This week’s editon of The Notebook Nine looks at the Stanley Cup playoffs, major league baseball and the NFL. With the NBA playoffs up in the air, we took a step back while the players decide if they want to proceed with the season. Coverage of pro basketball will resume if the season does. In the meantime, enjoy talking hockey, baseball and football with the following topics…
*All four second-round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tampa Bay and Boston promised to be a heavyweight bout and for the first two games it was just that. Can the Bruins bounce back from getting routed in Game 3? Dallas surprised everyone by jumping on Colorado for two quick wins. But does a Game 3 loss mean the favored Avalanche is about to take over? The Vegas-Vancouver and Philly-NY Islanders battles are each tied 1-1 and The Notebook Nine examines both matchups.
*The most intriguing race shaping up in major league baseball is the push for the #8 seed in the American League. The Blue Jays and Orioles have exciting young position players. The Tigers are lurking as well. Get the lowdown on all three teams and who would be the most fun to watch in October.
*And it’s time to start thinking about football. The Notebook Nine dips its toe in the water with a look at the Chiefs and 49ers. How are last year’s Super Bowl teams valued by the betting markets? What kind of changes should we expect?
The Notebook Nine has been posted on Thursday throughout this opening month of August. We will be shifting to a Tuesday broadcast date moving forward, so as to digest everything that went down from Thursday to Monday in football. The next program will be September 8.