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Fri, 30 Apr 2010 01:42:29 GMT
Stanley Cup Predictions Round 2

Wings v Sharks

Thornton, Marleau and Heatley combined for 1 goal, a combined -7 plus/minus and somehow they beat the Avalanche. Unless there big line wakes up and this isn't the 1st year the Thornton line sleeps thru the playoffs, then expect the Red Wings to win. Wings in 7.

Habs v Pens

OK, the Habs won the series, but solely on goaltending. As much as I think goaltending is the most important part of the game, you cannot win games consistantly when you are getting outshot 45 to 15 every night. Not to mention, they are playoff Sidney's Pens. Pens in 6.

Flyers v Bruins

The Flyers made the playoffs because the Rangers played worse. The flyers defeated the Devils because the Devils played worse. This isn't even a playoff worthy team. Marc Savard is returning to the Bruinds lineup that won round 1 without him. Bruins in 4.

Canucks v Blackhawks

A redo from last year. This series will likely produce the best hockey. I expect the winner to be in the Stanley Cup finals. I'm picking Luongo over Niemi, but it's pretty much a pick'em. Will Luongo and the Sedin's show up all series? Canucks in 7.

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 13:47:48 GMT
2010 Playoffs Update

Review of the series to date.

Avalanche v Sharks

Sharks are looking at another early exit from the playoffs. I blame Joe Thornton. It's hard to believe that one of the largest players in the league, plays one of the softest games in the league. Can Craig Anderson do it two more times?

Kings v Canucks

The Sedin's took over in the 3rd period to tie the series. This series is gonna come down to Luongo and the Sedin's will. Once again the NHL looks stupid by screwing up the kicking the puck into the net rule.

Preds v Hawks

Preds are surprising. I thought they might have a chance if the Hawks goalies fail, but other than one bad goal, Niemi has been primed. The Hawks offense appears to be on empty.

Wings v Yotes

Can one goalie defeat an entire team? Only in hockey. Illya Bryzgalov is the series. If he plays awesome, then the Coyotes win. If he plays great, then the Coyotes lose.

Habs v Caps

Habs are completely outclassed. Don't blame the goalies here. OK, maybe Theodore for blowing game one and almost blowing game two. The Caps are going deep. Only a goalie can stop them now (or maybe a Kid).

Bruins v Sabres

And I thought the Bruins couldn't score. With Vanek, the Sabres appear to have no offense. Their season is done. They need to shop for scoring depth to support the franchise; Ryan Miller.

Flyers v Devils

Flyers stunk down the stretch. WTF!? This series looks like a couple AHL teams. Devils are done. Flyers are done next rounds.

Sens v Pens

If the Ottawa citizens are really lucky, then they will be able to catch the Sidney Crosby show one more time. I can't wait for the Pens v Caps semi-final. This'll be a classic.

Sat, 17 Apr 2010 14:54:02 GMT
Cutest Emails

I get the cutest emails from young kids who think that their fav athlete will get emails sent to Talk-Sports. Here's the latest.

HI SIDNEY  I     AM NINE YEARS OLD  I JUST HERD    that you had web pages!!!!!!$$$$$$                    i do not miss a game whether             it is 5:00   OR  10:00 AT NIGHT ........I     HAVE NOWNE     ABOUT YOU FOR SUM    YEARS !!!!
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 21:20:52 GMT
Marketa Linden Suing Talk-Sports
Marketa Linden, supposed girlfriend of Sidney Crosby, has informed us at Talk-Sports.com to expect a lawsuit in the next week from their London office. She intends to sue Talk-Sports for 1,000,000 in damages. I assume the amount is in pounds or euros but they did not specify. They claim Marketa was bullied in the Talk-Sports Sidney Crosby girlfriend forum and that members of Talk-Sports have made death threats towards Ms Linden. We were unable to confirm the claims and they have not provided us any proof of these claims.
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 13:43:19 GMT
Western 2010 NHL Playoff Predictions

Sharks v Avs

This series comes down to one player, Joe Thornton. Joe rarely shows up to big games and usually gets pushed around, which is odd considering he's one of the biggest players on the ice. I doubt Joe will show and the Avs are good enough to beat the playoff-hapless Sharks. Avs in 7.

Hawks v Preds

The Hawks have the Preds beat in every facet of the game, except goaltending. But neither team is impressive in net. The Hawks could lose on goaltending, but otherwise, they far outclass the Preds. Hawks in 5.

Canucks v Kings

The Kings have no playoff experience to draw on. Most teams with little playoff experience simply don't know that they have to play better and harder in the playoffs. They'll know next year. Canucks in 5.

Coyotes v Wings

The Wing were the best team down the stretch. They are back. Contending for the Cup. The Yotes are happy they actually made the playoffs. Bryzgalov might steal a game or two. Not enough to beat the Wings. Wings in 6.

