Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's Wednesday




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

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Today is January 30th, the 30th day of 2013. There are 335 days left in the year.

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Isles' McDonald faces supplemental discipline hearing.

After signing, Subban will need to fit in on Canadiens.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Gene Hackman (Oscars for The French Connection and Unforgiven) is 83; Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney is 72; Musician Phil Collins is 62; Christian Bale (Batman films) is 39; Wilmer Valderrama (Awake, That '70s Show) is 33.

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Tampa, FL. -- Six games into the new season, the Tampa Bay Lightning are still perfect on home ice.

Tom Pyatt's goal at 3:18 of the second period stood up as the game-winner, as the Bolts cruised past the division-rival Florida Panthers 5-2 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Tuesday night.

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition begins today (through February 3) in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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USA Hockey Names Pittsburgh Penguins, CONSOL Energy Center As Host
of 2nd Annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game
Forty of the Top American Prospects to Descend Upon Pittsburgh in September
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The second annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will be staged Thursday, Sept. 26, at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., home of the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

"We're excited to bring this game to Pittsburgh," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "We know fans will enjoy seeing the very best young hockey talent our country has to offer and we look forward to working with the Penguins and CONSOL Energy Center staff in what will be a terrific showcase for our game."
The game will include 40 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft squaring off in a display of the top hockey talent from across the country. Players will be chosen by USA Hockey, in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting, with the final rosters expected to be announced in August.
"Pittsburgh is a city filled with passionate hockey fans and we're extremely pleased to work with USA Hockey in bringing the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game to the CONSOL Energy Center this fall," said David Morehouse, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Penguins. "It will be a unique opportunity for our fans to see the future American stars of the NHL -- some which will undoubtedly play in Pittsburgh -- all on the same sheet of ice."

Ticket information will be released at a later date.
NOTES: USA Hockey will unveil the CCM-designed uniforms for the game later this year. In addition, the coaches for the game are likely to be announced sometime prior to the 2013 NHL Entry Draft ... The first-ever CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game was hosted by the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 29, 2012 ... Teams at the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were coached by Rob McClanahan, a member of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team and Phil Housley, who led the U.S. National Junior Team to a gold medal at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia. Team McClanahan prevailed by a 5-2 count over Team Housley ... Ryan Fitzgerald (North Reading, Mass.) was named the Most Valuable Player of the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game … Of the 40 players that competed in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, 30 were from the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in America, including 21 from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. Players also came from NCAA Division I hockey as well as the Canadian Hockey League.

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The Osgood family, from Hayward, California, found some Super Bowl tickets on Craigslist at 'only' double the face value. The seller seemed legit, so they wired him the money. When they opened the FedEx envelope it read: "Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!! LOL."

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Different uniform, same Geroy Simon in Riderville.

Als GM Popp continues search for new head coach.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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WACKY-BUT-TRUE: PLANNING THE BEST SUPER BOWL PARTY EVER - Two men in Atlanta were busted for allegedly stealing $65,000 worth of chicken wings from a warehouse.

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Tampa, FL. — No move in free agency is a completely sure thing, but the Bucs believed WR Vincent Jackson would be worth his sizeable contract thanks to an uncompromising work ethic, and that belief paid off in 2012.

Read the rest here.

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On CBS tonight (8p ET) Boomer Esiason and Aisha Tyler host this special as viewers votes determine the greatest ads that have aired during the Super Bowls.

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Jimmy is ready to go home.


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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your dogs to the vet, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley recorded "Blue Suede Shoes."


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25 Super Bowl Party Questions (for People Who Don't Care About Football)

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - 
The Beatles recorded a promotional clip for "Strawberry Fields Forever."

1969 - The Beatles made their last-ever public appearance as a group. The performance of "Get Back" was filmed for the movie "Let It Be." The performance took place on the roof of London's Apple Records.

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Kid President pep talk video is an Internet hit.

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Today in Sports History:

1910 - 
Work began on the first board-track automobile speedway. The track was built in Playa del Ray, CA. 

1920 - Joe Malone (Quebec Nordiques) scored seven goals against the Toronto St. Patricks in a 10-6 win.

1960 - The women’s singles U.S. figure skating championship was won by Carol Heiss.

1994 - Natalie Cole sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXVIII. The Dallas Cowboys won 30-13 over the Buffalo Bills.

1994 - Dan Jansen of the United States set a world record of 35.76 when he became the first to skate 500 meters in less than 36 seconds.

2000 - The New York Mets announced that Garth Brooks would begin training with the team on February 20.

2000 - John Rocker (Atlanta Braves) was suspended from major league baseball for disparaging foreigners, homosexuals and minorities in an interview published by Sports Illustrated.    

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"The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the first time on this date in 1933. The program ran for 2,956 episodes and ended in 1955.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --


Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 9:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'


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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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