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Posted Sunday March 30, 2014, About: Sens GM non-commital on Paul MacLean
Definitely agree. The problem was Anderson was bound to regress towards career norms after last year and with all the injuries the Sens were basically forced to play better team defense.

The tough thing with the Bishop trade was that something had to give. Bishop was a RFA with a vesting UFA clause if I remember correctly, so it was more a numbers game that Murray didn't want to be left holding the bag on. Lehner is still 2 years younger than when Ottawa traded for Bishop, so there is still time for him to mature. Bishop really is the model for Lehner's development. He has shown flashes of brilliance, but he's a big goalie that needs to learn calm and that will come with time.
Posted Saturday March 29, 2014, About: Sens GM non-commital on Paul MacLean
I have a tough time believing they dump MacLean. I just think Murray has to shuffle the deck a bit. He absolutely loves his energy/grind line of Chris Neil, Zack Smith and Colin Greening. While it's great to throw those players out in moderation, you shouldn't be giving them equal share of playing time at the expense of the Turris and Spezza lines. And dump Matt Kassian. Maclean got used to relying a his third line last year when everyone else was injured, someone needs to remind him the Sens are a high scoring up tempo team.
Posted Tuesday February 25, 2014, About: Boras takes a jab at the Jays
Boras may be an ****, but he is bang on with this point. Toronto is the 3rd largest MLB city. Also the first and second have multiple teams in New York and LA, so you could possibly argue Toronto is the biggest, non-divided market in MLB. And the Blue Jays region isn't just the GTA, they have a TV network that spans coast to coast in Canada and promotes the team heavily. They essentially have a monopoly on a 35 million person market now that the Expos are gone. They should be spending like the Yankees and Dodgers but instead the pick around the edges and don't want to commit to long term contracts. They were in on Darvish and Fielder but in the end weren't willing to outbid teams for top talent. They 100% lucked out with Bautista and Encarnacion, but then didn't fill out the roster well enough around bargain diamonds in the rough that they found. The Jays can and have to spend with the big boys to get results. Playing the hybrid Tampa Bay Rays but with some money doesn't seem to be working.
Posted Thursday February 20, 2014, About: Panthers bleeding $100K a day
The same Key Arena that needed to be replaced and was pretty much the sole reason the Oklahoma City Thunder exist today? I'm sure if it wasn't good enough for basketball it ought to be great for hockey.
Posted Sunday February 16, 2014, About: Seattle at forefront of NHL expansion talks
Seattle just makes so much sense when you consider they have no real natural rival. Edemonton and Calgary are there, but they're each others rivals. A Seattle/Vancouver rivalry just makes too much sense.

Same is the case with Quebec City. Ottawa and Toronto have a more fiery rivalry than Toronto/Montreal in recent history. Add Quebec and it gives Montreal a natural provincial rival.

I like the idea of a Wisconsin team. It would be a direct rival to Chicago. And it would even out some of the West disparity assuming that team was the Florida Panthers.
Posted Wednesday February 12, 2014, About: Bennett talking dynasty
Call that roughing the kicker play properly and we're here talking about the Niners dynasty and the Seahawks fans are the ones whining.
Posted Wednesday February 12, 2014, About: Bennett talking dynasty
Can't wait for the Niners to bring these bums back to reality next year. So much ego that the whole NFL will be just lining up to knock these guys back to the 8-8 team they are.
Posted Monday February 03, 2014, About: Sens left hanging in weekend trade
Eugene doesn't have the money to bury guys like Kassian, Corvo and Greening. Even though addition by subtraction on the Sens roster would probably do wonders.
Posted Friday January 31, 2014, About: Too much talent in Ottawa?
Too many 1 way contracts. They genuinely do have probably 3 or 4 guys that should be playing at the NHL level, but too many low value guys on 1 way contracts. Matt Kassian and Joe Corvo could just straight up go but nobody will trade for them. Jared Cowen has been dead weight and had he not just signed a long term 1 way deal he'd be in Bingo for sure. Colin Greening is a decent player, but he is taking up a roster spot a young guy could occupy. Mark Stone, Mike Hoffman, Jean Gabriel Pageau, Stephane Da Costa and Fredrick Claesson are all ready for regular NHL time, they just don't have the spots for them.
Posted Sunday January 05, 2014, About: Jerry Jones wants expanded NFL playoffs
While his motivations are entirely self centered, it would 100% improve the playoffs. No other sport has a first round bye. Play 1v8 and 2v7 like every other sport. And seed the teams properly. A team like the 49ers with the 3rd best record in football shouldn't be playing away to the worst division winner in the first round.
Posted Thursday November 14, 2013, About: NFL bursting Kaepernick's bubble
You have Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree catching balls instead of Kyle Williams and Jon Baldwin. When teams can no longer double Boldin you'll see a difference. It'll be a lot easier to run the read option when they have receivers to actually catch balls and keep teams honest.
Posted Tuesday October 29, 2013, About: Karlsson cursed by Norris win
I love all you folks who flap their gums about Karlsson yet probably rarely actually see him play. He's a guy who's caught flack for not being on his game, yet is still scoring at just under a point per game pace. He's coming back from a major injury and it probably only about 75% out there, yet he's still #2 in the league in scoring. Imagine if he were actually 100%.
Posted Monday September 23, 2013, About: Has the NFL solved Kaepernick?
It's tough for Kaepernick to play his game when he has no talent to throw to. Boldin is great and all, but unfortunately other teams know he's the only receiving threat right now, especially with Davis injured. Hopefully they can get Manningham and Crabtree back healthy by week 6 and they can weather the storm. I think having LaMichael James back in the lineup would do wonders for them. He has the speed to keep teams honest when running the read option.
Posted Tuesday September 03, 2013, About: CarGo may shut down season
Screw that, my fantasy team says you're playing down the stretch!
Posted Wednesday August 14, 2013, About: A-Rod was prepared to retire, until ...
On one hand A-Rod is a slimeball. But on the other hand I want to see him turn the screws on the Yankees for every dollar of that contract. They were the ones stupid enough to offer that contract, they deserve everything they get out of it. Cashman weaseling out of that contract is bad for baseball.
Posted Thursday August 08, 2013, About: Ultimatum time for Selanne
Fixed it for you
Posted Tuesday July 16, 2013, About: Leafs exec has Cup route mapped
It's pretty clear the Leafs are driving down the wrong road with Nonis at the helm. Road closures is one of the last things Tim has to worry about.
Posted Sunday June 16, 2013, About: Adam Oates: Sidney Crosby didn't have MVP season
The same thing happened to Craig Anderson. Dude was the best keeper in the league during the first half of the season by a wide margin and picked up an injury. Probably needed to get to maybe 35-40 games played to be considered, but only got 24.
Posted Tuesday May 28, 2013, About: Alfredsson discusses retirement
He'll be back. The Sens are too close to contending again for him to just walk away. A decent signing on D and maybe a trade to swap some of the young prospects for experience and they will be right in the thick of things at the top of their conference.
Posted Tuesday May 28, 2013, About: Seahawks hold team meeting to address PED suspensions
The veterans decide to hold a meeting on how not to get caught. What a joke.
Posted Monday April 29, 2013, About: Dickey headed for an MRI
It'll be funny when June hits and Ricky Romero is back to being the #1 for the Jays because everyone else is either ineffective or injured.
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