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TORONTO -- To help Auston Matthews through the first slump of his rookie season, Toronto coach Mike Babcock has turned to Sidney Crosby and Henrik Zetterberg. Bruce Smith Jersey .Matthews piled up six goals and 10 points in his first six games, including a historic four-goal outing in his NHL debut. The 19-year-old Matthews was still tied for second Tuesday among all rookies in scoring (12 points), four points behind Patrik Laine.But Matthews has no goals and two assists in the past nine games and Babcock is using video of Crosby and Zetterberg to do some tweaking with his young star.In one-on-one sessions, Babcock showed Matthews how Zetterberg, the long-time Red Wings star, gets the puck back just by standing in the right places defensively. He showed Matthews how when Crosby got the puck, he lured the defense out of position and then didnt hesitate to make a play.Babcock has seen subtle adjustments from Matthews over the past couple weeks, particularly in the faceoff circle. The Arizona native won 43 percent of the draws in the opening five games, 53 percent in the following five and 61 percent in the last five.What hes telling you already is he likes having the puck, Babcock said. Hes sick and tired of chasing it already. So then the next thing hes going to figure out if he stops in the right places on defense and puts his stick in the right place, the offensive players are going to keep giving it back to him and then his skill-set is going to come out.But the hardest part for a kid when you come in the National Hockey League is you never get the puck.Matthews said he believes hes grown stronger defensively in recent weeks. He also leads Toronto with 58 shots, though he last scored Oct. 25 against Tampa, a string of nine games.In our situation we need him to be a dominant, dominant center for us, Babcock said. We think hes going to be by Christmas time. We think hes a very good player already. But we think he can be lights out both with and without the puck. Star Lotulelei Jersey . And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges. Trent Murphy Jersey .Y. - Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has earned NHL first star of the week honours after winning in his first three appearances of the season. http://www.thebillsgearshop.com/Bills-Kelvin-Benjamin-Draft-Jersey/ . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama redshirt freshman quarterback Blake Barnett has left the program and withdrawn from school.Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced Barnetts departure in a statement Thursday. The former five-star recruit from Corona, California, started the opener against Southern California for No. 1 Alabama.Since then, freshman Jalen Hurts has claimed the starting job. Saban had said that Barnett met with him before practice Wednesday with concerns about playing time.Saban says Tide coaches are very disappointed any time a player leaves the program who feels he can compete for a starting position elsewhere, rather than here at Alabama. Nathan Peterman Jersey. Alabama plays Kentucky on Saturday night with Cooper Bateman and David Cornwell behind Hurts.Barnett played in three games, completing 11 of 19 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys From China Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Hoodies Wholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' '