Tony Granato will coach 2018 U.S. Olympic hockey team


The first U.S. Olympic hockey team not to be stocked with NHL players since 1994 will be led by a coach who knows something about the amateur game.

Tony Granato was named Friday to lead Team USA in the Pyeongchang Games next February. He’ll be joined by assistants Chris Chelios, Scott Young, Keith Allain and Ron Rolston.

We’re a group of businessmen as far as I’m concerned, coach John Cheap NFL Jerseys USA Tortorella said after Tuesday’s win. We’re becoming really good pros.

The Pittsburgh Penguins won a record 17 straight in the 1992-93 season — before seven players on the current Blue Jackets roster were born, the Columbus Dispatch noted.

William Karlsson, Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno scored Tuesday for the Blue Jackets, and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had 21 saves to earn his league-leading 25th victory.

The Blue Jackets also are riding an 18-game points streak (17-0-1) and an eight-game home winning streak dating to 2-0 loss to a Nov. 23 loss to the Calgary Flames, both franchise records.

In 2018, McDavid and Draisaitl will be owed a combined $21 million, which would constitute 28 percent of the 2016-17 cap of $75 million (it’s fair to assume the cap will see a slight bump next year). But other cap commitments Edmonton have for that season include forwards Milan Lucic and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ($6 million each), defensemen Andrej Sekera ($5.5M), Oscar Klefbom and Adam Larsson ($4.16M), and Kris Russell ($4M), and goaltender Cam Talbot ($4.16M). In all, these nine players will eat up about $55M of the cap. So figure that leaves Edmonton roughly $20 million for 14 contracts, which, doesn’t leave a lot of candy Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys for the rest of the class.

Eddie Olczyk diagnosed with colon cancer


Longtime NHL fixture Eddie Olczyk had surgery last week to remove a cancerous tumor from his colon.

Olczyk announced the diagnosis Tuesday via the Blackhawks, whose team physician Dr. Michael Terry said the broadcaster will be undergoing further treatment in the coming weeks, including chemotherapy.

I left Ottawa for Chicago after five seasons. Both Ottawa and Chicago Cheap NFL Jerseys USA will always be special places in my heart, Havlat said in a release to the NHLPA. They are great cities and good organizations, and I met a lot of great people there. It was hard to leave Chicago after three years and then playing in another conference final in 2009. Really, it was hard to leave both Ottawa and Chicago. But that’s hockey.

Havlat was selected 26th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1999 NHL Draft. He made his debut during the 2000-01 season and was recently named to the franchise’s 25th anniversary team on Feb. 3.

The Czech Republic native, who last played briefly with the St. Louis Blues, also had stints with the Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks and New Jersey Devils. He also represented his country at the World Hockey Championship three times, winning a gold medal in 2000 and a bronze in 2011.

Havlat finished his career with 242 goals and 352 assists for 594 points in 790 NHL games.

Justin Williams, RW ( Signed with Hurricanes ) — Mr. Game 7 goes back to the place where he earned his reputation as one of the NHL’s best playoff performers, inking a two-year, $9 million ($4.5 AAV) deal with the Canes. He spent five years in Carolina, winning the Cup in 2006. Now 35, he’s a captain candidate for a young squad on the rise.

Karl Alzner, D ( Signed with Canadiens ) — Alzner, one of the more sought-after Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys defensemen on the market, heads to Montreal on a contract that was more team-friendly than expected: five years at $4.625 million per annum. The 28-year-old fills a need for the Habs, who have a ton of blue line minutes to give.

Penguins mascot marches with real penguins before NHL Stadium Series game


Fans watching Saturday’s NHL Stadium Series game at Heinz Field didn’t expect to see real penguins.

Before the Penguins took on the rival Flyers in the outdoor interstate showdown, though, seven penguins from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium waddled across the ice.

If Crosby’s 102-point rookie season was any indication, he was on his way to big things. Still Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China just 19 years old in his sophomore year of NHL duty, Crosby accomplished something never before seen in the NHL or in professional North American sports. In an encore performance for the ages, Crosby recorded 120 points, becoming the youngest player to win the Art Ross and the youngest athlete in the history of North American professional sports to win a scoring title. Crosby finished with 36 goals and 84 assists; he is one of three players (Henrik Sedin, Joe Thornton) with an 80-assist season since the turn of the century.

By the time Crosby entered his fifth NHL season, he had plenty of hardware in his trophy case, but was still able to add a new accolade that season. For the first time in his career, Crosby reached the 50-goal plateau and, in doing so, led the NHL in goals for the first time, garnering his first Maurice Richard Trophy. Crosby shared the award with Lightning forward Steven Stamkos in an exciting race that saw both superstars finish with 51 goals, and Ovechkin nipping at their heels with 50.

It truly was a competition between three all-world players that came Cheap China Jerseys down to the wire. On April 6, 2010, five days before the end of the regular season, all three players scored (Ovechkin scored twice), leaving Ovechkin and Crosby with 48 goals apiece and Stamkos with 47.

Ezekiel Elliott’s problems look familiar to Cowboys teammate Darren McFadden


No Dallas Cowboys player can better relate to the damage being done to Ezekiel Elliott by off-field circumstance than Darren McFadden.

And nobody on the roster will be more individually affected on the field if Elliott is suspended.

