Kings, Canucks slated to play preseason games in China


For the first time, the NHL will play a game China.

The Kings and Canucks are slated to play a pair of preseason games in China as part of the 2017 NHL China Games, the league announced Wednesday.

Crosby, Price and McDavid led their divisions since the NHL opened Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys voting in December. Subban, who hasn’t played since Dec. 15 while dealing with an injury, surpassed Chicago’s Patrick Kane for the honor in the second round of voting.

The NHL’s All-Star Weekend opens Jan. 28 at Staples with the annual skills competition. The 3-on-3 tournament, a format that debuted last season to rave reviews, thanks in part to Scott’s storybook inclusion, will be played Jan 29.

It’s possible Subban won’t be available to carry out his captain duties as he contemplates surgery for a herniated disc in his back, Sportsnet reported.

Crosby, a 10-time All-Star selection, hasn’t played in the event since 2007 having dealt with injuries in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2015. He was a surprise snub last year.

McDavid, should he participate, would make his All-Star Game debut after missing most of his rookie season due to injury.

Do the Islanders and John Tavares finalize a contract extension any time soon?

John Tavares appears to be the most loyal, and patient, superstar in sports. However, the Islanders can not take that for granted and trust that means he will sign a contract extension Cheap Bruins Jerseys before becoming an unrestricted free agent next July 1.

Toronto dangling Estrada out there to a team desperate for pitching


The Jays wouldn’t get a haul for Estrada, but also, they might get more for him now than if they wait around for him to pitch well enough to deserve a qualifying offer and the compensation that could come with it assuming Estrada’s new free agent deal merits said compensation. By the way, that whole system is a huge mess now if you’re trying to predict who is going to get an offer or not.

Toronto dangling Estrada out there to a team desperate for pitching — read that as most teams in contention — should earn them more than holding on to the pending free agent in the hopes he rebounds for them. That, and they’ll save a bit of money by sending him off somewhere. Or they could agree to pay some of the remaining salary — Estrada makes a total of $14.5 million this year — and maybe bump up the quality of prospect return.

This one is a B+. The Royals want Estrada, and it makes sense that they would Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys try to get Estrada, but the Blue Jays front office might want more from him than the Royals can offer since they could always sit back and hope Estrada rebounds and they benefit from it Cheap Bruins Jerseys this offseason, either by re-signing the right-hander or through compensation. That kind of muddies the waters when it comes to the likelihood of a deal, even if from a believability standpoint, everything checks out.

The All-Star Game is an exhibition again, and that’s good! It opens the game up to be more fun, with players and the broadcast having a good time with the proceedings. There’s still a lot of regular baseball going on in the game, though, which in the 2017 edition, meant we ended up with a 1-1 game going into extra innings in a game that doesn’t count for anything that didn’t see its first pitch until 8:22 p.m. ET.

We’re not saying extra innings shouldn’t exist — exhibition or no, it’s still baseball — but the Midsummer Classic could use some tweaks to make sure we’re never again in a situation where Robinson Cano has to save the audience and the game’s managers from running out of players in extras.

O.J. Simpson is questioned by parole board member wearing a Chiefs tie


O.J. Simpson was granted parole at a hearing stemming from a kidnapping and armed robbery conviction in 2008 took place on Thursday in Nevada. However, before the decision, one thing stuck out that made everybody forget about the hearing taking place, even for a moment.

As he told the Kansas City Star, Endel wore the tie for his friends watching at home, and not Simpson.

It was one of those little things I figured someone might spot from Kansas City, he said. But I didn’t realize it was going to blow up that much. It’s crazy now.

He’s not a big disciplinarian or big on chain of command, a team source said, via Paylor, so people did what they wanted.

It was clear the Chiefs hadn’t planned to make a GM change, or they probably wouldn’t have let Chris Ballard leave in January. Ballard, who had been the Chiefs’ director of football operations, was hired as the Indianapolis Colts’ new general manager.

Dorsey’s firing looks even stranger when you look at the moves he made this offseason. In March, he made Eric Berry the highest-paid safety in the league. Dorsey followed that up in April by trading two first-round picks to move up in the draft to select Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs’ quarterback of the future.

Kansas City also unexpectedly released receiver Jeremy Maclin in June. The receiver, who Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys has a good relationship with Reid, was angry that he found out about his release via a voicemail from Dorsey.

Right before the team announced that Dorsey was out, it gave Reid a new extension.

The Chiefs are the reigning AFC West champions and are expected to compete Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys again in 2017. They just have to hope Veach signing puts an end to this rocky offseason.