FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick will see a more complete New York Giants offense when he sees them on Super Bowl Sunday, and in a press conference on Friday, the Patriots coach talked about just how much more dangerous they are now, since the last time the two teams played in Week 9.
"They've got a lot of different guys to stop," said Belichick. "You can't just say, well we're going to stop one thing. They'll kill you with the other ones.
"This is no one-man band. We've got to deal with all of them."
When asked if this is now the most complete offense the Patriots have faced all year, Belichick described why they are so dangerous, mainly because of their ability to produce, even when they know exactly what the Giants are going to run.
"When they've got to throw it, they can throw it. When they've got to run it, they can run it," said Belichick. "I think that's the mark of a good offense. Even though you kind of know what they're going to do, they can still go out there and do it."
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while probably remaining as the only person that hasn’t seen this David S. Pumpkins thing on Saturday Night Live yet.
*Patrick Kane is hoping that he can help ignite Jonathan Toews, and the offense that’s been lagging in his game thus far.
*PHT writer James O’Brien has the Detroit Red Wings rolling as the Bruins head into Joe Louis Arena for a potentially rough Saturday night showdown.
*The new Las Vegas expansion franchise is apparently going to get a preview window for NHL free agency in June ahead of the other 30 teams.
*Here are some early season adjustment possibilities for your fantasy hockey team if they’ve struggled out of the gate.
*Big Rangers defenseman Dylan McIlrath was waived and clears through unclaimed by the other 29 teams this week.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Gary Lawless has the tangled path ahead for Jacob Trouba as he’s the last of the unsigned RFA players waiting to get moved somewhere.
*I could have lived a perfectly fine life without having to read about Ulf Samuelsson becoming an up-and-coming coach in the AHL.
*For something completely different: the Prince Museum has officially opened at Paisley Park in Minnesota.
Top Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada has left the Arizona Fall League because of a sprained left thumb he sustained in a game there last week.
Moncada will not participate in baseball activities for two weeks but the team said in a statement he is expected to be ready for spring training.
The switch-hitting Moncada, 21, had a slash line of .292/.370/.458, with a homer and three RBI, in six games for Surprise in the AFL.
The Cuban infielder, who signed with the Red Sox in February 2015, was called up in September but didn’t play after Sept. 12 following strikeouts in nine consecutive plate appearances.