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  1. City strangled them slowly today. The only interest came when PSG went ahead against the run of play. I wonder how many EPL teams legitimately belong in the top-32 CL places? <edited to add> Messi, Mbappe and Neymar all getting killed on the CBS post game show. "No team can afford to carry one passenger at the top levels of the game let alone carrying three passengers"
  2. From your lips to God's ears but I do not think this incarnation of Chelsea are that ruthlessly methodical. Not yet anyway. So there is concern that the change at United, even if it has not been completed will lead to one of those extra effort performances that the United team has shown itself to be capable of. Pochetitino is a good choice but I fear they will have to give him full control (buying the groceries) in order to land him and I wonder why PSG locked him down in that respect.
  3. Let's wait on any United turnaround until after the Chelsea game next weekend
  4. That islanders team is going to wake up sooner or later like a bear with a sore head and start a long winning streak. They are just too loaded not to do that but hopefully all of that happens after the game on Wednesday. Rangers just need to bank the points now and let other teams chase later. The Georgiev problem may need a more extreme solution like sending him down to work out his issues in Hartford. Tinordi is a liability
  5. Agree 100% and TBH we haven't seen the best of this team yet. Anyhow it beats giving the rest of the division a two-streets head start at the beginning of the season as we did last year.
  6. Big game tonight against the Toronto Maple leafs. We stole one in their building earlier in the year, 2-1 against the run of play when Shesterkin played out of his mind. Fast forward to tonight with both teams at 23 points sitting 2nd and 3rd in their respective divisions. Once again this game is in Toronto and my gut is telling me that Toronto will even up the season series tonight but if we can nick one or both points again that would be just fine too. Time for Laffy to step his game up. <post game> Well it was going to happen sooner or later. A game where we basically played well and deserved one or maybe even both points but one where we lost. Good game, let's start a new winning streak now. COVID holiday coming up next courtesy of Ottawa.
  7. Last night was a bit of a trap game against a team with one of the worst records in the NHL, lots of injuries' and a rookie goaltender making his first NHL start. What could go wrong after all? Well, we made plenty of chances, missed on several wide open looks and I do mean wide open looks and we managed to make the rookie net minder look like he was standing on his head most of the night. Despite all of those things we escaped the game with what ended up being a narrowly decided regulation win (phew). We continue to rack up points in the standings while at the same time looking like an ordinary team on the ice. Kakko looked sharp for the second straight game. Fun times.
  8. Another win last night albeit another ugly one against the Devils. Still, four points from the weekend back to back games.
  9. No Belichick fan here. Quite the opposite in fact. Much as it hurts to say it i think he gets to credit for at least some of Vrable's successes as much as i would like for it not to be true.
  10. Saying he is not from the Belichick tree does not pass the smell test, sorry.
  11. The thing about trees is that they get to claim credit for all of the branches or fruit regardless of whether or not those branches came from the main truck or from other branches. Vrabel was widely viewed as a coach on the field during his playing days and like it or not he is fruit from that tree.
  12. Are the Islanders that good that they can just turn it on come playoff time and go deep again?
  13. Nice divisional win tonight. 2nd period was good. Chances are that Georgie was going to get the game tomorrow against the Devils anyway. Devils will be annoyed after they stubbed their toe against an improving Boston team today and after back to back statement wins against Florida and the Islanders Bottom line anyway is that we banked two points against a division opponent in regulation. I know it is early but right now if I had to make a bet I would say five teams will be going to the playoffs from the Metropolitan so the three that will be left out might be Pens, Blue Jackets and I think it is between Flyers, Rangers and Devils. Before today the Devils were looking really really dangerous Good test tomorrow I still don't think we have seen the Rangers play a complete game except maybe the first win over the Blue jackets 4-0. It is a good sign that the team is getting points without playing their best yet. Very good. 11/13/21 Standings
  14. Maybe he has had the long covid and we can use that excuse to cover the entire season? J/K - particularly since Mike Zibanajad of the NY Rangers had exactly that last year but seriously, we need a little gallows humor around this bust.
  15. Devils with a couple of really nice wins. First crushing Florida then blanking the Islanders. Metropolitan division is flat out crazy in terms of top to bottom strength and i cannot for the life of me come up with a solid favorite at this point. Not fully buying into the Carolina Hurricanes yet but if they keep this up for another week or so then it just may be them. Now starts a phase where the division starts to play each other more and so we get all of those 4-point games back to back for a while.
  16. Please consider before using "finger" and "teenage girl" in the same sentence. Or "teenage boy" for that matter.
  17. At last we have an explanation for his inability to catch potential interceptions being thrown his way. It was the finger all along! And nobody seems to care very much
  18. Who would be the Prez on the Seahawks in that case?
  19. That team has an insane amount of talent. The McDavid goal which tied it at 5-5 with 4 minutes to go in regulation will make every highlight film and could very well be the goal of the season. Positives? We hung with one of the best teams in the league on their home ice and nearly got out with a regulation win. Instead we get only the one point but overall we are at four points on this road trip and will end up no worse than 500 regardless of the result tonight. Protecting a lead s a little worrying. We seem to go into a prevent defense type shell and that needs to be fixed.
  20. Unable to catch because his confidence is shot or unconfident because he cannot catch? "My horse would have won today if only the trainer had agreed to use the Titanium horseshoes. The pick was a good one"
  21. "Twas a dark and stormy night..."
  22. Sand in vagina can be rough I should think
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