A sports fan take on the world of sports. Out is what the media wants me to think, in is what people should be following.
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I'm from Houston, a graduate of the University of Texas, a fan of the Houston Astros and Houston Texans. But this blog will be about the "greater sports", whatever that means.
By pure volume of sporting events, late April and early May are one of the best times of the year with 3 or 4 NBA/NHL playoff games to go with a full slate of MLB action plus the usual other spring college sports. This week we turn to the NHL playoffs where every series is a battle and it's a grind to rise to the top. One of the best first round matchups were Original Six members Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, and it was the Bruins who came out on top thanks to our Sportsman of the Week. The Bruins LW Brad Marchand took control of Game 7 with a goal and assist (+2 +/-) to seal the Leafs fate and advance the Bruins. He followed it up with a road performance of 1 goal and 3 assists (+4) to enable the Bruins to take a 1-0 series lead on the favored Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the second round. Nobody getting by easy, and if the Bruins are to make a Stanley Cup run, it'll be Marchand in the middle of it, our Sportsman of the Week!