Overtime!: September 2009
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Montreal Canadiens' season opens tomorrow.

The 2009-2010 edition of the Montreal Canadiens is very different from last season. General Manager Bob Gainey found a new coach in Jacques Martin and has drastically modified his roster.

The Canadiens will open their season tomorrow evening against an old rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs. There will be no love lost between thos two teams this season as the Leafs did also acquire their share of new players. One of them is defense men Mike Komisarek, coming from the Montreal Canadiens.

The Habs did travel to the Toronto area three days ago and finalized their training camp with a private gathering to try to smoothe the entry of the new players and create some kind of chemistry between the players.

There is still no sign given by the organization with the team's captaincy. As the rumor mill has already debated on the possibilities of who will be the next Montreal Canadiens captain, Jacques Martin did not reveal anything during the training camp.

I cannot wait for this new season to begin. I will be glued to my television tomorrow evening for the season opener between the Leafs and the Habs.

Ahhhhhhhh... :)

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yummy fun from Dr. Oetker.

Dr. Oetker brings you a whole new way to cook and have fun with your kids, the Dr. Oetker shaker!

The shaker is really easy to use. Just add milk or water, shake and pour. It is the perfect item for any children birthday party or even your child's bake sale! You just leave milk and water on the table and let the fun time begin.

And why not add some beneful nutrients? There is absolutely 0 trans fat and it is also a source of fiber and prebiotics. This beats the good old cake full of trans fat and it is a lot more fun to prepare for the kids.

Unfortunatly for me, I have no kids yet. But my brother has two kids himself and I will strongly suggest the Dr. Oetker shaker for his next son's birthday. We actually had a birthday party for him just last month and we ate a huge cake... not really what the Dr. ordered!

I have no doubt that the shaker would have been a huge success with my nephew at his last birthday. He just turned three years old last month and he already likes birthdays and cupcakes.

I also have to mention Dr Oetker's shaker contest. You can enter every day for your chance to win a $1200 Visa Card for your next family fun party or 1 of 10 Dr. Oetker shaker fun pack. An exciting way to spread the word about this new product.


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Jean Pascal to defend his title vs Silvio Branco on Friday.

The stage is set for the biggest challenge in Jean Pascal's pro boxing career. He will defend his WBC middleweight championship against a former two-time world champion and No.1 contender, Silvio Branco.

A large crowd at the Bell centre is expected for this great evening of boxing. I expect a huge crowd presence, as usual. Boxing in Montreal has risen from it's ashes in the last ten years and is now producing a top rank caliber. Next Friday night will be no exception.

Montreal produced many champions in this decade. Eric Lucas, Joachim Alcine, Otis Grant, Leonard Dorin, Lucian Bute and Adrian Diaconu. The city has no equal at the moment.

I wish the best of luck to Jean Pascal but I know that this defense will not be an easy one. Branco is a dangerous opponent, a solid contender with a lot of ring experience.

(Picture: Jean Pascal, RDS.)


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The parts offered on the site can fit on either Cruisers, Harleys, Sport Bikes or Goldwings. On this site, the choice is impressive and very well detailed, part by part, category by category.

Brand names, up to 60% off on sportbike gear is also available in a fair amount and variety for either mens or womens. Helmets, gloves, boots, jackets... you name it, RideGear.com has it.

On my first visit, I found the site well categorized and easy on the user. Every choice directs the user right where he wants to be on the first time without any long wait. A big plus for me.

So don't wait up and visit this website for more info.

(Picture: ridegear.com)

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A comeback for Justine Henin.

Sixteen months after her retirement form the competition, the former No.1 player in the world, Justine Henin, announced this week that she will come back for the 2010 season.

The main reason for Henin's comeback is that ''the flame has lit up once again''. The lack of passion for the game of tennis was the main reason for her retirement in 2008, something that has come back in the late months according to the Belgian player.

Justine Henin's professional record is an impressive one. In a little less than ten years, she has won 41 WTA titles including 7 Grand Slam titles.

Her small stature was not an obstacle as she used to run down every ball on the court with speed while committing a low number of unforced errors. The news of her comeback will improove the already spectacular field of womens players. With the blooming of many young talent in 2009, the competition will be very fierce in 2010 on the womens' side of the court with the addition of Justine Henin.

Finally, Henin has been training seriously for about three months and she has re-hired her coaching/training staff. No detail is left unattended for this comeback.

I wish her a successful 2010 season.

(Picture: Justine Henin, Canadian Press.)


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Thursday, September 17, 2009

A series of pre-season games for the Montreal Canadiens.

The Montreal Canadiens' training camp will pick up a notch as the team will play five games in the coming five nights.

The Habs coach, Jacques Martin, knows very well their first opponents, the Florida Panthers, as he was the head coach of this club until last season.

Ironically, the Panthers is the only NHL franchise to hold a winning record over the Canadiens in the history books. Maybe the coming of Jacques Martin this season with the Canadiens will solve this weird slump of the club against an ordinary team that are the Florida Panthers.

The Habs fans will finally have an opportunity to see the newest faces of the club in action.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

2009 US Open: Del Potro defeats Federer in a classic 5-set showdown.

Due to the bad weather conditions, the 2009 US Open mens final between Juan Martin Del Potro and Roger Federer was played today.

The fans gathered at Arthur Ashe stadium were in for a five set showdown that lasted just over four hours. At the end, Juan Martin Del Potro took advantage of the play with his formidable and powerful forehand and won by 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) and 6-2.

The momentum shifted a couple of times during this wonderful match. Federer at first, exploited a nervous Del Potro who really needed some time to get into this match. But once his gears got rolling and his forehand was adjusted to kill mode, Federer became a mere spectator so many times.

But we also have to give some credit to the great champion that is Roger Federer. His grand slam experience allowed him to hang in there and even steal the third set away from Del Potro.

But the fire and intensity of Del Potro was too much later on. After a disputed fourth set decided at the tie breaker, the dominance of his forehand made the difference.

Congratulations to Juan Manuel Del Potro for his very first grand slam championship at these 2009 US Open championships.

(Picture: Juan Manuel Del Potro, Canadian Press.)


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Kim Clijters wins the 2009 US Open.

Because of the bad weather conditions at Flushing Meadows this weekend, the 2009 US Open womens final was played yesterday while the mens were at the semifinal matches.

Kim Clijters faced Caroline Wozniacki yesterday for the title. It was the first grand slam final appearance for Wozniacki while Clijters had won this major tournament in 2005.

Kim Clijters came back from a 2-4 deficit during the first set to eventually win in two sets of 7-5 and 6-3. Clijters, who gave birth to a lovely girl only 18 months ago became the first mother to win a grand slam title since Evonne Goolagong Cawley at Wimbledon back in 1980. She also became the first woman to win the US Open without being ranked in the top 10.

After the match, Clijters thanked the tournament directors for the invitation as she wasn't ranked high enough to claim a spot in the draw. She was also glad to win a major once again especially after retiring and giving birth.

Congratulations to you Kim for a great tournament.

(Picture: Kim Clijters and her daughter, Canadian Press.)


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Sunday, September 13, 2009

The NFL season opens today.

After a long wait, as usual, we are now at opening day of this brand new NFL regular season.

The defending champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers, will try to defend their title. A title that was won over the surprizing Arizona Cardinals in a dramatic fashion. A memorable performance by both teams.

But today, a new chapter will be written. This season will be crucial for many teams and many players. Who will rise up and claim the Vince Lombardi trophy in early 2010?

As for Brett Favre, he has decided to come out of retirement once again and will play with the Minnesota Vikings this season. An intense rivalry with his former team, the Green Bay Packers is expected.

Michael Vick is also another story to watch. After serving his time for running illegal dog fights on his property, the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback should see some action this year. What will be the fans reaction around the league when Vick will step on the field?

This and a lot more stories are on tap for this new NFL season. Have a good one dear NFL fans.

(Picture: The Steelers and the Vince Lombardy trophy.)

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Monday, September 07, 2009

2009 US Open: Melanie Oudin advances to the quarterfinals.

After defeating Elena Dementieva and Maria Sharapova during earlier rounds, the 17-year-old American phenom, Melanie Oudin, defeated Nadia Petrova in three sets of 1-6, 7-6 and 6-3 and qualified herself for a quarterfinal match at the 2009 US Open.

The young Oudin had an horrible first set this afternoon as she committed a countless number of unforced errors. But as the match went along, the young tennis player adjusted her game and was more and more regular on the court.

Then Petrova started to commit more mistakes during the second set and really gave a second wind to her young opponent. Serving at 4-3 in the second set, Petrova was controlling the pace of the match but completely lost her focus, allowing Oudin to break her and even the score at 4-4.

The second set had to be decided by a tie break that was easily won by Melanie Oudin by the score of 7-2. The third set was a mirror image of the second set -Petrova generating the most of the unforced errors- but more importantly, Oudin broke Petrova's serve four times during the third set alone to claim the victory.

The unbelievable journey of Melanie Oudin will continue for at least one more match to the delight of the fans gathered at Flushing Meadows. The young and very talented player is already gathering crowds at her young age and will continue to be the talk of the town.

Congratulations and good luck for the rest of the way.

(Picture: Melanie Oudin, Canadian Press.)


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