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The Winnipeg Goldeyes announced on Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Alex Jones has been traded to the Laredo Lemurs for future considerations. Jones was 2-0 with a 2.73 ERA in 26 appearances out of the bullpen. He was previously placed on the inactive list on August 19. The team also announced that pitching coach Bill Pulsipher has left the team and returned to his home in Port St. Lucie, Florida for personal reasons. He is not expected to rejoin the team this season. Goldeyes manager Rick Forney will oversee the teams pitching staff for the remainder of the season. Paul Hornung Jersey . Footes familiar No. 52 jersey will be raised to the Pepsi Center rafters at a date still to be determined, where it will join those of Joe Sakic (19), Peter Forsberg (21), Patrick Roy (33) and Ray Bourque (77). Ray Nitschke Jersey . -- Charline Labonte was named Canadas starting goaltender for womens world hockey championship opener against the United States. ... Sc-31.html . Like an ordinary fan, he watched the Heat, who had some guy named Jarvis Varnado playing for them. Womens Ray Nitschke Jersey .Y. -- Mark Sanchez wants to be like Eli Manning. Womens Aaron Rodgers Jersey . He was on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation for three weeks. Sheets lost his third straight start Aug. 23 at San Francisco, dropping to 4-4 with a 3.With less than two weeks remaining in the NHL regular season, its that time of the year when our attention turns to wholl win the major NHL awards. The voting for most of the awards is done by the Professional Hockey Writers Association, although NHL GMs vote on the Vezina Trophy (top goaltender) and the NHL Broadcasters Association select the Adams Award for Coach of the Year. Its a highly unusual season, obviously. Because of the lockout, its 48 games long, not the traditional 82. And theres been no interlocking play between the Eastern and Western Conferences. So that certainly complicates some of the decision-making process. While there are still games to be played, and what happens over the next dozen days could still impact who wins the awards, TSN sought to get a head start on the annual awards debate with an NHL Coaches Poll. TSN contacted NHL head coaches and asked them to pick one winner and one runner-up in each of six award categories. There were only two requirements: Choose only players in their own conference -- those theyve actually seen this season -- and do not pick anyone on their own team. A total of 25 coaches -- 13 in the West and 12 in the East -- participated in the survey. So without further ado, heres the rundown of how voting went in each of the two Conferences: Eastern Conference The big question was whether Sidney Crosby, who hasnt played since March 30th and may not play until the playoffs, missed too many games to win the Hart Trophy as MVP. Well, Eastern Conference coaches dont seem to be too concerned he will have missed 12 of 48 games. The majority of Eastern coaches who responded had Crosby atop their hart ballot. New York Islander John Tavares was the only other player to get multiple first-place votes and finished second to Crosby, with Washingtons Alexander Ovechkin getting enough second place votes to be No. 3, just behind Tavares. The most closely-contested Eastern Conference voting battle was for Rookie of the Year. Montreals Brendan Gallagher narrowly edged Floridas Jonathan Huberdeau for top Calder consideration in what amounted to an incredibly tight two-man race. As for the Vezina, many of the coaches acknowledged that Ottawas Craig Anderson was well on his way to being a slam dunk in this category but his injury derailed that. You may be surprised to learn Montreals Carey Price, whos had a horrendous three-game stretch in the last week, topped the survey, which was conducted after he was lit up by Toronto on Saturday but beefore he was torched by Philadelphia on Monday night.dddddddddddd Bostons Tuukka Rask and New York Ranger Henrik Lundquist were second and third behind Price. Montreals P.K. Subban was the clear No. 1 choice as the Eastern Conferences top defenceman, ahead of both Bostons Zdeno Chara and Pittsburghs Kris Letang. And it was no contest in Selke Trophy balloting for top defensive forward - Bostons Patrice Bergeron won in a landslide with no other player getting any appreciable level of support. Montreal coach Michel Therrien was chosen No. 1 by his Eastern Conference peers, ahead of both Ottawas Paul MacLean and Torontos Randy Carlyle at Nos. 2 and 3. Western Conference The overwhelming choice for Hart Trophy MVP consideration in the Western Conference was Chicago Blackhawk captain Jonathan Toews. The only other player the Western Conference coaches had remotely close to Toews was Anaheim centre Ryan Getzlaf, with Chicagos Patrick Kane and Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky getting mentioned but nowhere close to the top two guys. Toews also topped Selke Trophy consideration as the best defensive forward in the West, ahead of Detroits Pavel Datsyuk and L.A.s Anze Kopitar. Bobrovsky was the runaway leader for the Vezina as top goalie although San Joses Antti Niemi finished a strong No. 2. One quirk in the voting was that both Chicago goalies - Corey Crawford and Ray Emery got mentions. The Western Conference Calder battle for top rookie was closely contested, with Chicago forward Brandon Saad just edging Minnesota defenceman Jonas Brodin. Three other defencemen -- Justin Schultz of Edmonton, Jake Muzzin of Los Angeles and Brenden Dillon of Dallas -- also received some consideration. As for top defenceman, the Western Norris nod went to Minnesotas Ryan Suter with only Anaheims Francois Beauchemin within shouting distance, though Chicagos Duncan Keith and L.A.s Drew Doughty had some multiple mentions. The Adams voting for top coach in the West was primarily a two-man race with Chicagos Joel Quenneville coming out on top, ahead of Anaheims Bruce Boudreau. Columbuss Todd Richards was a distant third. Now, keep in mind a couple of things. One, there are still games to be played and future performances may yet impact voting. Two, while the coaches insight is welcome, they actually have no input in actual NHL award voting. In any case, let the debates begin. ' ' '
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