Posts From Carter LaCorte

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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A Secret Star? A Deep Dive Into Isiah Kiner-Falefa

The top three in bWAR right now are all tied at 2.7. They are Byron Buxton, Brandon Woodruff, and Shohei Ohtani. But when you go down the list, the next two are John Means and Isiah Kiner-Falefa. How did Kiner-Falefa get to fifth in the league in bWAR?

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NHL Playoff Preview: St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche

When looking at the first-round matchups this year, the Blues versus the Avs appears to be the most lopsided. The regular season series was relatively even, with Colorado taking five of the eight games.

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Sunday Shenanigans 7: A True Moneyball Line

To follow up the most contested Sunday Shenanigans last week, this week gave us the least contested one. This means that we will have to go with a broad, more outside-the-box approach. It’s fitting, considering that this is a wacky series on its own.

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NHL Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

It’s the same story for the New York Islanders but in a different year. The playoffs are starting, and the team is being doubted by everyone. It also feels more warranted this year. A post-trade deadline slump saw them lose to the Sabres and the Devils, as they dropped four of their last five games to end the season.

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Irredeemable? A Deep Dive Into Patrick Corbin’s Collapse

During free agency before the 2019 season, Patrick Corbin was on top of the world. He was coming off of a career season for the Arizona Diamondbacks and had many suitors. Since becoming a champion, he has made just 17 starts and health has not been an issue. Unfortunately, his play has.

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Sunday Shenanigans 6: One play, Two Injuries, Three Runs and the Craziest Series of the Year

For the first six weeks of the Sunday Shenanigans series, no week was harder than this one. The Astros’ first visit to Yankee Stadium since the news of their cheating scandal broke was bound to cause some crazy actions from fans, and we will get to that later. Angel Hernandez was umpiring a series, and multiple rough calls in an inning against Kansas City’s Brady Singer got three ejected.

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