Trade Deflection – A Camet Fri, 21 Jan 2022 01:23:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Trade Deflection – A Camet 32 32 Nets assistant’s advice may have helped Brooklyn steal victory Thu, 20 Jan 2022 07:34:00 +0000

WASHINGTON — The Nets’ best defensive play Wednesday night came not on the field, but off the bench — from a coach.

In the fourth quarter of the Nets’ 119-118 win over the Wizards, assistant David Vanterpool caused a turnaround by reaching downfield and deflecting a pass from former Net Spencer Dinwiddie.

With 5:42 left in the fourth quarter and the Nets leading 109-103, Dinwiddie passed to Kyle Kuzma in the left corner in front of the visitor’s bench. Vanterpool reached out and appeared to kick the ball in and deflect the pass.

The officials missed it and Kessler Edwards got the ball back for a steal on a play that probably should have been a Washington side and maybe a technical one.

Kuzma could be seen pointing towards Vanterpool, and eventually he took a foul so he could yell at the referee. It didn’t help.

Ben Taylor, team leader of game officials, was asked by a pool reporter if there would have been a way to examine the deflection – which Taylor admitted was not seen by any of the officials.

Nets assistant coach David Vanterpool caused a turnaround by reaching downfield and deflecting a pass from Spencer Dinwiddie in the fourth quarter of the Nets’ 119-118 win over the Wizards.
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“No,” Taylor said, “there was no mechanism in place for that.”

Wizards’ interim coach Joseph Blair was miffed when asked if Vanterpool could have touched the ball and what his reaction was to not being called.

“You asked me if he had touched it. There is no possibility: he did it,” Blair said. “My reaction was complete disbelief. I haven’t seen anything like this in basketball in a very long time that the referees haven’t seen.”

Centers LaMarcus Aldridge and Day’Ron Sharpe had 41 points (16-for-21 shooting, 9-for-9 from the free-throw line), 12 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and no turnovers in 48 minutes. Aldridge had a season-high 27 points.

Joe Harris (ankle surgery), DeAndre’ Bembry (back spasms) and Paul Millsap (personal reasons) were all absent. Bembry had been questionable before being scratched.

“[He] was hopeful to play and it just seems a bit labored because of it or held back by it. It might be a wise move just to make sure you try to get through it with a few more days,” said coach Steve Nash, who made no commitment about Bembry playing Friday in San Antonio.

“It’s day to day. So hopefully we’ll be in the same position and wake up on Friday, the Spurs game say hope to play, and hopefully by then he’ll be like, ‘Yeah, I’m ready’.… But if not, it will be the next game again. But it’s not like he needs a week off.

Nash said Millsap may not join the Nets on their current trip. The veteran big man missed eight straight games before making an appearance on January 13. He has been absent for personal reasons in all three games since. …Harris has started very light filming, but is still nowhere near high-intensity work.

The Nets improved to 16-5 on the road. … The Nets’ Feb. 10 game in Washington has been moved to 7:30 p.m. and will be televised by TNT.

Sheffield Steelers v Guildford Flames: Steelers’ revival fueled by candid team talk Sun, 16 Jan 2022 10:27:00 +0000
Justin Hodgman against Guildford

Forty minutes into Saturday’s game against Guildford, Sheffield trailed 4-3 after losing a 2-0 lead.

They had lost form, lacked defensively, were fallible shorthanded while goaltender Barry Brust conceded goals he expected to stop.

Coach Aaron Fox said their outspoken second-range conference amounted to “inside liability.”

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For his own contribution, he told players they could feel sorry for themselves that teammates like John Armstrong, Jonathan Phillips and Tanner Eberle were injured…or they could just pull themselves out of their own hole.

Justin Hodgman – in his second game back from Covid where he suffered a sore throat and headache – said the players admitted they hadn’t been good enough.

“We had veterans, before Foxy came along, saying what needed to be said and we all rallied around each other and I think you could see we knew what was at stake,” the player said. of center.

Not for the first time this season, Marco Vallerand was the first to signal a new intention. His shorthanded equalizer in the 45th minute supercharged the team. In three minutes they had scored three goals to snatch the game.

Marco Vallerand’s key goal

Fox was relieved by the fightback – and even more grateful that their League series with Flames is now over. Their style of play just doesn’t suit the Steelers.

“Their transition game is one of the best in the League, their ‘D’ loves to jump in the game,” Fox said.

“Our own transition defense probably isn’t as good as our ‘D’ zone play. They like to ‘run and shoot’ when we’re a team that plays a certain way and if we’re going to trade chances in both ways, it moves away from our strength.”

Growing wounds are more concerning. Phillips suffered an upper body injury at Coventry Blaze on Friday.

