Saturday, March 30, 2013

It's Saturday











It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 30th, the 89th day of 2013. There are 276 days left in the year.

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College defenseman DeKeyser signs with Red Wings.

8 Debate: Lundqvist tops Rinne among best goalies.

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

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Florida became a U.S. territory on this date in 1822.

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Tampa, FL. -- Welcome to the National Hockey League Jon Cooper.

Making his NHL head coaching debut on Friday night, Cooper pushed all the right buttons in watching his Tampa Bay Lightning climb back from a pair of two-goal deficits to defeat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 in a shootout at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Read the rest here.

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Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his patient was anesthetized by ether on this date in 1842.

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Fresno, CA.— The Wenatchee Wild won the North American Hockey League West Division title Friday with a 5-4 overtime win over the Fresno Monsters at Selland Arena.

The win, coupled with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs’ 4-3 loss to the Kenai River Brown Bears, secured the division title for the Wild.

“It was the first goal the kids set out for, to win the division,” Wenatchee head coach Bliss Littler said.

Read the rest here.

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Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil on this date in 1858.

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Chamblin eager to see what mini-camp presents.

Stock Assessment: Forde's look at the offence.

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

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The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars on this date in 1867.

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Tampa, FL. — The Bucs will begin their 2013 offseason workout program on Tax Day, with 10 OTA days to follow, beginning in May, and a final three-day mandatory mini-camp in the middle of June.

Read the rest here.

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Texas was readmitted to the Union on this date in 1870.

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Jimmy with his Super Hero car.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to an Easter egg hunt, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - In Hawaii, a resolution was passed "expressing gratitude and appreciation to Elvis Presley and Col. Tom Parker" for helping to raise funds for the USS Arizona.

1967 - Elvis Presley's "Guitar Man" hit #19 in the U.K.

2004 - The album "Maximum Elvis" was released. It contained the songs "The King Of Western Bop", "A White Man Who Could Sing The Blues", "Let's Get Real, Real Gone For A Change", "The Snowman", "This Unspeakably Untallnted, Vulgar Young Entertainer", "At The Movies", "A Nice Lad When You Get To Know Him", "The Hippie Element", "Death" and "Resurrection?"
 
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The Queensboro bridge in New York opened linking Manhattan and Queens on this date in 1909. It was the first double decker bridge.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The cover of the Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was staged and photographed.

1996 - The Beatles' "Anthology 2" hit #1 on the U.S. album chart.

2007 - A man was arrested after trying to force his way into Paul McCartney's mansion in Sussex.

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The invention of the phototransistor was announced on this date in 1950.

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Today in Sports History:

1925 - The Victoria Cougars of the WCHL became the last non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup.

1946 - Maurice "The Rocket" Richard scored his first of three overtime goals in the Stanley Cup Finals.

1980 - George Gervin (San Antonio) became the fifth NBA player to win at least three consecutive scoring titles.

1993 - The Ottawa Senators lost their 37th consecutive road game to tie the NHL record that had been set in 1975.

1997 - Golfer John Daly checked into the Betty Ford Clinic after a drinking binge a few days earlier.

2002 - The Dallas Stars lost 3-1 to the Edmonton Oilers. The game ended the Stars' streak of 50 straight wins when leading after 2 periods.

2004 - NFL owners approved a modified version of the instant replay system for five years. They added a third coaches' challenge if the first two were successful.

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"Jeopardy" debuted on NBC-TV on this date in 1964.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fresno Monsters 10:35pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

Friday, March 29, 2013

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 29th, the 88th day of 2013. There are 277 days left in the year.

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End of an era, as Iginla's tenure with Flames closes.

NHL.com predicts Pittsburgh Penguins lineup.

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

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Today's Birthday's: Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter films, 28 Days Later) is 58; Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy) is 52; model Elle Macpherson is 50; Lucy Lawless is (Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica) is 45.

