Saturday, January 24, 2015

It's Saturday












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

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Today is January 24th, the 24th day of 2015. There are 341 days left in the year.

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Laughs, first-ever trade make for exciting All-Star draft.

Blues goalie Elliott ends vacation for All-Star shot.

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

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On this date in 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in northern California. The discovery led to the gold rush of '49.

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Columbus, OH. -- Forward Ryan Johansen of the All-Star host Columbus Blue Jackets was the first overall selection at the 2015 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft™ presented by DraftKings, conducted at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1899, Humphrey O’Sullivan patented the rubber heel.

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Marvin and McLaughlin-Bittle to Appear at NHL & NHLPA Future Goals Booth at NHL Fan Fair This Weekend in Columbus, Ohio
Two-Time Olympians Will Also Be Interviewed at SiriusXM Theater
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Two-time Olympians Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn.) and Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle (Sheffield Village, Ohio) will be interacting with fans at the NHL & NHLPA Future Goals booth this weekend at the NHL Fan Fair as part of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus, Ohio.
Marvin and McLaughlin-Bittle will be available at the NHL & NHLPA Future Goals booth on Saturday (Jan. 24) from 2-3:30 p.m. and Sunday (Jan. 25) from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Both players will also take part in a panel discussion at the SiriusXM Theater on Saturday from 5:15-5:45 p.m.
The NHL & NHLPA Future Goals booth and SiriusXM Theater are part of the NHL Fan Fair taking place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
To learn more about the NHL & NHLPA Future Goals Program, click here, and for more on the NHL Fan Fair, click here.

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On this date in 1908 in England, the first Boy Scout troop was organized by Robert Baden-Powell.

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Bombers release linebacker Wild.

A familiar Mace: Veteran DL extends with Stamps.

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

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On this date in 1922, Christian K. Nelson patented the Eskimo Pie.

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Tampa, FL. -- The NFL's rather eventful 2014 playoff run has once again prompted us to take a look back into Buccaneer history, this time in search of controversial on-field moments.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1924, the Russian city of St. Petersburg was renamed Leningrad. The name has since been changed back to St. Petersburg.

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Tucson, AZ. -- Three players scored in double-figures and 10 players got on the scoresheet for the No. 8/9 Oregon State women’s basketball team, as the Beavers defeated Arizona 73-55 Friday evening in Tucson.

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On this date in 1942, "Abie’s Irish Rose" was first heard on NBC radio.

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Yay for the Lightning Guys!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as waiting one more day for my 60th birthday, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - 
Elvis Presley recorded "Teddy Bear" and "One Night." 

2006 - The Elvis Presley box set "Elvis #1 Singles" was released in the U.S. The set included all of Elvis' 21 #1 U.S. hits on 20 singles with original B sides. Each single included the original 45 rpm single artwork. 

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On this date in 1952, Vincent Massey was the first Canadian to be appointed governor-general of Canada.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
Brian Epstein signed with the Beatles as their manager and began to direct their image away from leather jackets. He led them toward a smarter stage presentation, with matching suits and bows to the audience. 

1970 - It was announced that John Lennon and Yoko Ono had shaven their heads to commemorate the start of Year One for Peace. 

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On this date in 1965, Winston Churchill died at the age of 90.

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Today in Sports History:

1930 - 
Primo Carnera made his American boxing debut by knocking out Big Boy Patterson in one minute, ten seconds of the opening round. 

1947 - NFL owners voted to allow a sudden-death overtime in playoff games. The rule wasn't used until 1958. 

1955 - The rules committee of major league baseball announced a plan to strictly enforce the rule that required a pitcher to release the ball within 20 seconds after taking his position on the mound. 

1964 - CBS-TV acquired the rights to televise the National Football League’s 1964-1965 regular season. The move cost CBS $14.1 million a year. The NFL stayed on CBS for 30 years. 

1981 - Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) tied Rocket Richard's record of 50 goals in first 50 games of the season. 

1982 - The San Francisco 49ers won their first Super Bowl. Joe Montana won the first of his three MVP awards. 

1987 - Walter Payton and Joe Montana were guests on "Saturday Night Live." 

1990 - Clarence "Big House" Gaines collected the 800th victory of his college coaching career when Winston-Salem State University beat Livinstone, 79-70. 

1995 - The prosecution gave its opening statement at the O.J. Simpson murder trial. 

2006 - Mario Lemieux retired from playing in the NHL for the last time. He had previously retired and came back from cancer, a heart problem, agonizing back pain, a rare bone infection, a self-imposed one-season layoff and, five years earlier, from the boredom of retirement.

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On this date in 1985, Penny Harrington became the first woman police chief of a major city. She assumed the duties as head of the Portland, Oregon, force of 940 officers and staff.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 3:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- All-Star Game at Columbus, Ohio 5:00pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:00pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 5:00pm 
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NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets 7:00pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 8:00am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 11:00am EST

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

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