NHLPA: $1M for Haiti


Just got this from the NHLPA:



…Dan Hamhuis, Georges Laraque, NHLPA and World Vision Canada visit Haitian hospital for announcement

PORT-AU-PRINCE/ TORONTO (June 9, 2010) — The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and World Vision Canada announced today that more than $1 million has been raised through “Hockey for Haiti” to help rebuild a children’s hospital that was badly damaged in the January 12 earthquake.  Dan Hamhuis of the Nashville Predators and NHL veteran Georges Laraque, along with officials from the NHLPA and World Vision Canada visited the Grace Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince today to meet with patients, families and staff to share the good news.

The money was raised through “Hockey for Haiti”, a joint initiative of Haitian-Canadian Georges Laraque, the NHLPA and World Vision Canada. It began with an initial donation of $100,000 from NHLPA Goals & Dreams. The NHL also donated $100,000 to this very worthy cause. Private donations, plus all proceeds from the NHLPA’s current auction of Olympic hockey jerseys and recent online auction of unique hockey memorabilia, have brought the total amount raised to help rebuild the hospital past the million-dollar mark.

Grace Children’s Hospital, operated by International Child Care, is one of Haiti’s leading pediatric centres dedicated to the treatment of children with tuberculosis, HIV and other diseases. However, the cracked and crumbling facility is now unsafe to enter, and the inpatient ward is closed. The hospital’s staff is currently running an outpatient clinic from tents in the yard.

As part of the NHLPA’s ongoing online auction of 140 Olympic jerseys worn by NHL players during the 2010 Olympics, Team Russia and Czech Republic jerseys are on sale now – including the “White” jersey worn by Alexander Ovechkin in Russia’s February 18th game against Slovakia. All proceeds will benefit “Hockey for Haiti”. Over $150,000 has been raised through the NHLPA’s Olympic jersey auction to date. Hockey fans still looking to obtain a piece of hockey history, while also bringing hope to Haitian children, can bid on Olympic jerseys at www.nhlpa.com/auctions. The auction runs until mid-June. Fans can also make a donation directly to “Hockey for Haiti” through www.worldvision.ca/hockey.

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  1. Repost

    I think the Garden was the loudest in the 99 EC Finals, Pacers/Knicks Game 3, iirc, the Larry Johnson 4 point play. The overhead camera angle has to be one of my favorite video captures of all time.

    That and the Tino Grand Slam to put the Yanks up 4 runs against the Padres in Game 1 of the 1998 Series. That was a great overhead capture of people spilling beer out of excitement on everyone else!

  2. bull dog line on

    I have been looking over the draft prospect for the upcoming draft, and 1 name keeps standing out to me for the Rangers, Brett Connolly. He is highly rated, but could drop to the Rangers because of injury concern. He fits a big need, he is a scorer.
    any other draft people out there, I would like to read your thoughts.

  3. wicky (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    repost (of course)!!!

    real mike
    If you need anything at all, let me know. You know how to get ahold of me!!

  4. This is who’s got the Blackhawks in 6. No one had the Game #1 score, so it shouldn’t come in to play other than it eliminated some who had the Flyers Game #1 and could be tied otherwise.
    Good chance I’ve made a mistake somewhere, so you may want to double check.

