The right winger has recorded multi-point performances in four of his past seven outings, rolling up three goals with nine points and a plus-6 rating. Brown was blanked in his most recent meeting against Arizona on March 13, but he did post a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating in the second-most recent meeting on Feb. He probably won't win the award, but that still doesn't diminish everything he accomplished.New Jersey's Taylor Hall and Colorado's Nathan Mac Kinnon are the other two nominees.He's coming off a campaign where he scored 16 goals and 37 points in 81 games with Los Angeles.The 21-year-old will be looking to build upon those numbers next season and hopefully the experience from this gold medal run will help him accomplish that.The growing gap between Connecticut’s richest and poorest citizens, which already outstrips that in most other states, has widened dramatically since the last recession.While only the most affluent households improved their standing, the rest lost ground.The Flyers are rolling with what they have, and what they have went on a 9-0-1 roll. 13CLOSER: For the purposes of these power rankings, we'll include the Dion Phaneuf trade as part of the consideration. 12CLOSER: Evander Kane is an elite goal-scoring winger who is playing for his next contract. Yet here we are, having seen them acquire Michael Grabner and Patrick Maroon in an attempt to firm up their playoff seed. 18CLOSER: While we withhold judgment on this whole "Thomas Vanek playing for Torts" thing, adding him, Ian Cole and Mark Letestu without giving up much is a coup. So they're a little further off, but frankly, they're not winning anything without Smith regardless. 8FURTHER: Quite a tumble for a team that's still in the wild card, but so it goes with the voters. 20ABOUT THE SAME: Doing better than expected, and staying the course, as expected. (Although we do like Brendan Leipsic as an addition.)Record: 21-31-10 Week 20 Ranking: No.And since he's skating per game and looks as if he has found his mojo again, they're closer to that elusive third Cup in six years, which as you know is a Salary-Cap Dynasty. 15ABOUT THE SAME: General manager Chuck Fletcher wanted no part of the deadline arms race after getting burned by the Martin Hanzal trade last season. GM Jim Nill felt comfortable with what the Stars added before the season. 29FURTHER: Let's face it, if the Senators are going to become contenders again, the easiest path is probably getting a massive bounty for Erik Karlsson and getting Bobby Ryan off the books, as much as that'll hurt fans. 30FURTHER: The inability to get an unconditional first-round pick for Evander Kane remains one of the more surprising developments of the trade deadline. 31ABOUT THE SAME: Unless you think the addition of Darcy Kuemper gives the Coyotes an unbeatable goaltending duo.
Continue Reading → WASHINGTON – The White House’s Office of Management and Budget has objected to a provision in a massive defense bill approved by the House Thursday that would press the Navy to procure two additional Virginia-class subs in 20. Now, Ganim was asking Henry Jemison to help him run for governor,to give him one of 15,458 signatures he needs to get on the ballot. to cut down on smog pollutants that the state claims heavily contribute to its unhealthy air.Even if, despite nine points in his past 17 postseason games, Nash has gotten a bit of a negative reputation in the playoffs. 10ABOUT THE SAME: Could the Capitals have used an addition to their blue line? But this is the team, this is their probable division regular-season finish, and this is their second-round series against the Penguins. Getting Derick Brassard was a coup for GM Jim Rutherford, especially since George Mc Phee, his counterpart in Vegas, was nice enough to pick up part of the tab. Let's see what Ken Holland (or the next GM) does with it. 27FURTHER: Being unable to gin up anything more than one offer on Maroon at a deadline when so many other wingers were in a play was tough to swallow.But then again, Brassard isn't the first guy to leave 40 percent of his salary in Vegas. 11ABOUT THE SAME: They pick up Petr Mrazek out of necessity, because of goalie injuries, and then add what's left of Johnny Oduya. But for now, the Sharks have a key addition to their top line for a reasonable cost. 17FURTHER: The Ducks made a move up our power rankings, but not at the deadline. In the short term, a veteran team could have used a boost before the postseason, in a conference where seemingly everyone else got one. 14CLOSER: Wow, who would have had the Devils as deadline buyers back in October? 16FURTHER: The Calgary Flames got a recent injury scare with goalie Mike Smith, and decided to roll with what they have between the pipes rather than get an insurance policy. Our voters were clearly not impressed by GM Doug Armstrong declaring, via the Paul Stastny trade, that the team wasn't good enough to contend for a Cup. 19FURTHER: You have to be in it to win it, and the Hurricanes did nothing at the deadline to better their chances of making the Stanley Cup playoffs this season -- much to their fans' frustration. But hey, at least he's probably headed back to Edmonton. 26ABOUT THE SAME: Still waiting for that ultimate decision on Max Pacioretty as either a building block for a contender or being turned into parts to build one. 28FURTHER: How does one not get at least a draft pick at the deadline?Brown's four-goal output drove the Kings on Thursday night, as the centre scored his hat-trick in regulation before winning the game 23 seconds into overtime.The forward now has eight points in his last five games for the Kings.