Is there a day in hockey,, other than maybe the day of the draft , the start of free agency on July 1st or the opening night of the Stanley Cup playoffs that has more buzz around it than trade deadline day? And is there a day in hockey that can be as anti-climactic as trade deadline day in the salary-cap era in which we live? Smart teams don’t wait until the deadline, they make their moves in advance and acquire available players without necessarily havi... Click here
Reporting the Giant FM Weekend Morning Information Updates, I constantly monitor the Niagara Regional Police blotter. Each weekend morning, I get the results of the latest RIDE program, and how many vehicles were stopped and checked. Generally about 350 are pulled over when the police conduct traffic spot checks, and maybe several violations for various offences are handed out to drivers who should have known better than to drink and drive.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing poor hockey. The fans are fed up and want them to lose as many games as possible to get a decent draft pick. The players (not all) are going through the motions and many of them are avoiding "The Media" because it's a bad situation in "Hogtown" right now.
One of the bright spots over the last few games has been the play of defenceman Morgan Rielly, the other day he spoke to the press and made a comment about the teams pathetic... Click here
Social media has, in many ways, revolutionized our society. Thanks to Twitter, Instagram ,Facebook and the like, it’s so much easier , for those who care, to keep up with what people like the Kardashians are up to. Another thing social media has done is give a voice to anyone who has anything to say about events happening around the world. Case in point, this past Sunday night’s Academy Awards. It was amazing how many different news outlets, be it print or electronic... Click here
Just wanted to let you know that when I finish today's shift, you haven't heard the last of me for this week! Starting Monday night, I'll be picking up where Jef Brown leaves off. At 7pm, Monday-Friday, I'll be in the Giant FM Studio until Midnight, dispensing my particular brand of wisdom- to use a term that may or may not fit. Management has searched the world over, and has decided to put ME on the air weeknights- until Arsenio or Leno becomes available.
The Leafs have made one trade so far, leading up to the March 2nd NHL trade deadline, sending defenceman Cody Franson and forward Mark Santorelli to Nashville for a first round pick, a prospect and veteran forward Ollie Jokanen. Needless to say, with the exception of defenceman Morgan Reilly and to an extent goaltender James Reimer, everyone on the Leafs has been mentioned as potential trade bait as the team embarks on what will likely be a long, slow, painful reb... Click here
Stepped outside Monday morning to head into Giant FM to do the Show. 5am. Dark. Did I say Cold? It was -27, with a wind chill of -33. Fired up the old 2001 Chrysler and off I went. Not a soul on the road- not even the cops or truckers were out- it was Family Day. A Holiday.
Reminded me of when I was a kid and didn't mind the cold weather. There was a pond behind my house, and this particular Winter, I was 12 and couldn't wait to get home from school to lac... Click here
Just know that I'm am here for you as we head into this stessful holiday...OK, not a holiday, but it should be. Single people get depressed (and drunk) and married/coupled people can get depressed (and drunk)so we need a day to deal with it all!
So here are some Do's and Don't to get you through it (PS: if you're single, just be happy you don't have to come ... Click here