    Blackhawks in 6; Clincher 2-0

    Game 1: Blackhawks 3-0

    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-3

    Blackhawks in 6; Clincher 4-0

    Old Fogey
    Game 1: Flyers 3-2

    Blackhawks in 6; Clincher 3-1

    LI RangerFan
    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-3

    Tony from AZ
    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-2

    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-2

    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-2

    Blackhawks in 6; Clincher 3-2

    Game 1: Blackhawks 5-1

    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-2

    CJ from Buffalo
    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-1

    Blackhawks in 6; Clincher 4-1

    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-1

    Game 1: Blackhawks 5-0

    Game 1: Blackhawks 2-0

    Blackhawks in 6; Clincher 4-2

    Mistascum NYR TAT ENJ
    Game 1: Blackhawks 6-4

    Game 1: Blackhawks 6-3

    Game 1: Blackhawks 5-3

    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-1

    Game 1: Blackhawks 3-1

    Blackhawks in 6; Clincher 4-3

    Gift of GAB-orik (Vinny V)
    Game 1: Blackhawks 3-1

    I dont know carcillo!
    ?Clincher: 4-3
    ?Game 1: Blackhawks 3-1

    Blackhawks in 6; Clincher 5-2

    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-2

    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-3

    Blackhawks in 6; Clincher 5-3

    Game 1: Blackhawks 3-1

    Game 1: Blackhawks 2-1

    Blackhawks in 6; Clincher 6-3

    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-3

    Blackhawks in 6; Clincher 6-4

    Game 1: Blackhawks 5-2

  5. wicky (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    thought I had the hawks in 6 like 5 to 3 or something????

    nice work btw dde

  6. wicky – off the top of my head, you might have -but so do 2 others and you had Flyers in game #1 they had Hawks

  7. wicky (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    bull dog
    I’m not a great “draft” guy by any means, but seems to me the biggest need is physicality on the blueline, so mciilrath would be my choice even if 10 is a little early for him. nino, the one russian kid (can’t remember his name but think it starts with a T), connoly, or a couple other guys

  8. The NHLPA should be praised for their work with Haiti. Unfortunately, this hospital will need much more than $1 mil to rebuild, but it’s a great start.

  9. ddebened

    Great job with the contests. Excellent job!! And thanks for all your efforts.

  10. wicky (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    yep, i was actually just wondering what I had picked….didn’t think I was in the running, but again frakking awesome job on the running totals!!!

  11. NYRanger4Life on

    According to SNY, Stepan is on the verge of signing a deal with the Rangers to forgo his college eligibility.

  12. dde, outstanding work!

    I’m out in any way (picked the Hawks in 5), but I still want to see Chicago win the whole thing tonight.

  13. bull dog line on

    signing Stepan, and McDonough, would be all that I ask for this summer. Play making center, and a physical Dman for wicky.

  14. TheREALMikeyNJ on


    Thanks for the Shout-out Carp on the main post. Much appreciated!!

    And thanks everyone for the well wishes.

    And just so you all know, as a true ranger fan, i bought my groomsmen (ther are 8 of them) all personalized Ranger T-shirts with there name and number (best man = 1, etc etc) on the back.

    And of course I bought myself one with my number 76 on the back.

    If I get any pics of the guys wearing them I’ll be sure to post them somehow.

    Also I tried looking through the old rosters.
    Does ANYONE remember any Ranger player wearing number 76?

    If not then there is hope for TheRealMikeyNJ Jr. to be the next Ranger to don that number!!

    See you all when I get back

    PS: Grabby, sorry about your mom

  15. wicky (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    bull dog
    thanks for thinking of me and my crease clearing d man!

  16. Mickey/Wicky

    I bought the whole BSG series on Blu Ray, but have never seen it and have not watched it yet, but for the miniseries and the first 6 or 8 episodes.

  17. Mikey, awesome gift! must get pic!

    hey, sally and ilb, Carp finally picked up his shirt! He digs it like a dog in garden with a bone!

  18. wicky (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    it is awesome, but I have never seen it on bluray. I can only imagine it is fantastic!

  19. CR, You’ll love it. Even if it makes you go “wtb” sometimes. Are you a Doctor Who or Torchwood fan by any chance?

  20. Ive had the first 2 seasons of the new Doctor Who on DVD for a while. Have yet to watch them. Wanted to get Torchwood, but still havent.

    Thanks! From the little I saw of BSG, I loved it!

  21. “The source said that Blake is waiting until the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals because he did not want to be a distraction while the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers are still playing.”

    Translation: Blake is waiting until the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals because he did not want his retirement announcement to be overshadowed by a big important game.

  22. Jeff S From DE on

    A few reports going around that Derek Stepan has signed a three year entry level deal worth about $875,000 per season.

  23. dde, you rule. thank you. You might have to do a whole bunch of recalculating if Flys win tonight. But it will probably be a smaller group that has either team in 7.

    sally and ilb, I just got my Boneheads shirt. You guys rock!

