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  • 01 Aug
    PHILADELPHIA -- The Canucks say they are happy picking sixth in the NHL draft as it stands now but that hasnt stopped new GM Jim Benning from making calls. [b]Air Max Schuhe Sale[/b] . "We think at six were going to get a real good player that we like, but up until (Friday) when the draft starts well keep inquiring and seeing what it takes to move up and if weve got the assets to make it happen," Benning said Thursday on the eve of the draft. Benning has a major asset to dangle in the form of centre Ryan Kesler. "Were talking to teams, but at the end of the day were going to do what makes sense to us and to try to help Ryan out," Benning said. "If we dont think we can get a fair deal for him, then were going to keep him and hes a Vancouver Canuck. And were happy to have him back because hes a great player." Kesler has reportedly given the Canucks a list of potential teams he would join, with some suggesting that list is growing shorter. Benning says dealing with a smaller pool of potential trade partners is more difficult but "that is what it is." "Were talking to the agent on a daily basis and were talking to teams and were hoping to figure something out thats hes happy with and were happy with." Kesler had 25 goals and 18 assists in 77 games last season. "If were going to go down that path, we want to try to get NHL-calibre players back to help with that," Benning said of losing Keslers offence. Asked about looking for a veteran goalie, Benning said: "Were going to look at all of our options on that." "Weve said before were happy with the progress that Eddie (Lack) made last year. But as free agency comes up, were going to look at options and then if it makes sense for us, well do that." The Canucks also have Jacob Markstrom in goal. Benning said he is not hung up about trades within his own conference. "I dont think that has any bearing on what were trying to do in Vancouver," he said. "We want to try to get some younger players here this next few years going forward. We have (forward) Bo Horvat who we drafted last year and were going to have the sixth pick this year. So were getting some building blocks." [b]Air Max Schweiz[/b] . -- Nick Bjugstad snapped out of his scoring slump and spoiled Drew MacIntyres first NHL start. [b]Nike Air Max Billig Kaufen[/b] .J. -- The Houston Astros had the No.MINNEAPOLIS -- Kennys Vargas homered for the second consecutive night and Eduardo Nunez had four hits as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 11-4 on Wednesday. The Twins broke loose for five runs in the fifth inning to break a 3-all tie and set up Trevor May (1-4) for his first major league win. Vargas RBI single and Eduardo Escobars two-run triple did the bulk of the damage for Minnesota. Vargas added a two-run homer deep into the second deck in left field in the sixth. Since being called up from the minors on Aug. 1, Vargas has 31 RBIs -- third-most in the majors during that span. May allowed three runs and six hits while striking out six in five innings. The Twins jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first behind Nunezs RBI triple and back-to-back doubles from Josmil Pinto and Oswaldo Arcia. White Sox starter John Danks (9-10) settled down to hold the Twins scoreless for the next three innings, and Chicago got back into it. Dayan Viciedos two-run homer into the second deck in left brought the White Sox within a run, and Adam Eatons RBI single tied it in the fifth. The game was halted in the bottom half by a 16-minute rain delay. When play resumed, Vargas lined Danks first pitch into right field for an RBI single to give the Twins a 4-3 lead. Fourr batters later, Escobar hit reliever Matt Lindstroms first pitch into the right-field corner for a two-run triple. [b]Nike Air Max Günstig Kaufen[/b]. TWINS TIP CAPS TO KONERKO The Twins honoured White Sox captain Paul Konerko in a pregame ceremony commemorating his final game in Minnesota. First baseman Joe Mauer and closer Glen Perkins gave Konerko a bottle of wine, and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire presented a $10,000 check for the Bring Me Home Campaign, which supports foster care in Chicago. In his 18-year career, Konerko played 256 games against the Twins, more than any player in history. TRAINERS ROOM White Sox: Jose Abreu returned to the lineup at DH after being given a night off due to general soreness. "Its nothing major," manager Robin Ventura said. "I think at times its his ankle, at other times its his hamstring. When it all piles together he just doesnt feel all that great." UP NEXT The Twins open a four-game series against the Angels at Target Field on Thursday. Kyle Gibson (11-10) will look for his first win in his last four starts. He faces Hector Santiago (4-7). The White Sox wrap up a short road swing with a three-game series in Cleveland that starts Friday. Chris Sale (11-3) pitches against fellow lefty T.J. House (2-3). ' ' '