Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. The New Jersey Devils are one of the big winners in this years free agency period due largely to the fact that they resigned star goalie Martin Brodeur (pictured above).
By Nick Craddock
Two weeks ago the NHL free agent frenzy (not sure if you could call it that this year) began, and in the spirit of prematurely judging things, here is a compilation of the winners and losers of the free agency period thus far.
New Jersey Devils: The Devils lost captain Zach Parise to his home state Wild (see below), but every true hockey fan knows that the real heart, soul, and leader of the Devils is Martin Brodeur, who resigned with the team for two years. Brodeur’s contract all but guarantees that the 40-year-old goalie will see out his Hall of Fame career with the only team that he has ever known.
Replacing the void of Parise will not be an easy task, but as the old adage goes: Defense wins championships, and Brodeur’s stellar play almost won the Devils a Stanley Cup title this past June.
One thing’s for sure: People in the Garden State will be able to forget about Parise much quicker than they would have been able to forget about their starting goalie for the past two decades had their beloved Marty left. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of otrsportsonline.com. We now know that the Green Bay Packers will not go undefeated. How will Jermichael Finley (pictured above) and the Packers respond to their first loss since December 19, 2010?
By Josh Kramer
The bowl game matchups were not flattering this weekend by any means. Fortunately, two of the three games went down to the wire. In addition, there was another jam-packed schedule of college hoops in which Xavier, in their first appearance since the “Crosstown Brawl,” got slaughtered at home by Oral Roberts. There is so much going on in sports as we prep for the New Year. Here are the events to keep an eye on this week.
5. Concussions continue to plague the NHL worse than any other professional sports league. Sid “the Kid” headlines a very long list of NHL star players currently sidelined by concussion related injuries. Players such as Kris Letang, Claude Giroux, Jeff Skinner, and of course Chris Pronger. Despite the unfortunate injuries, the beat goes on in the NHL. The marquee matchup of the week takes place tonight in Canada. Continue reading
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I got the 22-year-old scoring machine Kevin Durant (pictured above) bringing home the All Star Game MVP on Sunday.
It is yet another Monday in the sporting world. And things are as good as ever. Basketball is at full blow in both the Collegiate and the Professional ranks. The hockey ice is beginning to heat up. And Spring Training is upon us!
Lets take a look at this week’s top 5. Continue reading
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