Who is the Golden Knights’ most valuable player not named Marc-Andre Fleury?

The Vegas Golden Knights have made it to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season, much to the shock of the hockey world. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been a significant ingredient to that success, and is the leading candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs at this point. But what about the players in front of him?
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Limited Youth Braxton Miller Jersey Emily Kaplan, national NHL reporter: I’m going with Jonathan Marchessault. It’s not just that he leads the Golden Knights in goals (eight) and is second in assists (10), producing at a quite impressive 1.2 points-per-game pace — though that’s my leading argument. Marchessault also has come into his own in terms of bravado, flexing a confidence that exemplifies these Golden Misfits. Consider that after the Game 1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, Marchessault stood by his locker and coolly said: Next game, no excuses. Everybody needs to come and be ready to play our best game of the playoffs. We’re going to show what kind of team we are.

Somebody asked me, `Is Oracle tough to play?’ Yeah, because the Warriors play here, D’Antoni said. There’s a certain energy that their fans will give them and moments they hit two or three 3s you can get a buzz going that helps the home team. You just have to try to keep that crowd out as much as you can.

In a coaching career that has spanned over two decades at the collegiate, pro and international level, David has helped his teams achieve success while simultaneously teaching the game and helping his players develop on and off the ice, general manager Jeff Gorton said. He is the ideal choice to bring our loyal and passionate fans the winning hockey they deserve.

Quinn, 51, coached Boston University to four NCAA tournament appearances in five seasons, including a trip to the national title game in 2015. He spent the lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season as an assistant on Joe Sacco’s staff with the Colorado Avalanche.

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The Rangers made the playoffs in four of Vigneault’s five seasons as coach, including a 2014 trip to the Stanley Cup Final. They went 226-147-37 in the regular season under Vigneault, who is third in regular-season and playoff wins in franchise history.

The Mets (24-20) are used to watching deGrom throw zeroes.

The 29-year-old ace had his career-high scoreless streak snapped at 24 2/3 innings last Friday, when he allowed one run over seven innings and earned the win as New York began a four-game winning streak by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-1.
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The start was the second for deGrom since he suffered a hyperextended right elbow while batting against the Braves on May 2. DeGrom struggled in his return on May 13, when he walked the bases loaded and was pulled after throwing 45 pitches in a scoreless first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies.

I think you always have that concern when guys’ schedules and routines get a little off-kilter, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Friday night. But he kind of showed up today and he wasn’t too worried about it, obviously.
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New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia didn’t mince his words regarding Wynn’s potential.聽
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He’s played left tackle in the best conference, [the SEC], in America, Scarnecchia said, per ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss. Played it pretty good. We’re going to take a look at it and see how it goes.

The Browns plan to do the same with rookie lineman Corbett.聽

You will see [Corbett] out there [at left tackle], head coach Hue Jackson said, per Cleveland.com’s Dan Labbe. There is no question he will be out there, but I think you will see him moved around too.

If they falter, their teams will find another spot for them. But left tackle is too important not to start there.聽

Contract talks with Detroit Lions slow, but Golden Tate optimistic

Jarvis Landry is a very good NFL wide receiver, but he doesn’t quite crack the list as great. So when Landry signed a market-shifting five-year, $75 million contract with the Cleveland Browns last month, plenty of people perked up and took notice.
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Tate signed a five-year, $31 million deal with the Lions as a free agent in 2014, when he was coming off a 64-catch season and Super Bowl championship with the Seattle Seahawks.

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McKinney likely will be optioned to Triple-A when he returns from a shoulder injury that occurred on March 31 when he slammed into the wall playing left field for the Yankees in his second big-league game.
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But that was before the Cardinals knew they could procure a draft-day deal with the Raiders and jettison a third- and fifth-round pick to Oakland for the right to move up five spots and聽snag Rosen with the 10th overall selection. Rosen is now聽Arizona’s franchise quarterback of the future. Those types of players typically don’t spend very much time as a third-string, game-day inactive,聽especially when they are deemed by most in the know to be ready to start right away.

Listen, there is no one in this draft that I would rather go play a game tomorrow with and believe we could win in the NFL than Rosen, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay said. He is the most NFL-ready, polished pure passer of the group.
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Lingering heat on Patriot Way

When Tom Brady pleaded the fifth after buddy Jim Gray asked him if he felt properly appreciated by the Patriots, it served as a reminder of just how much things have changed between now and when ESPN’s Seth Wickersham dropped his bombshell report on dysfunction behind the scenes in New England back in early January. Back then, it would have seemed impossible that Brady would air any dirty laundry about his relationship with Bill Belichick. The same goes for tight end Rob Gronkowski, who, in between ridiculous personal appearances, has used the media this offseason to float retirement rumors and express frustrations with the Pats.
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New general manager Brian Gutekunst said last week that he expects a new Rodgers pact soon, which is a good idea — especially after Rodgers expressed irritation about not being consulted ahead of some notable offseason moves. The Packers ‘ business plan should be clear: Keep 12 happy at all costs. Literally.

