The Chicago Blackhawks have returned to the NHL’s “promised land” of the Stanley Cup Finals. With the resounding defeat of the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Finals, four games to one, the team is poised for the league’s first Original Six Finals match-up since 1979. The upcoming series, which starts Wednesday night in Chicago, against the Boston Bruins, is, remarkably, the first time these two franchises will face-off for The Cup.
At 5-10, 198 pounds, Finnish forward Teemu Pulkkinen is no longer being looked at like a passed over first-round talent and instead he’s being looked at as a potential top-six forward in the NHL someday.
Drafted 110th in 2010, mainly because of his injury history and size (he's gained 22 pounds since he was drafted), this talented prospect has managed to get 94 points in 128 games for SM-liiga. At 20, he’s already a veteran playing against men overseas and when the time comes he will come to Detroit and become a fan favorite for sure.
Tim Forbes reveals to the world in this tome that he’s a “Game Junkie” and that was his passion. As it turns out he’s a “warehouse of useless information” just like me although my powers aren’t what they used to be.
This man wanted to get into the sports business and he did, period, with the help of his wife. He became a student at a golf college en route to becoming a PGA Tour intern. That took guts at the age of 40!
In 1979 I was playing street hockey, some roller hockey, and watching the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens on my black and white television. Even though the Stanley Cup was on, my parents could care less and my brother was away at college in upstate New York.
I remember the buzz that matchup had because of the power of the “Original Six” fan bases. However, I didn’t realize when I was watching those games that I wouldn’t see that kind of matchup again until now.
The NBA draft is all the rage. Prospects are dissected, measured and weighed, interviewed and analyzed, compared to heroes of yesteryear. There is the pre-draft camp, the endless talk show hustle as well as fantasy drafts. Preceded by hype, hope and hoopla, the NBA Draft will finally arrive (this time out of Brooklyn) with a cast of hundreds of personalities, nationally televised hour after hour. And then there is the endless post-draft commentary.
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