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Weekly Nickel 10-10-2011

Photo courtesy of throughthefencebaseball.com. Ryan Braun (left) and Prince Fielder (right) are doing all they can to lead Milwaukee to the World Series in what may be their last year as teammates.

By Josh Kramer

It is blatantly obvious to anyone not living under a rock that the sporting world is absolutely rocking right now.  The MLB Playoffs are in full swing.  The pigskin is getting tossed around at all levels.  NBA labor negotiations are finally heating up.  And even the NHL is back in action.

Here are the events you should keep an eye on this week. Continue reading

Weekly Nickel 10-3-2011

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. The NHL season is set to get under way this week and sadly the game's biggest star, Sidney Crosby (pictured above) will be sidelined.

By Josh Kramer

The MLB playoffs are under way and have been a slug fest thus far.  College Football this weekend was defined by blowouts.  And the NFL slate was filled with improbable comeback victories.  Last week was great.  But do not sleep on this upcoming week.

Here are the events to  keep an eye on.

5.  It could be a do or die type of week in terms of NBA action.  Expect to learn more about what the future holds in terms of the 2011/2012 season, Kobe Bryant’s vacation plans, and more.  I have a feeling that we may know whether we are playing half a season or no season at all by weeks end (the chances of a full season are all but finished).

4.  NHL preseason hockey is over. Continue reading

First Half of 2011: The ball is over

Photo courtesy of The Epoch Times. 2011 started off with a fantastic BCS National Championship Game. Things have really gone sour with the NBA lockout beginning last night at midnight.

By Josh Kramer

We are at the half way marker of the year 2011. It is definitely hard to believe.  But 2011 has been an absolutely phenomenal year in the sporting world thus far.  Yet for every up, there has been a down sadly.  Here is a further look:

BCS National Championship Game (January 10th) Continue reading

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

Bruins bombard Luongo (again), force game 7

Photo courtesy of Online Gambling Blog. We head towards a winner take all Game 7 for the rights to the Stanley Cup.

By Nick Craddock

Roberto Luongo has let in two goals in the three games that have been played in Vancouver during these Stanley Cup finals.

He’s been less than stellar away from Vancouver, but surely it wouldn’t get any worse for him with a chance to clinch the cup in game 6 in Boston. Well…

Luongo let in two goals in a 35-second span in the first period, three goals on eight shots and after four Boston goals in 4:14 — a record for the shortest time to record four goals in Stanley Cup history —game 6 was effectively decided before the midway mark of the first period. Continue reading

Bruins facing must-win game going home

Photo courtesy of NHLSnipers.com. Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo (pictured above) posted a shutout tonight after consecutive horrific performances in games 3 and 4.

By Nick Craddock

The home cooking in the Stanley Cup finals continues to be one of, if not the most, decisive factor in the quest for the Cup.

There’s really no other reason to explain the discrepancies between both teams (Boston goalie Tim Thomas is still an exception to the rule affecting all the other players on the ice) when playing on home versus on the road. Continue reading

Bruins even the series with another blowout

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Tim Thomas (pictured above) has been outstanding and a main reason why Boston has been able to get back into the series.

By Nick Craddock

We have a series again.

After the Bruins dismantled the Vancouver Canucks 8-1 in game 3, which didn’t even require a blog post (mainly because I was out enjoying the summer weather — I can’t stay Canadian and pale forever, you know?), the Bruins thoroughly outplayed the Canucks en route to a 4-0 victory in game 4. Now, the series becomes a best-of-three for the right to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup. Continue reading