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BROSSARD, Que. Jordans 4 Retro Mens Oregon Ducks Shoes Grey/Black/Jade Green . - A line shuffle that moved Alex Galchenyuk to centre and dropped David Desharnais to the third unit looks to be working for the Montreal Canadiens.But it remains to be seen what will happen now that Lars Eller, whose upper body injury prompted the moves, is close to returning to the lineup.Eller skated without a no contact jersey for the first time on Wednesday since he suffered a suspected shoulder injury nearly two weeks ago.He is not expected to dress when they play host to Anaheim on Thursday night, a game that will be marked by a tribute to former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu, who ended his career with the Ducks. But Eller is close to a return.I will let you know when Lars comes back, was all coach Michel Therrien would offer.The 20-year-old Galchenyuk was a centre when he was drafted third overall by Montreal in 2012 but has played mostly on left wing in the NHL. He got a look at centre in the pre-season, but was quickly put back on the wing.In three games since the Eller injury, he has been eye-catching while centring the first line with Max Pacioretty and Brandan Gallagher, playing with speed and intelligence and setting up several scoring chances.He broke out with a hat-trick Tuesday night against Carolina, with Pacioretty assisting on all three goals.With Larry (Eller) being out, theres an opening and someone needs to step up and hes done a very good job of that, Gallagher said of Galchenyuk. I know that me and Patch (Pacioretty) find him easy to play with because hes going to find you and make plays.We can be a really good line, but its a matter of doing it night in and night out.Since the change, the line has combined for five goals while the team has gone 3-0-0.Pacioretty said it is key that Galchenyuk is developing into a strong two-way centre who can be a scoring threat without being a defensive liability.Hes open minded and thats the most important thing; his willingness to learn, said Pacioretty, who leads the team with 13 goals and 25 points in 32 games. Nobody in this league is perfect and we want him be a certain type of player.Hes the future of this team. The way he builds up his game over time is important.Meanwhile, Desharnais looks to be flourishing on the third line with P.A. Parenteau and Brandon Prust. He has a goal and two assists since the moves, including a clever pass against the grain to set up Prusts goal against the Hurricanes.Hes great to play with, Pacioretty said of Desharnais, who has been his centre for most of the last few seasons. Davy has a way of making people around him better.And Prustys a great guy for that line because he brings a lot of energy and hes a straight-line player who crashes and bangs. Theyve been unbelievable these three games.Being on the third line may help the diminutive Desharnais because he is not going against the opponents top checking unit and first defence pair every shift.He has taken some heat from fans and the media, who say hes too small. Hes had that since he joined the team as an undrafted try-out in 2008. But when hes on his game, Desharnais is a clever passer who doesnt shy away from the opponents crease.Since the beginning of the year I thought I wasnt playing that bad, said Desharnais. Now Im in a different role and Im feeling good out there.Of course, you dont want anybody to criticize you, but thats how it goes. Youve got some haters and some people that love what you do. Of course I care, but Ive got to do my job and focus on what I have to do.Eller is at his best as a centre, but something will have to give when he returns. Tomas Plekanec has the second line centre job, while Manny Malhotra is a key pivot on the fourth unit.Someone will have to move to the wing. Galchenyuk would be the prime candidate, but he looks to be making that choice more difficult with each strong outing.Defenceman Mike Weaver, out three games with a concussion, is back to normal practising while rearguard Bryan Allen, who has missed five games with a virus, also is close to a return.A week after the emotional funeral of Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau, another who spent 10 years as captain will be celebrated when Koivu takes part in a pre-game tribute.The Finnish centre was a much-loved figure in 13 seasons with the Canadiens from 1995 to 2009. The 40-year-old played his last five seasons in Anaheim before retiring.A highlight was Koivus return near the end of the 2001-02 campaign after a successful season-long battle with abdominal cancer.I think everyone there that night could feel the emotion, said Therrien, who was in the first of his two stints as the Canadiens coach at the time. He was a great captain.Through his determination, his professionalism, his work ethic and his actions, he was everything you want from a captain.NOTES: The Canadiens assigned forward Sven Andrighetto to