NOT SO HOT ACTUAL SPROTS TAKE: The NHL replay reviews are horrible

It made sense when they put this rule in place, to try to help rectify big mistakes and stop cherry-pickers from goal-hanging. Instead, roughly once a night the league turns into a game of synchronized line crossing like soccer and its off-sides. Continue reading NOT SO HOT ACTUAL SPROTS TAKE: The NHL replay reviews are horrible

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The Nashville Predators are in the Stanley Cup Final and this is gonna rule

They use college football style chants to unsettle visiting goalies, they offer preference to locals in ticket purchases, and most of all, they embrace their “Nash Vegas” title. Hockey is an entertainment industry, and the Predators are more than happy to let that work, while certain, more “traditional” markets would rather the team just put their nose to the grindstone and put in a shift. Continue reading The Nashville Predators are in the Stanley Cup Final and this is gonna rule

HOTSPROTSTAKES Podcast 14: Playoffs?! Big Baller Brand, dildos in pro sports, and a new Canadian soccer league

In Episode 14 we’re talking NHL and NBA Playoffs, if Big Baller Brand and LaVar Ball are crazy for the price of their new shoes, the hilarity of a dildo in the Mets’ locker room causing a storm, and the creation of the new Canadian Premier League soccer league. Continue reading HOTSPROTSTAKES Podcast 14: Playoffs?! Big Baller Brand, dildos in pro sports, and a new Canadian soccer league

HOTSPROTSTAKES PODCAST 12: Playoffs!? Burger King’s new items, and bad sports video games

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with Episode 12 of the HOTSPROTSTAKES Podcast!
This week we’re talking opening round storylines from the NHL and NBA Playoffs, Burger King’s newest menu items, Mountain Dew getting patriotic with Dew-S-A, and terrible sports video games from the past. Continue reading HOTSPROTSTAKES PODCAST 12: Playoffs!? Burger King’s new items, and bad sports video games

HOTSPROTSTAKES NHL Playoff predictions

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The long grind of the NHL regular season is finally over and the best playoffs in professional sports gets underway tonight.

Can the Capitals finally get the monkey off their backs and make a deep run? Will the Penguins be the first team to repeat since the late 90s? Are the Blackhawks deep enough to win their fourth Stanley Cup in eight years? Or will the youth in Edmonton and Toronto find a way to bring glory to their long-suffering franchises?

The HST crew makes its picks for all that and more!

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Ranking the NHL Playoff goal horns and songs

 

The NHL Playoffs start Wednesday night, and with that will be plenty of goals and loud noises that follow those goals.

You’ll be hearing some goal horns and songs quite a bit this postseason, especially from the teams that go on a deep run.

But what goal horns and songs should you want to hear the most often? Let’s rank the 16 NHL Playoff goal horns.

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The NHL’s loser point claims two more victims

The NHL wrapped up its marathon regular season Sunday evening, not with a bang or any real drama but with a whimper.

There were no last-day finishes to sneak into the playoffs or knock someone out, just a couple of games that determined seeding for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which begin Wednesday.

But as the season’s standings were set in stone, the NHL’s loser point reared its ugly head.

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