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NHL Trophy Races

NHL Trophy Races

March 25, 2015

By Matt McCormack The regular season is winding down to its final games, and, while some teams are gearing up for the playoffs, others are readying themselves for the McEichel sweepstakes. As the seas...

Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

March 11, 2015

By Matt McCormack The trade deadline came and went pretty quietly last Monday.  Many of the big names rumored to be on the market, such as Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf, stayed put with the same te...

Panic in Los Angeles?

Panic in Los Angeles?

February 4, 2015

By Matt McCormack As the NHL season passes the midway point, the Los Angeles Kings face a tough situation in the powerful Western Conference. As of Super Bowl Sunday, the Kings find themselves all th...

The Wild, Wild West

The Wild, Wild West

April 9, 2014

By MATT McCORMACK STAFF WRITER   The NBA’s Western Conference may be the most dominant conference in the four major American sports.  In no other sport is the level of talent so skewed towards one conference.  As I watched the Oklahoma City Thunder-Houston Rockets tilt...

NBA Blog: Phil Jackson’s Impact on the Knicks

March 26, 2014

By MATT McCORMACK STAFF WRITER Unless you have been spending your Spring Break hibernating (or lamenting your busted March Madness bracket), you have probably heard about the Knicks’ big signing. No, not a marquee free agent (you’ll have to wait until 2015 for that), but somebody who could play a huge role in attracting these game-changing players and bring the Larry O’ Brien NBA Championship Trophy back to the mecca...

Noah’s Resurging Bulls

Noah’s Resurging Bulls

March 12, 2014

By MATT McCORMACK STAFF WRITER When people debate about the best passers in the league, they usually talk about point guards.  Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo and John Wall are just some of the names tossed around as world-...

NBA Eastern Conference Blog: The Future of Carmelo, Woodson and the Knicks

February 19, 2014

By MATT McCORMACK STAFF WRITER Mike Woodson said a few weeks ago that this Knicks season has been “kind of a disaster.”  That pretty much sums it up.  In a historically weak Eastern Conference, the Knicks find themselves with a record of 20-32, 2.5 games out of a playoff spot.  The Knicks are a terrible team right now.  Their predicament raises a series of questions: What can they do to become a playoff contender? ...

NBA Eastern Conference Blog: A Brooklyn Revival

February 12, 2014

By MATT McCORMACK STAFF WRITER After beginning the season with incredibly lofty expectations, the Brooklyn Nets immediately failed to play up to this standard.  A horrific 10-21 start almost doomed their season before it was even halfway over.  During this period, everything that could go wrong did.  Injuries amounted at a seemingly exponential rate: Brook Lopez, arguably the Nets’ best player, was forced to undergo...

NBA Eastern Conference Blog: East All-Star Surprises and Snubs

February 5, 2014

By MATT McCORMACK STAFF WRITER I have always enjoyed the NBA All-Star Game more than those of other sports.  While the stakes are higher in baseball, the NBA is made for star-studded events like the All-Star Game.  It is arguably the most superstar-driven league in the world; when you put all of these stars on the same floor, it usually makes for an exciting night.  Like every sport, however, there are always some surprises...

Out-Pacing the Competition

November 20, 2013

By MATTHEW McCORMACK STAFF WRITER A few weeks ago, I previewed the top five teams in the Eastern Conference.  I ranked the Indiana Pacers second, a position many experts probably would have deemed a little too generous.  Now, 10 games through the season, they are the best team in the NBA, but still have not received the attention they deserve. Through a combination of shutdown defense and timely shooting, the Pacers have...

Knicks in Trouble

Knicks in Trouble

November 13, 2013

By MATT McCORMACK STAFF WRITER Are six games too early to declare a state of emergency for the New York Knicks?  Through approximately seven percent of the season, the Knicks are 2-4 and in danger of...

To Tank or Not to Tank

November 6, 2013

By MATTHEW McCORMACK STAFF WRITER It’s never wise to make generalizations about teams after less than a week’s worth of games.  But as sports writers, we do it anyway.  After the opening week of action in the NBA, the best team is none other than the Philadelphia 76ers, who have chosen not to tank for star Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins. As of this writing, the Sixers are a shocking 3-0, picking up victories against...

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