Michael Russo's short takes: March 11

  • Updated: March 11, 2012 - 1:03 AM
Glad to be here (really)

Two weeks after the Columbus Blue Jackets traded disgruntled forward Jeff Carter to Los Angeles for Jack Johnson and a first-round pick, Carter returned to Columbus and was booed every time he touched the puck.

The team even offered Jackets fans the chance to bring their Jeff Carter No. 7 jerseys to the arena gift shop and have the "Carter" switched to "Johnson" for free. Johnson also wears No. 7.

When Johnson was traded, "People were telling my parents, 'Oh, I'm sorry.' But I was like, 'Why? I'm happy.' It's been great. The opportunity is a better one for me here. It's been an easy transition, and that's pretty much a credit to the guys in the room."

Renney or not

Tom Renney is in the last year of his contract and nobody has approached him yet about an extension, so this could be it for the Edmonton Oilers coach.

"That's life. It didn't work out real well the last time. It was toodaloo," Renney said, laughing, referring to when he was in the last year of his contract with the Rangers. "The circumstances are different here. We're rebuilding. The team and the coaches should be evaluated when the season ends. I have no problem with that. I'll stand front and center and put my body of work out there."

Rookie of the Year race is over

Any doubt Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog should be Rookie of the Year? He has scored 18 goals and 43 points in 69 games and is plus-19. The next highest Av is plus-10.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Los Angeles 2 Top 4th Inning
Pittsburgh 4
San Francisco 2 Top 4th Inning
Philadelphia 2
Texas 0 Bottom 5th Inning
NY Yankees 0
Boston 0 Top 5th Inning
Toronto 1
Miami 5 Top 4th Inning
Atlanta 2
San Diego 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Chicago Cubs 0
Cincinnati 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Milwaukee 2
Cleveland 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Minnesota 0
Kansas City 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Chicago WSox 0
Tampa Bay 0 Bottom 1st Inning
St. Louis 0
Washington - J. Zimmermann 7:40 PM
Colorado - Y. Flande
Detroit - R. Porcello 8:40 PM
Arizona - C. Anderson
Houston - B. Oberholtzer 9:05 PM
Oakland - S. Kazmir
Baltimore - M. Gonzalez 9:05 PM
LA Angels - H. Santiago
NY Mets - J. deGrom 9:10 PM
Seattle - E. Ramirez
Calgary 7/24/14 8:00 PM
Edmonton
Winnipeg 7/25/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 7/26/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 7/26/14 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Tulsa 20 1st Qtr 0:36
San Antonio 10
Atlanta 23 1st Qtr 0:53
Minnesota 27
Indiana 14 2nd Qtr
Chicago 13
Phoenix 9:00 PM
Seattle
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Which local pro team are you most excited about?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close