Move Over Giants and Jets – Here Come the NHL’s Devils and Rangers
The Mets and Yankees had VERY forgettable seasons. The Jets and Giants are both REALLY struggling. So this morning on the Two-Minute Drill, Jim Monaghan and Chris Swendeman turn their attention to hockey and the Devils and Rangers who both started their respective regular seasons with wins on Thursday night.
JIM MONAGHAN – Two Minute Drill time on the WDHA Morning Jolt. I’m Jim Monaghan along with Chris Swendeman. Swendy, yeah, the Yankees could have had Bryce Harper, but we won’t talk about that. Football, I think football is a wash this weekend. Eagles over the Jets, Bills over the Giants. We agree on that, right?
CHRIS SWENDEMAN – Absolutely, 100%. I mean, the Jets played a little bit better last week against a week Denver team, but the only thing hotter than the Eagles in Philly right now are Bryce Harper and the Phillies.
JM – And let me throw a couple of numbers out at you. Brock Purdy, $930,000. Joe Burrow, $55 million. Oops.
CS – Isn’t that funny how that works? Oops is right. San Francisco definitely getting the bargain basement best deal for their buck compared to Joe Burrow right now, who I think is playing hurt. And I think at some point they just need to sit him and let him rest.
JM – And let’s talk about two teams. The NHL just opened up locally, I think the Rangers and Devils, there’s a lot of pressure on them because the Mets had a bad season, the Yankees had a bad season, the Giants and the Jets, and here we come with NHL hockey. Devils are coming off a really good season. They just extended their coach. There’s a lot of high expectations on them. I expect them to make a deep run in the playoffs.
CS – Oh, I couldn’t agree with you more. And I mean, based off last year where really no one saw them coming, this year everybody’s seeing them coming. And I think it’s a weak Eastern Division. Their division is weaker, Philly is weaker, Islanders are so-so, Rangers, we’re not really sure where they’re going to be at yet. So I think the Devils should capitalize. Sidney Crosby is getting older and so is Ovechkin. So this is prime for the Devils to take over the East and the Atlantic, so we’ll see. But they’re a young group and they have a bright, bright future ahead of them.
JM – Rangers, on the other hand, have one of the top goaltenders in the league. If their defense improves, they could also surprise a lot of people.
CS – Yeah, I do think they could. And they have the new coach installing the new system with Peter Laviolette, who was hired in the offseason and he’s he’s much more of controlling center ice and the neutral zone. So it’s going to be interesting to see how well they adapt or if it takes them a little while, know, get used to the new system that Laviolette wants them to play. So we’ll see. They have high expectations also. So it’s going to know, do they bounce back after last year’s loss to the Devils or do they crumble under the pressure? We’ll see.
JM – He’s Chris Swendeman, I’m Jim Monaghan, and that’s the WDHA Two-Minute Drill Friday morning here on the DHA Morning Jolt. Thanks, Chris.
CS – You got it, Jim. Have a good one.