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InläggPostat: 2018-10-13 02:27:14    Rubrik: another minor move right before the start of the season Svara med citat

TORONTO - The 2014-15 NHL campaign kicks off with the leagues oldest rivalry, as the Toronto Maple Leafs open the season by welcoming the Montreal Canadiens for Wednesdays clash at Air Canada Centre. Cam Neely Jersey . The NHL regular season gets underway Wednesday with a four-game slate, beginning with another edition of the leagues signature rivalry. The historic foes met five times in 2013-14 with the Canadiens claiming three of the battles. In addition to winning the last regular-season series against Toronto, the Canadiens also made it to the Eastern Conference finals last spring while the Maple Leafs missed the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons. Being the most decorated franchise in NHL history, the Canadiens once deemed a season to be successful only if it ended with a Stanley Cup title. But times have changed thanks to the onset of the salary cap era, so last seasons surprising run to the conference finals made 2013-14 an unqualified success for the Habs. Montreal swept Tampa Bay in the opening round before pulling off a seven-game upset of the Boston Bruins in the East semis. The party ended, however, when the New York Rangers downed the Habs in six games to win the conference title. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin didnt fiddle with his roster too much this summer, with his biggest move coming in the trade which sent Danny Briere to Colorado in exchange for fellow forward P.A. Parenteau, who is questionable for Wednesdays game with a lower-body injury. Bergevin pulled off another minor move right before the start of the season, acquiring bulky forward Eric Tangradi from Winnipeg on Sunday in exchange for goaltender Peter Budaj and Patrick Holland. Tangradi will begin the season with Montreals AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Montreal ended last season without Carey Price, but the clubs No. 1 goaltender is ready to go for 2014-15 and expects to get the start tonight. Price went down with a knee injury in the conference finals and was sidelined for the remainder of the playoffs. The Habs core that is still relatively young, as a handful of its best players -- P.K. Subban, Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher, to name a few -- enter this season at 25 years old or younger. It will be interesting to see if last springs excursion to the conference finals was a sign Montreal is on the right track, or merely an illusion. Its fun to see the guys loose and excited for the start of the season, but there are 29 other teams that are also anxious to start the season, Subban said on Tuesday. Its a fresh start. Its an opportunity to see progress and have success. While Montreal hopes to prove last season was no fluke, Toronto certainly is aiming for a fresh start after ending 2013-14 with losses in 12 of its final 14 games. The late-season swoon cost the Maple Leafs a shot at the playoffs, and front office upheaval followed the disappointing campaign. Shortly after the season ended, the Leafs named Brendan Shanahan as the teams president and alternate governor. The Hall of Fame winger left behind a job as the NHLs director of player safety to try and help his hometown team get back on the right track. While the Leafs havent made major changes to the look of the team since Shanahans arrival in April, the club did hire 28-year-old advanced statistics wunderkind Kyle Dubas to serve as Torontos assistant general manager, a move that could signal the beginning of the end for current GM Dave Nonis. Head coach Randy Carlyle also could be on borrowed time. With Toronto bringing back most of its roster from last season, the 2014-15 campaign could be one of evaluation for the Leafs as the franchise tries to transition out of its recent downturn. Of course, the Eastern Conference seems wide open at the start of the season, so making the playoffs in 2015 should be within the clubs reach. High-scoring winger Phil Kessel returns for the Leafs after leading the club in both goals and points for the fifth straight season in 2013-14, notching 37 tallies and 80 points. While Toronto doesnt need to worry about Kessels production, the club absolutely needs forward David Clarkson to perform at a higher level this season. Clarkson, a 30-goal scorer with New Jersey in 2011-12, signed a seven- year, $36.75 million deal with the Leafs in the summer of 2013 only to put up an embarrassing 11 points (5G, 6A) in 60 games. Clarksons nightmare season began with him serving a suspension for leaving the bench to join a fight in a preseason game. Although Clarkson broke an orbital bone below his right eye following a fight with Buffalos Cody McCormick during this years preseason, he could be ready to go for tonights season opener. Last year was just something I cant explain to you, Clarkson recently told his clubs official web site. It was the toughest thing and Im ready for whats ahead. Toronto forward David Booth, who was signed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal in the offseason, will not be able to make his Maple Leafs debut tonight due to a fractured foot suffered in the preseason. The injury could keep Booth sidelined until late October. Defenseman Cody Franson also will miss the season opener with a bruised left knee. The Maple Leafs expect to go with Jonathan Bernier over James Reimer in net tonight. Bernier enters 2014-15 as the clear top option in Toronto after going 26-19-7 with a 2.69 goals against average and .923 save percentage. Reimer, meanwhile, is in need of a comeback season following a campaign in which he posted a 12-16-1 record and sported a dismal 3.29 GAA. Bernier, who was acquired from Los Angeles in a trade during the summer of 2013, outplayed Reimer for the starting job early on in 2013-14 before suffering a knee injury in mid-March. Reimer and the Leafs lost the next five games and when Bernier returned on March 25, the club dropped three more in a row. Montreal has won four of six and five of the past eight encounters in the series overall and the Canadiens have taken five of the last seven meetings in Toronto. The Leafs were much better at home than on the road last season, sporting a 24-16-1 record at Air Canada Centre in 2013-14. Montreal had a solid 23-15-3 road record last season. Following tonights season opener, Toronto is off until hosting Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Habs, meanwhile, are scheduled to play the second test of a season-opening four-game road trip tomorrow night in Washington. Line Combinations Toronto Maple Leafs Forwards: van Riemsdyk - Bozak - Kessel Lupul - Kadri - Kozun Winnik - Holland - Frattin Komarov - Santorelli - Clarkson Defence: Phaneuf - Robidas Gardiner - Rielly Percy - Polak Goalies: Bernier - starting Reimer Projected Scratches: Leivo, Ashton, Booth (foot), Franson (knee) TSNs Game Notes: Canadiens at Maple Leafs - 7PM 15th all-time season opener between teams (both teams, first game of season) 6th straight year opening season match up, TOR (4-0-1) won 4 straight MTL 3-2-0 vs TOR last season (TOR 2-2-1) 3 of 5 games between teams decided by 1G in 13-14 (one other game 2G with EN) TOR: 5-0-2 last 7 season openers 3/18 on PP vs MTL last season best home PP last season, 25.2% 2-5-0 final 7 home games in 13-14 Kessel (5G, 10A) PTS in 9 of past 10GP vs MTL Bernier 17-9-1 at home last season, 2.77GAA, .917sv% MTL: Lost 2 straight openers on the road (both vs TOR) 4/16 on PP vs TOR last season 6-1-1 final 8 road games in 13-14, 1/25 on PP Pacioretty (3) tied for lead league in hat-tricks in 2013-14 Price 1-2-0 past 3 starts in TOR, 4.65GAA, .855sv% Noel Acciari Jersey . -- A deflected pass that landed in DeSean Jacksons hands. Austin Czarnik Jersey . The traditional pre-Masters event was halted early due to inclement weather. Harrington, who tied for first in 2003 and won in 2004, became the first three-time champion of the event. http://www.bruinsauthority.com/authentic-johnny-bucyk-bruins-jersey/ . -- Creighton apparently has Villanovas number.ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bills sputtering offence is prepared to add fresh legs with running back C.J. Spiller returning.Coach Doug Marrone announced Monday that Spiller has been cleared to play and will be promoted to the active roster eight weeks after having surgery to repair a broken collarbone. Marrone cautioned he first wants to see how Spiller performs in practice before determining whether hell play at Oakland (2-12) on Sunday.The potential of Spiller playing boosts an 8-6 team that remains in the AFC playoff picture following a 21-13 win over Green Bay. And it comes at a time when the Bills offence could use a spark.Against Green Bay, Buffalo managed 253 yards offence and settled for four field goals. Marcus Thigpen scored the teams lone touchdown on a 75-yard punt return. Defensive end Mario Williams sealed the victory by forcing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to fumble, which was recovered in the end zone for a safety.When healthy, Spiller and co-starter Fred Jackson provided Buffalos ground game a formidable one-two punch.Hes a guy whos made plays in the past, Marrone said of the teams 2010 first-round draft pick. Any time you can bring back someone whos a potential playmaker obviously helps.Spiller has been out since landing hard on his left shoulder during a 17-16 win over Minnesota on Oct. 19. He had surgery the following day and placed on the reserve/injured designated to return list.Spiller began practicing two weeks ago. The Bills had until this week to determine whether to activate Spiller or place him on season-ending injured reserve.Spiller has been gradually increasing his weightlifting routine over the past six weeks. Spiller doesnt believe the injury will hamper his ability to carry or protect the ball in traffic.Much like the rest of the offence, the Bills running attack has had difficulty getting consisttent traction. Jakub Zboril Jersey. It hasnt helped that Jackson has been hampered by a left knee injury, and missed two of three games after hurting his groin against Minnesota.Buffalo hasnt had a player top 100 yards rushing this season. Overall, the offence hasnt combined for more than 120 yards rushing since a 193-yard outing in a season-opening win at Chicago.Buffalos 29 touchdowns are tied for 25th in the NFL, and the offence has scored three or more TDs in a game just three times this season.Weve got to do a better job, Marrone said. Weve got to protect better, got to run routes better, weve got to get a better rhythm.On the bright side Monday, Marrone earned the backing of team president Russ Brandon, who credited the second-year coach for having this team on the right path.With eight wins, Buffalo has assured itself of enjoying its best finish since going 9-7 in 2004.Speaking at the Bills business-based Monday Quarterback Club luncheon, Brandon said Marrone has done a tremendous job in leading the Bills through several stretches of adversity this year.The Bills dealt with the uncertainty of an ownership change after Ralph Wilson died in March. The franchise was eventually sold to NHL Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula.Brandon reiterated his comments in a text to The AP.Doug should be a coach of the year candidate, Brandon wrote. He has been an unbelievable leader.NOTES: Starting S DaNorris Searcy is expected to practice on a limited basis this week after missing the Green Bay game with a hamstring injury. ... Backup S Duke Williams status is uncertain because he is being evaluated for a concussion he sustained against the Packers. ... Brandon was honoured at the luncheon, where he received the groups annual Ralph Wilson Distinguished Service award.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Cheap NFL Black Jerseys China NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Cheap Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys China NFL Gear Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '
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