The NHL announced Wednesday that Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Niemi and Sergei Bobrovsky are your three finalists for the Vezina Trophy.
Lundqvist you know as the guy who routinely stonewalls the Flyers, Niemi you know as the guy who was in net for the Chicago Blackhawks during their 2010 Stanley Cup win over the Flyers, and Bobrovsky is the guy the Flyers traded away last summer, because he was stuck behind Ilya Bryzgalov.
Bobrovsky went 21-11-6 in 2013 with a .932 save percentage (second in the league) and a 2.00 goals-against (fifth).
Bryzgalov, meanwhile, has seven years remaining on his nine-year, $51 million deal, is an obvious candidate for amnesty and a headcase. It's possible — probable? — the Flyers will keep him around another year and see what happens with both he and Steve Mason on the team.
Mason arrived at the trade deadline and went 4-2 in seven games (one relief) with a .944 save percentage and 1.90 GAA.Columbus got rid of him because he was stuck behind Bob.
Well, I mean, he's just a finalist right, it's not li—
This one sums it up nicely:
CAMDEN, N.J. — Whether or not Joel Embiid suits up against the Raptors tonight remains to be seen. He is listed as questionable because of illness and did not participate in shootaround. On Tuesday, Brett Brown said Embiid was dealing with the flu.
If Embiid is unable to play, Jahlil Okafor would see more playing time. After four straight DNPs, Okafor started in Embiid’s absence on Saturday against the Wizards and had 26 points and nine rebounds in 35 minutes. The following game, he came off the bench against the Bucks (10 points, two rebounds, 20 minutes) without Nerlens Noel (sprained left ankle).
Noel went through shootaround and is probable for Wednesday.
“I know I can’t control what’s going on with all the DNPs,” Okafor said after shootaround. “I just try to work as hard as I can to stay prepared for whatever happens.”
T.J. McConnell has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable after he was able to go through shootaround with a right wrist sprain. He wore a splint on Tuesday but just had his wrist wrapped to limit swelling. The Sixers' medical staff will evaluate McConnell before the game to determine his status.
“A lot better today,” McConnell said. “Optimistic about tonight. We’ll see how it responds this afternoon during warmups and make a decision there.”
Richaun Holmes remains on assignment with the Delaware 87ers. He is currently participating in the NBA D-League Showcase, which runs Jan. 18-22 in Mississauga, Ontario.
When he's not battling bridge scandals, getting kicked off trains, falling out of chairs, making trips to McDonald's for Donald Trump, or eating M&M's, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sure seems to be fond of insulting Philadelphia Eagles fans.
The oversized personality was at it again this morning when he spoke with the Boomer and Carton show up on New York's WFAN.
Christie is a well-documented Dallas Cowboys fan and again discussed his fandom and why people seem to care about it.
And in case you needed a reminder, the Cowboys' season is currently over and they didn't even win a single playoff game. Sad!
“I understand why people are interested if you are a public figure, as to who you root for,” Christie said. “They’re interested. But the hostility, I will tell you that I take for being a Cowboys fan — and this is what I say to Giants fans all the time, and Eagles fans. Now Eagles fans I can understand it from a little more because the Eagles do suck and they’ve sucked for a long time. And their fans are generally angry, awful people.”
He then goes on to say he's not a front runner for liking the Cowboys because they've been far less successful over the last ten years than the New York Giants. Mostly true.
You can listen to the whole interview right here. Via CBS Philly