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The Seattle Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII 43-8 in rout of Broncos

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The graphic was taken from the Seattle Seahawks Facebook page, and while it tells the story of a loopsided game, it fails to capture just how truly impressive this was by the Seahawks. Because if you had not watched the game you might have assumed the Seattle offense was dominate and the Defense was as well. While the offense was good, it was the defense that stole the show forcing 4 turnovers and Percy Harvin also had a return touchdown for the Seahawks. The teams were separated by just 35 yards of offense, but 4 turnovers, a safety to start the game and a kickoff return touchdown to start the second half in favor of the Seahawks set this up to be the rout it became.

The Super Bowl MVP was Malcom Smith who had 10 tackles and 1 interception in the game, the interception was returned for a 69 yard touchdown to make the game 22-0.

Peyton Manning was 34 of 49 for 280 yards but just one touchdown and two interceptions. And as I predicted yesterday he threw at least one but my gut feeling on two interceptions was spot on. Manning also lost a fumble late in the game to seal Denver’s fate.

Sadly for those who enjoy close starts, this was not it, not even close. In fact at halftime the only question was “how is the halftime show going to be?” and honestly Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were really good last night.

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t post my favorite Super Bowl advertisement on here, I mean these companies put millions into these ads so one Youtube video won’t kill anyone, and besides it is well done by Budweiser. And honestly, is that a surprise? They usually do a good job with their Super Bowl ads.

Super Bowl XLVIII Prediction

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Sunday February 2nd will be Super Bowl 48 (better known as XLVIII) and the Denver Broncos are going to face the Seattle Seahawks for the right to hold the Vince Lombardi trophy in the middle of MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. I am not going to pretend I am a football expert, my main sports focus is hockey and it has always been that way so I am not going to do a huge blog here that will be mind blowing.

However with that said, I will say that I believe that defense wins championships and I think the Seahawks probablt have one of the best defenses in recent memory in terms of playing in the Super Bowl. In fact the last time a great, hard hitting defense played in the Super Bowl was probably the 2007 Chicago Bears even though the Indianapolis Colts beat them 29-17. Denver’s offense however is one of the best in the history of the game, which is saying a lot because the league has turned itself into an offensive league, granted it isn’t at Arena Football levels but games are getting closer and closer by the season.

As I mentioned above I believe in defense winning championships, so I am going to predict a 27-21 Seattle Seahawks victory, and I will predict this as Russell Wilson’s coming out party, I think he’ll pass for at least 300 yards in this game. I think Peyton Manning will have issues passing the football against a great pass defense, therefore I will predict he throws at least one interception but I believe two is more likely.

Either way whether you have a rooting interest or not, and being a Patriots fan I don’t have one, it should be a great game. It should also help measure just how much offense reigns supreme in the NFL these days with all the defense tacky penalties they call. The Broncos could very well put up 40 and make me look like a clown, however I just think Seattle has too much skill for that sort of offensive showing.

Enjoy the game guys and gals, I know I will!

Weekend Recap: Battlefield 4 banned in China, NHL news and notes, NFL Playoff Picture

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Battlefield 4

News

Battlefield 4 Banned in China

According to IGN Dice’s Battlefield 4 has been banned in China following the release of the China Rising expansion pack because the Chinese Government is concerned over the content within the expansion pack which features a fictional story of Admiral Chang who is trying to overthrow the Chinese Government. China’s Ministry of Culture is fearing that the content “endangers national security and cultural aggression.”

Head on to the IGN post to read the entire story.

Blues go 2-0 over the Weekend

The St. Louis Blues continued their roll Saturday and Sunday with wins over Chicago and Dallas. The win over Chicago featured a 2 goal third period come back and a shootout as the Blues won 6-5 in the shootout. The game against Dallas was a lower scoring game but it also required extra time as the Blues won 3-2.

Seidenberg Out for Season with Torn ACL/MCL

Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. The injury came late in the third period in a game Friday night against the Ottawa Senators on a play that can only be deemed as fluky because it was a clean collision Senators forward Cory Conacher but Seidenberg seemed to land awkwardly after it and it really looked bad.

