NHL Off-Season Mayhem

NHL Off-Season Mayhem

The NHL season is over, with the Pittsburgh Penguins claiming Lord Stanley by winning the series 4-2 over the Nashville Predators. For once in my life, I was cheering on Pittsburgh. I have never been able to gain much respect for the Nashville club due to its dirty play and, let’s just say, not very classy fan base. In my opinion, it was the least desirable Stanley Cup Final that I wanted to witness. As I stated in a previous article, with upcoming changes for my Chicago Blackhawks, those changes have come and more are on the way. The inevitable trade with Scott Darling being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for a 3rd round draft pick in the upcoming 2017 NHL Draft. I was very sad to hear about it, but at the same time, I was surprised by the return that Chicago did get, considering the return that Los Angeles Kings received by trading Ben Bishop to the Dallas Stars for a 4th round draft pick in this upcoming draft. There has already been another deal arranged, although not ofically announced with Trevor van Riemsdyk, and Marcus Kruger being sent to the new Las Vegas Golden Knights. Details of the arrangement have yet to be specified. One player at least will be taken by Las Vegas via the NHL Expansion Draft coming on the same day as the NHL awards presentation, which is June 21st. Here is a brief rundown of the laws of the day for the expansion draft: Las Vegas must select one player from all existing clubs totaling 30 players. They must select 14 forwards, 9 defensemen, and 3...
One of History’s greatest Crossover Fights Set for August 26th

One of History’s greatest Crossover Fights Set for August 26th

LAS VEGAS, NV After all of the speculation, questions, and doubts, the Connor McGregor vs. Floyd “Money” Mayweather fight is officially set. The UFC champion and the undefeated boxing champion are set to fight on August 26th. The desire to see this fight has been highly anticipated all year. Someone even created a Punch-Out style animation to mockingly simulate the fight. McGregor has been trying to lure someone into the ring. He’s talked smack about Brock Lesnar, pro wrestling, every fighter he’s ever fought, Mayweather, and even Jesus. This arrogant, O’Doul’s pint-sized leprechaun said that he could beat Jesus in the octagon. Does McGregor really think he stands a prayer against the one who knocked down an entire Roman army by merely uttering the words “I am he?” Yeah, good luck with that. But in God’s mercy, He lovingly sent the boxer who loves to hug and do prom slow dances in the middle of the ring, in His stead. Related: nhl-offseason-mayhem Which leads us to the question: who will prevail, the Irish river dancing fool or the slow prom dancing fool? Related: kaepernick-compares-cops-to-fugitive-slave-patrols McGregor’s last UFC fight was his victory against Eddie Alvarez, for the lightweight title, via TKO. This fight was historic because McGregor went up a weight class to gain this title. However, another equally historic fight was his KO victory against Jose Aldo for the featherweight title because Aldo went undefeated since 2006 and has had the WEC/UFC belt since 2009. Mcgregor has only suffered three losses in his career. So as arrogant as he has been, he’s been able to back up the smack...
Brooks Koepka wins US Open at Erin Hills

Brooks Koepka wins US Open at Erin Hills

by Fox News Brooks Koepka fired a final-round 67 Sunday at Erin Hills to win the U.S. Open and wrap up his first major championship. Koepka, 27, matched Rory McIlroy’s record for the lowest winning score to par at a U.S. Open by finishing at 16-under. Tied for the lead with six holes to play, Koepka made an 8-foot par putt on the 13th hole. As Brian Harman began to fade, Koepka poured it on with birdies over the next three holes, lightly pumping his fist after each one. His reaction was subdued, just like his close friend and last year’s U.S. Open champion, Dustin Johnson. It capped quite a journey for the 27-year-old Floridian. Without a card on any tour when Koepka got out of Florida State, he filled his passport with stamps from the most unlikely outposts in golf while playing the minor leagues on the European Tour — Kazakhstan and Kenya, Portugal and India and throughout Europe. It was at the U.S. Open three years ago when Koepka tied for fourth that helped earn a PGA Tour card, and he powered his way from obscurity to his first Ryder Cup team last fall and now a major champion. Harman’s chances ended with two straight bogeys, and a bogey on the par-5 18th hole gave him a 72 and a tie for second at 12-under with Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, who closed with a 66. Matsuyama didn’t need to stick around very long. Koepka simply couldn’t miss. Related: one-of-historys-greatest-crossover-fights-set-for-august-26th Koepka also became the third American to win the U.S. Open after Dustin Johnson’s victory at Oakmont last...
Kaepernick compares cops to fugitive slave patrols

