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SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: COFFEE BRUIN!

Posted by ray on Sun, 2018-01-07 12:11

SMC 1/7/2018

COFFEE BRUIN!

Back from the holiday break with coffee a-brewin’!

You know what else is brewing?  More like percolating; the Boston Bruins!  Don’t say we didn’t warn you a few weeks back.

Hard to believe that Patrice Bergeron only scored his second career hat-trick on Saturday.  He means so much to that team.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-12-24 12:36

SMC 12/24/2017

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day!

Lot of games played Saturday with the Flames the only team getting the night off.

Some early Christmas presents for some fantasy owners with the Lightning, Panthers, Golden Knights, Sharks and Ducks posting shutouts.  A warm weather team shutout bonanza!

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: RUMOR HAS IT?

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-12-17 12:00

SMC 12/17/2017

Hello everyone!  Winter is here as it snowed three times in the past 8 days,  I have brewed lots of coffee this week.

The Metropolitan Division is getting so crowded with teams fighting for a playoff spot that it’s looking as crowded as Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

The only thing is that not all teams will get to see the ball drop.  Or should I say puck drop for the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs 

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOL-LEE!

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-12-10 11:05

SMC: TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOL-LEE!

12/10/2017

Good morning everyone!  I hope most of you have the luxury of not shoveling this morning as we got hit with some of the white stuff yesterday.  But now I’m inside with my cup of steaming hot coffee and ready to go!

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: DECEMBER LIST

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-12-03 10:39

I’m back!  Sorry for missing last week’s SMC.  I really wasn’t feel so hot, but feeling much better today, so let’s get cracking.

Looks like Sidney Crosby has awoken from his early season slumber.

The window is running out on buying low on any of the Boston Bruins. You may have one last shot before they become harder to pry from unknowing owners.

Is Buffalo really this bad?  I had them pegged for at least vying for a playoff spot.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: COFFEE MACHINE BROKEN

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-11-26 19:12

My apologies for the lack of SMC today.  I was under the weather and wasn;t able to muster much this morning.  I will be back next weekend don;t you worry.  I hope everyone had a fabulous THanksgiving who celebrated.

May all your fantasies come true this week!

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: AHO! AHO! ITS OFF TO WORK THEY GO!

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-11-19 12:25

SMC 11/19/2017

Glad to be back on somewhat of a routine again! 

Looks like RW Sebastian Aho from Carolina, not to be mistaken for the defenseman Sebastian Aho from the NY Islanders-although he may be a good one someday, seems to be heating up.  Kudos to those sticking with him through his rather slow start.  Grab him if he’s available.  The Carolina player, not the Islander one.

Chicago’s Brandon Saad has really crashed and burned since his hot start.  I believe he will start to score more consistently going forward.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: TOUGH WAKING UP!

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-11-12 11:45

SMC 11/12/2017

I think I said last week or the week before that wait until the 15-game mark to see where teams are positioned in the standings.  Well, we see teams like the NY Rangers and Montreal Canadiens are in more familiar territory while teams like the Las Vegas Golden Knights and New Jersey Devils are still holding onto to their early season good start.

Pavel Buchnevich is playing with a lot of confidence and hitting the twine quite regularly of late.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: ESPRESSO & CAPPUCINO

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-11-05 13:24

SMC 11/5/2017

Dustin Brown had a reverse resurrection.  Coming alive early in the season then dying out quickly.

Is Adrian Kempe for real? He really wasn’t that prolific of a scorer in the AHL but has 10 points in 14 NHL games this year.  I say, ride him while he’s hot, then drop him like a hot potato for the next player who is getting hot.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: HUNT FOR RED LIGHT OCTOBER

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-10-22 10:35

SMC 10/22/2017

Interesting week with some injuries to key fantasy players, some not so major and then some kinda returning soon.

Tuukka Rask goes down, as does Roberto Luongo. And then there was M-A Fleury in Vegas.  A minor scare for John Gibson, who always seems to get injured. That’s why you need to draft their backups in fantasy.  Golden rule.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: HOCKEY IS BACK!

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-10-15 11:06

OCTOBER 15, 2017

Hockey is back!  And so is Sunday Morning Coffee! 

With just over a week into the season and already things seems to be turned upside-down more than usual. Vegas as more wins (3) than Montreal and the NY Rangers combined (2).

