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Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. Mel Ott Jersey .ca. With the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction festivities about to take place this weekend, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to share a memory or two. A number of times I had the good fortune to receive the assignment to work the Hall of Fame Game played between the Toronto Maple Leafs and their respective opponent. I always felt emotions well up from deep within that were spawned from childhood recollections as previously enshrined members; some from generations long since removed, were marched onto the red carpet prior to the new class being presented. Each time I set foot inside the Hockey Hall of Fame I am overcome with knee-trembling awe at the accomplishments of the membership and the history of the great game of hockey that we all love. I am grateful for the opportunity to have skated on NHL ice with some of the greatest players the game has known for three decades; including my association with the current crop of inductees. Their talent, individual records and tremendous contribution to the game are common knowledge. You might be surprised to learn that my first thought at hearing Peter Forsbergs name is not about all of his awards and the tremendous skill or the brute power he demonstrated; a guy that could throw a reverse hit like no other as he was about to be checked while maintaining full possession of the puck. No, my thoughts centred on his well-documented ankle and foot problems that ended his comeback attempt as a 37-year-old with the Colorado Avalanche after playing two games in 2010-11. The reason for this is I attempted to walk in the mans skates and as a result I am truly amazed at how Peter could achieve such an amazing career. In September of 1996, I flew to Stockholm, Sweden with linesmen Ray Scapinello and Dan Schachte to officiate the European preliminary round of the World Cup of Hockey. We connected through London Heathrow where a broken baggage conveyor belt prevented thousands of bags from moving on to their final destination. My colleagues were fortunate enough to find their equipment bags on the conveyer in Stockholm while mine remained stranded in London. Dag Olsen, referee-in-chief of the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation, made a call to the Swedish team trainer to arrange alternate skates and equipment. I arrived at the Globe Arena two hours prior to game time and was given a pair of skates my size. After lacing up and stepping on the ice my right skate turned so severely inward that I almost fell over. I only ventured 10 feet from the players bench door to recognize I couldnt navigate in Forsbergs skates that were formed to his foot malady. I was forced to use Olsens ancient tube skates. I saw Peter as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers; along with their medical and training staff exhaust all options to devise a solution to this real foot problem. All the while, you as fans were treated to his amazing skills with little or no knowledge of the magnitude of what he had to overcome. Dominik Hasek was appropriately tagged The Dominator for preventing pucks from entering his net by whatever means it took; including his head. Doms goaltending style was beyond unorthodox and during his many elite years, he stopped pucks better than any other goalie in the game. In 1998, I travelled to Nagano to work the Winter Olympics. My wife Kathy was joining me in Japan prior to the medal round. A few games into the preliminaries Kathy asked, in a phone conversation, which teams I thought looked good. While the Canadian team had received most of the advance hype, much to her surprise I told Kathy the Czechs looked like the team to beat. Reason being, teams just couldnt put the puck past Hasek! Kathy and I were seated in the first row of the lower balcony with a contingent of NHL dignitaries preparing to watch the gold medal game between Russia and Czechoslovakia. A very low railing provided minimal safety for anyone from falling over the balcony if they were to stumble on the steep steps. Chicago Blackhawks owner Bill Wirtz was about to settle into the seat beside me when the large man stumbled and was about to go over the rail. I grabbed Mr. Wirtz by the belt and yanked hard to deposit him into his seat. The Hawks owner was surprised to see that it was me that saved him from a dangerous, if not tragic fall. The former Chairman of the NHL Board of Governors then solicited my opinion as to who I thought was going to win the game for the gold. I shared that the Czech team looked very tough to beat. Turns out that was good news for Mr. Wirtz, as he told me he laid a substantial bet in Vegas on the Czech team to win. The reason was that he gambled against Hasek once before when his Hawks traded him. He wasnt going to make the same mistake and bet against The Dominator again. Led by the brilliant goaltending of Hasek, the Czech team shut out the Russians to win the gold medal. On this solemn day of November 11 as we honor our veterans; past, present and future, I cant help but pay tribute to the memory of Pat Burns; a great coach and an even better man. In doing so I must share a valuable perspective that I gained from a non-hockey person in Boston one day. On the morning of a Bruins game I attended the weekday, morning mass at a chapel inside the Copley Square Mall. Following mass the Priest, who correctly assumed I was an out-of-town guest, engaged me in conversation to find out where I was from and the nature of my visit to Boston. When I informed him I was there to work the Bruins game, the priest told he was in charge of the Seminary and had several hockey fans in his charge! I arranged to have four seminarians as my guest at the Bruins game that evening. In reciprocation, I was invited to attend lunch at the Seminary; an invitation I was thrilled to accept. One of the young seminarians was a devout hockey nut from Michigan who was almost out of his skin with enthusiasm at having me join them for lunch and to be going to the Bruins game that evening. After the blessing, the Michigan lad was animated in telling his colleagues all about the officiating career of Kerry Fraser and how I was a future Hall of Famer! Sitting across the table from me was a very polite, meek young seminarian from Nebraska who didnt know a hockey stick from a corn stalk. The aspiring priest looked me in the eye and said, Mr. Fraser, I dont mean any disrespect but theres only one Hall of Fame that I want to be inducted into, as the young seminarian looked skyward and pointed toward Heaven. I laughed and said a big, Amen to that my Brother! Following the festivities this weekend, I know without a doubt Pat Burns will have been inducted into both Hall of Fames. God bless you and your family Pat. I wish to congratulate each of the class of 2014 inductees on their career accomplishments and the great honour being bestowed upon them this coming weekend. Juan Marichal Jersey . Terrance Broadway threw for 227 yards and Hunter Stover kicked three field goals as the Ragin Cajuns won an unprecedented fourth straight New Orleans Bowl with a 16-3 triumph over Nevada. Will Clark Jersey . Carcillo was a little of both for New York in Game 3. Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Carcillo scored goals, leading the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. http://www.sfgiantsapparelsshop.com/jeff-samardzija-jersey-c-30/ . Tepesch, back from the minor leagues, earned his first major league victory in more than 10 months and the Rangers edged the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday.TORONTO – The first-place Blue Jays hit the halfway mark of the season with 45 wins and a two-game lead on Baltimore in the American League East, territory unfamiliar to a franchise still waiting for its first playoff game since October 23, 1993, the night Joe Carter walked off Mitch Williams into World Series lore. "Im proud of the way the guys played," said manager John Gibbons. "It was kind of a so-so start and we kicked it in there in the month of May and put ourselves in a good position. Now, you know, we just need to do that again in the second half or even improve on that but Im very, very happy with the effort and the way the guys have been playing baseball. Its that simple." You wont find a Mission Accomplished banner hanging in the clubhouse. The expectation is much greater. "Has it met it yet? No," said Casey Janssen. "Our expectation is to make the playoffs and win the World Series and were not there yet. Weve got a long way to go. I think everyone believed we could be this type of team but were not throwing a party yet, we know that. We know theres a ton of talent here and its the AL East so anything can happen." Despite a recent downturn in offensive production, through 81 games Toronto continues to sit in the top seven of most major categories. The club sits first in the majors with 104 home runs. Its fourth with a .262 batting average and .331 on-base percentage. The on-base plus slugging percentage of .767 ranks third and its 272 walks are seventh. The most pleasant surprise and biggest disappointment reside on the same spot: the pitchers mound. The pleasant surprise: Blue Jays starters lead the American League with 35 wins (a number not reached until the 135th game last season) and the staff ERA of 3.87 is best in the AL East. The biggest disappointment: the bullpen, the ray of sunshine in a stormy 2013 season, has compiled baseballs fourth-worst ERA (4.48). Its a target for improvement. "I think there are some times when weve got to be better in the bullpen," said Gibbons. "Weve got to shore that up a little bit. Its like anything, consistency over the whole pitching staff and hopefully you stay healthy enough." The Blue Jays have been fortunate to remain relatively healthy, dealing with injuries theyve been able to cover. Maicer Izturis was a backup infielder. Brandon Morrow wasnt pitching well when he got hurt. Colby Rasmus missed 33 games with a hamstring strain and the Jays got by with an Anthony Gose-Kevin Pillar platoon in centerfield. The medical staff is now doing the dance with Jose Bautista as he deals with a hamstring probleem, which could be made worse if rushed. Denard Span Jersey. Bautista will run sprints on Saturday morning and depending on how he feels, could be available to at least pinch hit on the weekend. QUIET TIME FOR JANSSEN Wondering where closer Casey Janssen has been these days? Hes around. He just hasnt pitched much due to a lack of save opportunities. Since notching his 12th save of the season on June 15 in Baltimore, Janssen has appeared twice. He mopped up the epic, 14-9 comeback win on June 20 in Cincinnati. He threw the ninth inning of a 6-6 game against the Yankees on June 24 and got the win when the Blue Jays walked off. It can be difficult for relievers when they go through a period without consistent work. "I feel like saves come in bunches at times," said Janssen. "You get opportunities to pitch maybe in a lopsided game one way or another if it gets to be too long. Sometimes there are times when you dont get in but you get up. Im one of those guys that always has relied on my command and I guess it comes a little more natural to me than others." Janssen has 12 saves in 14 opportunities this season. "Sometimes the rest is good, knowing that the tough stretch is going to come at some point," said Janssen. Expect Janssen to get into a game before the weekend is over, regardless of whether Toronto has a lead of three or less. Janssen speaks to pitching coach Pete Walker about his schedule, who relays the message to manager John Gibbons. If Janssen goes four or five days without action his arms reaction to its diminished workload becomes less predictable. "You wonder if your arms going to be a little cranky or if its going to be super fresh," said Janssen. "Sometimes you feel great when you get the rest and sometimes youre kind of knocking the dust off a little bit." Remember that Janssen had an abbreviated spring training thanks to stiffness in the back of his pitching shoulder. He didnt appear in a Grapefruit League game until the final week of March. Then, in Montreal, he strained his left oblique and didnt make his season debut until May 12. Its been a build for Janssen, who anticipates being able to pitch on three consecutive days, if needed, as the importance of each game ramps up. "I feel like Id love to do it and Id love to have the opportunity to do it," said Janssen. "I think a lot of those three in a rows depend on how the first two went and the stress level of those innings. My goal is to be able to pitch in every opportunity possible, especially as the season gets further along and as this division and the race gets tight and everything like that." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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