I asked Crosby about his ability to play guard and he said he didn’t know, he’s never done it. I’m sure the Lions will explore the possibility, but without seeing him on the field at that spot, it’s difficult for me to say he can be a future starter.聽
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Surprise implies it won’t be someone like Jarrad Davis, who is expected to be a quality starter, or Kenny Golladay, who already had a bit of a breakout his rookie year. With those players off the table, I’m really intrigued by Jalen Reeves-Maybin.聽

The second-year linebacker has an advanced feel for the game, regularly showing natural instincts, both in college and during his limited playing time as a rookie. We all know he’s under-sized, but with a full offseason to focus on bulking up, I’m curious to see what kind of weight he’s carrying coming into the offseason program.聽

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Wide receiver Byron Pringle showed a knack for making big plays while at Kansas State and led the nation last year with an average of 25.2 yards per catch.
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The Chiefs also have 43 players trying out for the team, including linebacker Elliott Berry. Berry’s older brother Eric is one of the top players on the Kansas City defense and his twin brother Evan signed with the Browns this week.

The end of the game feels like the same old story for the Nationals this season. After having a 4.41 bullpen ERA in 2017, 23rd in the majors and worst among teams to make the playoffs, the Nationals yet again do not rank favorably in that category. They have a 5.78 ERA, 28th in the majors. It’s very early, but only three teams have made the playoffs with a bullpen ERA of 5.00 or higher since saves became official in 1969: the 1987 Twins (5.11), 1997 Mariners (5.47) and 2005 Red Sox (5.17). — Langs

The Yankees may be consistently flirting with the .500 mark, but here is a fun question: Is Aaron Judge off to a better start this year than last year? Last April, he had a 1.161 OPS, 27 percent strikeout rate and 14 percent walk rate. So far this April, he has a 1.106 OPS, 25 percent strikeout rate and 19 percent walk rate. While his .419 BABIP will decrease, his peripheral stats are better now than at this point last season. — Ken Woolums, ESPN Stats & Information

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The Red Sox have gotten off to such a great start that you basically have to no-hit them to quiet their offense. That’s precisely what Sean Manaea did on Saturday night. The Red Sox entered Saturday with an .895 winning percentage.

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It’s a testimonial to the resilience and loyalty of Cleveland’s long-suffering fanbase that so many are hopeful of a big leap forward in 2018. There’s optimism the Browns finally found the franchise quarterback that has eluded them for the better part of two decades when they drafted Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield No. 1 overall April 26.

But whether it’s in regard to that shiny new signal-caller or the rebuilt team as a whole, that optimism needs to be tinged with a healthy dose of realism. There are a couple more old sayings that most assuredly apply to the Browns in 2018.

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Ward can play outside at a premier level, and he can also move inside to the slot. In today’s NFL, such versatility is crucial, and Ward does it all at a pace that would have him established as the epicenter of Indy’s secondary in a big hurry.

To put it bluntly, the Buccaneers’ safety situation is a mess. Chris Conte has had trouble covering for years, T.J. Ward was not re-signed after a disappointing season and a charge of marijuana possession. While free safety Keith Tandy has shown potential at times, this secondary isn’t going anywhere until it can nab a true center fielder with the speed and agility to cover downfield, as well as the mindset to create havoc when facing opposing ball-carriers.

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Jets Reportedly Cancel Top 30 2018 NFL Draft Meetings with All Non-QB Prospects

Everyone has known the New York Jets are taking a quarterback from the second they moved up from No. 6 to No. 3 in Thursday’s first round.
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Now they’ve made that abundantly clear to all potential prospects.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the Jets have canceled all top-30 meetings with non-quarterback prospects.

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Richardson, of course, recently signed a big deal in free agency to join Washington after spending his first four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Jenkins was among those given a clean slate by new general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur. The 29-year-old corner believes last season’s trials will make him a better player and teammate.
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I learned a lot. Just facing adversity. Whether it’s me not showing up to practice or us losing, everybody not on the same page, he said. Just ready to kick off and pile energy all year.

Round 2 NFL mock draft: Best picks for every team

With the first round of the 2018 NFL draft and all its surprises in the books, let’s take a look at how Round 2 should play out if every team drafts based on best fit.
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Landry wouldn’t fill a pressing need, but Myles Garrett missed five games Sam Vigneault Womens Jersey with injuries last year and Emmanuel Ogbah is coming off a season-ending foot injury. Plus, teams can’t have enough talented pass-rushers. Landry is the third-best available player on our board at the start of Day 2. While he fits best at 3-4 OLB, he has the burst to make an immediate impact as a situational pass-rusher in the Browns’ scheme.

There are a couple of wild cards in the draft in the top five with a couple of teams that no one has any idea what they’re doing, and they have the ability to trade out, said UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, one of the draft’s top prospects. With this draft 鈥?I haven’t really paid very close attention to any other drafts 鈥?it just seems like nobody has any idea what’s going on.

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Eli Manning will love having Saquon because Eli is a straight arrow, a great leader, and I think Saquon’s gonna be a great follower to that type of leadership, Gilbert said.

And a leader in his own right, in his own way.