From Comcast SportsNetVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Canucks fans were dejected but mostly peaceful despite another disappointing playoff run.Unlike the chaos that erupted last June when Vancouver lost to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, the city's downtown streets cleared quickly and there was little sign of trouble last night following the Canucks' 2-1 loss in overtime to the Los Angeles Kings and their early exit from the NHL playoffs.For the second year in a row, the Canucks managed to rack up the most points in the league during the regular season, winning the Presidents Cup, but they lost the first three games to the Kings, including two at home.A win in Los Angeles last week gave fans new hope, and the flames of that hope were fanned when the Canucks scored in the first period Sunday night. But the Kings tied it up in the third, sending the teams into a short and for Vancouver, disappointing, overtime period."Everybody was stunned silence. Nobody can believe that they are out," Rick Yuck of Calgary said, as some passers-by outside Rogers Arena chanted "Next year, next year."Keegan Grant was inside the arena when the Kings scored early in overtime and said other fans just got up from their seats and began to swear under their breath."My heart stopped," he said. "I was so sad. Words can't express my feelings right now."Ben Basran, of West Vancouver, said he was really mad and disappointed with the loss, but the 13-year-old was quick to put the Canucks' defeat into perspective.Basran said he will now cheer on the Ottawa Senators and begin to watch the city's other professional sports teams."You've got to get over it soon," he said. "You can't dwell on the past."Mike "the Piper" MacDonald was outside Rogers Arena, trying to help fans passing by do just that by playing "Amazing Grace.""Well, everybody knows it as a funeral tune, you know, end of an era, end of a life, end of the Canucks' life," MacDonald said of the song. "So that's very appropriate for tonight."Hanging like ghosts in the twilight sky, the pipe's haunting notes greeted the hockey faithful, some of whom smiled, while others cast their eyes down to the cold, gray sidewalks."I usually try to keep it upbeat, but not tonight. You've got to toy with the emotions of the crowd," MacDonald said. "You know, it helps them overcome their sorrows."
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Head coach: Gene Nudo
Assistant coaches: Dick Eufrasio, Titcus Pettigrew, Tim Rooney, Brien Rooney, Craig Schneider, Joe Bauers, Mike Herman and Joe Hajek
How they fared in 2018: 3-6 (2-2 Chicago Catholic League/Green Conference). Fenwick failed to qualify for the IHSA state football playoffs.
2019 regular season schedule:
Aug. 30 vs Curie
Sept. 6 vs Dunbar
Sept. 13 @ Nazareth Academy
Sept. 20 @ Joliet Catholic
Sept. 27 vs. Marist
Oct. 4 vs Marmion Academy
Oct. 11 vs. St. Patrick
Oct. 18 @ Leo
Oct. 25 @ St. Ignatius
Biggest storyline: The new conference. Can the Friars bounce back from last season while playing a new and challenging league?
Names to watch this season: OL/DL Sean Carpenter (Sr.) QB Kaden Cobb (Soph.) and WR Bryce Legan (Sr.)
Biggest holes to fill: The Friars welcome back several starters from last fall but will also need to find six new replacements on the defensive side of the football.
EDGY's Early Take: Fenwick struggled last season. The Friars played several underclassmen starters and they're hoping that experience will pay off come August. The new CCL/ESCC mega conference also brings new challenges. It includes a tough path in the middle of the season with games at Nazareth, at Joliet Catholic and then at home vs. Marist. If the Friars can get out of the gate quickly, they have a good shot at earning a state playoff spot in 2019.
NBA Draft week is filled with rumors that never come to fruition, so take this with a grain of salt.
The Bulls are reportedly interested in trading up to draft Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland.
That report from ESPN's Jonathan Givony comes in the wake of him also reporting that Garland has scheduled a last-minute workout with the New York Knicks, owners of the No. 3 pick.
Darius Garland will conduct a last-minute workout in Tarrytown with the New York Knicks tomorrow, a source told ESPN. Garland is in serious consideration for the No. 3 pick. Minnesota, Boston, Chicago are teams looking at potentially trading up to No. 4 with Garland in mind.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 18, 2019
Other reports mention that the Knicks are bringing Garland in for the private workout just in case they move out of the No. 3 slot on draft night. They're still expected to take Duke's R.J. Barrett after the New Orleans Pelicans select Zion Williamson first overall and the Memphis Grizzlies nab Murray State point guard with the second pick.
For the Bulls, it makes sense. They have an obvious need at point guard - though that shouldn't be their main focus on draft night - and have been enamored with Garland for quite some time. Though Garland played only five games as a freshman before tearing his meniscus, the former 5-star recruit has drawn comparisons to Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker for his outside prowess at the point and his playmaking ability.
Givony also reported that Garland had a private workout with the Bulls - among other teams - and turned heads in it, He's 100 percent recovered after knee surgery in November, too, which is important.
Source: Garland is back at 100% after his knee surgery in November and will be ready to play summer league, pending approval from the team that drafts him. Garland has had a number of impressive private workouts recently with the LA Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 18, 2019
It's unclear what the Bulls would have to give up in a potential deal, but it would be a lot. Of the teams listed as potentially trying to trade up to No. 4, the Hawks (three first-round picks) and the Celtics (three first-round picks) have more assets to offer than the Bulls.
It's difficult to see a scenario where the Bulls part with any of Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine or Wendell Carter Jr. in a package for No. 4. In theory, the Bulls could offer up a protected first-round pick in next year's draft, similar to what the Dallas Mavericks did last season in moving up for Luka Doncic. Dallas traded the No. 5 pick and a top-5 protected pick for the No. 3 pick. That pick wound up being No. 10 this season.
For now, it's a rumor and we'll keep an eye on it over the next 48 hours.