Wednesday, January 9, 2013

It's Wednesday

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


Today is January 9th, the 9th day of 2013. There are 356 days left in the year.


Recapping the offseason roster moves by all 30 teams.

Subban focused on getting deal done with Habs.

Visit the official league website,


Today's Birthdays: Sports announcer Dick Enberg is 78; Guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is 69; J.K. Simmons (Law & Order) is 58; Joely Richardson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Patriot, Nip/Tuck) is 48; Singer Dave Matthews is 46; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is 31.


University of Minnesota Keeps No. 1 Streak Alive
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Women's College Hockey Poll - #13
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 Record
Weeks in Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
2Harvard University, 166
3Boston College, 144
4Cornell University, 131
5Boston University, 112
6Clarkson University, 93
7Mercyhurst University, 83
8University of Wisconsin, 36812-6-28
9Ohio State University, 33
10Northeastern University, 30
Others receiving votes: University of North Dakota, 27.
NOTES: The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll will now be on a three-week hiatus, returning Tues., Jan. 8, 2013 ... University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their 13th straight week as the unanimous No. 1 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Hockey East Association, and ECAC Hockey all boast three ranked teams while College Hockey America has one ranked program ... A total of 11 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th 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.


Health authorities are warning again that this is going to be a really bad winter for the flu. [Which means that it's going to be a really great winter for Netflix.]


Playing the waiting game with 2012 draft picks.

Hometown boys Neufeld and McHenry stay on with Riders.

Visit the leagues' official website,


A new survey reveals women have no problem buying knockoffs. Three-quarters of women questioned in the poll admitted that they had knowingly purchased a counterfeit designer fashion item, and many said they had as many as five fake dresses, handbags, wallets, jewelry or pairs of shoes.


Tampa, FL. —G.M. Mark Dominik calls Ronde Barber a no-debate Hall of Famer, but is there another chapter to be written in that amazing career?

Read the rest here.


At the Consumer Electronics Show, a Chinese phone maker (Huawei) has show off the Ascend Mate -- a smartphone with a 6.1-inch display.


Jimmy opens more presents.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Fireman Sam, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1971 - 
Elvis Presley was presented an award by The American Junior Chamber of Commerce for being one of the "10 Outstanding Young Men of America."


In the UK, a thief tried to siphon fuel from a camper van but got a mouthful of raw sewage. The would-be robber missed the fuel tank in the dark and put a tube into the van's septic tank by mistake. And after sucking up the foul-smelling waste, he threw up on the spot and fled.


Today in Beatles History:

1975 - 
A judge ruled that the Beatles were officially dissolved. It had been five years since the Beatles had recorded together.


An Oregon man bought a $27,000 bottle of Scotch. [He's saving it for one of those nights when he sits around drinking in his nice sweatpants.]


Today in Sports History:

1918 - 
The NHL announced a new rule that permitted goaltenders to leave their feet while making a save. Previously a penalty was called if a goalie sat or lay on the ice to stop the puck.

1930 - The Boston Bruins set an NHL record with 14 straight wins.

1952 - Jackie Robinson became the highest paid player in Brooklyn Dodger history.

1954 - Bert Olmstead (Montreal Canadiens) tied an NHL record when he scored 8 points in a game.

1962 - The NFL banned the grabbing of face masks.

1972 - The Los Angeles Lakers ended their 33 game winning streak.

1972 - The 2,000,0000th NBA point was scored.

1973 - The Philadelphia 76ers began a 20 game losing streak.

1977 - Super Bowl XI set a pro attendance record with 103,438. The NBC telecast was viewed by 81.9 million.

1981 - Hockey Hall of Famer, Phil Esposito, announced that he would retire as a hockey player after the New York Rangers-Buffalo Sabres hockey game. The game ended in a tie.

1984 - Pascual Perez (Atlanta Braves) was arrested for cocaine possession in his native Dominican Republic.

1991 - A special committee of Major League Baseball authorities officially banned Pete Rose from being elected into the Hall of Fame.

1997 - Former Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall was sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison and ordered to repay five-million dollars after being convicted more than two years ago on bank fraud and conspiracy charges.

1998 - The "Hockey News" magazine selected Wayne Gretzky as the best NHL player ever.

2004 - Brian Boucher (Phoenix Coyotes) set a new NHL record with his fifth consecutive shutout. The total time of the streak was 325 minutes and 45 seconds.

2005 - Randy Moss (Minnesota Vikings) pretended to pull down his pants and moon the Green Bay Packer crowd during a playoff win. On January 13 the NFL fined Moss $10,000 for the act.


THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2013 - The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco hosts the festivities tonigth honoring fans' favorites in movies, music and TV. (9p ET, CBS)


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

EJHL South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs. Tampa Pro Alumni 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'


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

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