Tag Archives: Eastern Conference

Pre-24 Team Tournament NHL Rankings-Eastern Conference

Joel Dorcas | June 3rd, 2020

It finally appears that one of the four major sports will be making its long-awaited return this summer. The NHL is in the process of putting all the necessary pieces in place to crown a Stanley Cup Champion. To conclude the 2019-2020 season, the League will put together a 24 Team Tournament. They will forgo the approximate 12 games most teams had remaining. The best four teams in each Conference will get free passes to start in the next round(round of 16). Teams seeded 12 to five will play a best of five to decide who gets to advance. In preparation of the Tournament, let’s take a look at my Rankings, we will first start with the Eastern Conference. Continue reading

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Mavericks vs HEAT reaction

Jacari McRae | March 1st, 2020

Unlike the previous two games, there was no late-game collapse this time. The Miami Heat blew another double-digit lead on Friday but responded with a strong fourth quarter to seal the victory. The Heat picked up its 37th win of the season with a 126-118 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. With the win, Miami holds on to the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

Here are my takeaways from Friday’s win.

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The Boston Celtics Extend Their Winning Streak to 9 games

Josh Marion | November 14th, 2019

The Eastern Conference bottom-dweller Washington Wizards attempted to end the Celtics early season win streak on a cold November night. However, the Celtics outshot the Wizards winning 140-133 in TD Garden. This was the first game since 1992 that the Celtics as a franchise had scored 140 points.

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Keep Your Eye On: David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins

Dom Lunardo| November 10th, 2019

Pasta la Vista, Baby! When the Boston Bruins selected talented Czech winger David Pastrnak with the 25th overall pick back in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, they knew right from the start that they were getting a special player. The fact that “Pasta”, as he’s so commonly referred to by his Bruins teammates, went so very late in the first round is still a mystery to so many who cover the National Hockey League on a day-to-day basis. Fast-forward to his 6th NHL season, and we’re now talking about one of the most elusive and dynamic forwards in the NHL who is rapidly becoming (if he isn’t already) one of the finest players in the sport.

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NBA: Central Division Preview

Coach Treal | October 22nd, 2019 

The Central Division might not leap off the page as the best division in basketball from top to bottom, but with the reigning league MVP playing in the conference and so many talented young players looking to turn the corner and potentially have a breakout season, the Central Division is one to keep a close eye on for the upcoming season. Continue reading

RFA Report: Brayden Point

Dom Lunardo | September 26th, 2019

With the NHL season set to embark in just six days, the Tampa Bay Lightning ensured that star forward, Brayden Point would be in the lineup come puck drop. After an extended off-season and some uncertainty and concern regarding Point’s status in 2019, both sides were eager to get this deal out of the way. Let’s take a closer look at how both the player and team reached an agreement.

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RFA Report: Charlie McAvoy

Dom Lunardo | September 19th, 2019

After bursting onto the scene in October 2017, Charlie McAvoy and the Boston Bruins were on the clock as training camps from across the NHL kicked off. The 21-year old, smooth-skating defenseman was one of four high profile restricted free agent blue-liners this summer, joining teammate, Brandon Carlo, and the likes of Zach Werenski and Ivan Provorov. It took a few months, but McAvoy and the Bruins reached a 3-year/$14.7M contract extension. 

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RFA Report: Mitch Marner

Dom Lunardo | September 18th, 2019

The crown jewel and hometown boy who grew up a die-hard Maple Leafs fan has signed on the dotted line, officially ending #MarnerWatch. After a rather extended and emotionally draining contract dispute between the Toronto Maple Leafs and talented forward William Nylander, that ended on December 1, 2018, it was quite evident that Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas had no intention of letting the Mitch Marner contract situation drag on this time around. After both sides reached an agreement, much to the joy of Maple Leafs fans, let’s take a closer look at Mitch Marner’s new deal.

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Reaction to Heat vs Cavs

Jacari McRae | January 3rd, 2019

Here are my thoughts on the Heat’s 117-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Cleveland Cavaliers: 2018 Season Preview

Coach Treal | October 6th, 2018

The defending Eastern Conference champions the Cleveland Cavaliers are in store for a different season after four straight trips to the NBA Finals. Unless you have been in outer space since July, the best player on the planet no longer resides in “The Land” during the NBA season. So change is happening one way or another for the Cavs this season but not everyone left with LeBron to LA.

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Milwaukee Bucks: 2018 Season Preview

Coach Treal | September 30th, 2018

The Milwaukee Bucks were 44-38 last season and came within a game of upsetting the Boston Celtics in the first round. They have one of the best players in the NBA and a new head coach. Will they improve and make it past the first round this season?

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Indiana Pacers 2018-19 Season Preview

Oscar Rzodkiewicz | July 20th, 2018

The Indiana Pacers, barring trade, effectively capped their offseason after acquiring some helpful pieces in Tyreke Evans, newly drafted Aaron Holiday, Doug McDermott, and Kyle O’Quinn, while retooling in an attempt to steal the Eastern Conference after LeBron James‘ departure from the team that knocked the Pacers out of the playoffs in 2018. With the top talent in the conference fading, Indiana looks to capitalize on the recent success of Victor OladipoBojan Bogdanovic and the budding talent of Myles Turner to secure a home playoff series and push their limits even further.

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