Sharks Snap Ducks 10 game Winning Streak

The San Jose Sharks won 3-1 on Sunday night over the Anaheim Ducks ending their 10 game winning streak. The Ducks had last lost on December 3rd against the LA Kings. The Ducks last regulation loss was on November 26th at Dallas.

Chargers, Saints clinch Wild Card Spots; Packers, Eagles clinch division crowns

In the NFL the final week of the season featured 13 games with possible playoff implications. And the Wild Card clinchers were the San Diego Chargers who beat Kansas City’s B team in overtime. And the New Orleans Saints who beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home.

Meanwhile the division winners who clinched yesterday were the Green Bay Packers who beat the Chicago Bears in Chicago 33-28 in what was a great back and forth game. And the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas in a tight game despite the Cowboys throwing out Kyle Orton as their starter with Tony Romo being out after surgery on his back.

I’ll have the playoff schedule and predictions up later this week.

A Christmas Greeting, and a Christmas Time Sports Schedule

Since today is Christmas Eve you might be wondering what in the world is on during this time of year? Since the NHL is on a three day Christmas break these other sports could be worthy of viewing consideration over the next few days. I’ll also be posting probably on December 26th again but for now I just wanted to make this point and wish everyone a very happy and safe Christmas holiday season. And we’ll meet back here soon. Until then stay safe and have a great next couple of days.

All Times Eastern Time

12/24:

NCAAF

Boise State @ Oregon State 8 PM ESPN (Sheraton Hawaii Bowl)

12/25:

NBA

Bulls @ Nets 12 PM  ESPN

Thunder @ Knicks 2:30 PM  ABC

Heat @ Lakers 5 PM ABC

Rockets @ Spurs 8 PM ESPN

Clippers @ Warriors 10:30 PM ESPN

12/26

IIHF Word Junior Championships

Germany @ Canada 7:30 AM NHL Network US/TSN

Czech Republic @ USA 11:30 AM NHL Network US/TSN

NCAAF

Pittsburgh @ Bowling Green 6 PM ESPN (Little Caesars Bowl)

Utah State @ Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ESPN (San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl)

NBA

Grizzles @ Rockets 8 PM TNT

Clippers @ Trail Blazers 10:30 PM TNT

Additional Notes

And also the NHL Network will be showing some of the old outdoor games throughout the week if that is your kind of thing.

Thanksgiving and Sports on Today

Today is Thanksgiving in the USA so I wanted to wish my fellow Americans a Happy Thanksgiving. Today is a day to give thanks for what we have, whether it be good health, good wealth, good family, or whatever you may be thankful for. Today is meant to celebrate what you have even if you have very little and times are tough, there is probably something that you are thankful for even if it is a short list of things that you have, appreciate it, because some people might have it far worse.

Personally I am thankful to be in good health, to have all of my family in good health, and to have this little blog be as successful as it has been, I never would have imagined I’d still be doing this blog when I first started it back in late February, and I never could have dreamed to have the following I do on here, it truly has been a blessing to me, and I appreciate the support I’ve gotten from fellow WordPress users during the past year.

I’m also thankful for the help I’ve gotten with this effort from companies such as Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, because for me to have such great communications with these companies is a welcome surprise I wasn’t expecting when I started looking for ways to add content to this site, those two companies in particular (but to be clear they aren’t the only ones I’ve had success with but they’re the biggest partners of ours to this point of time) have been amazing to me and I can not thank them enough for their support in the first of hopefully many years on this journey.

With that message out of the way, I am going to close this Thanksgiving message with the sports schedule on today for the NFL and NHL, there might be college football on ESPN later as well since it is Thursday, it might be worth a look on the programming guide.

NHL:

Vancouver @ Ottawa 7:30 PM ET (NHLN-US/SNET-VAN/SNET-OTT)

Oilers @ Predators 8 PM ET (SNET-EDM)

NFL:

*I tried looking for the Canadian listings for the NFL but had trouble figuring it out, please take the following info as guesses and feel free to correct the information in the comments*

Packers @ Lions 12:30 PM ET (FOX/City TV)

Raiders @ Cowboys 4:30 PM ET (CBS/City TV/RDS2)

Steelers @ Ravens 8:20 PM ET (NBC/Sportsnet/RDS2)

Report: Josh Freeman Told to Watch Buccaneers Game From Suite, Not Sidelines

Things getting testy in Tampa Bay between the Bucs and QB Josh Freeman. To bad, he showed potential at one point, but now he’s a bit of a pain for them.

