16 Aug

NHL awards 2019: Full list of nominees, winners for Hart, Vezina, Norris and more

first_img NHL awards 2019: Three finalists named for Calder Memorial Trophy NHL Awards 2019: Kenan Thompson to host event NHL awards 2019: Three finalists named for Hart Trophy Sidney Crosby finished second with 739 points (three first) and Connor McDavid was third with 465 (one first).Here are all of the 2019 regular season award winners:Hart Trophy for MVPWinner: Nikita Kucherov, LightningSecond: Sidney Crosby, Penguins (739 points); Third: Connor McDavid, Oilers (465)Vezina Trophy for top goaltender  Winner: Andrei Vasilevskiy, LightningSecond: Ben Bishop, Stars (64 points); Third: Robin Lehner, Islanders (17)Norris Trophy for top defenseman  Winner: Mark Giordano, FlamesSecond: Brent Burns, Sharks (720 points); Third: Victor Hedman, Lightning (585)Calder Trophy for top rookieWinner: Elias Pettersson, CanucksSecond: Jordan Binnington, Blues (1,072 points); Third: Rasmus Dahlin, Sabres (661 points)Selke Trophy for top defensive forwardWinner: Ryan O’Reilly, BluesSecond: Mark Stone, Senators/Golden Knights (881 points); Third: Patrice Bergeron, Bruins (809)Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanshipWinner: Aleksander Barkov, PanthersSecond: Ryan O’Reilly, Blues (713 points); Third: Sean Monahan, Flames (568)Jack Adams Award for coach of the yearWinner: Barry Trotz, IslandersSecond: Jon Cooper, Lightning (350 points); Third: Craig Berube, Blues (116 points) The 2019 NHL awards were handed out Wednesday and Nikita Kucherov of the Lightning was featured heavily.The Lightning winger won the Art Ross Trophy for leading the NHL in scoring, the Ted Lindsay Award for most outstanding player as voted by the players and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most outstanding player. GM of the Year AwardWinner: Don Sweeney, BruinsSecond: Doug Armstrong, Blues (63 points); Third: Don Waddell, Hurricanes (59)NHL 20 cover playerAuston Matthews is the new NHL 20 cover player.Unlock your CHEL in #NHL20.Available worldwide September 13 👉 https://t.co/Ob0fSsRhrX pic.twitter.com/1UhRMINiPU— #NHL20 (@EASPORTSNHL) June 20, 2019 Kucherov is the first Russian-born player to win the Hart since Alex Ovechkin in 2013 and the second Lightning player ever to win it (Martin St. Louis, 2004).He dominated the voting, collecting 164 of 171 first-place votes to finish with 1,677 points. Related Newslast_img read more

