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July 08, 2020 - 2:24 pm
Every fiber of my being wanted to just write "You can't." and have that be this entire piece. In essence, that's what the present answer is when fans and media in other NHL markets ask the question: "What would it take to get Jack Eichel?" In fairness though, I understand all of it. If I were in...
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July 08, 2020 - 2:01 pm
This pandemic that we're all living through has taken away an awful lot of things... some more important than others, of course. The losses of life, employment, and countless things big and small add up to hit me a different way nearly every day. This week the story came that the Batavia Muckdogs...
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July 07, 2020 - 11:13 am
You may have heard Monday about somebody somewhere drafting Bills backup quarterback Matt Barkley in something. I don't know the details on the somebody or the somewhere, and I presume whoever he or she is was allowed to trade in the Bills' Barkley for Saquon, of the Giants. The something, however...
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July 07, 2020 - 2:25 am
For the first time in over a decade, a decade-long contract has been signed in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs locked up their star, Super Bowl MVP QB in Patrick Mahomes Monday, signing him to a 10-year extension worth over $400 million. While nobody envies a team having to put that much of their...
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July 06, 2020 - 4:47 pm
When great talents at wide receiver don't get enough targets in the NFL, generally they'll let you know about it. That's exactly what happened with new Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs during his time with the Minnesota Vikings. The key to keeping him happy in Buffalo will be to not allow...
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July 02, 2020 - 12:40 pm
What's that saying about the best-laid plans? Last Thursday, we kicked off our countdown of the 32 best quarterbacks currently employed by an NFL team. Three days later - at least somewhat out of the blue - the New England Patriots inked former NFL MVP Cam Newton to a one-year contract. Even though...
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July 02, 2020 - 2:50 am
One of the key reasons the Buffalo Bills were so high on QB Josh Allen coming out of Wyoming in the 2018 NFL Draft was his mobility. A player standing at 6'5, 238 lbs that can move the way Allen does is something teams covet every year. They are willing to take a chance on a player that presents...
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July 01, 2020 - 4:52 pm
Derek Jeter was often coy with the media as a player, but the Miami Marlins CEO and Yankees legend was rather blunt when it came to talking about the league's latest labor dispute. "It's unfortunate because it was disappointing, embarrassing at times, the back and forth," he said on the Marlins' "...
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July 01, 2020 - 3:26 am
The comparisons between Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen and the New England Patriots new QB Cam Newton have been made since the Bills moved up in the 2018 NFL Draft to make Allen their future face of the franchise. Allen and Newton have similar strengths, and similar weaknesses. Both have special arm...
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June 30, 2020 - 10:14 am
Despite a slew of positive COVID-19 tests and a developing players versus owners escrow dispute, the NHL plans to push full speed ahead toward a return to play. Phase 3 involves the formal opening of training camps on July 10, while the confirmation of hub city venues should be forthcoming soon...
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