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

The Glass Eye: Super Bowl Preview

This may not be the Super Bowl YOU wanted to see, but it’s definitely the one MOST people wanted to see…Peyton Manning and his record-breaking offense vs. the tough Seattle ‘D’, featuring arguably the best pass defense of the last 20 years. As a bonus, we get the top seeds from...
Posted On 31 Jan 2014

The Glass Eye: NFL Playoff Preview – Conference Championship Games

While last week’s games may not have been as dramatic and exciting as the first round games, I think we learned a lot about all eight teams involved. Let’s look at some of those lessons, and then preview two excellent games this weekend. Let’s look at the teams that lost first....
Posted On 17 Jan 2014

The Glass Eye: NFL Divisional Playoff Preview

OK, so last week’s previews weren’t exactly on the mark – and from now on, Cincinnati’s NFL team is officially the ‘Bungles’ with me until they PROVE otherwise – but hey, it’s a new week, and a new chance to try to predict the unpredictable! Let’s start with lessons learned last...
Posted On 10 Jan 2014

The Glass Eye: NFL Wildcard Playoff Preview

After a crazy ending to the regular season, we have four intriguing matchups this weekend – all of these teams are relatively evenly matched, and there are many instances of top offenses facing top defenses this weekend. Let’s analyze each game: Kansas City at Indianapolis (-2.5)...
Posted On 03 Jan 2014

The Glass Eye: Holiday Odds and Ends

As the year draws to a close, there are many interesting stories throughout the world of sports. Let’s break out the trusty ‘bullet points’ for the last column of 2013: -I wrote about the Penguins last week, but they continue to amaze…Thursday night’s demolition of the Minnesota...
Posted On 22 Dec 2013

The Glass Eye: The State of the Penguins

Last week, the Eye took a look at how the NHL standings look after two months of play, and made some predictions about the rest of the season. Today we will focus in on the Penguins – strengths, weaknesses, moves they should make, and predictions for the rest of the season. As of...
Posted On 13 Dec 2013

The Glass Eye: The NHL Season, Two Months In

(Editor’s note – article reflects records and stats as of December 5, when article was written) The Eye missed previewing the NHL this season, so I thought now would be a good time to check on each division’s surprises and expectations going forward, with a more...
Posted On 10 Dec 2013