win the 2015-16 Stanley Cup title? Sure you would have. Just like you had …

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May 23

May 23, 2016 Today in Sports History

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1876 – Boston’s Joe Borden pitched the first no-hitter in the history of the National League. 1922 – Gene Tunney was defeated by Harry Greb. It was Tunney’s only professional boxing defeat. 1926 – Hack Wilson became the first player to hit a home run off the Wrigley Field scoreboard. 1948 – Joe DiMaggio hit …

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Mar 04

The Sports Bank.net: Dick Vitale Thinks John Groce Deserves Another Season

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“I don’t agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” That’s a quote attributed to French Enlightenment Philosopher-Writer Voltaire, and there’s a debate over whether he actually even said that. I do not feel John Groce deserves the opportunity to return as Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s …

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Dec 25

The Sports Bank.net: Caitlyn Jenner-ESPY Publicity Stunt Tops 15 Most Popular of ’15

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The great Bob Costas nailed it. He referred to the Caitlyn Jenner ESPYs Courage Award as “a crass exploitation play.” That’s exactly what it was. Regardless of your feelings on Caitlyn Jenner, there was nothing commendable or courageous about how her ESPY came about. That was an agent-driven, publicist negotiated quid pro quo, and nothing …

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Dec 14

Puck Daddy: Ray Shero not looking to add ‘rental players’ to surprising Devils

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New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero won’t let his team’s surprising success force him to deviate from his plans for this season and beyond. Even though a deal for older more veteran talent could push the Devils further into the playoff picture for this year, Shero is taking a long view with his team. …

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Nov 10

Puck Daddy: Dean Lombardi calls out Team USA leadership

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TORONTO – The braintrust of USA Hockey has analyzed the failure of the 2014 Sochi Olympic team’s failure to medal from every angle. To hear World Cup of Hockey GM Dean Lombardi tell it, one aspect of that failure was a lack of leadership.* “Some of our top players, in that mid-range group in the …

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