#1 TORONTO – It was competitive enough in Anaheim – the top team in the West mind you – that Teemu Selanne would see his ice and opportunity in Orange County decline to levels that would sour the end of his Hall of Fame career. [url=http://www.hockeypenguins von jokergreen0220 20.07.2018 10:49

TORONTO – It was competitive enough in Anaheim – the top team in the West mind you – that Teemu Selanne would see his ice and opportunity in Orange County decline to levels that would sour the end of his Hall of Fame career. Brian Dumoulin Jersey . While now fighting simply to make the playoffs in Toronto, former Duck and new Leaf Daniel Winnik envisions similar competition for minutes amongst a revamped Maple Leafs forward collection. Competition amongst that group stands as the most curious roster battle to watch as training camp unfolds. "There are people that are expecting to be here that are probably on one-way contracts that arent gonna make our team," said Maple Leafs general manager, Dave Nonis, recalling training camp in 2013 when Tim Connolly and Matthew Lombardi failed to make the cut. "We did that by design. This wasnt [a situation] where we wanted to leave two spots open and say lets have two guys fight for it, we wanted to approach this a different way. There are no spots open and someones gonna lose their job." The potential for improved depth and competition at the position stands to offer returning head coach Randy Carlyle increased flexibility, backup in the case of injuries, and better balance to a lineup that was all too imbalanced at points last season. Not only do jobs figure to be on the line, but simple positioning within the forward ranks figures to be competitive. Theres versatility with this group too – players who have the skill-set move up and down the lineup – meaning Carlyle can move pieces around more freely if they dont fit, an opportunity to get creative if the need arises. David Clarkson, for instance, will have competition from the likes of David Booth, Mike Santorelli, Petri Kontiola and Matt Frattin for a spot on the second line, not to mention time with the second power-play unit. Peter Holland, who landed in Toronto when depth proved ill amid injuries to Dave Bolland and Tyler Bozak, will have to fight for minutes and an opportunity to play regularly. "We think that thats a healthy environment that we can create, competition for the position," Carlyle said, even toying with an idea of returning Joffrey Lupul to a first line with Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak. Toronto didnt have much in the way of depth last season, punctuated by the sparing use of a fourth line that offered almost nothing in the way of value. Lacking balance amongst his forward combinations, Carlyle leaned heavily on his top assets, often overburdening that top line of Kessel, Bozak and James van Riemsdyk. With new assets in the fold, he is afforded the opportunity to balance out the minutes and contributions of his forward group, even employing a defensive fourth line to slug it out with the oppositions best (he appears intent on using three lines for offence). "If youve got good third and fourth lines you can take away some of the tough minutes from your top guys," Winnik said, "try to give some rest for Phil and Tyler and James, when were up by a goal or two goals, that they dont have to be playing as much as they used to be." "I think the coaching staff, they have more in their bag and players are going to have to perform or theyre not going to get the ice-time they expect," Nonis said. Added depth is also a benefit in case of injuries (or suspension). By October 10 last fall – with David Clarkson suspended and others out with injury – the Leafs were forced to recall two prospects, Josh Leivo and David Broll, who had never played an NHL game before. That isnt likely to occur this time around with Leivo, Broll, Trevor Smith and Carter Ashton staring at positions with the Marlies, and those like Frattin, Holland and Troy Bodie, simply competing for jobs. "You look up and down the roster that we have at training camp here and theres tons of good guys that definitely its going to be tough to find ice-time," Frattin said. "Youve got to try and get your job and hold onto it." Frattin is among the forwards with something to prove this season, having faltered in stops with the Kings and Blue Jackets. Clarkson, too, would surely like to prove last season was a one-year nightmare while Kontiola aims to resurrect an NHL career he long ago left behind. All of which should make for an intriguing competition, one that begins in training camp and continues anew throughout the regular season. "It kind of pushes everyone to be better," Winnik said of the battle. "When you have two bad games you know youve got to step it up for the next two or else youre going to be sitting and watching in the press box." Michel Briere Jersey . 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Hes due another $20 million next season, an amount the Patriots almost certainly wont pay, paving the way for possible free agency.But Revis is setting his sights on the Ravens, hoping to reach his third AFC championship game after making back-to-back appearances with the New York Jets in the 2009 and 2010 seasons.Top-seeded New England (12-4) had a first-round bye while sixth-seeded Baltimore (11-6) beat Pittsburgh 30-17 in a wild-card game last Saturday.Revis has made a career of shutting down top receivers by devoting himself to perfecting his technique, studying film, learning from experience and using trickery.Its a chess game out there, said Revis, a Pro Bowler in six of his eight seasons. Youve got to bait the receiver. 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When weve played against some guys and ... tried to avoid him or done things game plan-wise to get matchups in other places, it usually just takes your attention away from what you should be doing.Besides, the Ravens are the best at picking up big chunks of yardage through the air even when a receiver doesnt make a catch.They led the NFL by drawing 14 defensive pass interference penalties that were enforced this season with six of those drives ending in touchdowns and four in field goals, according to STATS. Torrey Smith led the league with 10 of those calls.Weve got techniques that weve been working on to avoid those, said Revis, who hasnt been penalized for pass interference this season. We recognize these things and we see them on film.A completion and pass interference require the receiver to do the same thing: Get in position to make the catch.You cant really go in there and say, Hey, were going to try to get the pass interference call, Flacco said. 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