Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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

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Today is October 22nd, the 295th day of 2013. There are 70 days left in the year.

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Sharks acquire Brown from Oilers for draft pick.


A limited number of 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic tickets go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 22.


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

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Today's Birthdays: Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) is 75; Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) is 61; Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family) is 38.

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Tampa, FL. -- The best thing for Victor Hedman would have been for the Lightning to play on Sunday.

Read the rest here.

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The College of New Jersey was officially chartered on this date in 1746. It later became known as Princeton University.

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University of Minnesota Claims No. 1 Ranking in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
19th Annual Men's College Hockey Poll - #3
(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last
Week's
Ranking
2013-14
Record
(W-L-T)
Weeks in Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 495 (25)
3
4-0-0
4
2University of Notre Dame, 439 (5)
4
4-0-0
4
3Miami University, 421 (1)
1
3-1-0
4
4University of Michigan, 402
5
3-0-1
4
5Boston College, 370
T-6
2-1-0
4
6Yale University, 311 (3)
T-6
0-0-0
4
7University of North Dakota, 302
8
2-1-1
4
8Providence College, 280
10
3-0-0
4
9Quinnipiac University, 231
14
3-1-0
4
10St. Cloud State University, 171
11
1-0-1
4
11University of Wisconsin, 166
2
2-2-0
4
12Rensselaer, 128
RV
3-1-0
1
13University of New Hampshire, 99
13
1-2-1
4
14Boston University, 85
RV
3-1-0
1
15Lake Superior State University, 65
NR
4-0-0
1
Others receiving votes: University of Denver, 27; University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 26; Minnesota State University, 15; Northeastern University, 14; Cornell University, 10; University of Minnesota Duluth, 6; Brown University, 4; Colorado College, 4; Air Force Academy, 3; Clarkson University, 3; University of Alaska, 2; Ferris State University, 1.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota becomes the No. 1-ranked team after beginning the year at No. 5 ... Yale University, the defending NCAA Division I national champion, received three first-place votes and is ranked sixth ... Three of the four participants from last year's Frozen Four are ranked -- Yale University (No. 6), Quinnipiac University (No. 9) and St. Cloud State University (No. 10) ... Hockey East Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Big Ten, ECAC Hockey and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference each have three squads ranked and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has one ... A total of 27 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 19th 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 six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.


2013 U.S. Men's Select Team Roster Announced
Team to Compete at Deutschland Cup in Munich, Germany
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey today announced the 21-player roster for the 2013 U.S. Men’s Select Team that will compete in the Deutschland Cup Nov. 8-10 in Munich, Germany.
All 21 players on the roster are currently participating in European elite leagues in Finland, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.
Highlighting the U.S. squad are 13 players who have U.S. national team experience, including seven players that have combined to win 11 medals at International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships.
Also included on the roster are five alumni of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, including forwards Chad Kolarik (Abington, Pa./University of Michigan), Phil McRae (Minneapolis, Minn.), Peter Mueller(Bloomington, Minn.), and Rhett Rakhshani (Huntington Beach, Calif./University of Denver); and goaltender Jeff Frazee (Edina, Minn./University of Minnesota).
Additionally, two players – defensemen Jeremy Dehner (Madison, Wis./University of Massachusetts-Lowell) andAndy Wozniewski (Buffalo Grove, Ill./University of Wisconsin) – skated for the U.S. Men’s Select Team at the 2011 Deutschland Cup.
For the complete Team USA roster, click here.
The U.S. Men’s Select Team is set to play Slovakia in its first game of the 2013 Deutschland Cup on Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m. ET. A complete schedule can be found here and below.
2013 U.S. Men's Select Team
Player History with U.S. National Teams
Player Name
Under-18 World ChampionshipWorld Junior ChampionshipMen's World Championship
Chris Bourque
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2005, 2006
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Jeff Frazee
2004 (silver), 2005 (gold)
2006, 2007 (bronze)
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Chad Kolarik
2004 (silver)
--
--
Phil McRae
2008 (bronze)
2010 (gold)
--
Peter Mueller
2005 (gold)
2006, 2007 (bronze)
2008
Nick Palmieri
--
--
2011
Rhett Rakhshani
2006 (gold)
2008
--
Dylan Reese
--
2004 (gold)
--
Bobby Sanguinetti
--
2008
--
Ryan Shannon
--
2003
2009, 2011
Tim Stapleton
--
--
2011, 2013 (bronze)
Noah Welch
--
2002
--
Clay Wilson
--
--
2011
Notes: For complete coverage surrounding the U.S. Men's Select Team, visit USAHockey.com or follow@USAHockeyScores on Twitter ... The U.S. roster includes 12 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders ... Fifteen members of Team USA have National Hockey League experience, and 17 players skated for U.S. college hockey programs ... The 21 players on the U.S. roster represent nine states. Minnesota leads the way with six players, while Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania each have three, Illinois two and California, Connecticut, New Jersey and Wisconsin all have one player ... The Deutschland Cup has been held each year since 1987 and in 2013 will feature teams from Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States ... Team USA has participated in the Deutschland Cup on seven occasions (2002-05, 2007, 2009, 2011). The U.S. won the tournament in 2003 and 2004, garnered second-place finishes in 2007 and 2009 and finished third in 2005 ... Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is the general manager of the team. Jack Parker (Somerville, Mass.), long-time head coach of the Boston University men's ice hockey team, will serve as head coach. Ben Smith (Gloucester, Mass.), who led the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team to three Olympic medals, including the gold medal at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, will serve as associate coach. Mike Bavis (Boston, Mass.), former associate head coach of the Boston University men's ice hockey team, will serve as assistant coach ... The support staff for the 2013 U.S. Men's Select Team includes athletic trainer Stan Wong (Boca Raton, Fla.), equipment manager Scott Aldrich (Colorado Springs, Colo.), team physician Darin Leetun (Grand Forks, N.D.), massage therapist Peewee Willmann (Hanover, Germany) and team leader Bob Webster (Littleton, Colo.).
Team USA 2013 Deutschland Cup Schedule
November 8-10, 2013 - Munich, Germany
DateOpponentTime (Local/ET)
Fri., Nov. 8Slovakia4:30 p.m./10:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 9Switzerland7:45 p.m./1:45 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 10Germany4:45 p.m./10:45 a.m.