14 Aug

Saints vs. Falcons odds, prediction, betting trends for NFL Thanksgiving game

first_imgWhen the Saints (9-2) travel to face the Falcons (3-8) in an NFC South battle on Thanksgiving, they won’t be just looking for revenge after losing to their rivals in New Orleans three weeks ago. They also can clnch a third consecutive division title, as with a win, they would be up 4.5 games up on the Panthers (5-6) with only four left to play.The Saints lost that shocker in Week 10, 26-9, but they have since routed the Buccaneers and edged the Panthers in NFC South play. The Falcons routed the Panthers on the road in Week 11 but got ripped by the Buccaneers at home in Week 12. Stat that mattersThe Falcons have the No. 27 pass defense in the NFL, allowing on average 266.4 passing yards per game. The Saints have the No. 9 passing offense, averaging 260.5 yards per game. With Brees fully back and Atlanta getting burned badly downfield by Jameis Winston and the Bucs last week, this bodes well for New Orleans to stay moving on the road in a controlled environment.Saints vs. Falcons predictionThe Saints’ passing game is red-hot and their running game is starting to find its groove at the right time of the season. The Falcons can’t run effectively even with Freeman and Ryan and the passing game tend to be disappointing in what looks like favorable situations. The Saints will remember what happened in the Big Easy and won’t take it easy on the Falcons, celebrating another division title in the visitors’ locker room.Saints 27, Falcons 20 It’s a holiday, but there won’t be much love given from the Saints to the Falcons as they look to take their latest crown.Here’s everything to know about betting on Saints vs. Falcons in Week 13, including updated odds, trends and our expert’s prediction for the 2019 NFL Thanksgiving game.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice at Sportsbook ReviewSaints vs. Falcons odds for Thanksgiving 2019Spread: Saints by 7Point total: 49Odds: Saints +104, Falcons -114The Saints have been around touchdown favorites since the initial line came out, which means they would be 10-point favorites again if this game was in the other Mercedes-Benz monikered venue. Although New Orleans had to fight hard not to be upset by Carolina, Atlanta regressed to looking terrible against Tampa Bay.Saints vs. Falcons all-time seriesThe Falcons lead the series 53-48. Before their Week 10 game, however, they had dropped three straight in the rivalry. Before that, it was the Falcons who enjoyed a three-game winning streak. That’s been the nature of this tight, up-and-down matchup over the years as the teams have competed in both the NFC West and NFC South.Three trends to know— 67 percent of bettors like the Saints to cover the spread. 54 percent of moneyline bettors also are on the Saints to even the season series.— 60 percent of bettors like the point total to go over with Drew Brees and Matt Ryan quarterbacking two potent passing games, despite the defenses’ recent successes.— The Saints are 7-4 against the spread this season. The Falcons are 3-7-1 against the spread this season.Three things to watchFreeman healthier, but Jones notFalcons running back Devonta Freeman is set to return from his foot injury, but now go-to wide receiver Julio Jones has a shoulder injury. The Falcons will do their best to get their running game back on track, but with Brees on the other side, they will need to throw more to win the rematch. Should Jones be limited and Ryan continue to slump, that’s not bound to happen.Kamara and MurrayThe Saints have their dynamic backfield duo working extremely well together. The Falcons have been good against the run, averaging giving up only 3.9 yards per carry. But Kamara is a nightmare on the edge and in the short passing game, while Murray has great power and burst with which to change the pace.Thomas and CookMichael Thomas continues to be a beastly record-setting presence as the Saints’ top wide receiver. But now he has a real running buddy in tight end Jared Cook, emerging as a consistently dangerous No. 2 option. The Falcons don’t really have combined coverage answers for them.last_img read more

22 Dec

HSE seek submissions on how they can improve autism support and services

first_imgPeople with autism spectrum disorder, parents and clinicians have been encouraged to make submissions to a HSE review of autism supports and services.It is estimated that 50,000 people in Ireland have ASD.In a statement, Health Minister Simon Harris says he wishes to ensure that people with ASD have access to the necessary supports to enable them to reach their full potential, and live rich and fulfilling lives. He also says that he recognises the need for a strategic approach to enhancing the responsiveness and effectiveness of services to meet the evolving needs of people with ASD.Minister Harris says; “At my request, the HSE has set up a working group to consider the effectiveness of existing services, to identify models of good practice among such services and to identify practice models that are not having a positive impact.“It is important that we identify where in the country services are operating well and where they are not.“The HSE has now invited submissions from service users, parents and practitioners and I want to encourage people to take the opportunity to have their voices heard.” “Three workshops will also be held in September with key service user advocates and NGOs: Disability Federation of Ireland; the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies and Inclusion Ireland and the working group will report on its findings by the end of September.“I have also asked my Department to initiate an epidemiological research study into the prevalence and future projections for autism spectrum disorder later this year to to allow us to plan for the future and future-proof our strategies for people with autism.“Following the advancement of this work, I intend to proceed next year with a national strategy for enhancing the health service response to people with ASD.”Submissions should be between 500 and 1000 words and emailed to [email protected] no later than the 12th of September.HSE seek submissions on how they can improve autism support and services was last modified: August 19th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:asdautismHSESimon Harrislast_img read more