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Word on the Street: Hawks' goalies battle for No. 2 spot

Word on the Street: Hawks' goalies battle for No. 2 spot

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011CSNChicago.com
Hawks goaltenders battle for No. 2 spotThe battle for the Blackhawks backup goalie spot continuesas Ray Emery and Alexander Salak enter the third preseason game against the RedWings. The two contenders will continue to split time in the upcoming game.Salak has had a save percentage of .957 in the preseason,while Emery has allowed in six goals, putting him at a .800 percentage.(ChicagoTribune)Kings pencil Doughty in lineupDespite failed negotiations between Drew Doughty and the LAKings, coach Terry Murray has moved ahead and planned on having Doughty in theteams lineup. Although missingthe preseason is not ideal, Murray wants Doughtys spot available if, or shouldI say when, the 21-year-old defenseman comes to a deal he and the team can bothagree on. (ProHockeyTalk)MLB makes aggressive move on the DodgersMLB commissioner Bud Selig has been pushed to his limit,resulting in his most aggressive threat to Dodgers owner Frank McCourt weveseen yet. Selig has announced the possibility of terminating the team from theMLB if McCourt does not sell. Although it isnt believed thetermination would go through, the threat is enough to scare away investors who may haveconsidered helping McCourt. (HardballTalk)

Cubs Talk Podcast: Manny Machado’s value and other Cubs offseason wish list items

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Manny Machado’s value and other Cubs offseason wish list items

Did Manny Machado’s value take a hit at all after he openly admitted hustling isn’t his “cup of tea”? Our Cubs team (David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Tony Andracki, Jeff Nelson) debate that, plus the potential fit of Machado or Bryce Harper for the 2019 Cubs and beyond.

The crew also runs down the top items on the Cubs’ offseason wish list – ranging from bullpen help to infield depth to a set leadoff hitter – in what may be the most impactful winter in Theo Epstein’s tenure in Chicago.

Listen to the podcast here or via the embedded player below:

Bulls Talk Podcast: Getting to know the Bulls Outsiders team; bold predictions for this season

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Getting to know the Bulls Outsiders team; bold predictions for this season

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, the Bulls Outsiders team of Matt Peck, David Watson, and John Sabine join Kevin Anderson to talk about the series premier of ‘Bulls Outsiders’ Thursday night. Hear about how the show came together and what they are hoping to bring to the Bulls fanbase this season. They’ll also share their bold predictions for the season including two potential end-of-season award winners from this roster.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: