Thursday, July 3, 2014

This And That

--The weekly collection of thoughts running through my muddled brain in no particular order

  •  Who does the weekly power rankings at Calgary at number 1? Is that supposed to be a joke? Hamilton at number 3?? Seriously, did they just pick teams out of a hat? My power rankings after Week 1 would look like this and yes, you can disagree.  1. Sask  2. Edmonton 3. Winnipeg 4. Calgary 5. BC 6. Winnipeg 7. Montreal 8. Hamilton  9. Ottawa

  • Congratulations to former Moose Jaw Warriors coach Mike Stothers for climbing up the ladder to the American Hockey League. As "Sportscage" junior hockey insider Kelly Remple informs me, Stothers is the first coach to leave the Warriors to move up to the pro ranks and has not been dismissed or left for another team.

  • I can't help but wonder if Malcolm Cameron and Josh Dixon could reunite in Moose Jaw and what that would do to the Highway 1 rivalry. Hey, if Curtis Hunt could go from the Jaw to Regina than Cameron and Dixon could certainly go the other way.

  • Harvest Meats recalled a lot of product this week because of "unsuitable" ingredients. Ummmmmmm......what the hell is unsuitable ingredients. I think we deserve an answer to that question don't you?

  • What exactly did the Ottawa Senators get in return for Jason Spezza? Alex Chiasson and guys I have never heard of. I would have been trying hard to get Cody Eakin or Valeri Nicushkin if I were Bryan Murray.

  • NHL GM"s don't know what the phrase "fiscal restraint" means after watching another day of big money contracts fly out left and right. There were a lot of overpayments in my mind.

  • If Rider receiver Ryan Smith ever falls out of favour here and somehow ends up in Edmonton, he will have to grow a mullet and change his number to 94.

  • A win by Eugenie Bouchard or Milos Raonic at Wimbledon would be right up there with Mike Weir winning the Masters.

  • If you've been watching "24", are you wondering if Jack Bauer is going to have some "interrogation" with Audrey or Agent Walker like I am. I love Yvonne Strahovski from her "Chuck" days.

  • The Ottawa REDBLACKS have shown they won't be a pushover if night one was any indication. They gave the Bombers a battle.

  •  We are now into July and the Blue Jays are in a pennant race.  You can start getting excited Canada. That being said, this team is struggling along right now and needs something to get them going again,

  • I'm still not sold on Winnipeg two games in, but they are a helluva lot better than last year's team. That's pretty easy to see.



Anonymous said...

Impressed with Ottawa.

peter dalla riva

Anonymous said...

I don't know what is funnier. Calgary being ranked #1 or Hamilton coming in at #3. What a joke!

Anonymous said...

Winning it all last year yet the disrespect continues. THe bottom line is what happens on the field and the Riders will be 2-0 come this time Monday.


Anonymous said...

Unsuitable ingredients?? WTF!! Isn't Harvest Meats the suppliers of dogs at Rider games?

Anonymous said...

Well said Kyle

Anonymous said...

Did the Riders even want to keep Willy? He would have been a much better insurance policy than Sunseri if Durant goes down.


Anonymous said...

How would the Riders have kept Willy? Winnipeg offered him a very good chance at a starting job, along with a starting QB salary. The only way he maybe stays with the Riders for 2014 is if Taman pays him $300k a year, which would wreck our attempts at being below the cap or we would have had to lose even more players.

Brad T

Anonymous said...

Scruffy, why aren't you hosting the Cage in RP's absence? CMON MAN!!!


Anonymous said...

I would love to see Cameron come to Moose Jaw and shove it right in Chad Lang's face. There's no doubt in my mind Chad did not paint Malcolm in a good light to owners. THere's no other explanation for him being released.

Anonymous said...

1- Edmonton
2- Calgary
3- Toronto
4- Saskatchewan
5- Winnipeg
6- Hamilton
7- Montreal
8- BC
9- Ottawa

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

The Jays are done.

Anonymous said...

They should have released the old aging Durant after the GC like they did Joseph 2007 ensuring cap room.

Supta K.