Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 12th, the 285th day of 2011. There are 80 days left in the year.

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Crosby to meet with doctors later this week.

Versus to air Bruins championship special Wednesday.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Hugh Jackman (Real Steel) is 43 ... Actor Kirk Cameron is 41 ... Ski-racer Bode Miller is 34 ... Actor Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right, The Hunger Games) is 19.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mattias Ohlund underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees Tuesday in Tampa. The procedure was performed by team medical director Dr. Ira Guttentag.

The Lightning say Ohlund will be out indefinitely and will begin the rehabilitation process in the near future. He was placed on injured reserve before the start of the season after feeling discomfort in his knees during the preseason. He missed time at the start of last season with knee problems but played in 72 regular-season games and all 18 of the Lightning's playoff games.

Read the rest here.

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Today is Emergency Nurses Day.

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University of Wisconsin Retains Unanimous No. 1 Ranking in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women's College Hockey Poll - #3
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)
1
4-0-0
3
2Cornell University, 163
2
0-0-0
3
3University of Minnesota, 153
3
4-0-0
3
4Boston University, 133
4
3-1-0
3
5University of Minnesota Duluth, 103
7
1-1-0
3
6Boston College, 99
5
1-1-0
3
7University of North Dakota, 70
6
1-3-0
3
8Northeastern University, 48
NR
2-0-0
1
9Mercyhurst College, 29
8
2-2-0
3
10Dartmouth College, 21
10
0-0-0
2
Others receiving votes: Ohio State University, 9; St. Lawrence University, 6; Harvard University, 4; University of Maine, 4; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 4; Clarkson University, 3; Quinnipiac University, 3; Bemidji State University, 2; University of New Hampshire, 1.
NOTES: The University of Wisconsin was the unanimous No. 1 selection for the third straight week ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association lead all conferences with four ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ... A total of 19 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 15th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

USA Hockey Announces Staff for 2011 U.S. Men's National Select Team

Johannson Is General Manager; Waddell Head Coach; Chelios, Guerin Assistant Coaches


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced its staff for the 2011 U.S. Men's National Select Team that will compete at the Deutschland Cup, Nov. 11-13, in Munich, Germany.

Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, will serve as general manager of the team, while Don Waddell, whose distinguished 25-year professional career has included stints as a head coach in both the National Hockey League and International Hockey League, has been named the head coach of Team USA.

Chris Chelios, advisor to hockey operations of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, and Bill Guerin, player development coach of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, join Waddell as assistant coaches.

USA Hockey also announced the following support staff for the 2011 U.S. Men's Select Team: Bob Webster, team leader; Scott Aldrich, equipment manager; Stan Wong, athletic trainer; Peewee Willmann, massage therapist; and Mike Shindle, team doctor.

NOTES: The Deutschland Cup has been held every year since 1987 and will feature Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States ... Team USA has participated in the Deutschland Cup on six different occasions (2002-05, 2007, 2009) ... The U.S. won the tournament in 2003 and 2004, garnered second-place finishes in 2007 and 2009 and finished third in 2005 ... The U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group, comprised of Brian Burke, David Poile, Don Waddell, Ray Shero, Paul Holmgren, Dean Lombardi, and Dale Tallon, was formed in Feb. of 2007 and assists USA Hockey in the selection of staff and players for all U.S. Men's National Teams.

ABOUT JOHANNSON:

In his 12th year at USA Hockey and fifth as assistant executive director of hockey operations, Johannson is responsible for the day-to-day management and integration of all in-sport related initiatives.

A two-time Olympian as a player (1988, 1992), Johansson was part of the management team for the silver medal-winning 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team in Vancouver, B.C. He served as the senior director of hockey operations for Team USA at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, and was the team leader of the silver medal-winning U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Johannson, who will serve as general manager of the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team, has worked with 11 previous U.S. National Junior Teams, including as general manager of the bronze medal-winning 2011 U.S. National Junior Team and the gold medal-winning 2010 U.S. National Junior Team.

Johannson, who played college hockey at the University of Wisconsin, spent five years as the general manager of the Twin Cities Vulcans, a Junior A team in the United States Hockey League. Under his guidance, the Vulcans captured the 2000 USA Hockey Junior A National Championship in Green Bay, Wis.

ABOUT WADDELL:

A former National Hockey League and International Hockey League head coach, Waddell took his first position behind the bench in 1988 following a lengthy professional playing career. After serving as a player-assistant coach for the IHL’s Flint Spirits during the 1987-88 season, he took over the reins as head coach for two seasons (1988-90) and led them to a playoff appearance his second campaign.

Waddell accepted the head coaching position with the IHL’s San Diego Gulls for the 1991-92 season, and led the club to a 45-28-0 record and a playoff appearance. He then moved to the administrative side of the game, and was named the IHL’s Executive of the Year in 1993 and 1996. Waddell eventually became an assistant general manager of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, and helped guide the club to its second straight Stanley Cup in 1998.

Beginning in 1998, Waddell became the general manager of the Atlanta Thrashers, a position he held until 2010 when he was named the team’s president. During that time, he served as head coach of the Thrashers for most of the 2007-08 season, leading the club to a 34-34-8 record.

