Happy Thursday, BSBers! One more day till Friday! I’ve always enjoyed Thursdays. It’s a nice day. Except, at least where I am, it’s freezing. So cold that walking outside produces tears. But hey, we are in the northeast. Onto musings.
-I’ll be honest: Have not had the chance to watch any replays or highlights of the games, let alone the games themselves. It’s part of the deal I took living in PA. Can’t see that many games. So my analysis is going to be limited. I apologize. The good thing is that for the Christmas New Years period I will be in NY and will be able to see some games. Maybe then I’ll come out of my weekly shell and write more. Still, it does suck. But, thanks to Dave for allowing me to write even though I can barely see the games.
-I can follow Twitter though, and it’s abuzz with the Frolov/ice time situation. Look, he has 5 goals. 11 points. Disappointing, to be sure. I’m sure he feels that with more ice time, he’ll get more scoring opportunities. And I don’t think that’s wrong. But the Rangers have established themselves as a hard working team, and Frolov’s comments don’t fit in with it. Should they trade him? Probably not. But, sit him for a game. Make him angry and see what happens.
-I think the key is having Gaborik go on a tear and really carry this team. He makes this team go, offensively at least, and he needs to get going.
-I love Brad Richards. But, let’s wait until July 1. I don’t want to give up Staal and Dubinsky, or MDZ and Callahan. Richards is going to want 8 million a year. Probably for at least 5 years. And he deserves it. He’s a great player. But, the Rangers will have to maneuver cap wise. Using the amazing CapGeek, I put together a roster that featured Richards, along with keeping Dubi, Cally, and AA