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Bruins walk into Vancouver and walk away with the Cup

Photo courtesy of rtrsports.com. Tim Thomas (pictured above) was magnificent in holding a potent Canucks offense to 0 goals in Game 7.

By Nick Craddock

Tim Thomas finally stole a game in Vancouver. Turns out, it was the only game that mattered.

Thomas, who became only the second American-born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs’ most valuable player, completed his stellar series (make that season) by backstopping the Boston Bruins to a 4-0 win in game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals and their first championship since 1972.

Thomas played phenomenal in the previous three games in Vancouver, but his team only managed two goals versus his topsy-turvy counterpart Roberto Luongo. Luongo, normally a rock at home, was suspect in game 7. The Bruins’ second and third goals were particularly chintzy, and it appeared that Luongo may have had more of a hand in putting those goals in his net rather than keeping them out. Continue reading

“Weekly Nickel”

A rivalry renewed on Friday. All eyes in the baseball world will be on Fenway Park (pictured above) come Friday, as the Yankees and Red Sox square off for the first time of the 2011 season.

It’s another Monday.  And what a great week of sports in store for the upcoming 7 days.  Championship games, MLB Action, NFL Court Cases, and I could go on.  Strap in, because this week will be a wild ride.

Here is a look at the top 5. Continue reading

“Weekly Nickel”

Charles Barkley has found his way into helping out with calling some of the March Madness Games. Strap in for the greatest tournament we have in American sports.

It is the Monday following the one and only “Selection Sunday.”  What a week we have ahead in sports.  It is arguably the best sporting week we have all year.    The 1st, 2nd, and now 3rd rounds of the NCAA’s March Madness will take place.  Do your best to remain focused at work.  But make sure to utilize your mobile devices and dual monitors to keep in the loop on the day games if it is permitted at your respective offices.  You will not want to miss these early round games.

Now I will admit, everything else in sports kind of takes a backseat for the next few weeks.  The event of March Madness captures the entire country’s attention and really holds on for the better part of 3 weeks.  Will my bracket outdo yours?  Do I have a shot at winning my office pool?  Now is the time to show off your knowledge.  But as is the tradition on Monday’s, we will discuss the weekly top five.  Contrary to popular belief, the other sports do not go into actual hibernation during March Madness. Continue reading