NESN.com

Greg Schiano, Josh FreemanTo say that the relationship between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Josh Freeman is uncomfortable would be a massive understatement.

The quarterback was listed as inactive heading into Week 4 after losing his starting job to rookie Mike Glennon earlier in the week. The benching prompted Freeman to voice his desire to be traded, and the feelings seem to be mutual as the Bucs didn’t give him the warmest of treatments on Sunday afternoon.

While some of the inactives were on the field prior to kickoff, Freeman was nowhere to be seen, and he also wasn’t spotted on the sidelines during the game. Instead, the signal caller was told to watch the game from a suite at Raymond James Stadium, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1.

“With all the happenings of the week, that was the best thing for our team,” Greg Schiano told Pat Yaskinsas of…

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College Football National TV Schedule

Sept. 5

Florida Atlantic at East Carolina, Fox Sports 1, 7:30

Winston-Salem (N.C.) State at UNC-Pembroke, CBS Sports Net, 8

Sacramento State at Arizona State, Pac-12, 10

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NFL predictions and week one schedule

Tonight the NFL kicks off the season. And I wanted to do a quick piece about it here. Below is my predictions on where each team will finish. The X’s in the standings indicate wild card teams. The top two teams in each conference get a bye will in round one of the playoffs.

I found that predicting the NFC South the toughest part of this piece. I don’t think there is a clear winner in that division because it is so mediocre it isn’t funny.

Also included below is the week one schedule for the NFL.

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College Football games to watch for Week 01

North Carolina @ (6) South Carolina|Thursday 6 PM ET ESPN

This should be a good game, despite not being ranked the Tar Heels are usually a pretty decent football team.

(24) USC @ Hawaii| Thursday 11 PM ET CBS Sports Network

This will be a good test for Hawaii against a highly skilled USC team.

(1) Alabama @ Virginia Tech| Saturday 5:30 PM ET ESPN

The Crimson Tide look to get off to a 1-0 start to the season against the Hokies.

(5) Georgia @ (8) Clemson| Saturday 8 PM ET ABC

This should be a nice clash of two top 10 schools.

(12) LSU @ (20) TCU| Saturday 9PM ET ESPN

This should be another great match up between two closely matched schools. LSU is expected to make a run for a National Title again this year.

(11) Florida State @ Pittsburgh|Monday 8PM ET ESPN

This should be a really good game, this could be an early season upset.

College Football Schedule for Week 01

Thursday:

TIME (ET)

VISITING TEAM HOME TEAM TV

6:00 pm

Liberty Flames  Kent State Golden Flashes  ESP3  

6:00 pm

North Carolina Tar Heels  6 South Carolina Gamecocks  ESPN  

6:30 pm

Presbyterian Blue Hose  Wake Forest Demon Deacons  ESP3  

7:00 pm

Illinois State Redbirds  Ball State Cardinals  ESP3  

7:00 pm

Tulsa Golden Hurricane  Bowling Green Falcons  ESPU  

7:00 pm

Indiana State Sycamores  Indiana Hoosiers  BTN BTN2  

7:00 pm

UNLV Rebels  Minnesota Golden Gophers  BTN BTN2  

7:00 pm

Akron Zips  UCF Knights  ESP3  

7:30 pm

Western Carolina Catamounts  Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders   

7:30 pm

Southern Utah Thunderbirds  South Alabama Jaguars  ESP3  

8:00 pm

Jackson State Tigers  Tulane Green Wave   

8:00 pm

Utah State Aggies  Utah Utes  FS1  

9:15 pm

Ole Miss Rebels  Vanderbilt Commodores  ESPN  

10:00 pm

Sacramento State Hornets  San Jose State Spartans   

10:30 pm

Rutgers Scarlet Knights  Fresno State Bulldogs  ESPU  

11:00 pm

24 USC Trojans  Hawaii Rainbow Warriors  CBSS  

Friday 

TIME (ET)

