Ice Cubes | For the second time in the Montreal Canadiens’ 109-year history, Claude Julien has replaced Michel Therrien as head coach. The move by Habs general manager Marc Bergevin came because “our team needed a new energy, a new voice, a new direction.”view
VIP Two for Tuesday | South Carolina at Florida (NCAA Basketball), Kent State at Buffalo Bulls (NCAA Basketball), NY Islanders at Detroit Red Wings (NHL), Virginia Tech at Clemson (NCAA Basketball).view
Saturday's NHL schedule offers the opportunity to play a wacky four-team parlay, betting against teams with four or more days' rest when facing teams with only one or no days' rest. But get to the window early to include all four since one game starts at 11 a.m. PT.view
Hoping to avoid one of the largest regular-season collapses in NHL history, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin fired head coach Michel Therrien and replaced him with Claude Julien on Tuesday.view
Ice Cubes | Historically speaking, when an NHL club finally reaches the playoffs following an extended absence of several seasons, it’s usually one-round-and-done with no real chance of gaining a berth in the Stanley Cup Final.view
VIP Two for Tuesday | St. Joseph's at Va Commonwealth (A-10), Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State (Big 10), Anaheim Ducks at Minnesota Wild (NHL), Dallas Stars at Winnipeg Jets (NHL).view
Ice Cubes | member clubs, followed the path of Mr. Kotter by growing into a success. They captured four consecutive Stanley Cups before moving to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center less than two years ago.view
NHL Stanley Cup future odds for betting and wagering are provided by SouthPoint. Check your local sports book for the latest odds. NHL future odds are updated weekly.view
Ice Cubes | In the 1988 motion picture “Bull Durham,” veteran minor-league catcher Crash Davis (played by Kevin Costner) frequently referred to young pitching phenom Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) as “Meat” for his million-dollar arm… and a “5-cent” brain.view
I'm Just Saying | Time for some random thoughts.view
One Mann's Opinion | Things have changed. Now that the Oakland Raiders have filed their formal application to move the venerable National Football League franchise to Las Vegas, the city and the state take on a whole new position in the sports landscape.view
As expected the major casino companies seeking to do business in Japan under new gambling legislation say they are willing to commit significant dollars to secure casino rights in that country.
Under intense legislative pressure from lobbyists, Connecticut’s State Legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public forum on gambling before any bill authorizing commercial gaming in the state is drafted.
Slot Club Spotlight | When we reported on Eldorado Resorts last August, there was no universal slot club. Eldorado’s new distinctive loyalty program ONE Club now rewards guests with exclusive benefits nationwide.
Reel Deals | Go while you “can!” The Cannery and Eastside Cannery are offering up to $200 in gambling losses for new members joining the clubs.
Dye-ing to Know | It’s been 3½ months since Blaine Graboyes’ skill-based, video-game gambling machines hit the casino floors in Atlantic City. Within a few more months, Graboyes expects to be in casinos here in Nevada.