Calgary Flames want to extend Battle of Alberta in NHL playoffs, avoid elimination

Calgary Flames want to extend Battle of Alberta in NHL playoffs, avoid elimination

CALGARY – For the Calgary Flames to continue stoking the Battle of Alberta in the NHL playoffs, they need to take their game from good to great. Down 3-1 to the Edmonton Oilers in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals, Calgary faces elimination Thursday at the Saddledome where the Flames went 25-9-7 during the regular season. … Read more

Udonis Haslem’s role on Miami Heat is to win

Udonis Haslem’s role on Miami Heat is to win

MIAMI – Being a three-time NBA champion of the Miami Heat, there’s a level of cachet that follows and it would be easy to fall victim to entitlement. One scene during the second-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers highlighted Udonis Haslem’s egoless mentality. Toward the end of a timeout with one minute remaining before … Read more

Sharks legend Joe Thornton’s NHL future undecided after Panthers’ playoff exit

Sharks legend Joe Thornton’s NHL future undecided after Panthers’ playoff exit

Jumbo’s future undecided after Stanley Cup bid falls short originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Joe Thornton’s season with the Florida Panthers ended in the second round of the NHL playoffs Monday night, potentially marking the Sharks legend’s final game on the ice. Thornton, who spent 15 seasons with San Jose before departing after the … Read more

Russell Westbrook, Tyrese Maxey and more

Russell Westbrook, Tyrese Maxey and more

With just four teams remaining in the running for the 2022 NBA championship and both conference finals series winding down, an exciting offseason in the basketball world is right around the corner. As such, we thought it was time for another edition of our trade-rumor rankings series, where we rank the five players who have … Read more

Are we buying this Carolina Hurricanes trend?

Are we buying this Carolina Hurricanes trend?

In recent years, the impact of playing games at home compared to on the road has been questioned across all sports, not just the NHL. For a long time, we gave NFL teams a three-point home-field advantage. However, over recent years, we’ve quickly come to realize three points is too much in most circumstances. With … Read more

Flyers ‘interested’ in Flames assistant Kirk Muller

Flyers ‘interested’ in Flames assistant Kirk Muller

Flyers have interest in ex-Hurricanes head coach: report originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Nearly a month into the offseason, the Flyers’ head coaching search seems to be ramping up. With a few prominent names swirling, fans might be dreaming of Barry Trotz in orange-and-black over the next couple weeks. And while Trotz is certainly … Read more

The 49ers possibly move closer to a much-needed Jimmy Garoppolo resolution

The 49ers possibly move closer to a much-needed Jimmy Garoppolo resolution

The 49ers continue to work through the offseason program without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. They’re waiting for him to get healthy. When he’s healthy, they expect something to materialize that currently doesn’t exist. A trade market. Look carefully at what coach Kyle Shanahan said on Tuesday about Garoppolo: “Nothing’s changed since the [shoulder] surgery, we knew … Read more