    Good evening, Sally!

    MikeyNJ, i like the shirts idea. send me the photo. i’ll post it if I can. I don’t remember any Ranger ever wearing 76. In fact, I can’t think of any player in any sport who wore 76. (except for the 76ers).

  24. It’s beginning to look as though sheer size is not the greatest attribute a player can have as things are shaping up. Teams looking for somebody 6 foot twelve, and then find out that he goes down he goes hard when he does go down, and many of them can’t get out of their own way. Tie Domi was a tough little Albanian but he had a great career…and there may have been guys as tough but none tougher.
    Rocky Marciano retired as heavyweight champion undefeated, and he took on all comers and sizes. He weighed in at about 185 -188, and stood probably 6 feet but not much more. He was an awesome battler. But it is said that he measured 8 inches around his wrists ( like Bobby Hull). And when he hit, guys went down and often didn’t get back up.

    Look for overall toughness and skating and good hands. ( a bit of brain power wouldn’t hurt either.

  25. This is who I have left if it goes to Game #7

    How ironic would it be for ZzZzllo to win.
    Every time he opens that book I can see him shaking his head, mumbling..

    “game freakin’ 82..”

    Blackhawks in 7; Clincher 5-3

    mike in ia
    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-3

    Blackhawks in 7; Clincher 4-3

    Game 1: Blackhawks 3-2

    Game 1: Blackhawks 3-0

    Game 1: Blackhawks 5-3


    Flyers in 7; Clincher: 3-1

    Game 1: Blackhawks 4-2

    Flyers in 7; Clincher: 5-3

    Game 1: Blackhawks 5-2

    Flyers in 7; Clincher: 3–2

    Game 1: Flyers 4-2

  26. LOL- Thanks and a:


    right back at ya!

  27. There will be no game 7!!!!

    hey, what’s the bet on the fargin network actually staying on long enough after the game to show the Cup being raised???


  28. Long time no post…can anybody tell me was it Stepan or mcdonough thy signed? I can’t get ny post up on my phone. Thanks and let’s go hawks!!

  29. >>JB, isnt he just as old as dirt as Chelios is?

    Oh wait… Is that why I often hear people refer to Chelios as a piece of dirt?

  30. Thnx ilb…I’m excited about stepan but nervous about hearing rumblings of trouble signing mcdonough. Does he go back in to draft if unsigned?

  31. Enough with the pomp and circumstance! Drop the darn PUCK, for crying out loud.

  32. Olga Folkyerself on

    Let’s Go Black Hawks!!!!!!!!!!!

    We Want The Cup!!!!!
    We Want The Cup!!!!!
    We Want The Cup!!!!!

  33. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Flyers still Suck !!! " … says Greg L. on

    God Bless America….I love this part!!

  34. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Flyers still Suck !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Sorry about yer Gramma Mikey ,We’ll miss ya!!!

    Happy late Birthday Carp!!!!! YOUU DA MAN!!!

    MikeyNJ , Have a awsome wedding man!!!

    FLYERS will win …get ready for Game 7 !!!!

    DDEB ,great list making , well done !!! Yeah game fricking 82 in a shootout can ya believe it?

  35. Chelios is so old, he remembers playing in a game where the Flyers had an anthem singer that was alive. (We’re still doing this, right?)

  36. Linzo GOOOOOO HAWKS!! on

    hey guys tr has a chat on his business site if you want to join us there also


    and make sure to friend his site on FB and twitter if you use those services!

  37. wicky (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    what a joke, I hate that stupid song!!!! I hate that stupid organization for disrespecting the American national anthem by playing that garbage song instead.

  38. Haha, Plunger going again!

    Timmonen REALLY got away with a knee-on-knee hit with Bolland.

  39. Olgazo Folkzoyerselfzo on

    BIG BUF scores!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It’s a Power Play goal!!!!!!!!!

  40. 1-nil! Big Buff strikes AGAIN! It doesn’t count if I don’t hear Pronger’s name mentioned.

