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SportsRoids Inject Yourself http://sportsroids.com Sportsroids is a non biased real world gathering for sports enthusiasts to share up to date news, information and content within the sports world Sat, 29 May 2010 16:41:48 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en A Race to Four to Hoist the Cup Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers on winning making it to the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals. An unlikely match-up at the commencement of these playoffs since the Flyers needed a shootout win in the final game of the season to even qualify for the playoffs and then ... http://sportsroids.com/2010/05/29/a-race-to-four-to-hoist-the-cup/ Conference Finals Coin Flip The second round of this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs created history exactly the way the NHL promised it would be made. We saw the two time defending Western Conference Champs not only get dethroned but almost swept out of the playoffs by San Jose who defeated Detroit in five games. ... http://sportsroids.com/2010/05/15/conference-finals-coin-flip-2/ Conference Finals Coin Flip The second round of this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs created history exactly the way the NHL promised it would be made. We saw the two time defending Western Conference Champs not only get dethroned but almost swept out of the playoffs by San Jose who defeated Detroit in five games. ... http://sportsroids.com/2010/05/15/conference-finals-coin-flip/ Round Two Intrigue An incredibly entertaining first round that resulted in the Eastern Conference turning upside down and the west saw series domination by no one but resulting in a mostly chalk second round. Kudos to the performances put forth by the Phoenix Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche and L.A. Kings who performed more than ... http://sportsroids.com/2010/04/29/round-two-intrigue/ NHL Playoff Preview/Predictions East preview: 1. Washington vs. 8. Montreal Jaroslav Halak is the key to this series. All Halak has to do is keep Washington at bay, if he can manage to do that the Canadiens will get plenty of scoring chances against Washington’s swiss cheese defense.  Two things we know for sure: Montreal ... http://sportsroids.com/2010/04/13/nhl-playoff-previewpredictions/ Flames Die Out; Penguins in Trouble; New Challengers for Detroit. Who would have thought at the trade deadline that the acquisition by of the Calgary Flames of former Maple Leaf players Ian White, Jamal Mayers, Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, and Vesa Toskala would result in the Flames missing the playoffs? How about EVERYBODY except anyone inside the Calgary Flames organization ... http://sportsroids.com/2010/04/08/flames-die-out-penguins-in-trouble-new-challengers-for-detroit/ Devils + Bruins = Dreadful It’s possible that once the seedings are all set Boston and New Jersey could match-up against one another in the first round; God helps us all if they do. That will be one of the least entertaining playoff series of all time. It begs the question what would be more ... http://sportsroids.com/2010/03/30/devils-bruins-dreadful/ Atlanta’s Addition by Subtraction Addition by subtraction; a phrase that in and of itself makes little sense when it stands alone, but it certainly has an comprehensible application when describing the Atlanta Thrashers this season.  For most of the season their leading scorer was Ilya Kovalchuk—as has been the case for the better part ... http://sportsroids.com/2010/03/23/atlantas-addition-by-subtraction/ Devils Dominate Pens; Red Wings Lurke; Blackhawks Goaltending Hole Last night the Pittsburgh Penguins were held in check yet AGAIN by the New Jersey Devils who have now swept the season series against the Penguins 6-0 and in a decisive manner every time. One team dominating another like this is not rare, but the difference in this case is ... http://sportsroids.com/2010/03/18/devils-dominate-pens-red-wings-lurke-blackhawks-goaltending-hole/ Olympics and the NHL; End Touch Icing; Shootout Stupidity What I’m griping about today: 1. NHL players in or out of the next Olympics? There is no reason the NHL should not send players to the 2014 Olympics. The amount of attention the tournament gets worldwide is nothing but a positive thing for the NHL. Even for teams like Germany Latvia ... http://sportsroids.com/2010/03/09/olympics-and-the-nhl-end-touch-icing-shootout-stupidity/