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O Romeo, O Romeo: A Farewell Letter To Baseball’s Most Misunderstood Star

Super Mega Baseball career retrospective

All Time Roster of players Who Never Received a Hart Vote

When it comes to sports we all love anomalies. A good what if story, a statistic or season that serves as a total outlier, underdogs that overachieved, legends that underachieved… We often talk about the greatest player to never win a ring or the greatest player to...

5 Veterans Who Are Turning Back The Clock This Year

The reverse retro jerseys aren't the only throwbacks this year as a number of players who seemed to be on their way out or on a steep decline have decided to turn back the clock. Joe Thornton: 41 years old When the Leafs signed Jumbo Joe to a deal it looked like it...

Why the Jake Allen Trade Is An Easy Win-Win for Habs and Blues:

The second trade of the summer has occurred and while it's not a blockbuster, this is great trade for all involved. Let's break it down. Montreal receives: Jake Allen 2022 7th round draft pick St. Louis receives: 2020 3rd round draft pick 2020 7th round...

The Best Half Second of Basketball in Raptors History

Kemba Walker with an all time great play to end the game… Only it doesn’t end the game. There’s half a second left on the clock and Kyle Lowry and OG Anunoby are about to connect for one of the greatest moments in Raptors history. It’s game 3 and the defending champs...

Bounced From The Bubble, What’s Next? – First Round

Canadiens: The Habs mini Cinderella run is over and this one is bittersweet. The 24th seeded team that really had no business being in the bubble at all shocked everyone by upsetting the Penguins and then took Philly to six games, actually outplaying them. The lowly...

Bounced from the Bubble, What’s Next? – Play-in Round

Leafs: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Kyle Dubas should heed the words of fellow Toronto manager, Masai Ujiri and realize that things need to change in Toronto. His tone-deaf end of season...

How often does a first overall pick lead to a Cup?

As the 2020 NHL entry draft approaches there has been a lot of buzz due to the hype of the top end talent this year and the controversial results of the draft lottery. There's always an aura surrounding the player pegged to go first overall in a draft but this year...

A Look Back At The Top Moments From The 2019-2020 NHL Season

With the NHL and just about every other league on pause I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the happier, fun, lighter and all around awesome moments so far this season.

Catching up with Scott Moore

This week I interviewed television executive Scott Moore. Scott has held roles as Director of CBC sports, Head of Production for Sportsnet and President of Broadcasting for Rogers Media. He has been a trailblazer in the industry and has a long history of success....
Why the Jake Allen Trade Is An Easy Win-Win for Habs and Blues:

Why the Jake Allen Trade Is An Easy Win-Win for Habs and Blues:

The second trade of the summer has occurred and while it's not a blockbuster, this is great trade for all involved. Let's break it down. Montreal receives: Jake Allen 2022 7th round draft pick St. Louis receives: 2020 3rd round draft pick 2020 7th round...

The Best Half Second of Basketball in Raptors History

The Best Half Second of Basketball in Raptors History

Kemba Walker with an all time great play to end the game… Only it doesn’t end the game. There’s half a second left on the clock and Kyle Lowry and OG Anunoby are about to connect for one of the greatest moments in Raptors history. It’s game 3 and the defending champs...

Bounced From The Bubble, What’s Next? – First Round

Bounced From The Bubble, What’s Next? – First Round

Canadiens: The Habs mini Cinderella run is over and this one is bittersweet. The 24th seeded team that really had no business being in the bubble at all shocked everyone by upsetting the Penguins and then took Philly to six games, actually outplaying them. The lowly...

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