TORONTO - A veteran of six playoff runs and a Stanley Cup winner, Vincent Lecavalier doesnt buy the tanking philosphy. Paolo De Ceglie Jersey .I dont think it comes to mind in this business, in this game, the Philadelphia Flyers forward said. You dont try to lose games. I dont think anybodys trying to do that, any GMs trying to do that, any organizations trying to do that.One things for sure: Flyers general manager Ron Hextall isnt trying to do that. It may be a lost season in Philadelphia, but getting into the derby for projected No. 1 pick Connor McDavid or No. 2 Jack Eichel isnt in the organizations plans.Were not going that direction, Hextall said on the weekend in Buffalo. You cant sit and say, OK, well not win any games and well get McDavid or Eichel. Its not the way it works. ... You dont dictate necessarily where you finish because you owe it to your fans, you owe it to hockey, to try to win every game.Hextall talked about the organizational credibility and that the Flyers dont stand for bottoming out. Theyve finished with the fewest points in the NHL only once in the past 19 seasons and made the playoffs 17 other times.Through Sundays games, the Flyers found themselves 11 points out of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.It is a lot, but its been done before, all-star Jakub Voracek said Saturday when the deficit was 13 points. Weve just got to find that consistency and be patient with it.Consistency has been hard to find this season, the first in a long time without No. 1 defenceman Kimmo Timonen, whose career may be over because of blood clots. Voracek leads the league in scoring and linemate Claude Giroux is fifth, but injuries to goaltender Steve Mason and others have stunted the teams progress.But as the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers lead the race for the top pick in Junes draft, the Flyers also arent bad enough to give themselves a good chance at landing McDavid. If they remain the seventh-worst team, theyd have a 6.5 per cent chance of drafting first.If the standings hold as they are, the Sabres would have a 20 per cent chance, the Oilers 13.5, the Carolina Hurricanes 11.5, Arizona Coyotes 9.5, New Jersey Devils 8.5 and Columbus Blue Jackets 7.5.I think its a better system, Hextall said. I dont think teams should be directly paid for ineptness. If we finish last, should we have the first pick in the draft? No, I dont think we should. I think we should have a chance at it.If Carolina or Buffalo or (Arizona) or any other team ... thats towards the bottom right now finishes last, they shouldnt have a direct line to the first pick.The NHL adjusted the odds this season to make it less of a direct line. In previous seasons the team with the fewest points had a 25 per cent chance of picking first, though the 2006-07 Flyers lost that lottery — and Patrick Kane — to the Chicago Blackhawks.Beginning next season, the first three spots will be up for grabs in the lottery. But for now, whoever is last knows it will wind up with either McDavid or Eichel.Thats an intriguing idea for the teams at the very bottom of the standings like the Sabres, Oilers, Hurricanes and Coyotes. If nothing else, its a silver lining for a lot of losing.Buffalo goes into the all-star break having lost 11 in a row in regulation, a franchise record. Sunday night the Sabres blew a 3-0 lead at the Detroit Red Wings to lose 6-4.There are going to be certain nights when world-class athletes are going to out-skill us and we believe thats what happened tonight, coach Ted Nolan told reporters at Joe Louis Arena.The Sabres have little in the way of world-class talent, and thats by design. They werent supposed to contend this year and the hope was to land a franchise-changing player with a top draft pick.Thats the direction the Coyotes seem to be heading, too, after trading their best (but backup) goaltender this season, Devan Dubnyk, to the Minnesota Wild. Arizona will likely ride it out with Mike Smith and his .887 save percentage after calling up Mike Lee from the ECHL to fill Dubnyks spot.Our problem is we havent played the game, the players that weve assembled, we expected to get out of them, president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said during a recent radio appearance.LeBlanc cautioned that the Coyotes werent going to make any knee-jerk decisions, even after Andrew Barroway purchased 51 per cent of the team. Steady as she goes still means Arizona is in the hunt for McDavid.The same goes for the Hurricanes, who visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night with a 5-2-1 record in 2015. Carolina has a rookie GM in Ron Francis and a rookie coach in Bill Peters and some winning will do more to build the confidence of young players than it will hurt