A member of the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group since its inception in 2007, Waddell has played an instrumental role in the selection process of U.S. Men's National Teams that compete in the Olympic Winter Games and the International Ice Hockey Federations Men's World Championships. Additionally, Waddell served as the general manager of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team that competed in Torino, Italy. He also served as the general manager of Team USA at three IIHF Men's World Championships (2001, 2002, 2005).

ABOUT CHELIOS:

Chelios is in his second season as advisor to hockey operations of the Detroit Red Wings. He works closely with the Red Wings front office staff, as well as the team's coaching staff to provide insight on a wide range of on-ice issues.

Chelios, who will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Dec. 12 in Chicago, played 26 seasons in the NHL for the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Atlanta Thrashers. Chelios won three Stanley Cups (1986, 2002, 2008) and three Norris Trophies (1989, 1993, 1996) and is the all-time leader in games played by a defenseman in NHL history (1,651).

Internationally, Chelios is one of only two male players to represent the United States at four Olympic Winter Games (1984, 1998, 2002, 2006) and captained his final three Olympic squads. He also helped the U.S. defeat Canada in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, one of 10 total times he represented the U.S. on the international stage.

ABOUT GUERIN:

Guerin is in his first season as player development coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins and works with young prospects throughout the Penguins organization.

A two-time Stanley Cup champion (1995, 2009), Guerin played 18 seasons in the NHL with eight different teams, scoring 429 goals and recording 856 points. Guerin posted two 40-goal seasons, scored 30 or more goals five times and 20 or more 13 times. The winger also played in four NHL All-Star games.

On the international stage, Guerin earned a silver medal with the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and helped the United States capture the first-ever World Cup of Hockey crown in 1996. In all, Guerin represented the U.S. in seven international events.

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Nominations for the American Music Awards were announced Tuesday. Up for Artist of the Year: Adele; Lady Gaga; Katy Perry; Lil Wayne; Taylor Swift.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors found success up North this past weekend, dropping two hard fought contests at Hampton Roads, then winning four games in the EJHL South Showcase in Raleigh, North Carolina.

On Friday(October 7th), the Empire South Juniors lost to Hampton Roads 4-1. Dustin Disbro scored a power play goal, Kyle Gertz made 20 saves, the power play was 1-for-7 and the penalty kill was 3-of-4.

Also on Friday, the EJHL South Juniors lost to Hampton Roads 4-2. Paul Lochner and Tobias Wilhelm scored goals, Chris Dylewski made 30 saves, the power play went 1-for-8 and the penalty kill was a perfect 6-of-6.

On Saturday(October 8th) in the Raleigh Showcase, the Empire South Juniors edged the Florida Eels 2-1. Ryan Odgers tied the game with an early second half goal and Nick Reed scored late to win it. The power play was 0-for-3, the penalty kill was 2-of-2 and Aaron Wise made 23 saves.

Also on Saturday, the EJHL South Juniors won, topping the Florida Eels 5-2. No stats are available from that game.

On Sunday(October 9th), the Empire South Juniors skated past the East Coast Eagles 3-1. Michael Scalisi, Ryan Odgers and Michael Hirschauer were the goal scorers, while Kyle Goltz stopped 23 shots. The power play was 0-for-2 and the penalty kill was 6-of-6.

The EJHL South Juniors also won on Sunday, slipping past the East Coast Eagles in a shootout, 4-3. Jared Goudreau, Scott Vargas and Paul Lochner(power play) scored in regulation, with Jason Horikawa and Goudreau finding the net in the shootout. The power play went 1-for-8, the penalty kill was 2-2 and Chris Dylewski made 39 saves.

Both teams are in action again on October 22nd and 23rd in Ellenton, against the Space Coast Hurricanes. Game times are 5:15pm Saturday and 9:30am Sunday for the Empire South Juniors, and 8:00pm Saturday and 12:15pm Sunday for the EJHL South Juniors.

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Today is Free Thought Day.

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Plaza of Honor sold out!

Friends of the Riders "Touchdown Lottery" Sold Out!

Visit the team's official website at http://www.riderville.com/.

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Today is International Moment of Frustration Scream Day. Head outdoors at noon and scream for 30 seconds.

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Cauz: Is the toughest player in the CFL a kicker?

Argos get their Mann; trade Webb to Ticats.

Lions opt to wait-and-see with injured Elimimian.

'Mindboggling' says Calvillo of record attention.

2011 CFL Replay: A look back on Week #15.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Today is International Top Spinning Day.

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Mike Riley previews the BYU game.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

Visit the school's official athletics website by clicking here.

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National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day is today.

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The 2011 NFL season is underway. Here's the week five results:

Week 5

Sunday, October 9th

At Pittsburgh 38, Tennessee 17
Seattle 36 at NY Giants 25
Cincinnati 30 at Jacksonville 20
New Orleans 30 at Carolina 27
Oakland 25 at Houston 20
At Buffalo 31, Philadelphia 24
Kansas City 28 at Indianapolis 24
At Minnesota 34, Arizona 10
At San Francisco 48, Tampa Bay 3
At New England 30, NY Jets 21
San Diego 29 at Denver 24
Green Bay 25 at Atlanta 14

Monday, October 10th
At Detroit 24, Chicago 13

·Bye: Cleveland, Dallas, St. Louis, Miami, Washington, Baltimore.

