It wouldn’t be a playoff series if NBC didn’t screw up the scroll on the bottom of the screen. Here’s what happened last year:
And this year?
Still, as silly as these errors are, they don’t compare to Stan Fischler, the so-called “Maven.” Here’s some of his predictions prior to today’s game:
- Before The Maven got carried away by visions of a Sweep early in the
series, I originally predicted that the Rangers would win this tourney
in six games. I’m poised to be proven right. So is Tortorella.
- John Tortorella‘s one-game suspension is a shocker,
to be sure. But, The Maven predicts that in no way, shape or form will
it be cause for Rangers disaster. Rather, I suggest that Torts
sitting out what should be the Rangers series-clincher on Sunday
afternoon will be an enormously positive motivator to victory.
- I expect the Rangers to win this one for Torts! That done, I’ll tell you how they’ll beat Boston.
Yeah, good luck with that, buddy. I don’t expect the guy to be psychic, but how about having some realistic expectations? He does get a little credit for going way out on a limb here. However, I have to wonder what game he was watching, in his recap today:
- Alexander Ovechkin was well muzzled. My notes showed several Caps misplays. “Few good
chances. Careless giveaways and a general uneasy quality about their
“Uneasy quality?” I agreed with the NBC guys (for once) when they said that the Caps were just toying with the Rangers midway through the second period. And I suppose it must be impressive to Fischler that Ovechkin won the third star of the game, despite being “well muzzled.” After these comments, I’m looking forward to seeing what The Maven has to say before and after Game 7.