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beatricejessie173
Jul 15, 2021
In Stand Out From the Crowd
The Minnesota Wild are where no one thought they would be. At the beginning of this 2020-21 campaign, they were slotted to maybe compete for the final playoff spot in a top-heavy West Division; hanging on by the skin of their teeth to get gutpunched by the Colorado Avalanche or Vegas Golden Knights in the first round. That might still happenut right now, the Wild are sitting second in the division by points percentage and have earned some top performances against some predicted Cup contenders. A 6-2 win here, a 2-0 shutout win there; Minnesota put on some displays of pure dominance when no one was really expecting much out of them. A mixture of reliable and multi-season stability throughout the lineup, an upgrade between the pipes, and a welcome high octane addition in Kirill Kaprizov is essentially the reason why this team is able to put up these results so far https://www.storeminnesotaonline.com/Marco_Rossi_Pillow_Cover-165. You can maybe point to some other minor things like the ascensions of Joel Eriksson Ek and Jordan Greenway to top-six talents, but there has always been that sense of needing that final, ultra-offensive piece that Kaprizov is exactly. Seamlessly fitting into this team. With all this excitement and scoring more goals than the opponent, the Wild are in an interesting place right now. A crossroads between the short-term drive and the long-term future, Minnesota just found themselves poised to make some noise in the postseason in the middle of a rebuild. A transition year was no doubt the plan from the beginning. Signing and acquiring players that are on short-term deals and at least five players on expiring contracts essentially scream rebuild and selling at the trade deadline. But with this newfound success and temporary joy, it muddles the blueprint for their season. Nick Bjugstad, Marcus Johansson, Nick Bonino, Ian Cole, and Brad Hunt, all had the potential to be waived in front of Cup-hopeful teams prior to the April 12 trade deadline like carrots on a stick. Now, GM Bill Guerin might second-guess his calls to other managers around the league. Minnesota can certainly have their cake and eat it too, honestly. Whatever those five pending unrestricted free agents are potentially worth at the trade deadline might not necessarily be worth the explosion in the lineup. That five new holes you would have to fill heading into the playoffs and I honestly don see any of those five netting the Wild anything of high value. Are a couple mid-round picks worth the change of chemistry and familiarity as this team can make a special memory-creating run into the weird world of the postseasonBut hey, maybe those replacements in the form of rookie sensation Calen Addison and some brief appearance of Connor Dewar (or someone like that) can easily replace the contribution that the likes of Bjugstad has in this lineup. That might seem hard to come by, but truly who knows and that experience could be a good way to develop some youngsters within the Minnesota organization. Because after all Marcus Foligno T-Shirt, that is the ideal goal of what this franchise is going through currently. Why suffer through the hell that is a multi-year rebuild to wind up right where you are currently The Wild can make some noise in the playoffs and might cause an upset or two if everything breaks their way. Winning more games than your opponent is really the simple end goal of the rebuild, and Minnesota has leaped over some of the hoops that most teams waddle through in hopes of making the playoffs. The rise of some players to high-end drivers has warranted this front office a little more wiggle room when it comes to the trade deadline. With the current roster constructed the way that it is, this team is winning games over some opponents that bolster several top free agent acquisitions or top draft picks. That is with rental dudes that are most likely on their way out of the door this summer no matter what. In the long run, any games can create memories that can sustain us through the next few years of a less ideal rebuilding scenario. As more prospects like Matt Boldy, Marco Rossi, and Addison make their way into the NHL, they can be that upgrade and additions that most rebuilding teams throw seasons away for Marcus Johansson Pet Jersey. The Wild has already done a lot of the dirty work, so it is logical to go for it with the current roster and just see where it takes them. No fourth-round pick can sway my opinion of keeping the stable force of Ian Cole on the blue line as they face some other top teams. In the truest sense of the phrase; fuck it and see what happens.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 15, 2021
In Do It All From Your Phone