  41. Linzo GOOOOOO HAWKS!! on

    lmao jbzo

    we’re having a pretty big storm right now, power will probably go out any minute…grrrrrrrrrrr

  42. The play was already whistled for offsides.. How can there be a penalty!?!?

  43. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Flyers still Suck !!! " … says Greg L. on

    HeLL yeah , here we go ….Ya squeek in the playoffs by a game 82 shoot out , something seems destin to happen.

  44. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Flyers still Suck !!! " … says Greg L. on

    I was gonna put destiny but had to use Destin , go figure I cant spell the word I want!!!

    GO RANGERSSSSSSSSSSS!!! I miss you!!!!

  45. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Flyers still Suck !!! " … says Greg L. on

    What does Florida have to do with destin..?

  46. Linzo GOOOOOO HAWKS!! on

    destin is a town in florida

    destiny or destined was probably the word you were looking for lol {{{GREGZO}}}

  47. let these freaking teams play the game and decide it. 5 pp in one period is a freaking joke

    go hawks

  48. GRRRRRRR. Destin, like what you use on babies butts :)

    Lots of time left. This is gonna be a game. Got to pay attention in other non-computer room. See ya later for CUP RAISING!

  49. wickyzo (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    still fuming over the stupid song thing, but hello everyone!!

    and go hawks!!

  50. Nice name, mama..

    JR really gave a deep commentary. If my mom spoke any English, she would show much more hockey knowledge.

  51. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Flyers still Suck !!! " … says Greg L. on

    HAHA this bet thing ( contest) is like watching the horse races and yer wanting yer horse to come in!!!

  52. Overall Hawks had a great period, & dominated 5-on-5. Let’s keep it going!

  53. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Flyers still Suck !!! " … says Greg L. on

    T , that was one true statement. I think any player who get his kinda cash should be noticable out there. Least with Jagr ya saw him ..worth every penny.

  54. Yeah, mama, I think he could use some Desitin around his face. Bet you he would sound better too

  55. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Flyers still Suck !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Yeah Cr9 , I have JJ’s rookie card so when ever you or I make a plug for him , it goes up in price!!! Gotta keep up on the “Jagr dream” he’ll come back. Only a dream.

  56. Lin, I wouldn’t have been that clever if I hadn’t just spent a weekend with Lula :)


    see you all at break…

  57. now you know why that effin Hossa is a loser every year. he just handed gagne a breakaway. hossa sux for the money he gets

  58. We should name a song with the word “drive” in the title each time Emrick says “Driiive”.

  59. Madden is so defensive minded, every time drives to the Flyers net, his skates seem to be turning in opposite direction.

  60. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Flyers still Suck !!! " … says Greg L. on

    I really can’t see ANYTEAM actually taking the Flyers out of the playoffs. I can see game 7 but then again anything can happen in a gm 7 so may the best team win.

  61. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Flyers still Suck !!! " … says Greg L. on

    WE SHOULD have gotton Briere instead of Drury!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

  62. Linzo GOOOOOO HAWKS!! on


    EFF YOU REFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EFF YOU FLYERS!!!!!!!

  63. LW

    But, he would disappear when they needed him the most.

    Kind of like Gabby does with NYR ;)

    That stat is pretty misleading according to Sabs fans. They make it seem like he did absolutely nothing.

  64. I’m not one a conspiracy theorist but these penalty calls have been ridiculous.

    Can someone explain the penalty call on Hawks D where he retrieves puck behind the net, pivots and falls down and has the Flyer forward run into him, and gets an interference call against him?

    How is there not an interference on the 2 on O goal?

    Then the Hossa goalie interference.

    WTH is going on?

  65. Olgazo Folkzoyerselfzo on

    “look at those idiots behind the glass”

    It will take awhile linzo, there’s 20,000 of them…

  66. donut Koharski on

    the refs have really ruined this game. it was going great until they started calling every little ticky tack foul.

  67. wickyzo (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    Briere is one of two players that if they were on the rangers, I might not be able to watch the rangers. I really hate that guy!

  68. crowd is quiet??? hartnelling philly fans…if this were MSG tonight, you’d be going deaf!!!

    Oh please Chicago….I am hugging my Stanley and Cup hoping for a Stanley Cup!

