Looking Back At The Tea Leaves......Most Of Us Suck.
I think it's time to throw out my 8-ball.
Remember back in September when we all made our fearless predictions for the Rangers 2009-10 campaign? With the season behind us, I thought we should take a look at how some of us did in those bold predictions:
Me, for saying Matt Gilroy would win the Calder, Ryan Callahan would score 33 goals, and Sean Avery would have a career year with 55 points.
Bm4vo1 and Calm Down, for saying Enver Lisin would be the breakout player of the year.
Bm4 again, for saying Wade Redden would play better under Torts.
Ranger Smurf, for saying Brashear would be 37-15 in fights, Michal Rozsival would be traded, and that no returning Ranger would have less points than last year. Smurf joins me in the "Epic Fail Hat Trick"
MattPwrcf1 also ran the table of bad predictions, saying Artem Anisimov would go to Hartford, Michael Del Zotto would go back to juniors, and that Bobby Sanguinetti would have a strong season for the Rangers.
Joe Fortunato, for saying the Rangers would win the division.
Ok, now that we've pointed out the worst, let's bring you some of the best:
RangerFan5 and Lunkwill Fook, both nailed their Gaborik prediction of 42 goals. Props to both of them, and thanks to their great Gaborik prediction, we will ignore their miscues, like RF5 calling for 18 Lisin goals, and Lunk saying Rozy would score 10 goals.
CTRangers Fan and Poe678 both called for big years out of Vinny "Bronze God" Prospal, and while Vinny did have a good season, his grasp did not exceed their reach.
Great job by everyone, and we'll do this again in September for the 2010-11 season.