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Tampa, FL. -- If Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman was attempting to spark his underachieving club with a bold coaching change, the plan has gotten off to a solid start.

Read the rest here.

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Today (Friday) at sundown the National Day of Unplugging begins. Don't use computers, cell phones, tablets or TVs for 24 hours beginning at sundown today. Embrace the ancient beauty of a day of rest. Re-connect with your family and friends face-to-face.

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Wenatchee, WA.— The Wenatchee Wild look to strengthen their grip on first place in the NAHL's West Division, as they play a two-game set at the Fresno Monsters on the league's final weekend of the regular season.

Game time tonight from Fresno's Selland Arena is 10:35pm EDT. You can hear the game at KPQ.com and see it at Fasthockey.com.

The two teams will also play tomorrow night, also at 10:35pm EDT.

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Ashley Judd announced that she will NOT be running for the U.S. Senate. [She was going to but she was replaced by Jimmy Fallon.]

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2013 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships Continue April 3
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2013 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships continue next Wednesday (April 3) with Youth Tier I & II and Girls Tier I & II tournaments. A week from today (April 4), tournaments begin for Women's A, B and C divisions, Junior Tier III and Adult 30 & Over, 40 & Over and 65 & Over divisions.
USA Hockey, in partnership with FASTHockey, is providing live streaming coverage of the Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships. Games are being offered on a pay-per-view basis. FASTHockey uses a unique game-credit system for viewing games, offering discounts to customers who watch multiple games. Users who want to watch one or more games must first sign up for a free account at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com. Users can then buy game credits - a single game ranges from $7.99 (when one game credit is purchased) to $5.99 (when 50 game credits are purchased). Game credits never expire and can be used to watch live games or access on-demand content. In addition, games will be available for purchase on DVD at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.
2013 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships Schedule
Date
Classification
Site
March 20-24High School (varsity)Coral Springs, Fla.
March 21-24
Sled (Tier I)
West Chester, Pa.
April 3-7
Youth Tier I (all divisions)
Pittsburgh, Pa.
April 3-7Youth Tier II 14 & UnderCharlotte, N.C.
April 3-7Youth Tier II 16 & UnderTroy, Mich.
April 3-7Youth Tier II 18 & UnderHartford, Conn.
April 3-7Girls Tier I & II (all divisions)San Jose, Calif.
April 4-7Women's (A, B & C)Oakland, Calif.
2013 USA Hockey Junior and Adult National Championships Schedule
Date
Classification
Site
April 4-8Junior Tier III Rochester, Minn.
April 4-7*Adult 30 & Over, 40 & Over, 65 & OverTampa, Fla.
April 18-21*Adult 50 & Over, 60 & OverTampa & Ellenton, Fla.
April 25-28*Women Recreational 30 & Over, 40 & Over, 50 & OverTampa & Ellenton, Fla.
May TBDJunior Tier I (USHL)TBD
May 10-13Junior Tier II (NAHL)TBD
* Live-streaming not available
USAHockey.com will provide live scoring, stats and standings from each of the Toyota-USA Hockey National Championship sites. Fans can follow all of the action from each tournament on Twitter, at both @USAHockey and @USAHNationals.

The Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships for high school varsity and sled were completed on March 24. Santa Margarita (Calif.) won the high school national championship in Coral Springs, Fla., while the St. Louis Blues were victorious at the sled national championship in West Chester, Pa.
NOTES: In all, 41 champions will be crowned at the youth, girls, sled, high school, junior, adult and women levels in 11 cities across the United States ... A complete list of USA Hockey national champions from past seasons can be found here ... Michigan holds the distinction as home of the most USA distinction as home of the most USA Hockey national champions, boasting 115 programs that have captured a title. Massachusetts is second with 77 champions and Illinois has 29 champions.
Social Media the Place to be for 2013 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- During the 2013 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships, coaches, parents, players and fans will have a chance to be featured in USA Hockey Magazine by sharing their experience through various social media.
Attendees are encouraged to tweet @USAHockey and @USAHMagazine and direct Instagram photos to @USAHMagazine using the hashtag #USAHNats2013 depicting their favorite moments of the 2013 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships. Tweets and photos will be featured on usahockey.com and nationals.usahockey.com, and some lucky fans will have their tweets and/or photos selected to appear in the June issue of USA Hockey Magazine.
Tickets On Sale Tuesday For 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Tickets to the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will go on sale Tuesday (April 2) it was announced today by USA Hockey. The second annual contest, which will feature 40 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft, will be staged Thurs., Sept. 26, at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., home of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
Tickets start at just $10 and can purchased online at AllAmericanProspectsGame.com or at the CONSOL Energy Center box office. USA Hockey members receive an exclusive discounted price as do groups of 10 or more.
NOTES: Players for the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will be chosen by USA Hockey, in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting, with the final rosters expected to be announced in August ... 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 inaugural 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.
USA Hockey's Danton Cole to be Honored by Alma Mater, Michigan State
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Danton Cole, who is in his third season as a head coach at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, will receive the 2013 Distinguished Spartan Award at the Michigan State University men's ice hockey team banquet on April 17. Cole was a four-year letter winner at MSU (1985-89) and went on to help the New Jersey Devils win its first Stanley Cup in 1995.

Cole is currently the head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team and led the squad to a first-place finish at the 2012 Four Nations Tournament in Monthey, Switzerland.
In 2011-12, Cole guided the U.S. to the gold medal at the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's Under-18 World Championship in the Czech Republic. The team went undefeated in the tournament (6-0-0-0) and gave up just four goals in the event.

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Today (Friday) at sundown the National Day of Unplugging begins. Don't use computers, cell phones, tablets or TVs for 24 hours beginning at sundown today. Embrace the ancient beauty of a day of rest. Re-connect with your family and friends face-to-face.

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Roughriders hand GM Taman two-year extension.

Stock Assessment: Forde's look at the defence.

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

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J&D's Foods became famous with Bacon Salt. Now it's offering bacon condoms. It's pretty much what it says on the box: a strip of bacon printed on a strip of three condoms which have a bacon-like design on them, pre-treated with Bacon Lube.

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Tampa, FL. — As football fans gradually transition from following March's flood of free agency to gearing up for April's draft excitement, supporters of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are forced to believe that much work remains for a rebuilding team that finished 7-9 in 2012. While last year delivered a definite touchdown through the flashy additions of Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks, and Eric Wright, general manager Mark Dominik's handling of free agency resembles a punt in 2013.

Read the rest here.

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Nicholas Brian Critchlow of St. Augustine, Florida, allegedly entered a convenience store and told the clerk he wanted to go to the pokey and was going to steal something. After swiping two drinks worth $5.39, Critchlow fled the scene. When deputies caught up with him he told them he wanted to go to jail due to the cold weather.

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Silly little boy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to the doctor, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - Elvis Presley's "Don't" hit #2 in the U.K.

1972 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Always On My Mind."

1976 - In Memphis, Bruce Springsteen jumped a fence at Graceland in an attempt to see his idol, Elvis Presley.

2004 - The Vermont Teddy Bear Company released a limited edition Elvis Bear 2. The bears were to be offered from March 29-April 24, 2004, at more than 750 Kroger stores free of charge with a minimum purchase.
 
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TV TONIGHT: NCAA TOURNAMENT - Sweet 16 coverage of the NCAA Tournament continues tonight on CBS and TBS.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that Yoko was pregnant.

1986 - It became legal in Russia to buy a Beatles album.

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IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13); The Host (PG-13): Temptation: Confession's of a Marriage Counselor (PG)

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Today in Sports History:

1929 - The first NHL Stanley Cup Final between two U.S.-based teams took place. The Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers to get their first Stanley Cup title.