Fight Night at Sheffield Arena on Saturday

Armstrong had a CT scan and Eberle is likely a week away from a return.

“Neither of them are considerably better,” lamented the coach.

In form, Robert Dowd had put Sheffield ahead with a deflection off the boot of Jake Bolton.

Fifty seconds later, Evan Mosey grabbed an awkward Flames pass and sprinted down the middle for 2-0.

They didn’t deserve such a big lead.

And with Sam Jones called to cut, Chris Gerrie was able to get around Davey Phillips’ block attempt. Brust was then beaten again to his left, and again on the PP, by Ian McNulty.

An exchange of goals on the power play then enthused the 5,477 fans.

Flames took the lead, but Vallerand’s genius PP tied the game at 3-3 after a clever pass from Mosey.

The momentum returned to the Flames, however, a deflected effort from Levi Cable leaving Brust caught off guard.

The home side needed inspiration – and Vallerand’s second of the night sparked an avalanche.

Mosey buried a rebound and Dowd did the same, signaling three killer goals in two minutes 23 seconds.

Robert Lachowicz produced another biting finish with a fifth for Guildford.

The economic impacts of retaliatory tariffs on American agriculture Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:17:04 +0000

In 2018, the United States imposed Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from major trading partners and separately from Section 301 tariffs on a large range of imports from China. In response, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Mexico and Turkey imposed retaliatory tariffs on many US exports, including a wide range of agricultural and food products. Individual product lines saw price increases ranging from 2% to 140%. The retaliatory tariffs raised the price of US agricultural exports in these markets relative to alternatives that were either produced locally or imported from other international sources. Despite opportunities for US producers to sell their products to non-retaliating trading partners, the overall effect has been a reduction in US agricultural exports. Because agricultural production of certain commodities is concentrated in certain states, retaliatory tariffs have affected states differently. As of October 2021, many retaliatory tariffs were still in place with the following exceptions: Canada and Mexico tariffs were removed in May 2019, China announced tariff exemptions for certain products after the signing of the economic agreement and Phase 1 trade between the United States and China on January 21, 2019. On October 15, 2020, and in October 2021, the United States and the EU reached agreements to address global excess steel capacity and aluminium, which include the replacement of Section 232 tariffs with a tariff quota and the lifting of EU retaliatory tariffs.


The retaliatory tariffs resulted in a significant reduction in U.S. agricultural exports to retaliatory partners. Nationally, direct U.S. agricultural export losses from retaliatory duties totaled more than $27 billion from 2018 to the end of 2019. Among retaliatory partners, China accounted for about 95% of losses ($25.7 billion), followed by the EU ($0.6 billion), and Mexico ($0.5 billion), with Canada, Turkey and India having smaller shares. We estimated that annualized losses for selected commodities due to retaliatory tariffs were $13.2 billion between mid-2018 and the end of 2019.


At the commodity level, export losses were substantial but highly concentrated. Soybeans accounted for the greatest level of losses, accounting for nearly 71% ($9.4 billion in annualized losses) of the estimated trade damage share. By comparison, trade losses for sorghum ($854 million annualized losses) and hogs ($646 million annualized losses) were the second highest, accounting for over 6% and just under 5% of the total, respectively. .

Overall, specialty crops accounted for about 6% of losses ($837 million in annualized losses) for fruits, vegetables and nuts.

At the state level, losses were largely concentrated in the Midwest with Iowa ($1.46 billion in annualized losses), Illinois ($1.41 billion in annualized losses) and Kansas ($955 million). dollars of annualized losses), representing approximately 11, 11 and 7 percent, respectively, of total losses. State-level losses were uneven and not directly proportional to the size of state-level exports. States that produced more of the commodities most severely targeted by retaliation – soybeans, sorghum, pork and cotton – suffered higher losses.

The US market share of China’s total agricultural imports, which had fallen from 20% in 2017 to 12% in 2018, remained significantly depressed in 2019, at 10%. This study examined changes in U.S. agricultural exports to China surrounding the signing of the Phase One Agreement in January 2020 and China’s subsequent announcements of tariff exemptions beginning in March 2020. U.S. exports of products benefiting of announced tariff exemptions increased by 118% compared to 2019. many of these products may also have benefited from tariff exemptions upon request. U.S. Agricultural Exports to China Rebounded and Reached Record Highs in 2020; however, some of this increase was likely due to factors unrelated to trade policy, including the recovery of the pig herd in China following African swine fever and the consequent increase in feed demand. resulted. However, US market share has not fully recovered to pre-retaliatory levels a year after the phase one agreement was signed.


