Team Canadas roster announcement on Tuesday generated plenty of discussion, but deciding who should wear the C brings even more debate. Air Force 1 Red Sale . The two likeliest players to be named captain of Canadas Olympic mens hockey team for Sochi appear to be Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby. Toews resume is quite extensive: two-time Stanley Cup winning captain of the Chicago Blackhawks, three All-Star appearances, Conn Smythe trophy winner, Selke award winner, and member of the Triple Gold Club (Olympic gold, World Championship gold and Stanley Cup winner). He has won five gold medals for Team Canada in six international appearances, with the exception bringing a silver medal. Do these credentials warrant him the right to be named captain for Sochi? Or should it be the man responsible for the "Golden Goal", arguably the greatest Team Canada moment in international play since Paul Hendersons 1972 Summit Series winner? Crosby, named the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins in his third NHL season at age 19, has built quite an illustrious trophy case himself since his debut in 2005. The four-time NHL All-Star has an Art Ross Trophy, a Hart Trophy, a pair of Lester B. Pearson/Ted Lindsay Awards, and a Rocket Richard trophy to go along with a Stanley Cup title. Crosbys international resume shows slightly less volume than Toews, with two gold medals and a silver in five international appearances. But both players are unquestionably winners and leaders at both the NHL and international levels. How much should their international careers play into the decision? For all of the attention on Crosby and Toews, there are three other NHL captains who have spots on the Team Canada roster. Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks), John Tavares (New York Islanders) and Shea Weber (Nashville Predators) all wear the C in the NHL. Has their time come for a bigger international honour? Who do you want to see lead Team Canada? As always, its Your! Call. Air Force 1 Womens Fake . -- A deflected pass that landed in DeSean Jacksons hands. Air Force 1 Yellow Outlet . The 24-year-old right winger has one assist in nine games this season with the Sabres. In his career, he has three goals and six assists in 43 NHL games.ORLANDO, Fla. - The Magic played some of their best basketball of the season against one of the Easts top teams earlier this week to break out of a six-game losing streak.They picked up where they left off against one of the Wests best.Victor Oladipo had 32 points, Nik Vucevic added 25 and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Houston Rockets 120-113 on Wednesday night.The win was Orlandos second straight, and snapped a four-game Rockets winning streak. It was the second consecutive 30-point game for Oladipo, who had 33 in the Magics win at Chicago on Monday.I think it took time but weve figured out how to play, Oladipo said. Now that weve figured it out, we cant change it.Elfrid Payton and Channing Frye each added 15 points. Orlando improved to 11-1 this season when scoring 100 points or more.Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said reaching 120 points for the second consecutive game is a hopeful sign for a team that only reached 100 points 10 times in its first 40 games.Its a part of basketball — the ball goes through the hole and it carries over to the other end of the floor, Vaughn said.Houston led 85-84 entering the fourth quarter, but was outscored 36-28 by the Magic in the final 12 minutes.James Harden had 26 points and 10 assists to lead Houston. Dwight Howard added 23 points and eight rebounds. Howard is now 3-2 against his former team.The Rockets shot 50 per cent for the game, but were just 9 for 20 in the fourth quarter.They got wherever they wanted to with the ball, Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. We couldnt stop them.The Rockets made an effort to deny Vucevic touches in the fourth quarter, forcing the Magic to look other places for offence.Meanwhile, Houston pushed the action and took a 107-104 lead on a layup by Donatas Motiejunas.The Magic quickly responded, with back-to-back baskets by Paayton and a 3 by Channing Frye to nudge back in front 111-107 with 1:20 to play. Air Force 1 Green Outlet. Following a Rockets basket, Vucevic was finally free underneath for a layup, and was fouled. He converted on his free throw to complete the three-point play to make it 114-109 with less than a minute remaining. Houston called timeout.Payton forced a steal out of that timeout, and found Oladipo for an uncontested two-handed dunk.It was a big finish for Payton, who was 1-for 7 from the field entering the final quarter, but was 4-for-4 in fourth with a pair of assists.Frye said he thinks his team is figuring out some chemistry offensively.Were playing kind of a new-age basketball with two guards that are attackers, and when youve got floor space, that creates (opportunities) for each other, he said.___TIP-INSRockets: Outscored the Magic 64-54 on points in the paint. ...Finished with 17 turnovers that led to 22 Magic points.Magic: Vucevic posted a NBA-leading 24th double-double. ...F Tobias Harris sat out for the third straight game with a sprained left ankle. ...Rookie G Devyn Marble started in his place for the third consecutive time in a three-guard look for Orlando.THE OTHER FOOTBALLFour international soccer teams — UEFA Champions League club Bayer 04 Leverkusen, three-time German champion FC K?ln, two-time FIFA World Champion SC Corinthians Paulista and four-time Brazilian champion Fluminense FC — attended Wednesdays game. They are playing in the Florida Cup at Disneys ESPN Wide World of Sports on Jan. 15 and at EverBank Field in Jacksonville Jan. 17. Magic officials said 120 international media members were credentialed for a halftime challenge between the teams.UP NEXTRockets: Host Thunder on Thursday.Magic: Host Memphis on Friday.___Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/khightower ' ' '
