2015-2016 MVP of Each NHL Team in the Metropolitan Division

Images courtesy of allhabs.net, nhl.com, and CBS Sports. I’ll be compiling a list of the Most Valuable Player for each NHL team per division, starting with teams of the Metropolitan Division.  Columbus Blue Jackets: Left Wing (LW)-Brandon Saad In a season that was a very difficult one for the Columbus Blue Jackets, as they started 0-8-0 and had to fire their coach and hire John Tortorella, … Continue reading 2015-2016 MVP of Each NHL Team in the Metropolitan Division

Yankees’ Mark Teixeira to Announce Retirement Following This Season

Image courtesy of: mlb.com Despite saying in January that he wanted to play for five more seasons, it looks like the switch-hitting first baseman they call Tex, Mark Teixeira, will be hanging up the cleats after this season. He’s only batting .198 this season with 10 home runs and 27 RBIs, and he has struggled to play routinely, playing in only 77 games out of the 108 … Continue reading Yankees’ Mark Teixeira to Announce Retirement Following This Season

Should Aaron Sanchez Stay in the Starting Rotation?

Photo courtesy of: sportsnet.ca One of the most prevailing questions in the MLB, specifically for the Toronto Blue Jays, is if they should move 24-year-old pitcher Aaron Sanchez to the bullpen. I’m on the fence for this decision, as this decision will most definitely affect the Blue Jays’ season, and potentially, Sanchez’s future as a starting pitcher. Currently, Aaron Sanchez has a 2.71 ERA, good … Continue reading Should Aaron Sanchez Stay in the Starting Rotation?

Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade to Cleveland

Images courtesy of: cbssports.com In this article, I’ll describe why Jonathan Lucroy possibly vetoed the trade, and other trade options for the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cleveland Indians. Late on July 30th, it seemed like the Cleveland Indians had made a big addition to their backstop. Today though, it was revealed that All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy had vetoed the trade to Cleveland, as Cleveland was … Continue reading Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade to Cleveland

NHL Draft Day Round 1 Recap: The Picks and the Trades

Photo courtesy of the NHL twitter (@NHL) 1st Overall: Toronto Maple Leafs draft American Centre (C) Auston Matthews 6’2″, 216 lbs          Played in the Swiss Elite League for ZSC Lions 2nd Overall: Winnipeg Jets draft Finnish Right Winger (RW) Patrik Laine 6’3″, 201 lbs          Played in the Finnish Elite League (Liiga) for Tappara Tampere 3rd Overall: Columbus … Continue reading NHL Draft Day Round 1 Recap: The Picks and the Trades

Some Potential Las Vegas NHL Team Names

Photo courtesy of t-mobilearena.com After the NHL confirmed that Las Vegas will have a team for the 2017-2018 NHL season, speculation on the team name has heated up. In this article, I’ll cover some possible team names and colours for the Las Vegas team, acknowledging that the NHL has told Bill Foley, the owner of the team, not to include any name that relates to … Continue reading Some Potential Las Vegas NHL Team Names

What Every NHL Team Should Do at the Draft (Part 3 of 3)

Photos courtesy of: novacapsfans.com and cbssports.com Here’s the last quick little look at what each NHL team should be planning to do on Draft Day on June 24th and 25th, 2016. Here are the last 10 teams: (draft picks indicate how many draft picks and what round) Ottawa Senators Draft Picks: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th The Senators are a really tricky team. With players … Continue reading What Every NHL Team Should Do at the Draft (Part 3 of 3)

Toronto Maple Leafs Acquire Frederik Andersen for 2 Draft Picks

Image courtesy of cp24.com Today, June 20th, 2016, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired 26-year-old goaltender Frederik Andersen from the Anaheim Ducks for a 1st round pick in 2016 (from Pittsburgh, 30th overall) and a 2nd round pick in 2017. Andersen was set to be a restricted free agent this offseason. The Leafs have already signed Andersen to a 5 year deal with a cap hit … Continue reading Toronto Maple Leafs Acquire Frederik Andersen for 2 Draft Picks

What Every NHL Team Should Do at the Draft (Part 2 of 3)

