My Profile » Discussions


, Todd, Read.Replacements:?Ta

  • 31 Jul
    Enes Kanter, one half of the Oklahoma City Thunder Stache Bros with Steven Adams, shaved off his distinctive facial hair last month after their playoff run ended. However, the mustache has since come back, and Kanter reached out to Adams on Twitter to reform their famous duo, showing off his new look.However, in an amusing response on Twitter, Adams seemed to be having none of it.Kanter wasnt going to be denied, even invoking former teammate Kevin Durants move from the Thunder to the Golden State Warriors.The Stache Bros could play a larger role in Oklahoma City with Durant now gone, although Kanter has some suggestions on how to replace that Durant jersey. Montreal Canadiens Jerseys . But now that hes in the NHL, the Calgary Flames centre showed big improvement in that department by scoring the winner in the eighth round of a 5-4 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. Mike Reilly Canadiens Jersey . The Olympic champion curler and TSN curling analyst immediately went online to look at the Halls long list of honoured members. Thats when the enormity of the honour sunk in. http://www.canadienssale.com/authentic-saku-koivu-canadiens-jersey/ . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. Charlie Lindgren Jersey . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. Dickie Moore Canadiens Jersey .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. Saturday, kick-off 20:00 GMTStade de France, ParisHaving avenged their Chicago defeat to Ireland in Dublin last Saturday, New Zealand travel to Paris this weekend aiming to end a record-breaking year on a high. France have enjoyed some famous wins over the All Blacks in the past, but have not tasted victory against the world champions for more that seven years. They have lost the last nine meetings between the two sides, and suffered the ignominy of a 62-13 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal defeat in their previous encounter in Cardiff 13 months ago.?Les Bleus will be thirsty for revenge of their own. They can take confidence from their performance against Australia last Saturday, when they came within a missed drop goal of a much-needed win. But the All Blacks represent a step up in class from the Wallabies, and were at their ruthless best to beat Ireland in Dublin. Both sides have made changes for this clash, but it promises to be another bruising Test match.Team newsCamille Lopez, who missed the crucial drop goal against Australia last week, has been recalled to the No. 10 shirt and will start alongside?Maxime Machenaud at half-back. Fullback Brice Dulin is also back in Guy Noves starting XV, while Xavier Chiocci starts in the front row with?Cyril Baille on the bench.All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made five changes to the side that beat Ireland in Dublin.?TJ Perenara has been named at scrum-half in place of Aaron Smith, while Matt Todd and Waisake Naholo replace the injured Sam Cane and Ben Smith. There are also starts for Jerome Kaino and Ryan Crotty, who comes in for the suspended Malakai Fekitoa.France: Dulin, Nakaitaci, Lamerat, Fofana, Vakatawa, Lopez, Machenaud; Chiocci, Guirado, Atonio, Vahaamahina, Maestri, Ollivon, Gourdon, Picamoles.Replacements: Chat, Baille, Slimani, Chouly, Serin, Doussain, Fickou.New Zealand:?Dagg, Naholo, Lienert-Brown, Crotty, J. Savea, B. Barrett, Perenara; Moody, Coles, Franks, Retallick, Whitelock, Kaino, Todd, Read.Replacements:?Tayloor, Crockett, Faumuina, S.dddddddddddd Barrett, A. Savea, A. Smith, Cruden, IoaneKey head-to-headThe hosts will be smarting from conceding nine tries in a World Cup blowout defeat to the All Blacks. France had clung on to a degree in Cardiff until Louis Picamoles was sent to the bin, and their No. 8 will be an important presence again in Paris. Kieran Read has led New Zealand to victory in all-but one of their Tests in 2016, but the captains own performance has come under scrutiny. If Picamoles can get the better of their battle at the Stade de France then France may have a chance. Ireland had some success at the breakdown in both Chicago and Dublin, but even so were unable to turn territory into points last weekend.Picamoles will need to lead by example here, and hope that his back-row colleagues can provide the kind of energy that Sean OBrien displayed at the Aviva Stadium. With Jerome Kaino back for the All Blacks, though, and Read showing signs that he is back to somewhere near his best in Ireland, it may still not be enough.WeatherFollowing the freezing welcome they received in Dublin, the All Blacks can expect more clement condition in the French capital. Paris is predicted to be cloudy, but dry and with a temperature of around nine degrees at kick off.?PredictionThe All Blacks will arrive in Paris with their confidence well and truly restored. They proved in Dublin that they can win even when things arent going their way, and while a bruising Test match has left them counting the cost of injuries, Steve Hansen has been able to replace quality with quality. France have struggled for consistency under Guy Noves -- quelle surprise -- and are still waiting for his reign to really take off. Unfortunately for those travelling to Saint Denis in support of the hosts on Saturday, the signs do not suggest that ignition will arrive this weekend.? ' ' '