There’s a fresh drawing for each of the three picks

It wasn’t just the biggest jump this year, though. It was the biggest jump all-time in the NHL Draft Lottery, dating back to the first drawing in 1995.

That’s partially due to the rules. From 1995 to 2012, the lottery allowed any team to move up as many, but no more than, four spots. Beginning in 2015, the NHL allowed any team in the lottery to win the first overall pick, and starting in 2016 — in part to avoid the tanking that many teams blatantly performed during the Connor McDavid sweepstakes the year prior — the lottery was expanded to include the top three picks.
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There’s a fresh drawing for each of the three picks, with the odds changing based on each. The Flyers had a 2.4 percent chance in the second-place drawing that they won, while they had a 2.2 percent chance in the first-place drawing and a 2.7 percent chance at third. More drawings means a more of a chance for a big jump like we saw from the Philadelphia-assigned ping pong balls this year.

Fozzy Whittaker Kids Jersey AND THEN. HOLY SHIT. Connor The Young Mother Fucking PopeMcDavid blessed us all with a goal right out of NHL 17, when he turned on a dimebag and made Sami Vatanen look like Mr or Mrs Russell – whichever one taught Kris how to control a gap – before promptly wiring one top corner. Wow. Holy moly everyone. That was about as special as K. And we all know how competitive the grown-up cereal game is.

Unfortunately, Talbot was still playing like a man possessed by a bad goaltender, and was directly responsible for a weak go-ahead goal near the end of the second frame. I don’t care who scored it and neither do that guy’s parents, he was an accident after all.

That effectively killed the game, and our spirits, as the Oilers were never able to will another goal over the line, while the dirty fucking Ducks managed to squeak home another couple.

Oh well. Given how the Oilers GTA-bank-heisted game two in Anaheim, this is completely no harm, no foul for me.

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NBA playoff schedule 2017: Russell Westbrook and James Harden’s MVP duel resumes in Game 3

Elite Rafael Bush Jersey The NBA couldn’t have predicted these three series they shuffled over onto Friday night would have been the best three, but they might have had an idea. The night starts with Bulls-Celtics, moves onto Thunder-Rockets, and closes with Jazz-Clippers.

After skating to a scoreless first period, the Penguins jumped out to a 2-0 lead with two goals in the first one minute and four seconds of the second period. The Capitals eventually tied the game in the third period, but Pittsburgh quickly took the lead back. The Penguins held on for the win despite being outshot 16-6 in the third period and 35-21 in the game.

The Penguins are 20-8 over their last 28 postseason games, including a 5-2 record against the Capitals per the OddsShark NHL Database. Pittsburgh went 7-4 on the road en route to its Stanley Cup championship last season.

With the loss in Game 1 on Thursday night, the Capitals fell to 3-9 in their last 12 postseason games against the Penguins. Nine of those 12 games were decided by one goal, and six of them were decided in overtime. The games have been close, but the Penguins have had the Capitals’ number. Since 2013, Washington is 6-8 in 14 home games against Pittsburgh.
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Saturday night’s total is set at 5.5 goals. The OVER is 7-3-3 in the last 13 games between these two division rivals.

Washington and Pittsburgh have been the top two teams in the East in points for each of the last two years, and once again these two rivals clash in the second round. The winner of this series will emerge as the favorite to win the Stanley Cup.

This figures to be a long series regardless of what happens on Saturday, but the Capitals will desperately fight to avoid heading back to Pittsburgh down 0-2 with a win in this one.

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Takkarist McKinley won’t be fined by NFL, later or otherwise

Melvin Ingram Game Jersey Right after Takkarist McKinley was drafted 26th overall by the Atlanta Falcons, he dropped an f-bomb on television during an emotional speech about his grandmother. McKinley wrapped up his speech by saying the NFL could fine me later, but the league will not fine McKinley for his language.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport seems to support the decision to not fine McKinley based on his emoji usage.

Connor Barwin Game Jersey McKinley was raised by his grandmother, Myrtle Collins, who saved him from homelessness and hopelessness. To honor her memory and the role she played in his life, McKinley carried a large framed picture of her on stage with him at the draft.

Being selected in the first round of the NFL draft was the fulfillment of a promise McKinley made to his grandmother on her deathbed, so it’s understandable that he was emotional in that moment.

I told her before she passed away I was going to live my dream, I was going to go D-1, I was going to get out of Richmond, I was going to get out of Oakland, McKinley said to NFL Network’s Deion Sanders. I was going to go to the NFL. I made that promise to her, man. Thirty seconds later she passed away. And this is who I do it for.

McKinley was drafted late enough in the first round that it was past 10 p.m. ET, which is considered the safe harbor time by the FCC. The FCC does not fine networks for profanity during that time frame.

The NFL has a lot of latitude to fine players under the CBA’s personal conduct policy, and in this case, letting McKinley off the hook is the right call.

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Michigan State would go on to lose that game.

