I’m baaack! After a brief hiatus to move into my life, I’m back home at BSB. Hope you didn’t miss me too much.Let’s do this.
-First off, the site was awesome while I was gone, proving the well-known theory that my contributions are meaningless ( I kid). But it has been awesome to see this site grow.
-Rangers. Yay, Marc Staal! I never thought that he wouldn’t sign, I just didn’t want a holdout situation like with Dubinsky last year. Now he’s in camp and will be in blue for awhile.
-I can’t hate the Ruslan Fedetenko tryout. In fact, I really like it. Really. I know he had a down year, but he’s someone who can still score, and score secondary goals. He’s the perfect compliment to a guy like Gaborik. Add in Frolov and some improvements from Dubi, AA and others, and this could be a pretty good offensive team. We haven’t said that in awhile. If you have a star, you need to compliment him. That’s what Slats has done here.
-I also like the Garnet Exelby tryout. Dude is a physical force, and he will throw his body around. I would like a guy like McDonagh to make the team, but I think Exelby is the perfect 6th defenseman. He’ll knock dudes over, and be physical. We don’t have that.
-If Exelby does make it, here’s what the pairings could look like
Not too bad.
-Had the NYR blogger showdown Fantasy draft the other night. Here’s my team:
Did you know that Ian White scored 13 goals last year? Yeah, neither did I. By the way, Havlat was my last pick. I’m hoping for a healthy rebound year. I think it’s possible. It was between him and Niclas Bergfors. I flipped a coin, honestly.
-Allentown interlude: So, I’m living here in Allentown (internet high five for anyone who gets that reference). It’s different. I’m a New Yorker. Have been my whole life. Pennsylvania is just a slower pace. It’s not bad. It’s just different. There’s not that much to do. There’s a tremendous farmers market, a couple good restaurants and Dorney Park. But that’s it. You have to go into Philly or NYC for real fun. But, I’m pretty happy here and everything has gone much smoother than I expected.
-I’m liking what I’m reading about MZA. Can be a 3rd line winger? Sure. Will he be? The chances are getting better each day.