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NHL Play-offs - First Round Preview 2015
by undertherobe on 14 Apr at 22:02
We’re finally here. After a long and gruelling 82 game season over the last six months, thirty teams have been reduced to sixteen as the race for the 2015 Stanley Cup reaches full speed. Can the Eastern Conference break the recent domination by the West? Can the New York Rangers become just the third President’s Trophy winners to lift the Cup in twelve seasons? Can one of the teams with little recent postseason history spring a shock or two? There are so many questions to be answered and I hope to be able to answer a few of them in this blog as I take a look at the First Round matchups Eastern Conference Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers Despite missing starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist for a big chunk of the season, the Rangers charge towards a first President’s Trophy since 1993-94..
NBA Playoffs Preview Part 1 - non-scientific trends (16th April UPDATE)
by botev1921 on 14 Apr at 00:01
The regular season in the NBA is coming to an end and we are heading for the playoffs in a couple of days. While I will be previewing them separately together with a set of selections from an OLBG panel of basketball experts, I decided to go a bit more scientific even before the pairs are known and take a quick look at how historically playoffs have panned out, what are the trends when it comes to the champions and try to narrow it down as to who could we expect to shine and falter from now till June. NON-SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH OF TRENDS AS BASIS FOR FURTHER ANALYSIS I must confess I do not really know all the stats by heart as for my 20 years as NBA fan, the playoffs used to be extremely boring due to my team, the Clippers..
A Blue Point of View
by RACHACE on 16 Apr at 20:08
Manchester City v West Ham United, Sunday 19th April (13:30 ko) preview Firstly, welcome to my blog, my preview on Premier League matches involving my club Manchester City. I'm writing about our 33rd Premier League match of the season, we're at home against Big Sam and his West Ham side. West Ham United come here with the freedom of knowing that they're not going to go down, that hasn't been the case at this stage of the season in previous seasons so from that perspective, this season has to be seen as a success? However, many West Ham United fans are still not happy with the way things are. I heard one West Ham supporter on a radio phone in state that the early season promise that the team had shown had raised expectations to such an extent..
Stanley Cup playoffs first round thoughts and bets
by Epic on 15 Apr at 15:46
The Stanley Cup playoffs start tonight. For the first time in NHL history, compared to last year there are seven new teams that have made it to the post season. Some teams, like the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames, have made it through for the first time in a while. All this makes the first round quite unpredictable. Here's my look look at all the matchups. Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators These two met in the first round two years ago and the Senators managed to surprise with a 4-1 win. They certainly seem capable of another shock here, considering how well they ended the regular season, but I don't think that will happen. Carey Price is having a great year and with the games being tighter in the playoffs his value will rise even higher. The Habs made it to the..
FA Cup Semi Final - Aston Villa vs Liverpool
by ibfm23 on 18 Apr at 08:48
Since taking over the reign in June 2012, Rodgers boasts one of the best win records in Liverpool’s recent history, however, success in football is often measured in terms of silverware and such accomplishment has to date slipped (no pun intended!) through his fingers. The FA Cup does not come with a lucrative prize fund; the winner gets less than the 19th placed in the Premier League, yet the oldest surviving football competition in the world maintains its romantic aura which has generally faded in today’s money-driven game. The draw has been kind with the Reds throughout this year’s competition and in all fairness Rodgers should thank the stars for making the semi-final after struggling to go through against a number of lower league clubs. Fellow semi-finalists Aston Villa had a dismal Premier League season and currently sit just above..
NBA Playoffs Preview Part 2 - match-ups & selections
by botev1921 on 16 Apr at 18:31
For a second year in a row I have tried to provide good coverage of the NBA either by looking at developments on a monthly basis or simply examining specific events, trades and markets. Once again the logical culmination to all this is my playoffs mega preview & selections blog, in which once again I will preview each individual first round match and with the help of fellow OLBG bloggers, we will create a panel offering selections for your betting convenience. This year joining me again is the American sports specialist Undertherobe (Check his blog here), who is very active on the NHL front as well and my Euro Football Predictor teammate Epic (Check his blog here). Those two are already battling it out with very informative NHL previews and selections and it would be very interesting to see which..
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