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  1. Mrazek's positioning is going to be the difference in this series. He played poorly last year and if he doesn't show more patience and keep his angles against a team that loves the extra pass it's not going to end well.
  2. I'm not seeing much that I love here. Very sloppy breakouts and a lot of missed assignments. Rask also nowhere near the top of his game right now which is bad news. Thankfully this is Carolina and not someone else.
  3. Definitely wasn't a goal in my eyes, but they challenged the hand pass stoppage not Mrazek covering it. So good call there, but bad call not blowing the whistle.
  4. Carolina challenged the wrong thing. Blame Brind'Amour, not the refs on that one.
  5. The Jackets are set up great. Toronto is the 2nd softest team in the league - they consistently fail to show up in an elimination game. Lots, LOTS of things need to change in that organization. Tampa is the softest team in the league, especially without Stamkos and Hedman.... and still Jon Cooper. Probably couldn't ask for a better scenario for a 9 seed. I know Columbus particularly enjoys ripping your heart out annually, but I think they have a great shot at moving on.
  6. This. While it's easy for me to sit back now and say what a stupid idea it is based on the amount of the actual season played and the current state of the Bruins, they had to play something. You can't just let the entire league have a head start on the playoff caliber hockey while the top 4 teams play exhibition games. I still think it should've been a 5 game set where each team plays twice since the "first round" is best of 5, but I digress.
  7. Same here on the monogram, I think it's a lot stronger than the crown they went with. I mocked this up just based on the branding they provided.
  8. Based on the weather that is definitely '96.
  9. So that was the death knell. A bit of revisionists history as a Packers fan I suppose.
  10. They got blown out by the Packers at home and never wore them again.
  11. To me this seems like a combination of every era of Patriots football, and for a team that has had so many drastically different looks - it doesn't look good. Those socks are definitely a hearken back to the Bledsoe era, the wide pants stripe stays the same from the Brady Era, and the jersey is a mismatch of AFL/Brady. This could be a very solid clean look if executed properly, but it isn't.
  12. There's a commercial floating around with the Patriots and another team (generic players) and they're wearing this combo. I can't for the life of me find it though. Nor do I remember what the commercial was for - so this was a pointless post.
  13. They need more than another top pick.
  14. You'd be hard pressed to find one. Maybe not paying Mookie Betts $33,000,000 at age 39? I don't know. I don't love that idea, but that's a better idea than not having Mookie Betts from ages 27-34,
  15. Bloom gets absolutely no credit. Not only did they trade the 2nd bast player in baseball, but they couldn't even get the Dodgers to part with either of their top prospects. Then Bloom and the scouting department fudge up so bad they incorrectly scout another player in the deal. If you want to trade Mookie Betts, your deal has to rely on maximizing your return - by the looks of things they weren't even sure who Graterol even is. Now you're stuck if this deal doesn't go through. You have a newly unhappy player who by all indications would've loved to stay in Boston if you paid him market value, and you have an entire league that knows you have absolutely zero leverage because you have to move Betts now. There is no credit to go around. The Red Sox F.O. looks like a group of idiots.
  16. Can't wait for Zeke to average 6-7 carries per game.
  17. At least Brett Favre hinted at retirement. It was still a brutal couple of years, but there was a chance that he might actually retire. Tom Brady has said repeatedly he want's to play until 45 and yesterday said "It's Highly Unlikely" he calls it quits. But yeah, Brett Favre was the first thing to come to mind during all of this. It's going to be an excruciating off-season.
  18. Hate to be the bearer of bad news here but the run isn't over. With all that's going on in the world currently, local news' lead story is "WILL TOM BRADY RETIRE!? IS THIS IT!?!?" It's friggen insane. I wish it was over. But it ain't. I did relish in the anguish of my collective group texts this weekend, though.
  19. Yeah, I'm with you. As of 2:26 PM EST, that's the Brewers official logo so there's no reason not to use it here.
  20. Exactly. And I know the personnel has changed drastically over the past decade plus but if one team in the AFC consistently has given the Patriots trouble it's been the Ravens. I have friends who were more worried about the friggen' Jets last week. I was disgusted.
  21. I'm a Packers fan, so that might have something to do with it - who coincidentally also decided not to play defense yesterday.
  22. I saw a tweet along the lines of "I really feel bad for the home crowds this world series and then I remembered they can afford world series tickets and I no longer feel bad." Good stuff.
  23. Could be a few reasons: new additions, lost jersey, name misspelled. Adidas/PLL probably went to a local shop in a pinch for alterations and they just used what was on hand.
  24. Same, hell of a series, hell of an ending. One thing I'll never forget, living next to The Garden in those days I went for a walk after game 6 just to get some air and soak in the last bits of a SCF - the Chicago fans I did run in to were almost apologetic, couldn't have been nicer. Crazy, really. Sure the winning of a Cup moments earlier will make anyone happy, but I can't imagine most fan bases parading through the defeated town with that kind of "we've seen some :censored:, too" camaraderie in that situation.