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TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner could be the odd man out Saturday night when his team hosts the Philadelphia Flyers at Air Canada Centre. Nike Roshe One Belgie .Gardiner, who had a minus-2 rating in Thursdays 4-1 loss at Carolina, didnt exactly get a ringing endorsement from head coach Randy Carlyle when he was asked to describe the blue-liners recent play.I think Jakes been very erratic, he said Friday after practice. Simple as that.The 24-year-old Gardiner has two goals and six assists through 30 games this season while averaging about 20 minutes of ice time. His minus-11 rating is the worst of any player on the team. With Roman Polak returning from a knee injury, the Leafs now have seven defenceman on the active roster. Korbinian Holzer was the odd man out against the Hurricanes.Toronto is an impressive 10-2-1 since an embarrassing 9-2 home ice loss to the Nashville Predators on Nov. 18. After the Flyers game, the Leafs will play eight road games in a row and 15 of the next 20 away from home.Toronto had a rough start against the Hurricanes and never recovered. Carolina jumped out to a 2-0 lead and outshot the Leafs 16-9 in the first period.That was the major reason why we didnt come out of Carolina with points, said Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf. The start that we had is something that we talked about today and were going to concentrate on for tomorrow. We cant start the way we started in that game or the game previous.Were giving up too many shots in the first period. Were receiving the game too much. Thats on us as players to be more prepared to start games.Toronto is 14-0-0 when scoring first this season and 13-0-0 when leading after two periods.With the loss, the Leafs dropped to 5-7-1 against teams below .500 while they have a 14-3-2 record against teams above .500.Theres different emotions that come into different games, different rivalries, admitted Phaneuf. As players, its our job to prepare the same way night in and night out. Thats our job.Last night we did not prepare the right way. We were not sharp early and it cost us.Carlyle began juggling his lines during the third period on Thursday. Joffrey Lupul remained with Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak while James van Riemsdyk skated with Nazem Kadri and Mike Santorelli at practice Friday.Peter Holland centred a line with Daniel Winnik and David Clarkson. The fourth line featured Trevor Smith between David Booth and Richard Panik while Carter Ashton was the extra forward.Saturday marks another opportunity for van Riemsdyk to line up against his former team. Philadelphia selected the 25-year-old forward with the second overall pick at the 2007 NHL Draft before sending him to Toronto in a June 2012 trade for defenceman Luke Schenn.Its obviously not quite the same emotions you have when you play them the first couple times, said van Riemsdyk, who had 47 goals and 99 points in 196 games with the Flyers prior to the trade. I had a couple great years there as far as making some great friendships and they gave me my chance to break into the league.Notes: Forward Leo Komarov, who is recovering from a concussion, skated for 20 minutes with strength and conditioning coach Anthony Belza on Friday. It was just the second time Komarov has skated since he was hit by Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin on Nov. 29. Ashton, who was suspended 20 games after testing positive for a banned substance, has been assigned to the teams AHL affiliate for conditioning purposes. http://www.rosheoneflyknit.be/superstar-supercolor-schoenen/adidas-supercolor-rood.html .com) - Northern Iowa running back David Johnson has made a career of playing his best games in the biggest games. Air Max 2016 Wit . - Leon Draisaitl scored a hat trick as the Prince Albert Raiders stormed past the Swift Current Broncos 5-2 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Its the $5 million question thats rumbling through NFL front offices and locker rooms alike: Is All-Pro Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints a tight end or a really big wide receiver? It matters to men like Pro Bowl tight end Julius Thomas of the Denver Broncos, whos up for a big pay raise and could be facing a franchise tag himself after the upcoming season. The Saints gave Graham the franchise tag for about $7 million as a tight end, the position hes been listed at for his entire four-year career -- and which he himself lists on his Twitter account. Graham contends that because he more often is split out away from the tackle, he is really a wide receiver. And, after all, he did lead the league with 16 touchdown catches last season. That franchise tag is worth about $12.3 million. The sides stated their cases in an arbitration hearing earlier this week in Louisiana and are awaiting a ruling from arbitrator Stephen Burbank. Thomas is understandably interested in the outcome. "Ive kind of been keeping ... an eye on that situation, obviously, because it could probably come back to affect a lot of us tight ends," said Thomas, who is scheduled to make $645,000 this year. "But the way I feel about it is, Does two letters next to your name on the depth chart really determine your value to a team?" When it comes to franchise tags in the NFL, it certainly does. The Saints note that Graham made the All-Pro team and the Pro Bowl as a tight end and was drafted as a tight end. Graham points to the 86 passes he caught for 1,215 yards last season -- numbers any wide receiver would envy. "Does it matter if hes a tight end, or if he calls himself a slot receiver or a running back?" Thomas said. "I mean, if youre going to have double-digit touchdowns and contribute a bunch of yards in the receiving game, I just say that youre a guy that makes great plays and are a value to your team. So I dont know why the argument necessarily comes down to either youre a tight end or a receiver. I think that if yooure a guy that makes plays, thats how you should be valued. http://www.rosheoneflyknit.be/nike-roshe-one-belgie/nike-roshe-one-n7.html. " Its because top-tier wide receivers make much more money than the games best tight ends. "Thats true. So I guess thats why its a topic," Thomas said. "But Ill say again: I think if youre a basketball player, they wouldnt say, Ah, youre a power forward. Really look out for those point guards. So I dont think that the position matters. I think if youre a guy making plays for your team, then that should be your value." Denver general manager John Elway has opened talks with representatives of both Thomas and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, who are entering the final year of their respective rookie deals and would like any deal to get done by the start of training camp next month. Demaryius Thomas, who has two dozen TD catches since Peyton Mannings arrival and was the lone bright spot for Denver in the Super Bowl, figures to command around $60 million over five years after putting up back-to-back stellar seasons that vaulted him to elite wide receiver status. Yet, it was Julius Thomas who was the key to Denvers record-breaking offence last season. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound late-bloomer was a matchup nightmare for defences and the bulls-eye for many of Mannings biggest moments last season when he earned his first Pro Bowl honour. He caught the quarterbacks 51st TD throw that broke Tom Bradys single-season record, one of his dozen TD receptions that broke Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpes team record for tight ends. And he came up huge in the Broncos two wins that got them to their first Super Bowl in 15 years. Broncos coach John Fox said the tight end position has evolved over the years to the point that "its like another receiver" rather than "an offensive tackle lined up to block." Thats not to say Fox is going to dive into the debate over whether a tight end actually is a wide receiver. "Im not getting into that," Fox said with a chuckle. "Ill leave that for other people." Cheap JerseysWholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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