“We [the gymnasts at the camp] were all lined up in front of the national team coordinator [Tom Forster], and he just kind of announced the people for the team,” McCallum said. “I think I was the second person that was announced. … I didn’t know whether to smile or clap. I was like, ‘Oh wow!'” … [Read more...] about Grace McCallum won a coin flip after catastrophe. Then she became one of the world’s best gymnasts.
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While the Tampa Bay organization has won the Stanley Cup once in its existence (and been back to the Final within the past four years) this particular core — which is an outstanding one! — still hasn’t done it. They, too, have been painfully close only to have it fall just out of reach. After losing the Final to Chicago in 2015, they came back the previous season and let a 3-2 series lead slip away against Pittsburgh after missing an opportunity to close out the series on home ice. They had a 3-2 series lead this time around, missed an opportunity to close it out again with a game that probably was not their best effort, and now find themselves in another Game 7 with a trip to the Final on the line. … [Read more...] about Lightning need to ‘push back’ after missed opportunity in Game 6
Coaches change. Players change. General managers change. Everything changes. Everything except the result and the heartbreaking method in which it is reached. It is one thing to be a team stuck in a championship drought. It is something else entirely to keep getting that close and losing the same way over and over again. When that happens it builds a reputation. It builds a narrative. It follows that team — and its best players, no matter how well they perform as individuals — around relentlessly until something happens to finally change it. … [Read more...] about Capitals have to conquer postseason demons one more time
"For example, if I hit a low score I'll try and get something done so that I don't sit around and half tea and biscuits all day watching the other boys get runs. It's a case of trying to work yourself every day. I think that's the great thing about the environment that these guys have set here, there's always an example of someone working hard and even if you have failed as a batter in the day, you can try and get something out of the rest of it." … [Read more...] about ‘Good enough’ not good enough for Sibley
James O’Brien, NHL writer – Lightning over Blues (Brayden Point): Again, sticking with the Lightning over the Blues in 7. These are two deep, talented teams, ones that can throw different looks at you if certain alignments don’t quite work. It doesn’t hurt that a big postseason run could fatten the bank accounts of the likes of Anthony Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev. Cirelli could very well propel his name into more mainstream minds with a big run, not unlike fellow Selke-worthy center Ryan O’Reilly has done in recent years. Let’s pencil in the Lightning to parallel the 2018 Capitals and win it all a year after you think they had their best chance. … [Read more...] about 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: PHT predicts First Round, Stanley Cup champion