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  1. Anyone else feel like Jerry Jones probably thanks God every day for the bullet he dodged here?
  2. Team signs Adam Fox to a 7 year extension @9.5M/yr. Great deal by the font office. I thought it was hard for him to be better than his Norris year last year but he has convinced me already that he is better. Amazing talent. If this keeps up they can pencil him on the the Norris for the better part of the next decade. Vancouver tonight and then a real tough Friday/Saturday back to back against the Oilers and then the Flames. Look at this Metropolitan Division. It is insane! Every team is 500 or better and only the Penguins are at 500. I had penciled in the Flyers, Devils, Penguins and possibly the Rangers or Columbus as the teams who might not make the post season but now, who knows?
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    Mike White

    It is a single game and I am just having a little fun with probable (over) reaction from a fan base starved of good things to cheer about. With that said, O-Line issues do not get magically solved from one week to the next so one can reasonably assume that Mike White was getting the ball out quicker and making the correct reads more often than Wilson did. As a result we were getting first downs and moving the chains which in turn loosened up the run defense and our run game magically came out its season-long toilet. At least for this one week Mike White did that and it also confirms my own nonscientific eyeball test. Some people just look more comfortable than others behind center and for one week at least Mike White had that look against a pretty good team. Just like the proverbial 5000 dead lawyers at the bottom of the ocean, it is a "good start".
  4. We knocked him out a couple of weeks ago. It just took a few weeks for the domino to fall. Heil hydra (or some such)
  5. EM31

    Mike White

    I am guessing the Colts concentrate on defending screens and underneath stuff and dare him to beat them on middling to deep routes. We will also get to see the Jets running game being defensed straight up. None of this has any chance of course if the defense does not also show up again on Thursday.
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    Mike White

    Wilson never has a 400 yard game, let alone one against the team who had the best record in the conference going into the game and so one might argue that earlier Wilson optimism might not have been based on something that was real Just sayin'
  7. EM31

    Mike White

    Yeah but this is the morning after the first night of great sex. When will there ever be a better time to be insanely optimistic about the future of the relationship?
  8. Jets nation is "Miked up" this morning. Good for us.
  9. Another heist last in night's game. We had no business escaping that game with points after that awful second period let alone with two points from a win in regulation. Mark of a good team regardless of the sport = Manage to find a way to win in games where you do not play well. Realistically we have one game (Columbus) where we played well everything else is a smoke and mirrors path to a 6-2-1 record. Crazy yes but good crazy.
  10. CBJ game was the best all around performance of the year so far but this is a tough road trip where we might play really well and still end up a 2-2 or worse. Need to start off on the right foot against the expansion Kraken tonight.
  11. Not so much bad characters as not currently playing together consistently well. There is obviously still time for the team to gel but having a competitive top of the table is a double-edged sword. Yes, nobody likely to run away with it but once you do go on a run yourself you will have to pass ALL the other top teams. As for Ronny, Obviously a great performance today. Nobody is suggesting he is done just questions about how the rest of the cast are going to get their looks. It is going to be a good year. As a Chelsea fan I think it will be City in the end this year but there are enough good teams in the chasing group that one or two of them are going to make a strong run. If Chelsea's defense keeps on being this good then maybe it will be them but it is a very long campaign.
  12. Cristiano Ronaldo: Are Man Utd being helped or hindered by Portugal legend? https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/59055179 Interesting read on United and the impact of Ronaldo. I am curious to get the take of the United faithful on these questions. My own opinions on United have not changed since early in the year where I thought the manager was the biggest impediment to any return to the top of the European pile but it is not 100% clear that bringing in a Thomas Tuchel-like replacement manager would result in an immediate change of fortunes the same way that replacing Frank Lampard did at Chelsea. Not sure the current core group of players can be fashioned into an effective force by anyone. Maybe yes maybe no.
  13. Mourinho redux for the win! (spoken as a Chelsea fan) On a more serious note I wonder if they got rid of David Moyes a bit too soon
  14. i guess the Islanders woke up, What a division eh? Every single team over .500 Every one. Calgary Flames next up tonight.
  15. My God but this sport could benefit from the same kind of promotion and relegation rules that exist in most of the top flight soccer leagues around the world. Finish in the bottom three? Get relegated to a lower league. Finish in the bottom three of the lower division next year? Get relegated again. Give a more successfully run team a chance. There is zero punishment for owners who run their teams like incompetent asses year after year, decade after decade. In fact the estimated value of your team probably goes up and you get to hear from pundits about what a great businessman you are. Go Rangers!
  16. Sir Alex's look said it all today. Solksjaer is a dead man walking and it looks like the team quit on him in terms of giving effort.
  17. Senators fans complaining loudly about the concurrent "embellishment" penalty on Stutzle with 5 minutes to go, leading to a 4 on 4 and the Rangers first goal. I think that was the 4th or 5th penalty in the game that he had drawn by that point but to be honest he could easily have had two other embellishment calls before the one that the refs actually got him for. Looks like someone may have pointed this out to the refs between periods and that they were just waiting for the next infraction. Nobody likes that crap unless their name happens to be P.K. Subban and Stutzle can expect to not receive the benefit of any doubts moving forward. Playacting is a direct attempt to fool the refs and the word on that will get around the league in a hurry.
  18. Wow.... Three straight goals late in the 3rd period to steal a 3-2 win. Perfect road trip and a very good Calgary flames team up next at the garden on Monday. Having fun yet?
  19. Obviously with goalies you never really know until you know but wow, right now Shesterkin is playing out of his gourd. Love Georgie in the backup role. He has been Kryptonite for certain of our opponents too.
  20. 3-0 on the road after an iffy first two games of the season. Nice road trip regardless of the result in Ottawa on Saturday but 4-0 on the road would be kinda nice. The game last night could have been a bit easier if any one of half a dozen chances went in and Nashville looks like a good team again this year. The early results on the team makeover are looking good so far. It would be nice to get the full team out there on the ice at some point. Looking around the division, the Islanders look to be digging an early season hole the same way the Rangers did last year. In my mind that team was the favorite to take the division and they probably still are given what they have shown over the last few years but if they think they can sleep on this division and turn it on whenever they want to then I think they need to look around and see there there are fewer "easy marks" in this division than there used to be. I take no pleasure from the Islanders early season struggles.... Aww shoot, who am I kidding? It couldn't be happening to a nicer bunch
  21. Me too (intrigued) but I fear that it isn't so much about the size of biceps as much it is about the durability of the wheels with him.
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