Bill Guerin’s Value, and… Tiger Woods Hid Some Money, Right?ShareThis
Quick question first…. anyone know the latest with the Coyotes ownership situation? Does Ice Edge own the team, or does the NHL still? I’m totally unaware of what’s been going on.
(Update: just saw on twitter, Ice Edge is holding a press conference in Thunder Bay tomorrow. To which Bruce Arthur responded “Why, is there a team there you’re not buying too?”)
I had a couple Bill Guerin debates this morning - basically, here’s my thinking on one of my favourite players of all-time:
He’s probably a bad signing by anyone who’s not like, Columbus, and he won’t go play for a team like that.
Sure, he had 21 goals last year – but he’s slowed a step or two (age will do that), and he put up those numbers playing alongside one of the best players in the history of ever (Crosby). Also, 11 of his goals were PP ones, sooo, take him off a PP with Malkin/Crosby/Gonchar/Goligoski….
Before I explain myself further, the disclaimer: I do think he still has some value. He’s not washed up or anything. I just don’t see him being near as dangerous as he used to be.
Point is, if you want him to be a 3rd/4th line grind guy who plays less minutes, you’re better off spending your money on some young pup energy guy who’ll play for the same amount or less, and pour his heart and soul into his role while getting valuable experience.
If you put him on one of your top two lines, he just doesn’t have the wheels to keep up with guys like Crosby anymore. He’s hands aren’t quite as smooth as some of the young up-and-coming dishers, and while his snapper is still a weapon, honestly…. you’re just better off pulling some kid from the AHL who may be less of a natural, but plays in go-go-go mode like “the new” NHL demands.
Sorry Bill. Again, you’re still one of my all-time faves, and wherever you end up, I wish you the very most luck.
The Onion made a little joke this morning about Tiger having stashed some assets offshore in case of a divorce, buttt….. no joke, he must have done that. C’mon.
I mean…. isn’t that sort of a no-brainer?
For starters, you know he had money Elin didn’t know about so he could use it on his mistresses. Not to like, buy them stuff, but just get flights/hotels, all that other shady stuff he was doing that he had to hide. Second, he had to know that if he were to get caught cheating, that means divorce. Which means he had to have tucked money away somewhere just in case, cause he was cheating a lot.
It’s not like Elin didn’t get her fair share of dough (if the rumours are true), but c’mon…. dude had extra hidden somewhere didn’t he?
Thanks for all the love out there yesterday, blog community. And if I haven’t mentioned this in awhile, thanks so much to those of you who’ve donated. You’re keeping the lights on here at “the office” during hockey’s off-season.
If any of you fellow writers would like to propose a blogroll link exchange, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gonna try to blow this thing up this year!
Ooo, I forgot something fantasy hockey related - The BBHL (Bourne’s Blog Hockey League) is sticking with the head-to-head format. 20 was too many teams last year. What’s the ideal number?