March 6, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
March 3 - 5, 2010

Last Update - March 6, 2010 at 8:52 PM EST

Lots of good stuff to get into during the second half of the week. So much so, that some will be left out of this basic 'Reading And Viewing List' for March 3 through March 5, 2010. Hopefully I have it in me to include those other items in their own separate posts.

March 5, 2010

No SuperRally return for Raikkonen
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Citroen Junior team driver Kimi Raikkonen will not restart Rally Mexico on Saturday after an inspection revealed his car was too badly damaged in a multiple roll on SS7...

Petter Solberg leads Rally Mexico after day one
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Citroen privateer driver Petter Solberg holds a 15 second lead of Rally Mexico this evening after a sensational performance through the opening day of the competition.

The 2003 World Rally Champion made the most of an advantageous start position of eighth on the road, and a racing line swept of loose gravel, to go fastest in his C4 World Rally Car on five of the day's nine stages...

Raikkonen out!
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Citroen Junior Team driver Kimi Raikkonen rolled his Citroen C4 World Rally Car out of Friday's competition almost within sight of the end of SS7 - the repeated El Cubilete stage...

SS7: No tactics - Solberg keeps his lead
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With a low position in the start order likely to be a huge help on Saturday's ultra slippery roads, drivers were faced with a choice on the decisive SS7 - either keep their positions on the leaderboard, or drop time deliberately in order to get a better place in the day two running order...

Can Versus Take on SportsCenter?
By Eric McErlain at Off Wing Opinion

In my latest appearance at The TV News, I talk about Versus and their latest foray into originally produced programming. They've calling it The Daily Line, and it's going to debut on April 5 at 6:00 p.m. opposite SportsCenter...

SS4: Solberg out in front at Friday's halfway point
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As crews returned to Leon for Friday's midpoint service, Petter Solberg holds a commanding lead of Rally Mexico, with a 17.1sec advantage over the man in second place, Sebastien Ogier.

As expected, road positions on this morning's dry and dusty stages proved critical to success, with Solberg and Ogier capitalising on their respective positions of fifth and eighth and befitting from a racing line swept of loose gravel by the cars ahead...

SS2: Solberg fastest again while Raikkonen hits problems
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Citroen privateer Petter Solberg extended his lead of Rally Mexico on Friday's second stage, increasing his advantage over second placed Sebastien Ogier to 14.4sec.

Measuring 23.83 kilometres, Friday's second stage, Ortega, is the longest of the day and the highest of the rally - reaching an altitude of 2,737 metres above sea level...

SS1: Petter storms into an early lead
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After setting the fastest time on Thursday's pre-event shakedown, Citroen privateer Petter Solberg was the pace-setter once again on the opening stage of the rally proper - capitalising on an advantageous road position to open up a 9.8sec rally lead after SS1...

Maiden Name New Album
By mdome at Classic Rock

The new Iron Maiden album has a title – although not yet a release date.

The band’s latest release is to be titled The Final Frontier...

March 4, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 5, Lightning 4
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Dirty Dozen – Tonight’s 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning won’t earn the Washington Capitals any style points, but the Caps will happily pocket the pair of standings points they earned and move on. The win was Washington’s 12th straight on home ice, extending a franchise record...

Coach Boudreau Talked To Media After Home Win
Over Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted on Caps365 at

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Rally Mexico - Friday's stage guide
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After Thursday evening's ceremonial start in the historic city of Guanajuato, the proper competitive action of Corona Rally Mexico kicks off on Friday, when crews face 137.24 competitive kilometres arranged over nine special stages...

Ford team members go the extra mile
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BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers, co-drivers and team members swapped horsepower for footpower today as they ran one of Rally Mexico's stages to raise money for the British-based Sport Relief charity...

Outdoor Practice Fun in Hershey
By pucksandbooks at On Frozen Blog

...Each season the Milton Hershey School invites the Bears onto its sprawling and majestic campus for a morning practice skate at the school’s beautiful roof-covered sheet. Conditions today were ideal for it. Bears’ players dressed over at Giant Center and then drove about 10 minutes over to the rink, slinging their gear bags over their shoulders, sticks in one hand, smiling, shuffling toward dressing rooms in various-colored crocs.

What a terrific excuse to excuse myself from a day of work in the office and shiver a bit around the sheet with my friends in Chocolatetown. And snap a few pics...
*Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes Note: Includes several great pictures.

Rally organisers cancel SS20
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The organisers of Rally Mexico have cancelled one of Sunday's four stages on safety grounds...

Petter fastest at Rally Mexico Shakedown
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After a frustrating time on the opening round of the World Rally Championship in Sweden, Citroen privateer Petter Solberg is the early pace-setter in Mexico, setting the fastest time at today's pre-rally Shakedown in his C4 WRC.

But while Solberg was all smiles at the end of the session, a number of other WRC competitors were left with damaged cars as a result of an extremely steep water splash...

I'm ready to go first on the road to help Mikko, says Latvala
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BP Ford Abu Dhabi Team driver Jari-Matti Latvala is prepared to sacrifice his own chances of winning Rally Mexico in order to give his team-leader Mikko Hirvonen a better chance...

Raikkonen's recce notes
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The Corona Rally Mexico will be an entirely new experience for Citroen Junior Team driver Kimi Raikkonen. But despite the unfamiliar surroundings, the Finn thinks some of the event's gravel stages remind [him] of his home round in Finland.

