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Lace ’em up. Time for the Morning Skate.
Consider the NHL silly season open for business!
As you were driving home from work yesterday, the Montreal Canadiens were pulling the trigger on a move that could change the landscape of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
Michel Therrien is out. Claude Julien is in.
The NHL trade season has been stagnant for longer than usual, but it only takes one team to make a big move like this for the floodgates to open. We’ll see if Vegas moves to scoop up Jack Capuano or if other teams scramble to trade for big trade chips, afraid the Canadiens will first.
This season, UVA is KenPom’s third-most efficient defense and 13th-most efficient offense. Last year they were No. 8 offensively and No. 7 defensively. In 2014-15, No. 22 on offense and No. 2 on defense. Bennett’s teams have proven that this is not only successful, but entirely replicable with the right players.
Based on longevity alone, Brogdon was probably the poster child for what this program does on both ends under Bennett. He averaged nearly a steal per game over four years, shot 47 percent from two, and improved his three-point percentage each year.
But Perrantes, who’s a bit more dangerous from three (42 percent on his career), is still writing the end of his story at Virginia. Unlike Brogdon, who’s now a rising NBA talent, Perrantes has a chance to end things in the Final Four, or even win a national title.
But like previous UVA teams, that’s entirely reliant on dictating the proceedings.
You can’t beat Virginia playing their game