Articles by Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

NHL Observations: Worst first round ever

A few things that caught my eye:

  • Ovie is like Kryptonite to Sergei Bobrovsky. He has 12 goals in 25 games, both regular season and playoffs, against him. His release on the 3-0 goal was freaky fast — he took the pass on his backhand and it was in the net in under a second. Elite.
  • Wednesday morning, I didn’t think any of the teams down 2-1 could push a series to six games. Friday morning, I’m on the Caps bandwagon. My Leafs jersey is in the closet. This new playoff format has rendered the best playoff series of any pro sport into a complete dud. Makes me feel like I’m watching the NBA.

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Penguins Repeat as Stanley Cup Winners

Just a few things that caught my eye:

  • Sidney Crosby’s legacy continues. He put the Pens on his back in Game 5 and his performance in big-money games is unsurpassed. And now he’s just the third NHLer to win the Conn Smythe in consecutive years. The last? Yup, team owner Mario Lemieux.
  • 19. The number of years the Preds have been in the league just happens to be the number of years since the last back-to-back Cup winner (Detroit in 1997 and 1998). Ironic coincidence.

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