Archive for March, 2010

Hurricanes├╣Canadiens: Whose To Blame For An Opportunity Lost?

Posted: 31st March 2010 by Rocket All Habs in NHL
Montreal 1 Carolina 2 (Bell Centre) posted by Rocket All Habs Like you, I'm a grumpy Habs' fan after tonight's loss. Shouldn't this game have been a cakewalk?  After all the opponent was the lowly Carolina Hurricanes. Perhaps surprisingly, the Hurricanes have the second best record in the Eastern conference (next to the Washington Capitals) in 2010. It's also hard to believe that ...
Many thought at the beginning of the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers were poised to be among the NBA's best.  Does this team have aspirations for a conference title or league title?  Nope.  The real prize the Cavaliers are after this season is the leagues worst free throw shooting team.  Yes!  After all, there is only one team in the NBA that can accomplish this feat. Currently, the Cavaliers are in a dogfight with ...

Aaron Harang: Cincinnati Reds Hurler Horrific of Late

Posted: 31st March 2010 by Eric Ball in MLB
When is a 9.88 a good thing? When you're taking a test out of 10 points. When you're an Olympic ice skater. When it's your 100-meter dash time. When is it a bad thing? When we are talking about a pitchers ERA. The 9.88 ERA belongs to Cincinnati Reds "ace" Aaron Harang—the same guy who will be tying an all-time Reds record for Opening Day starts on Monday with five. The season hasn't even started, ...
This is part three of a six-part series dedicated to the Six Pitfalls of NBA Management. For parts one and two, look below. Fans of bad NBA teams, perpetually bad teams, will try to tell you their plight is a result of plain, old bad luck. This six part series explains why I don't agree. Instead, I see six things that perpetually bad franchises do that make them perpetually bad ...

The Five Dumbest Things in Basketball Right Now

Posted: 31st March 2010 by Marcus Shockley in NBA
There are a lot of dumb things said every day in the world of sports—and basketball is no exception. Here's a list of the five currently stupid things going on with the orange pumpkin: 5. NCAA Tournament Expansion Want to turn the NCAA tournament into the ratings graveyard that the NBA is? Expand the tournament. I think this is the first NCAA idea that actually made me want to buy a torch and ...

The MLB in New York: Disaster in Queens, Recovery in the Bronx

Posted: 31st March 2010 by Double G Sports in MLB
Last season, the Yankees and Mets went in different directions. The Yankees had everything fall their way and stayed healthy in route to a World Series championship. The Mets had a ton of injuries in route to a disappointing and disastrous play. Could it really be happening yet again? Well, if the recent events are any indication, yes. Mets fans once again seem ...

Ritter’s Rant: News and Notes from Around the NHL

Posted: 31st March 2010 by Mark Ritter in NHL
It’s no secret that the Buffalo Sabres are amongst the NHL’s best when it comes to keeping the puck out of the net. Through 76 games, the Sabres are ranked fourth overall in goals against at just 2.43. To the surprise of many, the Sabres have inched their way up in the rankings offensively and are now ranked a very respectable ninth overall at 2.86. A big reason ...
Before the season, the Baltimore Orioles' fifth and final spot in the rotation was all but certain to be RHP Chris Tillman’s. There was a lot of hope in Baltimore that Tillman would rebound from a hard rookie season and help anchor the bottom end of the rotation. However, because of Tillman's poor numbers this spring and David Hernandez's ability to throw strikes, Baltimore was forced to option Tillman back to Triple-A ...

2010 NBA Free Agency: LeBron James To Chicago?

Posted: 31st March 2010 by Michael Robinson in NBA
As unlikely as it is for LeBron James to be playing anywhere other than Cleveland next season, if he did decide to play elsewhere, Chicago makes the most sense. Back in mid-December, James talked about how much he loved Kentucky star John Wall's game. "He's like Derrick Rose," James said to ESPN.com. "Derrick is much stronger than he is, but he has some of the same athleticism that Derrick has" So, if James ...

2010 MLB Predictions: American League East

Posted: 31st March 2010 by Jason Lempert in MLB
Spring is in the air. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and baseball bats are cracking. That only means one thing...Opening Day is right around the corner. But just because the season begins in just five days doesn't mean we can't predict who will still be playing in six months, right? Right. So, without further adieu, here are my very very very early final standings predictions for the 2010 season, American ...