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NHL Playoffs Simulation - Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers

The New York Rangers finished with 96 points and a +25 goal differential. The Philadelphia Flyers finished with 95 points and scored just 1 more goal than they allowed. Our simulation has the Broadstreet Bullies winning in 5. Game 1Flyers 4Rangers 1Flyers lead series 1-0. 1st Period:NYR - Rick Nash (1) (Derick Stepan, Carl Hagelin) 4:02PHI - Claude Giroux (1) (Jakub Voracek, Scott...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs Simulation - Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning

The Montreal Canadians finished with 100 points, yet scored the 2nd least amount of goals (215) of the 16 playoff teams. Only the Minnesota Wild scored less. The Tampa Bay Lightning finished with 101 points. Our simulation has the Lightning winning game 7. Game 1Canadians 3Lightning 0Canadians lead series 1-0 1st Period:MTL - Brian Gionta (1) (Lars Eller) 8:352nd Period:MTL - Thomas...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs Simulation - Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins finished the regular season with the most points in the NHL (117). Only the Los Angeles Kings allowed less goals. The Detroit Red Wings snuck into the NHL playoffs, and are the only team with a negative goal differential (-8). However, our simulation has the Red Wings upsetting the top seeded Bruins in 6 games!Game 1Red Wings 2Bruins 4Bruins lead series 1-01st Period...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs Simulation - Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues finished the regular season with 111 points and allowed the 3rd fewest goals (191).  The Chicago Blackhawks finished the regular season with 107 points, and led the NHL in goals scored (267).  Our simulation has this game going the distance and the Blues tying the game early in the 3rd period, before the Blackhawks score the series clinching goal with less than...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs Simulation - Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks finished the season as the #1 overall seed in the Western Conference, just a point behind the Boston Bruins for the most points in the NHL.  Their +57 goal differential was also second to the Bruins, and tied with the St. Louis Blues.  Our NHL 14 simulation has the Ducks making quick work of the Dallas Stars, with a 4 game sweep.Game 1Stars 2Ducks 3Ducks lead...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy - Start Ervin Santana

There are just 9 games scheduled tonight in Major League Baseball and there are few favorable pitching matchups. The Atlanta Braves will send Ervin Santana to to hill tonight against the Philadelphia Phillies, and we like this matchup. Yes the Phillies just swept the Miami Marlins, but even just saying that sentence isn't impressive. Santana made his Braves debut against the...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre Placed On 15-Day DL

The Texas Rangers have placed 3B Adrian Beltre on the 15-day DL, thanks to a strained left quad. This is retroactive to April 9th. While Beltre on the DL, Kevin Kouzmanoff will take over the hot corner.Despite having players like Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus, Prince Fielder, and Alex Rios, the Rangers will continue to miss Beltre's bat.Beltre has played in 8 games in 2014...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Paying College Athletes: Part II

The debate becomes stronger and stronger every day now. With more revenue being generated every year, the athletes and those on their side are starting to voice more often that they think they should be receiving some of the money. I'm going to go over some main arguments on why a lot of people say they should be paid and also offer some solutions and my opinions on each subject...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman Out 4-6 Weeks - Broken Thumb

The Washington Nationals will be without All-Star 3B Ryan Zimmerman after he broke his thumb sliding back into 2nd base, and getting picked off.  Anthony Rendon will move over to 3B while Danny Espinosa will get to play 2B again.  Zimmerman was off to a hot start hitting .364 with 3 doubles and 2 home runs. Rendon is also off to a fast start, hitting .372 with 3 doubles, 2...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb Placed on 15 Day DL

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed pitcher Alex Cobb on the 15 day DL with an oblique injury. This on the back end of Matt Moore's injury takes 2 of the Rays stating 5 out of the picture for a while. David Price, Chris Archer and Jake Odorizzi will have to be at the top of their game while Erik Bedard and Cesar Ramos will hope to keep the Rays atop the American League East...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Watch - Shoulder Stiffness

The Boston Red Sox will be without closer Koji Uehara for the second straight day as he deals with a shoulder issue.  If he ends up on the disabled list, Edward Mujica would take over as the Sox closer.  Mujica has 42 career saves, 37 of them coming with the St. Louis Cardinals last season.Tweets about "koji uehara"
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Veras Out as Cubs Closer

Some will argue this is why you have to draft Craig Kimbrel or Glen Perkins, but this is exactly why we don't value closers in the draft. The Chicago Cubs have removed Jose Veras from the closer role after blowing 2 saves. Candidates to save games in his place include Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm and Pedro Strop. Rondon pitched a perfect 11th inning for his first career...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Watch - Ankle Injury

