Canada’s Love-Hate for Crosby, Russia’s Love for Ovechkin

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The Sochi Olympics are 19 days away and hockey fans around the world anxiously wait to see their countries go head-to-head on the world’s biggest stage for international hockey.  With the countries having rounded out their rosters, the teams shift their focus to the task at hand and all striving for that elusive gold medal […] READ MORE


Memory Lane – Hockey Hall of Fame Exemption Rule

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The Hockey Hall of Fame is a cherished enshrinement that professional athletes who lead in their profession of hockey will quietly begin to pay attention to as their careers near the end.  Children playing road hockey in neighborhoods around the world are not playing for the Hall of Fame, they’re playing for that elusive Stanley […] READ MORE


Carey Price is the Most Misunderstood Goaltender in the NHL

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Carey Price and his career with the Montreal Canadiens has been tumultuous, to say the least.  He was thrusted into the starting role in early 2008 as a rookie 20-year-old goaltender, for a team that unexpectedly finished first overall in the now defunct Northeast Division and also first overall in the Eastern Conference.  Up-and-down play […] READ MORE


Team Canada Announces Roster for Sochi Olympics

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  Today Steve Yzerman and Hockey Canada announced their 25 man roster for the Sochi Olympics. Forwards: Patrice Bergeron (BOS), Jeff Carter (LAK), Sidney Crosby (PIT), Matt Duchene (COL), Jamie Benn (DAL), John Tavares (NYI), Ryan Getzlaf (ANA), Chris Kunitz (PIT), Patrick Sharp (CHI), Jonathan Toews (CHI), Patrick Marleau (SJ), Rick Nash (NYR), Corey Perry […] READ MORE


2013 was a Great Year for LGBT Athletes – or was it?

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2013 was a few months old and the story broke that the first professional athlete in a major professional team sport in North America was coming out as a gay athlete – while still active in his career.  The story and news of Jason Collins spread quickly with even the President of the United States […] READ MORE


Numbers from the NFL 2013 Season; From the Impressive to the Absurd

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In a season when Peyton Manning broke the single-season records for touchdowns and passing yards, records previously held by Tom Brady and Drew Brees, it is without question the greatest regular season of football the NFL has ever witnessed from a quarterback.  There are some numbers we here a lot of, there are others no […] READ MORE


NFL Playoffs Preview: Green Bay and the Mobile Quarterbacks

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The Green Bay Packers did what they had to do in the final week of the season, really the final play of the season, in order to secure the NFC North and book their ticket to the playoffs. Now that an up-and-down season is behind them, they look ahead to the San Francisco 49ers who […] READ MORE


Canada tops Slovakia at WJC in an Underwhelming Performance

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Before I get into what I really have to say, let’s be clear that when the game was on the line late, Canada scored four goals, three of which counted.  The McDavid goal that was waved off was European officiating at its’ finest.  It didn’t prove to be a controversial call though, with Canada tying […] READ MORE


Questions have been Answered; Rousey is a Top-10 P4P Fighter

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Ronda Rousey defended her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship belt this past Saturday night at UFC 168 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.  It was the co-headline fight for the much anticipated year-end event for the UFC, although I could list a few fights that I had been anticipating more.  Silva vs Weidman, Browne vs Barnett, […] READ MORE