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1. Toronto Maple Leafs

Team value: $1,000 million

Owners: Rogers Communications, Bell Canada

Revenue 2011-12: $200 million

Operating income 2011-12: $81.9 million

 

 

jesus fucking christ.

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1. Toronto Maple Leafs

Team value: $1,000 million

Owners: Rogers Communications, Bell Canada

Revenue 2011-12: $200 million

Operating income 2011-12: $81.9 million

 

 

jesus fucking christ.

 

a thousand million?

 

like a billion?

 

 

 

 

also, i keep reading the title as "FUCK BATMAN" and i have to disagree. the rest of DC can go fuck itself, but batman rules

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Oilers.

 

Hall, Nuge, Eberle, J Schultz, Hemsky and Yakupov are going to beast.

 

Can't wait to watch these kids play again.

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got tickets to the oilers season opener.

fuckin pumped

 

found this on the canucks suck facebook page:

 

So a squad car driving around East Van drives past a little boy who's wandering the streets at 3 in the morning. The officer stops, and invites the boy into his car.

 

He says to the boy "What are you doing out this late at night?! It's dangerous here. Where do you live? I'll take you straight home."

 

The boy is quiet and doesn't want to answer, then tells the officer "Don't take me home. My father beats me."

 

"Well, what about your mother?" the officer asks.

 

"No, my mother beats me too." is the answer.

 

"Do you have any other family I can take you to?" asks the officer.

 

The little boy is quiet and then admits 'No...'.

 

"So where on earth are you trying to go at this time of night?" the officer sympathetically asks.

 

"I want to live at GM Place. The Canucks don't beat anybody."

 

 

 

also this:

 

 

i play in a beer league and play outdoor whenever i can, but i cant wait to watch the big show

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Hockey Day in Minny yesterday- watched 4 games

Min-North Dakota series was good Bjugsdad is gonna be good in the pros

Been watching all Min HS or College hockey during the lockout- Whatever channel that shits on is awesome

Ay Silba the hawks are giving away a ton of cool shit every game day.. Sign up on Hawks site

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Lawls^

This lis ass nurga is tearing shit up

Gaudreau Puts Together Historic Run

 

Saturday January 5, 2013

 

Former USHL Rookie of the Year John Gaudreau is the first player ever to win a Clark Cup, NCAA Championship, and gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship. (photo by Jim Naprstek)

 

Former USHL forward becomes first player ever to win Clark Cup, NCAA title, and World Junior Championship gold medal

 

Just over two years ago, a kid from Carneys Point, New Jersey showed up in Dubuque for the start of a USHL training camp with the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Appearances definitely were deceiving because who could have ever dreamed that a 5-5, 147-pound forward would accomplish so much in hockey…well except for John Gaudreau.

 

One of his original goals was just to be in the lineup for all 60 USHL regular season games. A tall task for a player who didn’t stand so tall and for a team that had a lot of question marks as it began its first season in the USHL. Under the guidance of head coach Jim Montgomery, it proved to be a magical season for the Dubuque Fighting Saints and Gaudreau proved that his heart was much bigger than his stature. Not only did he play in all 60 games, he excelled on the ice.

 

Gaudreau put up 72 points (36g, 36a) in the regular season to not only lead his team, but finished fourth overall in League scoring. His 36 goals were second most in the USHL and his 15 power play tallies led all skaters. The outstanding season earned him the nod as USHL Rookie of the Year. But it wouldn’t end there as Gaudreau put up a team-leading 11 points (5g, 6a) in 11 playoff games to lead the Dubuque Fighting Saints to the Clark Cup title.

 

A few weeks later, Gaudreau would realize another hockey dream when his named was called by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Draft, making him the 104th pick overall. A whirlwind few months, especially for a kid who had yet to celebrate his 18th birthday.

 

The eventful few months would be some of the most significant of his young career as they helped him make the jump to college hockey. A scholarship to hockey powerhouse Boston College was next up for Gaudreau, but would he be able to make an impact right away as a freshman? He continued to prove any doubters wrong as he went on to play all 44 games for the Boston College Eagles and scored 44 points (21g, 23a), second most on the team. The forward was dynamic during a 19-game winning streak for BC that culminated with a NCAA Championship.

 

Two championships in less than a year and building a storyline worthy of a Hollywood movie script, what more could a young hockey player achieve? One thing that had eluded him was a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team as he was cut just before the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship. He would be home for the holidays last winter and watched his fellow countrymen finish out of medal contention.

 

After his brilliant freshman campaign that was filled with honors and accolades, he went to the U.S. evaluation camp this past summer wanting to show decision makers that he deserved a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that would head to Ufa, Russia for the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship. He performed well at the camp and was dominate early in his sophomore season at Boston College with 23 points (11g, 12a) in 14 games.

 

Gaudreau wouldn’t be home for the holidays this year as he did make the U.S. team. He started out the tournament “slow” by his standards and failed to score a goal through the first three games despite his stellar play that created several quality chances. He broke out of his mini scoring slump in typical Gaudreau fashion by scoring two goals in the 9-3 win over Slovakia and then recording a hat trick in the 7-0 victory against the Czech Republic to put the U.S. in the semifinals. The high-scoring forward continued his assault on international goaltenders when he added two big goals in the 5-1 win over Canada to earn a spot in the gold-medal game.

 

It was an unusual scene on Saturday to see Gaudreau held off the scoresheet but his impact was felt for the U.S. team, which had 17 USHL alumni, as they won the gold medal with a 3-1 win over Sweden. He still finished the tournament as the leading goal scorer and tied for the U.S. team scoring lead with nine points (7g, 2a).

 

A gold medal is now added to the already full trophy case for John Gaudreau, which earned him the unlikely “hat trick” of being the first player ever to win a USHL Clark Cup, NCAA Championship, and gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship. Even more impressive was those accomplishments came over the short span of just 20 months.

 

It was just 21 months earlier that the 5-5, 147-pound kid from New Jersey showed up in Dubuque hoping just to play in the USHL, but now “Johnny Hockey” is gaining legendary status and enjoying the things of which hockey dreams are made.

 

Can't imagine he's going to make it too long in the nhl, but you never know.. St. Louis did it

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