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 on: August 08, 2018, 02:58:51 AM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by Robb_K
I was sorry to hear that one of my heroes, Stan Mikita, died yesterday.  He, along with Bobby Hull, helped revive my favourite NHL team at the end of the 1950s.  He was small, but played hard and feisty.  He was one of the best ever.  He was also great for The City of Chicago, and its community.  It was a tragedy that he died so young from such a disabling mental disease.  He was only a few years older than I.  He was right in my ballpark, a European displaced person refugee child of World War II displaced persons, who came to Canada, to have the opportunity for a good life.  He made the best of it.  And, like my family, he moved to Chicago.

Although it is usually attributed to Bobby Hull, Stan was actually the first to use the curved stick.

 on: August 08, 2018, 02:48:18 AM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by Robb_K
Here's what I put together about Ray Emery:

Ray Emery
Emery, a native of Hamilton, played 11 seasons in the NHL, the first five with the Ottawa Senators where he helped the franchise to its only Stanley Cup appearance,  He had been drafted by The Sens in 4th Round in 2001 from The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. in 2007.
Emery also played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks. He played for the Blackhawks during their 2012-13 Stanley Cup season, but did not see time in the playoffs.  He was mostly an NHL career backup.
He last played the 2014-15 season with the Flyers and was signed late in the 2015-16 season by Philadelphia, although he didn't see any ice time.
Emery was seen as one of the league's more hard-nosed goalies and one of his most memorable moments among fans was fighting Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby in November 2013.
He played his first NHL game with Ottawa in 2002-2003, and was their main goalie in 2005-06, 06-07, and 07-08. He was traded to The Flyers in 2009.  After that, he played back-up for The Flyers, Blackhawks, Ducks, and back to The Blackhawks.  In 287 NHL games, he posted a 2.70 goals against avg., .906 Save %.  He won 145 games, and lost only 86.

 on: August 07, 2018, 09:32:49 PM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by doctordoowop
Robb--as u know  goalie  Ray Emory  drowned a   few  wks   ago.  Recall  seeing him on BHawks   filling in for Crawford I believe.

From your  10  million, nobillion   bite  memory bank could  u write an obit.  Never saw one.

 on: August 07, 2018, 07:07:05 PM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by JoeC
So ... just read that Stan Mikita died today (7 August). I knew he had been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia (a diagnosis nobody would want) three years ago. Since 2015, while sound of body, he really did not known who he was, or what was happening around him. HIs brain will be examined for CTE but his wife, Jill, says she has no intention of taking the matter further.

Also learned from his obit that he emigrated from Slovakia to St. Catherines when he was 8 yrs old. His birth surname was Guoth but he took Mikita as his last name on arrival in Ontario (name of his aunt and uncle in Canada). 

RIP, Stan, you were a great man and player.

 on: August 01, 2018, 12:10:25 AM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by doctordoowop
DEFINITELY  not Clark.   Close  to Nite--but  don't think its him.  Then who???

 on: July 31, 2018, 02:50:35 PM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by doowopbob
Any chance it's Dick Clark and not Norm N. Nite?Huh

 on: July 30, 2018, 07:06:36 PM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by JoeC
I saw Jackie in person at The Mosque auditorium in Richmond, VA back in 1958 (he opened one of those packaged tours with "Reet Petite," then his only hit). He wore a gold lame jacket -- which I now wonder whether was influenced by Elvis.

 on: July 30, 2018, 06:18:36 PM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by jp05
The clip of Jackie sounds like Norm N. Night doing the questions. Wonder when it's from?


 on: July 28, 2018, 06:46:23 PM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by doowopbob

A friend sent this along to the group

 on: July 24, 2018, 12:44:42 PM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by doctordoowop
Ball is juiced as well as  players.   

Carpenter just tied  rec  for  most for extra base hits  with  3Hrs  & 2 doubles & had 3 HRs by 6th inning.  I know Adcock had 18 TB.--double plus 4 Hrs.

My new  steroidboy--Muncy.

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