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BTL - 26/01/2010

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OMFG EBERLE

Tied 5-5 now. Title says it all. If Canada wins... wow.

Day of Days - Team Canada Roster Announcement

Photo courtesy Zimbio Your Team Canada has been unveiled, check inside for the full roster. The day that millions of Canadian's have been waiting for has arrived. Steve Yzerman, Executive Director for Team Canada, and the rest of Hockey Canada will finally answer the question that has been burning within hockey fans since 2006. That is, who will represent Canada and wear the Maple Leaf in Vancouver next February at the 2010 Winter Olympics. The announcement will be made live on TSN, CTV and Sportsnet at Noon EST (9:00AM PST). The event can also be streamed live online at CTVOlympics.ca There are no surprises expected in goal as Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo and Marc-Andre Fle...

Be on the lookout: World Junior Championships

After three games at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships, I have compiled a list of six players from six different teams for you to watch at the tournament and get familiar with. Team: SWEDEN Player to watch -- Magnus Paajarvi Svensson Why – Paajarvi, the 10th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft tore up the 2009 World Junior Championships and is the Edmonton Oilers top prospect. Viewed by many, including myself, as a mix of fellow countrymen Marcus Naslund and Peter Forsberg, Paajarvi is a sick offensive talent with speed to burn. He has five points in two tournament games thus far and is the stereo-typical explosive, skilled Swede. He can dangle through de...

Merry Christmas for The Checking Line!

From all of us to you and your families, thanks for following us over these first few months and we hope you do so over the course of the new year as well! There is some big stuff coming up in the New Year on TCL, so check back a lot and check back often for all your favorite bloggers and more. Hope you got everything you wanted on this Christmas Day. For the entire team, thank you! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Prax

The Checking Line Money Line 12/11

We had a decent first night, going 2-1. I Did not expect Elliot to get the shutout. With things really shaky in Philadelphia, it's hard to predict which Flyers team will take the ice in any given game. Without further ado, here are tonight's picks: Panthers @ Devils - Under 5.5 The Devils are averaging 5.10 combined goals per game, while the Panthers are averaging 6.06 combined goals per game.(but the Brodeur factor will bring the odds of this happening way down) These two team's combined average is 5.60 goals per game.(But like I said, have faith in Brodeur) Brodeur has a GAA of 2.11 this season and has only been scored on twice in the Devil's last two games. Scott Clemmensen wi...

The Checking Line Money Line 12/10

There seems to be a lack of betting help on the internet when it comes to hockey. I will do my best to provide you with solid picks every night that will hopefully help you out. I've been involved in sports betting for many years now and so I know what to look for, or at least I like to think I do. However, there's always one rule when it comes to betting on sports: There are no guarantees in sports. As long as you keep it fun, you will have fun. Never put yourself in a bad situation financially. Just like fantasy hockey, betting on hockey can make games much more exciting and can grow your appreciation and knowledge for the sport. With that said, here are tonight's pic...

NHL 10 First Impressions (X360) *UPDATED

Woke up earlier than usual this morning to pick up NHL 10 at Microplay. I turned in NHL 09 to get a rebate and got a nice 1,50$ off... Hey at least I got rid of my old and now useless copy right? After some practice mode and 3 online ranked games, I'm sorta pissed at EA. First of all one of the big problems with the online gameplay since NHL 07 had been the terrible online defensive AI and it breaks my heart to say that it's still very much a problem in this year's game. In 3 games (I'm 1-1-1 now), I got scored on at least 4 times because of my AI defenseman staring at the ice like a retard instead of playing the loose puck. There's one goal where Markov (I was MTL) literally stood...

Training camps starting; site launch!

Well it's finally here! Prax and I had the idea to start our own hockey site a while back but couldn't get it done until now. The timing is good since training camp is right around the corner. As the BETA sign suggests, the site is still very much a work in progress and a lot of features we want haven't been implemented yet (but will be in the near future). Let the fun begin!