Posts Tagged ‘Anaheim’
The NHL postseason is here.
How will the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs shake out? Is this the year the Toronto Maple Leafs end their championship drought? Can the Pittsburgh Penguins repeat? Will the Chicago Blackhawks keep their decade-long dynasty going? Keep reading to find out.
Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler went undercover during a preseason game at Honda Center, and had some fun at the expense of some fans — and even a teammate. (He gets Corey Perry’s autograph at a concession stand, then charges him for popcorn.)
Check out the video, which the Ducks uploaded to YouTube today:
When I was a student at the University of North Dakota, the NCAA passed its resolution banning “hostile and abusive” school nicknames. When it happened, I, like many others, was outraged — not because of the name change, but because of the hypocrisy of the organization. Some schools were allowed to keep their logos, mascots and nicknames, while others were not.
Florida State, who has a white guy dress up like a Seminole and run around on a horse with a flaming spear, could keep its name. North Dakota, which doesn’t have a costumed mascot, could not.
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I hadn’t lived in this city for more than a month when a shouting match erupted as I walked through my new neighborhood one afternoon. I looked up to see a man running away from a woman on a sidewalk in front of a newsstand across the street. Something was odd about the unfolding scene, however: Both the man and the woman were badly overdressed for the weather, and the man wasn’t running very fast. He stopped when he could go no further. A couple more strides, and he would have run into the cameraman.
Brian Burke was named Senior Advisor to Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment President and C.O.O. Tom Anselmi and the MLSE Board of Directors today.
Put differently, he was fired.
It appears that Burke, the Maple Leafs’ general manager since 2008, was not expecting this.
“Told Burke was absolutely shocked by news,” TSN’s Darren Dreger wrote on Twitter. “Burke responded to a text saying he can’t talk at this point.”
It takes a special person to deliver a eulogy.
He must have intimate knowledge of the deceased, but also the ability to put their life into perspective. He must not withhold emotion, but he cannot let emotion tell the story.
“The Randy Carlyle era was a good one in Anaheim …”
“The Terry Murray era was a good one in Los Angeles …”1
These were the first two NHL coaches that I covered on a day-to-day basis and also the first two careers that I laid to rest.2