Resident Rangers reporter John Giannone and MSG have debuted a weekly podcast aptly named 'Bleeding Blueshirts.' Their first guest was the recently retired Marty Biron to talk about his career, the decision to hang up his skates and much, much more.
- Not that we needed any reminding, but Marty Biron is a class act and a great personality. Thanked the organization for being first class. And he will be missed.
- Had some interesting admissions, including how he realized that his focus has started to dwindle and wanted more time with his family leading to his retirement decision. Also, the early season road trip that started in the preseason has hampered the team's ability to learn AV's new system.
Larry Brooks has pointed out more than once now that although there's not much you can do about our first 9 regular season games, the preseason schedule was set by the team, and while I liked the idea of going to Bamff for team building, it was obviously a poor decision based on how AV chose to evaluate the current group of players by working them instead of watching tape.
If you want a good laugh, though, go take a look at the overall league standings. 8 of the top 10 teams are from the Western Conference. Despite a little imbalance in the number of games, "if the playoffs started today" Toronto is the only team thats better than the worst team that would qualify for the playoffs from the West. Included in those 8 team are San Jose, Anaheim, Pheonix, and St Louis. While the way we lost to some of those teams was inexcusable, I think the majority of teams from the East would be in a similar position to us if they had started with 5 road games in a row against Western Conference "Powerhouse"s.
We got rid of one Marty and the other pain in the ass is gone at year end Good riddance to them both!