Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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


Today is November 11th, the 314th day of 2014. There are 51 days left in the year.


Peter Forsberg forged golden legacy in Sweden.

Around the League notebook for Monday, Nov. 10.

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


Today's Birthdays: Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games, The Devil Wears Prada) is 54. Demi Moore is 52. Calista Flockhart is 50. Leonardo DiCaprio is 40.


Chicago, IL. -- While the Tampa Bay Lightning are looking to improve on one of the franchise's top winning streaks, the Chicago Blackhawks are just trying to win consecutive games.

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Want to guess how much money Paris Hilton has made selling perfume? The company that handles her perfume brand -- and there are over 15 different Paris Hilton fragrances now -- says they've sold $2 billion worth over past decade


Minnesota Stays No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Men's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #7

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1.University of Minnesota, 506 (30)17-1-07
2.University of North Dakota, 475 (3)27-1-17
3.Boston University, 42455-1-16
4.UMass Lowell, 36976-1-25
5.Michigan Tech University, 360 (1)98-0-02
6.Colgate University, 31247-3-06
7.Miami University, 271117-3-07
8.Boston College, 26534-4-07
9.Minnesota State University, 212n/a7-3-07
10.University of Vermont, 209156-1-13
11.University of Denver, 147125-3-05
12.Union College, 12385-4-17
13.University of Nebraska Omaha, 96n/a6-1-11
14.St. Cloud State University, 8363-5-07
15.University of Minnesota Duluth, 79n/a6-4-01
Others Receiving Votes: Providence College, 48; Quinnipiac University, 24; Robert Morris University, 20; Harvard University, 15; Northern Michigan University, 15; Bowling Green State University, 6; Ferris State University, 6; Merrimack College, 6; University of Notre Dame, 6; St. Lawrence University, 2; University of Connecticut, 1.
Notes: A total of 26 schools received votes in this week's poll ... The National Collegiate Hockey Conference has six ranked in this week's poll. The Hockey East Association has four, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and ECAC Hockey each have two and the Big Ten Conference has one ... This is Minnesota's seventh week at number one. The University of Minnesota Duluth and the University of Nebraska Omaha both broke into the top 15 for the first time this season ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
About the Poll: The 20th 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.


The telescope was patented by Alvan Clark on this date in 1851.


Regina, SK. -- And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for.

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The West Semifinal takes place on Sunday, November 16th, as the 12-6 Edmonton Eskimos host the 10-8 Saskatchewan Roughriders. Game time at Commonwealth Stadium is set for 4:30pm EST. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, or 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN2.


NEW ON DVD - Released November 11

Jersey Boys
Let's Be Cops
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Batman The Complete TV Series Limited Edition Blu-ray
Deadliest Catch: Season 9
Highway to Heaven - The Complete Series
Starsky & Hutch The Complete Series
True Blood: Season 7
WINGS - The Complete Series



#KegSize Plays of The Week - wk. 20.

REDBLACKS already focusing on improvement for 2015.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.


COMING UP - Veteran’s Day: November 11. Great American Smokeout: November 20. Thanksgiving: November 27.


Tampa, FL. -- The Buccaneers have not made special teams a winning advantage for them in 2014, as Head Coach Lovie Smith believed they would, but that can still change...And other reactions to Sunday's game.

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Washington became the 42nd state of the United States on this date in 1889.


Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the City of Corvallis will roll out an adjusted traffic management plan for the Nov. 15 Beavers vs. Arizona State football game. The planning was initiated by the OSU Department of Athletics to improve traffic flow immediately after each home Beaver football game.

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American Airline flight attendants have rejected their latest union contract. [They say that they won’t be happy until they’re allowed to arm themselves when working celebrity flights.]


It's too early to go to school Daddy. Can we wait 'til noon please?


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son to school on a day that should be a holiday, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1960 - 
Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "Wild In The Country." 

1964 - The Elvis Presley film "Roustabout" opened in the U.S. 

1970 - The documentary "Elvis - That's The Way It Is" opened in the U.S. The film covered Elvis' Las Vegas shows during the summer of 1970. 

1995 - The Elvis Presley single "The Twelfth Of Never" hit #21 in the U.K. 

2003 - The Elvis Presley two-CD compilation "Louisiana Hayride/Interviews With Elvis" was released. 

2003 - The DVD "Elvis - The Man the Music the Legend" was released.


The CEO of Starbucks criticized the way America treats its veterans, saying that Veterans Day “has been turned into a weekend sale,” and more needs to be done to understand the military experience. Howard Schultz, speaking at an event for veterans, said, “That’s not respectful for me.”


Today in Beatles History:

1970 - 
 Lee Starkey was born. She was the third child of Ringo and Maureen Starkey. 

1970 - Two albums called "Plastic Ono Band" were released. One was by John Lennon. The other was recorded by Yoko Ono. 

2003 - Ringo Starr's "Ringo Rama Deluxe" was released. The two-CD release included a bonus DVD. 

2013 - On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2 was released.


For more than half of Americans, Black Friday is just another day. Last year, 56 percent of Americans stayed home on the big shopping day and over the weekend as well. Why? Mostly because of the maddening crowds. But a third of respondents also felt that the deals being offered were overblown.


Today in Sports History:

1868 - 
The first indoor amateur track and field meet was held by the New York Athletic Club. 

1944 - The New York Rangers set an NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4). 

1946 - The New York Knickerbockers (later the Knicks) played their first game at Madison Square Garden. New York lost the game 78-68 to Chicago. 

1963 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) tied Rocket Richard's record of 544 career goals. 

1981 - Fernando Valenzuela (L.A. Dodgers) became the first pitcher to win Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young award in the same season. 

1981 - The Minnesota North Stars scored 8 goals in the second period against the Winnipeg Jets. The North Stars won the game 15-2. 

1984 - The Houston Oilers ended their streak of 23 consecutive road losses when they beat Kansas City 17-16. 

1990 - Derrick Thomas (Kansas City Chiefs) set an NFL record when he had 7 sacks in a game against the Seahawks. 

1997 - Roger Clemens (Toronto Blue Jays) became the third major league player to win the Cy Young Award four times. 

2002 - Barry Bonds became the first major league baseball player to win the leagues Most Valuable Player title five times. 

2002 - The NHL suspended Krzysztof Oliwa (New York Rangers) for five games for a cross-check against Grant Marshall (Columbus Bluejackets) on November 9. Coach Bryan Trottier (New York Rangers) was suspended for two games for sending several enforcers on the ice for the final 2.5 seconds of the same game. 

2004 - Shaquille O'Neal (Miami Heat) hit 22,000 career points.


Police reunited a lost dog with its owner in China after it wandered into a local police station. When the station's public doors were opened at 4am the dog simply wandered in as if it knew the police would help. Police posted the dog's photo on social media and the owner soon contacted them.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks 8:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway 4:30pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Roswell Bulldogs 5:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona State Sun Devils 10:45pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Roswell Bulldogs 11:15am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway 3:00pm EST


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

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