Photo courtesy of loop48.com. Joey Chestnut (pictured above) looks to win his 5th consecutive Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest today.
By Josh Kramer
Happy 4th of July to all of you. It is time for another big week in the sporting world. What should you be watching for? What should you be in the known about? Have no fear, because the “Weekly Nickel” is here.
The following are the top five sporting events for the week ahead.
5. At least the NHL is having some positive action. Despite the current lockouts in two of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States, at least the NHL is still doing its normal thing. Lots of action in the past couple of days. And do not expect that action to stop. Brad Richards signed with the Rangers for 9 years and 60 million dollars. Goalkeeper, Tomas Vokoun is now a Washington Capital. And of course one of the greats of all time, Jaromir Jagr is returning to the NHL for one last go around. Continue reading
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By Nick Craddock
Jaromir Jagr will be playing hockey in the state of Pennsylvania again. But he’ll be donning a different jersey.
Today, the first day of NHL free agency (and fittingly Canada Day), Jagr signed a one-year contract worth $3.3 million with the Philadelphia Flyers, the fiercest Atlantic Division rival of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who Jagr helped guide to two Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992.
Having spent the past three seasons in Russia with Kontinental Hockey League’s Avangard Omsk, Jagr, 39, impressed while in Russia and at the IIHF World Championship in May, when Jagr scored a hat trick in a game against NHL-level competition for his native Czech Republic, proving he had plenty to offer any team. Continue reading
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Tagged Atlantic Division, Brett Favre, Evgeni Malkin, Green Bay Packers, IIHF World Championshipss, Ilya Bryzgalov, Jaromir Jagr, Jeff Carter, Kontinental Hockey League, Maxime Talbot, Mike Richards, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, NHL, Nick Craddock, Petr Svobda, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ray Shero, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup