March 1, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
February 27 - 28, 2010

Last Update - March 1, 2010 at 8:20 PM EST

This is the 'Reading And Viewing List' for February 27 through February 28, 2010. It's a sampling of interesting items posted to the web over the last couple days.

February 28, 2010

Alex Ovechkin stays in Vancouver for Sochi handoff
By Lindsay Applebaum at Capitals Insider

Caps star Alex Ovechkin, hockey legend Vladislav Tretiak and figure skater Evgeni Plushenko were among those who represented Russia in the Vancouver Games' Closing Ceremony tonight. Ovechkin and his countrymen, wearing jackets with the phrase "See you in Sochi" emblazoned on the back, stood with young Russian children and waved to the crowd as the Olympic flag was lowered and presented to the hosts of the next Winter Games...

Team USA Loses a Heartbreaker: Canada Wins Gold
By Hockey Mom at Musings Of A Hockey Mom

As expected, the tempo was crazy fast in the opening minutes of the first period. Team USA shook off the nerves and brought it hard to the Canadians with a tenacious forecheck. And you won’t hear me cheering for this guy ever again, but Brooks Orpik was outstanding in his attempts to leave carnage all over the ice with thundering hits on team mate Sidney Crosby and the Shark’s Dany Heatley, who was rudely introduced to the U.S. bench in the middle minutes of the opening period...

Barcelona day four - Hamilton in charge on final day
Posted at

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton was the quickest runner as pre-season testing drew to a close at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on Sunday. Hamilton clocked a best time of 1m 20.472s around the Spanish circuit and finished over two-hundredths of a second ahead of the second-placed Red Bull of Mark Webber...

Comment of the week
By tj at Alex Ovetjkin

J.P.'s choice of the quote of the week:

"Larry Brooks, Feb. 28, 2010, NYP:
Imagine for a moment if Alexander Semin had slew-footed Dan Boyle in retaliation for a legal check as Boyle did to Semin in the final minutes of Canada's quarterfinal rout of Russia. Not only would Semin have been barred from the Olympics, the NHL would have been called on to suspend the Washington forward upon resumption of the season. Boyle's slew foot was an unmitigated disgrace; an attempt to injure in response for being made to look bad...

Going For The Gold
By Mike Vogel at Dump 'n Chase

Just under three years ago, I was in Moscow with a few of my media cohorts watching an upstart Team USA entry compete for the gold in the 2007 IIHF World Championship. That team did not collect a medal. But I do remember sitting and chatting with John Keeley of On Frozen Blog over one of Sergei’s killer double espressos and/or a few beers. We were both happy with the direction that U.S. hockey was taking. There was a serious injection of youthful vigor and enthusiasm to the red white and blue that spring, and we’re seeing some of that changing of the guard bearing fruit in Vancouver these last couple weeks...

Q&A with Lotus's Jarno Trulli
Posted at

After minor hydraulic issues interrupted his running on Friday, Lotus’s Jarno Trulli enjoyed a much more successful day at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on Saturday, covering a total of 102 laps. Although it was a productive end to Trulli’s pre-season testing, his best time in the T127 was over four seconds adrift of the pace set by quickest runner Nico Rosberg for Mercedes GP. The Italian reviews his progress and looks ahead to the Bahrain Grand Prix...

Bear Hunting in Winter
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

...the Hershey Bears last night as the home team strafed the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 9-2, in front of a sellout crowd that included Capitals’ coach Bruce Boudreau, who was on hand for a book signing of “Gabby: Confessions of a Hockey Lifer.” It was Washington Capitals Night at Giant Center, and it looked as if the Bears were doing their best to show the big club that there are guys down on the farm who merit a good long look at the big club...

February 27, 2010

Barcelona day three - Rosberg on top for Mercedes GP
Posted at

The weather made life difficult for the 11 teams testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on Saturday, as sporadic rain hampered their programmes at the Spanish circuit. Mercedes GP’s Nico Rosberg ended the day at the top of the timesheets with a best time of 1m 21.686s, which he set before the rain began to fall...

A Word on Trade Deadlines
By Ted Leonsis at Ted's Take

This is a fun time for bloggers, for pundits and for fans. Everyone can speculate and think through what they think we need to add to our team; discuss who we should trade; and demand how much or how little we should change up our team. Every pundit always believes a team is just one additional player away from winning a Stanley Cup, guaranteed. That is what is so exciting...

Olympic Hockey: Men's - USA vs. Canada Redeux For The Gold; Women's - You Can't Be Serious That A Few Beers and Cigars
Are An Issue

By Usually Frustrated Caps Fan at Mark's Musings

...For the men's side it looks like it's a rerun, or at least we Americans hope it'll be a rerun of USA Vs. Canada prelim in the Gold Medal game for men's ice hockey. In the first semi-final game Team USA came out fast and had a 6-0 lead at the end of the first period, then held on for a 6-1 victory over Finland to advance easily. In the second game Team Canada held on through an attempted comeback by Slovakia for a 3-2 win to set up the rematch for the Gold...

Team NYC is Detroit-Bound
By Lobese (Monica Lo) at Lobese

We are Detroit-bound today to meet the other Fiesta Movement agents from across the country as well as our brand-spankin' new Ford Fiesta (and tons of other kick-ass toys like a new Macbook Pro, Canon Rebel EOS, FlipCam... yeah, we're getting spoiled!)...

Sebastian Vettel Q&A: Title is the only target for '10
Posted at

After coming so close to clinching the title in 2009, it is clear nothing less than the world championship will do for Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel this season. After climbing out of the RB6’s cockpit following testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on Friday, Vettel evaluates his progress and the pace of his rivals...

Michael Schumacher Q&A: Still plenty of work to do
Posted at

With just over two weeks to go until the Bahrain Grand Prix, 11 teams are testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya this week. Mercedes GP are amongst those in action, keen to make the most of the dwindling track time left before March’s Sakhir race. Although Michael Schumacher only managed to clock the seventh-fastest time in the MGP W01 on Friday, he remains confident his car won’t let him down as he targets a fruitful 2010 season...

Meat Loaf Unveils Cool New Album
By mdome at Classic Rock

Meat Loaf has tapped an array of special guests for his new album, Hang Cool Teddy Bear – and Classic Rock has heard it.

Brian May, Steve Vai, Justin Hawkins and Jack Black are among those set to appear on the unusually titled disc, based on a short story of the same name by Killian Kerwin, a long-time friend of the singer...

Accept Come To London
By mdome at Classic Rock

German metal heroes Accept have announced a one-off show in London.

The reunited band, now fronted by Mark Tornillo, play the Islington O2 Academy on May 26 at the the end of a brief European tour.

The new Accept album, Blood Of Nations, is expected to be released in the spring. This was produced by Andy Sneap.

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