  69. wickyzo (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    I wouldn’t stop watching, but it would be tough.

  70. Linzo GOOOOOO HAWKS!! on


  71. wickyzo (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    I am gald it was you that posted this and not orr

    Oh please Chicago….I am hugging my Stanley and Cup hoping for a Stanley Cup!

  72. PP. Go for the kill, Hawks!

    All of a sudden the Wachovia Center sounds like a Funeral Home. Painted in orange.

  73. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Flyers still Suck !!! " … says Greg L. on

    “Yo Tommy (Gunn) , one more Round …”

  74. wickyzo (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    oh, they are in philly….I thought it was the dutch national team playing an indoor friendly!!!

  75. >>All of a sudden the Wachovia Center sounds like a Funeral Home. Painted in orange.

    At least in a funeral home, we can hear a few people crying.

  76. wicky, LMAO…regulars should know the difference between my Stanley and Cup and the Stanley Cup :)

    jbyte, that happens to be a cool song…

  77. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Flyers still Suck !!! " … says Greg L. on

    Winning is everything , second place is also last place in some cases. If you dont win it all then you are the loser. The Stanley Cup does NOT come around too often in most cases and if players think they will be back ..think again . The chance to lift Lord Stanley’s mug is pure jubilation and the feeling of being the “BEST” in hockey and being a part of the great tradition to what we call The Stanley Cup playoff drive. The winner of this glorious cup has swet,bled and now cries to earn the title and to finally say ..WE DID IT!!!

  78. “Ted”

    has Ladd for the series clincher if the Hawks don’t relinquish the lead.

  79. donut Koharski on

    Hawks get first cup since Bobby Hull heyday

    Stan Fischler was only 60 back then.

  80. >>jbyte, that happens to be a cool song…

    The one from Sisters of Mercy, Blogmamazo? That’s one of my favourites from those guys.

  81. “Hawks get first cup since Bobby Hull heyday
    Stan Fischler was only 60 back then.”

    And Chelios just had his first grandchild

  82. donut, Stan was 10 years younger than chelios then :)

    this night is killing me (and I know I’ve said that already)

    Lin….good job!

  83. Linzo GOOOOOO HAWKS!! on

    oops sorry… i thought he’d be on his greatx17 grankid by now lol

  84. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Stanley is now being removed from its case!!! " … says Greg L. on

    This period is what dreams are about. One period ,one chance ,one time.

  85. Olgazo Folkzoyerselfzo on


    IT’S THE TENSION!!!!!!!!!

    LET’S GO BLACK HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. Carp and all, forgive me, I don’t think I’ve ever been this strident here….but I must say….come on hawks, hartnell these carcillos!

    oh my….sorry!

  87. >>Actually, jbyte, I was thinking Fine Young Cannibals…

    Ah yes, nice little pop tune. American Top 40 radio used to drive me crazy with it. How many times in one day do we have to hear a particular tune?

  88. Olgazo Folkzoyerselfzo on

    FIRE SATHER!!!!!!!! Send him to Philadelphia. Let him screw up that team for ten years….

  89. I really don’t get it. Is this like a sitcom, the crowd noise is taped cause the audience is dead? these “fans” are for carcillo….

  90. The redeeming part of the Cup potentially being awarded in Philly tonight is that their fans might be crazy enough to take out Bettman. Maybe they can get those security guards to taser him like they did at a Phillies game.

  91. Another nail biter. Good thing the Rangers fans are so immune to it. We had 82 nail biters.

  92. Apparently, the Hawks would gladly accept having lost the Victoria Cup for the chance to win the Stanley Cup. Pfft – tell that to Captain Clutch. He knows what is worth winning in the hockey world.

  93. Hawks need to work on keeping the puck in the Flyerd end. Too much end to end rushes for the Flyers.

  94. Not being political at all, but the Sarah Palin game definitely showed that the Flyers do have an artificial crowd noise machine in the building should they need it.

