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New NHL Season

As this new NHL season opens, many people are already wondering who will be hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup in June. Bearing that in mind, I bring you a look at a few of the contenders for this year’s championship.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Last year’s champions are bound to compete for another Cup this year, as much of the core of the squad from last year is returning. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby are bound to be among league leaders in points, and Marc-Andre Fleury will be confident as ever in net, having proven himself in the playoffs. Look for these two-time consecutive Eastern Conference Champions to be a dominant force in the East this year.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins may have lost Phil Kessel to the Toronto Maple Leafs, but they have as much scoring and solid a defense as ever. Marc Savard will have something to prove after not receiving an invitation to the Canadian Olympic Camp, and should have another point-per-game season.

Detroit Red Wings

The 2008 Stanley Cup Champions won’t be going down without a fight either, as Detroit should have another dominant year atop the Western Conference standings. With many of their core players locked up in long term contracts, look for the Wings to make another long run through the playoffs.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks may finally have all the pieces they need for a deep playoff run this year. With Goaltender Roberto Luongo signed to a new 12-year contract, the Sedins inked for 5 years and young Russian import Sergei Shirokov dominating in the pre-season, the Canucks should win another Northwest Division Title. Though the Canucks haven’t reached the Western Conference finals since 1994, with hard work and determination this team could return to the Stanley Cup finals for the third time in their history.

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    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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