Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's Tuesday

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


Today is February 21st, the 52nd day of 2012. There are 314 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)


Wings place Conklin on waivers.

Melrose Minute: My take on the first big trades before the deadline.

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


Today's Birthdays: Actor Anthony Daniels (Star Wars' C3PO) is 66; Actor Alan Rickman (Harry Potter movies, Die Hard) is 66; Actor Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Cheers, X-Men: The Last Stand) is 57; Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (Party of Five, Ghost Whisperer) is 33.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Anaheim Ducks tonight..

Read the preview right here.


The following special days are celebrated today: International Mother Language Day, Pancake Day (Linky Link), Paczki Day and Shrove Tuesday.


Ferris State University Remains No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 
Men's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #20
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Ferris State University, 504 (28)
2Boston College, 470 (6)
3University of Michigan, 424
4University of Minnesota Duluth, 405
5University of Minnesota, 363
6Boston University, 337
7UMass Lowell, 320
8Union College, 289
9Cornell University, 184
10University of Denver, 174
11University of Maine, 164
12University of North Dakota, 135
13Merrimack College, 104
14Michigan State University, 92
15Miami University, 55
Others receiving votes: Colorado College, 27; Ohio State University, 20; University of Notre Dame, 7; United States Air Force Academy, 3; University of Nebraska Omaha, 3.
NOTES: The Hockey East Association led all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association had four ranked teams and ECAC Hockey had two ranked programs ... A total of 20 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 17th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’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 five 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.


The first self-propelled locomotive on rails was demonstrated in Wales on this date in 1804.


Moffat: Davis ready for Montreal spotlight.

Esks sign All-Star punter Burke Dales.

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


ON DVD TODAY - Tower Heist (Ben Stiller, Mathew Broderick); J. Edgar (Leonardo Dicaprio); The Mighty Macs (Carla Gugino, David Boreanaz); Martha Marcy May Marlene (Elizabeth Olsen); Puss in Boots - on February 24 (Antonio Banderas); The Way (Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen)


"It's raining spaghetti Daddy!"


Completed Academy Awards voting ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers today by 5 PM (PT). Listed on the ballots are nominees in 19 Awards categories. The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday.


Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley's parents paid a visit to Elvis on the set of "Loving You." The made a cameo appearance in the audience in the scene Elvis performed "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do."

1967 - Elvis Presley began recording the songs for the soundtrack to "Clambake."

1981 - Elvis Presley's updated version of "Guitar Man" hit #43 in the U.K.


The Clackamas County, Oregon, Dog Services agency will be holding its 'Big Black Dog' sale in March and adoption fees will be half off. And you don't necessarily need to pick a big dog -- even the small ones qualify. The reason for the annual promotion is simple: black dogs aren't adopted as quickly as other dogs.


Today in Beatles History:

1968 - McGraw-Hill, Inc. outbids eight other American publishers for the U.S. rights to Hunter Davies' authorized biography of the Beatles. They paid $150,000 for the rights.


This is sobering news. A study shows that within a year of having a heart attack, 42% of women will die. For men it's 24%.


Today in Sports History:

1904 - The National Ski Association was formed in Ishpeming, MI.

1931 - The Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants became the first major league teams to play in a night game.

1968 - An agreement between baseball players and club owners increased the minimum salary for major league players to $10,000 a year.

1970 - Bobby Hull (Chicago Blackhawks) scored his 500th career point.

1971 - Ruth Jensen won $60,000 in the Sears Women's World Classic.

1973 - The Chicago Blackhawks played their 262nd game without being shut out.

1974 - Tom Seaver signed a contract with the New York Mets worth $172,000 a year.

1985 - A NBA attendance record was set when 44,970 people watched a game between Atlanta and Detroit.

1986 - Rollie Fingers refused to shave off his mustache to comply with the policy of the Cincinnati Reds.

1986 - Jimmy Connors was fined $20,000 and was suspended from tennis for ten weeks after he threw a fit while playing against Ivan Lendl.

1996 - The Philadelphia 76ers had their worst offensive performance in over 40 years. They only managed to score 57 points against Miami.


A source says Apple is looking at a September or October launch for its sixth-generation iPhone. If it's true this would place the debut of Apple's next smartphone at about one year after the company rolled out the iPhone 4S.


Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets 8:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'


NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 1:00pm EST

Sunday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils 1:00pm EST


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

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