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Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion was so pleased to get Mike Hoffman under contract that he hugged another member of the clubs management team. Eli Manning Womens Jersey .The Senators and Hoffman, Ottawas leading scorer this past season, avoided going to arbitration by agreeing to a four-year contract worth nearly $21 million.This is a great day for the organization. I shouldnt tell you this, but I actually hugged (director of hockey operations) Randy Lee today, Dorion said on a conference call Wednesday shortly after the announcement of the deal, which carries a $5.19 million annual cap hit.Obviously we see Mike as a huge piece of our team going forward.Hoffman led the Senators in goals for the second straight season, hitting a career high with 29 goals. He also set career highs with 30 assists, 59 points and a team-leading nine power-play goals.The 26-year-old was particularly pleased to avoid arbitration for a second straight summer. Hoffman was awarded a one-year, $2 million deal through the process last summer, his third consecutive one-year contract. His new deal doesnt expire until the end of the 2019-20 season.His arbitration hearing was scheduled for Aug. 4.Ottawa was most intrigued to see what impact new head coach Guy Boucher could have on the Kitchener, Ontario, native. Hoffman starred for Boucher in junior with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, scoring 98 goals over two seasons while capturing the league championship in 2009.The thing thats exciting about Mike Hoffman is hes going to play for a coach that, without divulging too many secrets, that simply adores him, Dorion said.Dorion was particularly excited by how Boucher, formerly the Tampa Bay Lightning head coach, planned to use Hoffman on the power play.Hoffman seemed to clash at times with Dave Cameron, the former Senators coach who was fired at the end of last season. Cameron benched Hoffman for the entire third period of an early March win over Toronto before dropping him to the fourth line.Hoffman had 46 even-strength points, second to captain Erik Karlsson among Senators. His 56 goals over the past two seasons rank 19th among all NHL players.Obviously I had to prove myself again, Hoffman said. I didnt want to just be a one-hit wonder kind of guy and last season I think I kind of showed what I can do in this league.Hoffman could have become an unrestricted free agent next summer, but the Senators opted to buy three years of unrestricted status. The new deal carries a limited no-trade clause (a list of 10 teams) that takes effect in the 2017-18 season.Dorion said a new deal wasnt close last month at the draft, but the sides made progress on term and dollars last week. Dorion was discouraged again on Monday though before meeting with Hoffmans agent Rob Hooper on Tuesday.The sides came to an agreement a day later.Twenty-two-year-old defenseman Cody Ceci is the only Senator still unsigned. Ceci is a restricted free agent, one whom Dorion said will be in the lineup when Ottawa opens the regular season.I can assure you that Cody will be playing for us on October 12, he said.Asked about the prospect of 40 goals for Hoffman, a former fifth-round pick, Dorion responded, I hope! But I definitely see more than 29, he said.I see an improvement. I definitely see someone whos going to step forward, take a bigger role on our team, not just score goals, but help us win games. I see someone whos been a good player in the NHL, but who can grow even further. Darius Slayton Jersey .com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona. Daniel Jones Giants Jersey . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. http://www.giantsrookiestore.com/Giants-Dexter-Lawrence-Jersey/ . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. LONDON -- A week after having the best performance of his career, Case Keenum had one of his worst.That doesnt mean the Los Angeles Rams are ready to change starting quarterbacks just yet.Keenum threw four interceptions, including one in the end zone with 42 seconds remaining, in the Rams 17-10 loss to the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday.And though Keenum was tabbed as the Rams starting quarterback over Jared Goff, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, coach Jeff Fisher said after the game that Goff will remain on the bench.The quarterback is not the reason, by the way, that we lost (the last) three games, Fisher said. Im staying with Case.His first interception, a high throw in the second quarter that deflected off the hands of wide receiver Tavon Austin, was recovered by Giants strong safety Landon Collins and returned 44 yards for a touchdown.The other three occurred on the final three drives of the game. One throw was tipped by Giants linebacker Keenan Robinson before being caught by Collins, and another was intended for Austin in the end zone when it was undercut by cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.The fourth was grabbed by Rodgers-Cromartie when, after changing the call on third-and-10 from the Giants 15-yard line with 50 seconds remaining, Keenum threw too far inside Brian Quick, the intended receiver.Until that point, the Rams (3-4) drove 65 yards in 12 plays over 2:21 and seemed on the verge of tying the score.What I saw pre-snap was they were going to pressure us, said Keenum, who completed 32 of a career-high 53 passes for 291 yards and a touchdown. I was just trying to get Brian a chance in the back of the end zone. I didnt see it well enough. We werent on the same page.Keenum threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-28 loss to the Detroit Lions a week earlier and set a franchise record with 19 consecutive completions -- including a 18-for-18 mark in the third quarter.He seemed to carry that momentum into the game against the Giants (4-3), completing nine of his 10 first-quarter attempts, as the Rams gained 122 yards and took a 10-0 lead.They gained only 106 yards over the next two quarters, though, and punted on their seven possessions following Collins firrst interception -- a streak that was broken by his second. Michael Strahan Womens Jersey. .The Giants defense, ranked 22nd against the pass entering Sunday, had forced only three turnovers, two of which were interceptions by cornerback Janoris Jenkins.Its a momentum-changer, Collins said. When you get an interception, it takes a lot out of the defense on the other side of the field and takes a lot out of that offense because thats where the trust issues come in.Keenum has thrown for eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. He had an interception returned for a go-ahead touchdown by the Buffalo Bills two weeks ago and threw one that squandered the Rams final drive against the Lions.Take a look at the tape, Fisher said. See whos responsible for the interceptions. ... Ill make changes at receiver before I make changes with the quarterback.The Rams selected Keenum as their starter early in training camp despite Goffs presence. He ascended to that role last November, when the Rams benched Nick Foles, and had seemingly grown more comfortable in the offense during a recent three-game winning streak.Goff, who completed only 44.9 percent of his passes over all four preseason games, has gotten only limited work as Keenums backup. The Rams also have Sean Mannion on their roster.Jareds going to play when we feel Jareds ready, you know? Fisher said. Had we won this game, you wouldnt have been asking about Jared, which I understand. We didnt lose this game because of quarterback play today. We lost because of other positions.The Rams enter the bye week with a three-game losing streak, and a season that seemed to hold promise after wins over the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals appears much more unsteady.That layoff gives Fisher ample opportunity to reconsider his stance -- but also could give him a chance to diagnose other issues plaguing the Rams offense.Were going to recharge our batteries, Keenum said. Were going to hit the ground running next week. 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