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1/24/14: 1:16PM: Prospal has decided to retire rather than sign a PTO with the AHL Comets. (Dan Murphy)

1/23/14: 10:14PM: Vinny Prospal will sign a pro tryout agreement with the Vancouver Canucks AHL team in Utica.? (Canucks)

Canucks executive Laurence Gillman says "He's a 38-year-old veteran NHL player. He's expressed an interest to play with us. He has a good history with John Tortorella"

Tags: Coming Back Rumors, Vinny Prospal Video, Adam Rotter
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In the NY Post, Larry Brooks reports that Rangers GM Glen Sather has had conversations with former Ranger Vinny Prospal, who is a UFA and training in the Czech Republic, and says that he would be a good fit for the Rangers.

He says that there are no indications yet that Sather is ready to offer Prospal a contract but also that Sather hasn't shut the door on that being possible.

Brooks admits that Prospal would be coming to the Rangers as a 38-year old who may have trouble with the pace, but says that Prospal has always had those issues and has always produced.

Tags: Coming Back Rumors, Vinny Prospal Video, Adam Rotter
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After being cleared for participation in this week's practices, ESPN NY notes that?Chris Ivory will play in tonight's matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

... the curtain gets pulled back Saturday night at MetLife Stadium, where Ivory is expected to make his Jets debut against the?Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Tags: chris ivory, New York Jets, News, nfl, Rex Ryan, running back, thejetsblog, Brian Bassett
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Since the NFL season is only 16 games long, back-to-back losses can really stunt a team?s progress, especially if that team is in the heat of a playoff race.

The Giants are currently the ninth seed in the NFC based on complicated tiebreakers, and Big Blue needs a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive.

In the 2012 season, the Giants have shown they can battle back the week following a loss. The team is 4-1 this year in games following a loss the previous week.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, bounce back, giants, NFC Playoff Picture, NFL, NY Giants, playoffs, Editorial Aside, wins after losses
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As the Giants? motto has been all season, if someone gets hurt, the next guy steps up.

In Big Blue?s win over the Packers, running Andre Brown broke his fibula and will miss the remainder of the season.

First-round pick David Wilson will finally be given his second chance. He fumbled his second career carry and was relegated solely to kick return duties.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Andre Brown, david wilson, first round pick, giants, Kregg Lumpkin, Monday Night Football, NFC East, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, redskins, rueben randle, running back, ryan torain, second round pick
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David Wilson was the breakout player in Week 3 of the preseason for the Giants. With starting RB Ahmad Bradshaw sitting out the game, Wilson made the most of his first start in the NFL.

David rushed for 49 yards on 5 attempts and added 2 receptions for 26 yards. This has lead many fans to call for Wilson as the starting running back over the injury plagued Bradshaw. The Giants' offense could sure use a dependable ball carrier and highly drafted rookie running backs haven't fared as poorly as many may think.

Tags: 2012, Ahmad Bradshaw, david wilson, David Wilson, giants, New York Giants, Editorial Aside, Preseason, running back, Star
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Drafted:?Fourth Round(126th Overall)Position:?Running BackHeight:?5'10''Weight:?204 pounds

2011 stats: 2 games played, 13 carries, 21 rushing yards, 1 reception, 7 yards, 1 fumble.

2011 Season Review: Anyone hoping the Jets found a mid-round rookie running back gem in Bilal Powell were left incredibly disappointed. Powell didn't even see first team snaps on offense until week 12 against the Broncos and that was by necessity with Ladainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene both ruled out for most of the game. Powell did nothing to impress on his 13 carries he received between the Denver game and garbage time versus Kansas City, and if anything he'll be best known for fumbling the ball on the goal line in Denver that was fortunately gobbled up by Matt Slauson for the Jets' only touchdown that game. Especially in comparison to recent Jets rookie successes at running back like Shonn Greene and Leon Washington, Bilal Powell looked incredibly lost.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Main Page, running back, Sophomore Watch
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At ESPN Insider, Craig Custance looks at five players who the Columbus Blue Jackets could have on the trading block as we get closer to the trade deadline.

He lists Vinny Prospal second and says that it would be a natural fit for him to return to the Rangers and re-join his teammates and play with John Tortorella.

CLICK HERE for previous reports on the possibility of Prospal returning.

Tags: Coming Back Rumors, Adam Rotter
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In the Edmonton Journal, Jim Matheson writes that the Rangers are looking to add more scoring and not to be surprised if they bring Vinny Prospal back at the trade deadline.

It was written last week that the Rangers could have interest in bringing Prospal back.

He has nine goals and 21 assists this season for Columbus. Seven of his points have come on the power play.

Tags: Coming Back Rumors, Adam Rotter
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In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that if the price is reasonable, the Rangers could bring back Vinny Prospal to provide scoring depth for the bottom six and the PP.

He has nine goals and 21 assists this season in 44 games for Columbus. His cap hit is $2.5 million. He is a UFA after the season.

Prospal had 23 points in 29 games for the Rangers last season after missing most of the season due to a knee issue.

Tags: Coming Back Rumors, Adam Rotter
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According to Steiny's twitter, the Jets will be taking a look at running back John Griffin, who went undrafted out of UMASS, during a workout on Monday. Griffin was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals back in July, but was cut after training camp.

With LaDainian Tomlinson ailing, Shonn Greene failing to step up in year three, and Bilal Powell looking like a bust, it makes sense to bring someone fresh into the backfield. However, if the team is considering replacements at this point, it may consider shoring up the offensive line or adding a pass rusher or two.

Tags: John Griffin, Main Page, News, running back, Adam Rotter
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These are my fingers typing the keys with the love and passion for Knicks basketball.

I can't tell you how good this feels.

Ok, now that that's done, it's time to get down to business and as we've learned time and time again, that business is the game of basketball. Knicks basketball.

Tags: 2012 Season, Amar'e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, knicks are back
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According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York, all pro fullback Vonta Leach has the Giants on his wishlist, along with the Seahawks and Chargers. He played with the Houston Texans last season but is likely looking to be paid like the best fullback in the game.

I wanted the Giants to sign Leach a few years ago when he was a free agent, and I'd love for them to add him now, as long as the pricetag isn't ridiculous. The Giants would benefit from a true fullback, as Madison Hedgecock's play has slipped over the years, partially due to injuries. ?Bear Pascoe was a solid replacement, but he is much more suited to be a backup tight end.

Youngmisuk agrees that Leach would be a very nice pickup, but points out that the team should have higher priorities.

Tags: full back, henry hynoski, New York Giants, vonta leach
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