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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Quick Musings

Despite losing, the Rangers played hard and essentially outplayed the Devils last night. Sean Avery has been a major plus. The Rangers are still only 4 and 5 points behind the 7th and 8th playoff spot with 2 games in hand on both teams.

The Knicks, after starting off slowly, eventually played a good game and are hanging in with the Nets fighting for the last playoff spot. They now have one more win then they had all of last year.

The Nets, on the other hand, are rumored to be thinking of trading Jason Kidd to the Lakers but only if they can move Vince Carter as well to another team. It will be a sad day in Netsville if either of these two are moved – much less if both go.

Unless the Yankees suffer some injury in the outfield or at first, it doesn’t seem like Bernie is coming back, but that’s business.

Enough of the Jeter ARod controversy. They’re no longer friends and haven’t been so for a long time. It’s more important for the Yankees to have ARod stop making a fool of himself and play clutch baseball, if that is even possible.

If ARod won’t hit in the clutch then Torre must take him out of the lineup for one day and stop coddling him. Joe must tell him that he’s not hitting in the clutch and that he’s giving him a day off. That’s it. Moving him to eighth in the lineup just embarrasses him and plays with his head.

As for the Mets, Pelfrey and Humber should try out for the big club but should not be brought up until there are injuries and/or major incompetence. Aaron Sele and Chan Ho Park should be given every opportunity to make the club. The Mets should use whatever they can give until they become a major liability.

NY Giants Jerry Reese has gotten off on the right foot by dumping stars who have been injury-prone. Hopefully more deadwood will be let go soon. The hiring of Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator can only be an upgrade.

The signing by the Jets of Dan Quinn as defensive line coach is a good move. In his first year, 2005, as coach for the Dolphins, Quinn’s team tied the club single-season sack record of 49 with linemen accounting for 35 of this total. The Jets line will be much younger and hopefully will improve under his tutelage.

That’s all, folks.


Anonymous superfeldman said...


I can no longer access that great hockey fight from your blog. I wanted to show it to someone. What is wrong with it or where eles can it be accessed?


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