Its Thursday, so its Musings. I hope we’re all watching the demise of Brett Favre tonight. Just saying…
Just finished watching the Sports documentary ‘June 17 1994’ for the second time; what a crazy day that was. A Rangers Cup parade, The Knicks in the NBA finals and oh yeah, the OJ Simpson drama on the LA highway. Has there been such a dramatic sports day since?
Camp is close. We’re merely days away from seeing if Sather and Tortorella are going to practice what they preach. Will the kids feature heavily? Will the focus be on the youth development? I’ve said it before; this is the most important training camp of Tortorella’s coaching career.
Nigel Dawes. He’s a good hockey player and hopefully he gets a chance in Atlanta. You’d think a 14 goal, 32 point year would at least afford him a 1 way deal. He scores 10+ goals every year with limited ice time, he’s 25… I’d rather give Dawes the ice time than Freddy Modin, who also just went to Atlanta.
Petr Prucha; Not many players divide opinion like the divide opinion like the diminutive Czech did. 13 goals last year in Phoenix were his highest total since his 2nd year on Broadway. My question; product of those around him or a genuine underachieving talent?
Music Time; I am in love with the Black Keys right now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBPGm4Fbo0Q&feature=fvw
What’s angered me today? I was in the gym early this morning and they had the music channels on the TV. Justin Bieber was on; he should not be allowed in my gym. He does not inspire me to greater physical lengths and just makes me want to get off the treadmill and go home. Bieber is terrible and annoying.
Gaborik and Lundqvist aside, which Ranger has the greatest influence on a potentially successful season? Brandon Dubinsky. Sorry for the boring pick but it’s true. If Dubi takes his game to the next level its playoff hockey in the MSG.
NFL season is upon us people! GO GIANTS! I have the Giants winning 10 games and finishing 2nd to the Cowboys but i have the Giants making more post season noise than the Cowboys. Giants over Panthers by 10 this weekend. The return of Brandon Jacobs.
In a standard fantasy hockey league (10 team format) does any Ranger go in the first round? I Say no. Sorry Hank, sorry Gabby. (Note: I am not tipping my hat in any way as to my draft strategy for the BSB league!)
Rangers top scoring center this season: Artem Anisimov.