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The draft is done, the schedule released, unrestricted free agency exploded July 1 with signings coming fast and furious, totaling dollars never before seen, but remember the old saying, “dollars dont skate. <a href="http://www.ladodgersprostore.us/Customized/" target="_blank">Custom Los Angeles Dodgers Jerseys</a> .” All teams made off-season changes, and the time for organizations to see exactly what their team will look like and how successful it will be, is getting closer every day. ?Training camps will start in mid-September. Meanwhile coaches are spending hours on a daily basis reviewing video of new players, prospects and trying to get a handle on what kind of a team they have. For Paul Maurice the off season was a busy one. He was an assistant coach with Canada at the World Championships in Belarus, relocated his family to Winnipeg, watched a lot of video and yet hopefully had some down time, because once training camp starts its full speed ahead. So when the Jets open the season in Phoenix against the Arizona Coyotes what will the team look like? A team that will have to compete in a very tough division and a very tough conference. Ask most hockey people for a list of eight teams that will make the playoffs in the West and for the most part you get the same answer: Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, Chicago, St. Louis, Colorado, Dallas and Minnesota. No Jets, no Oilers, no Flames, no Canucks, no Predators, no Coyotes. But every year there are surprises. Example number one: Many picked Colorado to be a basement dweller last year, not a division winner. On paper, the top eight forward positions for the Jets seem set.? So simply for a starting point, we will throw out the following line combinations: Bryan Little between Andrew Ladd and Michael Frolik. Mark Scheifele between Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien (Maurice was very clear in his post season news conference that Byfuglien would be a forward). Newcomer Mathieu Perreault with Evander Kane and (let the discussion begin). There will be competition for that spot and competition for the remainder of the forward spots. Jim Slater will centre the fourth line with a list of candidates that includes Chris Thorburn, Anthony Peluso, Eric Tangradi, Matt Halischuk, TJ Galiardi, Eric ODell, Carl Klingberg, Adam Lowry, Scott Kosmachuk, and so on. The challenge is to have one out of this group step up and grab a top nine position. One to watch is Lowry. Now we have heard a variety of other line combinations, from Kane teaming up with Scheifele, to Byfuglin or Wheeler on the line with Little and Ladd with Frolik moving down, etc. That will all sort itself out at training camp and the pre-season games. There are always surprises good and bad, and there are always injuries that play a part. Perrault will help the power play -- which lacked consistency -- will help in the face-off category -- which needed to be better -- and can play on any of the top three lines. And on the topic of face-offs, Scheifele got better and better last season until he was hurt, to the point where he became Canadas go to guy at the World Championships. There are other questions with regards to the forwards: Can Little repeat his great season of last year? Will Wheeler continue the climb to being a dominant winger? What can Byfuglien do in the dual role of winger/point on the power play? What will Perreault add? And then there is Kane. Will it ever get to the point where he is just “Evander Kane, a very good player for the Winnipeg Jets.” At this point, hes another young player whose potential is unknown. Little, Wheeler and Byfuglien are all coming off career years. Despite his youth, Scheifele getting hurt really slowed the Jets charge for a playoff spot. The team was on an 11-3-1 run when he got hurt, and prior to the injury he was playing the best hockey of his young career. The back end is probably more of a wild card. A healthy Zach Bogosian is key. He needs to become the player the Jets think he can be, the player he feels he can be: Namely, a defenceman that can play in all situations, be counted on to be a shutdown guy, and a player that can handle big minutes. A healthy Toby Enstrom -- who played all 82 games last year – is also a key for the Jets. For now lets pair him with Bogosian. Mark Stuart played big minutes at the end of the last season while paired with Jacob Trouba. Trying to keep Stuart healthy is not easy simply because of how hard he plays the game. Twenty-one times last season Trouba led the team in minutes played and will again be given the opportunity to be a special player. His 10 goals was a franchise mark for rookie defencemen. We all know about the sophomore season in many ways being tougher simply based on expectations. Add Grant Clitsome, Paul Postma, Keaton Ellerby, Adam Pardy, and Josh Morrissey to the list and probably somewhere in that group you will come up with your starting seven. Morrissey had a great playoff with St. Johns after a very good season in junior. Because of his age, Morrissey either stays with the Jets or goes back to Prince Albert. And there are others that have not been listed that will for sure make the final decisions on “D” difficult,” just as it should be. But one to watch is Morrissey. Good goaltending is a must. And just as Bogosian needs to be the player that everyone feels he can be, so does Ondrej Pavelec, more so than any other player on the team, simply because of the position.?? Not many veteran players are forced to be at their best right from day one of camp, but fairly or not, that is the position Pavelec is in. And to be clear, all of last years pitfalls for the Jets cant be thrown on his shoulders, but the Western Conference is full of very good goaltenders and for the Jets to be a playoff team, Pavelec is going to have to show he can be an elite player. Michael Hutchinson will battle hard for the number one spot as he is coming off a great season. Hutchinson enjoyed success in the ECHL and AHL, before being promoted to the big club at the end of the season, and then had a great playoff run with the Ice Caps. Connor Hellebuyck is coming off a great college career and was with team USA at the Worlds, getting a chance to face pro shots. He is one to watch. The key stat going forward for the Jets is once again goals against. Only Nashville (with no Pekka Rinne for most of the season) gave up more goals than the Jets in the Central Division. 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While were covering Bruins players that were acquired from Dallas as part of the Tyler Seguin deal, might as well point out that Reilly Smith scored a goal and leads the NHL with a 61.9% Corsi percentage in the playoffs, and recent call-up Matt Fraser -- the OT hero of Game Four -- picked up an assist on Erikssons goal. There may be long-term regrets over what Seguin may accomplish in Dallas but, on this night, the Bruins reaped some nice rewards from the pieces they received in that trade. Smith was part of the Bruins most dominant line of the night, with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, all three on for at least 71.4% of the Interesting to note that, while RW Jarome Iginla scored a power play goal, the Bruins number one line continues to struggle. Iginla, Milan Lucic and David Krejci were the bottom three on the Bruins possession chart in Game Five. That happens to the best of them, though, because P.K. Subban was at the bottom of Montreals, on for 10 5-on-5 shot attempts for and 21 against (32.3%). Even so, Subban had a total of 14 shot attempts during the game (six on net, two missed, six blocked) and did score a power play goal late in the third period. Of course, the sideshow story that stands out from the game is that Subban, skating in front of the Bruins bench to retrieve the puck, was squirted with water by Bruins RW Shawn Thornton. For a guy that didnt hesitate to complain about Subban ducking his attempted late hit earlier in the series, thats mighty irresponsible. Subban was fine, but players on the ice -- especially in live action -- shouldnt have to deal with interference in any manner coming from the bench. One Canadiens player that might want a do-over on Game Five is C Tomas Plekanec. His possession stats (37.5%) were among the worst on the club and he took three minor penalties, that last two of which resulted in power play goals for the Bruins. While the possession numbers were close throughout the game and shot totals ended up favouring Montreal 31-30, the Bruins really had the game under control. Once they opened up a 3-0 lead 1:36 into the second period, the Canadiens were left to chase. Now, that puts Montreal in a must-win situation at home in Game Six. They certainly could; theyve played well enough to do it, but the Habs have also let the Bruins off the hook and are facing elimination because of it. ROAD WINNERS The Anaheim Ducks scored two goals in a 2:43 span late in the first period and made it stand up for the final 41:15, defeating the Los Angeles Kings 2-0, tie even the series at two games apiece. Anaheims big guns, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry each had two points, with Perry assisting on both goals, and Getzlaf scoring the second. With Matt Beleskey injured in Game Three, Devante Smith-Pelly joined the line and scored the games first goal. Getzlaf now has 13 points, two behind the playoff leader, the Kings Anze Kopitar. Ducks G Frederik Andersen left Game Three with a lower-body injury, which prompted the Ducks to start rookie John Gibson in Game Four and Gibson responded with a 28-save shutout. 20-year-old Gibson has the pedigree to be a top-tier goaltender. In 51 (regular season plus playoff) games in the AHL this year, he has a .924 save percentage, and stopped 79 of 83 shots (.954 SV%) in three games with the Ducks in the regular season. Gibson didnt have it easy, as the Ducks went into a shell after the first period and were outshot 19-3 the rest of the way, registering zero shots on goal in the second period. This led to some ridiculous possession stats. For the Kings, C Jarret Stoll was on the ice for Jakob Silfverberg, Saku Koivu and Andrew Cogliano -- were on for fewer than 20% of the shot attempts. The Kings also pulled G Jonathan Quick after the first period, turning to rookie Martin Jones. The home team has yet to win in this series and the Ducks have thrown a wildcard into the proceedings. If Gibson continues to run hot, that could be enough to tilt the balance. Of course, evening out the possession game would ease some of the pressure on Gibson and thats still possible -- the Ducks were keeping pace with the Kings in that regard through the first three games. From the Kings perspective, they now have to figure out how they are going to get Gibson off his game and start burying the chances that they get. In any case, theres lots left to be decided here. