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Location: Toronto.
Gender: male
Member since: July 20, 2003
Last visit: November 22, 2009

Philfromhavelock has posted 0 links and 124 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Favourite teams.

a. Team Canada, men's/women's hockey
b. Leafs/Canadiens
c. Senators/Canucks/Oilers/Flames
d. Team Renault
e. Expos

Most memorable event.

14 April 1931. Montreal 2 - Chicago 0. Canadiens win the Stanley Cup for the second straight season. First-year man Black Cat Gagnon scores both goals. Good times, good times.

Recent Comments

HEAD GAMES: What's killing the professional football players

Thanks for posting this.

The fifth estate also has an episode on Chris Benoit and pro wrestling (from February 2008). Interesting that the murders were originally reported as steroid rage. But this show talks about how steroids, amphetemines, (sometimes self-administered) pain killers, and booze compound the problems caused by concussions.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 10:21 PM on November 22, 2009

Manu Ginobili Makes Bat-sketball History


I like how the coach rushed out with hand sanitizer.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 09:13 AM on November 01, 2009

Phil Kessel is finally traded to the Maple Leafs

Thanks for linking to that comment, rumple. The percentage is interesting.

(The writer of the article missed the Chris Chelios trade - two first rounds picks to Chicago. I think (according to that Chicago chose Steve McCarthy and Peter Munro - and together they did not play as many games for Chicago as Chelios has played for Detroit.)

posted by Philfromhavelock at 08:55 AM on September 20, 2009

Top 10 Unbreakable Sports Records

>In the Young and Cobb case, the game has changed so much that those kind of numbers just aren't attainable. Yes. That is a huge factor in a lot of these, such as Glenn Hall's mark or Nolan Ryan's. Similar change: no one will play in the NHL finals ten years in a row again, like Bert Olmstead, Bernie Geoffrion, Doug Harvey, and Tom Johnson did in the 1950s. I don't think anyone will beat Larry Robinson's career +730, Bill Mosienko's three goals in 21 seconds, Doug Jarvis' 964 consecutive games, or Bobby Orr's +124 in a season. My favourite (unofficial) record. Most knockouts by an NHL superstar in one game when Maurice Richard had 2 knock outs in MSG.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 09:07 PM on April 17, 2008

Why the Leafs stink

I agree with the article, but I have a quibble about the way these (bad) trades were presented in the article, though. >October 16, 1989—Scott Niedermayer for Tom Kurvers >March 13, 1996—Kenny Jonsson and Roberto Luongo for Wendel Clark and Mathieu Schneider That should read "draft choice" because the Leafs never had Luongo or Niedermayer. If the Devils had taken Scott Lachance then this would not have been the worst trade ever? It's a little like saying >"Toronto Maple Leafs traded Craig Berube, Alexander Godynyuk, Gary Leeman, Michel Petit and Jeff Reese to the Calgary Flames for Doug Gilmour, Jamie Macoun, Ric Nattress, Rick Wamsley and Kent Manderville." should really be: " the Calgary Flames for Doug Gilmour, Jason Smith, Steve Sullivan, Alyn MacCauley, Jamies Macoun, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Ric Natress, Rick Walmsley, and Kent Manderville." because the Leafs traded Gilmour to Jersey and traded Macoun for draft choice. Whatever a team does with the asset whether it is a player, cash, draft choice, or a bus should not count against the team that gave it away. Other than that and the Fred Modin bit mentioned by grum, fine article.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 09:25 AM on April 09, 2008

Farewell to Another Great:

Thanks, thanks, thanks for posting this. Tom Johnson is almost a footnote - who broke Doug Harvey's run of Norris Trophies - but he was a good player. My mum lived in the same apartment building with Tom Johnson during the five-in-a-row in the late fifties. My grandfather (who died before I was born) was the super and talked a lot with Tom Johnson - hockey, Johnson's Ford Thunderbirds, whatever. Tom was a bit of a fast living guy, apparently, with lots of guests and a few car wrecks and a couple of other Canadiens roomies. I think it was right that Guy Lafleur turned down the offer to unretire Jean Beliveau's number 4 and took Tom Johnson's number ten - the two of them were skilled leaders on the ice and lived the good life off.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 07:19 PM on November 23, 2007

CBC Radio and TV Archives, Sports Category

I like that link. I wish they had more (say, a full period) of that 1944 Montreal Canadiens game.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 04:40 PM on November 23, 2007

An All Prairie Grey Cup

Honorary Banjo Bowl!

posted by Philfromhavelock at 09:33 PM on November 19, 2007

Lindros announces retirement, donates $5,000,000 to Ontario hospital

Gartner holds the (unofficial) record for playing the most games for a Stanley Cup winning team without being getting his name on the Cup. (Seventy two games when the Rangers traded him at deadline.)

posted by Philfromhavelock at 07:05 PM on November 12, 2007

American Idol: Modano Breaks NHL American Scoring Record

And to quibble, Mike Modano is not the leading scorer of players with U.S. citizenship. Bryan Trottier has 1425 points and Brett Hull 1391. >I just don't know a lot about Modano's history and was just curious about the adversity he has faced, whether hockey-related or otherwise. I don't know either, but he did lose a ton of money on some bad investment advice a few year's ago.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 09:36 AM on November 10, 2007

Lindros announces retirement, donates $5,000,000 to Ontario hospital

>Dino Ciccarelli... is considered by many as the best player no never win a Cup. I'd put most if not all of these guys ahead of him. Marcel Dionne, Darryl Sittler, Bill Gadsby, Brad Park, Marcel Dionne, Gilbert Perreault, Mike Gartner, Jean Ratelle, Rod Gilbert, Michel Goulet, Peter Statsny.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 09:28 AM on November 10, 2007

Kicking the ball to Holland.

Thanks for posting this.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 07:54 PM on November 02, 2007

Washington Nationals Say Goodbye to RFK Stadium

>I still miss Jarry Park, and the Olympic Stadium. Aye.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 08:14 PM on September 28, 2007

Canadian artist Ken Danby dies at 67

>"She said that she had long had a print of it in her home and really enjoyed it. I thanked her, but also explained that, 'It isn't an image of Ken Dryden.' Looking puzzled, she replied, 'Yes it is.' I responded, 'No it isn't.' After a long pause, she loudly exclaimed, 'Yes it is!' I quickly apologized, with the sudden realization that she was right. It's really whomever one wants it to be."

posted by Philfromhavelock at 06:35 PM on September 26, 2007

Canadian artist Ken Danby dies at 67

I feel like I grew up looking at In the crease. It seemed to be everywhere in my childhood. I'm surprised Danby was so young - I thought he was much older.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 08:23 AM on September 26, 2007