Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It's Tuesday!










It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Hockey Playoff Roundup ----

NHL:

Eastern Conference

Last night --

Western Conference Semifinals

Chicago 4, Vancouver 3 (Series tied 1-1)

Eastern Conference Semifinals

Boston 3, Philadelphia 2 (Boston leads series 2-0)

Tonight --

Eastern Conference

Pittsburgh at Montreal 7:00pm EDT (Series tied 1-1)

Western Conference

San Jose at Detroit 7:30pm EDT (San Jose leads series 2-0)

WHL:

WHL Championship Finals

Last Night --

No games

Tonight --

Calgary at Tri-City 10:05pm EDT (Calgary leads series 2-0)

OHL Championship Finals:

Last night --

No games

Tonight --

Barrie at Windsor 7:05pm EDT (Windsor leads series 3-0)

QMJHL Championship Finals:

Last night --

No games

Tonight --

Moncton at Saint John 7:05pm EDT (Moncton leads series 2-0)

USHL Clark Cup Championship Finals:

Last night --

No games

Tonight --

No games

(Note: Fargo leads best-of-five series 2-0)

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"Hi. My name is Jimmy. Thanks for reading my Daddy's blog. I love my Daddy and my Mommy and my puppies very much!"

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The USA Men's National team begins play tonight in the IIHL World Championships. Here's the US schedule:

Team USA 2010 IIHF World Men's Championship Schedule
May 7-23 • Cologne, Gelsenkirchen & Mannheim, Germany

Date Opponent Location Time (Local/EDT)

Tues., May 4 France Amiens 8:00 p.m./2:00 p.m.
Fri., May 7 Germany Gelsenkirchen 8:15 p.m./2:15 p.m.
Mon., May 10 Denmark Cologne 4:15 p.m./10:15 a.m.
Wed., May 12 Finland Cologne 8:15 p.m./2:15 p.m.
Fri., May 14-Tues., May 18 Qualification Round Cologne/Mannheim TBD
Sat., May 15-Tues., May 18 Relegation Round Cologne/Mannheim TBD
Thurs.,May 20 Quarterfinals Cologne/Mannheim TBD
Sat., May 22 Semifinals Cologne TBD
Sun., May 23 Bronze-Medal Game Cologne 4:15 p.m./10:15 a.m.
Gold-Medal Game Cologne 8:30 p.m./2:30 p.m.

Arena Locations: LANXESS Arena (Cologne); VELTINS-Arena (Gelsenkirchen); SAP Arena (Mannheim)

The IIHF website has live scoring for all games from the World Championship and Universal Sports will provide live streaming and television coverage of the event in the United States.

Team USA will play host Germany in the opening game of the event on Friday (May 7) before an anticipated world-record crowd of 76,000-plus at VELTINS-Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

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Tampa Bay Rays start a nine-game road trip tonight in Seattle. Game time on 620AM WDAE is 10:10pm EDT.

The trip includes three games each at Seattle, Oakland and the Angels. Rays return home Friday, May 14th against Seattle.

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Speaking of the puppies:




Smoke loves to stand in the window and look for his humans and bark at the neighbor's kitty cats.







Snoopy just loves to sit and survey all in front of him. I think he's elected himself King of the House!



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I don't tell my wife Kim anywhere near enough how much I love her, and appreciate what she does for us as a family. You're the greatest, my dear!

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Now that my days off at work have been changed to Monday/Tuesday, we can once again take Jimmy to Mother Goose Story Time at the Palm Harbor Library. See you today Miss Sam!










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Lightning in the news....

Could "Mr. Red Wing" be the Lightning's next General Manager? Story in today's St. Pete Times.

Lightning Captain becomes a father. Story in today's St. Pete Times.

Daughter of former Lightning Captain fighting cancer. Story at Tampa Bay.com.

Kurtis Foster finalist for Masterton Trophy. Story at Tampa Bay.com.

Martin St. Louis Lady Byng finalist. Story at Tampa Bay.com.

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Riders' Boreham surprised by trade to Argos


May 03, 2010

Murray McCormick
The Leader-Post

REGINA -- It wasn't the news that former Saskatchewan Roughriders punter Jamie Boreham was expecting.

Boreham was in Regina on the weekend for the inaugural Game Changers Kicking Clinic at Mosaic Stadium with Riders placekicker Luca Congi. After Saturday's session was over, Roughriders general manager Brendan Taman asked to speak with Boreham. Taman then told him that he had been traded to the Toronto Argonauts as part of a deal in which the Riders acquired the first overall pick in Sunday's CFL draft.

``I was shocked,'' Boreham said during a break in Sunday's sessions.

Read the rest of the story here

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Kinda funny....The more a family tries to lift themselves out of a bad situation, the less help the government is willing to give. I keep hearing stories of families who try to remain intact, but need a little "boost" to do so. But, artificial guidelines are set so low, that even a meaningless job by one family member, combined with poverty-level unemployment compensation, will push that family over the limit and ineligible to receive assistance. But then, a person who keeps popping out babies like a PEZ dispenser has people bending over backwards offering help. There's little fairness to "the system" and goverments at the local, state and federal level should be ashamed of themselves. I'm tired of reading those stories. The families honestly trying to dig out of a hole should be able to get help. The ones who "work the system" instead of working to get out of "the system" should be shown the door.

Yup, that "hope and change" is really working out great, isn't it?

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That's all for today. Have fun y'all!

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