The Finn, who before this weekend had never been to Mexico, has now completed the recce of the 22 stages that make up the rally...

Karun Chandhok to race for HRT
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Photo of Karun Chandhok from

The newly-rebadged HRT team have confirmed that Karun Chandhok will race for them this season. Chandhok, who has previously tested for Red Bull, will be the second Indian driver in the history of the world championship.

The announcement was made during an official presentation in the Spanish city of Murcia on Thursday. During the event the team also unveiled their car for the 2010 season...

The Day After Christmas
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

Well, the smoke has cleared, the dust has settled, and another “Trading Day” is over. For the Caps, it was one of those days that might make a few fans do a facepalm. We didn't get all the presents we might have wanted, but from this chair, it was a day of subtle reengineering that could be more important to getting a Stanley Cup than getting the flashy name. Why? It’s a matter of need...

‘Deep Depth’ Will Armor the Caps’ Postseason
By pucksandbooks at On Frozen Blog

Think back to the glaring vulnerabilities the Washington Capitals tried to hide against the Pittsburgh Penguins last May. Mike Green was pretty beat up, really a shell of his dynamic, record-setting norm, and the Caps played him as if he were healthy. They had to — they had no plan B on the blueline for rushing the puck and QBing the power play. Additionally, they had no real, imposing, physical power forward to create havoc in front of Marc-Andre Fleury, and Pittsburgh’s defenders were able to keep the Capitals’ attack largely on the perimeter...

New-Look Caps Come Home to Host Bolts
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Some 24 days after their last home game, the Capitals return to Verizon Center to host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. The game marks the start of a five-game homestand for the Capitals, a run that opens and closes with visits from the Bolts...

March 3, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 3, Sabres 1
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Back In The Saddle – Both the Capitals and the Sabres (who played and lost in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night) looked a little rusty and out of synch in the early going of Wednesday’s game, Washington’s first after the conclusion of the Olympic break. The Caps took a pair of early penalties before buttoning down nicely the rest of the way and skating off with a 3-1 victory in Buffalo. The win ended a three-game Washington skid (0-1-2)...

Caps Trade Deadline Moves And a Quick & Dirty On Tonights Game Against The Sabres In Buffalo
By Usually Frustrated Caps Fan at Mark's Musings

First, Caps GM George McPhee GMGM made some moves today and from what I can tell it sure looks like he did so in a manner that a) didn't cost the Capitals all that much and b) won't in any way upset the chemistry on the team already here. McPhee acquired 4 players and he did so in moves that only affected/moved 1 person who is really on the existing Capitals roster...

Washington Capitals Players After Road Win Over Buffalo Sabres
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Marvel's 'Amazing Spider-Man' Editor On Peter Parker's New Foe:

By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

First, he lost his marriage. Now, Peter Parker will lose his job.

"Amazing Spider-Man" #623 hits shelves today amid with a mainstream media blitz, featuring a story by Mark Waid that has longtime photojournalist Peter Parker losing his day job and getting drummed out of the industry by his cigar-chomping "Daily Bugle" boss, J. Jonah Jameson. Rather than play spoiler ourselves, here's Spider-Man group editor Stephen Wacker explaining what leads up to Parker's dismissal and why unemployment could be the toughest villain the hero has ever faced...

First Draft Of 'Avengers' Script Completed
By Blair Marnell at MTV's Splash Page

With rampant speculation about the casting of "Captain America", the continuing reports from the set of "Thor" and the pending release of "Iron Man 2" dominating the comic book movie news cycle, updates about "The Avengers" movie have appeared infrequently during the past few months. However, Marvel's editor-in-chief reports that he received a draft of the "Avengers" script yesterday...

For the Master Poker Player, the Biggest and Toughest Hand Arrives
By pucksandbooks at On Frozen Blog

To deal or not to deal, that is the question.

Ninety points, a gaping, cavernous lead in the division, and a healthy margin as well for first overall in the conference, and this morning for the Washington Capitals management must confront what is perhaps the most interesting and challenging personnel decision(s) since embarking on a massive deconstruction of the team in 2004.

Hold ‘em . . . or draw another card? Dance with the gal you brought to prom or go flirty eyes with the curvy blonde at the punch bowl — knowing the ride home could be . . . bumpy!...

The Runaways: Full Movie Soundtrack Details
Posted by mdome at Classic Rock
The Stooges, David Bowie and The Sex Pistols are all featured on the soundtrack album for the upcoming biopic The Runaways.

Due out at the end of this month, the full track listing is:...

Methods Of Mayhem: The People’s Album!
By mdome at Classic Rock

Methods Of Mayhem, featuring Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, are to release their new album in May – and it’s unusual, to say the least.

The record’s called A Public Disservice Announcement and includes online collaborations with fans from across the world. The way Lee worked it, he and his team wrote and recorded a batch of songs. They then uploaded these,and invited people to add in anything they wanted...

Miller gets louder cheer than Crosby in Pittsburgh
Posted by tj at Alex Ovetjkin

PITTSBURGH -- Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller received a standing ovation in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night for leading the United States to an Olympic silver medal -- cheers louder than those given the Penguins' own Sidney Crosby...

Back to Business in Buffalo
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

After a 17-day Olympic break, the Washington Capitals are back in action on Wednesday night against the Sabres in Buffalo. The Caps start the final quarter of the 2009-10 season with their fourth straight road game...
*Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes Note: Preview actually posted March 2nd.

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