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from NHL.com, NEW YORK / TORONTO – The 2013-14 season marks the 15th anniversary of Hockey Fights Cancer™, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) joint charitable...
from NHL.com, NEW YORK / TORONTO – The 2013-14 season marks the 15th anniversary of Hockey Fights Cancer™, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) joint charitable initiative dedicated to raising awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. This month, the NHLPA and the NHL will mark this milestone with the annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month campaign. Over the course of 31 days this month, the NHL and NHLPA will distribute more than $200,000 in grants to national and local cancer organizations in all 30 NHL® markets, bringing the total amount Hockey Fights Cancer has donated to this important cause to approximately $13 million since its inception in 1998. continued
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Varlamov with the Avs (Robin Alam/Icon SMI) Colorado Avalanche head coach, Patrick Roy, had one simple goal for his team this year, to surprise the hockey world. The Avalanche began the 2013-2014 NHL season as little more than an afterth...
Varlamov with the Avs (Robin Alam/Icon SMI) Colorado Avalanche head coach, Patrick Roy, had one simple goal for his team this year, to surprise the hockey world. The Avalanche began the 2013-2014 NHL season as little more than an afterthought for most people around the league. Sure, Patrick Roy provides a sexy story, especially when he’s destroying glass partitions, and Nathan MacKinnon will be on the radar during his rookie year as he is expected to be a Calder Trophy front-runner. Outside of these stories, nobody really expected the Avalanche to be more than what they were a season ago, a bottom feeder. Well, three games into the season for the Avalanche and it might be time to start taking notice. The Colorado Avalanche are now 3-0-0 for the first time since the franchise moved to Denver. There is a lot of credit to be given around the team, but the biggest reason for this team’s quick surge out the gates stands in the Avalanche crease, Semyon Varlamov. The NHL regular season schedule was released on Friday. Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on Colorado Avalanche tickets for all 2013-14 games. Statement Season It hasn’t been a secret to anybody that this season is a make, or break season for Varlamov. The Avalanche gave gave up a decent dowry in acquiring Varlamov a couple of seasons ago in hopes that he would take the opportunity to be the number one and run with it. Unfortunately, even though we have seen flashes of the goalie the Avalanche want him to be, Varlamov has had several peaks and valleys since coming to Denver. In his first full season with the team, Varlamov even lost the starting job to veteran Jean-Sebastien Giguere for a little over a month. This season is a huge one for Varlamov because is going to have a strong impact on his future with the team. For starters, this is the final year of his current contract, and players always want to put out their best when they know their future paychecks are on the line. More importantly, Varlamov wants to prove his critics wrong and show that the Avalanche were right to give up the draft picks they did in order to acquire him. On that same note, the Avalanche want to be able to say that they were right in this,  as well. The Avalanche haven’t had a solid, long-term number one goalie since Patrick Roy retired and I’m sure both the club and the fans are tired of searching. If Varlamov wants to be the guy going forward here, he’s got to prove that he can handle it over the course of the season. The Numbers Semyon Varlamov (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) First and foremost, Varlamov and the Avalanche have already done something that last year’s team was never able to do, win three games in a row. In and of itself, that is a great omen, but the numbers that Varlamov has posted in these first three wins of the season have been fantastic. In each of the three games played, Varlamov surrendered only one goal. In each of the three games played, he has not given up a goal in the first period. He has also not given up any power play goals thus far. The numbers are great. Opening night against Anaheim, Varlamov stopped 35 out of 36 shots. Against Nashville he stopped 26 of 27, and in Toronto he stopped 27 of 28. The only goal beating him in Toronto resulted from a melee in front of the net that just as easily could have been blown dead by the official. Varlamov has a 1.00 goals-against average in the young season and a save percentage of .967. Obviously one doesn’t expect the numbers to stay on this level throughout the whole season, but the signs are good. If Varlamov can keep the numbers even remotely close to what he has had thus far, the Avalanche will have great success. The Presence Semyon Varlamov (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI) Perhaps the only thing better than the numbers Varlamov is currently producing is how he has gone about doing it. In each of the games played, Varlamov has been tested at key moments where
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If Peter Dinklage asks you to smell his thumb, don’t, it’s a trick.Peter Dinklage became famous for starring in a show about sister-f*cking, eunuchs, castration, gay sex and crossbow murder, so I think I speak for everyone wh...
If Peter Dinklage asks you to smell his thumb, don’t, it’s a trick.Peter Dinklage became famous for starring in a show about sister-f*cking, eunuchs, castration, gay sex and crossbow murder, so I think I speak for everyone when I say enough with the Family Channel crap, shorty, we’re all adults here. And it looks like we’ll finally get a chance to see the prince-slapper work blue, as he’s signed on to star in an R-rated comedy from Bad Words writer Andrew Dodge.The [untitled Paramount comedy] — to be penned by Andrew Dodge, the writer of Jason Bateman’s Toronto Film Festival sensation Bad Words — will be produced by Mary Parent and Cale Boyter.The project is described as being deep in R-rated territory but wrapped around an emotional heart. Sources say it plays off of Dinklage’s size, as the story centers around a man who tells people he is a true leprechaun.The project is said to be tonally in the vein of Bad Santa, the 2003 comedy featuring Billy Bob Thornton as a department store Santa that was filthy fun with an uplifting ending, and Bad Words, Bateman’s directorial debut that featured foul-mouthed kids in a spelling bee. [THR]Finally, my prayers to the God of Tits and Wine have been answered! This calls for a Peter Drinklage! (*pantomimes pistol in mouth blowing out back of own skull*)Okay, so we know next to nothing about this project at this stage, but I’m all for more Peter Dinklage in pretty much any form. He’s just so damned charismatic. He’s like a miniature Robert Downey Jr. Well, miniature-er, anyway.