Several days into training camp, the Cowboys were still awaiting word from the NFL as to whether Elliott will be punished for 2016 claims of domestic violence made by an ex-girlfriend. McFadden would move back into the starting lineup should Elliott be forced to sit.

It also would create an interesting juxtaposition between two players whose football careers are intertwined more than having the Cowboys’ iconic star on their helmets and both being the No. 4 overall picks in their respective draft classes.

Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez didn’t last long in his start against the Astros. Velasquez gave up four runs off six hits, including a pair of home runs as the Astros cruised to a 13-4 victory. Velasquez is now just 2-6 on the season with a 5.49 ERA.

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is a top MVP candidate in the National League thanks to a .311 batting average with 22 home runs and 86 RBIs, but the four-time Gold Glove winner was again showing off his defensive skills during Monday’s loss to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Brewers (53-48) at Nationals (59-38) 7:05 p.m. ET — A pair of first-place teams will meet at Nationals Park, but while the Nats have a comfortable lead in the NL East, the Brew Crew have a precarious perch atop the NL Central. The Brewers, who have lost seven of eight, are just half a game up on the Cubs and Toronto Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys will have Zach Davies (11-4, 4.76 ERA) on the mound. Davies, who has not lost a road Sports Cheap Jerseys start this season, will be opposed by Washington’s Edwin Jackson (1-0, 4.50).

Tony Parker hoping for one more contract with Spurs


The Spurs may finally be forced to undergo a changing of the guard, but Tony Parker will not give up on his basketball career.

Despite suffering a quad injury that will likely keep him out until January, Parker, 35, hopes to not only play again, but sign a new contract with the Spurs.

Taking a look at the game-winning play, it wasn’t an overly complex design by Stevens, but the Celtics caused enough confusion to leave Bradley unguarded for a clean 3-pointer. Here’s how it went down live.

From start to finish, every player on the floor serves a purpose. Al Horford screens for Smart on the sideline inbounds pass. The Celtics keep the lane clear and have shooting available at every position. Jonas Jerebko isn’t involved in the action on the left side, but his shooting ability keeps Kyrie Irving stuck in the corner. Notice Bradley, the man who eventually hits the game-winner, doesn’t start with the posture of someone about to steal a playoff game on his opponent’s home floor, perhaps lulling J.R. Smith into a false sense of security.

The Celtics entered Game 3 as 16.5-point underdogs on the road without Isaiah Thomas after losing by 44 points in the previous game. Just like we all drew it up, right?

“We didn’t know what we had to do. We escaped the country and went to Singapore, then we came to Romania.”

It was there where Kanter was detained at an airport in Bucharest. He Cheap Jerseys And Snapbacks was told his Turkish passport had been canceled and he wasn’t allowed in the country. He believes his passport was canceled because of his outspoken comments toward Turkey’s President Erdogan.

Kanter on calling Erdogan “Hitler of our century.” Knows it Cheap Jerseys Authentic was “really strong statement” but cites those killed/murdered/raped by regime.

Melvin Mora’s sister-in-law shot to death in Brooklyn, suspect at large


Former Orioles star Melvin Mora and his family are mourning the death of the ex-player’s sister-in-law, Iveliss Alvarado-Genao, who was shot to death Friday night in Brooklyn.

Alvarado-Genao’s cousin, Richard Nunez, was at the gathering and heard gunfire on the street. He told the New York Daily News he looked out the window and saw Genao on the sidewalk with a gun in his hand.

He didn’t look scared, Nunez said. He just looked like someone (who) was determined to kill.

According to the Daily News, Genao has been arrested 14 times since 2005 and served two years in prison following an assault conviction in 2007. He remained on the run as of mid-day Monday and authorities are urging anyone with information about his whereabouts to call 1-800-577-TIPS.

For the first time in his big league career, Mike Trout will Best Place For Cheap Jerseys miss extended time due to an injury.

The two-time AL MVP has elected to undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a ulnar collateral ligament tear in his left thumb. He is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, the Angels announced Monday, after an MRI revealed the tear.

Trout left Sunday’s loss to the Marlins after jamming his left thumb while Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys completing a steal of second base. He tried to grasp the base to ensure he didn’t slide past it, but his left thumb became lodged against the bag.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi gets ejected, covers home plate in dirt


Joe Girardi pulled a Billy Martin on Saturday.

No, not by getting fired and immediately rehired. But an ejection led to a classic blow up from the Yankees’ skipper.

After some jawing back and forth with the home plate umpire on balls and strikes in the fifth inning of Sunday’s Rays-Yankees matchup, Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild got ejected.

Girardi followed soon after, and got his money’s worth.

It’s funny. When Harper hit the cover of Sports Illustrated at 16, stardom seemed inevitable. Few prep ballplayers have attracted as much hype, from David Clyde to Ken Griffey Jr. to Alex Rodriguez. But Harper’s career has been mixed. Aside from his 2015 MVP season, he’s dealt with injuries and provided solid but unspectacular play. He could be the next Reggie Jackson. Or he could be the next Fred Lynn. It’s still too soon to tell.

Meanwhile, Trout has rarely operated at less than peak Basketball Jerseys form, averaging 9.4 WAR per 650 plate appearances for his career. Baseball-Reference.com rates 8 WAR as an MVP-caliber season. Not surprisingly, Trout has finished first or second in MVP voting every season but 2011. He’ll turn 26 in August and is already better sabermetrically than several Hall of Famers. Barring catastrophe, his enshrinement is only a matter of time.