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Jersday Blog February 7, 2019

The Round-Up

Mitch Marner Toronto Maple Leafs Jersey

Now that Matthews is locked up the question on every Leaf fans mind has to be: “do we have enough room for Jake Gardiner?”

Kidding aside, I’m not concerned on whether or not Marner will sign. Dubas already spent half a year fighting Nylander tooth and nail. There is just no reality where Nylander is a Leaf and Marner isn’t.

Now Auston Mathews’ five year $58,170,000 will be a negotiation point but, regardless of how unreal Marn Dog has been, I can’t see him signing for more than the franchise center. For comparison’s sake here’s every RW contract over $6mil over the past five years.

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I’m torn on what I want a Mitch Marner contract to look like. If they signed him to the same Matthews deal like the Blackhawks did with Toews-Kane in 2014, that means Matthews, Nylander and Marner will all be UFAs in the same summer. But anything with more term would be more expensive for every UFA season the Leafs buy him for.

Either way, buckle up.

Pierre-Luc Dubois Columbus Blue Jackets Jersey

What a pick. What a jersey. I’m a big fan of Columbus’ current digs and Dubois looks like the number 1 center Jarmo Kekalainen promised. I was personally skeptical that they took Dubois over Jesse Puljujarvi but that doubt was quickly put to rest. Check this shit out:

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Take another L Chiarelli

Paul Pierce Boston Celtics Alternate Jersey

Here’s my power ranking of Boston Celtics in order of jersability (the amount of heat radiating from a jersey):
1. Larry Legend
2. Paul “The Truth” Pierce
3. KG
4. Bill Russell
5. Brian Scalabrine
6. Ray Allen
7. Kevin McHale
8. Glen “Big Baby” Davis
9. Rajon Rondo
10. Tony Allen
11. Kris Humphries
12. Isaiah Thomas
13. Gerald Green
14. Kendrick Perkins
15. Jared Sullinger
16. Dominique Wilkins
17. Shaq
18. Darko Milicic
19. Popeye Jones
20. Kyrie Irving

Jersey of the Week

Shane McMahon WWE

Here comes the money!

If you have a WWE jersey you’re definitely more inclined to start wrastling people when you’re drunk. RKO’s, throwing people through tables, Stone Cold beer shower and yelling “suck my dick”. There’s definitely a type.

I’m personally not a big wrestling guy but I respect the art of the sport. Back when I used to play Smackdown Vs. Raw on PS2 I was a big Rey Mysterio and Big Show guy. The 619 into The Showstopper Slam was the ultimate tag team.

The Weekly News Dump

This guy sucks

Shooting straight from the hip, Oakland, Detroit, Colorado, Royals and White Sox brought the heat. Just when I think I have enough hats I get roped back in.

Zut alore… Who cares

These Stadium Series jerseys stink out loud

The Jersday Blog January 10, 2019

The Round-Up

German National Hockey Jersey

In the 2020 World Junior’s Germany is back in and Denmark’s gonna be watching from home. I can’t imagine the German’s tournament will last long considering this year’s backwards results has left Germany in the group of death:

Yeah definitely not ideal.

In honour of a sweet jersey and an 2020 elimination in advance, here’s the best of what the German hockey machine has churned out.

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Sure you can have your Draisaitls and Kolzigs. The Uwe Krupps and Korbinian Holzers are what German hockey is all about.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau Alternate Reebok Ottawa Senators Jersey

These are by far the best jerseys that have been in Ottawa’s rotation. The striped look is one of my favourite looks. It makes any team, even a 90’s Senators expansion team, look like a classic. Also I’ve never been sold on the roman centurion logo. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a member of the Canadian senate but they certainly aren’t leading hundreds of legionnaires into battle.

As for JG Pageau, I always appreciate an off-the-board jersey selection. On most good teams Pageau would be an effective middle six forward. On a bad team Pageau is the lead penalty killer, the go-to faceoff man and scores in bunches.

Rick Nash 2003-07 Era Columbus Blue Jackets Jersey

The classic Koho jersey with the neon green still mixed into the Blue Jackets colour scheme. Kind of ugly yet sublime.

For over a decade Rick Nash was the only reason to scoop up a hockey ticket in the state of Ohio. The 6 time all-star and 2004 Rocket Richard winner did nothing but put the puck in the net for the hapless Blue Jackets. Here’s a taste of his supporting cast for his time (2002-2012) in the Buckeye state.

