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TORONTO - A veteran of six playoff runs and a Stanley Cup winner, Vincent Lecavalier doesnt buy the tanking philosphy. [url=http Antworten

TORONTO - A veteran of six playoff runs and a Stanley Cup winner, Vincent Lecavalier doesnt buy the tanking philosphy. Cheap Air Jordan 13 Retro Black .I dont think it comes to mind in this business, in this game, the Philadelphia Flyers forward said. You dont try to lose games. I dont think anybodys trying to do that, any GMs trying to do that, any organizations trying to do that.One things for sure: Flyers general manager Ron Hextall isnt trying to do that. It may be a lost season in Philadelphia, but getting into the derby for projected No. 1 pick Connor McDavid or No. 2 Jack Eichel isnt in the organizations plans.Were not going that direction, Hextall said on the weekend in Buffalo. You cant sit and say, OK, well not win any games and well get McDavid or Eichel. Its not the way it works. ... You dont dictate necessarily where you finish because you owe it to your fans, you owe it to hockey, to try to win every game.Hextall talked about the organizational credibility and that the Flyers dont stand for bottoming out. Theyve finished with the fewest points in the NHL only once in the past 19 seasons and made the playoffs 17 other times.Through Sundays games, the Flyers found themselves 11 points out of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.It is a lot, but its been done before, all-star Jakub Voracek said Saturday when the deficit was 13 points. Weve just got to find that consistency and be patient with it.Consistency has been hard to find this season, the first in a long time without No. 1 defenceman Kimmo Timonen, whose career may be over because of blood clots. Voracek leads the league in scoring and linemate Claude Giroux is fifth, but injuries to goaltender Steve Mason and others have stunted the teams progress.But as the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers lead the race for the top pick in Junes draft, the Flyers also arent bad enough to give themselves a good chance at landing McDavid. If they remain the seventh-worst team, theyd have a 6.5 per cent chance of drafting first.If the standings hold as they are, the Sabres would have a 20 per cent chance, the Oilers 13.5, the Carolina Hurricanes 11.5, Arizona Coyotes 9.5, New Jersey Devils 8.5 and Columbus Blue Jackets 7.5.I think its a better system, Hextall said. I dont think teams should be directly paid for ineptness. If we finish last, should we have the first pick in the draft? No, I dont think we should. I think we should have a chance at it.If Carolina or Buffalo or (Arizona) or any other team ... thats towards the bottom right now finishes last, they shouldnt have a direct line to the first pick.The NHL adjusted the odds this season to make it less of a direct line. In previous seasons the team with the fewest points had a 25 per cent chance of picking first, though the 2006-07 Flyers lost that lottery — and Patrick Kane — to the Chicago Blackhawks.Beginning next season, the first three spots will be up for grabs in the lottery. But for now, whoever is last knows it will wind up with either McDavid or Eichel.Thats an intriguing idea for the teams at the very bottom of the standings like the Sabres, Oilers, Hurricanes and Coyotes. If nothing else, its a silver lining for a lot of losing.Buffalo goes into the all-star break having lost 11 in a row in regulation, a franchise record. Sunday night the Sabres blew a 3-0 lead at the Detroit Red Wings to lose 6-4.There are going to be certain nights when world-class athletes are going to out-skill us and we believe thats what happened tonight, coach Ted Nolan told reporters at Joe Louis Arena.The Sabres have little in the way of world-class talent, and thats by design. They werent supposed to contend this year and the hope was to land a franchise-changing player with a top draft pick.Thats the direction the Coyotes seem to be heading, too, after trading their best (but backup) goaltender this season, Devan Dubnyk, to the Minnesota Wild. Arizona will likely ride it out with Mike Smith and his .887 save percentage after calling up Mike Lee from the ECHL to fill Dubnyks spot.Our problem is we havent played the game, the players that weve assembled, we expected to get out of them, president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said during a recent radio appearance.LeBlanc cautioned that the Coyotes werent going to make any knee-jerk decisions, even after Andrew Barroway purchased 51 per cent of the team. Steady as she goes still means Arizona is in the hunt for McDavid.The same goes for the Hurricanes, who visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night with a 5-2-1 record in 2015. Carolina has a rookie GM in Ron Francis and a rookie coach in Bill Peters and some winning will do more to build the confidence of young players than it will hurt the long-term future.I think its a healthier lineup than we had, captain Eric Staal said. You never want to use that as an excuse, but we had a tough time getting healthy at the beginning of the year. You get in a hole, you go on a tough West trip, its tough to get going. Now were feeling confident in our roles and where everybody fits in our lineup and were starting to see some better play.The Flyers, given their recent track record, entered the season with higher expectations than the Hurricanes, who are headed toward their sixth straight year out of the playoffs. Each team, though, could be selling at the March 2 trade deadline.We have to be cognizant of the future, Hextall said. Were not going to give up a draft pick to make us a playoff team. If we cant do it with the guys weve got, were not mortgaging our future to try and sneak into the playoffs.And not mortgaging the credibility of the present for McDavid.