...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
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|3 hours 34 min ago||I believe he is a||
I believe he is a right-handed shot, correct? I guess you can make a case for him but he is also 29 and doesn't score much so depending on term, that may be a reach (e.g. if he wants a 5-year deal).
Letang seems like a good fit for the Wings but the word is that he wants at least $7Mil per on at least a 5-year deal after next year. I would guess that he will get that.
|5 hours 5 min ago||Also, Dats was the best||
Also, Dats was the best player on the ice in the Ducks series and the Ducks are definitely "thuggish." Dats can handle himself just fine.
|5 hours 10 min ago||I agree with acquiring a||
I agree with acquiring a D-man but only if it's a top-2 guy. You don't get those guys for $5Mil. The Wings have an opening if they can find an elite, $6 or 7 Mil guy but they have plenty of top 3-4 guys so they do not need to reach by paying a #4 guy $5Mil per year. Going after Suter was okay. Going after Mark Streit would not be.
|1 week 5 days ago||I think he meant show-boating||
I think he meant show-boating and being treated differently from other players, not DUIs and other behavioral issues. I have not seen Hoke have a problem with the former one.
|1 week 5 days ago||BTW, the Canes are||
BTW, the Canes are introducing new jerseys as well.
Appears to be NJ for the road and DET at home.
Disappointing they are removing the hurricane flags from the sweater as that was the part I liked the best.
|1 week 6 days ago||Ignore||
Stupid double post.
|1 week 6 days ago||True, but also remember than||
True, but also remember than T. Howard is Westphal's coach. That may make a difference in the end.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So it's a mistake not giving||
So it's a mistake not giving long-term deals to complete unknowns but also a mistake giving 2-year deals to established players?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with some of your||
I agree with some of your criticism but you don't seem to mention Damien Brunner and that was a golden find. Also, whether or not it was pure luck or part of the plan, the lack of signings forced the Wings to play the kids and that maturation gives DET more promise going forward.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Fred Jackson thinks Fournette||
Fred Jackson thinks Fournette is underrated at #1.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I don't listen to much sports||
I don't listen to much sports talk radio at all just commenting to spread some of the Maize & Blue love here in the Triangle. I live and work in Cary.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||In fairness, with Coach Cal I||
In fairness, with Coach Cal I think there is something more to the suspicion than just "gets good players."
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I do believe that DB has done||
I do believe that DB has done a good job in this area. I will point out however that (without looking at the past numbers so correct me if I am wrong) Bill Martin was the one that really turned things around for the AD taking it from borderline in the red to solidly in the black. Whatever people think of Martin's coaching hires (I think overall he was a very good AD), Martin was very successful in managing the AD's finances and paved the way for what DB has done. I think DB has faced less "hard decisions" but has done a pretty good job with what he has faced and it certainly appears that the Hoke hire has turned out as well or better than anyone could have expected.
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||Of course Michigan had a||
Of course Michigan had a coaching transition so that distorts the numbers quite a bit. The fact that Alabama is still out in front is actually quite remarkable.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||And here comes thug hockey||
And here comes thug hockey from the Ducks. Gee how surprising! Can't wait to see what Perry does in the 3rd.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I agree. Burke is great but||
I agree. Burke is great but people should realliy look up a highlight tape for Isiah. It's simply jaw-dropping some of the ball handling and scoring plays he had earlier in his career.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I agree. And I think the||
I agree. And I think the 2014 class (rather than 2013) is the way to go. UM has plenty of depth coming back but will likely lose 3 or 4 guys next year (including 2-3 in the frontcourt). It looks like we have a stretch 4 in Donnal but we really need two big guys between the 14 and 15 classes. I hope that Beilein can recruit the bigs like McGary. Maybe McGary's run has shown bigs that they can be successful in Beilein's system (of course, he seems to adapt his "system" to the talent availability so that shoud not be an issue anyway).
Edit: I did forget about Doyle in 14. Still one more big in 14 would be nice.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Who is this Johnson kid you||
Who is this Johnson kid you keep mentioning? :-)
|9 weeks 6 hours ago||Definitely orange. Like||
Definitely orange. Like pylon cone orange.
Edit: This was in response to MGoCombs.
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||"Fitz is a baller." Can||
"Fitz is a baller." Now we know we will have at least two between Fitz and Ferns. Can someone please make him a card?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Those predictions (along with||
Those predictions (along with McDowell) would pretty much finish the class, right? Also, with that quality (even though total numbers would be low) that class would certainly be Top 10 and quite likely Top 5, no?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Well the benefit to the||
Well the benefit to the player is that he DOES have a guaranteed scholarship for 2015 whereas preferred walk-ons do not.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||He backtracked a bit after||
He backtracked a bit after saying that.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||IIRC Cowens was all about the||
IIRC Cowens was all about the hook shot. I don't think I have ever seen a McGary hook. Plus Mitch moves much better.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Ty Hansbrough||
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||Agree with you. L'ville||
Agree with you. L'ville played great. That said the three you list above PLUS the fact that Hancock committed five fouls but he fourth was credited to the backup center. Hancock scored 5 points in the last 3 minutes after he should have fouled out.
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||This x1000. 5 pts from him||
This x1000. 5 pts from him after his 5th foul. Ouch.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I don't really see the||
I don't really see the downside here. Minor league contract, cheap, gives you a safety blanket and it's not like he is the worst option out there. He just was a bad choice if his contract kept the Tigers from signing someone else.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Submitted my two applications||
Submitted my two applications at the end of last year. I am hoping they meet the 300 number soon. Would have been great to have the plate during the Final Four run.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Fair enough but for a player||
Fair enough but for a player of the year candidate, it wasn't like Ty H was leaping out of the gym either. Just like McGary who moves well but doesn't leap out of the gym. And Ty H was a bullish-type of scorer in the same way that McGary shows once in a while. I think McGary's FT % is bound to go up next year - he has a nice stroke, he just needs more confidence and repetitions. The one thing I see was that Ty H tried to draw fouls desparately while McGary seems to go out of his way to avoid getting fouled. Probably a good decision given his FT %.