Baseball

Ironic shortage of All-Stars in MLB All-Star Game

When is an All-Star Game actually going to be all-star? This year’s MLB All-Star Game was for all intents and purposes a great ball game, not only to watch but to play in. All the players stuck around until the end of the game instead of leaving faster than Monica Lewinski when Hillary walked in. […]

Hockey

Flyers vs. Blackhawks: Who exactly is watching?

It’s very easy to say that hockey is Canada’s game. But as the Stanley Cup Finals carry on between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks, the question that needs to be asked is “who cares?” In cities across Canada, it’s nothing to see millions of hats and shirts of Canadian teams and then some […]

Hockey

Cam Fowler: The Forgotten One

Cam Fowler isn’t going to go first or second overall, but he may be the best player coming out of this year’s NHL Entry Draft. To call Fowler a stud would be an understatement. Amidst all the talk about Taylor versus Tyler, lost in the conversation has been the excellent puck-moving defenceman. He has an […]

Hockey

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a dead horse

When the Toronto Maple Leafs are down and out, you can find the media and their “fans” standing above, kicking them. Sure some people may think that the Leafs are the bane of the NHL, and they might just be. On Saturday the Toronto Sun published an article by Bill Lankhof where he says, “Brian […]

Hockey

Tyler Seguin: The Mystery Man

The name Tyler Seguin could be compared to that of Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness Monster. To many, the enigma of Seguin first appeared when the preliminary NHL Draft rankings were released and the last name that almost everyone had their own way of pronouncing was sitting atop the list above that […]

Other Sports

T’was the Year 2009

T’was the year 2009 and from Jan to December; Each month in sports was one to remember. In January, outdoor hockey was the most beautiful of things; At Wrigley the Blackhawks fell to the Wings. In ’08 at Beijing,¬†Phelps¬†owned fools like Kong; And he started ’09 by hitting the bong. In February, the Steelers took […]

Hockey

NHL Comebacks: Not for everyone

First Claude Lemieux, now Jason Allison and Theoren Fleury. Two players that have seen better days, yet they follow in the footsteps of many just like them. Too many. Players who have had a nice little picnic in the National Hockey League, achieved mediocre careers – at best – and made millions of dollars doing […]

Hockey

Penguins and Wings wage war for NHL dynasty

What does it take to really call a team a dynasty? Back-to-back championships? Or does a team have to win three in a row or three in four years? In the NHL, dynasties are recognized in the Hockey Hall of Fame and, to date, there are nine inductees. With back-to-back Stanley Cup Final appearances, both […]

Hockey

Matt Duchene: Flirting with First

Matt Duchene is often the forgotten one when talking about the top prospect in this year’s NHL Draft. Growing up in Haliburton, Ontario, kids have to find different ways to entertain themselves than the traditional movie watching and mall trips. Duchene spent his spare time firing pucks, playing road hockey and working out. It paid […]

Hockey

Ryan Ellis: Small kid, big deal

Ryan Ellis is the epitome of the phrase, “size doesn’t matter.” Listed as 5’10”, the slick skating Windsor Spitfires defenceman has heard his whole life that he is too small, and quite frankly, he doesn’t care. “Anytime someone points that out, it doesn’t bother me too much because I’ve proved a lot of people wrong. […]