The Glass Eye: NL Midseason Review

  Last week, we took a look at the AL, this week we’ll look at the Senior Circuit division by division, starting out west. NL West Division Leader: LA Dodgers (51-42) and SF Giants (50-41) virtually tied Most surprising team: Giants (+21 Run Differential; 76-86, -62 RD in...
Posted On 12 Jul 2014

The Glass Eye: AL Mid-season Review

The MLB season hits the halfway mark this week for most teams, and there are MANY surprises across both leagues. This week, we will take a look at the AL by division, reviewing the most surprising and disappointing teams/players. We will look at the NL next week. AL West Division...
Posted On 27 Jun 2014

The Glass Eye: A Crossroads for the Penguins

If you’re reading this, you almost certainly know all the gory details of the Pens’ latest postseason failure/meltdown – this time letting a 3-1 series lead slip away without once owning a lead in the final three games. There was immediately blood in the water and ownership...
Posted On 26 May 2014

The Glass Eye: NHL Playoff Preview, Western Conference Finals

It’s a heavyweight rematch in the West – the Blackhawks and Kings are the last two Stanley Cup champions, and these teams met up last season with the Blackhawks prevailing 4-2. The Kings have had the harder road thus far, enduring two grueling 7-game series, while the ‘Hawks have...
Posted On 19 May 2014

The Glass Eye: NHL Playoff Preview, Eastern Conference Finals

Wow, who saw THAT coming?? Two big upsets – and both via incredible comebacks – leave the mighty Bruins and Penguins searching for answers, while the Canadiens and Rangers face off for the right to play for the Cup. I’ll have more on Pittsburgh’s problems next week, and I’ll...
Posted On 16 May 2014

The Glass Eye: NHL Playoff Preview, Round Two

Yesterday, we previewed the Boston-Montreal series.  Today we’ll look at the two Western conference battles; then finish up with the Pens-Rangers tilt. There’s a theme among all six of these teams: resilience. Anaheim vs. Los Angeles Background: If you follow hockey at all, you...
Posted On 02 May 2014

The Glass Eye: NHL Playoff Preview, Boston vs. Montreal

With three Game 7’s Wednesday night, the rest of the playoff picture is still unsettled…but the NHL is wasting no time, they have scheduled the Boston-Montreal series to start Thursday night. I’ll post previews for the other three series tomorrow. Click here for a look back at my...
Posted On 01 May 2014

The Glass Eye: NHL Playoff Preview, Round One

The best playoffs in major sports – the Stanley Cup playoffs – kick off Wednesday, and there are compelling matchups all over the board. Here’s my analysis and predictions for each series, starting out west: WESTERN CONFERENCE   Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars Key Stats: Anaheim...
Posted On 16 Apr 2014

The Glass Eye: NHL Surprises/Disappointments

With the playoffs less than two weeks away – and most of the playoff berths decided – let’s see which teams have been the most surprising and the most disappointing, starting with the Western Conference. (I took a look at the NHL after two months – click here to review that...
Posted On 08 Apr 2014

The Glass Eye: MLB Preview Part Three – NL Top 10

We finish up with the NL’s best, and let me tell you – after the top three teams, there’s a lot of parity in the NL this season. I think you can make a solid case for any of the bottom seven teams to win a wildcard, and a case for any of them to finish with a losing record....
Posted On 31 Mar 2014