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Name: dave schaefer
Location: true north
Gender: ale
Member since: June 19, 2006
Last visit: June 22, 2018

cixelsyd has posted 0 links and 1,802 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 67 comments to the Locker Room.

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SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Ah yes, the famous Group of Dead

posted by cixelsyd at 10:20 AM on June 22, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Cap space

And some draft picks.

San Jose is well positioned to make a run at a big ticket free agent to add to a team that looked pretty decent last year. Quite the move by the SJ management.

Ottawa blew this deal, but Melnyk could care less as he has yet again reduced the payroll. He 'll get a further reduction shortly when Karlsson walks. Amazing how quickly a Cup contending team can be dismantled by bad ownership.

Brings back memories of the game where Darryl Sittler ripped the "C" off of his uniform ....

posted by cixelsyd at 05:06 PM on June 20, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

Saskatchewan by 14

Winnipeg by 10

Edmonton by 10

Calgary by 9

posted by cixelsyd at 12:26 PM on June 20, 2018

Barry Trotz just Zidane'd the Washington Capitals.

Trotz is a great coach. He just won a cup with a group beyond its prime that even team management had targeted for rebuild. And Washington offers him a $300K increase?

There are a number of teams where he would be an upgrade that are currently paying their coaches 2 to 3 times what Trotz would make with that increase.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:56 AM on June 19, 2018

World Cup Pick 'Em Contest: Win a World Cup Match Ball












0-0 SCORES (ROUND 1): 4


posted by cixelsyd at 07:03 PM on June 13, 2018

Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep Cavaliers for second straight title

I believe LeBron would destroy that

LeBron's best fit is somewhere with an aging group of superstars that just want to win and are both willing and know how to play 98% of the game without the ball. Teaming up with someone like CP3 would be a good pairing although no way would he ever fit with Harden.

So much talk about Cleveland was about how bad they were aside from LeBron. They really aren't, but when the Cavs call the same 1 play for the same 1 guy 38 out of 40 offensive trips it's really hard for any other player to contribute. And when they do get that rare opportunity it isn't a set play but a late bailout from "option 1" which makes the attempt all that much more difficult.

I had so little invested in this finals

Ditto, expand that to read season. Didn't watch a single game from start to finish all year as the season outcome was clear before the season began.
Hopefully next season offers more with the continued development of young Sixers and Celtics teams.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:06 PM on June 11, 2018

The 14th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Edmonton by 10

Toronto by 4

Calgary by 4

BC by 9

posted by cixelsyd at 02:22 PM on June 11, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion Wins on Tiebreaker

Congrats icb and thanks rcade.


posted by cixelsyd at 11:26 AM on June 11, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

GM is issuing a "Buicks Only" policy for its top executives after racetrack mishap

You would think GM execs would know using a boulevard cruiser as a pace car is a mistake.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:35 PM on June 05, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Guy is the so called leader of an organization. So now he blames his wife for leaking confidential information which he should never has disclosed to anyone in the first place ...

How do people like this get hired into high level positions?

posted by cixelsyd at 12:44 AM on June 03, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The Finals

Winning Team: Golden State

Games: 5

Leading Scorer: L. James (CLE)

MVP: K. Durant (GSW)

Rebounds: D. Green (GSW)

Least Points: J. Bell (GSW)

Points Game: L. James (CLE)

Margin: 19

Highest Score: 132

posted by cixelsyd at 10:24 AM on May 31, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

He is the point guard on an in-bound play. His responsibility is the ball. If it's lost, his responsibility is to guard the opponent who has the ball. Especially when that opponent is the most potent 3 point shooter the league has ever seen.

My vote remains Diva mode.

posted by cixelsyd at 01:30 PM on May 29, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

For the 80's the list would be Magic, Bird, and Isiah with 1 year where Dr.J and Moses stole the show ("Fo,Fo, and Fo").

posted by cixelsyd at 12:16 PM on May 29, 2018

LeBron James Lifts Cavs to NBA Finals Over Celtics

He's 33, he played the most minutes in a season in his career this year and has had to play 40+ minutes a night in the playoffs to drag a terrible team to the Finals. He's got to rest somewhere.

Agree, except for the terrible team part. But he has never played both ends of the court with the same intensity from the time he entered the league.

Can't compare LeBron and Jordan without taking the coaching factor into account.

Jordan had the benefit of playing for coaches who kicked his ass when it needed to be kicked. LeBron needs the same but refuses to realize it, then pouts and has any coach who says anything to him fired and replaced by someone he can control.

Eliminate these 2 issues and there would be no discussion as to who the greatest player of all time is.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:10 AM on May 29, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Diva mode. Team mate didn't make a perfect pass to him so he figured he'd make him look bad. Classic Harden, great player but can't overcome the warts in the big moments.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:01 AM on May 29, 2018