Thursday, March 31, 2011
Posted: 11:19 a.m.
Butler coach Brad Stevens called into "The Dan Patrick Show" on Thursday to talk about the Bulldogs upcoming matchup against VCU.
Dan asked Stevens how to slow down VCU. You better guard him with a huge sense of urgency, Stevens said, because theyre rolling as much as any team I can remember in the NCAA Tournament.
Stevens said that VCU plays as a team and has great energy on both ends of the floor. Its just a fun, fun group to watch, Stevens said.
WATCH: Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon talks about loss to Butler
Stevens said Butlers experience has really helped them in the week of preparation. Stevens said things are easier the week leading up to the Final Four than it was last time.
Stevens said that Old Dominion, Pittsburgh and Florida could all probably be sitting in the same position as Butler is right now. Thats how close the games are.
Portion of text written by Andrew Perloff of "The Dan Patrick Show"."The Dan Patrick Show" airs Monday-Friday from 8:00-11:00 a.m. on Comcast SportsNet.
The Bears and Patriots played a wild game yesterday, with the outcome literally coming down to the final seconds/yards.
The Bears didn't get their intended result, and BearsTwitter let 'em know about it after the game.
Here were the most neat tweets from Sunday's loss:
Shoutout to broadcasts in other languages, they're legitimately always 100X more entertaining.
The Blackhawks have said all along that they don't plan on carrying three goaltenders, but wanted to do so during the three games in four days stretch just in case, with Corey Crawford coming back from a 10-month layoff because of a concussion.
After being encouraged by how Crawford has responded to his return, the Blackhawks placed goaltender Anton Forsberg on waivers Monday morning. Teams have 24 hours to put in a claim for the 25-year-old goaltender and would have to keep him on their NHL roster for 10 games and/or 30 days before he's eligible to go through the waiver process again.
His chances of getting claimed by any of the other 30 teams essentially depends on which teams believe Forsberg would be an immediate upgrade over their current backup — or starter, for that matter — or whether there's an injury to one of the team's two goaltenders that requires a placeholder, like we saw the Carolina Hurricanes do by claiming Curtis McElhinney from the Toronto Maple Leafs after Scott Darling's injury in the preseason.
If Forsberg goes unclaimed, the Blackhawks can assign him to the American Hockey League with the Rockford IceHogs. With Collin Delia and Kevin Lankinen sharing the goaltending duties in Rockford, it's possible Lankinen gets sent to the Indy Fuel in the East Coast Hockey League to get consistent starts under his belt.
A third option, one that isn't very common but we've seen in the past as recently as last October with Maple Leafs goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo, is that Forsberg can be loaned to any AHL team while still being a part of the Blackhawks organization. This would allow the Blackhawks to keep Delia and Lankinen in Rockford while Forsberg gets his starts in the AHL, too.
Or, the Blackhawks could simply trade Forsberg to another NHL team that could stash him in the AHL, as long as he clears waivers. They did it last season with Chris DiDomenico, who cleared waivers as a member of the Ottawa Senators but was then traded to Chicago for Ville Pokka days later. Had DiDomenico been claimed by the Blackhawks, he would have had to stay on the NHL roster as noted above.
Forsberg was 10-16-4 with a 2.97 goals against average and .908 save percentage in 35 appearances last season but has not appeared in a game yet this year. He was acquired as part of the Brandon Saad package for Artemi Panarin in June 2017.