the long-term future.I think its a healthier lineup than we had, captain Eric Staal said. You never want to use that as an excuse, but we had a tough time getting healthy at the beginning of the year. You get in a hole, you go on a tough West trip, its tough to get going. Now were feeling confident in our roles and where everybody fits in our lineup and were starting to see some better play.The Flyers, given their recent track record, entered the season with higher expectations than the Hurricanes, who are headed toward their sixth straight year out of the playoffs. Each team, though, could be selling at the March 2 trade deadline.We have to be cognizant of the future, Hextall said. Were not going to give up a draft pick to make us a playoff team. If we cant do it with the guys weve got, were not mortgaging our future to try and sneak into the playoffs.And not mortgaging the credibility of the present for McDavid.---Follow @SWhyno on Twitter Carlo Pinsoglio Jersey . "Ive still got it," Seattles ace said with a sly grin. 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"Our strikers are good strikers, no doubt about that, but players with some specific qualities," Mourinho said.SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Lincecum and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and Lincecum drove in a run with a safety squeeze, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 on Friday night. Pablo Sandoval homered and drove in three runs to break out of a slump that extended back to late June. The Giants third baseman, hitting just .222 over his previous 16 games, also had an RBI-double and an infield single. Lincecum (9-5) allowed three hits over seven innings and fanned Gerado Parra to end a two-on, two-out jam in the seventh. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, owner of a no-hitter this season, struck out six and walked two. Even longtime nemesis Paul Goldschmidt struggled against Lincecum. The Arizona first baseman went hitless in three plate appearances against the right-hander. It is the first time Lincecum has won four consecutive starts since April 5-23, 2010. During his current streak, he has given up just one run over 30 1-3 innings -- a remarkable 0.30 ERA. Lincecum helped himself at the plate and recovered after stumbling over the bag while covering first base on Aaron Hills infield grounder for the final out in the third. Juan Gutierrez pitched 1 1-3 innings and Jeremy Affeldt got the final two outs to complete the shutout. San Francisco had lost 15 of its last 19 games at AT&T Park before jumping on Arizona starter Mike Bolsinger (1-6) for two runs in the first and two more in the second. Sandoval got the Giants going with his 11th home run of the season, a two-run blast to right. Brandon Crawfords RBI single in the second made it 3-0. Lincecum followed with a safety squeeze to drive in Joe Panik, who walked and took third on Crawfords hit. Hunter Pence and Brandon& Belt opened the fifth with consecutive singles before Sandoval doubled down the left field line to extend the Giants lead to 5-0. Stefano Sturaro Jersey. Bolsinger gave up five runs and eight hits over five innings. The Arizona rookie struck out five and walked two but is winless since April 24. Before the game the Giants activated second baseman Marco Scutaro from the disabled list. The 38-year-old infielder, who played a pivotal role in San Franciscos march toward the 2012 World Series championship, has not played this season because of a lower back strain. The Diamondbacks welcomed back one of their key players but didnt get the same spark. Outfielder Mark Trumbo, sidelined with a stress fracture in his left foot since April 21, went 1 for 4 and grounded out to third to end the game. NOTES: Lincecum has pitched 27 consecutive scoreless innings at AT&T Park. ... Scutaro will make his first start Saturday. ... Arizona C Miguel Montero was named to the NL All-Star team as a replacement for injured St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina. Its Monteros second All-Star selection. ... Goldschmidt has reached base safely in 31 straight games, matching his career high. ... To make room for Trumbo, the Diamondbacks optioned OF Roger Kieschnick to Triple-A Reno. ... LHP Wade Miley (4-6), Arizonas starting pitcher on Saturday, has a 3.63 ERA in seven career games against San Francisco. ... Giants RHP Ryan Vogelsong (5-6) has lost his previous three starts. ... San Francisco signed first-round draft pick Tyler Beede to a contract that includes a signing bonus of more than $2.6 million. Beede was the 14th overall pick in last months draft. ... To make room for Scutaro, 2B Brandon Hicks was designated for assignment. Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '