Category Archive: NHL

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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Aug 03

Giving Christmas 2015

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I know it is August and that means the last thing you are likely thinking about right now is Christmas, but every year hundreds of charities start work for the holiday season at this time. This year SJ has the pleasure of sponsoring one of those awesome charities! We’d like to help these guys reach …

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Jun 29

Puck Daddy: Lord Stanley commandeers own float in Chicago Pride Parade

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On the heels of an historic Supreme Court decision, approximately one million people flooded the streets of Chicago in celebration of the annual Pride Parade. Yet, of all the attendees, only one could whip the hoards of people into a frenzy as it passed through – Lord Stanley’s Cup. The Cup, appearing on its own …

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Jun 03

Stanley Cup Prediction

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The Stanley Cup Final is finally here and it pits the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Lightning will have home ice advantage but as we have seen throughout the playoffs and especially in Game 7 of both Conference finals, it really does not matter. http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nhl/54470/172/stanley-cup-prediction

May 09

Jeff Pearlman: ESPN troubles ?

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It’s an interesting world. Woke up this morning to the news that Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN, after spending my hour of gym time last night watching SportsCenter and pretty much losing my mind. The two linked bonds? Simmons worked for ESPN, and ESPN feels … lost. It’s a weird thing. Until a few years …

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Apr 12

Who Wins? Rangers vs Pens

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The New York Rangers will have home-ice advantage. Head-to-head: NY Rangers: 3-0-1 Pittsburgh: 1-2-1 Last game played head-to-head: On Jan. 18 the Rangers chased Marc-Andre Fleury from the net after scoring four goals on 17 shots. Derek Stepan and Rick Nash both had two goals and the Rangers cruised to a 5-2 victory in Pittsburgh. …

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Apr 04

Member Spotlight of the Month — NDSMC78

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*NDSMC78, thank you SO much for doing this interview! I could not find that we had ever done one on you!! You and I have several things in common… I, too, nearly never watch TV…(I only keep the TV for football season). I could also eat pasta nearly every day…as long as there was pizza …

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