NHL trade review: Devils acquire Lack for Prout

               The New Jersey Devils have acquired G Eddie Lack from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Dalton Prout.                For the Devils, they already have Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid on their roster, plus prospect Mackenzie Blackwood rising, so it\’s a surprise they\’d go out and get Lack. Maybe he will replace ScottContinue reading “NHL trade review: Devils acquire Lack for Prout”

MLB news: Padres sign Ross, Young to MiLB deals

              The San Diego Padres have signed RHPs Tyson Ross and Chris Young to minor league deals. Both will challenge for a rotation spot.                The Padres need mad rotation help. By adding Ross and Young, two former Padres, it puts veteran leadership, plus skill. Ross started on opening day for the Padres in 2016,Continue reading “MLB news: Padres sign Ross, Young to MiLB deals”

MLB news: Rockies sign Davis

                The Colorado Rockies have signed RHP closer Wade Davis to a three year, $52 million deal. A 2021 option is included.                  With closer Greg Holland a free agent, the Rockies were in the mix for the two big closers available: Holland and Davis, but mainly Davis, the bigger one. Either way, one ofContinue reading “MLB news: Rockies sign Davis”

MLB news: Twings sign Duke, Reds sign Hughes

             One day removed from Christmas (Merry Christmas), we have two more relievers who signed. The Minnesota Twins signed LHP Zach Duke, and RHP Jared Hughes went to the Cincinnati Reds on a two year deal.               Duke is a veteran lefty who can eat up innings and be strong against left handed batters inContinue reading “MLB news: Twings sign Duke, Reds sign Hughes”

NHL news: Burmistrov retires

              Forward Alexander Burmistrov has retired from the NHL, his agent Dan Milstein announced. Burmistrov last played for the Vancouver Canucks.               Burmistrov was clearly fed up with Canucks management and the coaching staff. As Sportsnet anchor Rick Dhaliwal pointed out, Burmistrov just got four minutes of ice time in his final NHL game. DhaliwalContinue reading “NHL news: Burmistrov retires”