  95. I know he was injured early on in the playoffs but Carter = invisible, this series.

  96. I wonder if Hossa can disappear for the next 11 years if they win tonight and get a free pass?

  97. SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  98. Linzo GOOOOOO HAWKS!! on

    are you firetruckin kiddin me…
    damn you bastages
    only a matter of time
    too much play in the defensive zone

  99. Olgazo Folkzoyerselfzo on

    Tied up. Back to work, boys.

    Can’t sit on a one goal lead for the whole third period.

  100. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Stanley is now being removed from its case!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Hold the phone…Pippilongstocking on crack just scored?

  101. I always loved seeing a stanley cup won in OT anyway.

    Either way, it’s a win win. OT win or Game 7.

  102. Linzo GOOOOOO HAWKS!! on

    remind me to NEVER root for a team in the Cup finals that Hossa is a part of! The guy is POISON

  103. Geez, I walk away for a few minutes and now the game is tied?! Now, we may have OT….Chicago needs to score now!!

  104. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Stanley is now being removed from its case!!! " … says Greg L. on

    “YO Mick …it aint over til its over…”

  105. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " ...wait a minute suzie!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Awww come on , did anyone really think the Flyers would be eliminated that easy? I did think they were done ( again , sigh) but really now …the Flyers won game Eighty fricking two for a reason. Hossa never wins the cup. Really now , didnt ya guys see it coming?

  106. Carter or Briere will score the OT gwg

    and the Hawks will win it in front of the home crowd on Fri

  107. villie leino equals john druce. remember him boys.

    the flyers like the pens last year are a team of destiny,

    face it we as ranger fans never get breaks

  108. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " ...wait a minute suzie!!! " … says Greg L. on

    My boy Claude Giroux is looking perty sweeet right now ,he even moved up to the top line. I say he gets the winner tonight too!!

  109. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " ...hold on sally!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Gotta love overtime for the cup!!!!

  110. hossa is a jinx.

    i am so ticked

    i would rather have a root canal with no pain killers then watch the phil win

  111. Olgazo Folkzoyerselfzo on

    Shine up the Cup!!! It’s coming out TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

    Let’s Go Black Hawks!!!!!!!!

  112. Hossa, the $7.9 mill jinx

    there is only one way for him to change people’s perception, and that is to get the game winner right now

  113. I dont know carcillo! on

    had hawks in 6, 4-3 clinching game and kopecky with the game winner. Go hawks!!!

  114. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " ...hold on betsie!!! " … says Greg L. on

    What is soooo cool about all this ? Carsillo garbage is sitting out. It is great!!!! It is super cool. He is garbage and is a black ace.

    Carsillo = Garbage

  115. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " HAHAHAHAHA " … says Greg L. on

    biter sweet. No book but the Flyers pain is PRICELESS!!!!

  116. And that, boys and girls, ends our painful season. Would’ve been much worse if the Flyers won it all. Thank you, Chicago!

  117. Olgazo Folkzoyerselfzo on

    My Black Hawks!!!!!!!!!! Stanley Cup Champions!!!!

    Rangers lose their best chance at getting rid of the 54 years between Cups record.

  118. I would have loved for Chicago to win it at home, but oh how sweet to win it on the Flyers ice!

  119. I guess they’ll be using the radio call when they show this OT Stanley Cup winning goal in the future.

    Way to go Doc.

  120. Congrats Chicago, good luck on keeping as much as your team together as you can.

  121. Imagine if that didn’t go in… Kane skated 150 feet and was throwing his equipment everywhere! lol

  122. Damn, so close to the chance at TWO books!

    I had Hawks in 6, score 3-2 and Ladd with the GWG…

    Oh well, at least the hawks finished the series before things got to the 7th game!

  123. Linzo GOOOOOO HAWKS!! on

    pierre to hossa: did you make the right decision coming to chicago.

    he should be fired for total stupidity.

  124. PHEW!! Lots to talk about, but tomorrow. Stanley is sooo happy and so is mama….what a night! Kane!!! til later all, and TA, but YAY HAWKS!

  125. Izzo Mandlebaum on

    Chicago Black Hawks Cup win is in the books.

    Speaking of books, I had Patrick Kane for the Cup Winner.

  126. >>pierre to hossa: did you make the right decision coming to chicago.
    >>he should be fired for total stupidity.

