NHL rules tinkering is absurd…and hurting the game

Florida Panthers’ GM Dale Tallon has told TSN that, at next week’s NHL general managers’ meetings, he intends to initiate a discussion about the possibility of the NHL adopting something called “a coach’s challenge.”

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Panthers' GM Dale Tallon wants to introduce a "coach's challenge" to the NHL game ~ yet another league rule change (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Sounds lovely but, you know what, I’ve had it. If I read about one more proposed NHL rule change, I’m gonna go off the deep end. I have never seen a professional league – one that has been around for almost a century – that tinkers and fiddles more with its rules. And their fumbling and bumbling continually cheapens a great product. (more…)

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Major League Baseball’s postseason – the best postseason in sports – is here!

New York Yankees

An on-field celebration, like this one by the New York Yankees in 1996, is the culmination of the baseball's postseason - the best in professional sports (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Yep, MLB’s Division Series, Championship Series and World Series are the ultimate sports showdowns. Substantially better than the NFL Playoffs (which don’t even have an umbrella name!) and Super Bowl. Better than the NBA Playoffs and, yes, even more exciting, and much more meaningful, than the Stanley Cup Playoffs. MLB does a lot of things wrong…but they conduct their postseason almost perfectly. And the perfection begins even before the ALDS and NLDS begin. (more…)

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LeBron James

By making his announcement in front of the entire sporting world, James is simply acknowledging what everyone knows - that he's the biggest star in any major sport today

NBA superstar LeBron James has me standing up and applauding loudly. As you know, Thursday (tomorrow) night at 9 PM ET on ESPN and TSN in Canada, LeBron will hold the sporting world captive. That’s when he’ll announce which NBA team he’ll be playing with over the next several years. James has received massive amounts of criticism for deciding to make this declaration on national television. I think it’s the absolute perfect way for someone of his stature to put an end to the planet’s speculation. (more…)

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