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Sat, 11 May 2013 14:53:03 GMT
Anastasia Top April User

Last month, Anastasia was our top user. She accumulated 9562 points, while 2nd place had only 6554. You get points by posting/deleting/reporting comments. Posts are awarded 1-8 points. Deletes are giving 1 point. Reported abuse gets 32 points. You lose 1024 points when you are banned. These points are also used to determine your level (Legend, etc). 24 user accumulated over 1000 points in April. Anastasia chose a $100 Forever 21 eGift card. Every month, we will award a $100 eGift card of their choice to our top user.

http://canada.forever21.com/ECard/GiftCard.aspx

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 02:11:32 GMT
NHL Awards

Here are my choices with a couple games left in the NHL season for the individual award winners. In a couple cases, my choice is partial based on the assumption that the team will or will not make the playoffs and if that changed, then my opinion would change. But I doubt it. You'll find my choices a little different that the conventional people who think they know hockey.

Hart

Had Craig Anderson not been injurred, his sneeking the Senators in the playoffs with a 1.71 GAA and .941 SV% would've won him the Hart, but I can't give it to a goalie that only played half the season? Can I? Without Anderson's heroics early in the season, this injury riddled team could very well be competing for the 1st overall pick in this summers entry draft instead of being in the playoff race. Still, I can't believe

How about a forward that played only 3 quarters of the season? Sidney Crosby was still leading the NHL in scoring and 2nd in assists with 3 games left in the season. His linemates are #1 and #2 in the plus-minus leaders (he's currently 4th) and he's in the top 15 in faceoff wins.

Can you give it to two forwards, Martin St Louis and Steve Stamkos, who may win the Art Ross for most points while leading their team to a lottery pick instead of a playoff spot? These two players rank last and 2nd last on their team in plus-minus for forwards. This isn't new territory for this pair. These are two players that I would absolutely not consider for the Hart. In fact, I doubt this team will ever make the playoffs until they break up their core group of offensive players who don't skate in their defensive zone.

Alex Ovechkin is by far the Hart winner in the 2nd half of the season, but is that enough to overcome a very bad start? Remember 2 months ago when everybody was saying OV was washed up? Now he's gonna win yet another Rocket Richard trophy and is a prime candidate for the Hart as well.

Other players I would consider voting for are Ryan Getzlaf, Jonathan Toews and John Tavares. All four elevated their teams to new heights this season, but none stood out as much as Crosby or Ovechkin.

Winner: Sidney Crosby

Vezina

Let me start by repeating the same argument that Craig Anderson would've won here too had he not been injured.

That said, people are starting to talk about Sergei Bobrovsky as the prime candidate for the Vezina. And I agree. Without Bobrovsky, the Blue Jackets would not be in the playoff picture.

I'm also gonna make a case for another goalie that took a team that hasn't made the playoffs in a decade into the playoffs this season; James Reimer. In the game that clinched the playoffs for the Leafs, they were outshot 50 to 22 by the Senators, yet won the game 4-1 on 49 saves by Reimer. Getting outshot isn't a rarity in Toronto these days (years).

You could also make a case for Tuukka Rask, Henrik Lundqvist, Cory Schneider, Antti Niemi and Corey Crawford, but Bobrovsky and Reimer were the best this season in my opinion.

Winner: Sergei Bobrovsky.

Norris

He's hated, just as much as he's loved, but this year he became a true all-star and Norris candidate; P.K. Subban. He hits hard, he leads all d-men in goals and points and has a nice plus-minus to boot.

How about Brooks Orpik? If he could only score. But how about 10th in hits and 6th in blocked shots? This guy is a true unsung warrior.

And then there's Dion Phaneuf. Twenty-sixth in blocked shots, 6th in hits, 6th in points, 3rd in goals, 5th in ice-time. Now those are some impressive numbers.

Ryan Suter is another possibility, but his team has under-performed even with Ryan playing his best season yet and they don't look playoff bound.

My finalist are Phaneuf and Subban.

Winner: P.K. Subban.

Calder

Jonathan Huberdeau leads all rookies in goals and points and he's nearly leading a bad Florida offense in both categories as well.

Justin Schultz leads all rookie defensemen in goals, assists and points, but he does have a lot of offensive help on a very talented Oilers team.