1970 - Tony Esposito (Chicago Black Hawks) recorded his 15th shutout. It was an NHL record for rookie goalies and the most shut outs in the modern era.

1973 - Bobby Clarke (Philadelphia Flyers) became the first NHL player from a post-'67 expansion team to score 100 points in a season.

1987 - Hulk Hogan took 11 minutes, 43 seconds to pin Andre the Giant in front of 93,136 at Wrestlemania III fans at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI.

1998 - Tennessee won the woman's college basketball championship over Louisiana. Tennessee had set a NCAA record with regular season record of 39-0.

1999 - Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) scored his 1,072nd professional goal (WHA and NHL combined) passing Gordie Howe who had scored 1,071.

2004 - Steve Moore (Colorado Avalanche) spoke to the media for the first time since Todd Bertuzzi (Vancouver Canucks) sucker-punched him during a game on March 9.

2004 - The NHL approved the sale of the Atlanta Thrashers from Time Warner.

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On this date in 1848, Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fresno Monsters 10:35pm EDT

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fresno Monsters 10:35pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

Thursday, March 28, 2013

It's Thursday











It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 28th, the 87th day of 2013. There are 278 days left in the year.

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Flames trade Iginla to Penguins.

Chiarelli: Bruins won't deal Malcolm Subban.

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

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Today's Birthday's: Dianne Wiest (Law & Order, Hannah and Her Sisters, Footloose) is 65; Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers, Swingers) is 43; TV personality Kate Gosselin is 38; Lady Gaga is 27.

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Tampa, FL. -- Funny the way the same phrase kept coming up to describe the relationship new Lightning coach Jon Cooper had with his players at AHL Norfolk and Syracuse.

First it was Tampa Bay defenseman Keith Aulie, who played last season for Calder Cup champion Norfolk, saying, "We'd run through the wall for him."

Read the rest here.

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Thinking of blowing off that dinner reservation? Think again, because the restaurant just might shame you on Twitter. Red Medicine restaurant in Los Angeles is doing it. It's using its Twitter account to call out people who make reservations but don't have the courtesy to show up or call to cancel.

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Wenatchee, WA.— Things were a little different for the Wild this week leading up to their 18-hour bus ride to Fresno, Calif.

Read the rest here.

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Kim Kardashian is starting to think about baby names. [Because so far the only name Kanye has contributed is Kanye.]

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NTDP Announces First Seven Commitments for 2013-14 Season

Five Forwards and Two Defensemen Named to U.S. National Under-17 Team

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Forwards Christian Fischer (Wayne, Ill.), Jordan Greenway (Potsdam, N.Y.), Luke Kirwan (DeWitt, N.Y.), Matthew Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo.) and Brendan Warren (Carleton, Mich.), along with defensemen Nicholas Boka (Plymouth, Mich.) and Zach Werenski (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) will join USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program for the 2013-14 season it was announced today. The players, all from the 1997 birth year, will compete as members of the U.S. National Under-17 Team.

Fischer averaged just over a point per game for the Chicago Mission Midget Minor program in 2012-13. He recorded 26 points (12-14) in 25 contests and is verbally committed to play college hockey for the University of Notre Dame.

Greenway skated for Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Faribault, Minn. during the 2012-13 season and amassed 60 points (22-38) in 43 games played.

Kirwan totaled 16 points (11-5) in 34 regular-season games with the Islanders Hockey Club of the Eastern Junior Hockey League. He also tallied three goals and registered one assist in four playoff games.

Tkachuk skated with the St. Louis Blues Midget Minor program in 2012-13. He amassed 82 points (25-57) in 41 regular-season games. Tkachuk, who is verbally committed to play college hockey at the University of Notre Dame, also totaled 13 points (4-9) in five playoff games.

Warren recently completed the 2012-13 season for the Compuware Midget Minor (Mich.) program. He had 51 points (20-31) in 54 games played. He is verbally committed to play college hockey at the University of Michigan.

