umbled four times against Appalachian State, though the Vo | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » General » General Chat
LHX1990 Oct 12 '17
As the Vancouver Canucks cleaned out their lockers and met with the media on Thursday following their four-game, first round exit from the playoffs at the hands of the San Jose Sharks, general Manager Mike Gillis said he is ready to make major adjustments to his roster. Throwback Buccaneers Jerseys . "Were going to do a thorough review of everything in the organization. Five years ago we reset. Its time to do it again," said Gillis as he answered questions on lineup changes and head coach Alain Vigneaults future. "There are a couple of significant changes we need to make to get players we need to compete." When asked if goaltender Roberto Luongo would be a member of the team next season, Gillis said it would be, "unlikely." As far as other changes are concerned, Gillis is already aware of the direction he needs to take his roster moves. "If you take Cory as a No. 1 goaltender, hes at the prime of his career; our defence is at their prime," said Gillis. "We need to get younger. "Weve tried offer sheets and trades at deadline. Were going to have to find a bold move."  Luongo started the first two games of the series in place of injured keeper Cory Schneider and believes that his time as the No. 1 choice for the Canucks is over. "Whats happened over the last two years suggests that maybe its not my time to be the starter here anymore," said Luongo on Thursday.  Luongo added that Schneider was hard pressed to find success trying to get back into the flow of the series after missing the opening games. "Cory was put in a tough spot being asked to play without much practice time after his groin injury," said Luongo. As for his future, Luongo knows he might have to move to another team to get his opportunity. "I still have a lot to give. If its here or elsewhere, that remains to be seen," he said. Luongo does, however, think his place is on the ice and not on the bench. "My main goal is to be a starter, I want to play, he said. "At the end of the day, thats what I want." Schneider, for his part, took some of the blame for the two games the team lost while he was in net. "I didnt get the job done," he said. "I didnt play well enough." Schneider also confirmed that it was a groin injury that forced him out of the first two games of the series.   Camo Buccaneers Jerseys . Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on the indoor hard-court at Belgrade Arena. The victory improved the Czech pairs impressive cup doubles record to 14-1. Pink Buccaneers Jerseys . Tests earlier this week revealed a Grade 2 left hamstring strain for Sabathia, who was hurt in last Fridays start against San Francisco. Its an injury that will require about eight weeks to heal. He finished a disappointing campaign just 14-13 with a career-worst 4. .Y. -- Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno did not practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit. Nobody knows quite what to expect when an anticipated record crowd settles in Saturday for No. 17 Tennessees showdown against Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway, which has been temporarily converted into a football stadium.Tennessee linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. acknowledges that its going to be different playing in this setting.In my head, its kind of hard to envision, Kirkland said. Im definitely excited for the experience. Its kind of once in a lifetime.The uncertainty extends to the game itself.Tennessee is an 11 +-point favorite but had to erase a 10-point halftime deficit to edge Appalachian State 20-13 in overtime last week. Virginia Tech won its opener 36-13 over Liberty to usher in Justin Fuentes coaching tenure while unveiling an up-tempo offense that bore little resemblance to predecessor Frank Beamers run-oriented attacks.Appalachian States near-upset of Tennessee has created doubt about whether the Volunteers are as good as their preseason top-10 ranking. Virginia Tech still must show that its offense can have similar success against tougher competition than Liberty.The only thing the players are sure of is that the unusual environment should create a memorable moment.More than 150,000 fans are expected to pack the speedway for a matchup billed as the Battle at Bristol. That would shatter the NCAA single-game record of 115,109 set in 2013 at Michigan Stadium for a Michigan victory over Notre Dame.Both teams have emphasized the importance of maintaining focused and not getting distracted by the atmosphere at Bristol, Tennessee, located roughly halfway between the two schools.Its going to be an awesome experience, Virginia Tech running back Sam Rogers said. I cant wait to get out there. Obviously its being hyped up as the biggest college football game in history, but ... weve just got to take it just like any other game. I feel like we wouldnt be a good team if we prepared differently for different games.---Here are some things to watch when Tennessee faces Virginia Tech at the Bristol Motor Speedway.UNUSUAL ENVIRONMENT: The sheer size of Bristol Motor Speedway means that assistant coaches working from the box will be much farther away from the field than usual. Both of Tennessees ccoordinators and Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen typically work from the box, while Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster roams the sidelines. Womens Buccaneers Jerseys. I dont think (working) from the press box is going to be a problem, Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop said. Its not necessarily the width from the field, its the length in the end-zone seats, I think thats going to be the major issue. If I were calling a game from the end zone and the ball were on the other side of the field, that would be a disaster, but where were going to be sitting, I think its not going to be any problem at all. With most of the fans also farther away from the field than they normally would be Kirkland wonders if that could lead to less crowd noise than usual.EVANS ENCORE: Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College transfer Jerod Evans threw four touchdown passes without an interception in his Virginia Tech debut. Evans faces a much tougher test Saturday in his first game against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent.WILL DOBBS BOUNCE BACK?: Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs was held to negative rushing yards last week took a punishing shot to the chest in overtime while reaching for the goal line, a play that led to teammate Jalen Hurds fumble recovery in the end zone. Dobbs says hes feeling fine and will be ready to go Saturday, and Tennessee coach Butch Jones says the senior quarterback is 100 percent healthy.REEVES-MAYBINS RETURN: Tennessee linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin is back to lead the Vols defense Saturday after getting ejected from the Appalachian State game in the first quarter due to a targeting penalty. Reeves-Maybin topped Tennessee in tackles last season and tied for the team lead in 2014.FUMBLING CONCERNS: Both teams must take better care of the ball. Virginia Tech had five fumbles against Liberty and lost four of them. Tennessee fumbled four times against Appalachian State, though the Vols only lost one.---AP Sports Writer Hank Kurz Jr. in Blacksburg, Virginia, contributed to this report.---AP College Football website: Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '