The guys on Sports Tonight play another round of Take Your Pick.
Tonight's menu includes:
Who has the better day on Sunday: Tom Brady or Andrew Luck?
Brady is one of the most prolific quarterbacks in NFL history and for many, there's no reason to even consider the question. Brady has the history, skills, weapons and ability to do anything he wants. But both quarterbacks are going against bad opposing defense (Colts have the 14th-ranked pass defense and the Patriots are 26th) so there could be fireworks on both sides.
Who's having more second thoughts about his current job: Tim Tebow or John Farrell?
John Farrell may look back and wish he had the kind of talent that Toronto now boasts, but he wanted to come the Red Sox. This was the 'dream job.' The Red Sox have a boatload of cash to spend so Farrell will get his shiny new additions. For Tim Tebow, he's questioned at best and eviscerated at worst (by his own teammates) and is on a team that's sliding into the abyss. It's hard to find any reason to be optimistic about his prospects in New York.
When we look back on the season, who will be the better addition to the Pats defense: Chandler Jones or Aqib Talib?
Unanimous decision here for Jones. He has the potential to be a franchise player and in his rookie campaign is being compared to Richard Seymour. The best part is that Jones is still learning so there's reason to believe he could be a real game-changer for the Patriots. Talib on the other hand could prove to be nothing more than a 7-game rental.
For the rest of the Take Your Pick questions, check out the video above.
BUFFALO – The Bruins went back for another young defenseman with the 49th overall pick in the second round and drafted Minnesota-born Ryan Lindgren, who will be playing for the Gophers this season as another college hockey product in the B’s system.
The 6-foot, 198-pound Lindgren is a hard-nosed, high-character defenseman that didn’t blow away scouts with any one tool, but was solid with six goals and 25 points in 61 games for the US National Development Team Program Under-18 team last season.
Lindgren has good hockey bloodlines as the younger brother of Montreal Canadiens goalie Charlie Lindgren and would be more of a solid all-around defenseman rather than an offensive D-man like first-round pick Charlie McAvoy.
“I honestly could not be more excited,” said Lindgren. “They are one of the teams that seemed like they had a lot of interest in me. When you get selected by a team like the Boston Bruins, everyone knows what a great organization they are. I really could not be more excited.
“I think I’m a leader on and off the ice, and bring a good compete level. I bring it every day. I think more of a defensive defenseman, but I think I’ve got some offensive ability in my game as well. I’m a guy who’s going to be physical, going to bring it every game, block shots. [I am] going to do what he has to do to help the team.”
The choice of Lindgren is a nice bounce-back pick for the Bruins on Day 2 after reaching a bit for Trent Frederic at the end of the first round on Friday night. The Bruins could end up regretting that choice if second-round picks such as Alex DeBrincat or Pascal Laberge end up developing into high-end forwards in the NHL.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while there’s a beautiful day going on outside in Buffalo.
*D-man Jakob Chychrun says that he wasn’t stressing dropping into the middle of the first round before the Arizona Coyotes picked him.
*It’s a great piece of video from Friday night’s first round as Tyson Jost’s grandpa became a sobbing, proud man when his grandson was taken early in the first round of the NHL Draft.
*PHT writer Joey Alfieri has Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin believing that Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning crossed the line by publicly expressing interest in P.K. Subban.
*Evander Kane is being investigated on a couple of harassment claims in the Buffalo area, a tough development during NHL Draft weekend there.
*The Blue Jackets had the biggest surprise of the first round by drafting Pierre-Luc Dubois with the third overall pick in the first round. They must think he’s going to be a center long term.
*The Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild are talking trade for a D-man, but none of the defensemen names moved on Friday night.
*For something completely different: Adam Kaufman gives his take on the draft night for the Celtics.
One of the Bruins' defenseman trade targets is off the market.
Dmitry Kulikov was traded from Florida Panthers to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. He was on Boston's list of usual suspects for D-men.
Buffalo traded defenseman Mark Pysyk and the 38th and 89th pick to Florida for the 25-year old Kulikov and pick No. 33.
The Bruins had discussed a Kulikov deal with the Panthers last week.