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‘It’s come full circle’: What Avalanche can learn from the Lightning’s championship path
Joe Smith and Peter Baugh
Feb 11
17
“I think (the Avalanche) are on that same path (as the Lightning were),” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.
NFC South roundtable: With Tom Brady and Sean Payton gone, do the Falcons and Panthers now have a shot?
Greg Auman, Josh Kendall and more
Feb 10
29
Tom Brady has retired. Sean Payton has resigned. Our NFC South beat writers discuss what that means for the division.
How Stanley Cup champions are built: Inside the grind of a Tampa Bay Lightning scout’s life
Joe Smith
Feb 10
77
Starting with notes in the margins of a spiral notebook, Brad Whelen logs long hours to search for the next generation of NHL stars.
‘They’re going to love him’: Why John Tortorella feels Martin St. Louis is great fit for Canadiens bench
Joe Smith
Feb 10
42
Tortorella said what made St. Louis a legendary player will also be his strengths behind the bench.
Bucs seek new QB, but it won’t be Kyler Murray: Tampa Bay mailbag
Greg Auman
Feb 9
9
We open up the Bucs mailbag to answer your questions, starting with why Kyler Murray is highly unlikely to come to Tampa this offseason.
Why ‘really good value’ for Lightning players’ contracts complicates trade deadline plans
Joe Smith
Feb 9
33
The Lighting are tight against the salary cap, but that's mitigated by the fact that players are overperforming their contracts.
Bowden: The first move each AL team should make when the lockout ends
Jim Bowden
Feb 8
212
A big signing for Boston? A blockbuster trade for New York? The missing piece for Chicago? Here's what each AL team should do first.
NFL free agency rankings for 2022: Davante Adams, J.C. Jackson and Orlando Brown Jr. headline our top 75 players
Sheil Kapadia
Feb 7
178
This shopping list of NFL problem solvers is well-stocked with safeties, wide receivers and offensive linemen at the top.
MLB 2022 farm system rankings: Keith Law grades all 30 teams on prospects, with the Dodgers at No. 1
Keith Law
Feb 7
355
Keith Law ranks all 30 major-league teams’ farm systems, from the juggernaut in L.A. to the worst farm system in baseball.
A wrap on All-Star weekend, those missing Maple Leafs, and Gary Bettman fails again
Sean McIndoe
Feb 7
185
All-Star weekend was fun, right? There weren’t many games this week, so there won’t be many changes. At least, there probably shouldn't be.
Pro Bowl Confidential: Players’ picks for MVP, worst city to visit, coach they’d like to play for, COVID-19 suggestions
Greg Auman
Feb 5
335
Anonymous Pro Bowlers are surveyed on the 17th game vs. Thursday night games, underrated players and more.
Gators mailbag, part II: Predicting Florida’s record, analyzing Billy Napier’s offense and sizing up position strengths
G. Allan Taylor
Feb 5
24
Across four seasons at Louisiana, Napier’s offenses consistently favored the stretch zone ground game and play-action rollouts.
Why the players rejected MLB’s mediation request and what’s next in talks
Evan Drellich
Feb 4
596
The MLBPA rejected the league's request for mediation and it is unclear with talks will resume.
Gators mailbag: How much did Billy Napier improve class? Examining his recruiting gains and staffing peculiarities
G. Allan Taylor
Feb 4
22
Napier assembled a promising band of assistants that kept 2022 class from being derailed, but Florida won't accept No. 19 ranking for long.
MLB’s push for federal mediation could be ‘win-win’ PR play for owners, source says
Evan Drellich
Feb 4
379
“If union says no, they win,” one agent said. “If union says yes, they go through this process and burn a couple of weeks, and win.”
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