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Datsyuk up for TSN POY14

18 April 2014 - 11:15 AM

vote here 

 

http://poy.tsn.ca/1-...atsyuk-vs-oshie


Ferraro: An incredible night for landon and my family

19 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

TSN article 

 

 

RAY FERRARO, NHL ON TSN

 

I am incredibly lucky in life - fabulous wife, four awesome sons and a great job.

Every once in awhile, it seems like life lets dreams become real - and that is a gift.

I had one of those moments in Detroit on Tuesday. My son, Landon, played his first NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, his favourite boyhood team.

When he phoned me to say he had been called up, I had so many visions of him as a little boy, pretending to be Mats Sundin, the joy we shared in going to the rink and the disappointments along the way.

As all parents know, nothing deflates you like a tough day for your child, nothing makes you happier than their success.

I happened to be flying to Toronto anyways - for a TSN game the next day - so when I got off the plane, I looked for a text from Landon whether he was in the lineup or not. He knew he would be in warm-up and that was enough for me to hop on another flight. And when I got there for warm-up, I saw he was on a line and knew his dream (and mine) was about to become reality.

My last game in the NHL - in May of 2002 - was in Detroit. Now Landon's first game was going to be in the same arena. I can see the post where Landon and his brother, Matt were waiting for me post-game; we all knew my career was done. Full circle stuff.

When the Wings came out of the tunnel, I was looking for that familiar skating stride and there he was. An NHL player. I have to say, the tears came pretty quickly. He played well, just under 10 minutes. I will never forget this night.

What an incredible night for our family, and in particular, for Landon. I'm so proud.

Share you thoughts with Ray Ferraro on Twitter at @rayferrarotsn.

 

 

 


I am not a fan of the Sharks, but I applaud this.

19 March 2014 - 09:47 AM

http://youtu.be/5OSJHQFHbGA 

 

this gave me goosebumps.


Steven Stamkos will not play for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics.

05 February 2014 - 04:58 PM

Too bad for this kid, he has worked hard to get back.
 
http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/story/?id=443088 

 

Edit: added poll for replacement


Gustav Nyquist named to Team Sweden

03 February 2014 - 02:28 PM

http://www.wingingitinmotown.com/2014/2/3/5374712/2014-winter-olympics-gustav-nyquist-named-to-team-sweden-mens-ice 

 

Not a real surprise from his play as of late.

 

 

Tre Kronor @Trekronorse

Pär Mårts har tagit ut Gustav Nyquist, fw Detroit Red Wings i #TreKronors OS trupp. Han ersätter skadade Johan Franzén. #twittpuck