This Week in TPSports…McGuire Mania (Mar 2/09)
Total Pro Sports- Hope you all brought your earplugs for this addition of This Week in TPSports. With the NHL trade deadline coming at 3pm EST on Wednesday, there will be ample that day across major Canadian sport stations, and that means plenty of Pierre McGuire, Darren Dreger, Steve Kouleas and Nick Kypreos. Deadline Day leads off our list for this week:
NHL Trade Deadline
Wednesday, March 4, Ending 3pm EST
TSN, Sportsnet and the Score all are likely to have round the clock coverage and up to the second updates on all the events of the day. Some big names that may be on the move? How about Bill Guerin, Derek Morris, Jay Bouwmeester, Thomas Kaberle and Chris Pronger. And let’s not forget the possibilities of a surprise name getting put into the mix. Not only will Wednesday provide many stories, but the coming days also promise to create a lot of buzz.
NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics
Friday, March 6, 8pm EST
Another edition of the possible Eastern Conference Final Preview. Lebron James leads his Cavs into Boston to take on Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and the defending champion Celtics in what promises to be an intense game. This game will likely have large implications in the battle for home court advantage should they meet in the playoffs.
NBA: Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Hornets, and Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets
Thursday, March 5, 8pm EST and 10:30 pm EST
This week’s TNT Thursday Night Doubleheader is another promising one with four teams jostling for playoff positions squaring off against each other. Nowitski leads his Mavs into The Big Easy to take on Chris Paul and the Hornets. After that, Brandon Roy will square off against Chauncey Billups in what should be an intriguing matchup. No shortage of implications here.
NCAA Mens Bball: (5)North Carolina vs Virginia Tech, (10)Marquette vs (1)Pittsburgh, (3)Oklahoma vs (8)Missouri
Wednesday, March 4, 7pm EST, 7:30pm EST and 9pm EST respectively.
With Selection Sunday two weeks from now, the top teams are making their final push to solidify number one rankings for the big tournament. Can Pittsburgh stay on top or does Blake Griffin and the Sooners have what it takes to be at the top.