NYC Monday Morning Hangover: Knicks host the Cavs; Giants embarrassment continues, the Rangers are back

Mondays suck. 44 degree cloudy Mondays are even worse. The Giants suck. Cold, cloudy Monday’s + The Giants = Fire McAdoo. Just do it. Those are all the words that need to be spent today on the Giants.

Lebron James and his opinions on everything that have nothing to do with him return to the Garden tonight to face our Latvian prince. The Knicks destroyed the Cavs in Cleveland just over two weeks ago and will look to follow up that win with a statement game tonight. The Cavs have looked less interested in playing regular season games this year then Roy Moore is in women over 18, while the Knicks have shown a new found grit and determination to prove that this team is the starting pieces of a new beginning. B2B will be in the house for this one and expect the Knicks to play with a little extra fire after James’ comments about Frank.

We will have a new installment from our good friends over at the BOYZ N GERS on Wednesday, but in the mean time, could not leave out that the blue shirts are winners of six in a row and Jimmy Vesey is the newest member of the #hockeyguy club. What started out as a disaster of a year has quickly taken a turn in the right direction and put all immediate questions aside regarding this teams ability to stay near the top of the East.

Clear a Roster Spot! Joakim Returns Monday

Joakim Noah and his decrepit knees will make their return to the Knicks on Monday following his 20 game suspension for smoking trees. This leaves the roster with one too many mediocre players at the end of their bench, the worst of them all, Noah, unfortunately making the most cash. Rumors have circulated as to which player will be on their way out of town, Kuz, with his expiring contract and ability to be a solid role player has been the most talked about name. In a perfect world, the amnesty clause was still around and we could send Joakim out to pasture. Unfortunately, this isn’t an option until the new CBA is completed. Here are other possible scenarios if Kuz isn’t the pick to create room for Noah.

Kyle O’Quinn                                                                                                                                         

Even though he looks like he is 43, O’Quinn is just 27 and playing the best ball of his career (7ppg, 6rpb & 1.2 bpg). He has been a reliable big off the bench and proved over the course of 11 games why Hornacek has placed him in front of Willy on the depth chart. Slated to make 4 million this year, with a player option for 18′-19′, O’Quinn could be a valuable asset for a contender looking to shore up its front-court. That is, if they are willing to part with a pick…

Ramon Sessions                                                                                                                            

After starting the first three games of the season at PG, all three losses, Sessions has only seen the floor during garbage time minutes vs. the Rockets since. In his 11 seasons, Sessions has always been a part of the rotation and could serve as a solid backup guard elsewhere. The Knicks feel comfortable with Jack running the show and need to continue to give Frank every other pg minute avail. Sessions is on a veterans minimum contract this year and would be a small risk for a team seeking guard help (the Thunder come to mind…).

Ron Baker                                                                    

Just cut the guy, he is not an NBA player. Oh wait, you gave him a guaranteed 4 million contract for this year with a player option for the next. Nice.           

Willy Hernangomez        

I was sold on Willy after his performance last season. He was a great compliment to KP and with some seasoning, looked like he could be a formidable center for many years to come. We now find ourselves three weeks into the season and he has only played in 6 games, while Kanter has shown he is a force down low and is a lot better of a KP front court mate then we originally thought. If someone is dangling a pick or a solid young guard for Willy, I am taking it.



Bruins at Rangers (NBCSN) – via BOYZ N GERS

Night 1 and we already have our good friends over at the BOYZ N GERS bringing you everything you need to know about tonight’s game at the Garden. Enjoy their coverage below and be sure to send them fan mail at

Subscriber Note of the Game
“Panarin/Jones each have 11 points, not 10. Idiots. Can we trust anything you say in the future?”
– Conor (Connor?…joke B’s fan)
Conor, we appreciate you reading so closely. However, you are in fact the idiot, idiot. Not just for being a B’s fan, but for thinking that we would give Panarin and Jones apples on this bullshit goal:
Besides Panarin’s obvious hook 6 seconds into the clip, this is a JOKE that they allowed this goal. Wennberg clearly punches the puck in. Even if the Wild didn’t protest the game, the least we can do is take those assists away from both Panarin and Jones. So…they did have 10 points at the time, idiot.
Game 17/82
New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins
11/8/17 | 8:00 PM (standard Rivalry Night puck drop time)


First order of business is officially declaring that the NEW YORK RANGERS ARE FUCKIN’ BACK – LFG BOYS. Holy hell I was sweatin’ in my mom’s garage for the first 12 games but goddamn all of the sudden I am so fired up for the Cup parade in June.
Seriously, is Brady Skjei the best d-man in the Eastern Conference? He’s a one-man breakout every time he has the puck behind his own net. And how about Miller, Zibanejad, and Buchnevich? Those three are on their way to becoming untouchable in this organization.
The only thing you can really ask for now is for SMITTY and HANK to wake up and start playing like the SAVIGÉS we know they are. 
By the way, we are going to run over the Bruins. They are really bad. 


Team Records

NYR7-7-2 (16 pts)

PP: 24.2% PK: 81.1%


6-4-3 (15 pts)

PP:25.5% PK: 87.2%


It’s been a lackluster season for Cassidy’s Causeway Kids thus far. Plagued by injuries (add Marchy to the list that already includes Krejci, Backes, Spooner and Darth Quaider) and an absurd October schedule that saw them play once a week, the B’s haven’t been able to build any real momentum and sit on 15 points through 13 games. (2-1-2 last 5). 
I don’t hate what I see out there, but I certainly don’t love it. Some of the young guys looks good. Tuukka remains a mystery. McAvoidagoal has been a letdown. Is Chara back?!? I’ve accepted the fact that mid-season games against the Hurricanes are now must win, and that’s it’s gonna be a gritty, blue-collar season. But B’s fans are blue collar guys and gals. Gimme that 7 seed and let’s make an epic cup run…
Oh and that momentum I was talking about? What better way to build some then by chasing Hank after the 1st period and laying a good old fashioned Big Bad Bruins beat down on the Rags at The (fake) Garden!!
Good luck tonight @boyz. Go B’s.
– “Bandy’s B’s Guest Take” by Jack Bandera (loyal subscriber)


Pretty obvious alliteration to go with when you’re playing against the Boston Bruins. So, here it goes…
The B’s are so washed up they’re hosting a charity car wash where Krejci, Bergeron, Chara, and McQuaid are gonna scrub people’s cars all day long – not for money, but for forgiveness.
The B’s are so washed up I heard Charlie McAvoy was mistaken for a dead whale on the Cape over the summer. #Fatso
The B’s are so washed up that Jack Bandera was the “most dedicated B’s fan” we could think of to write the Guest Take today.
The B’s are so washed up Tanner Glass turned down a contract offer last night.
The B’s are so washed up “Ian” and “Conor” are fans.
The B’s are so washed up half of their “fanbase” subscribes to Boyz ‘N Gers.
The B’s stink.

The Dawn of Broadway2Boylston

Today, we embark on a new chapter in contributing to the entirely oversaturated markets of New York and Boston sports journalism.

You see, we feel that this once-bitter rivalry between New York and Boston has fizzled from it’s Glory Days of old.

The teams don’t hate each other like they once did, the fights are absent from the games (and stands) and the playoff matchups are nowhere to be found. With that being said, two decent writers and better friends, one from the island of Manhattan, the other from “just outside of Boston,” have been tasked with reigniting this great sports rivalry through the art form any millennial can pick up on a Wednesday afternoon – blogging/podcasting/tweeting/subtweeting/shade-throwing and more! We hope you enjoy!

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