Welcome to our new, regular feature. I’ve done this a few times here before, but expect a lot more of it. Sorry.
-I like the Todd White pickup. Sure, he relegates Dubi and Prospal to the wing. But, White, when paired with top line talent does really well. A line of Frolov-White-Gaborik or Dubinsky-White-Gaborik is a legit top line. Oh happy day.
-I’ve focused on line combos, but never D-pairings. So here goes:
I think McDonagh spends a little time in the AHL. Redden has to be going to the AHL too. Just a money thing now.
-I know Todd White didn’t fit in their plans, but seriously, is there any reason for the Thrashers to take Donald Brashear? I mean, seriously, does Glen Sather has nude photos of all the GMs?
-Music interlude: This song is awesome (note: NSFW)
-Are we expecting the same leadership group as last year? I know it’s hard to take away an ‘A’ or ‘C’, but maybe it’s necessary. I love Prospal, but is he ‘A’ worthy? I think Cally is perfect, and Drury is Drury. I would like to see Gaborik get one. He carries this team.
-Actually, I’d like to see Lundqvist get a letter. I mean, come on. He is the team.
-Over/under: How many years till the Rangers win another cup?
-I know there was money issues, but essentially trading Antti Niemi for Marty Turco? Really, Chicago? That’s a rookie goalie who won you a Cup. And, Turco? Who’s lost his game? Find other ways to save money.
-Would like to see Avery score more. He’s great at being a pain in the ass. But, putting the biscuit in the net a little more often wouldn’t hurt.
-I really miss the Olympics. That USA team was awesome. We’ll have to wait until 2014.
-I don’t buy Boogaard not getting playing time. He’s going to be on the fourth line. He’s going to beat the crap out of people. That’s his job. Deal with it.
-Tech interlude: Anyone have Slingbox? Is it any good?
-What are your PP combos? Here’s mine:
-PK forward combos:
-I think the Rangers are going to be pretty physical. Boogaard. Prust. Avery. Callahan. Dubinsky. Weise (maybe). Eminger. It’s a better position to be in than last year.
-Who’s your candidate for first AHL callup?
-Food interlude: This recipe is off the hook. The sauce is killer.