Saturday, December 16, 2006
- Jim Balsillie, co-chief executive officer of Research in Motion, the creators of the Blackberry has backed out of a deal that would have seen him buy the Pittsburgh Penguins. Reports say that with the uncertainty of a new arena getting built and the NHL weary on letting him move the franchise to a different location he has decided that it would be in his best interest to not buy the franchise. The Penguins are in shambles off the ice, but on it they have four of the best young players in the game in Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jordan Staal and Marc-Andre Fleury.
- According to the Toronto Sun, Kevin Weekes is expected to get the start tonight for the New York Rangers as they play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs who have won their last two after losing seven straight. They played in Carolina last night and skated to a hard fought 4-3 victory and look to repeat that tonight.
- Beckham to the MLS in January? Reports are saying that David Beckham will join the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS in January when he is allowed to transfer from superpower Real Madrid. Beckham has always said he was interested in coming to North America. If this is the case he will make an appearance in Toronto to play the newest MLS franchise, Toronto FC.
- Troubled Chicago Bears nose tackle Tank Johnson was at a nightclub early Saturday morning when a man who called himself the player's bodyguard was shot to death. Johnson’s home was raided earlier in the week and he and his bodyguard were arrested on gun charges. The Bears D continues to take hits with both defensive tackles now out. Arguably the brightest star on their defense, Tommie Harris, is done for the year with a hamstring injury. We think this could be crippling for the Bears, and look for the Dallas Cowboys and/or New Orleans Saints to give them a run for their money in the NFC.