LATEST NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES – GOLDEN KNIGHTS, RED WINGS, MAPLE LEAFS

There were 44 restricted free agents to officially file for salary arbitration this past week, a pretty significant spike from the number we saw just one year ago. If history is any guide most of those contract situations will be resolved before arbitration is actually needed because neither the team nor the player wants to … Read moreLATEST NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES – GOLDEN KNIGHTS, RED WINGS, MAPLE LEAFS

NEWS & NOTES NBA-NHL-WORLD CUP

The Washington Capitals and John Carlson agreed to a new eight-year, $64 million contract, the team announced Sunday. Carlson set career highs with 15 goals and 53 assists in 2017-18 as part of the Capitals’ first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years. He added five goals and 15 assists in the playoff run to Washington’s … Read moreNEWS & NOTES NBA-NHL-WORLD CUP

SPORTS NEWS-BETTING-EAGLES-US OPEN-WORLD CUP-DBACKS-CAPITALS

The line formed at the Borgata casino well before 11 a.m., the designated time that sports betting was set to begin on Thursday. There were a few gamblers who were prepared to wager thousands of dollars, and many others who wanted to make bets that were much more modest, arriving simply to be part of … Read moreSPORTS NEWS-BETTING-EAGLES-US OPEN-WORLD CUP-DBACKS-CAPITALS

WASHINGTON CAPITALS BEAT VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS IN GAME 4 ONE GAME AWAY FROM THE STANLEY CUP

A fast start yielded nothing but frustration for Vegas, as Washington is now a single victory away from winning the Stanley Cup. The Capitals weathered an early flourish from the Golden Knights, got a little help from a goal post and then took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by T.J. Oshie. Tom Wilson extended … Read moreWASHINGTON CAPITALS BEAT VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS IN GAME 4 ONE GAME AWAY FROM THE STANLEY CUP

NHL NEWS-STANLEY CUP FINALS

With the series tied 1-1, Washington carries the momentum into Game 3 and got a boost Friday when center Evgeny Kuznetsov, who left Game 2 with an upper-body injury in the first period, took part in an optional practice. Brooks Orpik took a slash from Vegas Golden Knights forward Erik Haula in the waning seconds of … Read moreNHL NEWS-STANLEY CUP FINALS

MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL-NBA-NHL-MLB-NFL

NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE LEBRON JAMES is headed to his eight straight NBA Finals In NBA terms, it’s almost double the average length of an NBA career (4.8 years). Eight years ago, Kobe Bryant was winning his fifth and final title; Steph Curry was a year away from his first ankle surgery; James Harden had just … Read moreMEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL-NBA-NHL-MLB-NFL

NHL EXPANSION TEAM LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS HEADED TO STANLEY CUP FINALS

The Vegas Golden Knights advanced to the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at Bell MTS Place on Sunday. Vegas will face the winner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals. The Lightning lead that best-of-7 series 3-2. By Scott Billeck   … Read moreNHL EXPANSION TEAM LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS HEADED TO STANLEY CUP FINALS