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ON DVD THIS WEEK - Released October 22

- The Conjuring
- The Internship
- The Way, Way Back
- Before Midnight
- Only God Forgives
- Call the Midwife: Seasons One and Two


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CFL.ca Power Rankings: Loss lowers Leos.

Top 10 Plays of Week 17.

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

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A drunk driver was arrested in New Jersey after workers at Burger King reported him asleep at the order screen for two hours. [What does it say for your business when people know that they can catch a two-hour nap in your drive-thru lane without blocking traffic?]

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Regina, SK. -The Saskatchewan Roughriders want to be playing at Mosaic Stadium for the 101st Grey Cup on Nov. 24. They knew that to have a good chance at doing so, they would have to host at least one playoff game and set that as a goal for the 2013 season.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 11-5 Riders is a road game on Saturday, October 26th against the 13-3 Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 7:00pm EDT.

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Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump on this date in 1797. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet.

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Tampa, FL. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers believe running back Doug Martin suffered a torn labrum Sunday that could end his season, a league source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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A travel company has begun offering vacations for stuffed toys that will cost owners between $20 and $55. At first it may seem ridiculous that people are willing to pay money to send an inanimate object on holiday, but after hearing Unagi Travel's explanation for the tours, there does seem to be some method behind the madness. The owners of the stuffed animals say they live vicariously through them and when they see the cuddly toys jetting off to luxurious places they feel as if they're also traveling.

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Berkeley, CA. -- Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the Oregon State football team's 49-17 over Cal in Berkeley on Saturday, Oct. 19.

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Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas on this date in 1836.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Rays outfielder Wil Myers has been named the American League Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News. Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer finished third in the vote.

Read the rest here.


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Thomas Edison conducted his first successful experiment with a high-resistance carbon filament on this date in 1879.

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Let's eat!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as working from home, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1977 - 
The album "Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3" hit #64 in the U.S.

1977 - Ronnie McDowell's single "The King Is Gone" hit #13 in the U.S. The song was one of the most successful tribute records.

1977 - Ronnie McDowell performed "The King Is Gone" on "American Bandstand." The song was a tribute to Elvis Presley.



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Trains on some Time Square subway lines bypassed a station for about an hour Monday. What looked liked a hand grenade on the tracks turned out to be a Chinese lantern.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
Paul McCartney issued a statement announcing that he was not dead.


1984 - Paul McCartney released the album "Give My Regards to Broad Street."

2002 - Yoko Ono's "Yang Yang [Maxi Single]" was released.


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What's an extra inch in height worth? A study found it could mean up to $800 a year in extra income. Researchers found that tall people tend to earn more money and win more respect at work. They found a height advantage even in jobs where being tall isn't a qualification -- in other words, they didn't just look at pro basketball players. Some good news for the non-tall: the researchers also said being short doesn't appear to be a prohibitive disadvantage. Hard work, motivation and intelligence help bridge the gap.

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Today in Sports History:

1939The first televised pro football game was telecast from New York. Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 23-14.

1950 - The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record by defeating the Baltimore Colts 70-27. It was a record score for a regular season game.

2000 - Corey Dillon (Cincinnati Bengals) ran for 278 yards against the Denver Broncos.

2011 - Albert Pujols (St. Louis Cardinals) became the third player to hit three home runs in a World Series game.

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Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on this date in 1968. The spacecraft had orbited the Earth 163 times.

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Coming Up:



Tonight --


Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 7:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Stanford Cardinal 7:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Relief Shot 500 Powered By Kroger at Martinsville Speedway 1:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatche Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 8:05pm EDT

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

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