Saturday, March 31, 2012
NOT SINCE 1994
The New York Rangers beat the visiting Canadiens, 4-1 last night. This is the first Ranger team to reach 50 games since the 1994 Stanley Cup team. One can only hope.
And now for the bad news:
Jeremy Lin will be out for at least six weeks with a partial tear of his meniscus to his left knee. He will be out for the remainder of the season and possibly the first round of the play-offs. With Lin out for the remainder of the season, I am not to sure if the Knicks are going to be able to hang on to the eighth spot. Last night against the Hawks, the Knicks had nobody to guard Atlanta's point guard. Baron Davis was not at all effective and the defense looked awful. Sure Anthony scored 36 but the team play is completely gone without Lin running the point and it doesn't help that Stoudemire has the bulging disc issue.
In the injury department, Michael Pineda will start the year on the DL with a sore pitching shoulder. I guess the Yankees now don't have to make a decision on who is in the starting rotation.
In a major upset today in the road to the Kentucky Derby, we have to go look at the Florida Derby where everyone thought Union Rags would win this race outright.
Borel has been aboard three of the last five Kentucky Derby winners. He can possibly go 4 for 6.
Michael Matz, the trainer for Union Rags, feels that if his horse came out of the Florida Derby in good shape, there should be no reason why he could not still do well on May 5.