Right off the bat it doesn’t look like David Backes had a bad season: 24G/30A/17PPP/+15/101PIM/234SOG…. Well actually, on second glance, that is a pretty good season… “Why do you hate David Backes?” I don’t hate David Backes VTB. In fact I’m not even sure why I thought my preseason “bust” prediction for him was accurate…. Aaaahhh, I see. Here is what I wrote: “I still like St.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Today we look at some of my worst prognostications from 7 months ago. The list is long and pretty damning, but then again I’m not a professional prognosticator – I just play one on this blog! HIIIOOOOOOOO!!! Ahem… Lets just get started shall we? My first guest today…errr… disappointment is none other than Sid the concussed Kid. I’m sure many of you are thinking: “It was stupid to rank him #6 overall when he was still dealing with concussion issues back in September!” And you’d be right. Aren’t you a smart guy! But in my defense, or D-IIII if you’re in the stands at a football game, it’d been over 6 months since his last concussion and when I was growing up, the remedy for a concussion was to shake your head back & forth and sniff a few smelling salts. Then if you could recognize the 2 fingers the Coach was holding up, you were cured!! No year long breaks spent “recovering”. No worrying about getting “dizzy” or not being able to go outside in the day because of ”light” from the “sun”. You can act like a man!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Okay I have a couple-few more busts to go over and don’t forget, the season starts in 2 1/2 days! I might be reaching a little bit with some of these guys, but I already identified my top busts here… Oh wait, that’s for my personal column. My top hockey busts are here. But before I get to that, we still need 6-7 more people for the last remaining RCL League. Here is the information – League ID: 53273 / PW: drive425. And for those of you too lazy to do it yourself, click here and enter the league ID and Password into the sections on the left of the page. And I don’t want people who are already in another RCL League you hear? This is for new entrants ONLY. And just to set the record for number of “here’s” in an opening paragraph – HERE HERE! Now, onto some more busts…
Jordan Staal – C (Pit): Every year it seems like Staal is a prime candidate to “bust out” but every year he either gets hurt or ends up back on the #3 line as the defensive stopper. It’s not necessarily his fault though, he is stuck behind 2 of the greatest Centers in the world and the Pens really are a better team with him anchoring a shutdown 3rd line. Still, we are in the business of production and I just don’t trust Staal to do anything more than the 49 Points (only 5 PPP’s) he got 2 years ago in his best NHL season.Please, blog, may I have some more?
So the old man had 2 Goals and an Assist last night after a Goal and an Assist in the Flyer’s 1st preseason game. What does this mean you ask? I have no idea, but if I had to guess I’d say it’s just preseason noise. (And BTW I watched that game between New York and Philly tonight – can you guys please tone it down in the preseason?Please, blog, may I have some more?