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CHICAGO -- The Pittsburgh Penguins could have blown it all up. Buy Air Max 2018 . Swept out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in the Eastern Conference final by the Boston Bruins, speculation swirled about the futures of coach Dan Bylsma, superstar Evgeni Malkin and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Amid calls for action, general manager Ray Shero got busy after the Penguins were ousted. But his moves have been the opposite of a complete overhaul. "Its easy to change," Shero said Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Shero extended Bylsma and his assistants contracts two years through the 2015-16 season, gave Fleury a vote of confidence as the teams franchise goaltender and then Thursday agreed to terms with Malkin on an eight-year, $76-million contract extension that could keep him with the Penguins for the balance of his NHL career. It was the equivalent of doubling-down on what has worked so well for years, even though it didnt end well in the playoffs. "I think Ray believes in the core group that he has, and he believes he can win with them," Malkins agent, J.P. Barry, said in a phone interview. "They made the final four this year, again, and they had a bad round, for sure. But I think he believes in this core and he wants to stay the course and believes his team can win. Thats ultimately what his assessment was." Its an assessment that some general managers might not have made, given the raw emotions of the Penguins going from Cup favourites to victims of a sweep in less than a week. Shero cited the Detroit Red Wings as a model of continuity, and staying the course in Pittsburgh follows what he believes is a similar pattern. Next season will be Sheros eighth as GM and Bylsmas fourth full one as head coach. It will be the seventh season with Malkin, Fleury, captain Sidney Crosby and defenceman Kris Letang playing together, more than four years removed from that core group winning the Stanley Cup. In not firing Bylsma and instead extending him, Shero followed his idea of sticking with a path that he believes in, no matter the external criticism. "Public sentiment sometime isnt kind," Shero said. "I believe in Dan Bylsma, and I believe in our coaching staff." Believing in a Cup-winning coach who very well could lead the U.S. team in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi doesnt take much of a leap of faith, and neither does committing to Malkin, who led the Penguins with 16 points in the playoffs despite being held to zero in the conference final. Fleurys playoff stumbles couldve been a tougher sell, but Bylsma and Shero made it clear that the 28-year-old was their goaltender of the present and future. "The faith I have in Marc-Andre Fleury hasnt waned," Shero said. Nor has Malkins faith in the direction of the franchise that gave the No. 2 pick in the 2004 draft a $10-million signing bonus and a $9.5-million cap hit on par with that of No. 1 selection Alex Ovechkin. "We won Stanley Cup before and I believe we will win again because its good people, good guys," Malkin said on a conference call Thursday. "This here is good team, and I hope we win Stanley Cup." Before the Penguins take another run at it, more questions are left to be answered. Letang is entering the final year of his contract, and Shero told reporters in Pittsburgh on Thursday that he didnt know how the process would go toward securing an extension. Pascal Dupuis, Matt Cooke and deadline acquisitions Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray are all set to be unrestricted free agents July 5. Shero realizes that, given salary-cap restraints, his team "is going to change, and thats the way it is." But thanks to moves that keep Bylsma and Malkin around for at least a little while, the Penguins wont undergo a total team makeover this summer. And thats more than OK with Malkin. "Its not a surprise for me," he said. "I know everyone thought wed win the Stanley Cup. I know we lost 4-0, but we can still learn (from) this year. Im glad Dan stay here, and I hope we win together." Discount Air Max 2018 . Nathan MacKinnon, Jamie McGinn and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who won despite being outshot 38-23. MacKinnons goal, also on the power play, came with just over a minute remaining. Supply Air Max 2018 . LOUIS -- Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig says hes recovered from a foot injury and ready to be put on St. http://www.saleairmax.net/ . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111. MIAMI -- Cincinnati Reds left-hander John Lamb seemed to throw as softly as he could when he struck out Chris Johnson in the fourth inning on three pitches, each a 67-mph curve.Their guy had us baffled for a few innings, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. He seemed to have us on a string.Lamb totaled a career-high nine strikeouts in five innings Saturday, and in keeping with this miserable season for Cincinnati, that wasnt enough. The Reds made a series of costly mistakes and lost 4-2 Saturday.We needed a couple of things to go right that potentially could have brought that game to a different outcome, manager Bryan Price said.Miamis Martin Prado went 3 for 3 and capped a rally in the fifth inning with a two-out, two-run double that right fielder Jay Bruce misjudged. J.T. Realmuto added two hits and scored three times.All-Star Adam Duvall hit his 23rd home run for the Reds, and Brandon Phillips had two hits and an RBI with a broken left hand. Phillips played less than 24 hours after suffering a hairline fracture when he was hit by a pitch from Jose Fernandez.Too often the last-place Reds hurt themselves, and the Marlins capitalized.You take wins any way you can get them, Mattingly said. Weve had some losses in these kind of games.Defensive lapses contributed to all three runs against Lamb (1-6), with one unearned. Worst was the misplay by Bruce hours after he was added to the NL All-Star team.Obviously it looked terrible, and it was embarrassing, Bruce said. I felt like I had plenty of time. I looked back up and it wasnt where I thought it was going to be.Prado wasnt optimistic when the ball left his bat, and Mattingly also underestimated the opposite-field fly. It fell behind a retreating Bruce.It was weird -- the balll kept carrying for some reason, Prado said. Womens Air Max 90 Shoes. It had a weird spin.Conservative baserunning likely cost Cincinnati a run in the fifth. Catcher Ramon Cabrera led off with an apparent triple to right field, but third base coach Billy Hatcher stopped him at second.There were some opportunities for us to cash in on a few things offensively, Price said.Miami center fielder Marcell Ozuna threw out Phillips trying to advance from first to third on a single in the seventh. Phillips was initially ruled safe, but the call was reversed in a replay review, and the Reds failed to score despite three hits in the inning.Just an incredible throw, Mattingly said. Thank God for replay, right?Cincinnati also dropped the ball on a rundown but still came managed the putout, however unsightly. It was scored 1-3-6-3-1-4.Adam Conley (6-5) singled to start a rally, raising his average to .065. The left-hander also limited Cincinnati to two runs in 5 2/3 innings.Four relievers combined for 3 1/3 shutout innings. A.J. Ramos pitched around a walk in the ninth for his 27th save and was helped by shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who made a leaping catch of a liner by Phillips.Miami has won the first two games of the series while outscoring Cincinnati 7-3.The Marlins scored an unearned run in the first inning when Lamb threw a curve that crossed up and eluded Cabrera, allowing Realmuto to score from third on a passed ball.My fault, Lamb said. Coming into the game we knew our signs and I happened to have a brain cramp.UP NEXTMarlins RHP Tom Koehler (6-7, 4.40) is scheduled to start Sunday against LHP Cody Reed (0-3, 9.00). Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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