The Athletic Renaissance

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers
June 14, 2016

As the illustrious career of Kobe Bryant wound down to it’s final game, I began to think about how almost all of the sports icons that I grew up with have either retired, or are nearing that same fate.

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*Phil Kessel is a Champion

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June 14, 2016

  If you thought I was finished writing Phil Kessel articles, think again. See, I wasn’t intending to write another Kessel article, but I had to comment on what I came across today.

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The All-NHL Team

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June 9, 2016

With the Stanley Cup Finals all but decided already, there really is not too much left to discuss. The Penguins have a commanding 3-1 series lead and have dominated the Sharks for most of the series. Were you wondering the last time a team came back from being down 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals? It was 1942. While it would be incredibly exciting to watch the Sharks come back,…

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Penguins Ready to Close Out at Home

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June 9, 2016

Ticket prices for Thursday’s Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Pittsburgh are skyrocketing. There’s a simple reason why: the Penguins have an opportunity to win the Stanley Cup at home for the first time in franchise history. Not only that, but the Penguins can be the first Pittsburgh team to win a championship at home since Bill Mazeroski’s walk-off grand slam lifted the Pirates over the Yankees in Game…

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A Word on the Profitability of Spread Betting in the NHL Playoffs

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June 8, 2016

If you’re thinking about betting the NHL playoffs in the future, know this: when in doubt, take the underdog with the spread. Before getting into some statistics that support this notion, I want to explain the theory first. The NHL playoffs are widely regarded as the most competitive postseason in the four major sports, and it’s really not up for debate. For instance, only four of the past sixteen President’s Cup trophy…

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Can The Sharks Come Back?

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June 4, 2016

The San Jose Sharks are in a 2-0 hole after playing the first two games of the series away at the Consol Energy Center. Nick Bonino found twine late in the third to steal Game 1 and Conor Sheary ended it in OT for the Penguins in Game 2. Only a mere two goals separate these two teams, but the result is a seemingly insurmountable two game series lead. These…

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