Summer is coming to an end, and that only means one thing to soccer fans: the return of Premier League action. Now, as a Newcastle fan it’s been a long year without seeing my team in the top tier, but along with the new season comes a new feeling of excitement (although it’s likely to be short-lived). With some familiar faces in new places, let’s take a look at what to expect this season before kick off with Arsenal taking on Leicester Friday afternoon. Read more
For the last 12 years, the Major League Soccer All-Star Game has featured the best players in the league against a club from Europe. Surprisingly, the MLS has done well in these games, owning an 8-4 record. But now, it’s time for the MLS to join the other major leagues in North American and have a Conference vs. Conference All-Star Game. Read more
Since Free Agency began on July 1st, we’ve seen a lot of big names sign in new places. Kevin Shattenkirk signed a 4 year contract with the New York Rangers, Patrick Marleau signed a 3 year deal with the Leafs, but one of the most prolific names in the history of the NHL remains without a new home. Read more
Team #31 finally has a roster, but how good is it?
Playoffs in their first season? It seems unlikely, but the NHL’s newest franchise should be more competitive than some might think.
Before I get into this, I just want to say that I really hope I’m wrong. I hope that when these two finally step in the ring together that we get to see one of the best fights in recent memory. But we were all expecting big things a few years ago when Mayweather took on Manny Pacquiao back in 2015 and look at how that fight turned out.
Another round of the NHL Playoffs has come to an end, and we’re left with only two teams. In the Western Conference, the underdog Nashville Predators have been the surprise of the playoffs this year, taking down Chicago, St. Louis and Anaheim on their path to the Finals. From the Eastern Conference, the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to be the first back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions since the Red Wings repeated in 1997 & 1998. They beat out Columbus, Washington and Ottawa en route to their shot at the Cup. With Game 1 set for tonight, let’s take a look at the series and I’ll tell you why the Predators are going to stun the defending champs. Read more
On Wednesday night, the second round of the NHL playoffs came to an end in one of the most exciting ways possible: not one, but TWO Game 7’s.
First, the Penguins went into Washington and shutout the Capitals on their way to another series win for Crosby over Ovechkin. After coming back from a 3-1 series deficit to tie the series at 3, the Capitals looked to head back to the Verizon Center and complete the comeback. Honestly, I was really looking forward to all the “Pittsburgh blew a 3-1 lead” jokes. And for the sake of my bracket, I was hoping that Washington would move on. However, the Penguins decided they didn’t want to be added to the list of teams to have blown a massive lead in the last year or so. Washington struggled to generate offense, Ovechkin was quiet and Marc-Andre Fleury was playing like it’s 2009, making 29 saves. Pittsburgh advanced with a 2-0 win, and will look to get ready to take on the Senators.
The second game of the night featured the young, up and coming Oilers against the older and experienced Ducks. After putting up 7 goals in Game 6, Edmonton looked to be in control of the series heading into the final game. But it turns out they should’ve saved some of those goals, because they could’ve used them in Game 7. After scoring early in the game, the Oilers offense was held in check, being held to just 3 shots in the 2nd period and 8 shots in the 3rd. Andrew Coglianio tied the game in the 2nd, Nick Ritchie scored the game winner a few minutes into the final period, and the Ducks managed to hold on for the win and will move on to play the Predators. Read more