Archive for April, 2013

Stanley Cup

I don’t have a mullet, but I do have all of my teeth.  For these reasons I am not your average hockey fan, and by not your average hockey fan I mean I don’t watch the NHL.  I have more fingers on my hands than the amount of active professional hockey players I can name.  I was watching ESPN today and found out the Kings won the Stanley Cup last year.  Sweet.  Way to go LA (they play in LA, right?).

We have several avid hockey fans that blog for us here at TSB, I’m just not one of them.  I’m here to tell you who would win the Stanley Cup if team mascots were to fight each other in a 7 game series.  Let’s do this.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The Montreal Canadiens snagged the #2 seed in the East on the last day of the season.  Thursday night they will take on the #7 seed, Ottawa Senators.  To give us a hand from the Habs point of view, Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) of HabsEyesOnThePrize.com took a few shifts with us.  Make sure to follow the them on Twitter @HabsEOTP.

1. It was looking like we were headed towards a Canadiens/Leafs series in round 1 until the Bruins “helped” you out. Are you disappointed that match-up didn’t happen or more happy with the Northeast Division title? Read the rest of this entry »

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It was just an average Tuesday afternoon at Montclair State University in New Jersey….until Kyrie Irving showed up and decided to play pickup with the basketball team. Kyrie showed up, laced up his kicks, and put on a show for everyone that was in the gym.

Kyrie played high school ball at St. Patrick’s in North Jersey, so I guess that’s the reason he was around.

Kyrie has proven himself as one of the best point guards in the NBA, and these DIII kids had no chance.

Watch the video as Kyrie crosses these kids up, hits jumper after jumper in their face, and even shows off his dunking ability at the end.

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Thursday night the #7 seed in the East, the Ottawa Senators, head to Montreal to take on the #2 seed Montreal Canadiens. To give us the lowdown from the Senators perspective, we’ve reached out to Peter Raaymakers of Silversevensens.com.  Make sure to check the site out and follow them on Twitter at @SilverSevenSens.

1. Congrats on the big win in Boston. How important was it that the Senators avoided the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round? Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday night the #3 seed in the East, the Washington Capitals, take on the #6 seed New York Rangers.  To get a Caps point of view on this series, we spoke with Kevin Klein (@sickunbelievabl) from JapersRink.com.

1. It doesn’t seem like if would be the Stanley Cup Playoffs unless the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers met in the playoffs. It’s the 4th time in 5 years. Does that help or hurt the Caps chances of getting out of the 1st round? Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday night the #6 seeded New York Rangers head to the nation’s capital to take on the #3 seeded Washington Capitals.  To get some insight on the Rangers and what we can expect in the playoffs, Joe Fortunato of BlueShirtBanter.com is giving us a look at the series from a Rangers point of view.  Make sure to follow Joe on Twitter at @BlueShirtBanter.

1. The New York Rangers were picked by many to finish near the top of the Eastern Conference standings this year.  Why did they struggle and need a good April to make the playoffs? Read the rest of this entry »

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Tonight the #2 seed in the Western Conference , the Anaheim Ducks, take on the #7 seed Detroit Red Wings.  To help us out with the Ducks perspective on the series, we got into the “Flying-V” formation with Jen from AnaheimCalling.com.  Make sure to follow Jen at @WhatWouldJNDo and @AnaheimCalling on Twitter.

1. The Anaheim Ducks got off to a fantastic start this year, but played relatively inconsistently down the stretch, what was the difference early on in the season as compared to the end?  Read the rest of this entry »

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I am a die-hard New York Islanders fan and have been waiting for this for 7 years.  I sat in the Stanley Cup when I was 3 years old and have bled blue and orange ever since.  We are no longer the laughingstock of the NHL and Rick DiPetro is not on the roster.  So there will be no need for those kind of jokes anymore.

The New York Islanders shocked everyone covering the NHL this year except for TotalSportsBlog.com, and made the playoffs.  Whoever at TSB picked them to finish 8th was a real smart guy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday night the top seed in the east, the Pittsburgh Penguins face off in their opening round series against the #8 seed New York Islanders.  There is a bit of history between these two teams.  The fearless leader of Pensburgh.com “Hooks Orpik” (one of the best handles in all of the hockey blogging universe) spends 5 minutes in the box with us discussing the series from a Penguins point of view. Make sure to follow Pensburgh.com on Twitter at @Pensburgh.

1. The Penguins are the team in the Eastern Conference that none of the bottom 3 seeds wanted to face. Between the Isles, Rangers, and Senators, where do the Islanders fall in that group that you wanted to face? Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday night the 4th seeded Boston Bruins open their series at home against the 5th seeded Toronto Maple Leafs.  To get the Boston low-down on this series, we’re spending 2 minutes in the box with Sarah from StanleyCupOfChowder.com. Make sure to give her a follow on Twitter at @CupOfChowdah 

1. The Boston Bruins unfortunately lost their season finale to the Ottawa Senators, thus knocking them down to the #4 seed.  They will now take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The Leafs have had a massive turnaround this season.  How do the Bruins match up? Read the rest of this entry »