When the puck dropped last night across the five games that open the Stanley Cup playoffs, a new season began. In theory, every team has a shot at th...
At certain times on the calendar the volume and quality of sport on offer to fans and competitors alike overflows the capacity for any single person to absorb. It is an embarrassment of riches and at present we are in the midst of one such bonanza of events. Where to begin?
By Laura Woods, Contributor Game One of the Stanley Cup finals was held on Monday, May 30, at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburg...
Many people make a career predicting what will happen in sports. Sage users have predicted bold upsets, Super Bowl winners, MVPs and more for 2016. Agree or disagree, we're in for another great year in sports!
Winning a championship in any professional sport is a war of attrition. Getting to the top in the National Hockey League takes added resolve and finesse. An 80-game season alone takes its toll on teams.
I "didn't catch" any of the Stanley Cup final on Monday night, but I was fortunate enough to hear all about Chicago's victory from someone's air horn and impromptu illegal fireworks show.
Sports Spectacular held their 30th annual gala last weekend, to honor NBA superstar Russell Westbrook and Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings. The charity organization, celebrated the event with many high-profile athletes and celebrities in support of the benefit.
Who's going to be hotter -- the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Chicago Blackhawks? Streakiness is one of the concepts -- like clutchness, choking, and luck -- that we often use to make sense of a multi-game series like the Stanley Cup Finals.
While you can pinpoint with some accuracy who the likely contenders for the Stanley Cup are, there is still quite a bit of variance in the actual winner once you narrow down the field.
There is so much positive press out there for Toronto being a huge market that could support two NHL teams... I suppose they mean financially support two teams, cause the way I see it -- we can't emotionally support the team we have.
I should not have been thinking about hockey at my dear friend's father's funeral. However, on May 4, 2014, at age 44, I publicly declared myself a New York Rangers fan, and today, I still can't remember what else I used to think about.
So the World Cup is on and in North America the sports calendar is clear. The next three weeks will no doubt produce many great matches, wonderful play, and a few surprises, and the world will be enthralled by the action.
I remember one time I worked a game in Los Angeles where I kept going to the non-congested areas with the best angle of the slot and net. Inevitably, I bumped into Wayne Gretzky as he arrived at the same spot.
Stanley Cup? World Cup? Baseball? No matter your game, there is nothing better than watching with a good sports-loving crowd and great food and drink....
Hockey is an emotional game, especially in the playoffs. Nevertheless, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle the emotions. One thing a player can never do, however, is use physical force against an official.
2013 was an exciting, awkward, frustrating, and confusing year in Illinois. Join us as we take a look back at some of the most memorable highlights fr...