Cory Conacher is a nice story and does lead all rookies in assists and points. That said, he accumulated most of those points playing along side the offensive-minded Lightning.

I'm deciding between Huberdeau and Schultz.

Winner: Justin Schultz.

Lady Byng

I don't really care.

Selke

This is by far my favorite award. Mostly because I think it's histerical that the most recent winner of the award doesn't even play much on his teams short hand unit. Pavel Datsyuk may very well win this award again, but in my opinion he isn't even in the top 20 best defensive players in the NHL. If he's so good defensive, then how come he only ranks 3rd on his team in short-handed ice-time per game for forwards? And how can you even give the award to a player that isn't played much in defensive situations like power plays?

Let's look are real defensive players, not just great offensive players who are reasonable defensively. The real great defensive players are those that hog most of the short-handed ice-time and are on the ice in the last minute when your team is winning by a goal.

This guy should've won the Frank J Selke most every year he's been in the NHL. No other player even needs to be named. He leads the league in short-handed ice-time by a forward with 163 minutes. No other player has more than 131. In those 163 minutes, the power-play has only 11 goals. His new team joined this season had their penalty kill go from 24th last year to 3rd best this year. He plays every shift against the other teams best offensive players and maintained an even plus-minus. And does he play in the final minute in one goal games? He must. He has 3 empty net goals this season. No player since Michael Peca has scored such a high percentage of his games into empty nets (just saying, didn't double check that stat).

Winner: Jay McClement.

Adams

The Ottawa Senators have been devastated with key injuries, yet the team still managed to stay in the playoff hunt. Paul MacLean deserves consideration for the Adams for holding this team together all season.

John Capuano deserves a gold medal for managing to put the worst managed hockey organization in the NHL into the playoffs. His team has Tim Thomas, Alexei Yashin and Rick Dipietro accounting for $11-12 million of the cap space. Without these players, who aren't even on the team, they wouldn't meet the CBA team salary floor for 2012-13.

The Columbus Blue Jackets suck. If they make the playoffs then Todd Richards is another candidate for coach of the year. This team is made up almost entirely from players unwanted otherwhere in the NHL.

All three coaches have taken a bad team to the promised land.

Winner: Paul MacLean.

GM of the Year

The Penguins added Jarome Iginla, Jussi Jokinen, Douglas Murray and Brenden Morrow to an already stacked team. Ray Shero must be using a different math then the other General Managers in order to fit so many stars into the same salary cap every other team struggles with. Their backup goalie Tomas Vokoun is better than most NHL starting goalies and he signed him for next to nothing.

Not as impressive as the Penguins, but the Bruins added Jaromir Jagr and Wade Redden at the deadline. Peter Chiarelli also managed a very skillful trade to free up salary room by trading Tim Thomas to the Islanders. The trade was clearly made to circumvent the salary cap for both teams, as the Islanders were under the salary floor and the Bruins needed some room to work with.

I can't put my finger on a 3rd GM that stood out as much as these two.

Winner: Peter Chiarelli

Sat, 20 Apr 2013 16:42:43 GMT
Top Sidney Crosby Twitter Feeds

I searched thru twitter today looking for decent Sidney Crosby feeds. I found only 3 :(

Sidney Crosby's Ego

@SidneyCrosbyEgo

Stanley Cup Champion, Olympic Gold, MVP, List goes on. I'm the best and everyone knows it. Parody Account. Business/Questions: SidneyCrosbyEgo@gmail.com

An NHL rink near you

 

Sidney Crosby

@thecrosbyshow

The lonely NHL star, Sidney Crosby, tweets about his day to day struggle to find his place in the world. This is a parody bitches.

Pittsburgh

YA BOY SIDNEY CROSBY

@YABOYSIDNEY

HEY GUYS ITS SID THE KID. FOLLOW PLS?3

bitchburg

 

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:45:30 GMT
Connect with Facebook
Today, I added the ability to connect with Facebook to Talk-Sports. This way you don't have to create a password on Talk-Sports in order to login. We haven't given Facebook logins the ability to have premium accounts of yet. This may be in the future. You'll still need a login to have the premium features.
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:40:20 GMT
37 Car Racing Accident
37 cars racing accidents, only 11 minor injuries.