Week 6
Sunday, October 16th (All times Eastern)
San Francisco at Detroit 1:00 PM
St. Louis at Green Bay 1:00 PM
Carolina at Atlanta 1:00 PM
Indianapolis at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Buffalo at NY Giants 1:00 PM
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM
Philadelphia at Washington 1:00 PM
Houston at Baltimore 4:05 PM
Cleveland at Oakland 4:05 PM
Dallas at New England 4:15 PM
New Orleans at Tampa Bay 4:15pm
Minnesota at Chicago 8:20 PM

Monday, October 17th (All times Eastern)
Miami at NY Jets 8:30 PM

·Bye: Denver, Tennessee, Kansas City, Arizona, San Diego, Seattle.

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Walmart and Facebook have unveiled a new partnership. (Which could mean that discount friends are in your near future.)

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Jimmy likes mixed berry yogurt!

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Remember Bryan Stow? He's the San Francisco Giants beaten up outside of Dodgers Stadium on opening day. Well, some good news: He's finally been released from the hospital -- more than 6 months after he was beaten within an inch of his life. Still, Stow's doctor says his recovery will take years.

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American League ALDS (Best of Five -- All times Eastern)

Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0
Texas 8, Tampa Bay 6
Texas 4 at Tampa Bay 3
Texas 4 at Tampa Bay 3 (Texas wins series 3-1)

New York 9, Detroit 3
Detroit 5 New York 3
Detroit 5, New York 4
New York 10 at Detroit 1
Detroit 3 at New York 2 (Detroit wins series 3-2)

National League NLDS (Best of Five -- All times Eastern)

Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 6
St. Louis 5 at Philadelphia 4
Philadelphia 3 at St. Louis 2
At St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 3
St. Louis 1 at Philadelphia 0 (St. Louis wins series 3-2)

Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1
Milwaukee 8, Arizona 4
At Arizona 8, Milwaukee 4
Arizona 10, Milwaukee 6
At Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2 (Milwaukee wins series 3-2)

American League Championship Series (Best of Seven -- All times Eastern)

At Texas 3, Detroit 2
Detroit at Texas PPD, Rain
At Texas 7, Detroit 3
At Detroit 5, Texas 2 (Texas leads 2-1)
Next: Texas at Detroit Wednesday, October 12th 4:19pm
Texas at Detroit Thursday, October 13th 4:19pm****
Detroit at Texas Saturday, October 14th 8:05pm****
Detroit at Texas Sunday, October 15th 8:05pm****

National League Championship Series (Best of Seven -- All times Eastern)

At Milwaukee 9, St. Louis 6
St. Louis 12 at Milwaukee 3 (Tied 1-1)
Next: Milwaukee at St. Louis Wednesday, October 12th 8:05pm
Milwaukee at St. Louis Thursday, October 13th 8:05pm
Milwaukee at St. Louis Friday, October 14th 8:05pm
St. Louis at Milwaukee Sunday, October 16th 4:05pm
St. Louis at Milwaukee Monday, October 17th 8:05pm

****if necessary

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My wife Kim and I had fun on our weekend getaway.












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Today in Elvis History:

1999 - The book "Elvis Day by Day" by Peter Guralnick and Ernst Jorgensen was released.

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Have you ever noticed, that when you're walking through the serving lines at a buffet, that people who walk past you always look to see what you have on your plate?

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - The "Paul is Dead" craze began when a radio DJ played "Revolution #9" backwards.

2003 - In Britain, Stella McCartney, Paul McCartney's daughter, presented her spring-summer ready-to-wear clothing line.

2004 - Paul McCarney's CD-Single "Tropical Island Hum" was released in the U.K.

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The company that gave us time wasters like FarmVille and CityVille has announced a slew of new Facebook games, including CastleVille, Zynga Bingo and Dream Zoo.

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Today in Sports History:

1986 - Walter Payton (Chicago Bears) became the first National Football League (NFL) player to accumulate 20,000 yards.

1997 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) passed Jim Brown and moved into fourth place on the NFL's all-time rushing list with 12,513 yards.

1997 - Eddie Murray (Minnesota Vikings) set an NFL record when he kicked his 235th consecutive extra point.

2002 - Ron Tugnutt (Dallas Stars) became the first NHL goalie to win a game for seven different teams.

2010 - The Texas Rangers won the first playoff series in franchise history when they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Javier Bardem has confirmed that he is playing the villain in the next James Bond film.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 7:00pm

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs BYU Cougars 4:00pm

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:30pm

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- IZOD Indy Car World Championships at Las Vegas at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 4:00pm

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 4:15pm

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

1 comment:

Allison Family said...

Hello from Wisconsin country! Give Kim a hug for me, and Jimmy too.

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