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Too many people remember recent Nash years as a washed-up goal scorer on the Rangers (save for his 42 goal 2014-15 season). But with the Blue Jackets he was one of the best scorers on the planet despite being flanked by elite teammates like David Vyborny, Christian Huselius and Geoff Sanderson. While he hasn’t officially announced it yet, it looks like 34 year-old Nash is likely done in the NHL. Pour one out for Columbus’s first real star in franchise history.

Jersey of the Week:

Baker Mayfield Oklahoma Sooners Jersey

This is a huge jersey. Mayfield is one of the best young talents in the game and also one of the most popular players. I’m a huge fan of any pro athletes’ college/junior/minor league jersey. Cleveland Baker will probably win offensive rookie of the year. But Oklahoma Baker rode bunches of touchdowns, passing yards, wins and big time cellies to a Heisman.

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The Weekly Jersey Dump

Meh. Not the best. Not the worst.

We get it. People like PK Subban. Josi and Rinne have both made all star teams before so I don’t really understand the ceremony or point of this video. This isn’t Subban giving a jersey to some Make-A-Wish kids. Nice Adidas infomercial.

I’d make these the permanent 3rd jerseys.

Happy Halloween.

These jerseys are unreal. The throwback look conjures up images of Kurt Warner fresh out of the Arena Football League as the front man for The Greatest Show on Turf.

I though Dallas had a chance before I saw this tweet. Rams by 21.

Eastern Conference Playoff Preview: First Round Breakdown and Predictions

The most wonderful time of the year is finally back. NHL Playoffs begin on Wednesday night and the boys at Bench Life are pretty excited about it. If you haven’t already, join our NHL Playoff Bracket Challenge quickly for a chance to win some cash and a Bench Life Sports t-shirt. Now, without wasting anymore time let’s get into it.

Matchups

Tampa Bay Lightning – 113 points (A1) vs. New Jersey Devils – 97 points (WC2)

Season Series: New Jersey 3-0-0; Tampa Bay 0-2-1

Breakdown

Tampa Bay has been at the top of the conference all season long, but the Devils have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL as of late. More specifically, Taylor Hall has made the Devils one of the hottest teams in the NHL lately. The former 1st overall draft pick in 2010 put together the best season of his career, finishing with 93 points and almost singlehandedly carrying the Devils to the playoffs for the first time since 2012.The issue is that after Hall, the scoring stops, and the combination of Schneider and Kinkaid aren’t exactly a guarantee to be solid in net. It looks like Kinkaid will be the starting, and it’s safe to say he deserves it. Read more

2017-18 Bench Life NHL Previews: 9. Columbus Blue Jackets

Part 23 of 31 in our NHL previews where Ballantyne, Waind and I rank each NHL team 1 through 31 and give you an outlook on their season. Starting from the worst, we’ll be giving you the reasons why we ranked each team where we did.

Check out the other parts to this series:

#31. Colorado Avalanche ,ย #30. Vegas Golden Knights,ย #29. Vancouver Canucks,ย #28. Detroit Red Wings,ย #27. New Jersey Devils,ย #26. Arizona Coyotes,ย #25. Buffalo Sabres,ย #24. Winnipeg Jets,ย #23. New York Islanders, #22. Florida Panthers,ย #21. Los Angeles Kings, #20. Carolina Hurricanes, #19. Philadelphia Flyers, #18. New York Rangers, #17. Calgary Flames, #16. Boston Bruins, #15. Ottawa Senators, #14. San Jose Sharks, #13. Toronto Maple Leafs, #12. St. Louis Blues, #11. Montreal Canadiens, #10. Edmonton Oilers

2016-17 Recap

Record:ย 50-24-8 (108 points) 3rd in Metropolitan Division (4th in NHL)
GPG:ย 3.01 (6th)
GAPG:ย 2.35 (2nd)
PP%:ย 19.9% (12th)
PK%:ย 82.5% (9th)
Corsi For %:ย 49.5 (19th)

The Blue Jackets were one of the most surprising teams in the NHL last season. Just a year removed from a 76 point season and finishing at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division, the Jackets completely turned their team around with an impressive 2016-17 season, a season that included an impressive 16-game winning streak. While a large part of the turnaround had to do with Sergei Bobrovsky’s Vezina-winning form, you can’t overlook the rest of this team. Cam Atkinson had his best season to date registering 62 points (35 goals, 27 assists) which lead the team. The Blue Jackets were hoping for a rookie to actually contribute, and it finally happened, just not the guy they were expecting. Rather than seeing 2016 3rd overall pick Pierre-Luc Dubois step in, it was 2015 8th overall pick Zach Werenski who became a key piece of the Columbus blue line and found himself getting some Calder Trophy votes at the end of the season. Read more