Thoughts and MusingsOctober 21, 2010, by
It’s Thursday, and as always, it’s Thoughts and Musings day. Personally, my favorite day. So, let’s delve right in.
-I hate injuries. Gaborik, Drury, Prospal. The Gaborik injury hurts the most. He’s our scoring. Now, 2-4 weeks. Plus, he’s not going to light the world on fire when he comes back, at least not initially. It’s awful.
-Even with Gaborik, it was going to be a rough year, because of the defense (or lack thereof). Staal and Girardi are solid. You know what you get with MDZ. Rosy is Rosy. But that third pair is bad. They’re going to give up a lot of goals, no matter how good Hank is.
-I did enjoy watching Boyle on Friday. I was at the game, and his goals brought the crowd back to life. The first goal was a hell of a shot. I like Boyle’s improvement. He’s using his body. He’s going to be good this year.
-Boogaard is a big boy. No one wants to fight him.
-PK needs to improve. Losing Drury hurts. But Cally, Dubi, AA and Boyle are pretty good. Again, it comes down to the defense. I’d think long and hard about calling up McDonagh and/or Valentenko. And think about doing it soon.
-Frolov really needs to shoulder the load, at least until Gabby comes back. He’s the best scorer healthy right now.
-He may be a year away, but AA is going to be a good one. He’s just so damn talented.
-Health interlude: Was in NYC this weekend for a follow-up with my surgeon (and in the process, saw the Rangers and family, which was nice). After 3 hours of waiting, my surgeon declared the surgery a success and that I’m all healed and everything! Yay!
-It would be nice if Erik Christensen would show up. Very nice.
-Hank needs to be stellar in this period. More than usual.
-I did like the heart they showed in the Toronto game to come back. That takes moxie. You could see how much they wanted it. That could be big in the next few weeks.
-I would call up MZA. See what he’s got. It can’t hurt.
-Stepan’s got some grit to his game. By the way, they’re already selling his jersey. Yeah. That was fast.
-Baseball interlude: Cliff Lee is not human.