About This Week's Cover
Where is the best place to find bearded men willfully laying down in front of zooming pieces of frozen rubber at speeds that can exceed over 100 miles per hour? It's a place where men shove another after whistles, glide on ice during the summer time, and after it's all said and done, each player lines up to shake hands. The NHL Playoffs feature traditions, long overtimes and are the most exciting postseason in sports, writes Steve Rushin. Be sure to visit SI.com/NHL for the latest Stanley Cup Playoff coverage as well as commemorations of playing through pain and the great goals that highlight this time of year.
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SI Photo: Playing in Pain NHL style
SI Photo: Great playoff goaltending performances
SI Photo: NHL rookie playoff sensations
SI Photo: Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew
The MLB Draft is rapidly approaching, with potential stars like Clint Frazier, Mark Appel and Kris Bryant ready to be selected among the top picks. Check in Thursday night at SI.com/mlb for SI's Live Draft Tracker, which will break down each pick of a highly anticipated 2013 draft. Read SI contributor Dave Perkin's Mock Draft, while the rest of the Strike Zone blog keeps you up to date on other stories like Yasiel Puig's surge in his big league call-up and the possibility of Al Leiter running for a senate seat.
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Michael McCann: Answering legal questions about the Biogenesis case
Michael Rosenberg: Ryan Braun's reputation is not the only one whose reputation is ruined
Something to Prove
SI's College Football team is breaking down which programs and players need to put in the offseason work so they can excel in 2013 after underwhelming 2012 seasons. Keep up with Zac Ellis in Campus Union's new series Something to Prove, which most profiles everybody from Lane Kiffin to Logan Thomas to Sammy Watkins. With the season rapidly approaching, SI has you covered to keep up a football addiction throughout the summertime.
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