Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations




It's Monday. Here's what's happening.

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Today is January 7th, the 7th day of 2013. There are 358 days left in the year.

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Lengthy negotiation session delivers tentative CBA framework.

Bettman, Fehr give statements on deal.

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


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Today's Birthdays: Singer Kenny Loggins is 65; Katie Couric is 56; Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Leaving Las Vegas) is 49; Jeremy Renner (The Town, The Bourne Legacy) is 42; Dustin Diamond (Saved by the Bell) is 36; Lauren Cohen (Maggie Greene in The Walking Dead) is 31.

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U.S. Women’s National U18 Team Takes Silver at 2013 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship
Team USA Loses Heartbreaker in Overtime
HEINOLA, Finland - The U.S. Women’s National U18 Team dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Canada here today in the gold-medal game of the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation U18 Women’s World Championship.

“I thought we had 22 leaders and 22 followers on our team,” said Jeff Kampersal, head coach of Team USA. “They came together really quickly. They’re incredible kids and players and they gave their heart and soul in this game. I’m proud of our team and I can’t speak highly enough about the character of these girls.”

The U.S. outshot Canada by a 20-1 count in the opening period and put one goal on the board. That came off the stick of Jenny Ryan (Victor, N.Y.) at 18:04 when her blast from the point hit a Canadian player in front of the net and deflected in.

The teams combined for 19 shots on goal in a scoreless second period. U.S. goaltender Sidney Peters (Geneva, Ill.) made 10 stops in the period, including one from point-blank range and several others on goal-mouth scrambles.

After several close chances for both teams in the third period, Canada knotted the game with 13 seconds remaining with an extra attacker to send the game into overtime. Canada then scored just :58 into overtime to gain the victory.

The U.S. finished the tournament with a 4-0-1-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record and outscored its opponents, 36-2.  In six years of the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, Team USA has captured three gold medals (2008, 2009, and 2011) and three silver medals (2010, 2012, and 2013).

NOTES: Goaltender Sidney Peters was named the U.S. Player of the Game with 23 saves … The U.S. outshot Canada, 40-25 … Katherine Schipper (Brooklyn Park, Minn) was named the tournament’s best forward by the directorate as well as most valuable player and best forward by the media … Schipper, Jincy Dunne (O’Fallon, Mo.), and Danielle Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.) were named the Team USA’s three best players of the tournament … Final stats from today’s game can be viewed here.
Game Summary 
Scoring by Period
1
2
3
OT
F
CAN
0
0
1
1
1
USA
1
0
0
0
1
First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Ryan (Schipper, Menke), 18:04 (pp). Penalties: CAN, Bannon (hooking), 4:23; CAN, Ranahan (tripping), 11:47; USA, McKenna (tripping), 15:46; CAN, Krzyzaniak (tripping), 17:37.

Second Period – Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Piazza (high-sticking), 2:07; CAN, Moore (tripping), 4:40; USA, Hirschy (hooking), 7:45; CAN, Clark (tripping), 15:31; USA, Menke (closing hand on the puck), 18:33.

Third Period – Scoring: 2, CAN, Dubois (unassisted), 19:47 (ea).  Penalties: CAN, Krzyzaniak (body checking), 5:22.
Overtime – Scoring: 3, CAN, Heffernan (Bunton), 0:58.  Penalties: None.
Shots on Goal
1
2
3
OT
Total
CAN
1
10
13
1
25
USA
20
9
10
1
40

Goaltenders (SV-SH)
1
2
3
OT
Total
CAN, Newell, 60:11
19-20
9-9
10-10
1-1
39-40
USA, Peters, 60:58
1-1
10-10
12-13
0-1
23-25
Power play: CAN, 0-4; USA, 1-6
Penalties:
 CAN, 6-12; USA, 4-8
2013 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
December 29, 2012 - January 5, 2013 - Heinola & Vierumäki, Finland
Date
Opponent
Location
Time (Local/EST)
Sat., Dec. 29Russia*Arena VierumäkiW, 7-0
Sun., Dec. 30
Czech Republic*
Arena Heinola
W, 10-0
Tues., Jan. 1
Sweden*
Arena Heinola
W, 8-0
Fri., Jan. 4
Czech Republic (Semifinal)
Arena Heinola
W, 10-0
Sat., Jan. 5
Canada
(Gold Medal Game)
Arena Heinola
L, 1-2
* denotes preliminary round competition

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Newtown, Connecticut, has been overrun by toys, school supplies and other gifts donated in the wake of the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school. Trucks arrive daily, despite the town's pleas to stop sending gifts. It's estimated that over 30,000 teddy bears have been sorted.

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2013 free agency boasts plenty of Canadian content.

CFL mourns the loss of Chandler Williams.

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

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Sony announced that it's finally pulled the plug on the Playstation 2. [A newly hired intern at Sony looked at a calendar, and brought it to the attention of his boss that it's 2013.]

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Tampa, FL. —The Buccaneers nearly set a team record for fewest fumbles lost in a season in 2012, and that was no accident.

Read the rest here.

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Want to make your vacation seem to last longer? Be sure it has plenty of variety. One of the reasons your vacations seem so short, both during the experience and in your memory after the fact, could be that your days are so similar to each other. In your memory, they blend together into one very long day rather than a weeklong vacation.

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Jimmy checks out his brand-new construction site.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Wenatchee Wild Hockey, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley performed at The Louisiana Hayride. He also performed the next day. 

1957 - The Elvis Presley single "Don't" was shipped.

2003 - The Elvis Presley movies "Easy Come, Easy Go", "Fun in Acapulco" and "Girls! Girls! Girls!" were released on DVD.

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It's January, which means we have to throw a new gimmicky diet into your life. This one is called the 8 Hour Diet. The authors of a book, appropriately titled The 8 Hour Diet: Watch the Pounds Disappear Without Watching What You Eat!, claim the world's obesity problem has more to do with when we eat than what we eat. Translation: We eat all the time. The book claims we can lose 20 pounds in six weeks by eating within an 8 hour period. Choose any 8 hours, but nothing beyond that. Could you do it?

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Today in Beatles History:

1944 - 
British novelty act Mike McGear was born. He was Paul McCartney's brother.

1964 - The Beatles recorded a session for the BBC Saturday Club program. During the recording they made the only known Beatles recording of the Chuck Berry song "Johnny B. Goode."

1998 - The London "Times" reported that two brass busts had been stolen from the grounds of George Harrison's mansion in Osfordshire, England.

1999 - Paul McCartney appeared at an opening for an exhibit of houseware designs in Atlanta, GA. The designs were by his stepdaughter Heather.

2004 - The family of George Harrison rejected an offer by a doctor to donate an autographed guitar to charity to end a lawsuit. The previous day Harrison's family filed a lawsuit that stated Harrison's oncologist had forced him to autograph a guitar for his teenage son two weeks before he died of cancer.

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A Michigan woman was upset at her boyfriend because she thought he stayed the night at another woman's house. They argued for hours and she settled the argument by taking lighter fluid to $10,000 worth of the man's clothing. His clothes went up in flames on his front porch.

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Today in Sports History:

1920 - 
Joe Malone (Quebec Bulldogs) scored two goals and became the NHL's all-time leading goal scorer with 59. 

1927 - In Hinckley IL, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first game.

1972 - The Los Angeles Lakers set a National Basketball Association (NBA) record when they won their 33rd consecutive game.

1980 - The Philadelphia Flyers set a National Hockey League (NHL) record with 35 consecutive games without a loss.

1981 - Marcel Dionne (Los Angeles Kings) scored his 1,000th career point.

1991 - Pete Rose left an Illinois federal prison and checked into a halfway house in Cincinnati. He was completing a sentence for cheating on his taxes.

1994 - Tonya Harding won the U.S. Figure Skating championship.

1994 - Nancy Kerrigan withdrew from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. The previous day her right leg was severely bruised in an attack following a practice session.

1995 - The NHL Board of Governors threatened to cancel the regular season if the striking players did not agree with raising unrestricted free agency from 30 years to 32 years of age.

1997 - Grambling State University was charged with eight rules violations by the NCAA.

2002 - George Seifert was fired as head coach of the Carolina Panthers after a 1-15 season. 

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The latest sequel in bloody Texas Chainsaw Massacre series made $23 million in its first weekend, knocking the prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy down to third place with $17.5 million in its fourth week.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

EJHL South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs. Tampa Pro Alumni 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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