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:17:06 GMT
Donna Wofford Talk-Sports Cyber-Bully
Donna apparently use to date a minor league baseball player. Now her, her sister Kim and her friends (Stacy Hurley & Melissa Thomas) live on her exes girlfriend forum. You know what they say about woman scorned.

In early December, Donna texted her ex and told him she was committing suicid. He called 911. Comments were placed on Talk-Sports (supposedly from her sister) that she took her life. Sister’s don’t brag on public forums that their sister committed suicide. I tried to verify her death, but nobody died in Florida that month by her name. Her family promised to provide me proof, but I’ve received nothing. I called her phone number and someone answered. She said it was her sister. I emailed her and her sister replied. I suspect in most all cases that it was actually her and not her family.

Their latest post from January 25th.

its Kim, Donnas sister. Old news I know but....I have a pic of {ex’s} new girlfriend...she is discusting....gross....she weighs about 250 and boobs down to her knees....She sent my sister a pic and she forwarded it to me....wow we both couldnt stop laughing. I am glad my sister isnt sleeping with him anymore. Hey {ex}, any green pus comming out of your little guy??? You may want to go to the health department to get some test run...I am just saying??? LOL


Apparently over a month after her suicide, Donna sent a pic of his new gf to her sister. Further, their continues to be posts on the players forum from the same IP address used by Donna over a month after her supposed suicide.

Other comments left from Donna, family and friends.

HE DOES HAVE A NICE PACKAGE!


I came on here because on {player name} page it said that {ex} was lucky because he was with an older woman who was good at oral and loved 3somes. But its been deleted. So {ex} must have been telling someone.


They are thru! They were f buddies and she was no prize either! Don't know if he has anyone now probably the chicks at the swingers place.


Donna and Marc hadn't slept together in over a year before she met {ex}. He cheated first so She went out looking and found {ex}, thats what I read on another site about them. Have fun girl, I wish I had so many men wanting me! You must know what your doing!


Yes Randy this is Donna's sister she passed on the 8th and this phone will be shut off sometime today. a life beautiful life has been lost.


Off herself?? Who is asking this? She is dead. I hope that all the people involved in hurting and accusing her are happy! Let her rest in oeace and keep her off this ridiculous blog!


I previously advised Donna if the abuse didn’t stop, that I’d create this webpage to document her behavior for everybody to see. It’s done.
Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:57:28 GMT
Love to Hear the Boos

Awesome song about the Maple Laughs.

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 18:07:04 GMT
Sexiest Pro-Athlete Poll

Who's the sexiest professional athlete?

  1. Brian Boucher
    http://www.talk-sports.net/nhl/pics.aspx/Brian_Boucher
  2. Jeff Carter
    http://www.talk-sports.net/nhl/pics.aspx/Jeff_Carter
  3. Jonathan Toews
    http://www.talk-sports.net/nhl/pics.aspx/Jonathan_Toews
  4. Mike Richards
    http://www.talk-sports.net/nhl/pics.aspx/Mike_Richards
  5. Patrick Kane
    http://www.talk-sports.net/nhl/pics.aspx/Patrick_Kane
  6. Rick DiPietro
    http://www.talk-sports.net/nhl/pics.aspx/Rick_DiPietro
  7. Sean Avery
    http://www.talk-sports.net/nhl/pics.aspx/Sean_Avery
  8. Tim Lincecum
    http://www.talk-sports.net/mlb/pics.aspx/Tim_Lincecum
  9. Victor Stalberg
    http://www.talk-sports.net/nhl/pics.aspx/Viktor_Stalberg

Just type the name in the editor below. We'll accept write-ins.

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:20:59 GMT
Driscoll Middle School Trick Play

Awesome trick play pulled off in a middle school football game.

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 06:05:13 GMT
Marketa Linden Threatens Sidney Crosby and others

Yesterday, Marketa Linden went too far. In the last day, she posted several threats of violence to Sidney Crosby, Randy Charles Morin, some of Randy's friends and Penguin staff. Some of her comments follow.

Death threat to Sidney Crosby.

You can forward the warning to Pens management what I said about Crosby like one car,2 cars will wait for him somewhere,block him and bang,bang for false accusation about banging princess.Some infos about my conversation will follow.Crosby can't play afte

Threat to Randy Charles Morin.