Boka skated in 50 games for the Compuware Midget Minor (Mich.) program and totaled 30 points (12-18) in 2012-13. He is verbally committed to play college hockey at Michigan State University.

Werenski skated in 28 games for the Little Caesars Midget Major program in 2012-13. He scored seven goals and added 14 assists as part of the High Performance Hockey League.

NOTES: The 2013-14 U.S. National Under-17 Team will play in the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in the U.S. It will also compete in three international competitions, including the 2014 World Under-17 Challenge in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia ... Matthew Tkachuk is the son of U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and four-time Olympian (1992, 1998, 2002, 2006), Keith Tkachuk, who spent 19 seasons in the National Hockey League.

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Apparently, when putting together today's blog post, I messed up yesterdays and had to remove it altogether. Sorry everybody.

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CFL mourns the loss of Ron Lancaster Jr.

Barker, leaving no stone unturned heading into draft.

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

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If you want your kid to live into their triple digits, start having them early. A new study found that kids have a better shot at living past 100 if you have them before turning 25.

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Tampa, FL. — As he continues his account of a life-changing eight-day NFL-USO tour in the Middle East, the Bucs' Pro Bowl guard touches on living conditions for the troops and some brave soldiers he won't soon forget.

Read the rest here.

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Sometimes your child's love can hurt...badly. A 50-year old Kalamazoo, Michigan, woman was on the receiving end of a 5-year-old's hug that landed both her and the child in the hospital. The woman was standing by a second floor window at when a 5-year old ran straight at her for a hug. The weight and momentum of the child threw the lady off balance and out the window. Both were rushed to the hospital.

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BIG smile!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching TV with your son, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - Elvis Presley arrived at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training. He was stationed there for six months.

1964 - Elvis Presley's "It Hurts Me" hit #29 in the U.S.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley appeared on television's "Oprah."
 
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TV TONIGHT: NCAA TOURNAMENT - The NCAA Tournament continues tonight on CBS and TBS.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London unveiled its wax version of the Beatles.

1964 - The Beatles single "I Saw Her Standing There" was #1 in Australia. They also held the next five spots with other singles.

1966 - Ringo Starr and George Harrison attended a Roy Orbison concert in Walthamstow, England.

1970 - The Beatles single "Hey Jude" hit #2 in the U.S.

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On the heals of reports that Anderson Cooper has been approached about replacing Matt Lauer, NBC on Wednesday debunked the rumor the he's on his way out. A spokesman for NBC said, "Matt Lauer is the best in the business. We want him in the Today show anchor chair for many years to come."

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Today in Sports History:

1945 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard (Montreal Canadiens) became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season. Richard scored 50 goals in 50 games.

1963 - Sonny Werblin announced that the New York Titans of the American Football League was changing its name to the New York Jets. (NFL)

1990 - Jesse Owens received the Congressional Gold Medal from U.S. President George Bush.

1999 - In Cuba, the Orioles beat the Cuban National Team 3-2. It was the first time since the 1950's that a U.S. team had played in Cuba.

2002 - Former NFL player Dexter Manley was sentenced to two years in jail for evidence tampering. He had been convicted for attempting to swallow cocaine he was carrying and then failed to meet with his probation officer.

2002 - Greco Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner had the middle toe on his right foot amputated due to frostbite. He had been stranded overnight in Wyoming on February 14.

2002 - Eric Cairns (New York Islanders) was suspended by the NHL for two games. The previous night Cairns had punched Radek Bonk (Ottawa Senators).

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On this date in 1976, Genesis began its first North American tour since Peter Gabriel's departure. Phil Collins was the new lead singer.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fresno Monsters 10:35pm EDT

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fresno Monsters 10:35pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is March 26th, the 85th day of 2013. There are 280 days left in the year.

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Ovechkin answering critics with dominant stretch.