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. 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Hes hoping to pile up plenty more highlight-reel hits this season, but knows hell have to be careful about how he delivers them. &quot;Thats what I live for is making big hits,&quot; he said. &quot;I hope I dont get no fines this year. I might have to dial it down a little.&quot; New Houston coach Bill OBrien, who took over a team that hasnt won since Sept. 15, raved about Clowneys many attributes. 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Rog always thought outside the box as you have done with your question here in an effort to use the rules to his teams advantage. In the situation you propose, there is virtually no risk for a legal goal being scored against the non-offending team should the goalkeeper skate to his players bench in favor of an extra attacker. This would include any similar situation we saw earlier this season where Patrick Kane put the puck into his own net with the goalkeeper removed for an extra attacker on delayed penalty call. This is verified by the fact that video review can determine if a puck has been put in the net prior to the goal frame being dislodged. If through some misadventure this were to occur the goal would be disallowed. (Situations Subject to Video Review; rule 38.4 - ii). Before blasting off to the bench however, I would caution the goalkeeper to make sure that the net is completely off its moorings as defined by rule 78.4 and in the event that the referee should allow play to continue. From rule 78.4: &quot;The goal frame shall be considered in its proper position when at least a portion of the flexible peg(s) are still inside both the goal post and the hole in the ice. The flexible pegs could be bent, but as long as at least a portion of the flexible peg(s) are still in the hole in the ice and the goal post, the goal frame shall be deemed to be in its proper position. The goal frame could be raised somewhat on one post (or both), but as long as the flexible pegs are still in contact with the holes in the ice and the goal posts, the goal frame shall not be deemed to be displaced.&quot; (The NHL rule is contrary to the IIHF definition of net off the moorings. We saw evidence of this in Sochi with Fedor Tyutins potentially game winning goal in the Russia-U.S.A. game being disallowed when Jonathan Quick bumped the post causing it to move back and off its set location but still in contact with the rubber pegs and the hole in the ice.) Heres a hypothetical to also consider on a play of this nature. If the pegs happened to remain in contact with the post and the hole in the ice (deemed in its proper position as per 78.4), should the goalkeeper deliberately push the net completely off the moorings prior to skating he could be subject to a delay of game penalty. Additionally, the goalkeeper should make certain the referee did not relocate the net in its proper position in an effort to sustain play prior to skating to his bench for an extra attacker. Captain Video, as Roger Neilson was referred to for his cutting edge, innovative use of video for game analysis, would be proud of your coaching suggestion Phil. Several rule changes were implemented as a result of Rogers knowledge of the rules and his ability to think outside the box. Only a goalkeeper is allowed defend a penalty shot after Roger placed a defenceman in the net and had him charge the shooter. A goal is now awarded if the goalkeeper places his stick across the goal line prior to going to the bench for an extra attacker and the stick prevents a puck from entering the unattended net. You can credit Roger for that rule as well. Towel waving by fans goes back to the 1982 Stanley Cup Playoff game in Chicago when Roger tied a white towel to a hockey stick and &quot;surrendered&quot; to referee Bob Myers. Roger and three of his players were rightly ejected from the game by the referee but it turned the series around and ignited the Canuck fans with a tradition of towel waiving that remains to this day! Under Coach Neilson the Canucks advanced to the 1982 Stanley Cup Final. 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Conversely the Bombers had two giveaways and three takeaways to finish with a turnover margin of +1. That is how you measure what a teams turnover margin is by game. Since 2001, I have been charting the importance of protecting the football and how to teach it to players. Charting the winning percentage by turnover margin is one of the first things we always do and talk about. In 2001, while coaching the running backs for the Argonauts we did a number of things to have great ball security. First we were not allowed to say the word &quot;fumble&quot;, we didnt want to even mention it, so instead we called them &quot;POOR BALL SECURITIES&quot; or PBS. I had a laminated action shot of every running back hanging in my office. It said under the picture, &quot;________TOUCHES WITHOUT A PBS.