TAMPA, Fla. Balenciaga Shoes Wholesale China . -- Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since returning from a major injury, Ryan Callahan had his first goal with Tampa Bay, and the Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Thursday night. Stamkos gave Tampa Bay a 5-2 lead from the low left circle during a power play at 10:47 of the third. The Lightning star, playing in his fourth game since missing 45 games after breaking his right shin Nov. 11, also had an assist after three pointless games. Callahan scored from in-close to put the Lightning up 3-2 at 12:04 of the second. The Lightning obtained the right wing from the New York Rangers for former captain Martin St. Louis at the trade deadline. Tampa Bay, which had lost five straight (0-3-2) also got goals from Sami Salo, Michael Kostka and Tyler Johnson. Goalie Ben Bishop won his 30th game this season. Tomas Fleischmann, Quinton Howden, Scottie Upshall and Brandon Pirri scored for the Panthers, who have lost 11 of 14. Upshall and Pirri scored in the final 1:05 to get Florida to 5-4. Johnson made it 4-2 with 1:07 left in the second when he sent the puck into the slot and it deflected off Florida defenceman Ed Jovanovski and past goalie Dan Ellis. Stamkos assisted on Johnsons goal. The teams both scored twice in the first 8:18 of the game. Florida, which entered last in road power play at 6.5 per cent (8 for 124) converted its first chance on Fleischmanns goal at 1:44. After Salo tied it at 5:38, Howden put the Panthers up 2-1 on his first NHL goal, coming from the low left circle just 12 second later. Kostka tied it at 2 at 8:18. NOTES: It was Stamkos first goal since Nov. 9 against Detroit. ... Lightning C Valtteri Filppula had three assists. ... Ellis, acquired from Dallas for Tim Thomas on March 5, made his Panthers debut. ... It was Howdens first NHL game this season and 19th overall. He was recalled from San Antonio of the AHL Wednesday. ... Florida LW Sean Bergenheim didnt play due to a lower body injury. ... Salo (lower body) and teammate Radko Gudas (left leg) both played. Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Wholesale . They kicked off the still-going trend of host cities winning the Grey Cup and sent Hall of Fame head coach Wally Buono to the front office a champion. Air Jordan 1 Retro High Og Cheap . -- Each time the Utah Jazz threatened Memphis lead, the Grizzlies responded with defensive stops.TORONTO - With spring training just over a month away, many big-league baseball players are starting to get back into their workout routines in preparation for the 2015 season.For Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, the pre-season plan is a little different. The veteran right-hander has to give his nails extra attention since theyre critical for his unique pitch.I just kind of let them go in the winter, Dickey said Friday. And then when it comes time for like around late January, I start treating them with some product and making sure that theyre filed right, and the nail hardener is on there, things like that.Dickey was joined by teammates Jose Bautista, Aaron Loup, Todd Redmond and Dalton Pompey for a media availability at Rogers Centre to kick off the Blue Jays Winter Tour. The tour will include stops in Calgary, Banff and Vancouver next week. A chipped or broken nail can significantly hamper Dickeys ability to throw the unique pitch, which can float, dive and flutter en route to the plate. The over-the-counter hardener is used so the nails can withstand the rigours of a full season.Dickey tries to keep his nails at a consistent length and also has to be mindful of tasks that other players wouldnt be concerned about — like making sure a nail doesnt crack while hes doing up a zipper, for example.He doesnt go into nail salons unless theres an emergency.I do my own stuff, Dickey said in a recent interview at a different promotional event. Im probably the only major leaguer out there that could go on the disabled list for a broken nail. Cheap Fake Nmd . I dont trust many people with my nails. I do it all on my own.To throw the pitch, Dickey puts his index and middle fingers just behind the horseshoe-like seam on the ball. He digs his nails in on top and supports the bottom of the ball with his thumb on one side and fourth finger on the other.The thumb must stay off the seam to prevent the ball from spinning. Dickey then winds up and bends his wrist at an almost 90-degree angle before essentially pushing the ball out.With no spin, the ball floats toward the plate, often handcuffing batters with its slower speed and directional changes.Knuckleballers are quite rare as it can take a long time for a pitcher to master it. Dickey, 40, started out as a conventional pitcher but found the most success as a knuckler later in his career.So is it a fun pitch to throw?It can be. It can also be maddening, he said. When its going good, theres not anything better in the world. But when its going bad, it can be really ugly.Dickey won the National League Cy Young Award with the New York Mets in 2012 and joined the Blue Jays the following year. Hell be counted on to help anchor Torontos starting rotation again in 2015.Dickey reached the 200-inning plateau for the fourth straight season last year, finishing with a 14-13 mark and 3.71 earned-run average.Spring training begins next month and the Blue Jays will kick off the regular season April 6 in New York.———Follow @GregoryStrongCP on Twitter. ' ' '