VISITING TEAM HOME TEAM TV  

7:00 pm

Morgan State Bears  Army Black Knights  CBSS    

7:00 pm

Samford Bulldogs  Georgia State Panthers  ESP3    

8:00 pm

Florida Atlantic Owls  Miami (FL) Hurricanes  ESPU    

8:00 pm

Western Michigan Broncos  Michigan State Spartans  BTN BTN2    

8:00 pm

Texas Tech Red Raiders  SMU Mustangs  ESPN    

8:30 pm

North Dakota State Bison  Kansas State Wildcats  FS1    

10:00 pm

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks  Arizona Wildcats  PACN    

 Saturday

TIME (ET)

VISITING TEAM HOME TEAM TV  

12:00 pm

Villanova Wildcats  Boston College Eagles  ESNN    

12:00 pm

Purdue Boilermakers  Cincinnati Bearcats  ESPU    

12:00 pm

Elon Phoenix  Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  ESP3    

12:00 pm

Southern Illinois Salukis  Illinois Fighting Illini  BTN BTN2    

12:00 pm

Buffalo Bulls  2 Ohio State Buckeyes  ESP2    

12:00 pm

William & Mary Tribe  West Virginia Mountaineers  FS1    

12:00 pm

Massachusetts Minutemen  23 Wisconsin Badgers  BTN BTN2    

12:21 pm

Toledo Rockets  10 Florida Gators  ESP3 ESGP SECN    

12:30 pm

FIU Golden Panthers  Maryland Terrapins  ESP3 ESGP    

12:30 pm

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs  North Carolina State Wolfpack  ESP3 ESGP ACCN    

1:00 pm

Rice Owls  7 Texas A&M Aggies  ESPN    

3:00 pm

Colgate Raiders  Air Force Falcons  ROOT    

3:30 pm

Northern Illinois Huskies  Iowa Hawkeyes  BTN BTN2    

3:30 pm

Central Michigan Chippewas  17 Michigan Wolverines  BTN BTN2    

3:30 pm

Temple Owls  14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish  NBC    

3:30 pm

Mississippi State Bulldogs  13 Oklahoma State Cowboys  ABC ESP2    

3:30 pm

Penn State Nittany Lions  Syracuse Orange  ABC ESP2    

3:30 pm

BYU Cougars  Virginia Cavaliers  ESPU    

4:00 pm

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns  Arkansas Razorbacks  ESP3 ESGP FSN    

4:00 pm

North Carolina Central Eagles  Duke Blue Devils  ESP3    

4:00 pm

Nicholls Colonels  3 Oregon Ducks  FS1    

5:30 pm

1 Alabama Crimson Tide  Virginia Tech Hokies  ESPN    

6:00 pm

Howard Bison  Eastern Michigan Eagles  ESP3    

6:00 pm

Eastern Washington Eagles  25 Oregon State Beavers  PACN    

6:00 pm

Austin Peay Governors  Tennessee Volunteers  ESP3 ESGP TNPV    

7:00 pm

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions  Arkansas State Red Wolves  ESP3    

7:00 pm

Washington State Cougars  Auburn Tigers  ESPU    

7:00 pm

Old Dominion Monarchs  East Carolina Pirates  FCS    

7:00 pm

Miami (OH) RedHawks  Marshall Thundering Herd  CBSS    

7:00 pm

Murray State Racers  Missouri Tigers  ESP3 ESGP MOPV    

7:00 pm

Idaho Vandals  North Texas Mean Green     

7:00 pm

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks  16 Oklahoma Sooners  OKPV    

