Buzz: The Teams On Rick Nash’s List

According to Darren Dreger, joining the Rangers, Flyers and Sharks on Rick Nash’s trade list, are the Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and possibly the Carolina Hurricanes.

Dreger thinks that Howson will be able to hit a “home run” with one of the teams in that group.

Pittsburgh, Detroit and Carolina all want after either Ryan Suter, Zach Parise or both.


Adam Rotter: This is where it gets interesting. Pittsburgh was all in on getting Parise and Nash would be in a great, no pressure, position to be the third guy on the Penguins. Detroit seems to want to make a big move but they need a defenseman to help transition to the post Nick Lidstrom era. Carolina is the team to worry about if you want Nash. They seem willing to do everything they can to make themselves into a contender and if Nash is willing to accept a move, I think he ends up in Carolina.

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jaym
jaym

Kiper Jr.: Jet not top defensive rookie

ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. posted his NFL all-rookie team , along with his picks for offensive and defensive rookies of the year. Most notably, he selected Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso over New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson as the top rookie on defense.

Alonso and Richardson are thought to be the top candidates for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, presented by the Associated Press.

Kiper's take: "If this were purely on per-play impact, I think Sheldon Richardson could back up his case as the best rookie overall, but I give Alonso a slight edge here based on his total impact. Alonso was third in the NFL in tackles and, perhaps just as impressive, was one of the best coverage linebackers in the NFL, a significant bonus. Because of his ability to cover, Alonso never came off the field; he played nearly 1,200 snaps. Richardson might be a better player, but I give the season edge to Alonso."

jake100
jake100

Just read that Met Life suites start at only 400 grand for this year's SB. That is a bargain as warmth equates to luxury they say. I am looking into a suite, lol

jake100
jake100

Oh my gerd, now the Geno nonsense is starting to show up around the web; what took them so long? Oy Vey!

jake100
jake100

I would have to say 2013 was a success, but now it's time to get to the next level. In a season when we were expected to win only 4/5 games, finishing .500 with a rookie QB, many new starters, new coaches and a new offensive system to boot, what more realistically can we Jet fans have asked for?  We were still fighting for a WC at the end of November.


Now with the rebuild over, Geno not a rookie and showing major improvement as well as Winters and Milliner, we can jump into the second phase. The Jets have mucho $ and draft picks to accomplish the above. It is all on team Idzik to make the most of those resources. While I am not in favor of celebrating 8-8 and no playoffs like we just won the SB, it still has to be noted how much this team accomplished when all the analysts had us close to dead last. We even finished close to mid pack by some in the power rankings.


Next season the fans will not accept a 4th season in a row of no playoffs and mediocrity. We have a tough schedule, but I am very optimistic moving forward and feel we are up to the task. This is a great time to be a Jets fan! I can't wait for the offseason moves to start. Go Jets!

NYCPEinGermany
NYCPEinGermany

@DrJonathanReefer imagine how pissed Boss would be if he didn't even get nominated? Between that and Wilk getting 2nd team all-pro and snubbed for the pro-bowl, there'd be a lot of offensive corpses littering many fields next year.

Brendan
Brendan

@DrJonathanReefer I don't think this is the legit ROY awards. The real awards are separated by offense/defense. I think this is just some fan thing. 

djf1
djf1

@DrJonathanReefer PFF grades for the nominees through week 16 (don't have 17 up yet):


Allen: +16.2

Lacy + 16.9

Bernard: +16.4

Alonso: +8

Patterson: +6.8



Meanwhile - Sheldon: +29

Brendan
Brendan

@jaym Translation: I didn't bother watching any Bills/Jets games this year, so I'm just going to go with total tackles and call it a day. 

Brian Bassett
Brian Bassett

@jake100 I might know a guy selling seats in his suite for 25k a pop ... now THAT'S a bargain!!

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 "Now with the rebuild over." 


Yeah, that's not accurate at all. 

a57se
a57se

@rstysanchz

Yes it is and Sheldon Richardson said he switched to Coca Cola after hearing the results! 

All good Jets fans should do the same! Boycott PEPSI!!!

a57se
a57se

@Brendan@jaym 

Kiper is an idiot as well. ESPN is the spawning ground for idiots apparently.

jake100
jake100

@Brendan @jake100 

True, phase 2 is more accurate. But the toughest part is out of the way. Now we are in much better shape, cap wise and with many draft picks and hopefully a more gelled team as opposed to 2013 with many new starters and hopefully there wont be too many major coaching changes. The arrow is definitely pointing up..

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

i have to admit i didnt know much about sheldon coming out of college so when we drafted him i was puzzled...but after his first interview i knew he was gonna be good...noone with that much confidence turns out to be a dud...we talkin the same pepsi who did the awful sanchez commercial that was played nonstop on gamedays like 2 or 3 years ago  

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

@jake100 It's always tougher for at team to meet expectations when you're supposed to be something as opposed to over achieving when the pressures off and nobody expects it. 

So I don't agree this year the tough part starts.