Los Angeles is one of only 2 undefeated team at 3-0-1.  There is a Dustin Brown renaissance it seems.

You just knew that Kings G Jonathan Quick was going to rebound this year.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! MARCH 12, 2017

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-03-12 10:56

SMC 3/12/2017 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!

As spring approaches the days aren't getting any warmer….no worries, I got my hot cup of coffee at the ready!

With spring also comes the end of the NHL regular season.  This will be my last SMC for this year. AS always it was a pleasure so I hope you enjoyed it as well.  I’ll be back at the start of the 2017-2018 season and hope that you will be back too.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: SEASON DWINDLING DOWN MARCH 5, 2017

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-03-05 10:12

SMC 3/5/2017 SEASON DWINDLING DOWN

Got my cup of coffee and ready to write on this extremely cold day in NYC!

The trade deadline came and went and in my honest opinion, it wasn’t as exciting as some past ones. 

Okay, the Shattenkirk one was a doozy, but only for the Washington Capitals, who just got even stronger.

Mark Streit doing the East Coast shuffle from Philly to Tampa to Pittsburgh.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: QUICK RETURNS AT TAX TIME! FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-02-26 11:04

SMC 2/26/20017 QUICK RETURNS AT TAX TIME!

Goooooooooood morning Hockeynam!  Got my coffee and ready to go!  My apologies for not writing last week as I was away with the family on a ski weekend. Back now with about 6 weeks remaining the regular season.

Jonathan Quick is back and that means the LA Kings should be rolling on all cylinders to gain a playoff spot, barring any key injuries of course.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: CATS REVIVAL! FEBRUARY 12, 2017

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-02-12 10:11

SMC 2/12/2017 CATS REVIVAL!

Recovering from the storm the other day, it’s nice to sit with a hot mug of coffee and peruse the hockey sites!

Patrice Bergeron has turned around his season very nicely and has 9 points in last 5 games.  You just knew he would.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: COFFEE TALK! FEBRUARY 5, 2017

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-02-05 09:54

SMC 2/5/2017 COFFEE TALK

Good morning!  Warming up my hands to a piping hot cup o’ joe!

The Caps are rolling right along and there is no stopping this locomotive.

Nicklas Backstrom doesn’t always get the credit he deserves.  It feels like he’s been around forever and he’s only 29.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: OLDIES BUT GOODIES! JANUARY 22, 2017

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-01-22 11:51

SMC 1/22/2017 OLDIES BUT GOODIES!

Good day my fellow hockey addicts!  Got my fresh brewed cup of coffee and ready to tackle the day. Oh wait, that’s a football term.  I’m ready to rush up the ice!

The early afternoon tilt for Saturday was a Jet-Blue affair.  St. Louis was the one feeling blue after with a 5-3 loss.  Trouble in St. Lou?  Perhaps they are missing David Backes a little more than originally thought.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: HEATING UP! JANUARY 15, 2017

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-01-15 10:15

SMC 1/15/2017 HEATING UP!

Lazing on a cold Sunday morning in January with my hot cup of coffee and lots of hockey to talk about!

Hottest teams right now in the coldest part of the season; Washington, Minnesota and Toronto.  Didn’t think TO would be this competitive this quickly. The Matthews Effect!

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: HAPPY 2017! NEW BEGINNINGS.. JANUARY 8, 2017

Posted by ray on Sun, 2017-01-08 10:52

SMC 1/8/2017 NEW BEGINNINGS!

Good morning and welcome to the New Year!  Got my mug of hot coffee and ready to start 2017 with renewed energy!

Looks like New York’s Michael Grabner also has found renewed energy with 4 goals and 3 assists in past 6 games.  As streaky as they come as he streaks down the ice in a flash.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE: TIS THE SEASON!....DECEMBER 18, 2016

Posted by ray on Sun, 2016-12-18 10:05

SMC 12/18/2016 TIS THE SEASON!

Ta-ta-ta-ta-ta, ta-ta-ta-tar!  This season it seemed more like “tata” than “Tatar” but his hat trick on Saturday just might be the awakening.  You might recall a few weeks ago I mentioned to start targeting players who were having subpar seasons or slow starts and that the beginning of the New Year just might be a reversal of sorts?  This is that point in time to consider those players.

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