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Tim Stephenson

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Sports Unbiased NHL content writer. Tim is a public relations student at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Canada. He has operated his blog ’Cut and Dry Sports’ since July 2010 which lead to the opportunity to join Sports Unbiased as a contributor. Other than the NHL his writing interests include the NFL, NBA and Fantasy Football (The 5th major sport in North America). A little humour and wit coupled with a lacing of metaphors and analogies make his articles a light and understandable read for sport fans of all interest levels.

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In our first installment of the Fantasy Football Beginners Guide, we dipped our toes in the water to test the temperature. If it felt just right for you, let's take the plunge together now for part two of the guide! We will now dive deeper into different approaches for drafting, draft a team in a mock draft, discuss keeper and dynasty leagues, how your approach should change when drafting for them and waiver wire strategy and tips for managing your roster in-season.   Draft Strategies Let's continue on where we finished off in the first installment of the Fantasy Football Beginners Guide, drafting. We talked about the...

So you are a little late to the party and have not jumped on the thrill ride that is the world of fantasy football. Fear not, your good buddy Tim is here to ease you comfortably into the cut throat, trash talking, no holds barred world of fantasy football. The first thing to know, is don't listen to any guides. That's right, don't even listen to me. Here's why. Fantasy football is all about opinions. Can I tell you to take DeMarco Murray over Darren McFadden? I could, but you shouldn't listen, especially if you trust DeMarco Murray's knee's about as much as you do the judgement of Anthony Weiner. If I have Murray over McFadden in my...

Team USA came painstakingly close to upsetting the Canadian Olympic squad in their own backyard during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Zach Parise gave them the opportunity to write a legendary overtime ending to what would have been unthinkable to most Canadian hockey fans. Parise's goal was scored with 24 seconds remaining in the 3rd period resulting in a 2-2 tie, and then overtime. We all know the result of the events that would transpired in overtime, so I won't twist the knife any further. Looking forward towards the 2014 version of the U.S Olympic hockey team should give fans reason to believe that it could be their...

There are few sporting activities I enjoy more then being an arm chair general manager! As fans of professional sports we all like to feel as involved in the games as possible. We scream out offensive plays for our favorite football teams to run, we lambaste coaches for not giving our favorite young point guards enough playing time and if you are my cousin Ian and I, you spend months and years trying to predict the Canadian men's hockey roster usually the moment the winter Olympic Games end! It was not long after Sidney Crosby scored the "Golden goal" as it is now famously known, that we were back to the drawing board attempting to...

The National Hockey League will have a drastically different conference make up when the 2013/2014 regular season opens on October 1st. The NHL has discarded its old two conference, three division format in favor of a two conference, two division alignment. This shuffle was inevitable when the Atlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg which landed the Jets in the Eastern Conferences Southeast division with the likes of Carolina, Washington and the Florida franchises. A travel conundrum that would not last any longer then this past seasons shorted lockout year. Other franchises like the Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild didn't quite fit in their...

There is blood in the water, a lot of blood! On the first day of NHL free agency, general managers across the league temporarily turn into kings of the deep water abyss. It is called a "free agent frenzy" every year for a reason. When the hour hand of a clock strikes 12 noon eastern standard time on Friday July 5th, the bait (unrestricted free agents) are tossed into the water and the feeding begins. Within the first hour and twenty minutes of the free agency period opening, there were 20 players signed to deals across the league. Ranging from low end 1 year deals, to 7 year 37.1 million dollar deals. This is a time for all 30 NHL...

Professional entry drafts are all about firsts. Much of the spotlight surrounding drafts ends up on the illustrious 1st overall selection. It's the nature of the draft and of competitive sport. To be number one means success. But in reality, as an athlete, you do not actually accomplish anything by being the first guy picked other than the accolades that come along with it and the feeling of pride. It's an elementary school yard way of deciding which team you are going to play for. A team picking 1st will naturally select who they feel is the best player. Other then the aforementioned spotlight and extra media attention, you are going to...