    And Hossa hesitated, then answered, “I think so.” He probably didn’t think McGuEdzo was serious with that question.

    Uh oh, is Roenick crying??? There’s no crying in hockey!!!

  127. ZzZzo NYR ZzZzllo " Bring on the draft!!! " … says Greg L. on

    GO RANGERS!!!!!!!

    Chicago wins the cup , weird huh?

  128. Last thought (wicky!) on Stanley Cup night…you regulars rock! Another great season, and we’ll make it though summer….LGR!!!

  129. And somewhere is some far off island in the Pacific exists the parallel universe of lockerroom championship gear of the losing teams. Get ready for a new shipment.

  130. man…i wish this was the Rangers raising the cup… sigh

    Congrats to Chicago players and fans!

    so who won the book?

  131. Izzy Mandlebaum

    May 28th, 2010 at 9:18 pm


    I pick Patrick Kane…

    wonder how many games did Izzy pick Hawks to win

  132. Olga Folkyerself on

    Chicago shows how bad ownership can ruin a franchise, and how a fossil owner dropping dead can change a team.

    Sather, Dolan, take note.

  133. I had Blackhawks in 6 with the score being 4-2 in the clincher. Does that win??

    I got robbed in the beard contest. C’mon!

  134. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    CCCP- I remember, you beat me out for the first post and I beat ddebened by seconds in picking Kane. I picked Hawks to win in 5.

    “I want to thank the Academy….”

  135. internet access for the moment.
    looooooooooong drive to Bonnaroo.
    exhausted but
    VERY HAPPY!!!!

    Congratulations to Chicago!!!

    (now, when can get patrick sharp?)

  136. wickyzo (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    if the rangers won the cup this year, everyone would be saying what a great job sather did. The hawks have campbell, who is really a worse signing than redden, everyone was just calling hossa a jinx an hour ago and he would never win a cup and his contract is bad. I mean c’mon sather sucks sure, but its not like the hawks are a model contract franchise and they have been really really bad in the past in order to get so many good young players. Calm yourself.

  137. Linzo GOOOOOO HAWKS!! on

    wicky, i am ALWAYS saying fire sather! I’ve been saying it since the day he was hired!!!

  138. wicky (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    too bad I picked the flyers to win the first game, I think I nailed everything else.

    Congrats to the Hawks and their fans!!!

    No more stupid song at the beginning of hockey games!!!!! That is the best part!!

  139. I hope pignose Joke-inen is not coming back. his failed shootout attempt vs Boucher gave the Flyers the chance to get where they did.

  140. wicky (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    I’m all for firing sather, he gave us some seriously bad contract baggage. I’m just saying winning the cup makes bad contracts look good (at least for a while).

  141. Linda says "Congrats Buff and the Hawks" on

    lol wick, in the haze and joy of victory, you have a point there.

  142. A Ranger fan needs to step up and prove their allegiance and man-nap Slats, and throw him in the basement like Mrs. Carrie did to Carrie in the 70’s horror flick, “Carrie”

    I vote Greg Z!


  143. Olga Folkyerself on

    wicky- It was impossible for the Rangers to win the Cup this year. They weren’t even good enough to compete. This year, or the last 10 years. A team can take a bad signing in stride, like Campbell, (which I don’t necessarily concede) or Redden. But Sather also saddled us with Drury, Rozival, Brashear, Gomez, etc, etc, etc for the past 10 years.

    The Black Hawks stunk as a franchise due to old man Wirtz basically saying Eff You to all the fans in Chicago. Yes, they got a number of high draft picks but it was Rocky Wirtz that opened up the purse strings, brought the fans back and gave them a chance to win. And they did in a few short years.

  144. wicky (ILB says stay thirsty my friends!!) on

    I’m just saying it is a fine line these days between lousy signing and being a great GM. A cup run changes everything.

    Yes, on to the world cup!!

  145. Patrick Brennan on

    Great…Where in the hell are the benefits and concerts and such for the Gulf disaster?
    Anyone? Anyone?
    Why the hell do we continually support other countries issues but not our own?


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