Digging Deeper: This Season Should Signal the Start of the Kings Rebuild

Do you think Drew Doughty would have signed an eight-year extension if he knew his LA Kings would be sitting third last in the league? He's helped Los Angeles win two championships and loves living there, but he's the type of player who wants to keep winning. The ability to compete for the Stanley Cup year in… Continue reading Digging Deeper: This Season Should Signal the Start of the Kings Rebuild

Digging Deeper: Welcome to the Shark Tank Karlsson

By now I'm sure you've heard about the Erik Karlsson trade. Ottawa Senator fans are not happy with the return for their captain. Yes, they got a lot of assets, but none of the players they received scream superstar level talent. For now we will wait and see and maybe down the road the draft… Continue reading Digging Deeper: Welcome to the Shark Tank Karlsson

Digging Deeper: Clay Buchholz

Coming off a horrible season, no one would have thought Clay Buchholz would return to relevancy. Being 33-years old, it seems that age had caught up to him; his velocity was down and his pitches weren’t as good as they once were. Last season he lasted just two starts before going for surgery to repair… Continue reading Digging Deeper: Clay Buchholz

Digging Deeper: Nick Pivetta

The Philadelphia Phillies are in a battle for top spot in the National League East Division with the help of their starting rotation. As of writing, the Phillies starters rank 3rd in wins above replacement with 11.5 and rank 8th with a 3.78 ERA. The rotation has pitched 548.0 innings while compiling a record of… Continue reading Digging Deeper: Nick Pivetta

Digging Deeper: Anibal Sanchez

Some of the best stories in sports are when veterans turn back the clock and find success. In baseball we see older pitchers tweaking their repertoire and suddenly are back to being relevant. Anibal Sanchez is the latest player that seems to be rejuvenated with Atlanta. At 34-years of age, he was released by the… Continue reading Digging Deeper: Anibal Sanchez

Digging Deeper: Jake Arrieta

Today I woke up and found out someone dropped Jake Arrieta of the Philadelphia Phillies. This league is a 12 team head-to-head standard league where pitchers are required to throw at least 24 innings. So who was the guy that he picked up for Jake Arrieta? It was none other than Matt Harvey of the… Continue reading Digging Deeper: Jake Arrieta

Digging Deeper: The Value of James van Riemsdyk

After coming off his third career hat trick, James van Riemsdyk stayed hot and set a new career-high in goals last night. The soon-to-be unrestricted free agent this summer, JVR has turned into arguably the best player in front of the net. His ability to deflect and tip pucks is so valuable that many teams… Continue reading Digging Deeper: The Value of James van Riemsdyk