The Dallas Stars claimed right-handed defenseman Sami Vatanen off waivers today https://www.denverproshoponline.com/Royce_Freeman_Pillow_Cover-631. The 29-year-old veteran had been playing for the New Jersey Devils this season on a contract that expires this summer and carried a cap hit of $2 million, per Cap Friendly. In 30 games played this season, he scored two goals and six points and is a +2. Vatanen is likely a depth move to shore up the blueline with Andrej Sekera going out of last night game in a fairly gruesome-looking injury. Mark Pysyk is currently also out with injury. Additionally, Joel Hanley returned for the first time after missing five games since getting injured April 1st versus the Nashville Predators. He returned last night, and with the team off today, there could also be some bumps and bruises from him and others on the blueline that could preempt this type of move by the Stars. It also could signal that Sekera will be out for an extended period, and Vatanen veteran experience gives them some additional depth for that third pairing. Vatanen also has played penalty kill time, a role that Sekera has had for the Stars. His pending UFA status this summer doesn handcuff the team to something long-term to get short-term help, and doesn really play into the expansion draft picture for the Stars this summer either with the Seattle Kraken getting their choice from veteran forwards, defenders https://www.denverproshoponline.com/Josh_Watson_Flag-485, and goalies to kickstart their team. This move doesn necessarily signal that another move isn incoming either, though. Depth is important when youe going to deal away another player. They have Taylor Fedun on the taxi squad that could fill into the third pairing. But with the injury status of a team that looks to still be in the thick of the playoff hunt Peyton Manning Pillow Cover, this feels more like a move meant to buttress the depth not sell away another piece. Anything can happen on trade deadline day, though. Until the clock strikes 3 PM EDT and general manager Jim Nill addresses the local media later this afternoon, things can change in a heartbeat.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 15, 2021
In Get Started with Your Forum
The Winnipeg Jets have made two signings this week: they re-signed Sami Niku to a two year contract and signing Marko Dano to a one year contract C.J.Suess T-Shirt. Both of these moves are minor and don impact the team very much at all. Niku is still a promising defenceman, but after two years of barely playing because of press box duty above all else. He lost out on valuable playing time in the AHL or NHL in years that he should have been playing lots to continue his development as he will be at his peak shortly. That is, if he can still reach his peak after not playing much https://www.storewinnipeg.com/Paul_Stastny_Flag-223. Marko Dano was a player I advocated hard for playing time when he first came to the team. He had better underlying numbers than counting stats and seemed to be fitting in fine. It never worked out for him https://www.storewinnipeg.com/Marko_Dano_T_shirt-46. This is a nice move though as it allows him to join the team in the AHL and not cost the Jets any NHL money. He is currently playing in Slovakia on a loan and should return to North America when the leagues start playing again. Hockey news has slowed to a halt this week unless it is Gritty memes because those have been on fire. I try my best to not make this blog too political, so I will not share them, but understand Gritty is the only orange man I respect.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 15, 2021
In Stand Out From the Crowd
There are a few things about this season that fans expected when it started: interruptions Pavol Demitra Face Mask, hiccups, and a hectic pace of play. Every team had each thanks to the abbreviated timeframe and constant COVID-19 adjustments. Flexibility is the name of the game right now for the teams, so fans need to follow. The NHL announced a few schedule adjustments last night between the Blues and the Colorado Avalanche. The starting time of StL at Colo. that's moved back to 8 p. m. (from 2 p. m. ) is for an April 3 game. Sorry for any confusion. The Blues won play one of, if not their top divisional rival at all through the month of March - though there are still three very important games against the Vegas Golden Knights on the docket https://www.stprostoreonline.com/Ville_Husso_Pet_Jersey-287. April, however, may be even more make or break than usual. The standings between Vegas, the Blues, and Colorado should be tight, and the Blues are playing Vegas twice, and the Avalanche five times. That five game stretch against the Avs isn all in one fell swoop like the seven game series against the Coyotes, but there is a bit between April 14th through 24th where there are four games. The team that breaks up that series Arizona. Even with the new schedule, April has some breathing room. The team only has one back to back set scheduled on April 9th and 10th against the Minnesota Wild. It a much more favorable month than March will be for the battered team. The Blues have back to backs scheduled on a Friday and Saturday night for three weeks in a row: the 5th and 6th against Los Angeles Garry Unger Face Mask, the 12th and 13th against Vegas, and the 19th and 20th against San Jose.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 15, 2021
