Conacher selected to AHL All-Star Classic

Norfolk Admirals rookie and former Canisius Golden Griffin Cory Conacher has been named to the AHL Eastern Conference All-Star team by a committee of minor league coaches.

Conacher currently leads the AHL in goals with 21 and is fourth in scoring with 41 points. He graduated from Canisius last year with 12 program records, including career marks for points (147) and goals (62).

Fans can vote players to the starting lineup starting Jan. 5 on the AHL’s website. The event takes place in Atlantic City, N.J. at the end of the month. The skills competition is at 3 p.m. on Jan. 29 and the All-Star Game is at 7 p.m. the following day.

Norfolk is the farm system for the Tampa Bay Lightning, but Conacher would need to sign an NHL contract before being called up. Complete rosters and more information can be found here.

Picking NFL games ended last week, as far as I was concerned. But if the Buffalo News is going to pick them in the playoffs, well, why not.

Cincinnati (+3) at Houston
Houston

Detroit (+10 1/2) at New Orleans
New Orleans

Atlanta (+3) at Giants
Atlanta

Pittsburgh at Denver (+8 1/2)
Pittsburgh

I reallllly with five L’s want Tebow to win, but there’s no way he can put up points on the Steelers defense after Kansas City held him to three.

Here’s how the regular season standings ended up. I was tied with Jay Skurski going into the final week but some of those garbage time games killed me.

Northrop: 125-112-9
Skurski: 122-115-9
Always Game Seven 118-119-2
McKissic: 116-121-9
Sullivan: 114-123-9
DiCesare: 113-124-9
Gaughan: 113-124-9

Last week:
Bills (+11 1/2) at New England
New England
Pats 49-21. Win
Washington (+9) at Philadelphia
Washington
Eagles 34-10. Loss
Tampa Bay (+12) at Atlanta
Atlanta
Falcons 45-24. Win
San Francisco at St. Louis (+10 1/2)
San Francisco
49ers 34-27. Loss
Chicago (+1) at Minnesota
Minnesota
Bears 17-13. Loss
Detroit at Green Bay (+3 1/2)
Detroit
Packers 45-21. Loss
Carolina (+8 1/2) at New Orleans
Carolina
Saints 45-17. Loss
Tennessee at Houston (+3)
Houston
Titans 23-22. Win
Baltimore at Cincinnati (+3)
Cincinnati
Ravens 24-16. Loss
Pittsburgh at Cleveland (+7)
Pittsburgh
Steelers 13-9. Loss
Indianapolis (+3 1/2) at Jacksonville
Indianapolis
Jags 19-13. Loss
Jets (+2) at Miami
Miami
Dolphins 19-17. Push
San Diego (+3) at Oakland
Oakland
Chargers 38-26. Loss
Kansas City (+3 1/2) at Denver
Denver
Chiefs 7-3. Loss
Seattle (+3) at Arizona
Seattle
Cardinals 23-20. Push
Dallas (+3) at Giants
Giants
Giants 34-14. Win
4-10-2
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