Jerry “Rello” Recco delivered his first update of the morning. He got things started by talking about the fallout from the Brandon Prust suspension for his elbow to the back of Anton Volchenkov’s head.
Craig points out that “Volchenkov” sounds like the name of a classic James Bond villain.
Then, we hear what John Tortorella had to say about Devils’ head coach Peter DeBoer referring to Prust’s elbow as “head-hunting.” He starts off by defending Brandon Prust’s character on the ice before switching his focus to the other team.
He aired a laundry list of grievances including an elbow by Dainus Zubrus on Anton Stralman that went uncalled, as well as an example where Zach Parise left his feet to hit Michael Del Zotto. He even implies that the Devils embellish to try to earn power plays. As for “Pruster” himself, he said he’s not worried about what DeBoer has to say, because DeBoer is not his coach.
The focus then shifts to the diamond, where the Mets were able to avoid a sweep in Toronto with a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays. David Wright continued his ridiculous start at the plate. Mike Baxter almost hit for the cycle.
Then cue the sad trombone for the Yankees part of the discussion. CC Sabathia melted down in the 7th inning of their loss to the Reds on Sunday. John Sterling was up to his old habits of botching play-by-play calls on Friday.
Jerry then gives us a quick recap of Sunday’s NBA playoffs action with the Heat drawing even with the Pacers, and the Spurs making quick work of the Clippers.
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