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In Topic: New York Yankees 2015-16 Offseason Thread

22 November 2015 - 02:27 AM

I wouldn't do that. I want to see Refsnyder at 2nd platoon with Ackley. Let's find out about Refsnyder unless they really believe he can convert to RF. Blah. 

In Topic: NFL Week 11 thread

22 November 2015 - 02:26 AM

Texans over Jets just think it's a bad match-up

Bills over Pats take points maybe they pull it off outright

Eagles over Bucs will be in 1st after Thanksgiving 

Panthers over Skins too tough at home

Falcons over Colts Atlanta puts a whipping on the whole Matt Hasselbeck is better than Luck theory

Seahawks over 49ers their last stand against Blaine Gabbert

Packers over Vikings Minny is better but Green Bay needs it and Rodgers silences critics 

Bengals over Cardinals going against the grain here just a hunch

Cowboys over Dolphins must win to keep it alive Romo returns

Raiders over Lions if they want any chance they must win at Detroit love Carr and Cooper

Chiefs over Chargers it is a trap game beware Andy Reid

Bears over Broncos Chicago resurgence continues as long as Cutler doesn't make mistakes

Ravens over Rams someone has to win 

In Topic: GDT: Devils vs Perennial Suck Squad

22 November 2015 - 02:16 AM

What a horrendous game - score aside, the Devils put up 20 shots on horrible Edmonton while trailing for much of the game.  Kyle Palmieri was again the only stand out, basically no one else had a good game.  Too many penalties.  Would've been nice if they had called that 5 minute major on Pouliot but I can see why they missed that one.


But yeah, this is the team I expected to see this year.


It wasn't a good effort. But Edmonton has improved immensely since Draisatl was recalled. Their offense is much more potent. He and Hall are destroying teams. Wait till McDavid comes back. They're gonna be a lot better.

In Topic: Around the League 15-16 Edition

21 November 2015 - 02:42 AM

Rangers 1st loss in a while last night. Aside from St. Louis and Washington a couple weeks ago, it was a rare game against a pretty good team, compared to their last month of bottom-feeding opposition.


For sure, they're a good team firing on all cylinders, but glancing at their season schedule, it's pretty crazy how top-heavy their schedule is from February to April vs. how much easier their October to mid-December schedule is. A huge chunk of their first half of the season has been against non-playoff (or at least they're not projected to make the playoffs) teams, and vice versa on those last 3 months. Should be an interesting second half to really see what they're made of.


I thought maybe my bias was behind how I view the Rangers right now, but ESPN has them as the 3rd easiest strength-of-schedule in the East (behind Washington and Philly), if you believe in that sort of thing. I had similar feelings about Capitals' start re: their schedule, but the rest of the season balances out a bit more evenly; it's not as top-heavy/top-light as the Rangers.



Eh. You play who's on your schedule. It's like Parcells says about your record. During the 9-game win streak, they were opportunistic cashing in on team's mistakes. NYR lead league in shooting percentage at almost 11.0 percent. They also aren't too good on Corsi/possession. There's room for improvement. Particularly from Stepan and Kreider. Neither of who have been consistent. McDonagh and Girardi have picked it up.


Regarding the Bolts, even minus 2/3 of the Triplets, Callahan, Paquette, Drouin, they still boast a great tandem in Hedman-Stralman. Also have checkers like Boyle who mixed it up with Hayes. And gritty guys like J.T. Brown. They know how to play them. Limit the stretch pass and stand up at the blue line. That makes it more difficult for their transition. Particularly Zuccarello. Funny aspect is it was winnable. Kreider got in for a break and had a penalty shot but shot it into Bishop. Moore tied it on a rare Stralman miscue. And they had a power play in the final 80 seconds. But just terrible execution from Stepan forcing a pass which handcuffed McDonagh. Brown made the perfect dish across to Filppula and bang. Game. Set. Match.


Rangers with 2 costly turnovers. Both in net. Yandle to Killorn who beat Hank from way out. Maybe he has his number. That's what they've been doing so far. Capitalizing on mistakes. Their next one is Saturday night at Florida. I bet their speed gives them problems. Luongo vs Lundqvist too. 

In Topic: GDT: Devils vs Perennial Suck Squad

21 November 2015 - 02:33 AM

.... it was the equivalent of an Onion article.... written by me....

I did a similar one for the CBJ game a few weeks back [I think it was CBJ...]


Oops. Sorry if I put the whammy on your team. Oil are getting better. Kinda makes the next game at Vancouver a must win.