NFL draft grades 2017: Not much love for Bears’ big move
The Bears made the biggest splash of the 2017 NFL Draft by trading away four picks to move up one spot in the first round. While that allowed them to make Mitchell Trubisky New Vikings Jerseys Cheap the first quarterback off the board, it also brought on scorn from draft pundits.
Chicago topped out at a “C+” in the earliest post-draft grades from pundits across the NFL. To make matters worse, division rivals like the Packers and Vikings earned “As,” deepening the gap between the top of the NFC North and the Bears’ spot at the bottom.
The Oilers winger got mad as tensions kept rising in Edmonton and probably crossed a line here.
Is that really a choking attempt? I don’t know. But A) he grabbed under Hampus Lindholm’s face at the neck, slammed him into the glass, and held him there and B) this is Milan Lucic we’re talking about. The guy once threatened to kill someone in a handshake line. This doesn’t seem like a perilous leap.
At any rate, Bad Milan Lucic is bad news for the safety of this series.
Or, rather, the dam in front of him broke. As the game’s emotions slipped away from the Oilers, so too did Talbot’s consistency. The Edmonton netminder, who had been so good for so many months, finally had a dud of a game. Anaheim scored six times on 28 shots, an abysmal save percentage (.786) for any playoff goalie, let alone a borderline Vezina-worthy one. Edmonton will need Talbot to re-focus before Game 4.