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, but that won’t stop him from playing against the Steelers in the first game of the regular season.
As expected, Gordon was a participant in Monday’s practice after tweaking his hamstring shortly after returning to the team in late August. Gordon did not report to camp on time because he was following the “health and treatment plan” put in place after multiple suspensions for violating the substance-abuse policy.
Browns coach Hue Jackson said in a Monday press conference that Gordon is “right on schedule” to play against the Steelers. Jackson also reiterated that Gordon will not start the game and that rookie Antonio Callaway will get the nod with the first team alongside Jarvis Landry.
How much Gordon will play remains to be seen, but the lack of a starting nod may not wind up mattering much if he’s healthy and the Browns are running a lot of multiple receiver sets.
The NHL is celebrating something of a renaissance these days. Scoring is up across the league on the backs of an exciting new class of superstar talent that is setting the league on fire. Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, Nikita Kucherov and Patrik Laine are infusing a newfound excitement league-wide as elite scorers, all 24 and younger. While this group of young, offensive-minded talent paints a rosy picture for most hockey lovers Womens Drew Brees Jersey
, it's a different story for those tasked with keeping pucks out of the net.
As you might expect with goal totals up, goaltenders are having a tougher time doing their jobs. While it's still early in the 2017-18 season, an early offensive flurry has goalies sporting the league's highest goals against average in 12 years. Things don't get any better when you look at individual performances. Widely considered the league's best netminder, Carey Price has been unable to buoy his struggling Montreal Canadiens and has stumbled out to a 3.54 goals against average and a sub-.900 save percentage. It's not just one guy either, as the usually reliable group of Cory Schneider, Tuukka Rask, Roberto Luongo T.J. Lang Jersey
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Slow starts aside, at least the aforementioned group can feel secure in their future in the league. They all remain the best option moving forward for their club between the pipes. That isn't true of every one of the league's 31 starting goalies, however. For some, this offensive onslaught could signal a slippery slope that might even have them out of the league in the not too distant future. Here are eight goalies that might be starters right now, but aren't all that far from being out of the league entirely.
16. On The Way Out: Semyon Varlamov
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No, Semyon Varlamov is not the chief cause of the lowly Colorado Avalanche's woes - not even close. Despite star-caliber talent in Nathan Mackinnon and Gabriel Landeskog, the Avs have been mired in dysfunction, including the trade demands of Matt Duchene. Still, Varlamov hasn't exactly highlighted himself as an asset worth poaching by a contending club.
To his credit, the 29-year-old has put up solid numbers early this season while helping Colorado out to a decently respectable 5-4 start. Owing in part to being barraged with shots every night Youth Le'Veon Bell Jersey
, Varlamov has posted a sparkling .929 save percentage. Of course, that's a pretty small sample size that can't be over-stated one season after he posted an .898 mark to go with a 3.38 goals against average. There may not be many takers for the netminder of the league-worst Avs, but a KHL offer could be enticing enough for the Russian-born Varlamov. Cheap Carolina Panthers Jerseys