As 2014 winds to a close, TSN. Stan Smith Clearance .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. TSN.cas writing staff reflects on the best hockey moments from the past 12 months including a true Winter Classic, a playoff series for the ages, a touching tribute and more! Putting the Classic Back in Winter By Jed Bick In a season where little went right for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who would collapse in unbelievable fashion for the third-straight year, there is one positive moment which proudly stands out. The Leafs faced the Detroit Red Wings on New Year’s Day in the annual NHL Winter Classic at “The Big House” in Ann Arbor, Michigan and came away with a 3-2 shootout victory. The Leafs overcame an inevitable shootout goal by Detroit’s magic man, Pavel Datsyuk, as their own shootout wizard Tyler Bozak would seal the deal for the Buds. It was special for the Leafs to win that game, as it is an event where some teams may never get the chance to play, so the team and its fans can always look back at the memory with pride. But the best part was the atmosphere. The place was packed with an NHL record-setting attendance of 105,491 boisterous fans that seemed to be an equal split between Leafs and Wings fans. Both teams also wore coloured jerseys, a rarity in North American professional sports. The red and blue contrasted perfectly and the gently falling snow was the flawless addition to an overall unforgettable display of how hockey should be played and enjoyed, outdoors in the cold. -- The True Stanley Cup Final By Shane McNeil With all due respect to the New York Rangers, there was no way the 2014 Stanley Cup Final could live up to the finale of a series that saw two teams that had won three of the previous four Cups duke it out in a seven-game thriller. The Kings almost looked to have blown the series, letting the Hawks claw back from a 3-1 deficit to force Game 7 and Chicago made the most of it, taking an early 2-0 lead in the decider. Three goals in just over a minute near the end of the first made a game of it and the teams traded goals in the second and third. Andrew Shaw almost ended it on the doorstep in the final 10 seconds, but Jonathan Quick’s pad made overtime a reality. And, naturally, in a series that features the likes of Patrick Kane, Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter and Jonathan Toews; it’s an Alec Martinez knuckler that bounces in for the winner. It may not have been a beauty of a goal, but the game was timeless. This was the second straight Western Conference Final between the two teams: I think we could all get used to this being a recurring match-up. -- Senators, Maple Leafs, Canadiens Come Together after Terrorist Attack By Ryan Horne On Oct. 22, Canada experienced something that most in this country thought they never would: A terrorist attack. A lone gunman shot and killed 24-year-old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial in Ottawa before storming Parliament with gun in hand. The game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators scheduled that night in the nation’s capital was cancelled due to the tragic events. What followed was a heartwarming display of solidarity, both from Canadians and Americans alike. First, on the night of the attack, the Pittsburgh Penguins decided to sing “O Canada” before their home game with the Philadelphia Flyers. Two American teams, playing on American soil belting out the Canadian national anthem to show their support. Then on the first Saturday after the attack, the Senators, Maple Leafs and Canadiens put their rivalries aside for a few minutes as the three cities sung the anthem as one in a resounding, goosebump-rendering display of national pride. It was one of those rare moments when sports can bring people together to heal after a tragedy and one that soon won’t be forgotten. -- What if Everyones Gone in a Shootout? By Shane McNeil Don’t ask me why I found myself watching a Washington Capitals-Florida Panthers game in the first place, because it’s a long story, but last week’s tilt between the two finally answered a question I’d been wondering about for quite some time. What happens once everyone on the roster takes a shootout attempt? The two sides went at it in a 20-round shooutout that eventually handed the Panthers a 2-1 victory. It was surprisingly fun to watch, oscillating from “This is why Player X has never taken a shootout attempt” to “Who knew Brooks Orpik had those hands?” While I must express some disappointment that Al Montoya and Justin Peters never got their chance to grab a stick, it at least provided concrete proof that the order just re-sets and everyone gets another crack. Kudos to Nick Bjugstad, then, for ending the epic drama. I guess Roberto Luongo and Braden Holtby also deserve credit for stopping a combined 29 breakaways, too. Discount Stan Smith . The commissioners office said Friday that Sears tested positive for metabolites of Methandienone. Sears will be 23 in March. He signed with the Braves in June 2013 out of Arizona Christian, an NAIA school, and is on the roster of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Braves. Stan Smith Wholesale China .ca Fantasy Editor Scott Cullen, NFL Editor Ben Fisher, and Isaac Owusu discuss three hot fantasy football topics. http://www.wholesalestansmith.com/ . -- Officials have approved a deal to build a new $672 million stadium for the Atlanta Braves away from the downtown Atlanta area that has traditionally been its home.ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans had even more motivation to score once he saw defensive tackle Clinton McDonald return a fumble for a touchdown. "I talked to Clinton and I said, How are you going to score one before me?" the first-round pick said. "And then, luckily, I got in." Buccaneers first-stringers on offence and defence were far too much for the slow-starting Buffalo Bills in rolling to a 27-14 preseason victory on Saturday evening. McDonald returned a fumble 17 yards for a touchdown, Evans and quarterback Josh McCown hooked up for a 24-yard touchdown. And running back Doug Martin scored on a 1-yard plunge as the Buccaneers (1-2) broke the game open by building a 24-0 first-half lead. For Evans, selected seventh overall, the touchdown also made up for the one he had taken away a week earlier in a 20-14 loss to Miami. Thats when a 42-yard touchdown catch was erased by a replay review which showed he fumbled at the 1. "I was telling everybody I was going to redeem myself, and I did," said Evans, who had three catches for 44 yards McCown was pleased for the rookie. "Its good to get him in the end zone, legitimately this time, and let him feel good about that," said McCown, who went 13 of 16 for 112 yards and an interception in playing the first half. "Its good that a guy you picked that high, you want to see him, just like our offence, come together and move forward every week." The Bills (1-3) continue to take steps backward. The announced sold-out crowd that came to get its first glance at the $130 million in renovations at Ralph Wilson Stadium also got a look at a team that still needs plenty of polish. The EJ Manuel-led offence spent much of the first 30 minutes sputtering, and was booed off the field at halftime. Buffalo managed just 82 yards and six first downs through eight first-half possessions, and never got beyond the Bucs 43. Manuel struggled, completing nine of his first 18 attempts for 67 yards, with two turnovers. "I dont think any of us are happy," coach Doug Marrone said. "When you play poorly, you should get booed. I dont have any problems with that." Bills starters did finally reach the end zone for the first time this preseason. But it came against the Buccaneers second-stringers on two third-quarter possessions. Manuel hit Mike Williams -- the former Buccaneers receiver who was acquired by Buffalo in a trade last spring -- for a 14-yard touchdown. Cheap Stan Smith Free Shipping. Then running back Fred Jackson scored on an 8-yard run. Williams touchdown was the starters first after being limited to four field goals on their previous 18 possessions. Jackson was particularly fired up during the first half, and held an impromptu offensive huddle on the sideline. "Obviously, we cant be happy with that," Jackson said. "But at the same time, we cant let that define who we are. Its a preseason game that we didnt look well in. We have to go out and make some adjustments and continue to move on." Discipline was an issue, too. The Bills were flagged three times over a five-play stretch. Add in Jackson being stopped for a 5-yard loss, and it led to Buffalo facing one third-and-40. Bills Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas wasnt impressed by his former teams offensive output midway through the second quarter. Thomas posted on his Twitter account that the starting offence "should play the entire game." The game started sloppily, with the teams combining for three turnovers in the first quarter. Then came McDonalds fumble return midway through the second quarter that put Tampa Bay ahead 17-0. With Buffalo facing first-and-20 at its 22, Adrian Clayborn burst around the left side to sack Manuel and force the ball loose. McDonald scooped it up and rumbled into the end zone. "We still got a lot of things to improve on, but this is a great dress rehearsal for us all to see on defence," McDonald said. "Our defence played lights out tonight." NOTES: Bucs coach Lovie Smith announced starting linebacker Jonathan Casillas was left home because he violated team rules. Smith said Casillas would rejoin the team Sunday. ... Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin (neck), tight end Lee Smith (toe) and safety DaNorris Searcy (stinger) were hurt in the first half and did not return. ... Tampa Bay S Bradley McDougald did not return after hurting his knee. ... 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