Posts by @The Scorecrow


Three Role Players Stepping up in the Bubble

With the NBA’s return, the intensity has risen as certain teams want to be in a comfortable position before the playoffs begin soon. Even though we know what the superstars will bring to the table, there have been several role players who have stepped up big and provided a spark for their respective clubs. Let’s take a look at some top notch performers who have played well in the bubble.

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Nikola Jokic: Get Better

Early Tuesday afternoon, it was confirmed that Nuggets center Nikola Jokic had tested positive for COVID-19. Jokic, who was having a career year scoring the ball, was looking to take Denver to the ultimate stage and overcome the tough Western Conference led by his dominance.

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Six Players Who Could Be Traded This Offseason

Every offseason we get reports of more and more notable players on the trade block. This year is no different. Even though the NFL offseason may look different due to the coronavirus, that does not mean that high profile players will not get traded. Here are six players that could possibly change jerseys this offseason.

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Five Bold Predictions for the Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are no stranger to unpredictable moments, especially in the playoffs. Last season it was the controversial pass interference call against the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card Round. Two seasons ago it was the famous “Minnesota Miracle”. Here we will look at five bold predictions that could happen this season in Minnesota.

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Blast From the Past: Adam Oates

“My dad always said: ‘a centreman’s job is to disperse the puck, share it…’”

High school physics teachers usually deploy the word ‘dispersion’ in reference to refracting light through a prism, where a single beam scatters into multicolored spurts. The process projects a rainbow because dispersion shows the individual wavelengths swirling within the single white light so they gleam and glitter on their own.

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Blast From the Past: Teemu Selanne

“Domi flips it high… Selanne goes after it! Teemu Selanne breaks in, he scores!”

Listen closely to fuzzy replays of that goal from March 2, 1993, and you just might hear the sound of gunshots. Winnipeg Jets phenom Teemu Selanne burns past two paralyzed Quebec Nordiques defencemen, flips a loose puck over a lunging Stephane Fiset and pick, pack, pock; three distinct cracks ring out to suit the equally thunderous occasion. After all, Selanne just netted his 54th goal to surpass Mike Bossy’s previous rookie goal-scoring record. So ‘The Finnish Flash’ flung his right glove to the rafters, swung his stick up like a shotgun, and pumped away in triumph. It was an electric reaction to an electric achievement during the electric debut of the greatest Finn to ever lace a pair of skates.

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