Wrong guy to ask about that. Since when does Toronto have a juggernaut? I thought it would be Boston and Golden State this season. I need to start watching games.
Yeah, Liut is in goal. Chris Pronger is on that blue line. Based on the trade returns (and overlooking free agency), Rod Brind'Amour is up front, moved to the wing. Adam Oates is at center. I'll go old school for the other winger, Joe Mullen. And for the other D-man . . . I'll with Brett Hedican over Jeff Brown. Hedican ended playing more than 1,000 NHL games.
Nah, let him learn how to score some goals in San Antonio this season. When he comes up, he needs to be an impact guy, not just a banger. Don't pull a Herb Raglan on the kid and stunt his growth. (Showing my age there, eh?)
I would not rule it out. While most kids need to mature physically before hitting the NFL, there are some high-end prospects who don't. Guys can sign with the NBA a year out of high school and baseball and hockey players can sign right away, so why not?
Compromise! Single re-entry. I like that. Puts more strategy into the game. Sometimes you want a pitcher to bunt or to make an out to get an inning over with, so you really don't need a DH for every at bat. This is the sort of thinking we need in Washington D.C. from both sides so we can get something done.
If the XFL proves legit and gets real players on teams with real money backing them, then the league will get coverage. If it just a fringe deal with a bunch of guys nobody heard of, then the coverage will reflect that. I am curious to see if this thing really happens.
Neither. If I had to pick, I'd go NBA because at least Enterprise Center is up to date. The Concrete Circle of Death . . . not so much.
Maybe we will do something around the Winter Warm-up. Ben Fred needs more face time. Maybe we can get Derrick in the hot seat as well.
He has been playing pro ball forever. He is what is as a right fielder. He is willing to work at it, but he just doesn't move all that well. The team can help him with positioning and his reads, but at this point he isn't getting a whole lot more agile.
I grew up in Detroit as a Pistons fan, so that would be Dave Bing. Old school! Then Bob Lanier, a great guy. I didn't quite catch Gordie Howe in his heyday, but my grandma was a gigantic fan.
You can't help but feel last season was a missed opportunity for Mizzou. They let two regular season games get away and then they had another bowl flop. That said,.Odom has the program moving the right away. He is committed to the school -- and that is huge, given all that happened over there. Another solid season is ahead.
There was more talk about just blowing it up. I am not sure the XFL will generate enough coin to merit further investment, but we shall see. If that league beats the odds and lasts, then it could buy the dome some time.
Martin has two four-star recruits signed for next season, plus a strong transfer with Dru Smith. Torrence Watson was a nice get in this class and Tilmon was a great piece of the Porter class. Had Jontay not blown out his knee, this could be a Top 25 team. So recruiting is up. Martin will keep aiming high, but Mizzou is just not going to get the guys Kansas and Kentucky gets. And every SEC team is investing in hoops so getting to the NCAA Tournament in any given will be tough. I see a pretty good future for the program, but it will have to draw much better fan support to hang with the SEC's upper crust.
At least 10 years and $350 million.
I can't hazard a guess on that. Let's see if the league even gets off the ground. And if it does, let's see what kind of operation it puts here.
Like Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer? I can't remember them being grand marshal of any World Championship parades. This team won a World Series with Anthony Reyes and Jeff Weaver. So writing off this staff is silly.
That has to be an extreme longshot, given his age and the fact his arm has already objected to this whole comeback thing. The Cardinals will be glad to take a look if he gets back to being fully operational, but John Mozeliak and Co. hope not to have any midseason relief needs.
That whole thing is strange. Every NFL team wants the Next Sean McVay to become the quarterback whisperer to the next Jared Goff. But, again, I really don't follow the NFL anymore so I would see if the Arizona Republic does a chat.
Because the Cardinals contend every year, they don't pick high in the draft every year. They have piled up lots of good players and some that made the All-Star game, but they have had to leverage that depth to acquire the next level guys like the Ozunas and Goldschmidts.