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OTTAWA — Nick Foligno was anxious for a fresh start. Nike Air Max 2013 Schuhe . And through 21 games, the Ottawa Senators winger hasnt disappointed. Not only does Foligno feel pretty good about his personal performance so far — six goals and 10 points — hes also happy knowing that he has the support of head coach Paul MacLean. “(Pauls) made me a better player,” Foligno said Tuesday. “Hes made me aware of things that are lacking in my game, but also pointed out my strong points. He helps me work on the things that arent great, but still points out my strengths. “He has that players feel to the game, hes played the game and knows what were going through and thats only going to help a player improve.” Its no secret that Foligno struggled under former coach Cory Clouston last year. The player often found himself in the dog house, leaving him to second-guess himself. Foligno is flourishing under MacLean and feels a sense of relief knowing that every mistake wont be magnified. Hes worked with the new coach on his skating and the need for him to keep moving in the offensive zone. Its made a difference. “My expectation for Nick was to make sure he got skating and that he got to the net and give us a bit of a physical element,” said MacLean. “Not like Chris Neil, but to finish checks and make sure youre hard to play against and get to the net hard and hang around the net and hes done that to this point and hes had success doing that. “I think hes worked real hard and his skating has come a ways and hes playing well for us.” Foligno is in the final year of his contract and will become a restricted free agent in July. While he hopes to remain with the Senators, hes not dwelling on his contract status. “I want to be here and be a big part of this team moving forward and hopefully that will work itself out,” said Foligno. “I just need to continue to play well and if you do that then all the numbers and everything takes care of itself.” Now in his fifth season with the rebuilding Senators, Foligno is one of the more veteran players. He admits past experiences have allowed him to better deal with issues that can arise throughout a season. “Whenever I see myself getting away from my game I can reflect and get on track and I can do it quicker,” he said. “I can draw on things that have gone well and things that havent and grow from that.” Foligno, who was married this summer, has embraced the community along with his wife Janelle. The two are extremely active with local charities and are more than happy to donate their time whenever possible. “Were in a position where we can make a difference and its a shame if you dont use that to your advantage,” said Foligno. “We really enjoy being involved and try to do as much as we can.” Playing in Ottawa has also allowed his wife to further her own career as a teacher. For many wives the reality of living in a different country often forces them to give up their own careers and Foligno believes Janelle has benefited from being able to maintain her own identity. “She worked hard to become a teacher,” he said. “Were very fortunate that she can have her own life and we enjoy that aspect. Its been really good for us.” Notes:@ Defenceman Matt Carkner (knee) continues to skate with the team and could return to the lineup in two weeks, according to MacLean. … Chris Neil, who has missed the last five games with a sprained ankle, is scheduled to skate on Wednesday for the first time since suffering the injury. … Goalie Craig Anderson says he feels fine after missing Sundays game with a stiff neck. Hell likely get the call Friday in Pittsburgh. Nike Air Max 95 Schuhe Damen . Raikkonen, who won the season-opening Australian GP, was 0.03 seconds faster than Webber and 0.12 quicker than Vettel. “Its nice to be fastest but you never know what the others are doing,” said Raikkonen, who won the drivers championship in 2007. Nike Air Max 97 Schuhe Damen Weiß . — Steven Lenhart scored two goals, including the tying score in second-half stoppage time as the San Jose Earthquakes rallied for a 3-3 draw with FC Dallas on Saturday night. . — Jamie Barresi is returning to the University of Ottawa. Nike Air Max 95 Schuhe . — The Chicago Bears reached the Super Bowl under coach Lovie Smith and consistently boasted a formidable defence. Air Max + 2013 Schuhe .C. — When the 2012 CFL season ended, Jarious Jackson looked forward to helping the Toronto Argos win another Grey Cup.LOS ANGELES — Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler wont be playing for the New York Knicks against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Coach Mike Woodson announced the decision after the Knicks arrived at Staples Center for their afternoon game. Anthony is the NBAs second-leading scorer this season, averaging 27.5 points. Fluid was drained from his right knee recently. He left in the third quarterr of his return to Denver on Wednesday, and sat out the Knicks loss at Portland on Thursday. Nike Air Max 2013 Schuhe Herren. Chandler bruised his left knee in a collision at Denver and missed the Knicks visit to the Trail Blazers as well. The defence-minded big man leads the NBA in field goal percentage (.645) and is seventh in rebounds (11.0). New York has lost three straight blowouts on its West Coast trip. ‘ ‘ ‘

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