James Harrison: No animosity with Steelers
Bill Belichick talked to James Harrison about playing one more year for the New England Patriots, but the thought of leaving Pittsburgh again was too much for him.
I knew I wasn’t going to be at home, so that’s really what it came down to, Harrison told the Post-Gazette in a phone interview Wednesday.
He wasn’t sure he wanted to play the 2018 season anyway at age 40, even if the Steelers had kept him on the roster and not cut him at the end of last year.
Marleau’s first goal moved him past Gordie Howe into 17th place on the NHL’s all-time playoffs list. … Johnsson left the game in the third period favoring his left leg after he collided with Marchand, and did not return. … Toronto was again missing C Nazem Kadri for the second game of a three-game suspension for his hit on Tommy Wingels in Game 1, Tomas Plekanec was moved up from the fourth line to play between Marleau and Marner on the No. 2 unit. … Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov sat out with a lower-body injury suffered Saturday, allowing veteran Dominic Moore to move into Plekanec’s old spot on the fourth line between Johnsson and Kapanen. … Hyman returned to the top line with Matthews and Nylander.
It’s difficult to peg Falk’s draft slot. His size (6’4 and 225 pounds) will be appealing, as will his reliable accuracy that led to a completion perception of 68.3 over his four seasons at Washington State.
Those check marks could get him drafted high. However, Falk’s lack of mobility is a concern, as he was sacked 125 times throughout his college career. The 23-year-old’s limited deep-ball ability also led to a lowly per-attempt average of 6.7 yards in 2017.
Hill sustained a bruised back when he was hit from behind on a screen by Indiana’s Trevor Booker. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Hill’s back bothered him after halftime and he was forced to play James at the point. Lue expects Hill to be good for Wednesday.
Cavs forward Kyle Korver played just four minutes because of lingering foot soreness.