Aaron Judge roughed up the Jays (and suspicions of cheating got people talking). https://t.co/QA8xmSNwPd
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) May 16, 2023
Last night, the Seattle Kraken fell to the Stars in Game #7 of their second-round series against the Dallas Stars, Evgenii Dadonov’s new club.
Of course, a Vegas-Seattle series would have been something else, but the Kraken can be proud of what they’ve accomplished. In his second NHL season, making it to the second round is quite something.
The club is on a roll and what’s next looks bright… in a city where it often rains.
Dallas was simply a very tough opponent – too tough, in fact. And since Peter DeBoer never loses a game #7 (he’s 7-in-7), logic was respected.
An updated look at the Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket 👀 pic.twitter.com/o4sp5lF764
– TSN (@TSN_Sports) May 16, 2023
Basically, it’s not complicated: the Eastern teams’ games will start on Thursday the 18th (two days from now) and the Western games will start the following day. Each series will be played on both days.
Full Conference Finals schedule: pic.twitter.com/GavXDbq2QL
– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 16, 2023
- Hurricanes in seven against the Panthers
- Golden Knights in six against the Stars
What’s crazy is that we’re talking about four teams in the South. Seeing the Maple Leafs, Oilers, Devils and Kraken go down in recent days has given way to clubs that play in the South.
This could help field hockey grow… or, conversely, it could hurt ratings. I’m leaning towards the second option.
(Of the league’s top 20 scorers this season, only… two remain.)
– Richard Labbé (@Richardlabbe) May 16, 2023
In reality, it’s true that in terms of appeal across North America, a Dallas-Carolina final wouldn’t exactly sell in places where field hockey is king.
In fact, when you look at it all, the four remaining teams didn’t exist (in their current form) in the spring of 1993, the last time the CH won the Cup. That summer, the Stars moved to Dallas and won the Cup a few years later, in 1999.
I can’t wait to see the ratings. The bosses at TVA Sports must be biting their fingers… and I can’t say I blame them.
– That’s a good point.
🏒”There have already been negotiations to extend his contract, but I’m convinced it was himself, of his own volition, who wanted to see how it would end before negotiating.”
Guy Boucher on Leafs GM Kyle Dubas and his future
– 98,5 Sports (@985Sports) May 16, 2023
– The Bell Centre is aging. [BPM Sports]
– Big loss for the Blue Jays.
Montreal Alliance | It’s time to win https://t.co/qeZ5N5H9XV
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) May 16, 2023