NHL: Selanne eyes return for 16th NHL season

 

Anaheim Ducks super star Teemu Selanne is ready to return to the Anaheim Ducks but is growing concerned with the Anaheim Ducks lack of ability to move salary. The Ducks have been aggressively trying to move defenseman Mathieu Schneider and his cap hit of $5.6 million but have yet to find a taker. Clearing Schneider’s salary will only free up about 3 million in cap space. The Ducks are also willing to move forward Todd Marchant who currently has a cap hit of $2.5 million. Selanne is seeking $4.5 Р$5 million per season and according to a source Selanne has indicated to Anaheim GM Brian Burke that he is willing to play for less money but Selanne will not play for less than $4 million per season. The Ducks have their work cut out to clear enough salary to satisfy Selanne. Will Selanne listen to offers from other teams?

Weekly Recruiting Update

 

Penn State hopes to land their 17th commitment of the 2009 class this weekend when receiver Devon Smith 5ft7 – 150lb (Waldorf, Maryland) visits Penn State on Saturday. Smith would be Penn State’s 7th commitment from the state of Maryland. Smith has received four written offers but indications are he is down to Temple and Penn State Top 200 prospects Alert

The Latest NHL Buzz

 

TSN.Ca reports the Toronto Maple Leafs have traded defenseman Bryan McCabe to the Florida Panthers. The New York Islanders made a strong attempt to acquire McCabe and indications are the Leafs preferred to deal McCabe to New York because the Islanders were willing take on all of McCabe‚Äôs salary without sending much salary back to the Leafs. In the end McCabe had the final say and preferred to be dealt to Florida. Glen Murray and Mark Parrish are having trouble getting the multi-year deals their respective agents are seeking. Both players may have to settle for 1 year deals or camp invites. Potential Suitors The Nashville Predators have offered Parrish a training camp invite and have told Murray they are going in another direction. The St.Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders and Atlanta Thrashers have inquired about both forwards. The Phoenix Coyotes appear to be the team showing theRead More »

College Football Quick Hits

 

If you missed Illinois-Missouri then, to steal a line, shame on you for six weeks. This game matched up two exceptional quarterbacks in Juice Williams and Chase Daniels who combined for 774 passing yards. Now don’t get me wrong, the defenses were a little suspect but Illinois showed that they can make some noise in the Big Ten this year Congratulations to both teams for scheduling what looked like a New Year’s Day matchup. VA Tech and Pittsburgh turned in two horrific offensive displays. We pretty much know what happened at Heinz Field (was that Ron Erhardt coaching the offense?) but something just as bad happened in Charlotte. In front of a predominantly maroon and orange crowd, VA Tech’s offense could not capitalize on numerous chances their defense gave them. It took a defensive score to get them on the board after twice failing to score in the red zone.Read More »

Fantasy Football Rankings

 

Eli Manning is climbing the chart while Derek Anderson is on the way down.Click here to read the Insider’s Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings Tomlinson or Peterson at #1? Click here to read the Insider’s Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings.

Pitt Panthers Training Camp Report

 

Special Teams Field Goals: 1. Connor Lee 1 ‚Äì 4 2. Dan Hutchins 2 ‚Äì 3 3. Kevin Harper 1 – 1 I was told tonight Kevin Harper kicked a 63 yard field goal in high school and holds the record for the longest field goal in Ohio histor.All three kickers were solid on kickoffs and on average their kicks reached the 10 yard line. LaRod Stephens ‚Äì Howling and Aundre Wright remain the teams #1 kick returners Chris Burns was the primary kick returner with the second team 7 on 7‚Äôs The 7 on 7‚Äôs saw a lot of checkdowns from Bill Stull, Pat Bostick and Kevan Smith.Stull didn‚Äôt have a great practice. He made a lot of completions but he wasn‚Äôt hitting his receivers in stride. Pat Bostick worked primarily with the second team. Jonathan Baldwin was the go to guy on the outside and Bostick made aRead More »