Insights & Insults
So, you've been covering Eastern games. Getting plenty of on-the-job shut-eye?
What's your take on the
You want to really understand Sutter's impact? Just compare the way Dustin Penner is competing now to, well, pretty much any time since Anaheim's Cup run in 2007. A guy who played with the dimmer switch set on low for years has been one of Sutter's most consistent performers. Sutter is like hockey's Dr. Oz right now. He has all the answers. Win or lose this spring, hasn't Sutter turned finally L.A. into what it should have been all along: a premier free agent destination?
OK, on to the last couple of topics, because I know you've got to go charge up the weedeater for your next haircut: No question about Jonathan Quick being the Conn Smythe winner if the voting were held today, right? Or are you a Henrik Lundqvist guy? One of those two will win it IF the Kings-Rangers play in the Stanley Cup Final.
And if it's the Devils...well, not that he'll get it, but my man-crush on Adam Henrique's game grows more ardent every time I watch him play. I know you probably backed your boy Landeskog for the Calder, but give me Henrique any day.
So who you takin' for the Cup right now, so I can go call my bookie and get a bet on one of the other three teams still left?
Two bonus predictions: World Championships, give me Russia. And the Memorial Cup? Anybody but London. I'm from Windsor, after all.