Photos courtesy of: novacapsfans.com and cbssports.com With this quick little look at what each NHL team should be planning to do on Draft Day on June 24th and 25th, 2016. Here are 10 of 30 teams: (draft picks indicate how many draft picks and what round) Detroit Red Wings Draft Picks: 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Despite barely scraping into the playoffs, the Red Wings … Continue reading What Every NHL Team Should Do at the Draft (Part 2 of 3)

What Every NHL Team Should Do at the Draft (Part 1 of 3)

Photos courtesy of: novacapsfans.com and cbssports.com With this quick little look at what each NHL team should be planning to do on Draft Day on June 24th and 25th, 2016. Here are 10 of 30 teams: (draft picks indicate how many draft picks and what round) Anaheim Ducks Draft Picks: 1st, 3rd, 2 4ths, 7th Despite a bad start to the season, the Ducks got hot, … Continue reading What Every NHL Team Should Do at the Draft (Part 1 of 3)

James Shields Traded to Chicago White Sox for Prospects

Photo courtesy of calltothepen.com As expected, the San Diego Padres shipped starting pitcher James Shields to the American League. Rumours had swirled since as far back as last year that Shields was going to be traded, starting with the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox, with the rumours including the Chicago White Sox heating up this week, culminating in the trade that was agreed upon on … Continue reading James Shields Traded to Chicago White Sox for Prospects

Toronto Marlies’ Season Showcases Future Talents and Weaknesses

Photo taken by myself The Toronto Marlies’ season didn’t end as well as they would like to have imagined it. Instead of winning the Calder Cup, the AHL’s version of the Stanley Cup, they were eliminated in 5 games in the 3rd round of the playoffs. But, that doesn’t mean that the season was entirely wasted. Future Success Let’s start with what good things that … Continue reading Toronto Marlies’ Season Showcases Future Talents and Weaknesses

Jared McCann Trade Proves Canucks are in Trouble

Photo Credit: http://www.hockeysfuture.com On May 25th, the Vancouver Canucks sent almost 20 year-old forward Jared McCann, a second (33 overall) and a fourth (93 overall) round draft pick to the Florida Panthers for 24 year-old defenceman Erik Gudbranson and a fifth (139 overall) round draft pick. Now, this trade doesn’t really seem like much on the outside, but when you look deeper, the GM of … Continue reading Jared McCann Trade Proves Canucks are in Trouble

The Player That Could Have Been: Tony Hand

Photo via mirror.co.uk Tony Hand was a right-handed forward, born in 1967 in Edinburgh, Scotland, who spent his entire career (1983-2015), save for 3 games in the WHL, in the various British Hockey Leagues (BHL, BISHL, BNL, EIHL and EPL). You might be asking, well, why should I care about some Scottish guy who played hockey? Well, first off, his stats were unbelievable, with him … Continue reading The Player That Could Have Been: Tony Hand

Rougned Odor Gets 8 Game Suspension, 5 Others Given Suspensions

Photo via nydailynews.com Following Sunday’s brawl, suspensions were guaranteed to happen. Out of the brawl, there have been 6 suspensions given. Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, who threw the now infamous punch, will be suspended 8 games and fined $5,000. Odor has been solid in his 3rd season as a Ranger, batting .278 with 7 HRs and 21 RBIs. He has stated that he … Continue reading Rougned Odor Gets 8 Game Suspension, 5 Others Given Suspensions

Philadelphia 76ers Become 1st NBA Team to Have Ads on Jerseys

Photo from Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell on twitter)  The 76ers announced Monday that starting in the 2017-2018 season, the year that the NBA will begin its 3 year experiment with small ads on jerseys. The 76ers have sold all three seasons of the experiment at $5 million per season. This comes as no real surprise as the reveal for ads on uniforms has long since been … Continue reading Philadelphia 76ers Become 1st NBA Team to Have Ads on Jerseys

Rise in PED Suspensions Shows New Policy is Working

Pictures courtesy of MLB.com Following the 2012 season, the MLB had announced a new Drug Policy that included in-season blood test and a new test for synthetic testosterone. It was seen as a big step forward, and it’s obvious that it’s working. From 2013-Present, there have been approximately 24 suspensions for PEDs, while from 2005-2012, more than double the years of the new drug policy, … Continue reading Rise in PED Suspensions Shows New Policy is Working