Kaepernick compares cops to fugitive slave patrols

by Fox News As seen on Fox & Friends Weekend NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick compared police officers to fugitive slave patrolmen after a Minnesota officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black motorist. Kaepernick tweeted his displeasure with the verdict, with a graphic reading “You can’t ignore your history – always remember who they are.” Between the lines, a police badge is shown side-by-side with a “fugitive slave patrol” badge. A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without consequence, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled! pic.twitter.com/BVVPVZIQyD — Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) June 16, 2017   New Poll Shows Trump Approval at 50 Percent Pirro Blasts GOP: ‘You’re In Power – Do Something’ to Pass Trump Agenda Related: one-of-historys-greatest-crossover-fights-set-for-august-26th Even Liberals Are Worried About Liberal Extremism Related: nhl-offseason-mayhem As FoxNews.com reported: Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez has been dismissed as a police officer after he was acquitted of manslaughter in the shooting death of black motorist Philando Castile. The city of St. Anthony said Friday afternoon that the public “will be best served” if Yanez no longer works for the city. The decision to dismiss Yanez came after he was found not guilty on all counts related to the incident. Yanez pulled over 32-year-old Castile for a broken taillight in July 2016. The officer shot Castile five times after Castile said he was carrying a gun. “A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without consequence, doesn’t need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled,” Kaepernick wrote. Fugitive slave patrols were common in the antebellum South, watching for runaway...
Legacy cemented: Penguins stay on top of hockey world with another Stanley Cup

Legacy cemented: Penguins stay on top of hockey world with another Stanley Cup

by USA Today All Sports Kevin Allen    The Pittsburgh Penguins, who won the Stanley Cup Final in six games, are the first team to win back-to-back titles since the Detroit Red Wings in 1998. USA TODAY Sports (Photo: Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports) NASHVILLE — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan says a team cannot become the first NHL team in the salary cap era to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships without bruising egos and hurting feelings. “We push them hard,” Sullivan said. “It’s not always warm and fuzzy.” But the agony of the journey was all forgotten Sunday when the Penguins downed the Nashville Predators 2-0 in Game 6 on the strength of Matt Murray’s 27-save shutout and Patric Hornqvist’s late goal. It is the franchise’s fifth Stanley Cup championship. Related: bathroom-bill-could-end-dallas-bid-to-host-draft This is a special team. This is a unique collection of talent. This is probably a team that deserves consideration to be called a dynasty. In the last 10 years, they’ve been to five conference finals and four Stanley Cup Finals, winning three of them. Related: a-friday-with-phil-mickelson-at-the-fedex-st-jude-classic MORE NHL: Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions Penguins’ Sidney Crosby wins back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies Penguins have become NHL’s newest dynasty Stanley Cup Final controversy: Predators’ goal waved off after quick whistle “We believe we have a unique chemistry within our room,” Sullivan said. “We think it’s a competitive advantage.” With Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin leading the way, the Penguins can dominate with talent. But it’s mental toughness that has carried them to two titles over the past 12 months. “Everybody kept saying ‘repeating is hard to do,’” Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford. “But no...
Bathroom Bill Could End Dallas’ Bid to Host Draft

Bathroom Bill Could End Dallas’ Bid to Host Draft

by CNN Cowboys’ 2018 NFL Draft Bid Reportedly Could Be Impacted by Texas Bathroom Bill ADAM WELLS LM Otero/Associated Press A July meeting of Texas legislators to discuss a bill that prevents protection for transgender students from using the bathroom of the gender with which they identify could have an impact on the Dallas Cowboys‘ hopes to host the 2018 NFL draft. Per David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, if House Bill 2899 passes, the Cowboys could miss out on hosting next year’s draft. Related: a-friday-with-phil-mickelson-at-the-fedex-st-jude-classic “The timing of the NFL’s decision isn’t tied to the Texas legislative schedule, which begins its special session July 18,” Moore wrote. “The league has awarded the draft in August, September and October the last three years. But the timetable works to the league’s advantage by letting the issue play out without inserting itself into what has become a contentious public debate.” Related: cavs-kyrie-irving-built-for-moments-like-finals-game-4-performance As Moore noted, the Cowboys have already made a pitch to host the draft in April. Per the Daily Beast’s Samantha Allen, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called for the state’s legislature to reconvene for a special session with the hope of passing the controversial bill. “The law to which Abbott was referring, HB 2899, would bar school districts and municipalities from implementing restroom protections for transgender students,” Allen wrote. “If passed, it would land at a time when federal court victories have been stacking up for transgender students who have been denied restroom rights.” North Carolina passed a similar bill in March 2016 that nullified certain protections for transgender people. In response to the bill, the NBA moved the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, to...