cixelsyd's profile

cixelsyd
13708
Name: dave schaefer
Location: true north
Gender: ale
Member since: June 19, 2006
Last visit: July 19, 2021

cixelsyd has posted 0 links and 2,281 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 67 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Comments

Yankees Fan Throws Baseball at Red Sox Outfielder

Give the kid a break. Unfortunately he's probably just a product of his upbringing. Maybe give him a chance to meet the guy he threw the ball at.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:38 PM on July 19, 2021

NBA Playoff Pickem, Finals Edition

Damian Lillard is the best player on the court .. even when he isn't on the court.

Ouch. Tells you how closely I follow the NBA.

posted by cixelsyd at 09:49 AM on July 07, 2021

NBA Playoff Pickem, Finals Edition

My picks:

Suns in 6
Top point scorer: Lillard
Top rebounder: Ayton
Top scoring team: Suns
Game 1 winner: Suns
Series MVP: Chris Paul
Top technical fouler: JAe Crowder
Three-point shooter: Lillard
Winning team points last game: 112

posted by cixelsyd at 02:16 PM on July 06, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition

My picks:

Canadiens in 7
Top goals: Point
Top goalie (save %): Carey Price
Team scoring 6 goals: Lightning
Game 1 winner: Canadiens
Top assists: Kucherov
Conn Smythe: Carey Price
Top penalty minutes: Maroon
Tiebreaker: 24

posted by cixelsyd at 02:49 PM on June 28, 2021

Canadiens Advance to Stanley Cup Final

Best money goalie on the planet, best remaining top 4 D, good coach, and 21 guys who play the entire surface. Loads of championship experience and a few young stars.

Can they beat a team that is essentially $18 million over the cap? Hope so. Hate to see the NHL tun into MLB.

posted by cixelsyd at 07:56 PM on June 27, 2021

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem Round 3

My picks:

Clippers in 7
Bucks in 6
Top point scorer: Lillard
Top rebounder: giannis antetokounmpo
Top scoring team: Clippers
Team scoring 130: Suns

posted by cixelsyd at 01:08 PM on June 22, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition

My picks:

Golden Knights in 6
Islanders in 7
Top goals: Mark Stone
Top goalie (save %): Carey Price
Team scoring 6 goals: Lightning
Team giving up 0 goals: Canadiens

posted by cixelsyd at 10:00 AM on June 14, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Have the Isles in 7, Vegas in 6.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:18 PM on June 13, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Hmmm ...

Canadiens have the best money goaltender alive, their top 2 D pairings are the best remaining, and they have no superstars they depend on just 4 solid hard working lines who focus on the entire 200 foot game. I'll throw in that they are tremendously well coached.

They remind me of the Kings teams that won cups in the past decade. And they are built to take down talented open ice teams like the Jets .. and Tampa and Colorado. Isles, Bruins, Vegas, and Carolina would be tougher matchups for them.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:42 PM on June 08, 2021

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem Round 2

My picks:

Nets in 6
Nuggets in 7
76ers in 7
Jazz in 6
Top point scorer: Durant
Top rebounder: Embiid
Top scoring team: Nets
Team scoring 130: Nets

posted by cixelsyd at 01:09 PM on June 07, 2021

Edmonton Ex-Eskimos Unveil New Name

Elks?

More than 1 Elk is Elk.

But I suppose Edmonton fans can drink Beers watching the Elks .. or drink Beer watching the Elk.

Just as long as they get to watch again.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:02 PM on June 07, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I also think Scheifele deserves the benefit of the doubt

I partially agree with you. To date he's been as clean a player as there is in the league. Pretty certain the 4 games he got was influenced by the outrage directed at the league over Wilson's non-punishment ($5K fine) for deliberate intent to injure.

Evans lack of awareness contributed to the outcome. But Scheifele might have prevented the goal if he played the puck. More importantly he likely avoids suspension if he did make a play on the puck before the collision.

Outside of Montreal I doubt there is a Scheifele hate train. His game doesn't warrant it. The guy doesn't even swear or talk shit (crap in his words) on the ice.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:38 PM on June 04, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Jets fan ... that was brutal.

Scheifele is pretty much known around the league as a player who steers clear of rough play. He is often a target because opponents know he isn't the type to fight or look for payback but can be ruffled. Habs were all over him all game but that is playoff hockey. Absolutely no defending that response. That hit was Wilson/Khadri level garbage and the NHL needs to deal with it.

Local news mentioned that Evans was not admitted to hospital but was being observed by team doctors. He's a good young player and hope he is ok.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:39 AM on June 03, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2

Revised picks:

Jets in 6

posted by cixelsyd at 01:46 PM on June 02, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2

Final Series pick:

Jets in 6

posted by cixelsyd at 05:02 PM on June 01, 2021