Archive for May 13th, 2012

My Round 3 picks

- May 13th, 2012

I don’t know what my record was. I think I went 2-for-4 in Round 2.

LOS ANGELES/PHOENIX: I will take Los Angeles in 6. I do think it’s going to be a tough series but it should be interesting and tight.

DEVILS/RANGERS: The Rangers have had to work pretty hard and the Devils are underrated but I do think the Rangers will find a way. New York in 6.

Tortorella is a jerk

- May 13th, 2012

For once, I think people will agree with me.
John Tortorella is a jerk.
I mean, I understand he is a great guy away from hockey. And when he is a broadcaster wanting a coaching job, he is quotable and interesting. But his rudeness these days to the media – most recently his “I’m not going to tell you” reply to NBC’s Pierre McGuire, who had the audacity to ask the Rangers coach what he’s been working on to help the team’s struggling power play – is unacceptable.
We ask coaches and players questions on behalf of the fan base. And Tortorella, who is abrupt and ignorant unless he has just won a series, is basically telling the customers to mind their own business.
But his business is their business. He doesn’t have to reveal any secrets. He can be vague and even misleading if he wants. But don’t tell them to screw off either, which is basically what he is doing.
What a hypocrite this guy is.
Anyway, that said, I would love to see him lose to the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern conference final. But I’m not so anxious to see Lou Lamoriello to succeed either. And the Devils bore me, still.
I’ll take the Rangers in seven, to keep with the trend, and pick the Kings to beat the Coyotes in seven.
As previously stated, I was 6-2 in the first round and 0-for-4 in Round 2, leaving me with a 6-6 record thus far in the playoffs.
Bruce?