7:00 pm

Texas State Bobcats  Southern Miss Golden Eagles     

7:00 pm

UAB Blazers  Troy Trojans  ESP3    

7:00 pm

Kentucky Wildcats  Western Kentucky Hilltoppers  ESNN    

7:30 pm

Wofford Terriers  Baylor Bears  FSN    

8:00 pm

5 Georgia Bulldogs  8 Clemson Tigers  ABC    

8:00 pm

UNI Panthers  Iowa State Cyclones     

8:00 pm

Wyoming Cowboys  18 Nebraska Cornhuskers  BTN BTN2    

8:00 pm

Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners  New Mexico Lobos     

8:00 pm

Eastern Illinois Panthers  San Diego State Aztecs     

8:00 pm

New Mexico State Aggies  15 Texas Longhorns  LGHN    

9:00 pm

12 LSU Tigers  20 TCU Horned Frogs  ESPN    

10:00 pm

Nevada Wolf Pack  21 UCLA Bruins  PACN    

10:00 pm

19 Boise State Broncos  Washington Huskies  FS1    

10:30 pm

22 Northwestern Wildcats  California Golden Bears  ESP2    

 Sunday

TIME (ET)

VISITING TEAM HOME TEAM TV  

3:30 pm

Ohio Bobcats  9 Louisville Cardinals  ESPN    

6:00 pm

Colorado Buffaloes  Colorado State Rams  CBSS    

 Monday

TIME (ET)

VISITING TEAM HOME TEAM TV  

8:00 pm

11 Florida State Seminoles  Pittsburgh Panthers  ESPN    

New bag policy in the NFL

The NFL in May clear new rules regarding personal bags being bought into the stadiums around the NFL. Below is the article listed on www.nfl.com/allclear.

To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into stadiums, NFL teams will implement an NFL policy this year that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into stadiums.

The NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May unanimously recommended the implementation of this measure that will enhance public safety and make it easier for fans to gain access to all stadiums.

The NFL strongly encourages fans to not bring any type of bags, but outlined today what is permissible. Beginning with preseason games, fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:

    • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” (Official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags will be available through club merchandise outlets or at nflshop.com/allclear), or
    • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
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    • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bags.
    • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
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Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Fans will continue to be able to enjoy their tailgate activities in the parking lots and to do so with greater safety and the knowledge that their entry into the stadium will be smoother and faster. They also will continue to be able to carry items allowed into the stadium, such as binoculars, cameras, and smart phones.

As the 2013 season approaches, we encourage fans to visit individual NFL team websites for specific stadium information.

Sports News and Notes June 28, 2013

NBA

Draft night brings blockbuster trade

The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets worked out a blockbuster trade on draft night that will send Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and Kevin Garnett to New Jersey for MarShon Brooks, Kris Joesph, Keith Bogans, Gerald Wallace, the expiring contract of Kris Humphries, and three first round draft picks (2014, 2016, 2018). This move is part of a rebuilding project by the Celtics after they received a 2015 first round pick for coach Doc Rivers from the Clippers earlier in the week.

Draft Selections

As mentioned before last night was the NBA draft so below is how the draft turned out in terms of who got selected, but there were trades of some of these picks afterwards.

