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Dallas Stars – Last Word on Hockey

Dallas Stars – Last Word on HockeyDallas Stars Injury UpdatesDevin Shore Key in Dallas Stars Win at HomeDallas Stars Struggling on Road; With Inconsistencyhttp://lastwordonhockey.com Just another Last Word on Sports Sites site Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:54:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 http://lastwordonhockey.com/2017/11/20/dallas-stars-injury-updates/ http://lastwordonhockey.com/2017/11/20/dallas-stars-injury-updates/#respond Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:49:15 +0000 http://lwosonhockey.ms.lastwordonsports.com/?p=19274 On Monday, it was revealed that several Dallas Stars players would be missing time due to injuries and other reasons. Marc Methot, Martin Hanzal and Kari Lehtonen will all be missing significant time each due to various reasons. Marc Methot had his knee scoped today, out 4-6 weeks....

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Kansas City Chiefs Week 14 Stats and Charts – Boring Still Wins

The surface storyline paints one picture of a team; a picture convoluted with distractions and quick-takes. However, there is always a story underneath the overarching story which tells a longer, more detailed story to pick apart and use for projections. Follow the underlying story, and the truth of a situation plays out. And in week 14, the underlying story of the Kansas City Chiefs beating the Oakland Raiders painted a complete picture of the demands put on them for tenured success. The 26-15 victory provided hope, but also boxed the Chiefs into a direct need to win. Kareem Hunt rushed...

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Dustin Byfuglien Injured, Listed as Week-to-Week

The Winnipeg Jets will be without defenseman Dustin Byfuglien for an unknown amount of time. Byfuglien recently suffered a lower-body injury. This has him being listed as week-to-week, with a possible return after Christmas. Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice stated that Byfuglien suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Byfuglien logged the lowest ice time of his season so far, clocking in at 16:54 during the game. Byfuglien is averaging 23:40 TOI/GP this season, 2:20 more than the second most on the Jets roster (Mark Scheifele). This also puts him at 28th in...

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Week 14 Buffalo Bills Takeaways

The Buffalo Bills‘ playoff hopes warmed up on Sunday, contrary to the conditions they played through. Bolstered by a 21-yard LeSean McCoy rushing touchdown with under two minutes left in overtime, the Bills took down the Indianapolis Colts 13-7. The result moves Buffalo to 7-6 on the season and gives them an above .500 record with seven wins in December for the fourth time since 2000. Despite Sunday’s victory, the Bills still need help if they are to ascend in the AFC standings. Coming into the game, they stood at eighth in the conference behind the Los Angeles Chargers...

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The reason why you should change your way to online casinos

Anyone in the world knows the casino games. With a computer and internet, without leaving home you can play these casino games. So besides taking up your time, you can even make money without leaving home. Online and traditional casinos differ only where they are played. There are many casinos on the internet, each one trying to captivate players in the best way they can. For this, the law of the market is strong, and each gaming room tries to offer the best conditions to its customers so should choose to choose the best casino, some of these conditions are: Registration Bonus – In online casinos just to register you can start earning money without making any investment, in fact, you always have to bet your money to be able to win. There are even online casino rooms that offer bonuses up to 300% of the amount you used to open an account. Convenience – ideal for people who do not like to travel miles at night (when online casinos are open). So from your home and with an internet connection and a computer can play casino games anytime and without leaving home. The online gambling means very easy to play! Variety of Games – Some traditional game rooms are limited by their space to just a few varieties of casino games, as the online game is virtual there...

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Kansas City Chiefs Week 14 Scheme Breakdown – Raider Week Round Two

Seven weeks ago, the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders battled in what would become a pivotal loss for the Chiefs. The Thursday Night showdown not only created the Marshawn Lynch incident and subsequent ejection, but revealed a schematic nuance the Raiders paved for other teams to pound the Chiefs defense. The late game letdown featured the Chiefs defense giving up penalties and detrimental mental errors. Alex Smith utilized a crew of receivers on his way to three touchdowns, and Kareem Hunt netted efficient yards on 18 carries. However, that was not enough as Derek Carr put up 417...

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Vancouver Canucks Acquire Nic Dowd, Send Jordan Subban to Los Angeles

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 17: Jordan Subban #67 of the Vancouver Canucks skates against the Las Vegas Golden knights in NHL pre-season action on September 17, 2017 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** The Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings completed a minor deal this morning, as forward Nic Dowd was sent to the Canucks in exchange for defenceman Jordan Subban. Nic Dowd, 27, was a seventh round draft pick of the Kings back in 2009. He played all four years at St. Cloud State before signing with Los...

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Cleveland Browns Hire John Dorsey as General Manager

Less than 24 hours after firing personnel executive Sashi Brown, the Cleveland Browns have hired John Dorsey as their new general manager. The hiring was made to give their front office an executive with deep experience in personnel evaluation. Dorsey most recently worked for the Kansas City Chiefs before being fired shortly before the 2017 training camp. During his tenure from 2013-2016 the Chiefs went 43-21, appearing in the playoffs three times. Rumours indicate this is only the beginning of a complete Browns front office restructuring. John Dorsey has been made the Browns full term general manager on Thursday...

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Victor Oladipo Taking Advantage of Opportunity With Indiana Pacers

on October 15, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After a comeback win that saw Victor Oladipo hit a game-winning three against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, it adds to the career season he is having with the Indiana Pacers. With the opportunity to be more free as a player and take more of an offensive load, Oladipo has taken advantage of the situation and been key to the 14-11 start for the Pacers. Victor Oladipo Taking Advantage of Opportunity With Indiana Pacers Career Highs All Over the Board Oladipo has seen improvements in almost all of his stats....

