Tony Scheffler is retiring from the NFL. Ozzie Smith Jersey . Scheffler told The Associated Press on Wednesday he made the choice because he had three concussions over the past four years. He had 258 receptions for 3,207 yards and 22 touchdowns in his eight-year career. The Detroit Lions released Scheffler in October. He later had workouts with Chicago and Kansas City and says there was “moderate” interest in him as a free agent this off-season. Denver drafted him in the second round in 2006 out of Western Michigan and traded him four years later to Detroit. Scheffler says his plans include becoming a real estate agent and assistant football coach at the high school in his hometown of Chelsea, Michigan. Rickey Henderson Padres Jersey .C. – Canadian ice dancing, it seems, is in good hands. Tony Gwynn Padres Jersey . — Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale searched more than three quarters for five guys who would play well together.PITTSBURGH — If the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins meet in the first round of the NHL playoffs, things will be different than they were Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center. The Red Wings will likely have Jimmy Howard in goal and are hopeful captain Henrik Zetterberg will return from an extended injury absence. The Penguins should get Evgeni Malkin back from a foot injury, too. But in outplaying Pittsburgh and tying the score late in the third period before losing 4-3 in a shootout, Detroit showed that it could present serious matchup problems for the Metropolitan Division champions. “I thought our team played real well tonight. I thought we were better than them,” Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said after the shootout loss clinched a playoff spot. “We carried play, in my opinion, tonight, for sure. I thought we played well.” By getting a point on the same night the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Dallas Stars, the Red Wings fell to the Eastern Conferences second wild-card spot, even though each team has 91 points. As Babcock pointed out, the Blue Jackets have the tiebreaker that could give them Pittsburgh, while the Red Wings get the Bruins. “Im not spending a whole lot of time awake worrying about this stuff,” he said. “Were just in and whoever we get, were going to be a tough out.” Babcock said his Red Wings didnt score as many goals as they should have, partially a product of a strong game from Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. But they also put 37 shots on net to the Penguins 24, giving up two of three goals on the power play and another when Jonas Gustavsson couldnt hang on to a puck and Jussi Jokinen poked it in. “Weve matched up well against them,” said forward Riley Sheahan, whose goal with 1:15 left got Detroit the point it needed. “Theyre a really skilled team and weve got some skill as well. Trevor Cahill Jersey. . “If were matched up against them or whoever else, its going to be a lot of fun.” Fleury likewise said it would be a “fun matchup,” though one that could see him tested a year after another disappointing playoff showing. This is the same team Fleury beat to win the Stanley Cup in 2009, though only a handful of players remain. “I think theres no easy team that will make the playoffs,” Fleury said. “Detroits a good team, they play hard, they got some skills. … Its going to be a good challenge for us.” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said after his teams morning skate that aspects of the game could affect a potential playoff series, like if one team scored three times on the power play or one player won all his faceoff attempts. Pittsburgh went 2-for-4 on the power play, so that was good enough. “I dont think we were going to analyze the score of the game and project forward if it is a possible playoff matchup,” Bylsma said. “We wanted to do certain things in areas of the game and maybe have that be a statement for how we played. Tonight we did that with the power play, for sure.” Any statements made in the shootout can be overlooked, whether it was Fleury channelling Dominik Hasek for a diving save or Jussi Jokinen scoring the winner off the shaft of Gustavssons stick. If this were a playoff game, the Red Wings and Penguins wouldve kept playing. Thats not necessary yet, as Jokinen thinks these teams know each other well enough. “I think maybe it helps both teams. I think both teams are pretty familiar,” Jokinen said. “They are in-your-face all the time. They play that man-to-man, very aggressive all over the ice. At times we did a good job of that, and at times we need to be better and do a better job making sure we get the pucks out and get pucks behind them.” Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘

Tony Scheffler is retiring from the NFL. Ozzie Smith Jersey . Scheffler told The Associated Press on Wednesday he made the choice because he had three concussions over the past four years. He had 258 receptions for 3,207 yards and 22 touchdowns in his eight-year career. The Detroit Lions released Scheffler in October. He later had workouts with Chicago and Kansas City and says there was “moderate” interest in him as a free agent this off-season. Denver drafted him in the second round in 2006 out of Western Michigan and traded him four years later to Detroit. Scheffler says his plans include becoming a real estate agent and assistant football coach at the high school in his hometown of Chelsea, Michigan. Rickey Henderson Padres Jersey .C. – Canadian ice dancing, it seems, is in good hands. Tony Gwynn Padres Jersey . — Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale searched more than three quarters for five guys who would play well together.PITTSBURGH — If the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins meet in the first round of the NHL playoffs, things will be different than they were Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center. The Red Wings will likely have Jimmy Howard in goal and are hopeful captain Henrik Zetterberg will return from an extended injury absence. The Penguins should get Evgeni Malkin back from a foot injury, too. But in outplaying Pittsburgh and tying the score late in the third period before losing 4-3 in a shootout, Detroit showed that it could present serious matchup problems for the Metropolitan Division champions. “I thought our team played real well tonight. I thought we were better than them,” Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said after the shootout loss clinched a playoff spot. “We carried play, in my opinion, tonight, for sure. I thought we played well.” By getting a point on the same night the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Dallas Stars, the Red Wings fell to the Eastern Conferences second wild-card spot, even though each team has 91 points. As Babcock pointed out, the Blue Jackets have the tiebreaker that could give them Pittsburgh, while the Red Wings get the Bruins. “Im not spending a whole lot of time awake worrying about this stuff,” he said. “Were just in and whoever we get, were going to be a tough out.” Babcock said his Red Wings didnt score as many goals as they should have, partially a product of a strong game from Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. But they also put 37 shots on net to the Penguins 24, giving up two of three goals on the power play and another when Jonas Gustavsson couldnt hang on to a puck and Jussi Jokinen poked it in. “Weve matched up well against them,” said forward Riley Sheahan, whose goal with 1:15 left got Detroit the point it needed. “Theyre a really skilled team and weve got some skill as well. Trevor Cahill Jersey. . “If were matched up against them or whoever else, its going to be a lot of fun.” Fleury likewise said it would be a “fun matchup,” though one that could see him tested a year after another disappointing playoff showing. This is the same team Fleury beat to win the Stanley Cup in 2009, though only a handful of players remain. “I think theres no easy team that will make the playoffs,” Fleury said. “Detroits a good team, they play hard, they got some skills. … Its going to be a good challenge for us.” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said after his teams morning skate that aspects of the game could affect a potential playoff series, like if one team scored three times on the power play or one player won all his faceoff attempts. Pittsburgh went 2-for-4 on the power play, so that was good enough. “I dont think we were going to analyze the score of the game and project forward if it is a possible playoff matchup,” Bylsma said. “We wanted to do certain things in areas of the game and maybe have that be a statement for how we played. Tonight we did that with the power play, for sure.” Any statements made in the shootout can be overlooked, whether it was Fleury channelling Dominik Hasek for a diving save or Jussi Jokinen scoring the winner off the shaft of Gustavssons stick. If this were a playoff game, the Red Wings and Penguins wouldve kept playing. Thats not necessary yet, as Jokinen thinks these teams know each other well enough. “I think maybe it helps both teams. I think both teams are pretty familiar,” Jokinen said. “They are in-your-face all the time. They play that man-to-man, very aggressive all over the ice. At times we did a good job of that, and at times we need to be better and do a better job making sure we get the pucks out and get pucks behind them.” Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