1 Cleveland Anthony Bennett (PF) UNLV
2 Orlando Victor Oladipo (SG) Indiana
3 Washington Otto Porter (SF) G’town
4 Charlotte Cody Zeller (PF) Indiana
5 Phoenix Alex Len (C) Maryland
6 New Orleans Nerlens Noel (C) Kentucky
7 Sacramento Ben McLemore (SG) Kansas
8 Detroit Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG) Georgia
9 Minnesota Trey Burke (PG) Michigan
10 Portland C.J. McCollum (PG) Lehigh
11 Philadelphia Michael Carter-Williams (PG) Syracuse
12 Oklahoma City Steven Adams (C) Pittsburgh
13 Dallas Kelly Olynyk (PF) Gonzaga
14 Utah Shabazz Muhammad (SF) UCLA
15 Milwaukee Giannis Antetokounmpo (SF) Greece
16 Boston Lucas Nogueira (C) Brazil
17 Atlanta Dennis Schroeder (PG) Germany
18 Atlanta Shane Larkin (PG) Miami
19 Cleveland Sergey Karasev (SG) Russia
20 Chicago Tony Snell (SF) New Mexico
21 Utah Gorgui Dieng (C) Louisville
22 Brooklyn Mason Plumlee (C) Duke
23 Indiana Solomon Hill (SF) Arizona
24 New York Tim Hardaway Jr. (SG) Michigan
25 LA Clippers Reggie Bullock (SG) UNC
26 Minnesota Andre Roberson (SF) Colorado
27 Denver Rudy Gobert (C) France
28 San Antonio Livio Jean-Charles (PF) France
29 Oklahoma City Archie Goodwin (SG) Kentucky
30 Phoenix Nemanja Nedovic (SG) Serbia
31 Cleveland Allen Crabbe (SG) California
32 Oklahoma City Alex Abrines (SG) Spain
33 Cleveland Carrick Felix (SG) Arizona St
34 Houston Isaiah Canaan (PG) Murray St
35 Philadelphia Glen Rice Jr. (SF) NBDL
36 Sacramento Ray McCallum (PG) Detroit
37 Detroit Tony Mitchell (PF) N Texas
38 Washington Nate Wolters (PG) S Dakota St
39 Portland Jeff Withey (C) Kansas
40 Portland Grant Jerrett (PF) Arizona
41 Memphis Jamaal Franklin (SG) SDSU
42 Philadelphia Pierre Jackson (PG) Baylor
43 Milwaukee Ricky Ledo (SG) Providence
44 Dallas Mike Muscala (PF) Bucknell
45 Portland Marko Todorovic (SF) Serbia
46 Utah Erick Green (PG) Va Tech
47 Atlanta Raul Neto (PG) Brazil
48 LA Lakers Ryan Kelly (PF) Duke
49 Chicago Erik Murphy (PF) Florida
50 Atlanta James Ennis (SF) L Beach St
51 Orlando Romero Osby (PF) Oklahoma
52 Minnesota Lorenzo Brown (PG) NC State
53 Indiana Colton Iverson (C) Colo St
54 Washington Arsalan Kazemi (PF) Oregon
55 Memphis Joffrey Lauvergne (PF) France
56 Detroit Peyton Siva (PG) Louisville
57 Phoenix Alex Oriakhi (C) Missouri
58 San Antonio Deshaun Thomas (SF) Ohio St
59 Minnesota Bojan Dubljevic (PF) Serbia
60 Memphis Janis Timma (SF) Latvia

NHL

Lightning buy out LeCavalier

The Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to buy out Vincent LeCavalier making him an unrestricted free-agent. LeCavlier has played his entire 14 year NHL career in Tampa Bay racking up 1,037 games, 383 goals, 491 assists, 874 points, and 746 penalty minutes. The compliance buyout gets LeCavalier’s contract off of Tampa’s cap hit, and that cap hit next season would have been north of $7.7M.

Alfredsson to return to Sens for another season

Daniel Alfredsson has confirmed to TSN insider Darren Dreger that he will return to the Senators for the 2013-2014 season. Alfredsoon is going to return for his 18th NHL season, in his first 17 seasons he has played 1178 games while tallying 426 goals, 682 assists, 1108 points, and 500 penalty minutes.

Letang, Penguins can’t agree on extension

Also according to TSN out of Canada is that the Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Kris Letang are having trouble coming to an agreement. According to Pierre LeBrun who also works for ESPN’s web site, Letang turned down a 8 year, $56 M contract from the Penguins and counter offered the Penguins with a long term deal with a salary figuring to be slightly north of $7.5M per season which is only $500,000+ more than the Penguins had offered.

If Letang’s greed gets in the way the report also said that Letang’s first trade choice would be the Toronto Maple Leafs. But if you’re a Penguins fan, I wouldn’t worry about that, I don’t think that the deal won’t get done. Letang is too important to the Penguins.

NFL

Hernandez denied bail in bail review hearing in MA

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was denied bail in a bail review hearing in Fall River, MA on Thursday. Hernandez was denied because Honor Rene Dupuis considered Hernandez a flight risk with substantial means to do so and denied him bail.

In other news relating to the case, Hernandez is now being looked into as a possible suspect in a double murder in Boston that happened on July 16, 2012. Details of that investigation are little to nothing to this point.

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