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d. "Three or four were hit hard,

  • Ryan Millers short – and unsuccessful – tenure with the St. Discount Shoes Online . Louis Blues is all but over. Brian Elliott was signed to a three-year contract extension on Monday by the Blues and general manager Doug Armstrong noted that Jake Allen will be the other goalie in the tandem, leaving Miller as the odd man out. On July 1, the 33-year-old will likely hit the market as an unrestricted free agent. Being one of the most coveted free agents in this years market, especially in net, where do you think Miller will end up? The Pittsburgh Penguins seem to be a logical fit. Theyre coming off another disappointing early playoff exit which led to the firing of GM Ray Shero and the possible termination of head coach Dan Bylsma in the near future. Marc-Andre Fleury had another less-than-stellar post-season performance between the pipes, leading to the desire for change in Pittsburgh. Miller might be the guy to fill the void for a team that expects to hoist the Cup every year. The Minnesota Wild are a solid club lacking a reliable presence in goal as well. Darcy Kuemper took over as the starter last season after Josh Harding (multiple sclerosis) and Niklas Backstrom (strained abdominal muscle) struggled with health issues. Ilya Bryzgalov was sharp in his playoff stint in relief of Kuemper, but his career has shown he cant be counted on as a starter. The Washington Capitals missed the playoffs for the first time in six years. For most of the season, Braden Holtby was the man between the pipes for the defensively-challenged Capitals and Miller would be considered an improvement. With GM George McPhee and head coach Adam Oates out, change is in the air in Washington. California could also be a viable destination for Miller. The San Jose Sharks blew a 3-0 series lead against the Los Angeles Kings in the opening round and even though it wasnt Antti Niemis fault, a change might be in order. The Dallas Stars is also an option with Lindy Ruff – Millers former coach in Buffalo – behind the bench. However, Kari Lehtonen has four more years left on his contract and has been solid for Dallas since joining the club in 2009. Its possible Miller would like to play in his home state of Michigan with the Detroit Red Wings, but with Jimmy Howard manning the net, another move would need to be made to accommodate the Michigan State product. Could Canada be desirable for Miller? The Vancouver Canucks used to have Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider. Now they have Eddie Lack and Jacob Markstrom. With the Canucks window closing by the day, Vancouver might be interested in giving Miller an expensive, short-term deal for one last kick at the can. The Edmonton Oilers are another franchise that could use an upgrade in net, but Miller wants to win now and Edmonton is a tough sell for that reason. The same could be said for the Winnipeg Jets, who may not be convinced that Ondrej Pavelec is the answer. Miller is entering the latter half of his career. The time for him to choose a winner is now. So, where will Ryan Miller play next season? As always, its Your! Call. Cheap Shoes Online . There is no argument that the line of Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Thomas Vanek was one of the hottest in the NHL leading into the post-season, and they did combine for three goals and seven points, but it was the depth of all four lines that helped propel Montreal. Wholesale Shoes Suppliers . Sundays race will be held at the Sepang circuit, adjacent to Kuala Lumpurs main airport where the ill-fated flight took off earlier this month. Authorities now say it is almost certain it crashed in the Indian Ocean, killing all 239 people aboard.ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright had a nice view from his seat in the dugout. The kids had it under control. Allen Craig and Matt Adams each had two RBIs and the St. Louis Cardinals got effective work from rookie pitchers subbing for their ace in a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night. Nick Greenwood won his major league debut, with his fiancee, mother, agent and a close friend watching. "You couldnt ask for a better outing," Greenwood said. "Its awesome. Words cant describe." Carlos Martinez allowed an unearned run in four innings in his second career start and Greenwood (1-0) allowed a run and two hits in 3 1-3 innings for St. Louis, which has won seven of eight. "I dont know that you could ask any more," manager Mike Matheny said. "Today could have been a really tough day on our bullpen." Wainwright is skipping a turn to allow for tendinitis in the back of his elbow to subside. He is expected to return Saturday against the Phillies. Matt Holliday had two hits, including a single for his 1,000th career RBI in a four-run fifth that put the Cardinals up 6-1. He tipped his helmet to the crowd, and then scored standing up on Craigs double. "Hes pretty stoic most of the time," Matheny said. "But I mentioned something to him and he had a big smile." Mets manager Terry Collins batted the pitcher eighth for the first time in franchise history but the novel lineup with rookie Jacob deGrom in the eighth slot ahead of Eric Young Jr. mustered just five hits. New York has lost 10 of 13, scoring two or fewer runs six times. "We scored a run, it was fine, it worked out all right," Collins said. But he wouldnt say whether hed try the ploy again Tuesday, saying "I have no idea." Adams homered in his first three games coming off the 15-day disabled list from a strained left calf. One of his RBIs on Monday came on his third triple, tied for the team lead, and he stung the ball all four at-bats. "He runs well, he runs deceptively well," Matheny said. "Id much rather watch him trot." DeGrom (0-4) gave up six runs and 12 hits in 4 1--3 innings in his seventh career start, all three numbers statistical low points. Wholesale Shoes Online. . "I just look at how many balls were really hit hard," he said. "Three or four were hit hard, the rest just kind of found holes and went through." The 25-year-old deGrom has allowed 13 runs and 26 hits in 15 innings over his last three starts. He handled the bat fine, with a sacrifice in the third and a broken-bat liner to second with the base loaded in the fourth after Ruben Tejada was intentionally walked. Young, activated from the 15-day disabled list before the game, had an infield hit to help manufacture a run in the third. But Martinez struck him out to end the fourth. "I havent seen one of those sliders like that in a couple weeks," Young said. "Its just a timing thing. But he made his pitch when he needed to and you tip your cap." The 22-year-old Martinez is one of the Cardinals top rotation prospects with a fastball that registered triple digits in the first inning. Hes been a setup man most of the year with a previous long outing of 2 2-3 innings and needed just 14 pitches to retire the Mets in order the first two innings. The Cardinals selected the 26-year-old Greenwoods contract from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday to provide support behind Martinez. Greenwood grew up a Yankees fan and walked the first batter he faced, former Yankee Curtis Granderson. "You cant really prepare yourself for something like that," Greenwood said. "After that the emotions, youve got to put them away and go after them." Seth Maness retired the last four hitters in order for his first save in his first chance of the season. NOTES: The Cardinals are 19-2 against the NL East at home the last two seasons. ... RHP Michael Wacha (4-5, 2.88 ERA) opposes Mets LHP Jonathon Niese (3-3, 2.54 ERA) on Tuesday. Wacha had a career-best 10 strikeouts and a career-worst five walks April 23 at Citi Field, when he lasted just four innings in a 3-2 loss. ... St. Louis Rams draft picks in the final week of OTAs attended the game. ... The attendance of 42,808 was the Cardinals 18th sellout of the season. ' ' '
      July 24, 2019 8:45 AM CEST
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