After firing team's OC, coach Mike Zimmer to be more involved in offense
Minnesota Vikings championship rings coach Mike Zimmer said he plans to become more involved with Minnesota's offense after firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo after 13 games on Tuesday.

Zimmer addressed DeFilippo's dismissal the day after the Vikings lost 21-7 on Monday Night Football at the custom Seattle Seahawks championship rings. While this decision appeared to be building for a while based on Zimmer saying he didn't like the direction the offense was headed over the past four or five weeks, the coach was adamant that not one game nor one person was responsible for the current state of affairs.

Quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski will take over offensive coordinator duties on an interim basis during the Vikings' remaining games this season. Stefanski, whom the Vikings blocked from interviewing to be the offensive coordinator for the cheap New York Giants championship rings last offseason, has been with the franchise since 2006.

Stefanski's level of familiarity with the team, having coached quarterbacks, running backs and tight ends in Minnesota, provided the benefit of familiarity as he embarks on calling plays for the first time in his professional career.

"I think the biggest thing with Kevin is he has been here for a long time, so he knows how we do things here, No. 1," Zimmer said. "No. 2, I think he has a good grasp of his players. Kevin is a very brilliant guy. I interviewed him for the coordinator job this past offseason. We've got a lot of smart guys in that room.

The Vikings (6-6-1) are on the cusp of the postseason, slotted as the sixth seed in the custom AFC&NFC Rings championship rings playoff picture with three games remaining. The sense of urgency that comes with these final games as Minnesota aims to solidify its playoff positioning made Zimmer want to "shake things up" among his staff and while the offense pivots in a different direction.

Stefanski will be able to use his experience over the next three games to essentially audition to remove the interim tag from his title after this season. Zimmer would not say whether the team has plans to conduct a search for its next offensive coordinator regardless.

In the end, Zimmer shoulders responsibility for the way things played out with his third offensive coordinator since 2016. The decision to relieve DeFilippo of his duties and the timing that came along with it were difficult, but as Zimmer confirmed, this was his decision alone nfl championship rings for sale.

"I went around and around about it, because I feel like I hired him, it's my job to try to help him continue to get better," Zimmer said. "I obviously didn't do a good enough job there. I've always felt like if you hire a guy you should stick with him and try to help him and help him mature as a coach. This one unfortunately with the timing and the situation with the last three ballgames here, with us still having an opportunity to do something, I felt like I don't want the season to be wasted. Maybe it will, maybe it won't, but these three games, to me, are very, very critical, and we need to play good championship rings.

"Again, it's not just one person, it doesn't fall all on him; it falls on myself and everybody else that has anything to do with this team, because we didn't get it done. It was an extremely difficult day and extremely difficult decision."
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Fantasy hockey forecaster: Dec. 10-16
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Obviously, goaltenders on teams with bad penalty kills or those facing opponents with bad power plays will suffer to varying degrees, depending on the situation. That certainly will be reflected in their fantasy stats for your team. That said, those extraneous situations are fluid and can be changed by coaching, personnel and schemes a lot more so than the base statistics we see from good old 5-of-5 action championship sports rings.

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Highlights from teams playing three games: The Calgary Flames championship rings for sale, cheap Colorado Avalanche championship rings, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, Flyers and Washington Capitals are among the three-game teams that have a back-to-back set. The fantasy-relevant workhorse starters among these sides are Semyon Varlamov, Ben Bishop and Braden Holtby, so expect a little less from them as they may get a rest. ... The Senators may have lost Matt Duchene for an extended period of time to a lower-body injury. However, he wasn't playing with Mark Stone or Brady Tkachuk either at even-strength or on the power play, so his absence shouldn't hurt that pair.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are already overflowing with elite fantasy assets
The rich get richer. The Toronto Maple Leafs championship rings are already overflowing with elite fantasy assets and now William Nylander has come to terms with the team.

Mitch Marner, Morgan Rielly and John Tavares are among the top 20 fantasy skaters this season on the ESPN Player Rater (fantasy value evaluator) and Auston Matthews is only missing because he's been out half the season so far. Nylander will find a role with these elite weapons, but there are some questions remaining.

