inters in a row and gets fouled on a 3-point attem | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » General » General Chat
jcy123 Dec 8 '19
Despite the fact that theyre coming off the best finish in franchise history (103 points), the Florida Panthers were one of the busiest teams during the offseason. Air Max 90 Off White Saldi . Even the team logo is new (and its pretty cool, too).Former general manager Dale Tallon was promoted to president of hockey operations, while Tom Rowe took over as general manager.The Panthers acquired veteran defenseman Keith Yandle from the New York Rangers and then signed him to a seven-year deal worth $44.45 million. Florida also traded defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defensive prospect Mark Pysyk,?and?acquired goaltender Reto Berra from the Colorado Avalanche for center Rocco Grimaldi. The Panthers also signed goalie James Reimer, center Colton Sceviour, center Jonathan Marchessault and defenseman Jason Demers. All these moves should help them build off last seasons success, but it will be interesting to see how all the changes play out in Florida.Best new facesThe additions of Yandle and Demers will bolster the blue line. Yandles presence no doubt will help the power play, too. When it was evident that the Rangers werent going to be able to sign Yandle because of cap constraints, there were plenty of suitors for the veteran blueliner.When they traded for my rights, I knew they wanted me, Yandle said. It was a great feeling for me to be wanted, especially before to get to [free agency] on July 1. I knew once something could get settled, it would be a good fit.Demers registered 23 or more points in each of the past three seasons while playing for the San Jose Sharks and Dallas Stars?before signing a five-year deal with Florida this summer. Reimer will serve as backup to starter Roberto Luongo. The Panthers gave Reimer a five-year deal worth $17 million.Biggest unknownsJaromir Jagr seems like hes been around forever. The grizzly veteran forward -- who led the team last season with 66 points -- rolls into this season at age 44 but shows no signs of stopping. The future Hall of Famer surpassed Gordie Howe to rank third on the NHLs all-time scoring list when he reached 1,851 points last season. Its likely hell pass?Mark Messier for second on that list soon since Jagr begins the season only 19 points shy of that mark.But how much does Jagr have left in the tank? The game is getting younger and faster each season, and its only a matter of time before it catches up with him. To his credit, he remains in great shape. But he has to slow down at some point, right?Forward Nick Bjugstad, who dealt with an upper-body injury during the playoffs and is now out with a broken hand, is lost to the team for four weeks. Defenseman Aaron Ekblad signed an eight-year extension worth $60 million in July, but then had his World Cup of Hockey experience cut short because of whiplash he suffered while playing for Team North America. How these players react to their injuries once fully recovered will be key.Sure thingsAleksander Barkov, 21, proved during the World Cup while playing for Team Finland that hes set to continue breaking out. During 2015-16, he registered 28 goals and 31 assists for 59 points in 66 games for the Panthers. Entering his fourth season in the NHL, Barkov could be one of the most dynamic players in the league.Teammate Reilly Smith, who signed a five-year extension this summer, had his best overall NHL season in 2015-16. The 25-year-old forward posted 25 goals and 25 assists for 50 points in 82 games. Hes become a leader on and off the ice for the Panthers, who once again will rely on his production.?Second-line center Vincent Trocheck, 23, earned himself a six-year contract worth $28.5 million in July. He had 25 goals and 28 assists for 53 points in 76 games last season and looked good in the World Cup. Forward Jonathan Huberdeau, 23, posted 20 goals and 39 assists for 59 points in 76 games last season, and the Panthers rewarded him with a six-year deal worth $34.5 million during the summer. Both can be counted on to continue their development this season.PredictionThe Panthers will build on last seasons success, and now that their core of young talent has emerged as bona fide NHLers, they will again earn a postseason berth.?Third in the Atlantic. Jordan 1 Scontate . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer. Air Max 97 Prezzo Basso . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. . The showiest items on Calgarys lot were forwards Mike Cammalleri and Lee Stempniak. Both will be unrestricted free agents this summer. On Saturday, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry spent the second day of his China tour, which is being conducted by Under Armour, in the city of Guangzhou.We spent the day traveling with Curry to each event. Here are the highlights.1:40 p.m.: A throng of fans gathers outside a hotel in Guangzhou, hoping to get Currys autograph. The highlight: a guy with an arrow sitting on top of his head. Curry goes out another door, so the trick doesnt work.2 p.m.: Curry leaves hotel in Guangzhou. Fans cheer CURRY! CURRY! CURRY! and compete for his autograph as he walks to the car that will take him to a basketball clinic. Curry feels the crush as he enters his car and security pushes fans back.2:50 p.m.: Curry arrives at Guangzhou University for the clinic with the citys best players that Under Armour could find. The first thing to do is, of course, Currys dribbling warm-up.3:20 p.m.: Thousands of students at Guangzhou University show up outside, hoping to look inside to get a glimpse of Curry.3:30 p.m.: With the crowd chanting for him, Curry opens the gym doors and gives the students what they want.3:50 p.m.: With the drills wrapped up, Curry picks his top 10 players, who will be invited to a meet-and-greet event in town later in the evening. Yeezy Boost 350 Scontate. But before he goes ... a selfie! 4 p.m.: Curry leaves to go to another event and pops his head out of the sunroof as the crowd cheers for him.5:15 p.m.: Curry arrives at Asian Games Sports Stadium in Guangzhou for a special event. Before he heads out to the crowd, he meets with children from Jet Lis One Foundation. Curry takes a liking to a blind boy named Michael Wang, who is out of breath from meeting Curry.7:15 p.m.: After doing his ball warm-up drill and shooting half-court shots for the crowd, Curry coaches a team of players he selected earlier. With his team down 11, he goes into the game. He hits three 3-pointers in a row and gets fouled on a 3-point attempt with 2.1 seconds left. Curry hits all three free throws and his team wins 19-18.After the win, he says goodbye to the crowd of about 1,500 people, many of whom are dressed in Warriors jerseys and Under Armour shoes. ' ' '