“By Gum!” The Blues Might Just Do It!

The St. Louis Blues took a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final after a controversial Game 5, in which the eventual game-winner came after a missed penalty on St. Louis. Aside from the controversy, the Blues have not only won three games in this series, which is three more than they won in the […]

The Blues Are Now 1-13 in Stanley Cup Final Games

On Wednesday night, the St. Louis Blues, who are appearing in their fourth Stanley Cup Final, did something they’ve never done before: they won a game in the Final. When the NHL expanded from six to 12 teams in 1967, St. Louis, along with the five other new teams, played in their own division (the […]

Oh, Good. More Boston Teams in Championships

2018-19 continues to be the season of Boston sports teams in championship games or series. The Red Sox won the World Series this past fall, the Patriots won a boring Super Bowl in February and now the Bruins, as I said last week, were probably the best team left in the Stanley Cup playoffs, will […]

Stanley Cup: Sorry, But…Anyone but Boston

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are now into the conference finals and after a first round in which all four wild cards won which means all four division champions lost, whatever final four we got was fine with me. But I do have one, tiny request: Please! No Boston! I know it’s been eight years since […]

Welcome to the Bizarro Cup Playoffs

Four division winners have been sent packing for the summer, all four wild card teams are moving on and all-together, five lower seeds are moving on in the Stanly Cup Playoffs. I’ll lay it out in a different way to display how odd the playoffs are now: Lightning: Best Team in Hockey: Swept Capitals: The […]

The Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Best Playoff

It’s spring. Flowers are blooming, the temperature is rising and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are about to begin. First off, step off with your “hockey is a niche sport” and “nobody likes hockey”. Go watch Steph Curry and the Warriors win another NBA title. The Patriots have a monopoly on the Super Bowl and we’ll […]

The Hurricanes Are Jerks (And Damn Proud of It)

Hockey isn’t for everyone. But you know what everyone likes? Group celebrations. The National Football League lightened up on celebrations two years ago, leading to group celebrations and the “team photo” for defenses after turnovers. In the National Hockey League, the Carolina Hurricanes have become the game’s first team to have postgame home victory celebrations. […]