28 Results for month: 02/2019

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 2/17/19

The Golden Knights and a desperately needed win on Saturday night as they defeated the Nashville Predators. It's not like the two points mean all that much. But a really well played 60 minutes was key here. The Knights did everything well in this game. The offense got untracked impressively. But the real star of the show was Malcolm Subban. The backup ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 2/16/19

My usual brief Friday evening blog, with lots of research still to be done on the gigantic Saturday college basketball slate. I split four games on Friday, but absorbed a small loss as the strongest of the quartet was Davidson. 2-1 on the smaller moves with Dartmouth, St. Peter's and Fairfield. I'll have a deep card on Saturday with a good number of ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 2/15/19

It had to happen sometime. The Vegas Golden Knights are experiencing some real adversity for the first time in their brief history. Seven losses in nine games, including a stunning 0-5 run at home and the Knights are now starting to look like a team that has lost a bit of its swagger. The offense just isn't producing, the defensive zone giveaways are ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 2/14/19

One of the major complaints these days is regarding biased news coverage on the part of the major cable news networks. My complaint, as I'm involved in the world of sports, is with biased sports coverage. I'm speaking directly to those networks who basically treat the NHL as an afterthought because they don't happen to broadcast any of that league's ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 2/13/19

I just finished watching an epic comeback by Duke, or epic collapse by Louisville if you prefer. I guess that all depends on individual perspective. But the bottom line is that the Blue Devils were in a really tough scheduling spot, they were absolutely dead in the water, and somehow ended up winning the basketball game. Good luck trying to beat this ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 2/12/19

Quick take. Keep an eye on the Edmonton Oilers in their next game. The Oilers have a tough assignment as they're visiting Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Edmonton head coach Ken Hitchcock verbally lambasted the team following its most recent loss. This is nit the first time Hitch has gone this route. He got a good one-game response the last time he ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 2/11/19

I take only a small handful of days off from publishing a free play in this blog. With a very limited slate on Monday and nothing I like in particular, this will be one of those rare days off. Back at it late Monday evening with something for Tuesday! More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 2/10/19

Let's call it straight. The PAC-12 is a major conference in name only. The football programs are continuously getting exposed in season ending bowl games. The basketball isn't any better. Washington is the current league leader and the Huskies aren't even a borderline Top 25 team. Is this just a down cycle? Time will tell, but the view from here is that ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 2/9/19

Two for the price of none today on the free plays. I'm not playing the main event on the marquee, which is the eagerly anticipated Duke-Virginia rematch. But I do gave a lean on the game. I'll also take one of the plays I'm sending to subscribers as what amounts to the official daily comp. An important note regarding what I'll be posting at the various ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 2/8/19

I'm trying to get a little ahead of the curve on Saturday's huge college schedule, so this is a a quick blog, with just the Friday free play. I'll have one personal play, which is on one of tonight's Ivy League games. Here's my best added opinion on the very limited slate. SAINT LOUIS -3 @ St. JOSEPH'S Take: SAINT LOUIS -3 I'll return Friday ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 2/7/19

We've now had two games in three days where a late basket in a college basketball game was allowed, and in each case it should not have been. In both the Iowa State-Oklahoma game as well as the one I just saw between Creighton and Villanova, the baskets were counted. Neither changed the outcome of the game itself, but each impacted the wagering. The ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 2/6/19

A tale of two cities, at least as far as their NHL teams are concerned, on Tuesday night. The Vegas Golden Knights were faced with the difficult task of trying to snap a losing streak at Tampa Bay. Tough enough to have to face that juggernaut on the road under ideal circumstances. Mix in a 2-0 deficit and it was sure easy to wonder how the Knights would ... More