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2023 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 3 Predictions

Written by: Kameron LeTexier | Published: May 20, 2023                 The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have come down to the Final Four. We are here to give you a preview and predictions for who will be punching their ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals.   Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers : Hurricanes win 4-2   Jaylynn Nash via Getty Images                T he Florida Panthers have taken down the 65-win Boston Bruins and the ultra- star powered Toronto Maple Leafs. Unfortunately, they have met their match . W ithout goal scoring forwards Max Pacioretty and Andrei Svechnikov , the Carolina Hurricanes were still able to score 24 goals in 5 games. They have the best defensive core left in this year's playoffs and a goaltender who has remained steady. The Panthers success hinges on Matthew Tkachuk’s ability to score goals and wear down defenders. Sergei Bobrovsk y also needs to replicate his performance against the Leafs, or the Hurricanes will be punching their ticket to the cup f

Chicago Wins Bedard Sweepstakes in Controversial NHL Lottery

  Written by: Trey Kristensen | Published: May 9th, 2023 Dennis Pajot via Getty Images                   The NHL Draft lottery has come and passed but not without controversy.                The Chicago Blackhawks landed the #1 overall selection in the 2023 NHL Draft which will most likely be used to select generational prospect Connor Bedard. Bedard has lit up the WHL this season with the Regina Pats posting 71 goals and 72 assists in just 57 games. The Blackhawks look poised to begin another period of success behind Bedard.                The Anaheim Ducks, who had the best odds to land the #1 pick, will have to settle for #2 while the Columbus Blue Jackets landed #3. Some controversy arose around the Blue Jackets landing the 3rd pick, however.                     On the TV broadcast of the Draft Lottery the San Jose Sharks were announced to have the #4 overall pick. As the broadcast went to commercial break, the TV commentator announced that Columbus had received the #3 overall

2023 NFL Draft Grades

Written by: Jacob Davis | Published: May 6, 2023                  The 2023 NFL Draft has wrapped up and we have given our grades on how each team did. Seattle Seahawks: A+ David Eulitt via Getty Images                     The Seahawks had one of the best possible drafts. Drafting the best cornerback and wide receiver in the draft is huge for a young and up and coming team like Seattle. Devon Witherspoon is an aggressive tackler and a great man to man corner, which is exactly what the Seahawks needed as they had tackling issues last season. Jaxon Smith Njigba provides a dynamic passing trio with Dk Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. He excels in contested catches and overall was the best receiver in the class. With Geno Smith throwing to him he should be primed to be a star in this league for years to come San Francisco 49ers: C                     San Francisco did not have many picks but did what they needed to do. They drafted Jake Moody to replace Robbie Gould and just filled out their de

2023 NHL Playoffs Round 2 Preview and Predictions

Written by: Kameron LeTexier | Published: May 2, 2023                 The NHL playoffs have already produced some shocking results and we have only been through one round. Get ready for the entertainment factor to turn up as we enter into the later rounds when things get even more competitive. With that, lets go through our predictions for the second round of the NHL playoffs. Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers Maple Leafs win 4-3   Mike Ehrmann via Getty Images                 The most surprising series of round 2 for sure. The Florida Panthers pulled off the biggest upset in NHL history and the Maple Leafs have escaped the first round for the first time since Drake was still an actor. The edge in this series does go to Toronto , though its narrow. Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews have finally arrived in the playoffs, and the y are poised for another big series against a worse goalie  in Sergei Bobrovsky . Florida is  no small task . T heir grit ty lineup star s Matth