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Casino Sues Eugene Melnyk For Money Owed

via CBC,

A casino in Connecticut is suing Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk for more than $900,000, saying he tried and failed to pay them with bank drafts over a winter weekend in 2017.

The lawsuit was filed by the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn., roughly halfway between Boston and New York City, on July 9 of this year.

Court documents allege Melnyk tried to pay the casino with five bank drafts totalling $900,000 over the weekend of March 17, 2017, and those drafts were then "dishonoured" by a bank.

The casino management wants that money back, plus $15,000 in damages, costs and interest.

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Is CTE To Blame For Mark Pavelich’s Attack On A Neighbor?

from Paul Walsh of the Star Tribune,

A member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hockey team that won Olympic gold for the United States is jailed in northeastern Minnesota on charges that he attacked a neighbor with a metal pole.

Mark Pavelich’s sister says his aggression is uncharacteristic and may be related to head injuries suffered on the ice, including during his career in the National Hockey League.

Pavelich was booked into the Cook County jail last Thursday night and appeared Monday in Cook County District Court on charges of second- and third-degree assault, possession of an illegal shotgun and possessing a gun with a missing serial number.

Pavelich, 61, a land developer in Lutsen, remains held in lieu of $250,000 bail and was ordered by District Judge Michael Cuzzo to undergo a hearing on his mental competency to stand trial.


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I Can Honestly Say I Have No Idea What This Is All About

Do I need to get out more, read more or just carry on?


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Joe Murphy Remains Homeless And Refusing Most Help

from Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press,

Joe Murphy, the Detroit Red Wings' No. 1 overall draft pick in 1986, wanders outside in a steady rain, eventually finding a place to sleep for the night in the doorway of a small restaurant.

His black tennis shoes are soaking wet and the bottom of his feet have pruned and turned bright white.

Murphy earned more than $13 million while playing 15 seasons in the NHL, but he is homeless again, just like last year. He doesn’t own socks, so he rips a T-shirt into strips and wraps them around his ankles.

“These are my socks right now,” Murphy says. “My feet have gone all white. Freakin’ nasty. I don’t need to remove my toes, I don’t think. But it’s going to be stinging and nasty, right?”

Dozens of people have tried to get Murphy off the streets of this small tourist town the past two years, including the NHL Alumni Association, members of the local police department, former teammates, his lawyer and an entire team of mental health experts and social workers. He refuses almost all of it.


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Do You Agree With Brendan Gallagher?


Below, watch one of the goals from a veteran player.

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A Visit To Normandy

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Recent days have been filled with D-Day stories, myriad media outlets detailing the horrors and heroism that played out on the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago, when Allied Forces stormed across the English Channel in the early morn of June 6, 1944, with eyes and weapons fixed on reclaiming Adolf Hitler’s Europe.

To stand there today, atop the cliffs where Nazi soldiers slaughtered thousands as they rained fire from seemingly impenetrable pillboxes, is an overwhelming experience for virtually all visitors.

In February of 1994, some 30 members of the US Olympic hockey team toured there for an afternoon prior to making their way to Norway for the Games in Lillehammer.

“Everyone has seen some sort of reenactment of that, read a book, seen a movie or whatever,” said Peter Laviolette, the Team USA captain in 1994 who was part of the trip that afternoon. “They’ve seen the devastation of the soldiers trying to take the beach . . . trying to take the beach . . . trying to take the beach . . . and that many lives lost.”

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Pre-Order Your Laila Anderson Bobblehead

Milwaukee, WI – June 5, 2019 – Today, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a limited edition bobblehead featuring Laila Anderson, the 11-year-old St. Louis Blues Superfan who is currently fighting Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, a rare life-threatening condition that attacks the immune system. Laila has been an inspiration to the Blues, the team’s fans and people across the world during the Blues’ improbable run to the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will be donating $5 from every bobblehead sold to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, which is where Laila has been receiving treatment.

The bobblehead features Laila on a hockey-rink base with her signature jean jacket holding a replica of the sign that she held up during a recent playoff game as well as the bell that children at the Children’s Hospital ring when they finish their chemotherapy treatment.


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Video- Certain People Should Avoid The Red Carpet

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The Return Of The Flying Fathers

from Megan Hoegler of the Columbia,

They were called the Harlem Globetrotters of hockey. From getting pies in the face to playing with tiny sticks as “penance” for penalties, the Flying Fathers combined crowd-pleasing antics with real skills on the ice.

Unlike the Globetrotters, however, the Flying Fathers wore a second uniform as well — the black clerics and Roman collars of Catholic priests. During their heyday in the 1960s and 70s, they played across North America and Europe, bringing communities together and raising millions of dollars for good causes.

Now, nearly a decade after the Flying Fathers left the ice, the team has been brought back to life. Led by Father John Perdue, 33, the vocation director for the Diocese of Peterborough, Ontario, a new troupe of priests have laced up their skates to fill arenas with laughter and raise funds for charity.

The roster is filled with members of the Knights of Columbus, and their games typically feature the “episcopal ordination” of the first scorer, rule-breaking shenanigans by Sister Mary Shooter, the hockey-playing nun, and other slapstick surprises.


Thanks to a KK member for the pointer.

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Video- Drive Along With Chris Pronger

Colby Armstong and Chris Pronger talk while driving.


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