FREE PREVIEW! VIP On the Mark | Presenting five good minutes with the dapper Gerard Gallant. That’s what you fight for when interviewing the coach of the Vegas Golden Knights when any announcement the first-year NHL team makes understandably draws cameras, TV and microphones.view
The Takeover | I had a chance to sit down with the crew from USFantasy and they have some big things on the horizon. First thing to discuss that is very exciting is the USFantasy App. It has all the features you’d expect from a phone app. Every sport is on there, the functionally is super easy and it is quick to place your bets.view
Ice Cubes | Whether it was Pittsburgh captain Sidney “The Kid” Crosby or freshman Jake “the small ‘k’ kid” Guentzel, in the end, the Penguins held too much firepower over the noble efforts of the upstart Nashville Predators.view
Ice Cubes | Basic handicapping philosophy from pro football, basketball and baseball is not often found in the National Hockey League.view
Inside The Lines | The puck drops this week on the NHL Stanley Cup Finals as the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins battle for the right to be called Stanley Cup champions.view
Ice Cubes | Did you hear the scream of agony coming from New York following Saturday’s Western Conference playoff game in Anaheim? It was the New York Voices from the Peacock People at NBC Sports.view
NHL Inside The Lines | We are right in the middle of the Conference Finals in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and in this week’s column, I’ll be taking a look at how each series has played out to this point and what we can use moving forward to cash some playoff tickets on the ice.view
Ice Cubes | Hockey history will transpire this week with the NHL’s first Trophy game to be held in the state of Tennessee, when the 8th-seeded Nashville Predators seek the Clarence Campbell Cup in the Western Conference final against Anaheim.view
VIP Two for Tuesday | Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians (AL), Philadelphia Phillies vs. Texas Rangers (Interleague Play), Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks (NHL West, Gm 3), Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers (AL)view
I'm Just Sayin | Time for some random thoughts. The NHL should consider legalizing gambling as a way to increase interest and viewership in their sport. Funny, the NBA wants gambling to become part of their game, or so it would seem, while hockey stays mum on the topic.view
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR) has now been recognized as the most community-minded company in the consumer discretionary industry today by Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative.
Mohegan Sun Pocono is playing follow the leader as it begins to charge some visitors for valet parking beginning July 5. The move comes on the heels of the recent trend that has seen some Las Vegas Strip resorts charging for valet and self-parking.
Do programs to curb problem gambling in Ontario, Canada work? Two members of Carleton University’s Department of Psychology, have received more than $650,000 in funding to investigate programs aimed at the prevention of problem gambling.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said it will seek to halt the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, because the merger would create one company controlling more than 90 percent of the U.S. market for paid daily fantasy sports contests.
In a decision expected to further delay the opening of a second casino in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered gambling regulators to take another look at Stadium LLC’s application to build a hotel and casino complex in the South Philadelphia area.