What isn't a question is whether Nylander will get his plum wing spot back next to Matthews and how strong the chemistry is there. We saw it last season when they accounted for 52 goals at even strength together (allowing only 25 against). Nylander scored 20 goals and 61 points last season, and will only build on that body of work in an improved offense thanks to the addition of Tavares stanley cup championship rings.

Am I willing to say with absolute confidence at this stage that it's Patrick Marleau over Kasperi Kapanen for the third spot on the line with Matthews and Nylander? No. While it was supposed to be Marleau at the start of the season, Kapanen's 10 goals and 18 points may give coach Mike Babcock pause here. The natural inclination may be to dump Kapanen back to the free-agent pile in fantasy, but I think he's worth holding for at least a little longer to see how the depth chart settles. The same is true for Marleau. While the veteran only has six goals and 15 points, he hasn't had the linemates he was projected to have for most of the season, especially thanks to Matthews prolonged absence with a shoulder injury. Wait and see. One of these two wingers will be worth having on your squad for the remainder of the season, just not both of them.

The largest looming question here is whether Nylander gets the power play. Last season, Nylander was a bit player on a much different power-play configuration. The cheap Toronto Maple Leafs championship rings rolled two units equally and the more successful one had neither Matthews nor Nylander as a part of it. But the exodus of that unit's core (James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak) and arrival of Tavares has changed the landscape. The Leafs have been stacking top heavy on the man advantage with tremendous success on their chief unit. Before Nylander's arrival, this successful power play has blossomed with Tavares, Matthews, Marner, Rielly and Nazem Kadri. Kadri has been the man doing the battling in front of the opposition crease, and while he's the natural choice to sub out for Nylander, that's not a role for the slick, soft-touch Nylander to take on.

With all their pieces in place, it's conceivable that the Toronto Maple Leafs championship rings for sale divide up the attack on the power play and attempt to ice two lesser units with a higher sum total. While that could be more successful overall for the team, it removes some of the concentration we rely on in fantasy hockey for more points in fewer baskets. We don't have any practice looks yet to see how the Leafs are going to handle the situation with Nylander, so this is speculation, but it's a fact that the Leafs now have more assets than they can put on the ice together for a power-play unit.

A dilution of the power-play units for Toronto would most negatively impact Rielly, who has 12 of his 29 points on the man advantage. Kadri is also at risk for lesser value here, with six of his 16 points coming on the power play. The power play has not been a big part of Nylander's fantasy profile so far in his career, with only 12 points on the man advantage last season. That said, adding it to his repertoire would be the difference in him being a top-60 fantasy play and a top-30 fantasy play. We should know in the coming days what Babcock has envisioned for the custom Toronto Maple Leafs championship rings power play.

For now, Nylander is ranked right about where he was during the offseason at No. 66 overall, when we expected improvement in a modest sense on his 60-point total from last year. If I knew he was going to be involved in a top-heavy power play, I'd be comfortable ranking him in the 40s, but we don't know that yet championship rings.
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Steve Kerr says Warriors are banged up spiritually
This week has been an emotional roller coaster for the Warriors, and Steve Kerr says the drama affected his team's performance Thursday night against the Rockets. Golden State Warriors championship rings for sale was on the wrong side of a 107-86 pounding, and the team's morale wasn't at its peak.

"We're banged up a little bit physically, and right now we're banged up spiritually," Kerr told reporters (via ESPN). "There's no getting around that. So we've got to fill up our cup and get our spirit back, get out energy back, and we're going to."

The Warriors' latest loss was Draymond Green's first time playing since he received a one-game suspension for his comments to Kevin Durant custom nba championship rings.

Green is known as a fiery competitor, but Golden State felt he crossed the line after his late-game mistake that contributed to a loss to the Clippers earlier in the week. It's an unspoken rule that contract discussions shouldn't take place between teammates during the season, and his actions appear to have affected the Warriors locker room.

Kerr typically isn't one to make excuses. When his team is flat out bad, he admits it. It's just rare that it performs so poorly. Perhaps that absence of Stephen Curry is also contributing to the Warriors' disarray. Still, the Warriors have the best record in the Western Conference, but they'll have to straighten out a few things to keep it that way.

The Warriors play the cheap Dallas Mavericks championship rings at 8:30 p.m. ET Saturday. The Mavs held the Jazz to 68 points in a 50-point victory Wednesday, but it's unlikely they'll be able to produce the same results in back-to-back games.

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