Following 13 games on a very eventful day of hockey on Saturday, the NHL returns with just three games on Sunday, February 5 with all three games being matinees, as the Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will dominate viewership on television in the afternoon and evening. Here are the picks made by myself (@TheBKing4), Richard Duflo (@9Richard19), Matt Layman (@MattJLayman) … Continue reading NHL Game Day – 2/5/17
After a smaller five-game set-up for the NHL on Friday night, the league bounces back with a 13-game slate that begins at 10:00 a.m. PT and ends with the last game beginning at 7:30 p.m. PT. Cheers to a day chockfull of hockey action! Here are my picks and Matt Layman’s (@MattJLayman) picks for the NHL contests on February 4, 2017… Washington Capitals (74 pts) … Continue reading NHL Game Day – 2/4/17
On Thursday, Patrick Marleau became just the 45th player in NHL history to score 500 goals in a career, as the San Jose Sharks stole a game on the road in a 4-1 defeat of the Vancouver Canucks. Of the eight games on Thursday’s slate, the Sharks were one of five road teams to win, as they were joined by the Rangers, Senators, Jets and Blackhawks. … Continue reading NHL Game Day – 2/3/17
There were only three games played in the NHL on Wednesday, but there were definitely offensive explosions in each of the contests with all of the winning (and home) teams putting up five goals on the scoreboard. In the first game of the night, the Washington Capitals came out victorious with a 5-3 win against a gritty Boston Bruins club. Washington raced out to a 2-0 … Continue reading NHL Game Day – 2/2/17
This is the first edition of Hardball Central’s NHL Game Day series, where we will break down the games each day and provide our “expert” (very loose term) opinion on who will win/lose the game, as well as a miniature excerpt about why that pick was made. The slate on February 1, 2017 is a light one with just three games, after 14 games on … Continue reading NHL Game Day – 2/1/17
Curt Schilling is undoubtedly one of the greatest pitchers of the last 20 years, and yet this year his MLB Hall of Fame vote took a plunge. To me, that is the biggest surprise of the HOF class of 2017. I’m not saying he should have been inducted this year, as all three inductees are more than deserving of this prestigious honor. It’s only Schilling’s … Continue reading Curt Schilling and his curious case for the Hall of Fame
The starters for the NBA All-Star game were announced, and starting for the Eastern Conference is Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo. And starting for the Western Conference is Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis. Now that everyone knows who’s starting in the highlight-filled showcase, it’s up to the NBA coaches to select the All-Star … Continue reading Who should be the NBA All-Star reserves?