Friday, April 4, 2008

New rules will have impact on league

New rules will have impact on league
The playoff format won't change, but Alex Marvez says several new rules (like tweaking the facemask penalty) will have an impact.

Rivers, Ellis impress at USC Pro Day
With all due respect to the hype surrounding recent Pro Days at Boston College and LSU, Southern California's Pro Day on Wednesday proved to be the preeminent collegiate workout of the year.

Henry out of jail, under electronic surveillance
Former Bengal Chris Henry spent an extra night in jail because no one was available to fit him with a court-ordered monitoring device to report his location while under house arrest. He was released from the Hamilton County jail Friday, although his $51,000 bond had been posted Thursday night. Henry, 24, was cut by the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, a few hours before he was arraigned on charges of assault and criminal damaging.

Ducks facing goalie decision
Now that Jonas Hiller has capably filled the role of backup goaltender much the way Ilya Bryzgalov did the previous two seasons, the Ducks will have to find a way to secure the Swiss netminder for next season the Los Angeles Times reported.

Hiller, who can become a restricted free agent in July, is signed only for this season at a reasonable $850,000, and his performance in relief of Jean-Sebastien Giguere would suggest a possible raise might be in the works.

In his first NHL season, Hiller, 26, has compiled a 9-7-1 record with a 2.07 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in 22 games.

NFL draft Q&A: Colt Brennan
Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan talks about his Pro Day, his upcoming hip surgery and his thoughts on the draft with