Emily Kaplan, national NHL reporter: There’s certainly room to hand out awards that reflect the changing nature of the NHL. We could better account for analytics and award players who best drive possession, produce high shooting percentages or play tough minutes. We could pore over spreadsheets and extract the numbers that help prove why one player, statistically, is more valued than another. But what’s missing from NHL awards are the intangibles. This is the true fabric of hockey: a collection of nuances we can’t quite explain that makes one player or one team rise above the rest. It’s chemistry, it’s work ethic and determination, and it’s also a bit of puck luck.
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Kadar has the Jaguars selecting Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey here, saying, This is strictly a value choice. McGlinchey could move to the right side and give the Jaguars a nice set of bookends with Cam Robinson at left tackle. It’s also one of the few places the Jaguars actually need to upgrade this offseason.
C/G Billy Price, No. 30, Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings did a good job of rebooting their offensive line last season. Part of that, as McShay points out, would be going back to what they know. Minnesota had great success with 2017 third-round pick Pat Elflein, he said, So they go back to the Buckeyes well here.
But his Nittany Lions teammate, safety Troy Apke, impressed so much with his 4.34 that Deion Sanders had to go and give him a Deonte Thompson Authentic Jersey hug.
Limited Tom Johnson Jersey It wasn’t a stellar combine for South Carolina’s Jamarcus King. He ran the slowest 40 of all the defensive backs, a 4.7. Then a strained hip flexor sidelined him for the rest of the day. Florida State’s Tarvarus McFadden also underwhelmed with a 4.67 40-yard dash.
The ready to win right now pitch: Case Keenum went 11-3 as the starter in 2017. Case Keenum. That’s how set up for success this team is.
His record as a starter in the first six seasons of his NFL was 9-15 with a passer rating of 78.4. One season here in Minnesota and 鈥?voila 鈥?the guy is a star.
What you’d have in Minnesota: Maybe Keenum’s success was because he turned a corner and stepped up his game, or maybe it’s because our defense was No. 1 in the NFL and the only two teams with more than 500 rushing attempts in 2017 were the Vikings and Jaguars. Keenum really didn’t have to do much.