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Jonathan Marchessault returns to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night as the leading scorer of his new team, the rival Florida Panthers. Nike Air Force 1 Low . But the 25-year-old winger certainly doesnt have an ax to grind with the Lightning, grateful for what they did for him, but also gratified that he made the right decision to leave this summer in order to find a more stable gig.That was the biggest thing, just wanted to be a guy that could play all his games in the NHL and be able to show what he can do, Marchessault said Monday afternoon over the phone. When I talked to Florida management, they told me they saw me in a bigger role and able to play in all the games and on a good line. Thats just what I wanted, is to play more in the NHL.He would have been penciled in for a third-line role with Florida this season, which was fine for him, but a long-term injury to Jonathan Huberdeau has opened up first-line duty, and Marchessault has responded with two goals and two assists in two games to open the season.Panthers GM Tom Rowe coached against Marchessault in the AHL during the years, so he knew the player. Last season, Rowe and Panthers coach Gerard Gallant were at a Lightning game in Tampa when Marchessault was discussed.I told Gerard, If the opportunity ever presented itself, hes a kid we [are] going to target come free agency, Rowe said over the phone Tuesday. A lot of us here had done research on him. We always liked his skill, on top of that, we liked how he competed.Marchessault is playing on a line with center?Aleksander Barkov and winger?Jaromir Jagr. OK, then.I think those two guys could find chemistry with pretty much anyone, said Marchessault, chuckling. Im just happy to be able to be on their line and be successful right now. Every game, were trying to know how each other plays.His early season success is no surprise to his old coach in Tampa.Coached against him enough in the minors to know he was a scoring threat every time he was on the ice, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said Monday night via text message. Special skills when he is around the net. Needed to raise his competition [level] and he did ... that is why he is a regular now. Great locker room guy as well ... has some swag!Marchessault has a certain kind of confidence, which he probably needs, given that he was never drafted and that hes 5-foot-8, 184 pounds.Hes got good hands but hes also cocky -- in a good way, said another Eastern Conference coach. He believes in himself. He was stuck in Tampa behind [Jonathan] Drouin, [Nikita] Kucherov and [Ryan] Callahan?on the right side, thats not easy.He was stuck, period, behind a lot of guys in Tampa.Theyve had the same 11 forwards for most of the last three years, said Marchessault, who appeared in 45 games with the Lightning last season, putting up 18 points. Its just a really good group of hockey players and it was hard to be in the lineup every night.So when free agency beckoned this summer, he looked for a better opportunity.[The Lightning] had salary-cap concerns but it was never a question of money for me, it was a question to play more in the NHL, said Marchessault, who signed a two-year deal worth $750,000 a year with the Panthers. I loved Tampa, theyre a world-class organization, the coaching staff, teammates, everything was unreal over there. Its just about thinking about your career a bit more and thats what I did this summer.Its not like Lightning GM Steve Yzerman didnt want him back, because he likes the player. But its an example yet again of the salary-cap system and its impact, organizations cant horde talent, they can only keep so many guys. So while the Bolts saw the talent in Marchessault when most other teams did not, theyre so loaded up front that keeping him as a depth guy was a luxury they couldnt have.As for Marchessault, hes out to prove hes not a fringe player but a player who can produce in the NHL.I mean, I was never drafted in the NHL, I was only drafted 12th round in junior hockey. Nobody really expected me to be productive, he said. I just keep surprising people. I always produced in the AHL. I just never really got the chance and I knew I would deliver if I ever got it. Nike Air Force 1 Shoes Sale . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Nike Air Force 1 Low Mens Sale .In my heart and mind Im competing for India, luge competitor Shiva Keshavan told The Associated Press in an email interview. Every day Im flooded with messages from Indians all over the world telling me they are supporting me. .25 million option on reliever Jose Veras. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Angels right-hander Garrett Richards played catch Monday for the first time since being diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament on May 6.Richards has been getting stem cell treatments in hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery. He made 25 throws from 45 feet without pain.Everything felt 100 percent normal, Richards said. I know its just the first day, but I felt good so far.Richards began a strength program after imaging showed healing in the ligament. He had more imaging Monday morning and was then cleared to begin a throwing program. Hes aiming to be healthy for spring training next season.I went back in for another visit today to kind of make sure that what I was doing in the last 12 days or so wasnt compromising what we had accomplished. Everything checks up nice, Richards said. Even the areas we were more concerned about the last time were looking even better than last time. Its moving in the right direction and weve gotteen nothing but positive news up until this point. Nike Air Force 1 Low Womens. Richards hopes to get back on a mound in late September and pitch in the fall or instructional league to test his breaking pitches and face live hitters.I definitely need to test it before the offseason comes, Richards said. Ill have to compete and Ill have to be in a game before I shut it down for the offseason.Richards is 1/3 with a 2.34 ERA in six starts this season and was 15-12 with a 3.65 ERA in 32 starts in 2015. His return next season would be crucial for Los Angeles because Andrew Heaney and Nick Tropeano elected to have Tommy John surgery and will likely be out all of next season.Nice to get a bit of good news for a change, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. Garrett is a guy who is important. Getting him back makes filling some of the other spots easier. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '