Kevin Faulk

23 May 19
Update News Portal

  MORE FANTASY COVERAGE: Top 100 forwards | 50 D-men | 25 goalies Stanley Cup Playoffs picks | Postseason ranks | Podcast   FANTASY TOP 250 PLAYER RANKINGS Standard Yahoo categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters and wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for goalies. Forward […]

23 May 19

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”″ width=”480″ height=”270″] FOXBORO, Mass. — Most perceive the New England Patriots’ offensive playbook to be this unchanged tome since Bill Belichick took over the team in 2000. The Patriots have had just three offensive coordinators under Belichick in Charlie Weis, Josh McDaniels, Bill O’Brien and a McDaniels redux. But apparently, the offense […]

23 May 19

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”″ width=”480″ height=”270″] FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick delivered a clear message during New England Patriots organized team activities Thursday: Everything must be earned. And in cornerback JC Jackson’s case, re-earned. Jackson finished his 2018 season as a starting cornerback. Yet he was lined up with the reserves during the first OTA session, […]

23 May 19
Patriots Wire

A vocal practice for a sometimes-unhappy Josh McDaniels.

21 May 19

[jwplayer ZHpe3qX2] The tee times and pairings for the first two rounds of the fifth U.S. Amateur Men’s Four-Ball Championship were announced by the USGA on Monday. The event, held May 25-29 at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort’s Old Macdonald Course and Pacific Dunes Course in Bandon, Ore., will consists of 128 teams playing 36 holes […]

16 May 19
FanBuzz - Sports News - NFL | NCAA | NBA | WWE

Louisiana State University has a long and storied history of fielding an elite college football program every year. Since 2000 under Nick Saban, the LSU Tigers haven’t won fewer than eight games in any season under Les Miles, and now, head coach Ed Orgeron. The three-time national champions will become the 12th program ever to […]

16 May 19
Welcome to our weekly rumour recap on Oilersnation! Every week, I’ll scour the web and Twitter pages of various beat reporters from around the NHL to bring you some rumours involving other NHL teams and how they could affect the Oilers.  One of my favourite things about an NHL offseason is trade talk and the rumour mill, so I’m excited to do this every Thursday. So let’s get going! This week, I’m looking at some of the defenseman around the NHL that could be available. The king of NHL rumours is Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet and he had a few interesting nuggets in his weekly “31 Thoughts” blog and podcast. “One of the guys I’m hearing about is Spurgeon from Minnesota,” said Friedman is his weekly show with Jeff Marek. “Minnesota is going to make some changes and he has a lot of value.” Will Minnesota extend him or will they trade him? That’s the big question as Spurgeon has one more year on his current deal with a cap hit $5.187 million. He also has a modified no-trade clause that requires him to submit a list of 20 teams he would approve a trade to. Usually, I would say that disqualifies Edmonton from consideration but Spurgeon is a local product so he might consider waiving. On the ice, Spurgeon would be a dream fit with the Oilers. He would give them the offensive, puck moving, right shot defenseman that they’ve been searching for. The fact he could be available should have the Oilers licking their chops. Minnesota has made some moves that I’ve viewed as pretty questionable as of late. Sending out Mikael Granlund for Kevin Fiala was a head–scratcher and  I would imagine they’re regretting trading Nino Niederreiter to Carolina for Victor Rask. Given their lack of depth down the middle of the ice, the Wild are probably interested in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, but they would need to sweeten that offer. I wouldn’t deal trade Nugent-Hopkins for a 29-year-old defenseman on an expiring deal. If GM Paul Fenton is simply looking to change the culture in Minnesota, maybe something involving Darnell Nurse would interest the Wild. If they want future assets then Jesse Puljujarvi, Ethan Bear, or Caleb Jones could be on the block, but that likely wouldn’t be enough. There will be plenty of teams wanting a player like Spurgeon. That could ultimately drive the acquisition price up and take the Oilers out of the running. They would also have to move out salary to bring in Spurgeon. Tyson Barrie will also hear his name in plenty of trade talks this summer due to the emergence of Sam Girard and Cale Makar. Friedman says that if the Avalanche were to move on from Barrie, it would be in a “purely hockey trade.” As soon as I heard that, I immediately thought that there’s no way the Avalanche would consider sending the 27-year-old, right shot defenseman unless Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is going the other way. The value lines up on that deal, but I still wouldn’t do it. Keeping Nugent-Hopkins allows the Oilers to play McDavid and Draisaitl together. I wouldn’t sacrifice that luxury for a player who will be a UFA in July 2020. One name within the Pacific Division that could be available is Ben Hutton. NHL teams can't walk away from arbitration awards that are less than $4.39M, which could make the Canucks think twice about going down that road with Hutton. Chance he's not qualified if Van doesn't work out a trade or extension beforehand — Satiar Shah (@SatiarShah) May 13, 2019 The 26-year-old has appeared in 276 games and is a pending RFA. He plays on the left side and the Oilers have plenty of options on that side of the ice including Caleb Jones, who many expect to graduate to the NHL level next season. Don’t think there would be any interest in a player like Hutton. If the Oilers are going to add anyone to the mix, it will be a proven right-shot defender who can handle top four minutes and quarterback a powerplay. Traditionally there haven’t been very many of those available, but this summer with names like Barrie, Spurgeon, Justin Faulk, and Jacob Trouba reportedly available on the trade market as well as Erik Karlsson set to hit free agency, this summer may see some high-end defensemen moved. One player that has been connected to the Oilers for a few years is Rasmus Ristolainen, but it sounds like the trade talk surrounding the Finnish defenseman will simmer down this summer. So you have to figure no Bogosian and now no Pilut to start the season. If Botterill was seriously pondering a move of Ristolainen, can't imagine how that happens now. #Sabres — Mike Harrington (@ByMHarrington) May 13, 2019 I think that’s a bullet dodged for the Oilers. Despite his reputation as an offensive defenseman, Ristolainen has never topped ten goals in his six-year NHL career. He struggles at time in his own end as well. It just wouldn’t be a good match with what Edmonton currently needs. Let me hear your take Oilersnation! What kind of deal do you think could land Spurgeon or Barrie? Is there someone out there you think the Oilers should target?
15 May 19
LSU Football Report

