Two road games tonight for NYC’s real winter professional sports teams, (we do not acknowledge the existence of the Nets or Islanders) as the Knicks are in Toronto to take on the Raptors and the Gers in beautiful Columbus, Ohio for a tilt with the Jackets.
The Knicks are coming off what feels like their 100th come back win after defeating an undermanned Jazz team the other night at the Garden. ‘Timmy’s Shimmy’ was on full display, as the guard went off for a team high 26 points and a couple clutch shots down the stretch. I came into the season thinking like everyone else, “why the hell did we just pay this guy 70+ million when we had him on his rookie contract just a year ago…” While I still think he jacks up too many awful shots, he is a very productive 2 when he plays within himself and acts as a second fiddle scorer. Go Timmy Go.
The Raptors have turned into the team that you know will be a top 4 seed in the east year in and year out and also know that they will never win anything. Good enough to be good in the east, but never good enough to win it, or come close to competing with the west. With that being said, they did have a suprising win in Houston and return home for two games before coming to the Garden for a rematch next week. The Knicks are covering spreads like its their job this year, give me those points.
Bonus: Got to love Kanter continuing to put Erdogan on blast whenever he can. Dude is an enemy to his native country and gives no fucks. The legend continues to grow.
Turning to the ice, here is a brief blurb from our dudes over at Boyz N Gers. These guys never fail to deliver.
Seems like just yesterday when we were scoring PP goals at will against Torts boys in the 3rd period. That was some wild stuff, some questionable calls by the refs for sure but that has been the norm all season as you could probably now get a penalty for messing up a guy’s tape job.
Blue Jackets were without Scam Atkinson last time they played and he for sure is a difference maker. Was kind of hoping he became a free agent at the end of the year and the Gers got him but the Blue Jackets took that away when they locked him up for 7 more years last night.
A quick scroll down to the Quick Hitters will show you that the Blue Jackets rank dead last on the Power Play this season. No surprise there from a Torts coached team. Those guys get yelled at so much to block shots that you got Foligno and Hartnell blocking shots from Jones and Werenski at the point. Yeah I know that Hartnell is on Smashville now but he is still so rattled that he’s flying in just to eat a few clappers so he doesn’t get bag skated in practice.
Oh yeah and Smitty is free! LFG he is going to play like an absolute goddamn savage tonight. Hacks and crosschecks all night. Don’t be surprised if he rips a G. We did it Tommy G Jr!!! #FreeSmitty