Category: Administrative Stuff
The BSB Friday chat returns today at 3pm. We are talking the awesomeness that is Rick Nash, the slightly tweaked power-play, Chris Kreider’s demotion, whatever. See everyone this afternoon!
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In more of a housekeeping move than anything else, the Rangers have placed Rick Nash on injured reserve retroactive to last Saturday. This frees up a roster spot for the newly called-up Christian Thomas. Nash will be eligible to come off IR tomorrow. Nothing to read into this, just a paperwork move.
This afternoon at 3pm, the Friday chat returns here at BSB! We’re talking Islanders, the scorching hot Carl Hagelin, JT Miller, whatever’s on your mind. On an administrative note, we’re using new chat software, so bear with me if the process isn’t 100% bug free. See everyone this afternoon!
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, so I hope you are all stuffing your faces with every kind of food imaginable. If you aren’t watching the game, then you really aren’t watching any sporting event. All hockey games end at 6pm, just in time for kick off.
Even if you don’t like football, I’d recommend watching the commercials. Discuss whatever.
Two questions for this week’s mailbag, both stemming from posts this week.
Q: Why the hate for Bickel? You tweeted he’s probably the whipping boy, but I don’t know why you feel that way.
Yes, I did tweet that Stu Bickel is likely to be the whipping boy this year. But to be clear, we don’t necessarily agree with having any one particular whipping boy. It just so happens that Bickel has been horrid this year, and his struggles extend to last year during the playoffs as well. Bickel has found himself out of position more times than we can remember, and his skating isn’t where it needs to be for the NHL level. But that doesn’t make him a whipping boy, that just makes him a matchup defenseman. People will look to him as a whipping boy because he was played at forward while Chris Kreider sat as a “healthy scratch.” In fact, Kreider has an ankle injury. Regardless, unless Bickel turns this around, he may find himself as the whipping boy.