he grew a beard
Didn't see a thread yet. Scoreless so far. U-M on the PK.
Another Saturday night, another football sludgefart, another hoping for a hockey weekend split.
TV: Comcast Ch 900
(Man, I really don't want to lose to Penn State again.)
Gonna drink this loss away, and watch the Wings take on the Leafs tonight.
There will be nothing routine when the Red Wings arrive at the Air Canada Centre.
"Stickgate" has blown up in Toronto, with fans feeling they were snubbed when the Leafs decided to forgo the traditional stick salute after Thursday’s victory over Tampa.
The Wings are coming off a big win in Winnipeg and are closing out a three-game road trip.
Name your candidates or choice.
This has to stop. Enough is enough.
- Mel Pearson
- Rick Bennett
- Mike Babcock (because I like to believe crazy rumors)
The first game of the year that is actually on a television and not a web stream!
B1G opener. Michigan is 1-0-0 all-time in those, winning 3-2 OT in the first-ever B1G game against Ohio State.
I seriously hope this team is ready for this. They need to put their damn foot down and say enough is enough of this bullshit.
PSU has been an NCAA hockey team for not even 3 full years. It's time Michigan beats them like they haven't been around for 3 full years.
WIN. THE. GAME. PLEASE!!
Audio: MGoBlueTV (free)
EDIT: threAd title fail ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The Columbus Dispatch reports on Blue Jackets' defenseman Jack Johnson filing for bankruptcy and his path down financial ruin, which leads back to his time in Ann Arbor.
And it was at Michigan, sources say, that Johnson’s path to financial ruin began.
Maurice Taylor, a star basketball player at Michigan from 1994 to ’97 who was later disassociated by the school after a string of NCAA violations, steered Johnson and his family toward Simon Vo, who was to serve as Johnson’s business manager after Johnson fired Brisson, the agent.
Johnson had been paid relatively modest salaries early in his career, earning a high of $1.6 million in his fourth season in the league.
In the months leading up to his $30.5 million deal with the Kings, however, Vo and Steve Miller, who owned a mortgage company in Los Angeles, began discussing with Johnson’s parents the idea of “monetizing” Johnson’s contract, sources said.
“Monetizing” — that is, borrowing against guaranteed future salaries — has led to the financial woes of many professional athletes.
JMFJ signed a power of attorney that granted his mother full control of his finances and his parents started taking out loans in his name without his knowledge. He's now $10-15 million in debt, been sued three times, and has reportedly cut off all contact with his family.
“I’ve seen lots of instances of parents riding their kid’s coattails around,” said an NHL executive familiar with the case. “I’ve never seen a case as ugly as this one, where the parents took such advantage of their kid.”
Awesome news for the landscape and growth of college hockey, especially growing the amount of D1 programs out west.