April 5, 2013
Jaromir Jagr scored off his skate in his Bruins debut and Tuukka Rask stopped 40 shots to lead host Boston to a 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Acquired from Dallas at the trade deadline on Wednesday, Jagr quickly endeared himself to the Boston fans. Brad Marchand's centering pass went off Jagr's left skate and past Martin Brodeur to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead with 80 seconds gone in the second period. Capitals top Islanders Mike Green scored his fifth goal in four games, Braden Holtby made 35 saves and then was perfect in the shootout, and the Washington Capitals' long, slow comeback toward a playoff spot took another big step with a 2-1 shootout win over the visiting New York Islanders.
April 4, 2013 |
PAUL HOLMGREN is not very fond of the NHL's trade deadline. Last year, on Feb. 27, hockey's annual frenzy came and went without the Flyers actively participating. The Flyers general manager made his moves in the weeks prior, adding Nick Grossmann and Pavel Kubina. The year before last, on Feb. 28, 2011, the Flyers barely snuck a trade under the 3 o'clock wire with Tom Sestito joining the crew from Columbus. For as much as there is a perception of the Flyers making franchise-altering trades at the deadline, there have only been two since 2000: Dan Carcillo for Scottie Upshall in 2009 and nearly an entire draft's worth of picks in 2002 for playoff rental Adam Oates.
March 22, 2013
This is a post on Daily News staff writer Frank Seravalli's Frequent Flyers blog on philly.com. WHILE THE NHL'S general managers convened for their annual meeting in Toronto on Wednesday, the most interesting thing is not that they are discussing the state of the game, and perhaps the possibility of adding a coach's challenge. It's the fact that all 30 of them are crammed into one boardroom 2 weeks before the trade deadline. The Flyers are likely not considering any foundation-shaking trades - such as moving a key, young piece - before the April 3 deadline, but a minor move may be in order.
March 17, 2013 |
Seconds after the Flyers' 2-1 shootout win over New Jersey ended Friday, coach Peter Laviolette was more animated than usual, high-fiving his players as they walked through the tunnel and into the locker room. They may have just saved his job. Oh, general manager Paul Holmgren had said the previous afternoon that Laviolette was not on the hot seat, but if we all had a dollar every time a coach was given a vote of confidence and was fired within the next week, we would be able to buy some pretty choice property in South Florida.
March 10, 2013 |
PHOENIX - It took less than 5 seconds after the Phoenix Suns' practice ended before Markieff Morris was approached by a media member and had to say the five words he has repeated all his life. "I'm not Marcus," he said, shaking his head. "Try again. " But there wasn't a hint of anger, or even annoyance, in his response. The mistake was honest, and the reason was awesome - because "The Twins" are back together once more. Fraternal twins, close friends and basketball teammates from grade school to Prep Charter to Kansas University, Philadelphia's Marcus and Markieff Morris were forced by the 2011 NBA draft to do what no one had done to them before - separate.
February 24, 2013 |
It appears this much is clear when it comes to the 76ers: The new ownership, led by Josh Harris, is willing to do pretty much anything it can to make this organization relevant again. It proved as much when, after the team tickled the fans' fancy with a two-round playoff run last season, the front office blew up the roster and landed a prized possession in Andrew Bynum. The claim was that the move was done because the roster that took them to a Game 7 against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals had maxed out. It was a gutsy move, but one that proved to the city that the owners were all in - that winning now was the goal and that taking risks wasn't going to be something that restrained their decision-making.
February 23, 2013
LeBron James led four Miami players in double figures with 26 points as the visiting Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls, 86-67, Thursday night. Dwyane Wade added 17 points, Chris Bosh had 12, and Ray Allen added 11 off the bench for the Heat (38-14), who have won nine in a row. Knicks to sign Martin The New York Knicks traded swingman Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder, opening up a roster spot that will be used to sign veteran forward Kenyon Martin. Team president Glen Grunwald said Martin will be signed to a 10-day contract with the hopes that he could remain for the rest of the season.
February 23, 2013 |
The 76ers made a minor deal Thursday before the NBA's trade deadline, acquiring second-year guard Charles Jenkins from the Golden State Warriors for cash and a protected second-round draft choice. Jenkins, who will turn 24 on Thursday, averaged 1.7 points and 6.2 minutes in 47 games for the Warriors this season. Golden State was trying to get under the luxury tax limit of $70.3 million. Jenkins' salary is $762,195. The Warriors also sent Jeremy Tyler, who has a similar salary, to Atlanta.
February 22, 2013 |
THE BIG MOVE that the 76ers made during the summer - remember that one? - is the one they are apparently sticking with (or stuck with) at least for the time being. The NBA trade deadline came and went Thursday afternoon and, with the exception of giving up a second-round pick to the Golden State Warriors for backup combo guard Charles Jenkins, all was quiet. Though Evan Turner's name was apparently mentioned to - and by - general manager Tony DiLeo, the third-year swingman is still here, as is everyone else on the roster, including Andrew Bynum.