The USDA Economic Research Service was commissioned to assess the impact of foreign tariffs on US agricultural products by the House Committee on Appropriations (PL 116-260). This report provides state-level effects of retaliatory tariffs to ultimately address this charge in response to the committee’s request. To do so, we first reviewed previous research on prospective and retrospective estimation of US farm losses caused by retaliatory tariffs. We have summarized the main results by estimation method, product and state regarding retaliatory tariffs.

Trade and tariff data was also compiled to provide a descriptive analysis of US agricultural exports during the retaliatory tariff period.

Second, we relied on product mix estimates for the 2018-2019 retaliatory tariff effect from Grant et al. (2021) to study the distribution of export losses by state and commodity groups using the ERS State Exports, Cash Receipts Estimates. As such, our analysis provides detailed insight into the effect of foreign retaliatory tariffs on farmers at the state level. After the implementation of the phase one agreement, the latest detailed data on trade and tariff exemptions were reviewed from March 2020 to February 2021.

Because the retaliatory tariffs are still in effect, the report’s estimates do not represent a complete account of all current and future economic losses resulting from these actions. In addition, we estimated direct US export losses to retaliating partners and these estimates did not take into account any offsetting increases in sales to non-retaliating partners (i.e. i.e. trade diversion). However, previous research has suggested that the positive trade diversion effects caused by retaliatory tariffs are small compared to the direct losses (Carter and Steinbach, 2020; Grant et al., 2021).

Oilers GM confident in Tippett doesn’t plan coaching change Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:14:43 +0000

The Edmonton Oilers are confident they will have a successful season under coach Dave Tippett, general manager Ken Holland said Tuesday.

“We’re going to start winning,” Holland said. “I believe in the coach. I believe in the team. I believe in the leadership of the team. I believe in their determination.

“If we can win a few games, [we’ll] take back some of our swagger and feel good about ourselves and start riding the wave. Right now it’s going down in the wrong direction and we have to turn things around. I think we’ll start here.”

Edmonton (18-14-2) has not won in five games and is 2-9-2 in its last 13 after a 16-5-0 start. His 0.762 point percentage on Dec. 2 was the best in the NHL.

Holland, who was named Oilers general manager ahead of the 2019-20 season, never changed coaches mid-season during a managerial career that began with the Detroit Red Wings in 1997.

“I don’t believe in it, I guess, but I also understand that there are times when it has to be done or it should be done,” he said.

“On December 2, we were first overall in the NHL. We have had five bad weeks. There have been seven coaches here in 10 years.

Since the start of the 2010-11 NHL season, Tom Renney, Ralph Krueger, Dallas Eakins, Todd Nelson, Todd McLellan and Ken Hitchcock have coached the Oilers. Renney (164), Eakins (113) and McLellan (266) are those other than Tippett (161) to have coached over 100 games with them.

Tippett is 90-58-13 with Edmonton and has coached the Oilers to the playoffs each of the past two seasons. Edmonton lost in four games to the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2020 Stanley Cup Best of 5 Playoffs and were swept by the Winnipeg Jets in the Stanley Cup Best of 7 First Rounds last season.

This season, the Oilers have outshot their opponents by an average of 3.81 to 2.90, with the best power play in the NHL (35.9%) and the fourth best penalty kill (87.7%) in 21 games until December 2.

Since then, Edmonton has allowed the first goal in 12 of its last 13 games and has been outscored by an average of 3.85-2.38. The power play is 18.8% (21st) and the penalty kill is 68.4% (29th).

The Oilers have allowed the first goal in 24 of 34 games this season, most in the NHL.

The struggles haven’t convinced Holland that the Oilers must mortgage the future to straighten out the present, even with the presence of two of the NHL’s best players, forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draissiel.

Holland said sacrificing prospects or high draft picks for a rental player isn’t the best route to cementing Edmonton’s foundation for success.

“I wouldn’t do that,” Holland said. “I think the answer is in that locker room. Why would I trade a first-round pick or one of our top prospects for someone to give us a little boost and then next year we have a press conference and you ask me about more secondary scoring, or more depth?

McDavid and Draisaitl share the NHL scoring lead with 53 points each, McDavid with 19 goals and 34 assists in 33 games and Draisaitl with 26 goals and 27 assists in 34 games.

“Now I understand Connor’s 25 (years) and Leon’s 26, and would I trade something if it’s a hockey trade and you bring someone in and he’s [here] this year and beyond? This is an other story. But if your question is just to trade an A-level prospect to give a little nudge and a bump so we can have another press conference next week and then this guy goes on and blossoms into another organization somewhere else for five, six, seven, eight, 10 years, and we come back to the market next year because that person leaves, I’m not doing that.”

Edmonton will face the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, its first game since a 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 5. Its next four games have been postponed due to attendance restrictions in Canadian cities.