You will not write anything,cos my people will beat all this crap from you soon and I will make hell from your life and fire u from your TV channel work as I have good contacts,make your name get famous as idiot who mistakes model and CEO with skank Hoots

Death threat to Pen staff.

Do you think we can wait for their stupid security director Fulton, who sees twice and clears call girls hired for Crosby by his manager etc,which I'm not,in front of his 289 Fisk St? Futher and push him to the car? To killing house 4 questions?Or Lemieux

More on Marketa.

http://www.talk-sports.net/game/default.aspx?search=marketa

Sat, 30 Oct 2010 17:19:29 GMT
The Hook File Talk-Sports Cyber-Bully

I don't know exactly who this person is, but they've been posting ridiculous crap on Talk-Sports and other websites since August of this year. All that I know is that they are from Montreal, Quebec as indicated by their IP address. They think that Marketa, Sidney Crosby and myself are part of a big conspiracy to place hook files on people's computers. And supposedly the police are helping us cover it up.

Latest rant about the hookfile. They figure if they use big words and technical terms that they'll seem intelligent. This person is severely paranoid.

http://nemesis342.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/the-hook-file-browser-hijack-on-sidney-crosby-board-do-your-own-investigating/

Their wordpress blog.

http://nemesis342.wordpress.com/

Recent press releases likely written by the same person.

Some original claims they've posted on Talk-Sports

His recent posts.

http://www.talk-sports.net/ip/posts.aspx/173.178.155.74

A Facebook post.

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=13732078764&topic=16215

Their FB account.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001547108287

More links.

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 14:51:04 GMT
Marketa Linden's Formspring

From Marketa Linden's formspring. Gotta <3 her crazy reply. As if a Brit happens to write in the same broken English as Marketa.

Randy Charles Morin

How come Marketa and all the ppl that work for her use the same broken English?

Excuse me? Firstly, your hat is not in vogue, 2nd, I am native British citizen, Derrick is my name, and I am not into you. If you have an idea apparel company is run by 1 person doing all from sewing to web design, I'd like to see you as IT doing sewing. Anyway, this formspring is about styling tips to our clients. You need proper makeover but ask someone else for the help.

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 16:00:26 GMT
Brampton Battalion Home Opener

My entire family and any friends who wanted a free ticket went the Brampton Battalion home opener on September 24th.

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I got 300 free tickets courtesy Rogers TV to hand out. Total attendance was below 3000, so I was personally responsible for 10% of the tickets.

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The Battalion lost the game 5-1 to the Erie Otters.

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During the 1st intermission, my son participated in an ice contest. That's him in the white jacket getting ready.

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Here's the vid of my son doing play-by-play on the ice. The contest.

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 15:25:14 GMT
Canadian Tire Series at Barrie Speedway

Once a year, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series comes to the Barrie Speedway. My son and I went to the September 11th race this year. It was an awesome show. Four races and lots of extracurricular fun.

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The racing starts with three track races.

The winner of the Thunder Cars race, Jim Beleskey.

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That's me at the track. Note I'm standing only 10 feet from the track. Your not allowed against the fence, but you could be 2 feet away from the action.

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Excellent beer and poutine.

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There's a racecar tire changing game. Very fun. Not my first time, but I still suck.

JR Fitzpatrick's car. He was in 3 Nationwide races this year and finished in the top 10 twice.

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Between qualifying and the race, there's an autograph session where you can walk on the track and meet all the drivers.

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Boogidy, boogidy, boogidy, let's go racing boys.

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Video of the entire field.

Last lap of the race. Don Thomson Jr passes DJ Kennington on turn 2 of the last lap. Kennington passes back coming out of turn 4. What a finish.

Kennington's victory lap.

His fourth win of the year. He finished the year with 5 wins and won the series championship.

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Some of the cars that were on display. Kerry Micks #02 Dickies Ford Fusion.

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DJ Kinnington's #17.

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Sat, 02 Oct 2010 04:15:30 GMT
Habs in Elle Quebec

Andrei Markov, Maxim Lapierre, Michael Cammalleri, Hal Gill and Brian Gionta are in a fashion magazine called Elle Quebec.

Fri, 01 Oct 2010 23:03:18 GMT
The Track Bar

Ever wonder what they mean about loosening or tightening the track bar. I really never understood until I watch this video.

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