Lucas Wallmark, Greg McKegg agree to deals with Hurricanes
The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to deals with forwards Lucas Wallmark and Greg McKegg.
The deal with Wallmark is a two-year contract. It’s a two-way deal for the 2018-19 season for $650,000 at the NHL level or $70,000 at the American Hockey League level with a $100,000 guarantee. The deal will pay $700,000 for 2019-20.
Wallmark, 22, scored one goal in 11 games with the Hurricanes last season and spent the majority of the season in the AHL, leading Charlotte with 55 points in 45 games.
The deal with McKegg is a one-year contract paying $715,000 at the NHL level or $250,000 in the AHL.
Corey Kluber did it with great success during the Tribe’s World Series run in 2016; he was less effective last year while dealing with back issues. And Trevor Bauer has consistently expressed a preference for pitching on three days’ rest. He’s 0-2 with an 11.13 ERA in two wholesale nfl jerseys postseason starts on short rest. But if anyone is enough of an innovative thinker to attack the problem and try again, it’s Bauer.
The big question is, who’ll be the third starter and who pitches in relief? Shane Bieber could slot in as a multi-inning reliever in the postseason, and then it’s likely to come down to a choice between Carlos Carrasco and Mike Clevinger. Carrasco hasn’t pitched out of the bullpen since 2014. But if the Indians win the division — and Carrasco is willing to embrace a role as a versatile, shutdown-type reliever in October — he could be a postseason weapon for the Tribe.
The Rockets meeting included coach Mike D’Antoni, who http://www.nfljerseyspaypal.us.com/ had a turbulent relationship with Anthony as New York Knicks coach. D’Antoni made it clear to Anthony that he thinks the circumstances together would be far different in Houston, and welcomed the idea of coaching Anthony again, league sources said.
The Rockets lost forwards Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute in free agency, clearing the way for a greater opportunity for Anthony to impact the team. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra has been a strong advocate of signing Anthony, who could play a major role for the Heat at power forward.
The Thunder are working on trade scenarios in which Anthony, 34, would be moved as an expiring contract and waived, becoming a free agent once his $27.9 million 2017-18 salary clears waivers. Oklahoma City needs Anthony to waive his no-trade clause, which he has done to facilitate his exit, league sources said.
Anthony’s contract makes trade possibilities less likely than simply executing the NBA’s waive-and-stretch provision on his contract, which would save the Thunder $107 million in luxury tax and salary. That would spread his salary-cap hit equally at $9.3 million over three years.