“I don’t know where we are because we’ve been to such extremes in the first 21 games versus the last 13,” Holland said. “But I believe we have a good team. …

“I understand that we’re in professional hockey and we’re judged by wins and losses and we haven’t won enough, but I believe [in] the coaching staff, the team plays hard, they play each other every night. We’re having a little break here and hopefully I’ll talk to [Tippett] and some of the players, make some adjustments, (hopefully) get people out of COVID, get our squad back and see what we can do.”

The Oilers have McDavid, forwards Warren foegele, Tyler benson and Derek ryan, and defenseman Tyson Barrie in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

Holland said he had conversations with general managers, but wasn’t sure a trade would be the way to get the Oilers back on track.

“I’m working on phones, but right now today the solution has to be in this locker room,” Holland said. “We’re better than what we played, I believe that, and I don’t know if I could go out and make big trades to turn things around, but I talk to the teams.”

Penguins can claim Stanley Cup, says Burke Tue, 11 Jan 2022 23:01:08 +0000

Brian Burke said he had seen enough of the Pittsburgh Penguins to be convinced they could compete for the Stanley Cup, but the team president admitted that an upgrade before the trade deadline of the NHL on March 21 will be tough.

“Do we believe that we are a competitor? Yeah, we think so, and we (Burke and GM Ron Hextall) have had it since we’ve been here, ”Burke told NHL Network Radio on Sunday. “Can we add to our cap situation if we decide to do that? We’re pretty limited with the salary cap restrictions we’re under, so it would probably be difficult to make a big deal out. But we would watch, sure.”

The Penguins (20-9-5) won a season-high NHL game 10 straight before a 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday. They currently hold the first wild card in the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs. They have their first-round pick in each of the next three NHL Draft, but Burke has said he’s hesitant to continue borrowing against the future to add to the present.

“What strengths are we going to drop to add? The answer isn’t a lot,” Burke said. “It’s time for this team to stop stability, and that will be negative and I don’t want it because I like (former Penguins president and general manager) Jim (Rutherford), but stop the trend where we are. will give a lot for 20% chance of winning. You approach it, you add, and Jim did what he was supposed to do. But we have to stop this trend at some point. “

The Penguins’ ability to stay in the playoff race has been even more impressive considering they’ve been without many key players for long periods of time. Center Evgeni malkin, who underwent knee surgery on June 4, has yet to play this season. Center Sidney crosby missed the first seven games recovering from wrist surgery, then five more games while in NHL COVID-19 protocol. Cheeky Bryan Rust has missed 19 games this season, forward Jake guentzel six and defender Kris letang four.

Burke said coach Mike Sullivan deserves a lot of credit for keeping the Penguins competitive.

“Mike Sullivan made a [heck] of a job, he’s a good coach, “said Burke.” Our goal is to maintain the level of play and the level of intensity that we have maintained since day one with significant injuries and outbreaks of COVID “Said Burke.“ As we’re not just missing players like Brian Burke, we’re missing important players. We had three of our six defenders with COVID at the same time (Brian Dumoulin , Marcus Pettersson, Chad Ruhwedel), and these guys just keep showing up and scoring points.

“Coaches generally fall into one of the following two categories; there are real boss type men who order people to do things and then there are guys who convince people to do things. To be a truly good trainer, you need to have a bit of both. He’s a guy, Sullivan, who’s a thoughtful player, has played over 700 games in the NHL although he’s not a great talent, but made it work and got it. (He) figured out how to be smarter and better than other people, and then he brings that dominant sense to him as well.

“You must be a general, there are a lot of colonels. You look at the hierarchy of the US military, for every general there are 20 colonels, probably more. This guy is a general.”

Burke also said that Crosby, who has scored 22 points (four goals, 18 assists) in his last 15 games, has improved his game at a critical point in the season. Pittsburgh is 11-3-1 during the streak.

“We have a captain here who empowers a lot of things, makes everyone work harder, makes everyone follow the game plan, makes everyone better, makes everyone listen and his name is Sid and that helps, ”Burke said.

Seahawks play Spoiler in season finale, Smack Cardinals in 38-30 road win Mon, 10 Jan 2022 01:40:39 +0000

While the Seahawks won’t make the playoffs this year, they made sure to end the season with a bang in a game that coach Pete Carroll called a Super Bowl, winning an NFC West title at the Cardinals in a 38 -30 victory at State Farm Stadium.

Leading the charge for Seattle, quarterback Russell Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 238 yards and threw a trio of touchdowns, Tyler Lockett caught five passes for 98 yards and two scores, and Rashaad Penny set a new record. career with 190 rushing yards. . Defensively, Jordyn Brooks and Cody Barton combined for 32 tackles and Travis Homer forced a special teams fumble on a missed punt late in the third quarter.