First off, a shout out goes to Fork and CT over at Hockeenight for arranging another get together at Galway Bay in the city Saturday night. It was a good night to see everyone and help raise some money for the charity, Camp I Am. It’s an organization for burn victims and a bunch of us donated which raised quite a bit of cash. Unlike the last time, Yeti didn’t show up so we couldn’t discuss stats or his beard (by cracky). How sad.
Next up, I will not have a draft recap for the Bears (Don’t worry. It wouldn’t be that great anyway.) due to my busy schedule. For the best draft coverage, my guys at Fire Ron Turner have you covered. I am, once again, impressed with the moves Phil Emery is making. They have stacked the offensive line in both free agency and the draft starting with Kyle Long. Likewise for the linebackers. And from what I have read, Phil Emery still isn’t finished with getting the roster ready for camp in three months. Just think about it. If Angelo is still in charge, the Bears have Manti Te’o, Matt Barkley and whoever else just because the meatballs suggested them. Emery told the media over the weekend that now, there is competition and everybody will have to compete for their spots. About damn time. I’m on board and you should be too.
Lastly, the Blackhawks begin the playoffs Tuesday against the Wild. As we have seen in the last few years, no playoff series is easy. The Stanley Cup is the hardest trophy to win in sports. The Blackhawks have their work cut out for them but this season has been fun so far. Out of the 48 games they have played, only two or three stick out as losses in which they weren’t in it. That’s a sign of a very good team.