The Pittsburgh Pirates pulled All-Star OF Andrew McCutchen from the game in the 8th inning tonight. The Pirates, and fantasy owners alike, can ill afford to be without McCutchen. Let's hope for the best!Tweets about "andrew mccutchen"
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Cold Starts - Time to Heat Up

Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint.  We have heard that time and time again.  One of the most important things to be in fantasy baseball is patient.  Your 1st round pick is hitting under .200?  That just means he is about to go on a tear and carry your fantasy team for the next few weeks. table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Hot Starts - Time to Cool Off

There are currently 14 Major Leaguers still hitting over .400 and while that means things have been great for fantasy owners, it also means bad times are coming!  The last batting champ to hit .400 was Ted Williams in 1941.  Nomar Garciaparra and Ichiro Suzuki own the highest batting averages since 1990 when they hit .372 in 2000 and 2004 respectively. table.tableizer-table { ...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy - Start Danny Salazar

With one start under his belt, Danny Salazar will be making his first road start of the year against the Chicago White Sox and John Danks. In his previous start, Salazar faced the Minnesota Twins and went 5.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits. After allowing 2 runs in the first inning, Salazar settled down the rest of the way and the Indians were able to go on to win 7-2. However...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Is It Time To Dump Jim Johnson?

Yes Jim Johnson saved 101 games over the past two seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, but if you watched him pitch, most of the time it was never a clean save. Last season Johnson blew 9 saves and he's not off to a great start in 2014 with his new team, the Oakland Athletics.5 appearances, 3.1 innings pitched, 9 hits, 7 runs, 6 walks, 4 strikeouts. 18.90 ERA, 4.50 WHIP.The problem...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton Out Until June - Thumb Surgery

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and fantasy owners everywhere received the worst news possible on Josh Hamilton today. Hamilton will require surgery for a torn UCL in his thumb and will be out for 6-8 weeks!Josh Hamilton out 6-to-8 weeks with torn thumb ligament: http://t.co/W7TuthDbfH— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) April 9, 2014Hamilton was off to a hot start, hitting...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Braun hits home run just as fan yells 'Cheater!'

Ryan Braun hit his first home run of the 2014 MLB season and was booed all the way around the base path in Philadelphia. A Phillies fan can be heard yelling "CHEATER!" right before Braun sends a 3 run homer into the left field seats. Makes for a great video.Your browser does not support iframes.Braun would then add his 2nd HR of the dayYour browser does not support iframes.
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Moore Watch - Leaves Start with Injury

The Tampa Bay Rays sent Matt Moore to the hill tonight against the Kansas City Royals.  Moore's day lasted 4.2 innings thanks to a injury suffered while throwing a pitch.Click to play GIFTweets about "matt moore"
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Closer David Robertson to DL

The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 today, and it was Shawn Kelley who earned the save for the Pinstripes, not David Robertson.  After the game Joe Girardi told the media that Robertson will be placed on the 15-Day disabled list with a pulled groin.  Kelley got Matt Wieters to fly out, Nelson Cruz to pop out and Steve Lombardozzi to ground out, and needed just...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy - Start Corey Kluber

Corey Kluber lasted just 3.1 innings in his first start of the season for the Cleveland Indians, allowing 8 hits and 5 earned runs to the Oakland Athletics.  But Kluber is a much better pitcher than his first outing and will get the San Diego Padres bats today, who have managed just 12 runs to start the season over 6 games.  Kluber finished last season 5-0 after July and the Indians...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Opening Week Surprises

We’re only a week into the season and, as usual, a bunch of guys have come out of fantasy obscurity to make notable impressions over the first 5 or 6 games.  Many of these guys may be just smoke and mirrors and will disappear back into the ether over the next couple weeks, but some of them could be the breakout stars that help proactive managers win fantasy leagues.Keep in mind...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Longest Home Runs of MLB Opening Week

Baseball is back and the bats are in full swing! There have been 152 home runs hit already. The Arizona Diamondbacks have allowed the most HRs in the league, 12, but they have also played the most games. The San Francisco Giants have hit 9 to lead the league.  Mark Trumbo leads the MLB with 5 TrumBOMBS and homered in 4 straight games.  Jose Bautista, Brandon Belt and Alejandro...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tennessee Titans Release Chris Johnson

Running back Chris Johnson who spent his first 6 seasons with the Tennessee Titans will play for a new team in 2014. The Titans informed Johnson that he would be released, ending his career in Tennessee.Johnson has missed 1 game in his 6 year career and it came during his rookie season. He has rushed for over 1,000 yards every year, including a 2,000 yard season in 2009. His numbers...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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