Tuesday, August 11, 2015

[Audio] Sin Bin Podcast Episode 5 - Hot Dogs, Curse of the Home Run Derby and NFL Bold Predictions

Joe Hill and Eric Roberts play a game of over/under covering everything from competitive eating to NHL‬ history. Joe explains why he thinks the 'Curse of the Home Run Derby' is hanging over some of the MLB‬'s top sluggers. The guys give you their bold predictions for the upcoming NFL‬ season.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

[Audio] The Sin Bin Sports Podcast: Episode 2 - Shark Attacks, The Top 5 High Profile Athletes and Trickery

Eric and Joe go over Mick Fanning getting attacked by a great white shark during a suffering competition, they recap last week' sports news and events, both give their Top 5 High Profile Athletes and end off with going over some things that aren't exactly fair in the wide world of sports.

Other topics in this week's episode include:
- Recap of the ESPYs
- Recap of the MLB All Star Game
- The state of the Los Angeles Lakers

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

[Audio] The Sin Bin Sports Podcast: Episode 1 - The Homerun Derby, America and Bomb Pops

The Sin Bin Sports Blog has hit the airwaves!

The first ever Sin Bin Sports Podcast is in the books and the guys talked about everything from the NBA offseason to the ESPN Body Issue. Sit in the Sin Bin and get the guy's take on the sporting world's big stories.

This week's topics include:
- The Homer Run Derby and its new head-to-head format
- The MLB All Star Game
- The youth movement across the MLB
- Deandre Jordan and how he has become the villain of the NBA
- The NHL Offseason
- The Los Angeles Kings summer to forget
- 'Joe's Blown Call' - Fifa Rankings
- The ESPN Body Issue

Friday, August 8, 2014

Is Ryan Miller Ready For Vancouver?

Ryan Miller is announced as the new goalie for the Vancouver Canucks during a press conference on Tuesday, July 1 at Rogers on July 1, 2014.

Photograph by: Jenelle Schneider , PNG

The Vancouver Canucks are no strangers to drama when it comes to manning the crease for their organization. The Canucks had to deal with the soap opera that was Roberto Luongo and his unmovable contract. They dealt with Cory Schneider sitting behind Luongo and wanting to be a starter.

Now both Luongo and Schneider have been dealt and the goaltending carousel continues with the recent signing of Ryan Miller. Miller signed a three-year contract worth $18-million after becoming a free agent at the end of last season.

There is no doubt that Miller has an extensive resume coming with him into Vancouver. Miller won the Hobey Baker while playing college hockey for Michigan State, he was voted the NHL's top goalie and won the Vezina Trophy in 2010, and was voted tournament MVP when he backstopped the United States to a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The 2013 Stanley Cup Final, How We Got Here

The final round of the 2013 NHL Playoffs are set to begin tomorrow and the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks are the final two teams standing and will face off for this year's title. It is safe to say the two teams that will be battling it out for the Stanley Cup deserve to be here and it is no fluke they've made it this far.

Lets take a look at the path both teams took to get to this point.

The Bruins were almost eliminated in the first round by the Toronto Maple Leafs who forced a game 7 after trailing in the series 1-3. The Leafs even went up 4-1 during game 7 before allowing 3 unanswered goals to force overtime. Then the dagger through the heart came, when Patrice Bergeron, who tied the game late to force overtime, finished the comeback to stop the comeback in the extra frame.

The Bruins made easy work of the New York Rangers in the second round jumping out to a 3-0 series lead and closed out the series in 5-games after a speed bump in game 4. The third round came just as easy for the Bruins, when they swept the star studded Penguins. The Bruins only allowed the Pens to score two goals, you read that right, two goals, during their 4-game series, a task well deserving of the Eastern Conference Championship.

Monday, May 13, 2013

A Look At The FIrst Round Of The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

While most are looking towards the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which are set to kickoff in less then 24 hours, some of the wounds and story-lines from the first wound are still very fresh. The first round of the playoffs had upsets, dramatics, heroics and even a sweep. Here is a quick look at some of the chaos that unfolded through the first 44 games of this year's post season dance.

