Eastern Conference: Though the Rangers were Stanley Cup finalists last year and President’s Trophy winners in the regular season, that other New York team lurks dangerously.
Greg DePalma and NHL analyst Jan Levine of RotoWire.com preview the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a breakdown of every conference quarterfinal matchup, plus news, championship futures and predictions.
Jeff Shain, PSN’s managing editor and golf analyst, also is a weekly contributor to PGATour.com. Here is his preview of this week’s RBC Heritage, where new Masters champion Jordan Spieth says he intends to tee it up even after the interview circuit that awaits.
AL Central: The Kansas City Royals parlayed a wild-card spot into a World Series berth last year, and now should end Detroit’s four-year run at the top of the division.
Greg DePalma and handicapper Jon Hardoon of TheSheets.com take a look at Saturday’s Arkansas Derby – the spring’s final Kentucky Derby prep race – and its companion Oaklawn Handicap.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: The Sprint Cup series resumes in Texas, where fast cars have room to separate themselves from the field. Jimmie Johnson has done it four times, including three of the past five.
Greg DePalma & NFL analyst Mario Puig of RotoWire.com continue their breakdown of the upcoming NFL Draft, with team-by-team analysis from picks 8-20.
Greg DePalma and Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, discuss the latest position rankings in anticipation of next month’s NFL Draft.
NL West: Both the Dodgers and Padres overhauled their entire operations in pursuit of trying to knock the Giants off their World Series perch. Will it work?
Greg DePalma and PSN analyst Kyle McKeown of RotoWire.com break down the NBA’s playoff chase, including potential first-round matchups and championship futures.