5.02.2011

Les nouvelles

  • Unrelated sports news, Canada has a majority government now! After winning 166 of the seats, the Conservatives are now the leaders of our nation and the New Democratic Party have become the new, official opposition. The Liberals have made history by gaining the fewest amount of seats in the party's history - 34 seats.
  • Gossip: Arsenal's captain Cesc Fabregas has broken-up with his girlfriend. Yay or nay? I can hear many girlies' hearts re-mending themselves in celebration. Source
  • Congratulations to Borussia Dortmund of the Bundesliga on their title win!
  • Sami Hyypia (formerly of Liverpool FC) of Bayer Leverkusen has announced his official retirement from the beautiful game that is football. Source
  • Norwich City FC has been promoted to the Premier League! A 1-nil win over Portsmouth guaranteed them a spot in next season's table. Congrats to the team! Premier League
  • The NHL Foundation Award is given to those who applied the core values of hockey to enrich the lives of those in their community. Those charitable people nominated are Dustin Brown (LA Kings), Mike Green (Washington Capitals), and Daniel & Henrik Sedin (Vancouver Canucks).
  • Phoenix Coyotes' assistant coach, Ulf Samuelsson, has left the franchise for Swedish hockey giants, MODO, where he will be the new head coach. Coyotes
  • CHL playoffs update:
    • OHL - Finals
      • The OHL finals will start tomorrow, May 3rd, between the Owen Sound Attack and the Mississauga Majors
    • QMJHL - Semi-finals
      • Pushing for a Game 7, the Gatineau Olympiques have tied up the series 3-3 against the Quebec Remparts
    • WHL - Conference Finals
      • Eastern Conference finals: Having swept the Medicine Hat Tigers, the Kootenay Ice wait patiently for the winner of the Western Conference finals in the WHL Finals
      • Western Conference finals: Portland Winterhawks double the Spokane Chiefs in score and win the series 4-2
  • AHL playoffs update - Round 2
    • East
      • Charlotte Checkers took Game 3 to OT and won it against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to lead the series 2-1
      • After dropping a game to the Portland Pirates, the Binghamton Senators take a big 6-1 win to lead the series 3-1
    • West
      • Hamilton Bulldogs hold a healthy 2-0 series over the Manitoba Moose
      • Tied at 1-1 in the series, the Milwaukee Admirals and the Houston Aeros play again on May 3rd to see who will gain the lead
  • NHL playoffs update - Round 2
    • East:
      • After an intense OT period, a goal goes under review and off of the middle bar it went and the Boston Bruins take a 2-0 series lead over the Philadelphia Flyers
      • Heading to their home arena, the Tampa Bay Lightning take a big 2-0 series lead over the Washington Capitals
    • West:
      • Playing Games 3 and 4 in Music City, the Vancouver Canucks and the Nashville Predators are tied at 1-1 in the series and one of the teams look to break the deadlock.
      • Surprising a healthy handful of hockey fans, the Detroit Red Wings trail 2-0 in the series behind the San Jose Sharks

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