Yes, we made picks yesterday and no, we didn’t post them. We’re sorry. But just to show our dedication to this, I am revealing to everyone that Marc and I both picked the Habs as our gimmies last night. The Habs lost. To the Lightning. That’s right, the Lightning.
Last night, I went 5-3 and dropped my first gimmie of the season by picking the Habs over the Bolts. Marc also went 4-4 and also dropped his gimmie by picking the Habs. Rory went 3-5 last night but did not pick the Habs as her gimmie. She went with the Sharks who won.
Oh well. Let’s get to some news:
Petr Prucha’s days in a Rangers uniform may be numbered. Andrew Gross over at Ranger Rants has this:
Renney was asked whether Prucha’s latest three-game stint was enough of a sample for him.
“Yup,” Renney said. “If it wasn’t, he would still be in. He gave me everything he could. It depends also on what you need. Nigel is in primarily because of his ability to score and help create offense. Also, he’s a playmaker. He helps, I think, supplement what we might need offensive by his ability to make plays. It’s where we are and what we need to generate. It’s capitalizing on guys that have been out of the lineup that want badly to get back in and do the right thing as they do that.”
So there you have it. Nigel Dawes: playmaker. Did anyone actually notice Dawes in that game on Wednesday night? I mean besides the time in the third when he blew his golden opportunity.
The Islanders got absolutely destroyed last night by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Enjoy:
Picks coming as soon as I clear all these hats out of the way…
Marc is so confident in his picks that he feels he doesn’t need to give reasons anymore. Or his laziness came out of remission.
#4 New York Rangers @ #13 New Jersey Devils
Eric – Rangers – The Devils are pretty hot right now but I have to go with the Rangers with their home ice advantage.
Marc – Rangers – Rangers take advantage of “home”-ice… *gimmie*
Rory – Rangers – I’M GOING! I’M GOING! I’M GOING! (I hardly ever get to go to games) I have tickets 4 rows up from the ice – they’d better win. (I’m ignoring the fact that NJ is 8-2-0 and we’re 5-5-0. The boys always bring it hardcore against the Swamp Rats.
#26 Ottawa Senators @ #9 Washington Capitals
Eric – Caps – The Caps are 11-1-1 at home. The Sens are 3-6-2 on the road.
Marc – Caps
Rory – Caps – Ovietime!
#25 Toronto Maple Leafs @ #15 Buffalo Sabres
Eric – Sabres – With so many fans living in Toronto, who do they root for tonight?
Marc – Sabres
Rory – Sabres – Buffalo’s doing decently lately, Toronto, not so much.
#3 Boston Bruins @ #28 Atlanta Thrashers
Eric – Bruins – If I don’t pick the Bruins to win, Milan Lucic will appear next to my bed holding a knife at 3:00 A.M. Pass this on to 20 other people or else you will have bad luck with your love life for the rest of your life. *gimmie*
Marc – Bruins
Rory – Bruins – Boston could sleep through this game and still win.
#2 Detroit Red Wings @ #27 Dallas Stars
Eric – Red Wings – Does Tobias Stephan suck? He’s gotten only 2 starts this season and Marty Turco has been ATROCIOUS. I bet they wish they still had Mike Smith.
Marc – Red Wings
Rory – Red Wings – Seriously? *gimmie*
#12 Chicago Blackhawks @ #19 Colorado Avalanche
Eric – Blackhawks – Go Braves Hawks!
Marc – Avalanche
Rory – Blackhawks – I still just really like their All-Star campaign ads.
#20 Florida Panthers @ #11 Calgary Flames
Eric – Flames – I was leaning towards picking the Panthers tonight but A) Craig Anderson is getting a rest. B) It’s their second game in two nights, and C) The Flames ahve a rested Miikka Kiprusoff.
Marc – Flames
Rory – Flames – Florida is pretty sucktastic this season.(except against the Rangers) And it will be nice to send Dion home happy to his sloppy seconds.(couldn’t resist)