Fantasy Top 60 ‘d’: Flames’ Brodie Heating Up – Yahoo Sports

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The 24-year-old has seen his ownership grow to 64 percent in Yahoo standard leagues but he’s being ignored in too many. Someone who isn’t ignoring Brodie is Flames general manager Brad Treliving, who referred to his defenseman as being a “quiet little secret that only [the Flames] knew about,” after signing him to a five-year contract, $23.25 million contract extension on Oct. 20. “I think TJ is getting an understanding about how good he can be,” Treliving told the Flames website. “He can be a real good top defenseman in this League. The more that he understands that and trust his abilities and his game … you just see that confidence and him taking his game to a different level.” Treliving said the Flames didn’t make the decision to extend Brodie based on his quick start, but rather after considering all variables of his growth, including how he has improved on both sides of the puck. Fantasy owners can make a leap of faith based on a smaller snapshot and that is why you should grab Brodie while you still can. He is averaging a Flames-best 25:14 of ice time per game and three times has gone played more than 27 minutes in a game. All of that ice time has him contributing in all facets of the Flames’ game plan. He plays with Giordano at even strength, averages 2:17 per game on the power play and 2:57 per game killing penalties. source:–nhl.html

Wild sign Charlie Coyle through 2019-20 season –

Minnesota’s Charlie Coyle skates against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Two of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the

The Wild and Coyle’s agent had been negotiating for a couple of weeks. Rather than opt for a shorter term, so-called ‘bridge’ deal that would have taken Coyle from his entry level contract to free agency during his prime — the type of deal Wild forward Nino Niederreiter signed in September — Coyle was willing to risk less money for security. “I’m really excited just to move forward with this organization where I’m happy,” Coyle said. “It’s nice to know that I’m going to be here for another five years. He spent time on the Wild’s top line the last two seasons and is slated to enter Thursday’s game playing on the second line with Thomas Vanek and Wild captain Mikko Koivu. Long term deals aren’t the norm for players Coyle’s age, but the Wild were willing to extend one because of his potential and work ethic. “He’s a guy we’re not worried about,” Flahr said. “We feel he’s just going to get better and better, so the longer we could stretch it out term-wise was beneficial for us and gives him security, too.” Coyle, selected 28th overall by San Jose in 2010, already has shown a mix of on-ice results and high potential. The Wild acquired him in the trade that sent defenseman Brent Burns and a second-round pick to San Jose for Devin Setoguchi, Coyle and a 2011 first-round pick (Zack Phillips) in June 2011. He made his Wild debut in the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign. Coyle, a mild-mannered forward from Massachusetts, said he has no big plans to spend any of his newfound money. “Just doing the normal routine,” he said. source:

Raanta leads Blackhawks past Flyers 4-0 – Washington Times

That ambassador’s post has always been considered high-profile and low-risk, but on Wednesday, it was anything but. When gunfire erupted in the parliament building Wednesday morning, less than a quarter-mile away and right across the canal, the U.S. Embassy quickly went on lockdown. Ambassador Heyman, who was just sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden in March, became the point man for the White House on the unfolding chaos in Ottawa. Heyman is seen here with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and like the mayor, cut his teeth in Chicago business as an investment banker when he was the managing director of Goldman Sachs. He and his wife Vicki were top fundraisers for President Obama and the Democrats, so-called “bundlers” who raised $1.7 million by some accounts. Although Canada wasn’t considered a major world terror target until recently, during the ambassador’s first speech to the Canadians he pledged U.S. cooperation on the terror front. “We remain vigilant to the terror threat and we work together to counter violent extremism at home and abroad through collaboration in law enforcement. Many of the criminals we are fighting in the United States are the same bad guys operating in Mexico and Canada. The more we recognize that crime is not bound by borders, the more effective we can be against organized crime,” Heyman said. source:

more > By MATT CARLSON – Associated Press – Tuesday, October 21, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) – Antti Raanta made 32 saves to earn a shutout in his first start of the season, and Patrick Kane scored two power-play goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 on Tuesday night. Chicagos Brandon Saad and Bryan Bickell scored along with Kane in a 2:06 flurry late in the first period. Raanta was sharp as he stepped in for Corey Crawford – Chicagos No. 1 goalie who is out day-to-day with an upper-body injury – to record his second career shutout. Among his saves were two point-blank stops on Philadelphias Claude Giroux and one on Matt Read late in the second period. Besides their first goals this season, Saad and Bickell each had assists as Chicagos third line, centered by Brad Richards, clicked and the Blackhawks improved to 4-0-1. Richards, who signed as a free agent last summer following a contract buyout by the New York Rangers, set up Saads goal to earn his first point as a Blackhawk. Philadelphias Steve Mason made 39 saves. He was back in net for his fifth start in six games despite being pulled after two periods in the Flyers come-from-behind 6-5 overtime win at Dallas on Saturday, their only victory. The Blackhawks came out strong for the third straight game. source:


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