Even if, despite nine points in his past 17 postseason games, Nash has gotten a bit of a negative reputation in the playoffs. 10ABOUT THE SAME: Could the Capitals have used an addition to their blue line? But this is the team, this is their probable division regular-season finish, and this is their second-round series against the Penguins. Getting Derick Brassard was a coup for GM Jim Rutherford, especially since George Mc Phee, his counterpart in Vegas, was nice enough to pick up part of the tab. Let's see what Ken Holland (or the next GM) does with it. 27FURTHER: Being unable to gin up anything more than one offer on Maroon at a deadline when so many other wingers were in a play was tough to swallow.
But then again, Brassard isn't the first guy to leave 40 percent of his salary in Vegas. 11ABOUT THE SAME: They pick up Petr Mrazek out of necessity, because of goalie injuries, and then add what's left of Johnny Oduya. But for now, the Sharks have a key addition to their top line for a reasonable cost. 17FURTHER: The Ducks made a move up our power rankings, but not at the deadline. In the short term, a veteran team could have used a boost before the postseason, in a conference where seemingly everyone else got one. 14CLOSER: Wow, who would have had the Devils as deadline buyers back in October? 16FURTHER: The Calgary Flames got a recent injury scare with goalie Mike Smith, and decided to roll with what they have between the pipes rather than get an insurance policy. Our voters were clearly not impressed by GM Doug Armstrong declaring, via the Paul Stastny trade, that the team wasn't good enough to contend for a Cup. 19FURTHER: You have to be in it to win it, and the Hurricanes did nothing at the deadline to better their chances of making the Stanley Cup playoffs this season -- much to their fans' frustration. But hey, at least he's probably headed back to Edmonton. 26ABOUT THE SAME: Still waiting for that ultimate decision on Max Pacioretty as either a building block for a contender or being turned into parts to build one. 28FURTHER: How does one not get at least a draft pick at the deadline?
Her husband John and co-defendant Talisha Brandao are awaiting trial in the case.( A Steelton woman convicted of participating in an ambush robbery of a man she met through an online dating site will be out of circulation for a while. Curcillo ensured that Wednesday by sentencing 45-year-old Josephine Kiger to 1 1/2- to three years in state prison.
Curcillo imposed that penalty, plus 5 years of probation, two months after a county jury convicted Kiger of robbery for the September 2016 crime.
Second, his back-to-back MVP performances in winning back-to-back Cups is an exponentially more impressive accomplishment than Mario's back-to-back Cups and Conns, given the relative quality of play in their respective eras, as well as the modern challenges Crosby had to deal with in the salary-cap age. This argument would change dramatically if Crosby had the opportunity to post 199 points like Mario did when the goals-for average for teams was 3.74.
(It was 2.77 last season.) If this is a greatest-players-of-all-time list, Lemieux's numbers likely rank him higher than Crosby.
Fifteen years later, he saved them from bankruptcy, and, in 2007, he ushered in a new arena deal to block the team from bolting to Kansas City (despite flirting with the possibility).
Josephine Kiger invited the victim to her Pine Street home to discuss their relationship, investigators said.
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Josephine Kiger, left, has been convicted and sentenced to prison for helping to rob a man she met on an online dating site.
The contenders, pretenders and lottery fodder are clear at this point. Higher-ranked teams are favored over lower-ranked teams. Ryan Mc Donagh gives the Lightning two defensive pairings that could be a top pairing for most teams in the NHL. They'd be even closer with Erik Karlsson, but this is great, too. 5CLOSER: Ryan Hartman is already paying dividends, and could be the right wing the Predators need (even if he cost them a first-round pick). But the trade deadline was the time to add something to the blue line for a playoff run, and the Leafs didn't.
Some teams are all-in on trying to capture glory in the short term. A run of wins doesn't guarantee a jump, and a couple of losses doesn't guarantee a fall. Bringing back Mike Fisher as a fourth-liner (and general locker room good dude) doesn't hurt either. 1ABOUT THE SAME: Does Tomas Tatar move the Knights any closer to the Cup than they already were? He'll help, but it's still the totality of the team effort that's the difference. (In their defense, Mike Green opting out of a trade to Toronto didn't help matters.)Record: 38-15-8 Week 20 Ranking: No. In any event, it wasn't working, and this new approach was a necessary reset button. 22ABOUT THE SAME: Getting that first-rounder for Ryan Hartman was the first step in a rather long journey to fine-tune this roster. 21FURTHER: The Islanders didn't do much of anything to increase their playoff chances.