Friday, June 22, 2018

What Did You Miss Thursday?

--Last week, the Riders defence was the story in a win over Toronto. This week, it was Ottawa's turn. Jonathan Rose took one of three Saskatchewan interceptions back for a touchdown while Trevor Harris threw for over 300 yards in a one-sided 40-17 thumping of the Riders.  Zach Collaros did not play after undergoing the concussion protocol midway through the second quarter.  Duron Carter had one of the Saskatchewan touchdowns when he intercepted Harris and returned it for a score. 

--The Buffalo Sabres are on the clock.  It is expected they will take Swedish defenceman Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick at the NHL draft in Dallas. Carolina and Montreal have the numbers 2 and 3 picks. 

--Barry Trotz is back in the NHL.  He is the new coach of the New York Islanders. The move comes less than a week after he resigned as coach of the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. 

--Deandre Ayton is the Number 1 pick in the N-B-A draft. The Phoenix Suns made the long-expected move official by taking the Arizona centre with the top overall pick. He's the first Arizona player to go Number 1 in the draft. The Raptors didn't own a first-round pick this year after trading it away in the Serge Ibaka deal.

--Croatia has advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup by beating Argentina, 3-nil. Lionel Messi failed to get even one shot off, five days after he missed a penalty in Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland. France has advanced to the round of 16 with a 1-nil victory over Peru. Australia stayed alive with a 1-1 draw against Denmark.


Anonymous said...

Pretty sad effort. Yes, it was a short week and they did have to fly out east, but that wasn't anything to write home about.

Anonymous said...

Good to know Spencer wins with humility

Anonymous said...

Murphy's inability to get defensive backs in the off-season was evident last night. The Carter experiment should be over, but it won't be because Murphy continues to be a disappointment.

Anonymous said...

It's obvious that Murphy built his resume in Calgary riding with his foot in Hufnagel's stirrup. Unfortunately Jones can't carry him the way Huffer did.