Gary Bettman's e-mail account hacked!
Credit: DGB (who else).
Should Habs Sell or Buy Come Trade Deadline?With the latest Mike Cammalleri injury to the already anemic Canadians line up, some speculate that Bob Gainey should try to land a big deal seeing that the Habs still sit only 3 points out of 6Th place in the eastern conference. the question is should the habs sell assets and think about rebuilding around top draft instead.
with only 28 days till the trade deadline, Gm Bob Gainey will have to make some stressful decisions in the weeks to come. what ever he does decide to do, it should be done quickly because the standing are changing daily, and with the Toronto-Calgary blockbuster trade breaking the ice, some habs fans are waiting impatiently with out non-shalent GM.
i ask you this if you are bob gainey, what would you do?
Oscar NominationsFor anyone who cares.
By the looks of it most of the winners have already been decided, should be pretty much the same as the Golden Globes, but the best Pic category is interesting since there are 10 noms this year. Happy District 9 got nominated, one of my favorite movies of the year.
Tarantino is nominated for Best director, best screenplay and for the movie itself (not to mention Waltz for best supporting actor), he best win one of those three!
Here are the full noms, credit IMDB:
Best Motion Picture of the Year
The Blind Side (2009)
District 9 (2009)
An Education (2009)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)
A Serious Man (2009)
Up in the Air (2009/I)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart (2009)
George Clooney for Up in the Air (2009/I)
Colin Firth for A Single Man (2009)
Morgan Freeman for Invictus (2009)
Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker (2008)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side (2009)
Helen Mirren for The Last Station (2009)
Carey Mulligan for An Education (2009)
Gabourey Sidibe for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)
Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia (2009)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Matt Damon for Invictus (2009)
Woody Harrelson for The Messenger (2009/I)
Christopher Plummer for The Last Station (2009)
Stanley Tucci for The Lovely Bones (2009)
Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Penélope Cruz for Nine (2009)
Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air (2009/I)
Maggie Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart (2009)
Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air (2009/I)
Mo'Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)
Best Achievement in Directing
Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (2008)
James Cameron for Avatar (2009)
Lee Daniels for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)
Jason Reitman for Up in the Air (2009/I)
Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
The Hurt Locker (2008): Mark Boal
Inglourious Basterds (2009): Quentin Tarantino
The Messenger (2009/I): Oren Moverman, Alessandro Camon
A Serious Man (2009): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Up (2009): Bob Peterson, Pete Docter
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
District 9 (2009): Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
An Education (2009): Nick Hornby
In the Loop (2009): Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009): Geoffrey Fletcher
Up in the Air (2009/I): Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
The Secret of Kells (2009)
The technical noms are at the link above as well, but these are the main noms.
Michel Bergeron loses itYou have to speak french but this is hilarious:
Lack Of Grey Matter
Video Rental Store | Iceland
(Two teenage customers ask if I can find a film for a school project.)
Customer #1: “Hi, do you have Casablanca?”
Me: “Sure.” *I fetch the film*
Customer #1: “Oh, it’s black and white?”
Customer #2: “That’s no good! We don’t have a black and white TV, only color!”
Six Types of NHL Rumourshttp://hockeyheadblog.com/?p=795
January 27, 2010
by Scott Lewis
We all love a good trade rumour, it’s just that most of them end up being just that… a rumour. Of course, one always has to consider the source of a rumour to evaluate its plausibility. Now more than ever, with the advancements in social media, trade rumours spread quicker than a case of crabs in the Flyers’ locker room.
Here is a detailed description of six of the most common types of rumours, and the sources from which they originate:
The Bob MacKenzie: Bob MacKenzie is strapped with Blackberrys like Frank Castle is guns. The godfather of the modern day NHL rumour, MacKenzie has been known to muscle some of his babies into actual deals.
He’s been reported to exhibit extreme fits of “hockey dad rage” in efforts to to see his reported rumours through. Says one unnamed Hockey Head source: “I once saw Bob MacKenzie turn Jay Feaster’s belly into hamburger meat with a flurry of rabbit punches and hard roundhouse kick, just so he’d pick up Darryl Sydor and prove Bob right”. Added another anonymous source: “Mike Sillinger only would have worn three jerseys his entire career had MacKenzie not reported him packing the other nine times”.
His exhausting arsenal of telecommunications devices and heavy handedness often lead him to erroneously report things as a done deal, ala Mats Sundin to the Rangers. Hell hath no fury like an embarrassed Spongebob MacKenzie.
The Steve Ludzik: These are often poorly executed and also ill-advised to speak of. They’re easy to spot, though. A well played Ludzik style rumour is often followed by a prolonged absence from on-screen appearances, and in some cases banishment from television altogether.
The prototypical punch-drunk hockey player turned broadcaster, Steve Ludzik has been MIA since reporting Pronger to the Kings for Jack Johnson and a first round pick last summer. Please inform us if you know of his whereabouts.
The Eklund: Hilarious, stupefyingly idiotic, wouldn’t even work in a video game; all ways to describe the audacity of an Eklund rumour. Often accompanied by rampant spelling mistakes and a self-imposed rating system, Eklund rumours range from downright absurd to the financially implausible.
Little is known of their origin, some say he’s a man named Dwayne, others believe he invented the internet. All that’s known is that he’s got a following that would make Jesus Christ jealous. Credible journalists everywhere equate Eklund to Keyser Söze, he’s “a spook story that criminals tell their kids at night”.
The Darren Dreger: Also referred to as “the Clark Kent” rumour, Dreger has a tendency to disappear right after a rumour report only to resurface at the scene of final negotiations. Detailed, financial terms well thought out, prophetic in nature; what derails a Dreger rumour only makes him stronger. A clash of historic proportions between Dreger and Bob MacKenzie is imminent, these men are well armed.
The Ignorant Co-worker: You’ve never spoken to him or her, but when they start babbling about how the Leafs are sending Grabovski and Kaberle to the Lightning for Martin St. Louis and Victor Hedman you want to reach over and smack ‘em. The water cooler is where some of the most random trade suggestions are made, only an Eklund rumour has the legs to go toe-to-toe with Paul from accounting whose brother knows the guy that cleans the ice at the farm team’s practice facility.
The Bruce Garrioch: “Malkin to the Kings!”
Apple iPad Specs RevealedAs we’re listening into the Apple tablet event, more technical details about the just revealed Apple iPad are finally starting to creep out. The overview: thin, fast, lots of flash storage and more.
Here’s what we know so far:
Apple’s own 1 GHz Apple A4 chip
16 – 64 GB of Flash storage
10 hours of battery life
Speaker, microphone and 30-pin connector
9.7 inch IPS LCD
Half an inch thick
Accelerometer and Compass