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NEW YORK -- After getting run out of the playoffs in the first round by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, the New York Rangers made another move to improve their speed. Jordan Weal Jersey .They also got a little younger in the process.The Rangers on Monday traded center Derick Brassard to the Ottawa Senators for forward Mika Zibanejad in a deal involving players coming off career seasons.The deal includes draft picks with the Rangers receiving the Senators second-round draft pick in 2018. Ottawa will get the Rangers seventh-round pick that year.I think the potential is there for more upside, Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton said of Zibanejad. He is just scratching the surface at age 23. There are not a lot of guys who have done what he has done as far as scored 20 before that age.Zibanejad skated in 81 games with Ottawa with 21 goals and 30 assists. He established career highs in games played, goals, assists, points, game-winning goals (seven), and faceoff win rate (50.5 percent). He has scored at least 20 goals in each of the past two seasons.The 28-year-old Brassard, who is returning to his hometown, had a career-high 27 goals and finished second on the team with 58 points in 80 games last season. His 31 assists were 10 less than the previous season.I was a little shocked when it happened today, Brassard said. But Im really happy to be joining the Sens and playing at home. I really like their team, I really like the balance of their team all the way from the goaltender all the way out to the forwards. I think theyre the up-and-coming team and with Guy Boucher being the coach, I think its going to be really good for the team.Zibanejad gives New York a player who has had success in the shootout. He has tallied a goal on 13 of his 28 career NHL shootout attempts, and he has five game-deciding goals in the shootout.Zibanejad led the Senators in game-winning goals, faceoff wins, and faceoffs taken, ranked third in short-handed goals (two), tied for third in games played, tied for fourth in assists, and ranked fifth in points and power-play points (11) in 2015-16. He also ranked third among Ottawa forwards in short-handed ice time per game (1:25).The 6-foot-2 Swede has skated in 281 NHL games over parts of five seasons (2011-12 to 2015-16), getting 64 goals and 87 assists. He was selected by Ottawa with the sixth overall pick in the 2011 draft.Brassard skated in 254 games with the Rangers over parts of four seasons, getting 69 goals and 105 assists. He was acquired by New York from Columbus in April 2013 in a multiplayer trade that sent forward Marian Gaborik to the Blue Jackets.Senators general manager Pierre Dorion believes Brassard is a better hockey player at this point than Zibanejad.Our ultimate goal is to make the playoffs again, and we feel that Dericks going to help us make the playoffs, Dorion said. Theres also more: We feel that Derick provides great talent, brings leadership into our room. Hes someone thats played a lot of games in the NHL more than Mika.Zibanejad will be a restricted free agent after the 2016-17 season and will earn $2.62 million.Brassard is under contract through 2018-19, earning $5 million annually.Gorton, who signed Michael Graber and Nathan Gerbe as free agents in the offseason in an effort to improve team speed, refused to say whether the Rangers were planning any other moves with the new found salary cap space.In other matters, Gorton said the Rangers decided not to buy out the contract of veteran defenseman Dan Girardi.We have seen some real good production out of him for many years, and he did by all accounts not have the kind of year we wanted or he wanted, Gorton said. We expect Dan to be better and he expects to be better. The buyout just didnt make sense for us.---AP Sports Writer Stephen Whyno in Washington contributed to this report. Brian Elliott Jersey . 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While there is nothing unusual about Oklahoma leading the Big 12 and being the conferences highest-ranked team, there is a big difference with that scenario this season.For the first time in the history of the 20-year-old conference, the Big 12 is going into November without a top-10 team.Weve had plenty of years where we have, so thats just where it is today, Bob Stoops, coach of the 12th-ranked Sooners, said Monday during the weekly Big 12 coaches teleconference.Baylor and West Virginia both dropped out of the top 10 -- to 13th and 14th respectively, right behind the Sooners- after suffering their first losses of the season within a matter of hours Saturday. Oklahoma (6-2, 5-0 Big 12) moved up four spots in the latest poll.Still, the Big 12 title is far from settled since those three teams all have to play each other.That was mentioned after the game, you lose one, youre still in good shape, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said. Its just the way the Big 12 is in the round-robin situations. Everybody gets a crack at everybody else. Nobodys getting any scheduling advantages.Oklahoma, which has won a record nine Big 12 championships, plays Thursday night at Iowa State before consecutive games against Baylor and at West Virginia. The Sooners then end the regular season at home against 22nd-ranked Oklahoma State (6-2, 4-1), which beat the Mountaineers 37-20 for its fourth straight victory since losing at Baylor.When asked about the Big 12s lack of a top-10 team, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said every league other than the SEC has gone through ups and downs. He said improved non-conference schedules could certainly be part of that.Theres been so much talk to up the ante there. ... Youve got to be careful on who challenge and take on in the preseason, Gundy said. If your teams not ready and you get banged around a little bit, then essentially, you could be out of the latter part of the year in these rating systems that we have. I just think theres some ups and downs in conference play, and youve got to take the good with the bad.The Cowboys had that disputed loss to Central Michigan before a win oover Pittsburgh prior to Big 12 play. Wayne Simmonds Jersey. . Oklahoma had losses to Houston and Ohio State before its current five-game winning streak in the conference.After losing at Texas, and before going to Oklahoma on Nov. 12, Baylor is home Saturday against TCU.A lot of things can happen here in the next five weeks. I think for the league, its going to be really, really exciting, Baylor acting head coach Jim Grobe said. I think our players understand with West Virginia getting beat, and weve got everybody that still has a chance to win it left to play, our destinys kind of in our own hands.QUARTERBACK CHANGE?TCU made an in-game quarterback switch against Texas Tech, replacing struggling dual-threat starter Kenny Hill with Foster Sawyer. Coach Gary Patterson said after the game that offensive coaches made that decision. Asked who would start at Baylor, Patterson initially said Monday that he didnt expect anything to change. That means probably Kenny is, he said. When later asked why he was sticking with Hill, Patterson responded, I didnt say I was going to stick with Kenny Hill. I just said I hadnt talked to anybody all day. That was before the coaches had their first game-planning meeting of the week.HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?A week after a 66-59 loss to Oklahoma, Texas Tech finished regulation at TCU tied 17-17 before winning 27-24 in double overtime. So how did the Red Raiders go from their fourth loss in less than two seasons with more than 50 points to winning a more traditional scoring game? Im still trying to figure it out myself, coach Kliff Kingsbury said. I thought coach Patterson had a great surprise-type game plan that we werent really prepared for.NOT IMPRESSEDKansas State coach Bill Snyder is two wins short of 200 in his career, all in 25 seasons with the Wildcats. Asked about moving up the list of all-time winningest coaches, Snyder said he didnt have a comment on that. Not a meaningful statistic to me, he said.---More AP college football: ;Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From ChinaWholesale Nike NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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