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Diego Costa might have had an ulterior motive for his behaviour in Chelseas defeat at Goodison Park, according to the Sunday Supplement panel. The enigmatic Blues striker was sent off for the first time since arriving in England in Chelseas 2-0 defeat at Everton, after clashing with Gareth Barry.There were allegations that Costa tried to bite Barry, which have since been denied by the Everton midfielder, but The Suns European football correspondent Antony Kastrinakis told the Sunday Supplement he believes Costas actions were part of a plan. Diego Costa (middle) is shown a red card at Goodison Costa had exactly the same reputation at Atletico Madrid as he has developed in England, Kastrinakis said. His behaviour over the last few months is purely to show Roman Abramovich that he wants out.He wanted out last May. There were stories from various friends of his that he wanted to return to Atletico Madrid. It could have been done in January when Atletico made a bid, but Chelsea would not let him go.I think all of this is his frustration, because he wants to play elsewhere.Regardless of his motives, Costa could face further action after yet another flashpoint in his career, and the Daily Stars chief sports writer Jeremy Cross is in agreement there is more to it this time. Guus Hiddink says he didnt see the incident that saw Costa sent off, but believes his player was provoked There is probably an ulterior motive to his behaviour, but he is idolised by children all over Europe and here in the Premier League - you just dont do it, Cross said.It just sums him up. He obviously has a switch that goes on and off.Chelsea will worry because he will have a reputation that precedes him with referees, and opposition players will be out to wind him up.Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink admitted in his post-match news conference he had not seen the incident but admitted frustration may have played a role. (Costa) was chased a bit in the game. They went after him. They knew it. It is within the rules, Hiddink said.I like him still going towards the edge but you also have to take into consideration he was desperate to play. It is all the combination; not fully physically fit and all the provocations and he has to take responsibility for the incident. Also See: Everton-Chelsea talking points Lukaku double ousts Chelsea Hazard stuck in a rut? Chelsea stars: Stay or go? Mike Bossy Jersey .com) - Ryan Miller made 28 saves to record his fifth shutout of the season and second in as many nights as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Friday. Shane Prince Jersey . Compared to what hes gone through in recent weeks, that seemed like a breeze. 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This is what we have to deal with, he said. Every team will have their stretch.I havent been in a situation where Ive seen that number of guys that play at that level of your depth chart (out) for such an extended period of time. You can get into runs where youve got one or two of your top four out, but two or three games. But this is quite a bit more significant.Maurice said Stuarts injury occurred during a fight with Buffalo winger Nicolas Deslauriers late in Winnipegs 5-1 victory over the Sabres on Tuesday.Trouba was shut down earlier this week with an undisclosed pre-existing condition that will also keep him off the ice until February. he was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Sunday. Enstrom (lower body) last played Nov. 23 and could be back skating in early January, while Bogosian (lower body) was injured Dec. 3 and may start skating in mid-January, Maurice said.Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said trade talks began after Troubas injury and the need to make a move was solidified after Stuarts injury.He also had to keep in mind the NHL has a Christmas roster freeze starting Friday at midnight through Dec. 27.Winnipegs depleted defensive corps was also something he hasnt witnessed before.It has been something that everyone that Ive talked to on the phone at the other end, on the GM side, is kind of shaking their heads and saying, Wow, whats going on there? Cheveldayoff saaid.ddddddddddddBut he sees the situation as an opportunity for players to get their chance to step up.You could look at it and say, Oh woe is us, or you could say, Lets try and take a kick at this and see what happens, he said.Weve got a tough schedule ahead of us, theres no question about it, but it is something that, again, as a group these are why these guys play. They want bigger opportunities and they want bigger roles and these guys are going to get it.Harrison, 32, has played 337 NHL games over 10 seasons with Toronto and Carolina, where he was familiar with Maurice when he coached the Hurricanes.Harrison played 20 games for Carolina this season with a goal and three assists. He was on his way to Winnipeg to try to practise with the Jets (16-10-6) on Friday and maybe play that night against the Boston Bruins (16-13-3).Jets defenceman Julien Brouillette, who was called up from the AHLs St. Johns IceCaps on Dec. 4., said hes ready to step in if needed. He practised in a pairing with Grant Clitsome, who just returned from injury for the Buffalo game.Winger Dustin Byfuglien was already moved back to defence after Bogosians injury.Captain Andrew Ladd also hasnt seen so many injuries to players at one position during his 600-plus NHL games.Weve got a lot of depth at that position in the organization, Ladd said. Weve handled it well so far and well need to keep doing it.Adam Pardy said it was hard watching his fellow defencemen drop one by one in such a short time frame.Its a little lonely on this side of the dressing room, thats for sure, when youve only got a couple guys, Pardy said.Its tough, you know, seeing all those guys go down at the same time. Its going to be a little bit of adversity for us in the back end, but weve got a lot of guys that can play.Starting goalie Ondrej Pavelec said the blue-line injuries wont add pressure to himself or backup Michael Hutchinson.Youve got to be sharp every game, Pavelec said. As a goalie on every team, it doesnt make any difference in your game.What Im doing is just focus on myself and I trust the guys they do their job and everything is going to be fine. Theyre great hockey players.Forward Evander Kane didnt practise Thursday, but Maurice said hes fine and will play against Boston. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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