Falcons 28 Patriots 34 (OT)
Odessa in da house! Sup boys! Hope Doodie won’t mind this new post by me.
I know many of you guys like the football… so here you go. Clean slate that needs to be grabbed!
Also…. Rangers beat the Flames at the Garden 4:3!
Here is a recap link from NHL.COM: https://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/cgy-vs-nyr/2017/02/05/2016020786#game=2016020786,game_state=final
Nash and Lundqvist were tremendous.
Game summary here: http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20162017/GS020758.HTM
As usual, a great job by SN.
The goalie was erratic at best, the defense was inconsistent, so one would surmise somebody on this team must be playing well in order to for the team to rack up all those wins. The forwards started out like gangbusters, then faced some injuries and finished slowly at the break. This forward group has the most skill in the Top 9 since I can remember. Whether they combine that skill with consistency and solid 2-way play to perform well into the spring is the big question. Good news is most of these players are early in their careers so the future is bright. Smart to hold on to some of those draft choices…
Continue reading “Stranger Nation’s Midseason Reviews: Forwards Edition”
You might have thought that I would wisely use my time during the break to set up a go time thread in advance, but then you would have forgotten the HAV nature of this blog.
Staal and Fast back in. Clendening and Lindberg out.
Part 2 of SN’s Midseason review. Part 3 should be ready for Thursday. We also have some great historical content coming up after that. Also, congrats to Carp for landing a new gig with the Rangers. You can’t keep a good man down.
And now, SN’s review.
Coming into the season, this area presented the greatest need to address for GM Gorton and his staff. The prior season had provided a view into the youth on D and also some troubling signs of the veterans who looked broken and on the back end of their career. Gone from the squad was the offensively minded UFA Keith Yandle to Del Boca Vista along with offensively minded Dan Boyle who became a full time roadie for Faith No More. There had been some looks during the season/playoffs of lefty Brady Shea and more extended view of first round pick righty Dylan McIlrath. The stalwarts were Capt Ryan McDonough, Right D Dan Girardi, Left D Marc Staal and Right D Kevin Klein who all shared a legacy of performing in the regular season and playoffs with a couple possessing above market contracts.
Continue reading “Stranger Nation’s Midseason Reviews: Defense Edition”
Longtime Bonehead and frequent contributor Stranger Nation (SN) is preparing a series of Midseason reviews that will run this week. We’ve also got some great historical reviews coming up as well. If you want to write about anything at all, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And now, for the review:
The mid-season review is occurring now with the All Star Game weekend providing a natural break coupled with the hope that the NYR will be playing into May and have only played half of their season to date. With 49 games in the books, that would be a total of 98 and have them playing in the ECF at a minimum. Not saying this team is performing like an ECF finalist over the first half but stranger things have happened and in this playoff format they could get slotted in the Wild Card playing against the ‘weaker’ Atlantic Division.
Continue reading “Stranger Nation’s Midseason Review: Goaltending Edition”
While I’m glad Lundqvist isn’t participating, I have to say I’m disappointed at why. Here’s to a stronger second half.