Scott Stevens might have been the last guy to deliver the Plager Special on a regular basis. You're right, such hits are now frowned up. These players are so big and fast today that it's probably for the best.
You're wrong. He's shooting more, producing about a point per game and winning draws as always. He's plus-11 while leading all forwards in ice time. He's fine.
No, because the top four teams will beat up each other. The other two divisions are top heavy.
Husso has played well against the Ducks this season, so I could see him going again on the second half of back-to-back. I believe Gibson is still out, so Ryan Miller should get another start.
I'd keep Dunn until after the expansion draft. If he's picked, OK. If he's not picked, then he should fetch a second-round pick and a prospect. If the Blues trade him ahead of the expansion draft. that will make it ever more likely the team will lose a forward they want to keep.
My bad! Way before my time. But Petit was not on that team.
Well, maybe he's just not that good. Thomas looked helpless last season during his brief big league stint.
Nobody bridges the history of the various eras like Bob. So the baton probably goes to Bernie Federko, another first-class guy who has stayed loyal to the franchise even after that rift with Sutter and that trade to Detroit. Bernie is another heart-and-soul guy.
Not that I'm aware of. The season is about the start and teams are setting their rosters.
Post-pandemic, I'd be surprised to see rosters bigger than 26. There would be no need for that.
I suppose anything is possible. The sun could explode and we could all be fried like ants under a magnifying glass. (Ask your grandparents). But with Opening Day nearing I believe the rules are the rules. Baseball has reverted to the usual postseason format after the players took a pass on expansion of the bracket.
Yes, each individual player has been ruled upon. The confusion was service time and the pro-rating which occured due to the abbreviated 2020 season. He has an option, although it appears he will make the team.
Those were fun teams. Russell would swat a shot or great a rebound, then trigger the break. I always felt bad for Chamberlain back then. Such a big man, but there was no escaping Russell's shadow.
Arenado has been hitting behind Goldschmidt this week, but it's not either guy has been raking. So I don't believe Shildt has chiselted his batting order in stone.
Put down the calculator, watch the games and consider the intangibles whcih make some players special and some franchises capable of competing year after year.
But I was happy for Wilt to get on those Lakers teams later in his career so he could have a taste of the other size. The Big Dipper willing to be a role player at the end.
I do not see Matt walking away from that money. And I do see the Cardinals sending him home at some point if he's not htting.