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Cleveland Browns Fire Sashi Brown, Begin Cleaning out Front Office

After the second straight year starting 0-12, the Cleveland Browns have fired top executive Sashi Brown. The house-cleaning after another dismal year has begun for the perennial losing franchise. Brown was the executive for the Browns over the past two years, seeing only a singular win. Head coach Hue Jackson has been informed he will stay for the 2018 season. The firing of Brown is only the beginning of firings as more personnel in the front office are expected to be let go. In a statement on Thursday afternoon, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam informed executive Sashi Brown he...

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MVP Candidate Bobby Wagner Taking Command of the Gridiron

Imagery of flying dirt, a nasty stare, and the chill air of December combined with otherworldly speed is nightmare fuel for quarterbacks. If the December air was not cold enough, the chill of determination in the eyes of Bobby Wagner adds another dimension to the atmosphere. Suffice it to say, a linebacker who epitomizes the grit of the gridiron changes the way offenses operate. They take away space, impose fierce speed, and make offensive coordinators’ skin crawl. Wagner carries that mentality for the Seattle Seahawks defense, and then compounds upon physicality with insane intangibles. Few defensive players play as...

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Marcus Peters Suspended for One Game by Kansas City Chiefs

After a series of disruptive behavior, culminating in week 13 against the New York Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs have suspended cornerback Marcus Peters for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Head coach Andy Reid announced on Wednesday afternoon that Peters would be suspended after the most recent incident, but everything else would remain, “In-house.” Against the Jets, Peters let his frustration boil over, picking up a referee’s flag and launched it into the crowd. When asked about the situation, Reid stated, “This was something Marcus [Peters] and I discussed. I’m going to leave it at that.” Furthermore, Peters...

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Are We in for a Shocking Win at the Melbourne Cup?

The Melbourne cup is one of the most prestigious and valued races in the flat racing calendar which is why it has continued to attract runners from all over the globe. The Irish have had major success in recent years including a stunning 1, 2, and 3 in this year’s event. Michelle Payne aboard the gallant Prince of Penzance however was one for the locals in 2015 and in the process shocking the racing world with a 100/1 victory. Check out the latest horse racing betting odds here as all roads lead to the Cheltenham Festival in...

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Kansas City Chiefs Week 13 Stats and Charts – Self-Imposed Tragedy

As if the Kansas City Chiefs enjoyed inducing proverbial pain on the coaching staff, the dance in New York was a display of fireworks launched equally at the New York Jets defense and the themselves. On one side of the stage, Alex Smith launched four touchdowns and carried the offense to a staggering 31-point display. But, shamefully and loudly exiting stage left was the Chiefs defense; epitomized with allowing 13 of 20 third-down conversions, making Josh McCown appear 21 again, and Marcus Peters launching referee’s flags into the crowd in petty frustration. Mentally, the Chiefs usual austere presentation has...

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Kris Versteeg Out Month to Month After Hip Surgery

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 11: Kris Versteeg #10 of the Calgary Flames shoots during the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on October 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) After being placed on injured reserve back on November 29, Kris Versteeg has decided to undergo hip surgery that will keep him out of the Calgary Flames‘ lineup on a month-to-month basis. A season ago, Kris Versteeg found himself in camp trying to prove his worth to the Edmonton Oilers on a professional try-out. He impressed enough to earn an NHL...

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NFL Suspends Rob Gronkowski for Hit on Tre’Davious White

Rob Gronkowski overreacted in the heat of the moment. And it’s going to cost him both on the field and in his pocketbook. The NFL suspended the New England Patriots tight end without pay for one game after his hit on Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White in Sunday’s 23-3 win. The incident took place in the fourth quarter after the rookie out of LSU intercepted a pass intended for Gronkowski. With White prone on the ground due to the acrobatic nature of the pick, Gronkowski proceeded to drive his back and head into the turf. It forced White to...

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New York Giants Fire Head Coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese

After falling to a 2-10 start in a highly anticipated 2017 campaign, the New York Giants have fired head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese. McAdoo’s tenure lasted one and three quarters of a season, seeing the rise and fall of a statistically strong defense and the end to Eli Manning’s 210 game starting streak. Reese’s tenure lasted nearly a decade, starting in 2007 and seeing two Super Bowl victories. Drama and off-the-field stories epitomized the Giants 2017 season more than their results. The firing of McAdoo and Reese embellishes a season that will be remembered for...

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Columbus Blue Jackets Winners and Losers: November 2017

The Columbus Blue Jackets winners and losers is back again, this time a few days late. November was a successful month, and it has the Blue Jackets off to one of the best starts in franchise history. The month started off with a high scoring 7-3 win over the Florida Panthers, but quickly went downhill thereafter. Despite losing four straight towards the beginning of the month, the Jackets were able to win seven of their last eight games to go 8-5-0 on the month. Here are the Blue Jackets winners and losers of November 2017. Winners Josh Anderson It...

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Week 13 Atlanta Falcons Takeaways

ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 03: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Anthony Barr #55 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Coming off of an electric win against their rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers, things were looking up for the Atlanta Falcons. Star receiver Julio Jones finally had the big game fans had been waiting for, and the team looked great in their 34-20 win. Atlanta was sitting at 7-4 coming into their Week 13 matchup against the NFC...

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Week 13 Buffalo Bills Takeaways

Same old story for the Buffalo Bills in what continues to be a lopsided AFC East rivalry. The team dropped a 23-3 decision to the New England Patriots on Sunday, their 10th loss in the last 12 meetings against their interdivisional foe. It’s the team’s worst margin of defeat to the Pats in five years with their three points scored the lowest output in the series since December 26, 2010. The result means that the Bills drop to 6-6 on the year and fall a game behind the Baltimore Ravens for the final playoff spot in the AFC. Baltimore...

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