Brandon Manning, Oilers’ public enemy No. 1, manhandled by Patrick Maroon


Brandon Manning returned to the scene of the crime Thursday with a price on his head.

The Flyers defenseman, playing in Edmonton for the first time since taking the fall for derailing Connor McDavid’s rookie season, was reminded early and often he’s not well-liked by Oilers faithful with a round of boos each time he took a shift. McDavid’s teammates sure didn’t forget, either, and took a few Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys runs at Manning for good measure in a 6-3 win.

Kris underwent an MRI in February that revealed a herniated disc in his neck, general manager Jim Rutherford said, via the team’s website. Our neurosurgeons examined him and recommended conservative treatment in an attempt to correct the condition without surgery.

Kris had been making progress and was hopeful of returning for the playoffs until about a week ago, when the progress plateaued. He underwent another MRI, and, at that point it was determined that surgery was needed.

Letang, who hasn’t played since Feb. 21, has five goals and 29 assists for 34 points in 41 games this season.

The Penguins are on a three-game winning streak and sit five points behind the rival Capitals in the second spot in the Metropolitan Division.

In the NHL, production speaks the loudest at the negotiating table. Draisaitl is coming off a career year, establishing new highs in goals (29), assists (48) and points (77). He’s likely entering his prime, so Edmonton is buying perhaps the best years of his career, and has locked him up through his age 29 season. And given the chemistry Draisaitl has established with McDavid, keeping the Robin to Cheap College Basketball Jerseys Edmonton’s Batman was not an if but a when.

Claude Giroux, Flyers look to put ‘bad season’ in rearview mirror


The month prior to the start of training camp finds Flyers captain Claude Giroux taking part in regular on-ice workouts with other local NHL players in his hometown of Ottawa, putting last season’s disappointment, and offseason trade rumors, behind him.

After reaching the playoffs in Dave Hakstol’s first season as coach in 2015-16, the Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys Flyers took a step back a year ago, missing a postseason berth by seven points.

Shattenkirk, 28, has recorded four assists and averaged 20:03 of ice time through six games since being traded to Washington from St. Louis last month.

Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is putting together a goal-scoring campaign the NHL hasn’t seen in more than three decades.

With two goals in the Sharks’ 4-1 win Saturday over the Coyotes, Burns raised his season total to 27, putting him on pace to finish the season with 37. No defenseman has done that since Paul Coffey scored 48 goals with the Oilers in the 1985?86 season.

In this era of historically low scoring, Burns’ numbers would be impressive for even the top forwards in the NHL, let alone a 6-6, 230-pound defenseman who logs 24 minutes of ice time a night and spends a majority of his offensive zone time almost 60 feet away from the goal.

Here’s a breakdown of Burns’ season and career from a statistical perspective: After Team USA completed the group stage 0-3, not advancing to the next round, well, Kessel wasn’t going to sit idly Cheap College Jerseys by without letting his feelings be known.

Lions need to rise to Matthew Stafford’s level in 2017


Through 13 weeks, Matthew Stafford played the best football of his career to lead the Lions to the top of the NFC North. Then, a dislocated finger derailed Detroit’s championship aspirations and Stafford’s MVP campaign.

Stafford did his best to guide an offense that could win late-season shootouts, but was clearly hindered by his injury. Here are his numbers before and after suffering that dislocation.

Now he’ll have to prove his pre-injury 2016 was no outlier. Stafford has been a good quarterback throughout his career. Last fall, he spent three months flirting with greatness. However, the season ended the way each winter has in Detroit since 1991 — without a postseason victory.

The four locker rooms in Ford Center are more lavish than most visiting locker rooms in NFL stadiums. Which brings us back to why Jones made the connection to amateur sports.

Youth football is important to Jones, who played at the high school level in Little Rock, Ark. It was at that level where he learned a valuable life lesson.

I had the honor of playing in the high school all-star game, and I went as a linebacker and a running back, Jones said. When I got to the all-star game I stayed at linebacker, but (my) position on offense was a lineman. So they were just beating the hell out of me. I quit and went home.

My father came in from traveling and he said, ‘Son, if you lay in this bed, you’ll be a quitter the rest of your life.’ He said, ‘Do you like football?’ And I said, ‘Of course I do.’ And he Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys said, ‘If I were you and they moved me to be the water boy, I believe I’d drown them. I wish Cheap NFL Jerseys China you would get up, re-think your decision and go on.’