Monday, February 27, 2012

It's Tuesday















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

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Today is February 28th, the 59th day of 2012. There are 307 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Preds, Canucks early winners with deadline deals.

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

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My Mom, who passed away back in 1969, would be 90 today. She got me hooked on hockey and I am forever indebted to her for that. Thanks Mom!




That's me, sitting in Mom's lap at a little party for my sister Linda's birthday, sometime in the early '60s.




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Tampa, FL -- Lightning GM Steve Yzerman expected a quiet Trade Deadline day. Things didn't quite turn out that way, though. But Yzerman expressed that the activity, which amounted to three separate trades, was worth it.

"Defensemen are hard to find," he said.

So when he found three of them available Monday, each at the right price, he moved.

Yzerman added veteran Mike Commodore from Detroit, former first-round selection Brian Lee from Ottawa and highly regarded prospect Keith Aulie from Toronto.

Read the rest here.

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Today we're celebrating the following special days: Floral Design Day, National Tooth Fairy Day, Rare Disease Day and Spay Day USA.

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Boston College New 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 - #21
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12
Record
Weeks in Top 15
1Boston College, 504 (31)
2
23-10-1
21
2University of Minnesota Duluth, 468 (2)
4
22-7-5
21
3Ferris State University, 418 (1)
1
22-9-5
16
4Boston University, 399
6
20-11-1
18
5University of Minnesota, 381
5
23-11-1
20
6University of Michigan, 372
3
21-11-4
17
7Union College, 255
8
20-7-7
19
8UMass Lowell, 249
7
20-10-1
9
9Miami University, 192
15
21-13-2
5
10University of Denver, 189
10
19-11-4
20
11University of Maine, 185
11
19-11-3
6
12Merrimack College, 158
13
16-9-7
20
13Cornell University, 106
9
15-7-7
11
14Michigan State University, 91
14
19-13-4
6
15University of North Dakota, 87
12
18-12-3
9
Others receiving votesNorthern Michigan University, 14; Western Michigan University, 5; Ohio State University, 4; University of Notre Dame, 2; United States Air Force Academy, 1.
NOTES: The Hockey East Association led all conferences with five raned 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.

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On this date in 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first railroad incorporated for commercial transportation of people and freight.

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Bombers release veteran RB Fred Reid.

Bombers announce update on Investors Group Field.

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

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Regular steamboat service to California via Cape Horn arrived in San Francisco for the first time on this date in 1849. The SS California had left New York Harbor on October 6, 1848. The trip took 4 months and 21 days.

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Look out. Jimmy's on the move!

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The U.S. territory of Colorado was organized on this date in 1863.

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Today in Elvis History

1962 - Elvis Presley's "Good Luck Charm" was shipped with "Anything That's Part of You" as the B-side.

1970 - Elvis Presley's album "Portrait in Music" hit #36 in the U.K.

2004 - Elvis Presley was inducted into the Bay Area Blues Society's West Coast Blues Hall of Fame.

2006 - The remastered versions of "Elvis Inspirational", "Elvis Country" and "Elvis Rock" were released.

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On this date in 1885, AT&T (American Telephone and Telegraph) was incorporated. The company was capitalized on only $100,000 and provided long distance service for American Bell.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon composed "From Me To You."

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On this date in 1956, a patent was issued to Forrester for a computer memory core.

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Today in Sports History:

1931 - The Canadian Rugby Union adopted the forward pass.

1940 - The first televised basketball game was shown. The game featured Fordham University and the University of Pittsburgh from Madison Square Gardens in New York.

1948 - Bud Gartiser set a world record when he cleared the 50-yard low hurdles in 6.8 seconds.

1967 - Wilt Chamberlain set and NBA record with his 35th consecutive field goal.

1987 - Chick Hearn broadcasted his 2,000th consecutive Los Angeles Laker's game.

1988 - Pat Verbeek became the first New Jersey Devil to score 4 goals in a game.

1998 - Mark Messier (Vancouver Canucks) became the fourth NHL player to score 1,600 points.

1999 - Venus and Serena Williams became the first sisters to win WTA Tour events on the same day.

2002 - It was announced that John Madden would be replacing Dennis Miller on "Monday Night Football." Madden signed a four-year $20 million deal with ABC Sports.

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Mr. Ed, the talking horse from the TV show "Mr. Ed", died on this date in 1979.

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Daytona Beach, FL. -- Matt Kenseth held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle to win the rain-delayed 54th running of the Daytona 500 Monday night at Daytona International Speedway.

Earnhardt ran second, followed by Biffle, Denny Hamlin and Jeff Burton in a green-white-checkered finish that took the race two laps past its scheduled 200 laps.

A multicar wreck on Lap 188 thinned the herd considerably, taking out a handful of competitive cars. Jamie McMurray spun wildly near the entrance to Turn 1, and the chain-reaction collision wiped out the cars of Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne and Aric Almirola and damaged the machines of pole-sitter Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart.

Read the rest here.

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On this day in 1983, "M*A*S*H" became the most watched television program in history when the final episode aired.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks at Sunrise, Florida 1:30pm EST

Nascar Nationwide Series - Bashas' Supermarkets 400 at Phoenix International Raceway 4:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 2:30pm EST

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

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