In Discover Awesome Features
Paul Kuharsky is reporting that the Titans will activate Kristian Fulton to the active roster later today:Titans CB Kristian Fulton will be activated out of his IR window today. Fulton was originally placed on IR more than a month ago Bud Dupree T-Shirt. He was then designated for return which allowed him to practice with the team without counting towards the 53-man active roster for a period of three weeks Kristian Fulton Flag. Mike Vrabel had previously said that the deadline to activate Fulton was today (December 15th). His return is good news for a group that could always use more depth. Adoree Jackson has yet to play football this season and his timeline to return remains hazy. Breon Borders is currently on IR with a hip injury. Tye Smith performed well last week, but you wonder if the team would start Fulton in his place this week. It worth noting that most of Fulton snaps this season have come in the slot. That was prior to Desmond King arrival https://www.tennesseefanstoreonline.com/Nick_Dzubnar_T_shirt-44, however. Fulton played on the boundary at LSU, so we know he capable of doing so.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 15, 2021
In Discover Awesome Features
We think it is a mistake to pretend to know the fate of quarterback Deshaun Watson as it relates to the 2021 NFL season begins Randall Cobb Hoodie. But others in the media have . . . strong opinions. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora said during a recent interview on 106. 7 The FansThe Sports Junkies in Washington that he does not envision Watson playing football, period, until his legal issues are resolved:I dont think youre going to see Deshaun Watson in an NFL building for a long time, La Canfora said. I dont think Deshaun Watson has any short-term future playing football. Watson, of course, faces 22 civil lawsuits alleging inappropriate conduct and sexual assault. The Texans star and his legal team, led by lawyer Rusty Hardin, denythe allegations https://www.houstongearonline.com/Kyle_Emanuel_Pet_Jersey-484. The Houston Police Department and the NFL itself are conducting investigations, and obviously the courts are involved as well. But . . . it remains possible that Watson could settle with his accusers, or be declared innocent - though the former conclusion would likely come more quickly than the latter. It is also possible that the NFL will not issue punishment at all. READ MORE: Source: Eagles Trade Idea For Watson Still In PlayMeanwhile, we continue to be told that the Philadelphia Eagles remain interested in trading for Watson . . . a sign that at least somebody thinks he may be able to play at some point. At the same time, the Texans appear to be preparing for the possibility of turning the page, as Houston tookformer Stanford quarterback David Mills with its first pick in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft while also signing vet Tyrod Taylor to aid the situation https://www.houstongearonline.com/Charlie_Heck_T_shirt-44.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 15, 2021
In Do It All From Your Phone
As I have now mentioned in two previous posts, Miami Dolphins star cornerback Xavian Howard is unhappy with his current contract and want to renegotiate a new deal. This is despite just extending his contract last offseason for what at the time was a record deal for a corner in the NFL. Up until now, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has had little to say on the subject until this past Tuesday morning while speaking to the media about the team's mandatory mini-camp. As everyone knows Howard has not as of yet shown up at the andatory camp meaning that he can be fined by the team as per the contract that he signed https://www.miamigearonline.com/Jaytlin_Askew_Hoodie-198. Howard had also previously skipped the voluntary OTA for the team. Xavian can be fined $15,515. 00 for missing the first day of the mini-camp and a total of $93,085. 00 for missing all three days. Flores in his presser, while noting that the team likes having Howard and wants to keep him in town also said, t pretty clear this is a contract situation, which wee talked about internally. is a little bit of a unique situation. He was extended and now wee talking about a potential renegotiation after one year. Those turn into longer conversations. We understand that. Wee obviously had a lot of talks and conversations about that and wel continue to have those and keep them internal https://www.miamigearonline.com/Xavien_Howard_T_shirt-14, but it a very unique conversation. Flores went on later to tell ESPN, fter one year, it honestly something that hasn been done before. Not saying wee drawing a line in the sand, but different players set the market every year. hile Howard, who will turn 28 in July, did ball out last season and lead the league in interceptions with a total of 10 he has also had a history of injury in the past. Howard who has over his five-year playing career earned himself two trips to the NFL Pro Bowl has also missed 24 games at various times due to knee injuries Kai Locksley T-Shirt. Howard made it through the 2020 without any injuries serious enough to keep him from playing in any games but during the 2019 season only managed to see the field during five games. When Howard re-upped last offseason his deal was for five years and $75. 