How about this play where McDowell knocks the shit out of the Indiana quarterback just after he throws the ball. It ends with the opposing team scoring a touchdown to go up 21-14 late in the fourth quarter and McDowell ejected for targeting.

Michigan State would go on to lose that game.

With a little bit better coverage behind him, McDowell’s stats could have been a lot better, especially in the hurries department. That’s even with him playing in the A gap so much.

Dobbs lost four offensive linemen for multiple games each, and his most talented weapon, potential first-round RB Alvin Kamara, was banged up. At one point, virtually the entire running game was on the shoulders of Dobbs and sophomore third-stringer John Kelly.

A depleted defense gave up 31-plus points five times in October/November, forcing UT to win shootouts and wasting Dobbs’ 31-of-34, 516-total-yards, four-total-touchdowns day against a decent Vanderbilt defense.

Tennessee was also in its second and last year under Mike DeBord, one of college football’s least-renowned major OCs. DeBord’s offense was often agonizingly conservative despite having a strong-armed QB, lots of tall receivers, and Kamara. DeBord was also Dobbs’ position coach.

Those two stand a full tier below two college safeties likely to land in the top 10 of this year’s draft. LSU’s Jamal Adams and Ohio State’s Malik Hooker are both exceptional athletes who produced well in college and project as longtime starters and potential Pro Bowlers. Other players like Washington’s Budda Baker, Utah’s Marcus Williams, and Texas A&M’s Justin Evans could sneak their way ahead of Peppers on draft boards across the league.

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NFL draft prop bets 2017: Myles Garrett, Mitch Trubisky featured on odds for Thursday

The Cleveland Browns finished the 2016 season with a 1-15 straight up and 3-12-1 against the spread record. The only positives to this abysmal season for the Browns were picking up one win to avoid a winless season and locking up the No. 1 overall pick.

Myles Garrett is the -1600 betting favorite to be the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft at sportsbooks monitored by Despite being hampered by an injury last season, Garrett still finished with 33 tackles, 8.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in his junior year at Texas A&M.

Garrett’s excellent speed, strength and athleticism have the defensive end projected as a can’t-miss prospect, which is something that a team like the Browns could certainly use.

Follow the action with our 2017 NFL draft tracker with pick-by-pick results and analysis updating in real-time for all seven rounds.

Bettors looking to avoid the steep price on Garrett may find value in quarterback Mitch Trubisky to be taken first overall going off at +700. Adam Schefter has been reporting in recent days that sources say the Browns are leaning towards drafting the North Carolina star quarterback with their top pick. It is hard to say whether these reports are accurate or simply an effort by Cleveland to drive up the value of this pick in a potential trade.
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Whether you are talking about his stat sheet that game (zero sacks, two hurries, one tackle for loss, three other tackles) or the tape (only won one out of seven one-on-one opportunities), McKinley didn’t make much of an impact.

Oh, and he caught the business again.

Game Kids Vance Walker Jersey Even though he got a sack against Stanford, McKinley’s tape against the Cardinal was largely more of the same.

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Curtis Samuel gives Panthers dynamic offensive playmaker to pair with Christian McCaffrey

The Carolina Panthers got a versatile offensive playmaker when they drafted Ohio States Curtis Samuel with the 40th overall pick.

Having won a national championship, All-American recognition, and three pairs of Golden Pants [for beating Michigan], there really wasnt anything more for McMillan to accomplish in Columbus. His name will almost assuredly be announced in the first two days of the NFL Draft this April. Regardless of how his career turns out at the next level, one things is clear: McMillan deserves to have his name mentioned aside the best Ohio State linebackers of all time.

The Hinesville, Ga. native was twice All-Big Ten, a 2015 finalist for the Butkus Award (which seeks the nations top linebacker), and had one of the NFL Combines best linebacker 40 times. Hes considered one of the 2017 drafts top five or so linebackers:

Limited Mens Ronald Darby Jersey There are some conflicting stories out there, as far as who actually gave him the nickname. The Seattle Times says his mother gave him the nickname that eventually everyone in high school was using, when he was a two-star track and football star.

When Baker was born, his mother, Michelle, thought he looked like a little Buddha doll.

Limited Mens Shaun Alexander Jersey Jacksonville has made a habit out of adding defensive line talent, but doesnt have much depth behind Calais Campbell. Allen provides a future at the position and another option for a defense that likes rotation up front. Landing Dalvin Cook in the second round would be a dream come true for the team and really not that unrealistic.

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Bears trade up to No. 2 in the 2017 NFL draft with the 49ers to select Mitchell Trubisky

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The Chicago Bears moved up to No. 2 in the 2017 NFL draft shortly after the Cleveland Browns selected Myles Garrett with the No. 1 pick.

The San Francisco 49ers moved back as a result, to the No. 3 pick that the Bears had. With the No. 2 overall pick, the Bears took North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Eventually, Lewis was picked in the third round by the Dallas Cowboys.

Thomas was picked in last years draft with the No. 47 overall pick to the New Orleans Saints. As a rookie, he had 1,137 yards and nine touchdowns. Over Lewiss four years in Ann Arbor, he accounted for 135 tackles and six interceptions. Arent college football rivalries, especially the ones like Ohio State-Michigan, just the best?

After the heated 2016 game between the Buckeyes and Wolverines, Lewis responded to an Ohio State assistants jab at Michigan over arguments about the game-deciding fourth-down spot: What we did [offensively at Clemson], some of it does translate to the NFL, some of it doesnt, to be completely honest, Boyd said. And thats the only, to be honest, downside of some of the spread offense. Obviously you can put up some gaudy numbers, theres some highly talented, high-level players playing in spread offenses, but the reality of it is there are a handful of teams in the NFL that are only, completely spread.

And the problem with going to the NFL is that the way of thinking has changed. Quarterbacks now are expected to come in right away and play. It didnt used to be like that. Teams obviously thought I was going to be a project, one that was going to take too long compared to the other guys.

Game Mens Tyler Lockett Jersey Boyd was taken in the sixth round in 2014, but at just 60, 225 pounds, the Jets determined he wasnt worth grooming. They released him after the preseason.

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Browns torn between Myles Garrett, Mitchell Trubisky for top pick

Myles Garrett has been penciled in as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft for weeks.

The Browns, who have two first-round picks, are expected to take the Texas A&M defensive end first and then come back to use the No. 12 selection on a quarterback like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson or Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes.

And the trend goes deeper than that. Of the last 10 teams to play in the Super Bowl — which includes two appearances each by the Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and Denver Broncos — 62 percent of first-round picks in the four years leading up to their respective appearances were used on defensive players, compared to the league average of 52 percent.

Just 14 percent of those picks were used on offensive skill-position players, nearly half of the league average of 27 percent.

So if the teams at the top of the standings focus on defense to excellent results, why would the rest of the NFL not follow suit? Why continue to draft offensive skill players when it doesn’t seem to yield championship-level rosters?

Well to get to the Super Bowl, a team typically requires two things: A quarterback and a defense.

The last four Super Bowls featured Tom Brady twice, Russell Wilson twice, Peyton Manning twice, Matt Ryan after an MVP season, and Cam Newton after an MVP season. For teams with such dynamic options under center, quarterback hasn’t had to be an option early and the boost that comes with a skill-position player isn’t necessary.

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’ is the perfect theme song for the 2017 NBA playoffs

Marshawn Lynch never gives interviews, but has several of the NFL’s most famous quotes. He says over and over again he wants to avoid media attention, but gets called an attention-seeker. His job description includes getting tackled, but he inflicts more pain than the tacklers.
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Marshawn Lynch makes so little sense in this world that wherever he goes, he leaves a trail of fascinating things in his wake. Sometimes they’re weird words. Sometimes they’re brutalized defenders. We can’t hope to understand him, but we’ve tried to compile all the wonderful, strange, and good things about Marshawn Lynch in one post. This is the Marshawn Lynch Encyclopedia.

The NBA playoffs have a history of iconic theme songs, from Roundball Rock when the games were shown on NBC, to the ABC/ESPN era with Pitbull chanting PLAYOFFS in a remix of Timber with Kesha. This years playoffs theme song is (objectively) a lot better than whats been in played in years past: youll be hearing Kendrick Lamars Humble a lot for the next two months. Its a cleaner version, given that its on broadcast television, but having that song be the theme is an automatic win for the NBA.

Danielle Hunter Elite Jersey Its also a huge win for Lamar, as his new album DAMN. (which Humble is its lead single) was released on Friday, unless youre LeBron James and got it a few days before everyone else did. Also, DAMN. is, well, a damn good album, and you should listen to it if you have the chance.

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Cavaliers’ JR Smith exits Game 2 with hamstring injury

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The Houston Texans announced they would sign former wide receiver Andre Johnson to a one-day contract, allowing him to retire as a member of the team.

According to the Texans, Johnson will be honored at a press conference on Wednesday, April 19 at NRG Stadium. Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer Cal McNair and Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Rick Smith will be in attendance to honor Johnson.

Johnson spent the last two seasons of his career making trips to other AFC South teams in the Colts and Titans. In 2015, He started in 14 of 16 games for the Colts, going just over 500 yards receiving with four touchdowns. This past season, he started three games for the Titans, and had just 85 yards with two touchdowns.

SB Nation鈥檚 Louis Bien took a look at Johnson鈥檚 career after he announced his retirement in October, and pointed out just how darn good he actually was.

“He did a helluva job on the defensive end, came in and made a big shot for us,” Smith said. “He did what he was supposed to do.”

Smith finished with three points on 1-for-3 shooting and one turnover in 19 minutes, while Shumpert had five points in 20 minutes.

Smith said he wanted to go back into Monday’s game, but the team held him out.

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The Cavaliers hold a 2-0 series lead, with Game 3 set for Thursday night in Cleveland.

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