But he certainly has been scoring alot lately. 2 Goals and 3 Assists against the mighty Pen’s and all of a sudden Josh Bailey is playing like the guy New York thought they were getting when they drafted him 9th overall in 2008. Including the “car bomb” last night Bailey has 3 Goals, 9 Assists and a +8 in his last 6 games….Please, blog, may I have some more?
If I were forced back in August to answer the question: How can the Dallas Stars win the Pacific Division? My first thought would be, how did this thought enter my head? Who cares? Then out of boredom, I would’ve answered that the Ducks team plane would have to crash into Staples Center during a Kings/Sharks game, and Michael Ryder of Dallas would score 40 Goals. Well the former hasn’t happened, but the latter has an outside shot at happening. I probably haven’t given Ryder enough love this year, but after his 34th and 35th Goals of the season my eyes are starting to gaze in his direction (sorry Seguin! I still love you!) Not that I like him more than Seguin for next year, but he has at least thrust himself into the discussion. The problem though? Ryder is 31 and having a career year and Seguin is 20 with his entire career ahead of him. Meaning the former will be overrated next year and the latter is someone I want on my team next year (See Seguin, nothing to worry about.) Now lets look at a couple headliners from yesterday’s hot hockey action.Please, blog, may I have some more?
For the 2nd straight year (his first 2 in the NHL) Taylor Hall‘s season will be cut short with injury. I’d like to think that his “shoulder” injury is some conspiracy to cover up his concussion problems, but labrum surgery (with it’s 5-6 month recovery time) is no joke. “What do you call liquor in a beaker???? Lab-rum!” HIIIIOOOOOOOO! Okay so 1 joke. But other than that there really is nothing funny about having your shoulder sliced open and tinkered with. Outside of major league baseball pitchers, hockey players rely on their shoulders more than all other athletes, which means there is plenty of reason to worry……THUD……. That sound you just heard was was Taylor Hall free-falling down my 2012-2013 draft board. Luckily Ryan Getzlaf was there to break his fall…
Cam Ward – G (Car): There is a term that I really like that I’ve never used on this blog, but it fits Cam Ward perfectly. “Is it mad-def warrior?” No sorry VTB, what do you know about Cam Ward anyway? Is he Jewish or something? No the term is: Consistently Inconsistent. Here are his Goals allowed over the last 20 games: 0, 1, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 2, 1, 4, 0, 3, 1, 5, 5, 0. I mean seriously WTF? That looks like the number of times I masturbated in a given day since March 8. Or in other words, prettying freaking sad.Please, blog, may I have some more?
RCL 1(1) Jolly Razzers vs (4) Puck The Folice The Jolly Razzers crushed Puck The Folice 8-3 to advance to the final, sweeping the goaltending categories and splitting the offensive ones.
When Dwayne Roloson was born, Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker were still playing together in a band (Blind Faith, not Cream). The Mets were four days away from winning their first World Series.Please, blog, may I have some more?
If you haven’t heard the news, then just keep reading! ZING! If you haven’t heard, the Wayne Gretzky of the KHL is set to make his triumphant return to North America. Alexander Radulov was last seen on this continent back in 2007-2008 when he put up 26 Goals and 32 Assists as a 21 year old. And that was playing for the Trotz. Who, as we all know, sucks the offensive life out of every player he’s ever coached. Granted Trotz is still in Nashville, but Radulov is a guy you have to pick up if you need help on the Wing. His numbers in the KHL the last 3 seasons have been RAD, culminating in 2 KHL MVP’s. Admittedly though, winning an MVP in the KHL is like winning a beauty contest in Alabama, so if you do pick him up don’t expect him to carry your team during Championship week. If you’re in a bind however, or are just looking for a weekly spot start, there is no downside to being Rad…
Daniel Sedin – LW (Van): Ruh-roh. Sedin took an elbow to the head on Wednesday and is out tonight with an “undisclosed head injury” (Cough……concussion…..Cough). This is possibly devastating news to the Canucks but then again, who the F cares about them? The only reason this matters is if you own him and are lucky enough to still be in your playoffs (or near the top of your Roto league). If you own him then run and grab:
Mason Raymond – LW/RW (Van): Mayson Ramond (which is how I imagine his name would be spelled if he were a black guy) should get bumped to the top line with the other Sedin and maybe even get a shot on the top Power Play unit. And even if you don’t own Daniel Sedin, Raymond is someone to grab if you need help on the Wing.Please, blog, may I have some more?
(4) Puck The Folice vs (5) Feeding Frenzy
Puck The Folice bounced the Frenzy 8-3 as once again the 4-game goaltender minimum came in to play. Jonathan Quick started and won 2 for FF, but Henrik Lundqvist only managed 1 appearance.Please, blog, may I have some more?
If you’ve never seen the movie ‘March of the Penguins’ then you probably have no idea just how hardcore real Penguins are. Let me just give you a little taste: “For an additional two months (after 2 months of courting, banging, and dealing with the pregnant female), the males huddle together on their Arctic ice patch for warmth, and incubate the egg.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I don’t ever really watch tennis but I do think that their players, just like NHL players, are unbelievably underrated in the world of sports. The lame-stream (I just invented that!) sports media is so hung up on things like the vertical leap, 40 Yard dash and how ‘ripped’ a guy is they completely ignore one of the most important aspects of athletecism: Stamina. (In the bed? No no, stamina as in the ability to exert a ton of energy for a really long time). This is where tennis players blow every other athlete out of the water (sorry Cycling fans, their just aren’t enough of you to qualify it as a “sport”). I remember hearing about a Federer/Nadal match that lasted almost 6 hours. SIX! And there are no line changes or substitutions or a seperate offense & defense. It’s you and another dude hitting a ball back and forth running each other dead. For 6 hours. And even though the amount of time I’ve spent watching tennis in my life is less than that one match, I give tennis players much love….Please, blog, may I have some more?
For those of you who made it Congratulations! For those of you who didn’t: FOR SHAME!!!
Team Vigilante and The Price is Right were the top teams with perfect 22-point weeks.Please, blog, may I have some more?