the American Hockey Leagues Hamilton Bulldogs on Wednesday. Andrighetto had three points (two goals, one assist) in four games with the Habs. Real Jordans For Sale Cheap . With the results, North America claimed 2.5 of the three available points, opening up a 17.5-12.5 lead in the overall standings. A total of 60 points are available, meaning the first team to 30.5 points will win the Continental Cup. Mens/Womens Jordans 12 Low Playoffs Black/Varsity Red-White . UCI President Brian Cookson said Wednesday the commission will investigate allegations "that the UCI has been involved in wrongdoing in the past -- allegations which have done so much to hurt the credibility of the UCI and our sport. . Everton Preview West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been around the game long enough to not get too high when things are going well and not get too low when they arent.CARSON, Calif. -- Although the Los Angeles Galaxy opened their MLS title defence with the result Landon Donovan wanted, hes hoping they dont regret their missed chances to make it even better. Sean Franklin scored on a dramatic 27-yard strike just after halftime, and the Galaxy began their run at a third straight league championship with a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Sunday night in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals. Franklins first goal in more than five months provided a small advantage for the third-seeded Galaxy when the clubs head to Utah on Thursday for the second leg. The Galaxy were good, dominating possession and effectively shuttering Reals attack, but they could have been even better. Donovan and Robbie Keane had numerous chances up front throughout the match, but repeatedly failed to provide additional cushion for the Galaxy. "We put a lot of pressure on them throughout the night, so theres going to be some cracks," Donovan said. "Robbie and I need to do a better job with our counterattacks. Usually were better than that. I have a feeling were going to have a lot more chances Thursday as the game goes on as they open up and expose themselves, and were fine with that." Jaime Penedo posted his fifth shutout in 10 MLS matches for the Galaxy, who are in search of their league-record fifth MLS Cup title. Los Angeles is trying to become the first MLS team to win three consecutive titles despite losing two key components of its previous championship teams: star midfielder David Beckham and goal-scorer Mike Magee. The Galaxy are in prime position to make that run, but a couple of extra goals would have helped from an otherwise one-sided game. Keane barely missed a goal on a breakaway in the 85th minute, pushing a low shot just wide of the far post. The Irish international star scored 16 MLS goals for the second straight regular season. "We certainly left a few chances out there, but we cant score every time," Keane said. "I wwasnt connecting with the ball properly. Mens/Womens Jordan 11 Space Jam Black/Dark Concord-White. You have nights like this. Its not something Im going to lose any sleep over." Salt Lake, which had a four-game unbeaten streak and a lengthy break before the playoffs, might have a sleepless night after an ineffective performance at StubHub Center. Los Angeles largely controlled the flow against second-seeded Salt Lake in a matchup of franchises with three of the last four MLS titles between them. "On a different night, Keane and Donovan are going to kill you on those," Real coach Jason Kreis said. "We werent good enough. We gave the ball away cheaply so many times in so many dangerous spots. ... Players need to be better. Were just missing some simple passes. Our better players need to be better, and they will." Keane and Donovan both missed on impressive runs in the opening minutes, and Reals Chris Schuler slid in from behind to knock the ball off Donovans foot at the goalmouth in the 42nd minute. But Franklin thrilled the Galaxys lively sellout crowd in the 47th minute when he collected an errant pass from Keane well outside the penalty area and put a rocket of a shot inside Nick Rimandos left post. Franklin, a stalwart defender, hadnt scored since May 26. "The ball just came out on top of the box, and I had time and space to hit it," Franklin said. "Once I opened my eyes up, the ball was in the back of the net." Real had its best chance in the 80th minute, but substitute forward Devon Sandoval fell down on contact with a Los Angeles defender while closing in on Luis Gils pass in front of the Galaxy goal. Los Angeles entered the playoffs unbeaten in four straight games after allowing just one goal in its entire October schedule. The Galaxy have never lost in the two-leg conference semifinals since MLS adopted the playoff format in 2003, advancing eight times. These clubs met in the MLS Cup final in 2009, with Real Salt Lake winning its only league title on penalty kicks. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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