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Early Trophy Predictions: William M. Jennings Trophy

By Chris Nosek Whenever goaltending is spoken about, it’s almost always about individual goaltenders – which is where the Vezina Trophy comes into play. The William Jennings Trophy doesn’t necessarily go to the team with the best goaltender, but instead to the team who’s goaltenders kept them able to compete in most games by allowing the fewest goals over the duration of the season. The large majority of the time, this award goes to a team with a solid pair

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Early Trophy Predictions: Art Ross Trophy

By Chris Nosek After taking a look at who could take home the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy just the other day, the Art Ross Trophy will go to the player who scores the most points with both goals AND assists considered. So taking into consideration assists as well, who will score the most this season? Vegas Favorites: Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, and Leon Draisaitl are the odds on favorites in Vegas for the Art Ross and for damn good reason

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Early NHL Predictions: Rocket Richard Trophy

By Chris Nosek Last season was just the third time since the Rocket Richard Trophy started being awarded to the league leading goal scorer in 1998-99 when it was shared between two players: Alex Ovechkin and David Pastrnak. Having won it now 9 times, sharing it only once, putting your money on anyone other than Ovechkin would seem crazy. Vegas Favorites: Auston Matthews, Alex Ovechkin, and Leon Draisaitl lead the Vegas odds to score the most goals this season, which

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Who won the Harden deal?

By Shawn Dennis It’s about damn time. After months on end of waiting to see what the Houston Rockets were going to do with their now problematic point guard, who wanted nothing to do with being in Houston after 9 seasons of “giving the city all he has,” James Harden is now a member of the loaded Brooklyn Nets. I think we all saw this coming, but nobody wanted to believe it finally fell into fruition.  Before we dissect the

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Looking ahead to the NBA Trade Deadline

By Shawn Dennis Most die-hard NBA fans love making predictions. Whether it’s the day before the trade deadline or not even 10 games into the season, fans become drawn into being a GM and fantasizing about decisions they’d make. Well, I’m definitely one of those fans and I’ve come up with a list of players and trades that some desperate and contending teams should consider as injuries, unexpected downfalls, and other factors have stirred up the league already.  I’ve included

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Potential Expansion spots for the NBA

By Shawn Dennis NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was asked about the possibility of the league expanding a day prior to the start of the season on December 22, 2020, to which he responded, “it’s sort of the manifest destiny of the league that you expand at some point.” The addition of a new team is something that hasn’t been done since the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) joined back in 2004. Keeping the league even and having a propionate number of

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Five Teams who should target J.T. Realmuto

By Alec Walt The 2020 MLB season will go down as one of the strangest in history, and it continued into the offseason. We’ve officially entered 2021, and we have no confirmation on a start date or key rule changes. The current CBA is also set to expire at the end of the season and the two sides have been incredibly slow to get deals done. As we wait, so do the top free agents. J.T. Realmuto has been the

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What’s Next for Slam Diego?

By Dan Miccio In the last week of 2020, San Diego Padres General Manager A.J. Preller has made blockbuster move after blockbuster move, including the trade for now former Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell. The Padres received Snell in exchange for prospects, including LHP Luis Patino and switch-hitting catcher Francisco Mejia. Cole Wilcox was a selection by the Padres in last season’s draft and was also included in the deal. Patino was the number 2 prospect in the Padres

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Best Moments of 2020

By Shawn Dennis As 2020 has finally come to an end, the last thing we want to do is recap with the horrors and tragedies that have haunted the first-year of this decade. The sports world has suffered tremendous losses and heart-wrenching moments that will certainly put an asterisk on this year, especially having the anticipated Tokyo 2020 Olympics being postponed.  Instead of dwelling on the bad, let’s be optimistic and highlight those that shined bright in 2020. With how

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