25 million dollars, giving him the highest value contract for a corner in the NFL at an average of $15. 05 million per season. The five years in the deal actually covered the 2019 season as well despite being signed before the 2020 season. I am not sure how that works but I also sure that it one of those tricks teams use to lessen the impact on the salary cap while staying in the rules even if they are also skirting them a bit. This was a redo of the end of his rookie deal which averaged 1. 5 million per season to then also include the extended years. Following the signing of Byron Jones by the Dolphins in free agency Howard instantly became the second-highest-paid corner on both his own team and in the NFL. The highest spot is now held by the Los Angeles Rams corner Jalen Ramsey who last off-season signed a five-year 105 million dollar extension that averages 21 million per season. So tonight Phinsider Question Of The Day is while we all can see the talent Xavian exhibits on the field during every game what should the Dolphins do now that he is officially holding out of mandatory team activities Should they bite the bullet and just pay the man despite the horrible precedent that it will set for other players that may believe that they also deserve a bigger deal Should they just take some of those calls that are reportedly being made to the team by other NFL clubs acquiring about Howard and looking to see if he is available in a trade Neither option is one I believe the Dolphins are hoping to have to go with but if he does not eventually just show up at regular training camp on his own accord then a decision will have to be made at some point by the front office. The final choice is of course for the team to tell Howard to play on the deal he signed or he can sit at home. This of course means the team does not have to pay him for 2021 and he will no longer count fully against the cap (other than his prorated bonus) but they also neither have him on the field nor get anything in return for him at that point and his value might go down if he sits at home for a season. What are your thoughts on the situation What would you like to see happen if Howard refuses to budge on his demands Give us your thoughts below-As this is a nightly post (when there is not a live game thread or the Phinsider Question Of The Day Post) feel free to not only discuss the question/topic of the day if there happens to be one but to also use this as a live thread where the rules are pretty wide open https://www.miamigearonline.com/Jonathan_Ledbetter_Pillow_Cover-467, and you can discuss nearly anything so long as you continue to follow the site rules. Also, we obviously encourage group discussions of our Miami Dolphins and the goings-on with the team from day to day. Speaking of site rules the three rules that come with a zero-tolerance policy are that we do not allow ANY personal attacks against your fellow hins fan or even a troll from another site. Flag it and walk away! There is no reason to get yourself a warning or temporary banning due to someone else lack of proper demeanor. Beyond that, there is no discussion or even references to anything remotely religious or political.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 15, 2021
In Get Started with Your Forum
The news yesterday that Jayon Brown was coming back was very surprising. The more I think about it the more excited I get. Brown has been a really good player for this team. He gives them a versatility at inside linebacker that is tough to find Anthony Chickillo Pillow Cover. The Titans still have two huge needs remaining: wide receiver and corner. When I reset the needs yesterday morning I felt good about the receivers that were still available. I don feel as good about it anymore. The one guy that I really wanted them to sign was Curtis Samuel. That dude can just do so much for you on offense. He signed with Washington last night. Now you are looking at Kenny Golladay, Will Fuller and JuJu Smith-Schuster as the best available guys. I would be pretty excited about any of those three signing here Cody Conway Hoodie, but I am not holding my breath that any of those happen. The remaining corner pool is pretty shallow as well. You will most likely see three of the first four picks spent on WR/CB. What will today bring We will update this thread throughout the day https://www.denverproshoponline.com/Baron_Browning_Face_Mask-280.
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