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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will carry three catchers on their 25-man roster in the National League Division Series against Washington. Jarrad Davis Jersey .Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday he likes rookie Austin Barnes versatility, while Carlos Ruiz will back up starter Yasmani Grandal behind the plate.Barnes was a surprise, considering hes hitting .156 and Ruiz is batting .278. The Dodgers traded veteran backup A.J. Ellis in August to get Ruiz from Philadelphia to bolster their offense against left-handed pitching. Ruiz could also be a pinch-runner for Grandal.Also making the roster is infielder Charlie Culberson, whose 10th-inning home run against Colorado allowed the Dodgers to clinch their fourth consecutive NL West title, a record for the storied franchise.Among those left off the roster are infielder-outfielders Kike Hernandez and Rob Segedin, pitcher Alex Wood and reliever J.P. Howell.Segedin, Wood and Howell will travel with the team when it leaves Wednesday for Washington, D.C. Hernandez wont travel and figures to be part of a group headed to Arizona to get work in in case theyre activated later in the playoffs.The roster is yet to be official, although Roberts has confirmed various players in recent days.Hernandez is hitting .190 with 18 RBI and 64 strikeouts in 109 games.He didnt have the year he would like, Roberts said. I wanted to see the at-bat quality a lot better this past month.The Dodgers head into their fourth consecutive playoff appearance having lost five of their last six games, which helped cost them home-field advantage.I like our chances because weve shown we can execute when we need to, Roberts said before the team held a two-hour workout at Dodger Stadium.Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 on Friday against Max Scherzer of the Nationals. Kershaw returned from a back injury in September after being out 2 1/2 months. He is 1-2 with a 0.96 ERA, 27 strikeouts and two walks in five starts since Sept. 9.He feels strong, Roberts said of his ace. Jalen Reeves-Maybin Womens Jersey . Breaking three of his own world records on his way to winning in Paris, Chan silenced the critics and left the audiences standing in appreciation and awe. Teez Tabor Lions Jersey . PAUL, Minn. . -- Bryant McKinnie came out of his stance and lowered his shoulder into a practice squad player, causing a crisp thud to reverberate in the Miami Dolphins practice bubble. Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland, a driving force behind the NHL adopting its wildly popular 3-on-3 overtime, wondered recently how exciting it would be for the league to adopt a wild-card play-in game similar to what is used by Major League Baseball.The proposal would add a third wild-card playoff team to each conference, with the bottom two wild-card teams facing each other in a one-game playoff to determine which team advances to a first-round playoff series. The idea was discussed at last weeks board of governors meetings in Florida.Personally, Im not in favor of it, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said. I think we demand a lot of our players and playing more games, I dont think, is a solution.Hextall said that considering the teams play a preseason with a minimum of seven games, 82 games in the regular season and up to two months in the playoffs, plus the potential of the Olympics and World Cup every other season, weve got to be really careful of putting our players through more than we already do.Under Hollands plan, if the current season ended Sunday, the ninth-seeded New Jersey Devils (30 points) would face the second wild-card team in the East, the Washington Capitals (37 points), in the Eastern Conference play-in game. The ninth-seeded Winnipeg Jets (29 points) would face off against the second wild-card Los Angeles Kings (30 points) in the West.It is something weve discussed and it has gained some traction, Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill said. But what if the second wild-card team has a six-point lead on the ninth-place team? Should they be knocked out of the playoffs becausse they lose one game?In the three seasons since the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, when the Columbus Blue Jackets missed the playoffs despite being tied in points with the Minnesota Wild, at least two points have separated the second wild-card team from the ninth-seeded non-playoff team in each conference. Jarrad Davis Womens Jersey. That alone, Florida Panthers executive chairman Peter Luukko said, should be reason enough to keep the current playoff format unchanged.I think its fine the way it is, Luukko said. I mean, were playing 82 games. I think its fair and I think its really working. Its coming down to the end of the season anyway right now. It couldnt be more exciting. I just think that kind of cheapens it.Nill said there have been discussions among general managers about giving the No. 1 playoff seed more of a reward for finishing with the best record in each conference, perhaps by increasing their number of first-round home games from four to five.That idea might be more palatable to the players than adding an extra game to their schedules.I think its stupid, Flyers forward Jakub Voracek said. A one-game playoff? I dont think this is baseball. You have 82 games to get in the playoffs. If youre not in, youre out.Teammate Wayne Simmonds agreed.You get in, you get in, he said. There should be no play-in game. You finish one through eight, youre in the playoffs. You finish ninth and you lose a tiebreaker by goal differential or something else, its too bad. The tiebreakers are fine, why change it now? 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