Jones was the driving force behind two first-period power-play goals, and Columbus won its fifth straight, 5-2 over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.
We’re taking it game by game even with this winning streak, said Alexander Wennberg, who tied a career high with four points on a goal and three assists. We’re playing good, we don’t get too far ahead of ourselves. You just face the challenge.
The guarantees surpass the previous record of $60.5 million in the deal Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford signed last year. Other players lauded Cousins’ history-making pact, but he claimed to have largely insulated himself from such buzz in recent days. He understands why the deal is groundbreaking but said he won’t be a trailblazer unless others are able to follow.
Wilson comes with slightly lower PIM totals, but much, much better peripheral categories. Thanks to his off again, on again role with Alex Ovechkin, Wilson not only racks up the PIM, but also chips in more than his fair share in the other categories.
Haley gets more total PIM, but is a fantasy wasteland outside that category. If neither are available or you would rather sacrifice a defenseman position to make gains here, consider Jamie Oleksiak. He’s fifth in the NHL in penalty minutes since Jan. 1, but has a respectable 10 points and plus-9 rating in that same span.
Siemian should benefit from moving to a much more comfortable quarterback situation in Minnesota, given that the Broncos struggled to protect Siemian during each of his two seasons in charge of the Denver offense.
Even given those concerns, Siemian exceeded expectations for stretches of time and looked like a top-16 backup, if not necessarily a starter his team would be excited about.
Wade Phillips’ defense vs. Kyle Shanahan’s offense will be fun in 2018 as the teams battle for the division title and, maybe, much bigger things in the NFC.
The Cardinals became the latest team to overpay Sam Bradford, for one year at a reported $20 million. Of all the stopgaps they could have gotten for their post-Carson Palmer QB void, an older guy who can’t stay healthy is not a good short-term investment. They will take their lumps in the division in 2018, so saving money and thinking long term would have been the better route.