Flames coach Darryl Sutter wanted Zadorov for a reason. I doubt that team is looking to trade him. He has been one reason for their improvement.
I'd say you are right on both counts. Nobody wants to work for that owner, it seems, and New York is obviously a hard media market. Girsch's profile is so low here that he is nearly invisible. He seems to like it that way. His current role seems like a great fit for him.
I could see Shildt landing elsewhere in more of a player development role. He has an impressive track record of working with prospects.
His issue has been zone exits, or his ability to make them safely. Otherwise he has the tools to do that job, including the long wingspan to better defend and enough edge to mix it up.
No, the NFL does not want to go to trial. The owners will press for a settlement of some kind to cut their losses -- now that Kroenke is reneging on his promise to cover their costs.
He checks many boxes. If you want an interchangeable mix of players -- and I do -- then he would be a strong fit.
Apparently you missed the Rolling Stones concert. I can't believe that many people want to those guys put down their pudding and rock out, but they did.
Well, we'll see. I thought the Cardinals did a nice job attacking the shift down the stretch. If the Cardinals go back to a one-dimensional attack, failure will follow.
I would expect the owners' paperwork to be more creative than criminal, but they don't want to open the books to give the players a full look at revenues and therefore more leverage down the road.
I'm sure during the free and open organizational discussions at season's end some laundry got aired out. Maybe somebody accused Shildt of using their spreadsheets of precious analytical data as a coaster for his ice tea. (I made that up, of course, but that is how some such end-of-the-year meetings go. Grievances are aired.)
That would be a good fit, no?
I would expect those guys to get a nod because they, too, played roles on the Stanley Cup team. Maybe Sammy's tribute could focus on his performance during the Cup parade.
I agree and I'll never understand why he lasted the whole season. The Cardinals have never been afraid to cast away guys they owed money to.
The play-by-play was fascinating. Did somebody record that meeting and pass it along? We seldom get that good of a look at what the NFL does behind closed doors.
The Braves were allowed to play their home games in the regular season and the playoffs, so it follows that they would play their World Series games there too.
Again, I imagine there is a script with all the contingencies covered. For each game the staff knows who will come into the game when, depending on the circumstances. That is all part of assessing the staff on a day-to-day basis.
MLB wants to keep media focus on the postseason, to maximize ratings and value to its stakeholders, as MBA types would say.
Those rules evolve over time based on team needs for player development and filling holes during the course of a season. Baseball teams have multiple farm teams and players in various forms of development under team control. They need a lot of players to get through a season and they take an active role in developing players drafted and/or signed as teenagers, which takes time. NHL teams usually fill one farm team and have few guys at the ECHL level. NBA teams have a handful of guys in the G League. NFL teams have no minor leagues. So roster management in those other sports is simpler.