---Follow @SWhyno on Twitter Cheap Air Jordan 13 Retro Gold . Golden States second straight road win wasnt painless. David Lee scored a season-high 29 points -- 13 in the fourth quarter -- and Nate Robinson added 17 points, leading the Warriors to a 105-95 win Tuesday night over the road-worn Cleveland Cavaliers. Cheap Air Jordan 13 Retro All White .com) - Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points with eight rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to a 92-80 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. . -- Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since returning from a major injury, Ryan Callahan had his first goal with Tampa Bay, and the Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Thursday night.BARCELONA, Spain - Pedro Rodriguez filled in for Barcelonas missing star forwards by netting a hat trick in 10 minutes before setting up Cesc Fabregas twice as the visitors erased a two-goal deficit in a wild 5-2 win at Getafe on Sunday. Barcelonas entertaining victory ensured the defending Spanish champions retained their share of the league lead with Atletico Madrid two rounds ahead of their meeting in the capital. Real Madrid needed a late goal by substitute Jese Rodriguez to earn a 3-2 victory at Valencia to stay in third place and three points behind its title rivals. With Barcelonas strike-duo Lionel Messi and Neymar unavailable, Getafe surged forward from the start and stunned the visitors shaky defence with two goals in 15 minutes. But Pedro led the comeback by scoring in the 34th, 41st and 43rd minutes to swing the match in Barcelonas favour before halftime. Pedro crossed for Fabregas to score his first goal in the 68th before Pedro provoked a penalty in the 72nd that Fabregas converted to secure the result. In his fifth season with Barcelonas first team, the 26-year-old Pedro has settled for a role of reserve player with the occasional start. Despite his limited playing time, Pedros second treble of the season made him Barcelonas leading scorer in the league with 10 goals, tied for fourth best overall. "Im happy, confident and taking advantage of the opportunities my coach gives me," Pedro said. "The game was difficult. We didnt play well in the first few minutes, but we switched it on and pulled out the win." Also, Athletic Bilbao beat Rayo Vallecano 2-1 at San Mames to strengthen its hold on fourth place, while Espanyol routed Valladolid 4-2 for its first win at home in four rounds. Barcelona was without the injured Messi, Xavi Hernandez, and Victor Valdes, while Neymar was suspended. But it was the first-choice defensive line that struggled early on, despite having Dani Alves back from a monthlong injury. The Brazilian back looked rusty, Javier Mascherano was often out of position, and Gerard Pique conceded two unnecessary corner kicks— the second of which led to Getafes second goal. After Pique had miissed a chance for Barcelona, left back Sergio Escudero worked a one-two with Angel Lafita to speed by Dani Alves and give Getafe the 10th-minute opener. Cheap Air Jordan 13 Retro Purple. Centerback Lisandro Lopez was then completely unmarked to head in Pedro Leons corner, leaving Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino to scratch his head and pace the touchline. But Fabregas and Andres Iniesta took control of the ball and suddenly it was Getafes defence that sprang leaks, especially down the left flank occupied by Pedro. "The best part of the win was the teams attitude during the comeback," Pedro said. Pedro pulled the first one back when Fabregas threaded a ball through for the forward to fire a looping strike that goalkeeper Miguel Moya touched but couldnt stop from going into the net. Iniesta was next to find Pedro, who cut back to his right foot and unleashed an untouchable shot just inside the far post. Pedro was helped by Getafe on his third goal. A defender flubbed in his attempt to clear Jordi Albas low cross after Fabregas had played him wide, and instead laid the ball off for Pedro to pound it past Moya. Pedro turned playmaker after halftime. Fabregas volleyed in Pedros lobbed pass at the far post, and the former Arsenal captain scored from the spot after Pedro was brought down by Borja Fernandez in the area. Barcelona will face Getafe twice more in January in the Copa del Reys round of 16. At Mestalla Stadium, Angel Di Maria blasted Madrid in front in the 28th when he controlled Marcelos lobbed pass, dribbled between two defenders and drilled in a left-footed strike. Juan Bernat set up the equalizer for Valencia when he picked out Pablo Piatti with a cross to head in the 34th-minute equalizer. Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid back in front with a header in the 40th for his 18th league goal of the season. But Valencia toughened its defence after halftime and defender Jeremy Mathieu fended off Sergio Ramos to head in a corner in the 62nd for the 2-2. 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