Wednesday, February 27, 2008

More Predictions

I don't want to say I told you so, but the Senators have turned into a freak show. Back to back shutout losses, firing their head coach when they slip in the standings, no trade deadline deals that help significantly. Too bad (not). How about the Habs? Can Carey Price hold up under the pressure? The answer is no (for now).

Can the Leafs move ahead in the standings? A better question is who will Belak level tonight - I think Moore and Carlo better keep their heads on a swivel.

Jays do get better with signing of Shannon Stewart to a minor league contract and will overtake Yankees this year.

Raptors are making the move as predicted here - look for them to overtake Cleveland in the standings soon - Cleveland will slide slightly with no apparent point guard and Ben Wallace an overpaid hard working guy who just does not have it anymore.

And where the hell is Wiarton Willy in this -25 Celsius wind chill weather?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Some random thoughts

Patti and I spent 7 glorious days in Mexico recently. We stayed at a small hotel but were basically hosted by Tom and Audrey Young, Bob and Elley Rink and Dan and Anne Stutzman. Many thanks to them all for showing me the local hot spots and area beaches. I got in a little spring training with Tom and the arm feels at least as good as it did last year. Audrey however did bruise my biceps a few time with some well aimed punches. Bob, Elley, Dan and Anne taught us new card games and I believe on a cumulative basis the men are ahead.

Nothing like a litre of freshly squeezed pineapple (with a dash of oj and tequila).

In the pictures below you will see some pictures of the beautiful beach and boogie boarding team.

Finally I will weigh in on the Mats Sundin trade discussions. Mats is a classy guy who wants to stay a Leaf. I wish the team management could figure that out and let him be - his loyalty and leadership are qualities that the entire organization should also strive to exhibit.

Check out some pix from recent trip to Guayabitos

BubbleShare: Share photos - Safe Baby Toys

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Are the Wings in Trouble - Roger is for sure

I was lucky enough to be at yesterday's game at the ACC. Electric atmosphere with Wings fans in abundance. Leafs are 5 and 0 in afternoon games - bet you they could sell out even if they afternoon games during the week. Datsyuk and Zetterburg look like they are toying with the other team but they don't drive the net very well. Very impressed by Aaron Downey and Filppula - (pick him in late round of your playoff pool).

Habs had a tough week and as predicted here, Leafs are showing some heart but still have a long way to go.

Roger and his wife are in trouble - he is testifying under oath Wednesday the 13th in Washington regarding steriod use in baseball. Interesting article here from San Fran paper

Thursday, February 7, 2008

20-20 Hindsight

Okay so the Patriots were overconfident, Plexico did better than Moss, Leafs still need to find themselves, are you really surprised at the evidence mounting against Roger, Habs playing with confidence (see Patriots for same effect vs Leafs tonight).

My son Tim and I scored a 15 game flex pack to Jays this week - can't wait for ball to start

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Winter Wonderland

Good news, Wiarton Willy didn't see his shadow yesterday meaning he's predicting an early end to winter. Speaking of predictions - Sundin does not get traded, T.J. Ford makes a stirring comeback and the Raptors end up fourth in their Confernence, The Senators turn into a freak show and the Habs nip them in final standings (you heard it here first).

Blue Jays will be much better this year - Vernon's shoulder surgery went well, Scott Rolen is a nice addition, Reid Johnson will rebound from injury too, B.J. Ryan will get 30 saves, Frank Thomas will surpirse, Rios will drive in over 100, and the team's pitching will lead the league. Glad to see Johan Sontana sign with National League team as opposed to Yankees or Sox.

Here's a surprising prediction - Patriots win Super Bowl today and Plexico Burris gets over 100 yards receiving. MVP - how about Junior Seau.

January was a month of self discipline - one night off the wagon, "treated the body like a temple" and squash game went all to hell. February will be a good month - one more day this February - a trip to Mexico to the "girls hideout" (taking my glove with me) and the Leafs will suck it up and make a move up the standings.