Wed, 14 Apr 2010 13:29:49 GMT
Eastern 2010 NHL Playoff Predictions

Sens v Pens

Ottawa is using a rookie playoff goalie (Elliot). One of their stars (Kovalev) is hurt. They had the worst goal differential of any team that made the playoffs. They are playing the defending Cup champs. Pens in 5.

Flyers v Devils

Flyers made the playoffs by playing slightly less horrible than the Rangers. Remember, they only had to win one of their last two games and they almost blew that too. They are playing Boucher in net only because they don't have anybody else who is eligible to play. Devils in 5.

Bruins v Sabres

The Bruins can't score goals. They score even less goals when Marc Savard is injured. Yes, he's out for the series. They score even less goals when playing Vezina candidate Ryan Miller. I just can't see the Bruins scoring enough goals. Sabres in 5.

Caps v Habs

The Canadian, like the Bruins, can't score goals. The Caps can. I cannot see Halak being capable of keeping them in a 7 game series. Even if Theodore falters, the Caps have playoff proven Varlamov. Caps in 5.

Mon, 12 Apr 2010 23:00:22 GMT
2010 Brampton Battalion Salute Fans
2010 Brampton Battalion players salute their fans and leave the ice after getting swept by the Barrie Colts.

Mon, 12 Apr 2010 21:51:05 GMT
Hodgson's Final Salute to Brampton

Possibly Cody Hodgson's last salute to the fans of the Brampton Battalion. He was 3rd star in the fourth game of the Colts sweep of the Battalion.

Mon, 12 Apr 2010 15:02:26 GMT
Why Phil isn't in the Hot Seat

Did you know, Phil Mickelson's wife Amy reportedly had an affair with none other than Michael Jordan? Did you know, Phil reportedly has an illegit child with another woman? Why is it that Tiger Woods gets taken to the cleaners by NBC and CNN and Phil gets a mulligan?

See National Post article
http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/blogs/postedsports/archive/2010/04/12/phil-mickelson-s-picture-perfect-victory.aspx

Sat, 10 Apr 2010 01:39:49 GMT
Talk-Sports NHL Awards

If Talk-Sports could name the nominees for the major NHL awards, then here's what we would pick. Let the debate begin. Tell us who should win in each category and why. In a week or two, we will tell you our winners.

Hart (MVP)

  1. Sidney Crosby
  2. Ryan Miller
  3. Alex Ovechkin
  4. Henrik Sedin

Vezina (Best Goalie)

  1. Craig Anderson
  2. Illya Bryzgalov
  3. Ryan Miller 

Norris (Best Defenseman)

  1. Mike Green
  2. Duncan Keith
  3. Chris Pronger

Calder (Best Rookie)

  1. Matt Duchene
  2. Tyler Myers
  3. Tuukka Rask

Lady Byng (Best Wimp)

  1. Pavel Datsyuk
  2. Anze Kopitar
  3. Brad Richards

Frank Selke (Best Defensive Forward)

  1. Patrice Bergeron
  2. Mike Fisher
  3. Jay McClement

Jack Adams (Best Coach)

  1. Terry Murray
  2. Joe Sacco
  3. Dave Tippett
Fri, 09 Apr 2010 18:02:05 GMT
Mike Modano's Standing Ovation

Fans salute Mike Modano.

Thu, 08 Apr 2010 17:48:32 GMT
Tiger Woods Commercial
This is unbelievable.

Mon, 05 Apr 2010 13:45:43 GMT
Yet Another Lawsuit Against Talk-Sports

Thanks to one of our premier users, we were just informed that there's a lawsuit against Talk-Sports. Fortunate that you user informed us, because we've never heard of the lawsuit. The suppose lawsuit relates to comments posted on the Sidney Crosby forums about his supposed girlfriend Marketa Linden. We have received two abuse complaints from Marketa, but they were entirely exaggerated. This appears to be Marketa's blog. See the link below.

whatmarketawears

Sun, 04 Apr 2010 13:57:00 GMT
Nashville Superspeedway

On Friday, we stopped by the Nashville Superspeedway. The Camping World Truck Series race was that nice and the Nationwide the next day.

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At first, we parked the RV near the front entrace. As you can see, there was next to nobody there to watch truck qualifying and the practices.

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We hit merchandise alley.

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The Air Force brought in a pretty cool car. Each front seat has a 17 inch screen.

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Hornaday drove this truck two years ago.

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This is Brad Keselowsky's new ride. Both my elder kids were allowed to sit in the car. The youngest was back at the RV.

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Then we moved the RV to the top of the nearby cliff and we were able to watch practice and qualifying without paying a dime.

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But before the truck race started, someone came by and asked us for our tickets. We left before the race.

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Thu, 01 Apr 2010 19:38:13 GMT
NBA All-Star Team

Announcing Talk-Sports' 2009-10 NBA All-Star Team.

The starters are...

The bench includes...

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