Sunday, May 4, 2008

rangers out, but i'm still smilin' !!!

here's the thing.

four years ago, was when i decided the rangers were my east coast team, there was no name attached to the '04 first rounder that the leafs gave up, for the services of brian leetch.

i'm sure i needn't remind you that ol' leetcher spent twenty eight games with the buds, which adds up to exactly seven for each of maxim kondratiev, jarkko immonen, michael sauer, and lauri korpikoski; the four prospects that JFJ gave up. the last of whom scored a clutch goal for the rangers this afternoon in their last game of the season, in his very first NHL outing...

in looking at the '04 entry draft, if the leafs hadn't done the nasty trade-the-future-for-blueline-experience gag on deadline day, they could've had this guy... 'course, they also could've had robbie schremp, mike green, or johan franzen (though, in saying that, calgary could've had the same, but picked the generally useless kris chucko instead... well done flamb├ęs).

note: did you know that dallas drafted a dude named johan fransson in the round before detroit selected johan franzen ? i didn't... but i do now....

as for the mystery "three defensemen ready" mentionned in the post below, i've narrowed it down to pardy, pelech, and giordano. i still think negrin's on sutter's shortlist but i will also concede that daz has a penchant for promoting first-rounders: pelech in this instance. it might come down to a right-point v. left-point thing (pelech shoots right while negrin, pardy and gio shoot left). while i wasn't entirely convinced gio was gonna be welcomed back into the flames' fold, according to jean lefebvre, he's already "come to an agreement to return with the Calgary Flames." i never really wondered what crow tastes like, but now i guess i know who to ask...

glad that tonight's game was won by the stars, and not lost by the sharks.... once a game goes so long i always feel bad if one guy's mistake leads to the GWG....

and FINALLY: maggie the monkey got only the wings right in her picks for this round, which means i also went 1-for-4. duncan was halfway right, and MG pled the fifth... i'll let you know how the next round goes for her. i'm riding the wings all the way to the cup....

2 comments:

MetroGnome said...

Here's what my picks WOULD have been for the 2nd round:

Pits over NYR, Mon over Phi, Det over Col and SJS over Dallas.

So I only wouldn't have been much better than the monkey.

awildermode said...

I slept good last night knowing that the Sharks lost. Every time they lose, an angel gets his/her wings. Awesome!

I used to like the Rangers...when Fleury was on the team.

So, Langkow and Giordano are signed...in theory.