Rangers just won, so that series is tied. Yanks lost their 4th on the row earlier. Giants are still working out, and getting ready. Knicks are still pondering the future. And otherwise, I hope it was a good week for you.
Rangers: If the Rangers don't win the Stanley Cup, and I don't think they will, AV must go. Once again, he screwed around with McIlrath which he as done all year. And all McIlrath is, is a reliable and ultra tough defensive defenseman. In other words, exactly what the Rangers have lacked. Also, today, Kreider scored, JT Miller had three assists, and Skjei had an assist. 5 points for first rounders. That's why it was so stupid for Sather to trade first round picks like they were going out of style. Stepan was cheapshotted, and may be concussed, but he was a second rounder and the case against trading those, too. MZA was a foreign find and he scored. Brassard was the key piece in the Gaborik deal, and he scored, and so did Nash, who cost a first and young core. Series comes back to NYC tied, and the Rangers should be able to take it.
Yanks: The Yanks have been an up and down team so far, and may be all year. They have lost their offensive ethos, and thus, even when they get good pitching, which they did today, they can't back it up with grinding and runs. Kaprielian is pitching for the Tampa Yanks now, and Diethrich Enns is already cruising for Trenton, and Brody Koerner is making his second start for Charleston today.
Giants: The Giants are in no-man's land with the tenth pick of a terrible first round. I count two healthy players worth getting excited about: Jalen Ramsey and Zeke Elliott. The rest are fungible with a slight nod to the OL talent, which all seems reasonably healthy. It is monumentally disappoiting that the Giants didn't get the OL fixed ahead of the draft. But it still must be fixed.
Knicks: Phil Jackson spoke to the media this week and befuddled them. It seems he is insistent of choosing a coach from his tree. Golden State says they will not block the Knicks from talking to Luke Walton, and that's who it should be. Also, they need to trade Melo.
That's all for now. Have a great week everyone!