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Wed, 30 Jan 2008 13:26:33 GMT
Post on Talk-Sports

The Washington Post had a small blog entry discusing last week.

Sun, 27 Jan 2008 23:40:42 GMT
Eastern All-Stars
Sun, 27 Jan 2008 17:38:20 GMT
All-Star Game
Don't forget, today is the all-star game.

Sun, 27 Jan 2008 00:55:36 GMT
All-Star Joke

Wow, I'm watching the NHL all-star skills competition. Complete joke.

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 03:40:37 GMT
Brampton Battalion

Sunday, my son's hockey team was invited to the Brampton Battalion hockey game against the Soo Greyhounds. We sat behind the visiting teams net. After the game, we played a father and son's hockey game on the Battalion ice.


Wed, 23 Jan 2008 15:15:59 GMT
Leaf Team Photo


Wed, 23 Jan 2008 00:27:13 GMT
Gold-Silver-Bronze Members

In the next couple weeks, we are introducing Gold, Silver and Bronze memberships for the talk-sports website. We're introducing these new membership plans in an attempt to cut down on the inappropriate comments. People who don't have a special membership will be limited to how many times they can post. People who have special membership can post more often and may also delete comments from other users to help me moderate the site. Nothing is set in stone, but bronze members will likely be allowed to delete 10 comments per month, silver 100 per month and gold 1000 per month. Any athletes who have forums on talk-sports can have a bronze membership for free. Any athlete that creates a YouTube video where they mention talk-sports can have a silver membership for free. The price of the membership will be small; $5 for bronze, $10 for silver and $20 for gold. Several of the athletes who already post and visit the site have already agreed to be part of our Beta bronze members; for free of course.

Update: We're giving away bronze memberships for free. Get them while they last.

Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:35:19 GMT
Welcome Back Fletch

The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired an interim General Manager. Welcome back Cliff Fletcher. Cliff was the orchestrator of the Leafs only rise in the last 40 years. A dozen years ago, he was hired for the same role and the Leafs went to the conference finals in successive years. Cliff is looking really old, so interim is a given. In the meanwhile, Cliff will bring in a new GM to replace himself, likely before the end of 2008. He'll then remain with the Leafs as an adviser. Fletcher didn't fair well in his last GM role with the Phoenix Coyotes, his only GM experience in the salary cap era.

Paul Maurice will remain as coach for the remainder of the season. That makes him a lame duck coach who is unlikely to return for the next season. I suspect Fletcher's first orders of business will be to prune the dead-weight from this team, look for younger talent and find a long term coach.

Sun, 20 Jan 2008 01:10:39 GMT
Rick Nash Goal!

Fri, 18 Jan 2008 17:13:40 GMT
I hate Randy too!

The I hate Randy Charles Morin club is growing. I hate him too!

Fri, 18 Jan 2008 04:27:20 GMT
Toronto Maple Leafs 2008 schedule (revised)


15 vs. Bloomington Jr. High School Girls
22 vs. Cub Scout Troop #101
29 vs. CNIB Senior Team

5 vs. Spanish-American War Vets
12 vs. Crippled Children's Hospital
19 vs. St. Cloud Home for Wayward Girls
26 vs. Girl Scout Troop #69

5 vs. Ontario VD Clinic Post #3
12 vs. Church Street Boy's Choir
19 vs. Korean War Amputees
26 vs. VA Hospital Polio Patients

Special Monday Night Game:
March 3 vs. Utopia Gay Boys

Name Change:
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be changed to the Toronto Tampons' as they are only good for one period, and they don't have a second string.

Coaching Change:
Paul Maurice will be replaced by Pamela Anderson. No doubt she will blow a few, but she won't choke up on the BIG ONE.

Rule Changes:
1. When playing the Girl Scouts, the Leafs must not eat their cookies.
2. The Leafs will be allowed to substitute with band members at any time during the game.
3. When playing the Polio Patients, the Leafs must not disconnect any of the leg braces.
4. There will be no more dancing with opposing teams, like the last time they played the Utopia Gay Boys.
5. The Leafs MUST PROMISE to remember that when the referee drops the puck, this signals the beginning of play. This is to ensure that no more time will be wasted while the Leafs try to figure out what just happened.
6. The Leafs must also stop tangling the crippled children in the net mesh.


Sun, 13 Jan 2008 09:07:15 GMT
Downhill Skating

Red Bull Crashed Ice in Quebec City is one event that is on my Bucket List. No, I don't want to skate, but I do want to be in the crowd someday. This years event is January 27th. Already have plans. Maybe next year.

Play the game online.

Sun, 13 Jan 2008 08:43:04 GMT
Hockey Mashup

CBC now provides an interface for creating your own highlight reels. I created my own, which you can view at the link below. There's less than 100 plays to choose from, some of which aren't highlight worthy, but it was fun. I picked the best, which didn't include any goals or save as they weren't any great goals or saves. Unfortunately, you can't embed the video. Check it out! And create your own.

Fri, 11 Jan 2008 03:20:03 GMT
Puck Bunnies
The Globe and Mail interviewed me this week for a article on the cover of today's Life section. The article is about puck bunnies, this website and a new TV series starting this month by CBC.
Mon, 07 Jan 2008 20:00:37 GMT
New Pic Forums

Today, I made two major changes to the talk-sports website.

  1. At the request of a mom, I removed all the girlfriend and sucks forums for OHL, WHL and QMJHL players. I didn't like what people were saying in those forums about teenage players.
  2. I added Pic forums for all players in all sports. On these forums, you can add and download pics of your favorite players. This will make it easier for me to identify and removed copyrighted materials.
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