Tuesday, November 26, 2013

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is November 26th, the 330th day of 2013. There are 35 days left in the year.

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NHL, Rogers announce landmark 12-year deal.


Stamkos shows progress but won't rush rehabilitation.


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

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The first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, MA on this date in 1716.

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Tampa, FL. -- After seeing Steven Stamkos walk for the first time with no crutches or walking boot to his press conference earlier in the day, he pulled off another stunt later on. During Martin St. Louis’ pre-game ceremony, Stamkos walked out to present St. Louis with a scrapbook of his career on behalf of the team and to congratulate him on his 1,000th career game.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1731, English poet William Cowper was born. He is best known for "The Poplar Trees" and "The Task."

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Fourth Annual USA Hockey Sled Classic,
Presented by the NHL, 
Draws Record Number of Teams
Buffalo Sabres Win 'A' Division, Washington Capitals
Capture 'B' Division and Nashville Predators Secure 'C' Division
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The fourth annual USA Hockey Sled Classic, presented by the National Hockey League and hosted by the Pittsburgh Penguins, took place last weekend at CONSOL Energy Center, Robert Morris University Island Sports Center and Blade Runners Ice Complex in Pittsburgh, Pa. The field included a record 16 teams, each affiliated with an NHL club.

The event is part of the third annual Come Play Hockey Month, a joint effort of USA Hockey and the NHL.

Sunday's (Nov. 24) three championship games were held at CONSOL Energy Center, home of the Penguins. In the 'A' Division, the Buffalo Sabres edged the Dallas Stars, 3-2, in a shootout. The Washington Capitals blanked the New York Rangers, 3-0, to capture the 'B' Division. Finally, the Nashville Predators took home the 'C' Division crown by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1.

Additional NHL clubs that sponsored teams included the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Each sled hockey team represented its affiliated NHL club by wearing official NHL licensed jerseys with local club marks and logos.

For full tournament results, statistics and photos, click here. Video highlights of the event are available here.

NOTES: The Colorado Avalanche hosted the inaugural USA Hockey Sled Classic in 2010. The Colorado Avalanche Sled Hockey Team won the four-team tournament … In 2011, the Philadelphia Flyers held the event in Vorhees, N.J., where the Buffalo Sabres sled hockey team took first place among nine teams … In 2012, the Buffalo Sabres put on the tournaments in Williamsville, N.Y., with the Dallas Stars winning the 'A' Division and the Washington Capitals capturing the 'B' Division ... Participating teams in the tournament must have an official affiliation with an NHL member club … For more information on the sport of sled hockey and to view a list of sled hockey teams in the U.S., click here.
University of Minnesota Maintains 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 - #8

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2013-14
Record
Weeks in
Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 492 (21)
1
9-2-1
9
2St. Cloud State University, 478 (12)
2
9-1-2
9
3University of Michigan, 420
5
8-2-1
9
4Providence College, 412 (1)
3
10-2-1
9
5Quinnipiac University, 383
4
12-2-1
9
6Boston College, 306
7
8-3-2
9
7Ferris State University, 297
13
10-2-1
3
8UMass Lowell, 256
11
10-4-0
8
9Yale University, 224
9
5-2-2
9
10University of Notre Dame, 188
6
8-5-1
9
11Clarkson University, 185
10
10-3-1
4
12Miami University, 109
8
7-6-1
9
13University of Wisconsin, 103
12
4-3-1
8
14Cornell University, 74
RV
6-3-1
3
15University of Nebraska-Omaha, 40
NR
8-6-0
1
Others receiving votes: Union College, 30; University of New Hampshire, 28; Lake Superior State University, 18; Rensselaer, 15; University of Minnesota Duluth, 10; Ohio State University, 7; University of North Dakota, 4; Air Force Academy, 2; University of Denver, 1.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota is the retains the No. 1 ranking for the sixth week in a row ... The Golden Gophers, who started the year at No. 5, have an 9-2-1 record ... ECAC Hockey and the Hockey East Association lead all conferences with four ranked teams, while the Big Ten and National Collegiate Hockey Conference each have three squads ranked and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association boasts one ranked program ... A total of 24 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.

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U.S. President Washington set aside this day to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States on this date in 1789.

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Morris: Foley does this one for his teammates.

Fantuz: ‘I am happy for those guys’.

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

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The first college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, NY on this date in 1825.

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Regina, SK. -In the end, the 101st Grey Cup didn’t have a lot of drama. The Saskatchewan Roughriders were fundamentally better in all aspects of Sunday’s 2013 championship, and Grey Cup number four is as sweet as it gets. Despite the way they won, it doesn’t take away from the story that is the 2013 version of one of the iconic franchises of this league.

Read the rest here.

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Public streetcar service began in New York City on this date in 1832.

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Tampa, FL. — Monday Notes: WR Tiquan Underwood never lost his faith or his positive attitude during years of off-again, on-again NFL work, and Sunday he enjoyed his best day as a pro…And other notes.

Read the rest here.

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J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car on this date in 1867.

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Tallahassee, FL. -- Brandin Cooks, a junior from Oregon State, has been announced as one of three finalists for the 2013 Biletnikoff Award given annually to the nation’s outstanding college receiver.

Read the rest here.

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In Egypt, Howard Carter peered into the tomb of King Tutankhamen on this date in 1922.

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Spider Jimmy at the grocery store.

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

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - 
Elvis Presley sent his parents a telegram from Texas. The note read "HI BABIES, HERES THE MONEY TO PAY THE BILLS. DON'T TELL NO ONE HOW MUCH I SENT I WILL SEND MORE NEXT WEEK. THERE IS A CARD IN THE MAIL. LOVE ELVIS."

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "Are You Lonesome Tonight" hit #1 in the U.S.

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On this date in 1941, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1939 Roosevelt had signed a bill that changed the celebration of Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me."

2002 - Paul McCartney's album "Back in the U.S. Live 2002" was released.

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On this date in 1942, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing to begin December 1.

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Today in Sports History:

1917 - The National Hockey League (NHL) was founded. The teams included were the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Arenas, and Quebec Bulldogs. Frank Calder was elected as the first NHL president. He served from 1917 to 1943.

1958 - Maurice Richard (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 600th NHL career goal.

1982 - Howard Cossell called his last boxing match.

1984 - Guy Lafleur (Montreal Canadiens) announced he would retire after 14 years in the NHL.

1998 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) became only the second running back in NFL history to run for more than 15,000 career yards.

1998 - Hulk Hogan announced that he was retiring from pro wrestling and would run for president in 2000.

2003 - Scott Stevens (New Jersey Devils) played in his 1,616th NHL game, breaking Larry Murphy's record for defensemen. Only three players had played more games than Stevens.
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The motion picture "Casablanca" had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York City on this date in 1942.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 4:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Oregon Ducks 7:00pm EDT

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 8:05pm EDT

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

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