And Now We Play Seven

Let us begin with the congratulations!  First of all, kudos to HC Saryarka Karagandy, who collected the VHL's Bratina Cup with a 2-1 Game 6 victory at home versus HC Rubin Tyumen on Monday.  Veteran forward Vladislav Luchkin, a long-ago first-round draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks, scored the winner for the Kazakh team in the second period.  Saryarka have had a brief but immensely...
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss


Well, some good old-fashioned gamesmanship has put in an appearance at the Gagarin Cup Finals in the last few days, after a couple of bizarre incidents involving the airports in the two finalists' respective cities.  First, on Friday, Lev's plane was held up for an hour on the tarmac upon arrival in Magnitogorsk for Game 5 -- the reason, apparently, was a malfunctioning tow vehicle...
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Habs sweep overshadowed by Ref controversy.

NHL fans started to figure it out in game three. There was never any chance for the Tampa Bay Lightning because the Referee's were not going to let them win. In one of the most controversial games in these playoffs, game three Canadiens-Lightning, the Referee's decided to take away a sure Tampa Bay goal in which if they scored, they would have taken there first lead of the...
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gagarin Cup Finals Preview

And so here we are at the Gagarin Cup Finals, with Metallurg Magnitogorsk and Lev Prague preparing to go head-to-head for the KHL's big prize!  Much has been made, and will continue to be made, of that fact that there is a non-Russian team in the Finals for the first time.  Lev Prague, advancing from the third seed in the West Conference, have more than deserved the honour.  The...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rumors: Matt Carpenter close to 6-year extension

As reported earlier today, the St Louis Cardinals & third baseman Matt Carpenter were looking at a possible extension.  Now comes word that the two sides are about to agree to a deal.  Ken Rosenthal tweeted out:"Source: Matt Carpenter’s six-year deal with #STLCards, if completed, will be worth between $50M and $55M."Via Chris Lee of St-Louis DispatchThat would be an $8.5...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam: Out of the Closet, but Hurt in the Draft?

Photo by Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch (AP)/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report   About a week has passed and the dust has settled. If you don’t live under a rock then you probably already know that Missouri’s All-American defensive lineman, Michael Sam, has revealed...
Via In The Neutral Zone
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports photographer tries stopping @stlramsphotos from selling his work online

For those of you who are plugged in to the St. Louis Rams Twitter community, you may have noticed over the past few weeks that St. Louis Post Dispatch photographer Chris Lee (@pdchris) and a local Rams fan and photo editor named Alvin Lawrence (@stlramsphotos) have been engaged in a feud. Since Lee publicly called Lawrence out for what Lee believes is copyright infringement on his...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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