Category Archive: NHL

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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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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