  • The Vancouver Canucks still can not win when in it counts, they could not even win a game this year and wear swept and eliminated by the San Jose Sharks in just four games. After another disappointing outcome for the Canucks, we may have seen the end of Alain Vigneault or Mike Gillis' time with Vancouver. 
  • By the Sharks and Los Angeles Kings advancing to the next round they set up an all California series, and guaranteed a California club in the Conference Finals for the eighth time in the last ten years.
  • Speaking of the Kings, they swept the St. Louis Blues for a second straight year. Well it wasn't exactly a sweep but they won four straight games after falling behind in the series 0-2 to win the series.
  • The Anaheim Ducks are the California team left on the outside looking in, after squandering a 3-2 series lead and losing game seven on home ice. On the other hand the Red Wings aren't looking too bad now are they? Nick Lidstrom who? 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Video: Nazem Kadri Runs Through Lars Eller

Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has had a break out season this year. Through 41 games he has scored 17 goals, recorded 41 points and has been one of the biggest pieces to the Maple Leafs' success and will have to be come playoffs.

He has recieved praise from all around the hockey world, and even gotten a somewhat ceremonial kiss from perhaps his biggest fan, hockey enthusiast, Don Cherry. Well last night, he reminded the hockey world that there is a physical aspect to his game as well.

Unfortunately for Lars Eller of the Montreal Canadiens, he was the memo sent out for the world to read.

Toronto went onto rout the Canadiens by a final score of 5-1and Kadri ended the game with one point, an assist on the Maple Leafs' fourth goal of the night.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Top 5 NHL Players Under 21 Years Old

The National Hockey League is a fast paced, hard-hitting gauntlet, a place for men and not for the faint of heart. However, in this man’s sport every season fresh-faced boys make their way into the league and make an impact as soon as their skates hit the ice.

Over the years these young kids start to build up, and in some cases, before they can even legally drink a beer, they are a force to be reckoned and are mentioned in the same sentence as some of the best players in the world. 

Here are the top ten NHL forwards 21-years-old or younger. 

Can The Red Wings Keep Their Playoff Streak Alive?

Over the last two decades, The Detroit Red Wings and the Stanley Cup Playoffs have have gone together like peanut butter and jelly. You could not talk about one without mentioning the other. As a matter of fact, with the Red Wings qualifying for the playoffs the last 21 seasons, there is a good portion of the NHL fan base that likely does not remember a season where the Red Wings did not qualify for the playoffs.

The last time the Wings did not qualify for the playoffs was the '89-'90 season, a year before this blogger was even born. Some of the NHL's top young talent like, Nail Yakupov, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Gabriel Landeskog, Jeff Skinner and Tyler Seguin were born several seasons into this streak.

Monday, March 25, 2013

If The Penguins Weren't Good Before, They Are Now

The Pittsburgh Penguins came into this lockout-shortened season considered one of the leading contenders for the Stanley Cup. They sport a roster with the like of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fluery, why wouldn't they be?

Even with the injury bug lingering over the team they have been successful and have stampeded to a 25-8-0 record and a spot atop the Eastern Conference with just 15 games remaining in the season.

So, with the trade deadline fast approaching few would have thought Pittsburgh would add any major pieces, if any at all. But, the Penguins have very much broke open the trade watch season with two major additions.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Los Angeles Kings Have Found Their Stride

The Stanley Cup hangover, you hear it every season. People believe the defending Stanley Cup Champions will always suffer from slow starts to their title defending season. It may be the short off-season, the excessive partying and parades over that time, or the extra focus on your team because of the win, blame it on what you want, this phenomena shows it's face every season. This year the Los Angeles Kings got bit by the bug.

The Kings opened the season with a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, the game that ultimately started the Blackhawks' historic run, a game that the Kings looked out of sync and a step behind their competition. The Kings went through their first ten games of the season with a 3-5-2 record, and sat well outside the playoff picture.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Vanek's Trick Powers Sabres Past Bruins

Coming into tonight's Buffalo versus Boston game the primary focus was the potential physical play. Since the Sabres got bigger over the off season, with the additions of enforcer John Scott and agitator Steve Ott, many Sabres fans thought they would finally receive an answer for last season's Milan Lucic and Ryan Miller incident.

However, Sabres sniper, Thomas Vanek grabbed the spotlight and recorded a hat-trick and two assists in the Sabres' 7-4 win over the Bruins. This was Vanek's second five-point game of the season, and he now leads the NHL with 15 points in six games played.

Also Sabres captain, Jason Pominville and young star, Cody Hodgson both recorded a goal and two assists on the night. While Miller turned away 38 shots for his third win of the season.

Check out Vanek's hat-trick below.