&quot; The running backs would come in after the game and erase the old number and add to the total touches without a PBS for the season. 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He came into Tuesdays action with a 47 per cent possession (Corsi), up substantially from the paltry 40.8 per cent mark of a year ago and a prime factor in the Leafs (mildly) improved possession as a whole this season. I feel good about the way that Ive been playing, but I feel good about the team and how weve been playing, said Phaneuf, who had two assists in nearly 24 minutes on Tuesday night. Phaneuf played some of the most difficult minutes of any defender in the league last year, eventually crumbling under the weight of that burden down the stretch. But the Leafs have eased those pressures somewhat this year, employing him more like Ron Wilson did before his dismissal. For one, theyve not buried him in the defensive zone quite as often. Phaneuf had the lowest offensive zone start percentage of any defender in hockey a year ago – 22.7 per cent – but that number has risen closer to 30 per cent this year. His defensive zone starts, meanwhile, have dropped nearly five percentage points to less than 32 per cent. Thats meant just a few less onerous shifts slogging it out in the defensive zone against the likes of Crosby, Stamkos and Ovechkin and more opportunity for offence (though Phaneuf has just six even-strength points so far). Phaneuf still absorbs the lions share of matchups against opposing top lines, but the presence of Roman Polak as a secondary option has helped ease that burden slightly. Prior to going down with a strained left knee, the 28-year-old Polak was able to absorb some of the tougher minutes from Phaneuf and perform adequately in doing so. The Leafs didnt have that player last year, someone the coaching staff felt trustworthy in difficult situations, and set about landing Polak and 37-year-old Stephane Robidas for such a remedy. A different partner (and side) has also made a difference. Cody Franson, an analytics favourite, has found a nice, and perhaps unexpected, fit with Phaneuf on the teams top pair. Phaneuf is driving the play more often when he plays with the 27-year-old, a big change from last season, his performance mostly dipping with Carl Gunnarsson, who battled year-long hip problems. Up for unrestricted free agency next summer, Franson has blossomed with the increase in responsibility. I think Fransons emerged and played a stronger defensive game, Carlyle said. Phaneuf is also evidently more comfortable now playing the left side after a career spent mostly on the right. The Leafs have additionally tried to use their captain just a tad less – mostly at even-strength. Phaneuf was admittedly worn down by the time March came around last spring and the club has subsequently tried to tame those minutes early in the year. I think weve made a conscious effort to try not to get the 25-minute plus nights in there, Carlyle noted. Phaneuf is actually playing about the same amount on average – around 23 minutes – but not nearly as much as he did early in the season last fall. He was pushing 25 minutes a night from October through January, the club having no choice but to curb his minutes down the stretch of another untimely playoff collapse. The slight cut may not sound like much at this point in early December, but when the stretch drive rolls around, it will. [Its] not something you notice night in and night out, Phaneuf said, but I feel that over the long haul of a year and the amount of hockey that you do play, that it definitely probably helps. All of this doesnt change the sizeable contract – six years to go with an annual cap hit of $7 million – nor the question it poses for the club long-term, but its clear that by asking him to do less, the Leafs are getting more right now from their captain. Five Points 1. Habits Jonathan Bernier has stopped all but three of the 79 shots he faced in the past two games, including 32 of 33 against the Flames. Like he did against the Canucks over the weekend, the 26-year-old made a pair of key stops just before the Leafs jumped in front on Tuesday, first on Jiri Hudler in the slot and then on Johnny Gaudreau after that. Hes making a couple cross-crease saves every game that were on the bench going Holy jumpin, how is he doing this? said Peter Holland enthusiastically afterward. Thats huge for us. Its year two of Berniers bid to establish himself as viable no. 1 in the NHL and thats meant different habits on and off the ice from his days as a backup with the Kings. Its completely different, he said. When you play 10, 15 games a year, youve got to stay on after practice for more than an hour almost. Rest is not what you need; you need reps when you dont play much. When you play a lot, you rely on [a] short practice or morning skate to stay sharp and obviously when you play that many games you dont really have to stay sharp in practice you just play so much right. Bernier, who made 54 starts total with Los Angeles, is on pace for nearly 60 alone this season in Toronto. To manage that workload, hes tried to get more rest where possible, cutting down on his practice time and opting out of some morning skates. Thats the time that you want to rest as well, he says. Bernier was making his ninth straight start Tuesday, which set a new career-high. 2. No. 1 Berniers track record is probably still too thin to gauge just how good he is or can be, but the numbers look promising in his brief Toronto tenure. Save Percentage from start of 2013-14 to present (entering Tuesday’s play) Goalie Save Percentage Carey Price .925 Tuukka Rask .925 Semyon Varlamov .924 Ben Bishop .922 Sergei Bobrovsky .922 Jonathan Bernier .921 Jaroslav Halak .921 Jonathan Quick .921 Roberto Luongo .920 Corey Crawford .919 *Minimum 50 games played Im feeling pretty confident, pretty comfortable in there, said Bernier after Tuesdays outing. 