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  1. Katie Baker's November Bake Shop

    Katie Baker

    Would you rather see your favorite team hoist the Cup or your home country capture Olympic glory? Plus, questions on wedding etiquette, bullying in sports, and New York FANdom in this month's Bake Shop!

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  2. NHL Playoff Chances in November

    Sean McIndoe

    History suggests that the season is already over for these eight NHL teams. But could any defy the odds?

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  3. NHL Grab Bag: Tyler Bozak Finds Way to Ruin Winning for Toronto M...

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. T...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Red Sox Keep Rolling

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy faking injuries to run down the clock at your office, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Boston Red Sox are in the ALCS after holding off the Tampa Bay Rays, who set a postseason record with nine pitchers in t...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  5. Who Is Left in the NHL Free-Agent Pool?

    Sean McIndoe

    August is the dead zone of the NHL offseason. After the excitement of the playoffs, followed immediately by the draft, free agency, and a handful of major trades, August shows up and ruins everything. You suck, August. Although we sometimes do see...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  6. The Six Skill Competitions That Could Fix MLB All-Star Week

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball might be the only one of the four major sports in which the All-Star Game is more entertaining than its baggage. The Pro Bowl is awful, a chore so eye-roll worthy that players routinely look for reasons to beg out of a free postseason trip t...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. Did the Cory Schneider Trade Make the Vancouver Canucks Any Bette...

    Sean McIndoe

    It's been one of the NHL's burning questions for the last 14 months: Where would Roberto Luongo wind up? After losing his job as the Canucks' starting goaltender to Cory Schneider during last year's playoff loss to the Kings, Luongo was clearly on...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  8. How Did Chicago Win the Stanley Cup?

    Sean McIndoe

    You see, Chicago, this is not the way it's supposed to work. Not in the salary-cap era, at least. We lost an entire season to get this system, and then we lost another half-season to ... well, nobody's quite sure, but to tweak it, we guess. Thi...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  9. Stanley Cup Final: Can the Blackhawks Win in Six (Again)?

    Katie Baker

    Patrick Kane was the first person to realize that the Chicago Blackhawks had won the Stanley Cup. He had put a low-angle shot on net during overtime of Game 6 in Philadelphia, and the puck had disappeared from view, but Kane knew it wasn't stuck some...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  10. 20 Years of Awkwardness: A Celebration of Gary Bettman Stanley Cu...

    Sean McIndoe

    The Stanley Cup will be in the building tonight in Boston, with the Chicago Blackhawks one win away from claiming the championship. And that means it's time to get excited about one of the highlights of the NHL season: Watching commissioner Gary Bett...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  11. The 1-1 Stanley Cup Series: A Historical Analysis

    Sean McIndoe

    After the opening two games between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, the Stanley Cup final is tied at one game apiece for the first time since the lockout. Well, not this year's lockout. I mean, that would be true, but it wouldn't be very...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  12. NHL Grab Bag: How Should We Call These Playoff Games?

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. This week's three stars of comedy Recognizing the three NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  13. The 25 Stages of Playoff OT Hockey

    Sean McIndoe

    The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins needed a third overtime to decide Game 1 of their Stanley Cup final this week. It was the longest game of the 2013 playoffs. (The series picks up again Saturday night in Chicago.) Now it goes without saying th...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  14. 2013 Stanley Cup Final: Chicago's Lucky Night

    Katie Baker

    What do you do when you're completely exhausted? Me, I get cranky. My eyes redden, my skin sags, my temper shortens, and everything seems like a much bigger deal than it probably is. Small tasks become grand impositions. Minor snafus seem life-ruinou...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  15. Grantland on the 2013 NHL Playoffs

    Grantland Staff

    Our coverage of the breakout players, most heartbreaking losses, and biggest games of this year's Stanley Cup race.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  16. NHL playoffs conference finals

    Katie Baker

    Chicago takes a 3-1 series lead over the L.A. Kings in the Western Conference finals, while the Bruins look to sweep the Penguins in the East.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013