Flyers Awarded 2nd Overall Draft Pick

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Centers Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier are the top two prospects in the 2017 NHL Draft.

In a bizarre, unlikely, and ironic twist of fate, the Philadelphia Flyers have been awarded the second overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Despite just a 2.4% chance at nabbing the second pick, the Flyers leapfrogged teams with far better odds, such as the Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, Arizona Coyotes, and Vegas Golden Knights.

The New Jersey Devils also saw a dramatic rise, and will choose first in the draft. The Flyers have had a history of bad luck with the NHL Draft Lottery System in the past, but their karma finally bounced there way, as the team rose 11 spots and will have a chance to acquire a game-breaking player in either Nolan Patrick or Nico Hischier.

But who’s better: Patrick or Hischier? Let’s meet the two players who will become the new faces of the Flyers-Devils rivalry.

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NHL Playoff Preview

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The NHL Postseason is among the best of any sport.

Hockey is often thought of as a cold-weather sport, but the best hockey of the year takes place in the springtime. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are fast approaching, and the NHL is ready to kick its season into high gear. Here’s a comprehensive preview of the NHL’s second season.

*This article also appears in the Spring issue of Allentown High School’s newspaper, the Nutshell.*

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2017 New York Yankees Season Preview

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The New York Yankees are almost ready to embark on the 2017 season.

Spring is in the air! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the sounds of baseball are taking over Florida and Arizona. It’s time for Spring Training.

As the New York Yankees prepare for the upcoming season, here’s Overtime’s comprehensive season preview.

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Philadelphia Flyers 2016-17 Season Preview

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The Philadelphia Flyers are back and ready for more playoff action this year.

No one said it was going to be easy, but the 2015-16 Philadelphia Flyers fulfilled late owner Ed Snider’s final wish: to make the playoffs. A .500 team on January 1st of 2016, the Flyers played .600 hockey the rest of the way and roared into the playoffs, where they were eliminated by the Washington Capitals in 6 games.

Much of the same group that took the Flyers to the postseason is back again for the 2016-17 campaign, along with some new additions. Here’s Overtime’s comprehensive Philadelphia Flyers season preview.

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2016 New York Giants Roster Analysis and Projection

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New Head Coach Ben McAdoo has his hands full at Giants Training Camp.
It’s time for some football! The New York Giants have officially wrapped up training camp and are now smack in the middle of yet another NFL Preseason.

Although the Giants are coming off of an uninspiring 27-10 loss in the first preseason game to the Miami Dolphins, execution is more important than results at this stage of the preseason. And in that regard, new head coach Ben McAdoo is working hard to turn his bunch into a playoff contender.

We’ll break down each positional group individually before unveiling a final 53-Man roster projection and depth chart at the end of the article. The roster projection will be updated weekly, so be sure to come back for more following each preseason game!

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2016 New York Yankees Preview

The 2016 New York Yankees season is fast approaching.

The first day of spring is officially in one day, but spring training is in full swing for the New York Yankees. Fresh off of their first playoff appearance in 2 years, the Yankees are looking to continue their winning ways in 2016.

The roster has many of the same components as last year’s squad, but there are many new faces that will play large roles in 2016 and beyond. Here’s Overtime’s comprehensive guide to the 2016 New York Yankees.

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NHL Playoff Push Heating Up

The NHL Playoff Push is just getting started.

*Note: Originally published in the Spring edition of Allentown High School’s school newspaper, the Nutshell*.

There are few better times of the year in the National Hockey League than the push for the playoffs. In today’s NHL, many teams are still within striking distance as the postseason approaches. Here’s the latest on the NHL’s race to the Stanley Cup. Continue reading

2016 MLB Preview

 

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Note: Originally published in the March-April issue of Allentown High School’s newspaper, the Nutshell*

Spring break is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing: that Major League Baseball is just about ready to resume play! Indeed, the 2016 season will officially begin on April 3rd, and Spring Training is underway for all 30 ballclubs.

The 2016 season isn’t short on storylines, so here’s your preview on the upcoming year. Continue reading

NFL Midseason Review

The NFL season is already halfway over! The push for the playoffs begins now.
The NFL season is already halfway over! The push for the playoffs begins now.
As Thanksgiving approaches, is there a better way to celebrate than with football? The NFL really begins to heat up around Turkey Day, including its traditional slate of games on Thanksgiving Thursday. With about 60% of the season gone by the wayside, let’s review the season that has transpired so far and look forward to the playoff push. Continue reading