I can't watch the NHL playoffs anymore
5/17/2013 6:00:00 AM
It's been a rough couple of days.
Tuesday, Wednesday, yesterday and today... I'm grabbing NHL playoff highlights every morning to bring you the best sports updates on the radio.
I know the excitement level is still incredible, but I just can't bring myself to continue watching the Stanley Cup playoffs.
My beloved Maple Leafs made one of the most improbable playoff exits ever, blowing a 3 goal lead in the 3rd period and losing in overtime on Monday in Boston.
And I have not watched 1 minute, 1 second, of playoff hockey since... save for the highlights that I see every morning.
The wound is still raw, the pain is still there, the heartbreak continues.
I'm not sure when I'll be back in front of the tube, hopefully it's soon though, because playoff hockey is awesome.
In the meantime, my vegetable garden is proceeding nicely, my lawn looks great, and ...
Williams & the Ticats head to arbitration
5/16/2013 6:00:00 AM
Today is arbitration day for Tiger-Cats star Chris Williams.
He has an arbitration hearing to determine whether or not he must play out the final year of his contract with Hamilton.
Williams claims the Cats broke a couple of rules when he signed a multi-year contract before the 2012 season.
The speedy receiver and return man says the team did not offer him a required minimum 1-year contract with an option year.
And he says he signed the deal with his American agent who was not certified with the CFLPA.
The 25-year-old Williams has accomplished alot in his 2 seasons in the CFL, winning the rookie of the year award in 2011 and the special teams player of the year award in 2012.
But Williams wants to try out for an NFL team, in the hopes of making substantially more money.
There's two sides to every story, including this one....
Hoping to do better in round 2
5/15/2013 6:00:00 AM
Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs is underway, but I still want to lay out my selections for the 2nd round.
But first, let's recap how I did in round #1.
In the East, I took the Penguins, Canadiens, Rangers and Bruins.
Well, 3 out of 4 ain't bad.
Out West, I wasn't as good.
I said the Hawks, Wings, Canucks and Blues would advance to round 2, but only two of those teams did.
5 out of 8 is nothing to write home about, but I think I'm going to go 4 for 4 in round 2.
Pittsburgh is going to dominate the Senators, and no, my thinking is not based on last night's 4-1 win by the Pens.
Ottawa took advantage of a withering Habs team in round 1, and now face a much stronger opponent... Penguins in 5.
The Bruins will use some of their momentum ...