Muchado About Nothing
After watching 24/7 and seeing what Anisimov was like behind the scenes, Stamkos pretty much admitted that his team overreacted to the whole snipeshow incident. Of course, somehow that news has been missed and others are trying to drum up some sort of confrontation between the two. This isn’t just a stretch; it’s not doing your homework.
More From The Rumor Front
Speaking of not doing your homework, Yahoo Sports said Ryan Smyth is still open to being traded to the Rangers. I find that interesting considering Smyth’s exact quote was, “Who’s Larry Brooks? It’s not something that I’ve thought much about.” “I’ve moved four times in the last five years…I wanted to come back here for a reason.” These deadline rumor articles are getting pretty desperate huh?
I was surprised people have also been mentioning bringing Jeff Carter over from Columbus. I know his stats are pretty and all, but talk about a guy who is a ghost when he is not scoring. People have problems with Richards and they think Carter is the answer? Have you not read our hockey systems stuff?
Never mind the fact that his contract runs until 2022. Carter is notorious for coasting when he’s not scoring, he doesn’t use his size at all, and his back checking leaves much to be desired. Now he’s whining and underperforming? Tortorella would eat Jeff Carter alive.
Fraser’s Analysis On Grand Theft Anton
Finally, I just want to toss Blueline Station a silk tie. They had a great find from former ref Kerry Fraser (via TSN) giving a detailed look at the waived off goal against New Jersey the other night. I don’t want to steal their quotes, so be sure to click through the link. Always nice to read what a real expert has to say.
***Also, just wanted to add that Justin will be hosting a live chat @ noon on Friday. We’ll be talking deadline, tactics, & more. Be sure to swing by and say hello.