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Bell has announced an official multi-year partnership with the NBA, which will allow customers to watch NBA content on their smartphones and tablets. Bell Mobile TV customers will get nightly NBA highlights from the regular season all th...
Bell has announced an official multi-year partnership with the NBA, which will allow customers to watch NBA content on their smartphones and tablets. Bell Mobile TV customers will get nightly NBA highlights from the regular season all the way to the NBA Finals. Here’s what basketball fans can expect from this partnership: Bell will be the presenting sponsor of the NBA Canada Series pre-season game platform beginning with the upcoming match-up between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics on October 20 at Bell Centre in Montréal. Bell customers will be able to watch new weekly NBA content on their smartphones and tablets during both the regular season and in the Playoffs, including player special profiles, rookie features and unique court side content. Bell Mobile TV will feature new nightly NBA highlights from approximately 1,300 NBA games starting at the beginning of the regular season and continuing through the NBA Finals. Bell will be the presenting sponsor of the NBA All-Star Balloting platform in Canada, which gives fans the opportunity to vote daily for their favourite players to become starters for the NBA All-Star Game, and will include a contest for two fans to attend 2014 NBA All-Star in New Orleans. Bell is currently a platinum sponsor of the Toronto Raptors. Bell Mobile TV hit 1 million subscribers last month. Bell Announces Partnership with the NBA for Mobile TV and More is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
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Cameos By Drake & J.Cole While out in Toronto on the What Dreams May Come Tour with J. Cole, Wale shot the visual to his The Gifted-cut, "Simple Man." The vid features visuals from his tourmate Cole, as well as the city's hometown h...
Cameos By Drake & J.Cole While out in Toronto on the What Dreams May Come Tour with J. Cole, Wale shot the visual to his The Gifted-cut, "Simple Man." The vid features visuals from his tourmate Cole, as well as the city's hometown hero, Drizzy.
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Rzlbd's Toronto Totem House is filled with natural light.
Rzlbd's Toronto Totem House is filled with natural light.
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Wale never stopped working after releasing The Gifted. In fact,  he's been shooting ample visuals for tracks on the project and returns today to debut "Simple Man." Shot in Toronto during this year's OVO Fest, the MMG affiliate cruises ...
Wale never stopped working after releasing The Gifted. In fact,  he's been shooting ample visuals for tracks on the project and returns today to debut "Simple Man." Shot in Toronto during this year's OVO Fest, the MMG affiliate cruises the Canadian streets to take in the city. It's worth noting that he does this while sporting his specially made "Black Python" Air Jordan IIIs, created by JBF Customs. Folarin is currently on the "What Dreams May Come" tour performing nightly alongside J. Cole. If you can't catch a show, get your fill of Wale sightings in videos for "Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece)" and a spanking new treatment for "Clappers." After yo check those out, watch "Simple Man" below. -- Photo: YouTube The post Wale – "Simple Man" [VIDEO] appeared first on Hip-Hop Wired.
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Read the rest of Natural Light Swaths rzlbd’s Totem House in Toronto Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", atelier rzlbd, Daylighting, eco design, eco home, green architecture, Green Buildi...
Read the rest of Natural Light Swaths rzlbd’s Totem House in Toronto Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", atelier rzlbd, Daylighting, eco design, eco home, green architecture, Green Building, green design, green home, natural light, rzlbd, Sustainable Building, sustainable design, toronto, totem house
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Today, Charlotte rapper Deniro Farrar, with the help of his new manager Meko Yohannes of DOPE Group, was able to finalize a deal with VICE Records/Warner Bros Records. From Feel Me to The Patriarch 2, Farrar has been creating his own fol...
Today, Charlotte rapper Deniro Farrar, with the help of his new manager Meko Yohannes of DOPE Group, was able to finalize a deal with VICE Records/Warner Bros Records. From Feel Me to The Patriarch 2, Farrar has been creating his own following for the past couple of years. He is now working on his official debut EP, which will drop in 2014. Deniro has opened for notable stars such as Wiz Khalifa and Kendrick Lamar. Coming off a performance at A3C, the leader of cult rap will be doing a run of North American shows including performances at CMJ in New York next week. You can also check out his upcoming shows below. Upcoming performances: October 12 –Vibe Lounge (Rockville Centre, NY) October 13 – Barbary (Philadelphia, PA) October 15 – SOBs (New York, NY) October 16 – Santos (New York, NY) October 23 – The One Stop (Asheville, NC) November 16 – Toronto, Canada November 17 – The Fillmore (Charlotte, NC) Previously: The Come Up: Deniro Farrar  Follow XXL on Facebook
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Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic is off to the third round at the Shanhai Masters after defeating Spains Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday in China.
Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic is off to the third round at the Shanhai Masters after defeating Spains Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday in China.
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