Posts tagged "playoffs"

10 Players Most Needed To Make An Impact On MLB Playoff Races

10 Players Most Needed To Make An Impact On MLB Playoff Races
As the baseball season sprints towards an exciting postseason, there are teams starting to separate from the pack. And every roster involved in the playoff discussion has a few guys that are catalysts for their team’s hopes of winning the World Series crown. Let’s look at ten players who could be the biggest impact on... Read more »

Brian Urlacher Defends Lovie Smith, His Only Chance At Returning to Soldier Field

Brian Urlacher Defends Lovie Smith, His Only Chance At Returning to Soldier Field
Fans in Chicago love Brian Urlacher. He was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2000, NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2005, and has been arguably the best inside linebacker of his generation not-named-Ray Lewis. Urlacher’s #54 has sold more jerseys in this town than anyone, perhaps even including the great Walter Payton.... Read more »

LeBron James Flops: Why Nobody Respects "King" James (video)

Memo to LeBron: Michael Jordan never won a drama critics award.
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LeBron-Michael Jordan Argument from "Bad Teachers"

As if Chicago needed another reminder of how fake LeBron’s “greatness” is….

Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls Own Miami Heat in Game One

Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls Own Miami Heat in Game One
Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng combined to score 63 points. Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James combined to score 63 points. And the Bulls have a bench. Have I mentioned Taj Gibson yet? The Bulls bench was dominant, their bigs were too much and their effort was better than Miami could offer... Read more »

Jonathan Toews Defense Becoming More Impressive the Longer the Vancouver Canucks Play

Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler is making a strong case for the Conn Smythe Trophy this spring. And, the better Kesler plays, Jonathan Toews’ performance against him in the first round of the NHL playoffs becomes increasingly impressive. The Predators’ defense finished the regular season ranked third in the NHL, allowing only 2.32 goals per game. Shea... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Lose OT Thriller, Season Ends in Vancouver

Chicago Blackhawks Lose OT Thriller, Season Ends in Vancouver
Fans of the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks were treated to arguably the greatest series between a 1 and 8 seed in the history of the NHL. Unfortunately for Chicago’s fans, the final horn ended with the score favoring the wrong side. A heartbreaking whiff on a bouncing puck by Chris Campoli gave Alex Burrows... Read more »

Blackhawks-Canucks: Why Vancouver's Kevin Bieksa Should Be Suspended [video]

Here is how the NHL rules outline the Instigator Rule: “46.12 Instigator in Final Five Minutes of Regulation Time (or Anytime in Overtime)- A player who is deemed to be the instigator of an altercation in the final five (5) minutes of regulation time or at any time in overtime shall be assessed an instigator minor... Read more »

Dave Bolland Returns, Blackhawks Blow Canucks Out of Chicago

Let’s not waste time with the box score. Kevin Bieksa should have received an instigator penalty for jumping Viktor Stalberg in the final five minutes of the game. And Raffi Torres, who the NHL decided didn’t need to be suspended again, got kicked out and was hit with 10 penalty minutes. Torres went out of... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Down 3-0: Eulogy Time or Forward Thinking?

Chicago Blackhawks Down 3-0: Eulogy Time or Forward Thinking?
On Sunday night, the Blackhawks again pressured the Canucks just enough to lose an exciting game. They’re now down 3-0 in the series. Is it time to write the Blackhawks off? Should the playoff beards come off with the golf club covers? If it was October, I would write about how the Hawks were playing... Read more »