Grebeshkov’s stock is falling

By on December 25, 2019

first_img Instead of Grebeshkov, the Kings chose to go with Nathan Dempsey and Mike Weaver, a fourth-year defenseman who made his Kings’ debut Wednesday in Dallas and impressed coach Andy Murray with a scrappy effort. That leaves Grebeshkov in the unenviable position of sitting, watching, and waiting for Norstrom to return just so that he likely can be shipped to the American Hockey League. Once Mattias Norstrom’s body heals, Denis Grebeshkov likely is headed out of town. The Kings, who would prefer to send Grebeshkov to the minors for more seasoning after a disappointing training camp, have had to keep him around this week because Norstrom has been suffering from the flu. Grebeshkov was a healthy scratch Thursday for the second consecutive game. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I should have done better in the preseason games,” Grebeshkov said. “I’ll play wherever (Murray) needs me to play, but hopefully I’ll get a chance to show I can play here.” The Kings hoped Grebeshkov would be able to crack their top six defensemen and be a major part of their power-play unit, but he didn’t inspire the confidence of Murray. The coach said he wouldn’t keep Grebeshkov in the NHL if he didn’t think Grebeshkov could play at least 16 minutes per game. “I think the feeling was that we have some players ahead of him right now,” Murray said, diplomatically explaining why he chose Weaver over Grebeshkov on Wednesday. As always, one player’s misfortune is another’s opportunity. Weaver, who signed with the Kings in July 2004 and played 79 games for Manchester last season, will get his chance. “We like him (Wednesday),” Murray said. “He stepped up and cracked (Dallas’ Bill Guerin) in the middle of the ice. He’s very competitive.” center_img Norstrom came to the Kings’ practice facility Thursday morning but was sent home because he continued to suffer effects of the flu. Norstrom is eligible to come off injured reserve at any time. Norstrom was too ill to even attend the Kings’ home opener on Thursday. “We were hoping he was going to be available but he’s still not feeling well,” Murray said. “We’re hopeful that he will be available Sunday (against Minnesota at Staples Center).” Jeff Cowan, who missed the opener with a groin injury, returned Thursday and took Michael Cammalleri’s place in the lineup. Valeri Bure (back) and Richard Petiot (ribs) remain sidelined. Good start: It’s not all bad news for the defensemen, as Murray had high praise for second-year man Tim Gleason. Murray called him one of the Kings’ three best players during Wednesday’s loss in Dallas. “Gleason played very physical; he’s a workhorse,” Murray said. The Kings are counting on Gleason, who had an excellent camp, to blossom into one of their top defensemen this season after he showed promise in 47 games with the Kings in 2003-04. “Things are rolling along pretty well right now, other than (Wednesday) night’s game” Gleason said. “We need to be more disciplined. This is a game of mistakes and a game of thinking and knowing roles.” Vision problems: One of the lower-profile rules changes this season restricts the ability of defenders to clear offensive players from the area in front of the net, which means goaltenders face more screens on shots from the offensive zone. Kings goalie Mathieu Garon was victimized by screens on at least two Dallas goals Wednesday. “It’s a lot different now,” Garon said. “There were about five other shots that could have been goals.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Raiders sign RB Crowell and LB Marshall

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders got some company for Jalen Richard in the running back room Thursday by bringing aboard running back Isaiah Crowell, and also added depth at linebacker with the signing of Brandon Marshall.Crowell, 26, is a durable five-year veteran who has 3,083 yards rushing in four seasons with the Cleveland Browns and last season with the New York Jets. He could make up to $2.5 million on a one-year deal.Ma … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

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Sasol introduces LP Gas for homes

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgAccording to the company, Sasol Homegas will help ease the burden on South Africa’s power grid, ensuring that buildings have a reliable alternative energy source while mitigating escalating electricity costs. South African petrochemical giant Sasol is expanding its market offering by introducing liquid petroleum gas (LPG) reticulation from bulk on-site tanks as an alternative energy option for local housing developers. “LPG has been used in the United States and Europe for decades as a safe and convenient source of energy for home usage,” said Sasol Oil sales and marketing GM Vusi Cwane. “Stringent safety and quality standards are the hallmark of Sasol Homegas. We are proud to offer a safe, clean, integrated energy solution.” The system is serviced and maintained by professionals who undertake visual inspections and test functionality regularly, while also conducting leak-detection tests every six months. Century Property Developments has signed on to install Sasol Homegas in the Waterfall Country Estate in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, providing reticulated gas to about 2 000 homes. 26 October 2010 South African retail sector first Sasol Homegas provides business, industry and households with heating solutions using reticulated LPG from bulk tanks that range from 6 200 to 22 500 litres, making the project the first of its kind to be undertaken in this scale within the South African retail sector. “We are proud to be associated with Sasol in this project,” said Century Property Developments CEO Mark Corbett. “Already, we have seen purchasers embrace this value-added feature of the estate.” Sasol Homegas is installed by qualified, experienced professionals to meet all international and local safety standards, as required by ISO, the South African Bureau of Standards and the Liquid Petroleum Gas Safety Association of SA. Safety and quality standards “Many South Africans are thinking twice about how they make use of energy at home and at work,” Sasol Oil new business development manager Pieter Claasen said in a statement earlier this month. “Sasol Homegas provides them with a safe and clean energy solution that significantly reduces electricity costs in the home.” Sourced from a custom-fitted Sasol tank located on the premises, Sasol’s LPG system can be installed to meet up to 70% of household energy requirements – from heating rooms and water to fuelling stoves and braais. As required by law, Sasol adds a unique odour to LPG so that the slightest leak is detected immediately. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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