3. Still Dry He didnt have a shot on goal through two periods, but Phil Kessel did score for the third time in four games, an empty-netter that sealed victory and obfuscated what was another quiet night for the Leafs best player. It was just the second even-strength goal and third even-strength point for the 27-year-old in the past 11 games. His line, which came through with a power play goal from James van Riemsdyk, was the least effective of the four for Toronto – outshot and out-possessed badly by the feisty Flames. Kessel, van Riemsdyk, and Tyler Bozak were all held under 30 per cent possession at even-strength. Teams are pinning their best defencemen up against them and its difficult to get them away from the defensive matchup because if you dont win a faceoff, then the opposition has an opportunity to change, Carlyle said, citing a slew of lost faceoffs in the final period. Kessel continues to lead the Leafs in scoring, a good chunk of that production lately coming on the leagues 10th ranked power play. 4. Assertiveness Scoring for the seventh time this year on Tuesday night, Peter Holland set a new career-high – doing so in a dozen fewer games than last season. Joffrey Lupul, who extended his point streak to five games with an assist on Hollands goal, detailed the difference he noticed in the 24-year-old from year to year. 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Austin Watson, Scott Ford, Filip Forsberg and Mark Van Guilder had the other goals for the Admirals (30-21-12). Scott Darling made 30 saves for his 10th win of the season.FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner sat out practice Wednesday with tightness in his left hamstring, and is not sure when he will return to the field. The practice, the teams fifth organized team activity session, was the first Milliner has missed this off-season after experiencing symptoms earlier in the week. &quot;Its just precautionary,&quot; Milliner said. &quot;I feel fine.&quot; Milliner, in his second season, had a rough start to his rookie year while dealing with hamstring issues early. He is expected to take over this season for Antonio Cromartie as the teams No. 1 cornerback, making this latest injury — however minor — cause at least some concern for the Jets. &quot;He has to understand that hes got to be in extraordinary shape,&quot; coach Rex Ryan said. &quot;His challenge will be to be in world-class shape because weve got to have you out there. He needs to be out there and he needs to get work, because thats how hes going get better.&quot; Ryan said Milliner, the No. 9 overall pick last year, had been having a good off-season before this setback. The coach was encouraged by Milliners progress last season, particularly in the final month. &quot;You saw it as the year went on last year, he got better because of the work on the practice field and in the classroom,&quot; Ryan said. &quot;He was taking off from there, and you dont want to see this happen. Hes got to step it up, because I think hes got all the talent in the world.&quot; Milliner, who stood on the sideline during team drills, acknowledged that theres a bit of frrustration not being able to participate. <a href="http://www.nhlislandershockeystore.com/ryan-pulock-jersey/" target="_blank">Ryan Pulock Jersey</a>. &quot;It bothers me because I want to be out there on the field with my teammates getting better during OTAs,&quot; he said. &quot;In another way, its fine because I know (Im not) injured or hurt that bad.&quot; Wide receiver Eric Decker also was among those who did not participate. He is in Nashville with wife and recording artist Jessie James for the CMT Music Awards, at which they will be presenters. Ryan had no issue with the teams top receiver not being at the voluntary workouts. &quot;Well, speaking as a married guy, (I) absolutely recommend that you would go to that,&quot; a smiling Ryan said. &quot;So that would be recommended, I think. You know, you ask for their support, you need to support them, too.&quot; Meanwhile, running back Mike Goodson, coming off a knee injury and facing legal troubles, has yet to show for any of the teams OTAs. Ryan again stressed that the practice sessions are voluntary, but added: &quot;He volunteered not to be here, and Ill volunteer to not answer the question.&quot; Goodson roster status is in serious doubt, aside from facing weapons charges. The Jets also have Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson, Bilal Powell, Alex Green and Daryl Richardson at the position. 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