Surprising title? Sure is - Andrea pulled his game up a notch last night, fighting through sore knee, taped up hands and actually playing some tough D down the stretch. Plus some tough shots late in Q4 and nice dish to Demar for a key bucket. What really impressed me was Andrea actually dove for a ball on D with less than 2 minutes to go in the game - I've never seen him compete like that before. Keep it up Andrea
NFL picks of the weekend - Chicago over Minnesota - how can anyone favour Minny in outdoor game without Brett? New Orleans over Ravens in Baltimore - what has happened to Raven D? Last chance for Jets? No Troy for Pittsburgh could mean trouble - I'm picking Jets to cover. My Bills go to Miami without two top receivers in Lee Evans and Roscoe Parrish - can they keep it within a touchdown? Doubtful.
Hockey news - congrats to Matt Duchene on quietly jumping into the top 10 in league scoring. More surprising performance though has to come from Dustin Byfuglien - really who predicted he would first of all be moved to D and secondly be the top scoring D man to date. Leafs in tough tonight. I still remember last year when Canucks came to Toronto - Leafs got out to a big lead and then the Sedins took over. I don't think we have an answer for them. Giggy groin issues - come on Monster, we're really counting on you tonight.