Super 16: Penguins claim top spot.

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

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Today's Birthday's: Leonard Nimoy is 82; Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) is 79; Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is 65; Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) is 53; Keira Knightley (Atonement, Pirate of the Caribbean movies) is 28.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning named Jon Cooper the franchise's eighth head coach Monday night.

Cooper, 45, was coaching Tampa Bay's affiliate in the American Hockey League, the Syracuse Crunch. Syracuse currently has the best record in the AHL at 39-18-3-5.

Read the rest here.

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ON DVD TODAY - Released March 26.
•Lincoln
•Killing Them Softly
•Star Wars Lego: The Empire Strikes Out
•The Collection
•Parental Guidance
•Veep: The Complete First Season
•Star Trek: Enterprise - Season 1

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Frisco, TX.— Wild forward Max McHugh was named the North American Hockey League West Division star of the week after his five-point performance against Fresno.

Read the rest here.

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A man aboard a JetBlue flight is charged with groping the woman seated beside him while she was asleep. [He stopped when she complained. Then he went back to the cockpit.]

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Quinnipiac and Minnesota Tie For No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #24
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
T-1Quinnipiac University, 473 (16)
1
27-7-5
16
T-1University of Minnesota, 473 (9)
2
26-8-5
25
3UMass-Lowell, 463 (9)
5
26-10-2
16
4University of Notre Dame, 399
9
25-12-3
25
5Miami University, 376
3
24-11-5
25
6Boston College, 354
4
22-11-4
25
7University of North Dakota, 286
6
21-12-7
25
T-8Minnesota State University, 202
8
24-13-3
12
T-8University of Wisconsin, 202
15
22-12-7
6
10University of New Hampshire, 201
11
19-11-7
22
11St. Cloud State University, 196
7
23-15-1
13
12University of Denver, 158
12
20-13-5
25
13Union College, 135
NR
21-12-5
14
14Niagara University, 71
14
23-9-5
7
15Yale University, 57
10
18-12-3
16
Others receiving votes: Boston University, 20; Western Michigan University, 12; University of Michigan, 1; Providence College, 1.
NOTES: Quinnipiac University takes the top spot in the poll for the seventh straight week, while Minnesota regains the No. 1 ranking for the first time since Week 17 on Feb. 4 ... Minnesota shared the preseason No. 1 with Boston College ... The NCAA tournament begins this weekend ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with six ranked programs this week. The Hockey East Association and ECAC Hockey each boast three ranked teams while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association has two ranked teams and Atlantic Hockey has one ranked program ... A total of 19 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 18th 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 five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Training in Buffalo This Week
Team USA to Defend Its 2012 World Championship in Two Weeks in Korea
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team is training this week (Tues., March 26-Sat., March 30) at Northtown Center at Amherst in Williamsville, N.Y. The camp is the final stage of preparation before Team USA defends its 2012 gold medal at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship April 12-20 in Goyang City, Korea.
The 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team has won 10 of its 12 international games this season en route to a pair of tournament championships. In December, Team USA captured the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Calgary, Alta. The U.S. avenged a preliminary round loss to Canada by beating the tournament host in the championship game. In January, the U.S. held the USA Hockey Sled Cup in Indian Trail, N.C., and won each of its four games, including a pair of victories against Korea. Most recently, the U.S. posted two wins in three games against Canada Feb. 14-16 in Rockland, Ont.

Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.), former men's ice hockey head coach at Colorado College and the University of Wisconsin, is the second-year head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. The assistant coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team is Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.), who is also in his second season. For the complete roster, click here.
Training Camp Practice ScheduleMarch 26-30 - Williamsville, N.Y. -
Northtown Center at Amherst

DateTime
Tues., March 265:30-6:45 p.m.
Wed., March 2710:30-11:45 a.m.
Wed., March 274:00-5:30 p.m.
Thurs., March 2810:30-11:45 a.m.
Thurs., March 284:00-5:30 p.m.
Fri., March 2910:30-11:45 a.m.
Fri., March 294:00-5:30 p.m.
Sat., March 3010:30-11:45 a.m.
Sat., March 304:00-5:30 p.m.
NOTES: Jeff Sauer was named head coach of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team on Feb. 14, 2013 ... The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team for the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, will be chosen this summer ... Media wishing to cover the U.S. National Sled Team should contact Matt Trevor (mattT@usahockey.org) of the USA Hockey communications staff ... Team USA has won the last three major international events, including the 2009 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic; the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, B.C.; and the 2012 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship in Hamar, Norway ... Eight members of the 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Games ... Dan Brennan is the general manager for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.
 
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Email, Facebook, Angry Birds and Instagram are all wonderful apps, but it's time someone turn our smartphones into life-savers. The technology's being developed in Switzerland. A small implant would monitor the compounds in your blood in real time. If the implant notices something's not right with your blood -- say a cholesterol, protein or sugar level that's off -- it would notify your smartphone. Your doctor would also receive a message from your phone about the troubled monitor reading.

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Return to Ridervile: Saskatchewan inks LB Williams.

Bombers release QB Elliott, Canadian safety Logan.

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

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Heard of the term 'showrooming'? That's what you're doing when you go to a store to check out an item before ordering it online. It's a problem for brick-and-mortar stores because, well, you're sucking up valuable employee time, handling the merchandise, then walking away without buying anything. Now a specialty food store in Brisbane, Australia, is putting its foot down and charging $5 to browse. You get the money back if you buy something.

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Tampa, FL. — Just back from an unforgettable eight-day NFL-USO tour of the Middle East, the Bucs' Pro Bowl guard and community leader describes the experience of bringing support and encouragement to troops overseas.

Read the rest here.

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A school in the United Kingdom has banned students from bringing triangle-shaped flapjacks to campus. After someone threw one of the flapjacks and injured a seven-year-old boy the school reviewed the "texture and shape" of the food and determined their triangular shape was potentially harmful.

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Flipper and I are awake now Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to the computer store, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1953 - Elvis Presley visited the Tennessee State Employment Security Office. The interviewer noted that Elvis was "rather flashily dressed 'playboy' type."

1956 - Elvis Presley was at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles to screen-test for producer Hal Wallis.

1960 - The TV special "Welcome Home Elvis" was recorded in Miami Beach, FL. The show was hosted by Frank Sinatra.

1962 - Elvis Presley reported to the studio to begin work on the "Girls! Girls! Girls!" soundtrack.
 
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The Louisiana Purchase was divided into the District of Louisiana and the Territory of Orleans on this date in 1804.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Pete Best (Beatles) appeared live on the TV show "I've Got a Secret."

1966 - The Beatles posed for the cover of "Yesterday...and Today."

1966 - The Beatles single "Nowhere Man" hit #3 in the U.S.

1966 - Peter & Gordon's single "Woman" hit #22 in the U.K. The song was written by Paul McCartney under the pseudonym Bernard Webb.

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Spinach growers in Crystal City, TX, erected a statue of Popeye on this date in 1937.

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Today in Sports History:

1931 - Boston Bruins coach Art Ross became the first NHL coach to pull his goalie for an extra attacker. The Bruins lost to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals.

1972 - The Los Angeles Lakers broke a National Basketball Association record by winning 69 of their 82 games.

1986 - Neal Broten (Minnesota North Stars) became the first U.S.-born player to score 100 points in a season.

1992 - In Indianapolis, heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was found guilty of rape. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison. He only served three.

1995 - An opera based on the life of tennis player Martina Navratilova premiered at New York's Carnegie Hall.

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The U.S. Air Force flag was approved on this date in 1951. The flag included the coat of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force seal on a blue background.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --


NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fresno Monsters 10:35pm EDT

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fresno Monsters 10:35pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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