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VAL DISERE, France -- Norway dominated, Kjetil Jansrud won, Austria struggled. Nike Air Max Plus TN Ultra Amry Verde Rice Blanco .The first downhill of the mens World Cup season on Saturday traced the same path down the sun-soaked Val dIsere course as the super-G one day earlier.Jansrud has gone 2-for-2 in the first speed races with teammate Aksel Lund Svindal defying expectations after a 10-month injury absence to join him again on the podium.Relying on technical skills ahead of pure speed, Jansrud was 0.26 seconds faster than Peter Fill of Italy, the defending World Cup downhill champion, down the 3.4-kilometer (2-mile) Oreiller-Killy course.Its an amazing beginning, said Jansrud, who won the season-long downhill title in 2015. You never know, but I hoped for sure for a start like this.Svindal, who was runner-up on Friday, placed third, trailing 0.33 behind his fellow Norwegian. Only the top three finished in under two minutes.Im very satisfied, said Svindal, who lacked stamina after limited top-level training since rupturing his right ligaments in January. Its a very hard landing (on the jumps) and I took a second before I got my breath.For the second straight day, Norway and Italy filled the podium and the traditionally powerful Austria team was never in contention.The best placed Austrian, in 17th, was Olympic champion Matthias Mayer who came down 1.45 slower than Jansrud.It was a terrible day, Austria team director Hans Pum told The Associated Press. In the last 40 years I cant remember many like this. We have to analyze exactly what has happened.Austrias winless streak in the marquee downhill discipline extended to 13 races since Hannes Reichelt won at Kvitfjell, Norway, in March 2015.Norway has now won eight of those 13 downhills, with Svindal, Jansrud and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde all taking victories for a small but high-class team.Everyone will start screaming in the Austrian media, for sure, said Jansrud, adding he was not surprised at the rival teams result, citing Mayer returning from a back injury and Reichelt slowed by knee pains.We need to have fast Austrians to keep the entertainment coming and the spectators coming, said Jansrud, who took downhill bronze behind Mayer at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.Jansruds win on Saturday was keyed by skiing well through a turning middle section in the shadows where rivals typically lost at least a half-second to him.The lead was threatened by Steven Nyman before the United States racer strayed wide into rough snow midway down. Nyman placed 15th, ending his streak of four straight top-three finishes in downhill.While Jansrud was only 18th fastest at either of the two speed checks, Fill was the only racer to hit 122 kph (76 mph).Im surprised for my performance, said Fill, who took the downhill crystal trophy last season by edging ahead of Svindal, who missed the last five races after crashing at Kitzbuehel, Austria.Austrias slow start is not really my problem, Fill said. They have good skiers. For me, its better that they dont go too fast.Marcel Hirscher, the five-time defending overall World Cup winner, will seek to restore Austrian pride in a giant slalom on Sunday.Val dIsere hosted a World Cup downhill for the first time in 10 seasons.The French resort took over a three-race weekend meeting which was cancelled at Beaver Creek, Colorado, because of lack of snow. Nike Air Max Plus TN Ultra Mujer Blanco Rosa . 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The Ottawa Senators have a different team calling the shots this season.General manager Bryan Murray stepped aside as he continues to battle cancer. Pierre Dorion replaced Murray as GM and quickly fired coach Dave Cameron. Many thought the Senators were waiting for the Boston Bruins to fire Claude Julien, so they could swoop in and hired the Stanley Cup-winning coach.Boston, however, made the right decision and kept Julien in place. So, the Senators hired Guy Boucher, who returns to the NHL after three seasons coaching in Switzerland, along with associate coach Marc Crawford. Their expertise should give Ottawa a chance to return to the postseason for only the second time in four seasons. The Senators should have been a playoff team last spring but fell short down the stretch and finished in fifth place.Best new facesBesides the new additions to the coaching staff, the Senators acquired center Derick Brassard, and a seventh-round pick in the 2018 draft, from the New York Rangers in exchange for center Mika Zibanejad and a second-round pick in 2018. Brassard, 29, had 27 goals and 31 assists for 58 points in 80 games for the Rangers last season.After spending six seasons in Boston, where he won a Stanley Cup in 2011, veteran unrestricted free agent forward Chris Kelly returns to Ottawa, where he spent the first seven seasons of his career. The 35-year-old will be relied upon for his leadership and penalty-killing abilities.Biggest unknownsThere are plenty of unknowns for the Senators. For instance, what type of season will Bobby Ryan have? He was left off the roster for Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey and has struggled in recent seasons to find consistency. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2005 draft, Ryan, now 29, needs to provide more offensive output. He did register 22 goals and 34 assists for 56 points in 81 games last season, but he struggled down the stretch and the Senators missed the playoffs.?Goaltending continues to be a dilemma for the Senators. Craig Anderson, 35, pposted a 31-25-3 record in 60 games last season, including a 2. Nike Tn Blancas y Negras. 78 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. Maybe the secret to his success is cutting down his playing time, keeping him healthy and hoping for a late-season surge that could push the team in to the playoffs.After the Senators and?Toronto Maple Leafs?pulled off a blockbuster nine-player deal at the trade deadline in March, veteran defenseman Dion Phaneuf found himself in Ottawa. The 31-year-old blueliner played 20 games down the stretch and registered eight points. For the Senators to have success this season, theyll need a lot more from Phaneuf; and he needs to remain healthy.Sure thingsErik Karlsson. Erik Karlsson. And, oh, Erik Karlsson. The two-time Norris Trophy winner was outstanding last season. The 26-year-old Senators captain had 16 goals and 66 assists for 82 points in 82 games. He averages close to 26 minutes of ice time per game and was only a minus-2 on a mediocre team last season. No doubt Karlsson is one of the best two-way defensemen in the league and theres no reason not to think he cant continue that dominance. Hell have to if the Senators can figure out a way to make it back to the playoffs.Forward Mark Stone is one of the bright young talents in the league. The 24-year-old is entering his fourth season in the NHL and last season he registered 23 goals and 38 assists for 61 points in 75 games. He has been consistent, but hell need to hit the 30-goal plateau this season to spark the offense.Mike Hoffman, a 26-year-old forward, was one shy of reaching the 30-goal mark last season. He finished with 29 goals and 30 assists for 59 points in 78 games. Hell also need another impressive offensive output to help Ottawa return to the playoffs.PredictionAll in all, the Senators will make it interesting again but ultimately fall short. Sixth in the Atlantic. NFL T-shirts From China Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Gear Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys ' ' '