2016 Stanley Cup Champions

13 June 2016 Leave a comment
Pittsburgh Penguins players and coaches pose for photos with the Stanley Cup after Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. The Penguins won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Pittsburgh Penguins players and coaches pose for photos with the Stanley Cup after Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. The Penguins won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins on winning the 2016 Stanley Cup. The Penguins defeated San Jose Sharks last night in Game 6 of the series, 3-1 and winning the series 4-2. It is the fourth championship for the Penguins in the franchise history.  Congratulations to Sidney Crosby on winning the Conn Symthe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.

At first, I felt that gave it to him out of popularity, but his contribution in the last game probably gave it to him.  I thought his teammates, Phil Kessel or Matt Murray, had far more contributions in leading the team to winning their fourth Cup.  But, it is not about the best player in all the series, but the one would made most impact in the final series.

So alas, I guess it is alright to touch the Prince of Wales trophy before the Finals.

 

2016 NHL Eastern Conference Champions

May 26, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly (L) presents the Prince of Wales trophy to Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14), center Sidney Crosby (C), and center Evgeni Malkin (71) after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 to win the Eastern Conference Championship in game seven of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

May 26, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly (L) presents the Prince of Wales trophy to Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14), center Sidney Crosby (C), and center Evgeni Malkin (71) after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 to win the Eastern Conference Championship in game seven of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins on winning the Prince of Wales Trophy as Eastern Conference champions.  The Penguins defeated last year’s Eastern Conference champion, Tampa Bay Lightning, last night 2-1 and winning the series 4-3.  The Penguins will play the the Western Conference Champion, San Jose Sharks, next Monday in Pittsburgh.  Good luck to both teams.

2016 NHL Western Conference Champions

May 25, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; The San Jose Sharks stand with the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl after defeating the St. Louis Blues 5-2 to win the Western Conference Finals of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

May 25, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; The San Jose Sharks stand with the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl after defeating the St. Louis Blues 5-2 to win the Western Conference Finals of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations to the San Jose Sharks on winning the Campbell Bowl as the NHL Western Conference last night by defeating St Louis Blues in best of seven, 4-2. The Sharks will play the winner of the Eastern Conference, Pittsburg Penguins or Tampa Bay Lightning, on Monday. It will be their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Complete Peanuts 1999-2000

Here is the twenty-fifth volume, The Complete Peanuts 1999-2000 with forward by the President.  I understood that this would be last volume, however, I was surprise to learn in this volume that a twenty-sixth volume is coming this fall.

complete peanuts 1999 2000

The previous volume can still be purchased in the US.  Amazon.com still carries these volumes. The official current list of available The Complete Peanuts volumes can be found at Fantagraphic’s website.

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2015

7 December 2015 1 comment

 

Today is commemorated as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It is the 74th Anniversary of this event. Let us remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedom we experience today.

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Visit these sites for historical information about the attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941:
Department of Navy – Naval Historical Center – Pearl Harbor Raid
National Geographic – Remembering Pearl Harbor
The Pearl Harbor Day Page
Wikipedia – Attack on Pearl Harbor

Listen to FDR’s “Day of Infamy” Speech, courtesy of University of Missouri-Kansas City, and see copy of the speech delivered to the Joint Session of Congress on 8 December 1941.

The Complete Peanuts 1997-1998

4 October 2015 Leave a comment

Here is the twenty-fourth volume, The Complete Peanuts 1997-1998 with forward by Paul Feig.

complete peanuts 1997 1998

The previous volume can still be purchased in the US.  Amazon.com still carries these volumes. The official current list of available The Complete Peanuts volumes can be found at Fantagraphic’s website.

The Complete Peanuts 1995-1996

Here is the twenty-third volume, The Complete Peanuts 1995-1996 with forward by Rifftrax MST3K.

tpc-1995-1996

The previous volume can still be purchased in the US.  Amazon.com still carries these volumes. The official current list of available The Complete Peanuts volumes can be found at Fantagraphic’s website.