The Florida Panthers capture their first Stanley Cup with 2-1 win in Game 7

While they almost did the impossible (for sports besides hockey, anyway), the Edmonton Oilers failed to complete the reverse sweep and overcome a 3-0 series deficit to capture the Stanley Cup. That’s the negative way of looking at how Game 7 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final finished at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida,… read more

The Oilers are on the brink of doing something extraordinary in the Stanley Cup Final

I recently wrote in this very space that both the NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup Final were duds. I said this because the Boston Celtics had almost effortlessly taken a 3-0 lead over the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals, while the Florida Panthers had done the same to the Edmonton Oilers in the… read more

The NBA and NHL Finals have been duds up to this point

I’m not going to lie, I thought both the NBA Finals and the NHL Stanley Cup Final had promise. On the basketball side, you had the top-seeded Boston Celtics, NBA royalty, going for their 18th title. Opposing them from the Western Conference were the Dallas Mavericks, a team that won 50 regular-season games and its… read more

NHL players not touching the conference trophy is a stupid superstition

The Florida Panthers advanced to the Stanley Cup Final after defeating the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals last Saturday night at Amerant Bank Arena. One night later, Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers also clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 victory over the Dallas… read more

The Panthers advance to the Stanley Cup Final yet again, as the state of Florida continues to dominate the Eastern Conference

Chants of “We want the Cup!” reverberated throughout the arena, as players, coaches, staff and even family members gathered around to have their picture taken with the NHL’s Eastern Conference Trophy on Saturday night. Where was this arena located? Toronto? Montreal? How about New York, Detroit or Boston? Try Sunrise, Florida, a principal city located… read more


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