Posts From Carter LaCorte

NHL Playoff Preview: Montreal Canadiens vs. Vegas Golden Knights

This year’s modified divisions made for a weird playoff format, and the third round highlights that. It’s not the Conference Finals anymore, we now call it the Stanley Cup Semifinals. It also happens that one of the matchups includes Western and Eastern Conference teams prior to the Cup Finals.

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Detroit Red Wings Season Recap

Expectations may have never been lower for the Detroit Red Wings entering this past season. Everyone knew they were not going to be good after how the previous year went. But, a great trade deadline packaged with the team not finishing in eighth place has brought some hope to the table.

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Sunday Shenanigans 10: Counting is Hard!

Baseball is a very human game. People are calling for robot-umpires, but those could take the weirdness out of baseball. Things would be considerably more consistent and fair, but they would make Sunday Shenanigans a lot more difficult. This week is a perfect example of that. In a game between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees, Detroit pitcher Kyle Funkhouser received a bad break.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Season Recap

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won the Stanley Cup three times in the Sidney Crosby-Evgeni Malkin era, which is a lot. The last few years, though, are starting to make Penguins fans wonder if some of their years are being wasted.

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NHL Playoff Preview: Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets

We knew the Canadian division would be chaotic, so of course, the division finals would be between two teams without much to look into. Both teams embarrassed others in the first round.

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AL East Monthly Recap

The American League East division saw a wild change of expectations in April, leading us to expect a coming together in May. As the month concludes, we saw teams play more like what we expected, but the Red Sox remained good. With the Yankees on a wild roller coaster ride and the Orioles looking like the Orioles we know and love, June will be another interesting one in the AL East.

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Sunday Shenanigans 9: Two Outs!!

The idea for Sunday Shenanigans was to cover the weirdest play of the week. Covering possibly the dumbest play in Major League Baseball history was not expected, but instead welcomed. We knew the Pittsburgh Pirates would be bad, but this Thursday brought them to a whole new level.

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Ottawa Senators Season Recap

You could have stuck the Ottawa Senators in any division and they still would have been awful. But, put them in the league’s weakest, and they could have some fun with it. Attempting to play spoiler with their Canadian rivals, Ottawa had another progress year in their rebuild.

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Buffalo Sabres Season Recap

After a few of being simply a below-average team, the Buffalo Sabres returned to being the league laughingstock. With new general manager Kevyn Adams and a big new acquisition in Taylor Hall, the Sabres were absolutely terrible.

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Sunday Shenanigans 8: Another Unwritten Rule Clash

When the White Sox hired Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa in late October, the reactions were mixed, to say it nicely. It had been 10 years since La Russa last managed the St. Louis Cardinals, and the game had evolved massively in his time off.

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