WAFB Sports Reporter Jacques Doucet caught up with LSU Director of Player Development Kevin Faulk during the Coaches Caravan in Houma on Monday night and asked him about the postgame incident from the LSU-Texas A&M game.    

14 May 19

– LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron is Pretty Excited About His New LSU RPO Offense! LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron (In Photo) has made it Pretty Obvious that he is Unbelievably Excited About His New LSU Offense. There has been A Lot Of Exciting News About This New Offense in Interviews and now on His […]

11 May 19

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Kevin Allen breaks down both sides of the Western Conference Finals and gives a prediction on whether the Sharks or Blues will advance. USA TODAY BOSTON – Bruins forward Marcus Johansson is trying to win a Stanley Cup, not worrying about what’s going to happen to him July 1. But […]

09 May 19
BroSports (and stuff!)

The man known as Beast Mode has finally hung up the cleats, is a bust in Canton next?

06 May 19
CBS Boston

The choice for this year’s entrant into the Patriots Hall of Fame came down to a trio of championship players. Ultimately, Rodney Harrison won the vote.

06 May 19

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”″ width=”480″ height=”270″] One of the top defensive backs of the Bill Belichick era will be enshrined in the New England Patriots Hall of Fame this year. Safety Rodney Harrison was announced Monday as the team’s 2019 Hall of Fame inductee. Harrison defeated fellow finalists Richard Seymour and Mike Vrabel in a fan […]

06 May 19
Gordie Howe Classic

Despite the shots on net this was a close game. Islanders kept coming back and scoring on their chances to keep this thing tight all game long. Finally the Blues get some breathing room in the third period when Charlie Coyle got his second of the game and St.Louis picks up a 5-3 win to […]

05 May 19

Year Pos Name School Rd Pick Team ATRAS RAS 1987 CB Nate Odomes Wisconsin 2 29 Bills 6.12 7.89 1987 CB Brian Davis Nebraska 2 30 Redskins 7.26 9.47 1987 RB Kenny Flowers Clemson 2 31 Falcons 1987 OC Gregg Rakoczy Miami 2 32 Browns 3.13 0 1987 CB Roland Mitchell Texas Tech 2 33 […]

05 May 19

Year Pos Name School Rd Pick Team ATRAS RAS 1987 QB Vinny Testaverde Miami 1 1 Buccaneers 8.01 10 1987 LB Cornelius Bennett Alabama 1 2 Colts 1987 FB Alonzo Highsmith Miami 1 3 Texans 1987 RB Brent Fullwood Auburn 1 4 Packers 1987 LB Mike Junkin Duke 1 5 Browns 1987 QB Kelly Stouffer […]