PLUS/ MINUS: Young Money Edition + P.K, Kevin S, Oilers +++
April 30, 2017, 12:42 PM ET [115 Comments]
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"PLUS/MINUS is the NHL's best stat, and the only one I use"
- Craig Button*
PLUS: P.K Subban and the Nashville Predators. In game one PK had what I think is the best game anyone had in these playoffs so far. I hope the Predators win the Cup and P.K gets the Conn Smythe, because that is what Marc Bergevin deserves to have happen.
PLUS: The NHL Draft Lottery. The Devils? That's pretty awesome. They have Taylor Hall and Corey Schnieder - how in the hell did they even miss the Playoffs? Now they get an instant upgrade and they'll be fun to watch.
I love Taylor Hall and the Devils are one of those franchises that are supposed to be good, so this is pretty cool. Nice to see some random team win it because ...
PLUS: The Avalanche not winning the lottery. I like being right, and I have said for years that Joe Sakic is one of the NHL's worst GMs. I don't like to see a team get rewarded for incompetence, and if the Avalanche are going to keep going with Sakic, this is what they deserve.
Now, if they do the right thing and call me after reading this, I'll take it back.
PLUS: Eddie Money
PLUS: Fun Fact - Eddie Money is a stage name!! His real name? The way-less-cool Edward Joseph Maloney. Good move on his part - you don't become the biggest selling recording artist of all-time going by Eddie Mahoney.
MINUS: Guy Boucher not getting a Jack Adams nom.
PLUS: Raptors vs Cavs - The Raptors are finally going to pull it off.
MINUS: The Blue Jays being eliminated from Playoff Contention by May 1st. That truly sucks. I guess it's time to trade Donaldson for a ridiculous package of top prospects and regroup........though it would be fun if something less predictable and boring happened.
MINUS: The Canucks will never go anywhere until they fire Trevor Linden. When will NHL teams learn that bringing back former stars that specifically played for your team is a poor way to build a team?
PLUS: Marcus Stroman. I wish the old people who gave us Donald __ Trump would piss off about Millennials and their lack of respect. We've seen what you did with the world and no criticism has ever rang more hollow.
Ripping a player because he doesn't celebrate the way you think is appropriate doesn't make you classy - it makes you an old loser with stupid standards about what's important. Here is a news flash you dinosaur: Sports are for fun. If you have fun while you play them, good for you.
PLUS: Fun Fact: Eddie Money has more than one good song. Who knew?
PLUS: I am pretty sure no one has ever written a Haiku about Eddie Money, so let me be the first.
Eddie Money Is
So Underrated its not
Even funny. Sad.
PLUS: The Capitals Penguins series may be lopsided so far, but it is living up to it's hype as an extremely entertaining series. Really, what else can you ask for?
MINUS: The Coyotes have to pick seventh. After missing out on Matthews and Eichel and McDavid, this is a kick in the old Coyote nuts.
MINUS: Criticism of Kevin Shattenkirk. All he's done since being acquired for literally nothing is put up 17 points in 27 games (50 point pace) while being a positive possession force and making the Capitals even better.
I swear people make and stick to opinions that they just make up. It doesn't even make any sense.
This year he had a career high 56 points, was a 52% player and has been a 54% player in the Playoffs. He's 28 and since his game is built on intelligence and passing, not hitting or blinding speed, he looks like he will be a good bet to age well. No reason any team should be weary of paying for him, as he's one of the NHL's best defenseman.
PLUS: Fun Fact: Eddie Money was once in training to become a cop. He also has a daughter named Jesse Money. I wonder if this is her:
PLUS: The Toronto Maple Leafs - even though they lost, it was the best season the Leafs have had in recent memory. And, they outplayed the Capitals and almost won. They will enter next season as Cup Contenders.
PLUS: The Oilers. It's great to see that they might just make the Semis. To bad they traded Hall - they'd be the best team in the NHL.
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P.S All stats from corsica.hockey
- All Eddie Money facts from Wikipedia
- The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs of Major League Baseball.
- All Craig Button Quotes are made up.