NHL Power Rankings: First-Quarter MVP Edition
As each team approaches the quarter-mark of the season, Ryan Dixon checks in on individual performances to see who is 25 per-cent of the way to a fantastic year. The post Report: Jake Odorizzi ‘strongly considering’ Twins’ qualifying offer appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.That means, whether things are going good or bad, there’s enough of a sample size to put some stock in a team’s record. This watermark also gives us a chance to check in with individual performances to see who is 25 per-cent of the way to a fantastic year.
When Sheldon Keefe took over the Toronto Maple Leafs dressing room, he had the club’s previous slogan — IT’S A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT — removed from the wall.
“I’ve never been big on slogans, frankly,” Keefe explained. “I have a few ideas bouncing around, and I don’t know whether we’ll get to it this season or not. It’s not really on the top of my list right now.”
To the contrary, slogans are at the top, the middle and the bottom of our list this week as we unveil our NHL Power Rankings: New Team Slogans Edition.
We racked up a ton of air miles last night, as we commissioned a group of interns to visit all 31 NHL dressing rooms and report back with the mottos and memos plastered inside those hallowed walls. Teamwork makes the dream work.
Koepka replaced by Fowler at Presidents Cup due to knee injury
Brooks Koepka will not participate in the 2019 Presidents Cup in Australia, as the top-ranked golfer in the world has pulled out due to a knee injury, the PGA Tour announced Wednesday. U.S. captain Tiger Woods acted quickly in naming Rickie Fowler as Koepka's replacement for the team event. Koepka also withdrew from the CJ Cup in October after 36 holes. The 29-year-slipped on wet concrete, aggravating a previous injury to his left knee. Koepka had stem cell treatment on his left knee during the offseason.Even without Koepka, Team USA features six of the top 11 players in the world golf rankings.The tournament is set to begin on Dec. 9 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
As usual, the clubs are listed according to their current strength, while the write-ups are simply the latest slogan we found hanging in their respective rooms.
PASS IT TO PASTA.
NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF OUR END GOAL: RAMPANT PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS, PREFERABLY IN COMMEMORATIVE FOUNTAINS.
3.New York Islanders
DEFENCE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS… FINGERS CROSSED.
4. St. Louis Blues
THE BEST CURE FOR STANLEY CUP HANGOVERS IS MORE STANLEY CUPS.
WHY LEAN ON THE BEST PLAYER IN HOCKEY WHEN YOU CAN LEAN ON THE TWO BEST PLAYERS IN HOCKEY.
OK, NO MORE SANDBAGGING — IT’S GO TIME!
STORM SURGE SUGGESTION BOX IS LOCATED AT THE BACK.
8. Colorado Avalanche
DUDE, WHERE’S MAKAR?
OVER THERE, SPEEDING AWAY WITH THE CALDER LIKE HE STOLE IT.
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NO LETANG, NO CROSBY, NO WORRIES.
10. Tampa Bay Lightning
NO STATE TAX.
11. Toronto Maple Leafs
TRYING TO WIN HOCKEY GAMES CAN LEAD TO WINNING HOCKEY GAMES.
12. Arizona Coyotes
STILL TOTALLY A PART OF THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE.
13. Florida Panthers
QUENNEVILLE?! MORE LIKE WINVILLE, AM I RIGHT?
14. Winnipeg Jets
MAKING DO WITH WHATEVER BLUE-LINERS WE GOT LEFT.
15. Philadelphia Flyers
IF WE’RE BEING COMPLETELY HONEST, WE ARE EQUALLY AS FRIGHTENED BY OUR MASCOT AS YOU ARE.
16. Nashville Predators
JUST WAIT TILL OUR SAVE PERCENTAGE GETS ABOVE .884!
17. Vancouver Canucks
AS LONG AS WE DRAW, LIKE, SIX OR SEVEN POWER PLAYS A GAME, WE’LL BE FINE.
18. San Jose Sharks
CHILL, DUDE, WE ALWAYS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS.
19. New York Rangers
PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH HENRIK LUNDQVIST’S HAIR GEL.
20. Chicago Blackhawks
THE REAL COREY CRAWFORD IS BACK, BABY!
21. Ottawa Senators
ONCE HIS 21.7 SHOOTING PERCENTAGE LEVELS OFF, WE’LL TOTALLY TRY TO RE-SIGN PAGEAU. PROMISE.
NHL Power Rankings: 6th Annual Hockey Haiku Edition
Our sixth annual NHL Power Rankings: Hockey Haiku Edition condenses the spirit of each of the 31 teams into a 17-syllable poem. The post Fantasy Mailbag: Leafs look poised for breakout with Keefe behind bench appeared first on Sportsnet.ca. Distilled to tiny poems
22. Montreal Canadiens
BLEU, BLANC ET ROUGE LIGHTS BURNING THE BACKS OF OUR GOALIES’ NECKS.
23. Vegas Golden Knights
THE OTHER TEAM IS SUPPOSED TO SUFFER THE VEGAS FLU.
24. Buffalo Sabres
REMEMBER, GUYS, THE SEASON DOESN’T END ON OCTOBER 31.
25. Columbus Blue Jackets
KEEP TORTS CALM AND CARRY ON.
26. Anaheim Ducks
WELCOME TO SAN DIEGO NORTH.
27. Minnesota Wild
WE’RE NOT OLD, WE’RE EXPERIENCED!
28. Calgary Flames
JOHNNY GAUDREAU’S SHOOTING PERCENTAGE CAN ONLY GO UP… RIGHT?
29. Los Angeles Kings
WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE 2012 AND 2014!
30. New Jersey Devils
PLAY LIKE YOU WANT THE MONEY WE WERE PREPARED TO PAY TAYLOR.
31. Detroit Red Wings
Tips on choosing a standout Christmas jumper .
With Christmas Jumper Day on Dec. 13, here are a few helpful tips you can use while choosing a classic knit.Look for colors that aren't red or green