Daily Grind 12/15

Blues/Rangers preview. The David Stern’s trade Chris Paul. The NFL returns tonight, and much more on the Daily Grind.

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The Blues look to continue their dominance against Eastern Conference teams. St. Louis is 6-0-1 vs. the East this season. They split last season’s two-game series with each team winning on the road. Brian Elliot, leading the NHL with a 1.46 goals-against average, four shutouts and a .947 save percentage will be in net.

New York is coming off a 1-0 home loss against the Dallas Stars. The Rangers play a similar style of hockey as the Blues. Defense, defense, defense. They own a team goals against average of 2.07, third best in the NHL with St. Louis and Boston ahead. New York is also getting excellent goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist, who is 10-3-1 with a 1.85 GAA and one shutout over his last 14 games

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NBA Trade

Chris Paul was finally dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers. The New Orleans Hornets/NBA/David Stern traded the star point guard to LA for a first round draft pick, PG Eric Gordon, C Chris Kaman, and F Al-Forouq Aminu.

In Review, the Hornets/David Stern could have acquired Lamar Odom, Luis Scola, and Kevin Martin from the Lakers but opted against it. If I were a New Orleans fan, I would have serious questions about the NBA’s commitment to winning. Sure, the latter trade would bring on more salary, but also a chance to win games. New Orleans is in for a long season.

The Clippers are slowly patching together a pretty good lineup. Paul, Chauncey Billups, and Blake Griffin head the spear. Caron Butler and Eric Bledsoe provide solid depth. But, the Clippers are cursed.

Also, The Miami Heat got new alternate uniforms.

NFL: Thank God It’s Thursday.

After a painfully slow start to the sports week, the NFL returns to action with Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) headed to face the Atlanta Falcons (8-5).  This could be a statement game for Atlanta. I like them to win, but the line is ATL by 14 points.

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Tough call.

Looking ahead to the weekend, there are some good games.

New England @ Denver

Baltimore @ San Diego

Pittsburgh @ San Francisco

On a side note, the Houston coaching staff can’t even avoid the injury bug.He has been a huge part of the Texans’ success.

Sam Hurd had a lot of weed. Big deal.

MLB

JC Romero is great, but did we forget that we lost a .300 hitter who drove in 99 runs? Get us some offense, MO.

Thanks for reading.

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