It’s always interesting to take a look at players who exceeded expectations with career years (or even returning to past glory). Here’s three of ’em:
Radim Vrbata – In 77 games, he scored 35 goals (8 above his prior career high), tallied 27 assists and put up a +24 (17 above his prior career high). Please, blog, may I have some more?
I recently marked the occasion when I escaped from my mother’s womb (by which I mean built in a factory). This year it’s a milestone: I turned 30, which means hippies can no longer trust me. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Telling you about Russian phenom Nail Yakupov is like telling you about Sidney Crosby in 2004. If you know anything about hockey, chances are you know about this 18 year old stud from Nizhnekamsk, Russia (yes, he was born after the fall of the Soviet Union…feel old?). Please, blog, may I have some more?
12:22 a.m. – Well folks, it was fun. This series can still go either way, and we have some other fun playoff hockey as well. The New Jersey/Philadelphia series should be tough, the Predators came back (intentionally shorthanded) to close the gap against the Coyotes, and the Blues are too good not to bounce back against L.A. Please, blog, may I have some more?
In his third NHL game, the New York Ranger’s Chris Kreider scored on Ottawa’s Craig Anderson, which is impressive for a number of reasons. One, Kreider broke into the NHL in perhaps the fiercest first round playoff match this season. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Top notch waiver wire pick-ups are hard to find this late in the season, but Devan Dubnyk could be that guy. He stopped 32 of 33 on Sunday and remains less than 50% owned in Yahoo! Please, blog, may I have some more?
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?