October 23, 2013 |
Jakob Silfverberg was raised on the outdoor ice rinks of Sweden, molded by a distinguished defenseman father who won several national titles and influenced by an uncle who was once a national scoring leader. "He's got a great shot and release, so he's going to score goals when given the opportunity," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said of Silfverberg. "More importantly, he's very responsible - both ends of the rink. In Sweden, there's a different style of play, where you have to learn the responsibilities of the game more than just a skill.
October 9, 2013 |
Bobby Ryan didn't put on a mask, any sort of disguise or implement a clever way to hide his identity. He roamed the streets of Ottawa in September and interviewed fans about ... Bobby Ryan. Surely, the deeply knowledgeable fans in that Canadian hotbed of hockey would recognize the newly minted Senators forward. After all, this was not some journeyman fourth-liner. Ryan happened to be a high-scoring forward who had four 30-goal seasons when he played for the Ducks. He was traded to Ottawa in July in exchange for forwards Jakob Silfverberg and Stefan Noesen and a first-round pick in next year's draft.
September 23, 2013 |
The 65th Emmy Awards took so many of its winners by surprise Sunday night that several were, quite literally, speechless. True, TV's biggest night had its share of repeat winners, notably ABC's "Modern Family" and actresses Claire Danes ("Homeland") and Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"). But the winners in several of the major acting categories proved the prognosticators wrong. In fact, the first award of the night went to first-time winner Merritt Wever of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" for supporting actress in a comedy series.
September 12, 2013 |
It's unfair to expect 22-year-old Jakob Silfverberg to immediately replace four-time 30-goal scorer Bobby Ryan on the Ducks' scoresheet or in the hearts of their fans. But Silfverberg, who had 10 goals and 19 points in 48 games with Ottawa last season, has enough talent to suggest he will carve out his own niche with the Ducks, who acquired him with winger Stefan Noesen and a 2014 first-round draft pick for Ryan in July. Switched from his natural right side to the left Thursday, Silfverberg meshed with right wing Teemu Selanne and center Nick Bonino during the first day of practice at Anaheim Ice. To Coach Bruce Boudreau , Silfverberg lived up to his billing.
September 5, 2013 |
Whether he felt worthy or not, former Angels second baseman Bobby Knoop, who won three Gold Glove Awards and was selected to play in the 1966 All-Star Game, was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony Thursday. “It's pretty incredible to me,” Knoop, now 74, said of the honor. “When I first talked about this, I envisioned myself in a fantasy dream of standing on the field for 3 1/2 hours giving the highlights of my career. After careful review, I got it down to about 3 minutes 10 seconds, because it wasn't much of a highlight film.” Knoop hit .240 with 44 home runs and 236 runs batted in during his six-year career (1964-69)
August 28, 2013 |
Veteran NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte suffered three broken ribs in a cycling accident Wednesday morning and won't participate in this weekend's race in Atlanta, said his firm, Bobby Labonte Enterprises. The accident happened while Labonte, 49, was riding his bicycle near his home in Trinity, N.C. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Details of the accident were not disclosed. Labonte had no other injuries but was being held overnight for observation. Mike Bliss will replace Labonte this weekend in the No. 51 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car fielded by Phoenix Racing, the announcement said.