tommytrump's profile

Name: Thomas
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: May 28, 2017

tommytrump has posted 373 links and 3262 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 278 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I have two favourite sporting events. One as an adult and the other as a child. The most entertaining sporting event I ever saw as an adult was January 9, 1986. Toronto Maple Leafs at home versus the Edmonton Oilers, 99, Mess, Coffey, and the rest of the boys. At this point in my life I had seasons tickets for the Leafs, I lived in London Ontario, about 2 hrs west of Toronto and as a result sold most of my seats to friends who lived closer to Toronto. I kept tickets for 5 or six games that year and thankfully that was one of them. The Leafs led 5-1 at the end of the first period. The Oilers tied the game at 6, and early in the 3rd, Edmonton led 8-7. Final score 11-9 Toronto! We almost blew the roof off the Carlton Street Cashbox that night. When I was only 7 years old, living near Toronto, my mother and father threw us kids into the car, drove us to Malton (now Pearson) International Airport. From there, we flew to Montreal, Mom, Dad, my 3 sisters, my brother and I. We watched the Expos play the Astros in a double header. We picniced in the park outside Jarry Park before the games, went for a swim in the pool just beyond the right field fence, and most importantly got Rusty Staub's autograph. I still have it! We flew back to Toronto the same night, we even got to go sit in the cockpit of the Air Canada jet. That's something that wouldn't happen today! It was the first time any of us, my parents included, had been on a plane. Way too cool. I've seen the Leafs 4 times at the Air Canada Centre, each time as the guest of friends in their private box. It's the only way to fly, if you can afford it. I've seen plenty of NFL games in Detroit and Buffalo, C.F.L. games in Olympic Stadium, Frank Clair Stadium, C.N.E. Stadium and Skydome(Rogers Centre). My family had seasons seats for the Blue Jays for the first 8 years of their existence. I could only guess at how many games I attended, maybe 350? I go to Rogers Centre a couple of times a year for Jays games now, and Comerica Park to see the Tigers at least once a season. I've been to a Toronto Rock lacrosse game, entirely too much fun and entertainment. I've seen 2 N.B.A. games live, the Raptors home opener in MoPete's rookie season, and at The Palace of Auburn Hills, against the 76'ers, on the night the Pistons honoured Chuck Daly. My two sports loves are the Toronto Maple Leafs and the late, lamented Montreal Expos. May The 'Spo's rest in peace. Damn you Jeffrey Loria, Bud Selig, and the rest of you baseball bastards.

Recent Links

Lexi Thompson lost an LPGA major after a TV viewer’s email prompted a four-stroke penalty: Tiger Woods knows all too well how this feels. Dustin Johnson can identify. An eagle-eyed TV viewer, watching the LPGA’s first major of the year, spotted day-old rules infractions that left Lexi Thompson in tears and, unlike with Woods, it cost her the lead and the second major title of her career.

posted by tommytrump to golf at 06:45 PM on April 03 - 2 comments

This: happened, and This happened, and This happened

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 05:50 PM on June 29 - 4 comments

Penguins claim fourth Stanley Cup with 3-1 win over Sharks: The victory secured the team’s fourth championship and, in the process, etched June 12, 2016, alongside the most celebrated dates in franchise history.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 01:22 PM on June 13 - 10 comments

Grosse Ile H.S. lacrosse team accused of killing animal before game: Members of the Grosse Ile High School lacrosse team are under investigation by police and the school district after allegations surfaced Monday that some of the teens killed an animal prior to a game.

posted by tommytrump to culture at 05:49 PM on May 11 - 4 comments

Senators acquire Phaneuf from Maple Leafs in nine-player deal: Dion Phaneuf is trading sides in the Battle of Ontario. A mammoth nine-player swap between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs saw Phaneuf landing in the nation’s capital, ending a turbulent run in Toronto that began with a similar blockbuster trade six years ago. Leafs add a former 1st Rd pick in defender Jared Cowen, winger Milan Michalek, 2 youngish forward prospects in Colin Greening and Oscar Lindberg, as well as second-round draft pick in 2017. Ottawa also received AHL forwards Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and junior defenceman Cody Donaghey.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 12:35 PM on February 09 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final

Winner: Nashville

Number of Games: 5 games

Longest Game: 1 OT

First Goal By: F. Forsberg (Nash)

Conn Smythe Winner: P. K. Subban (Nash)

Player With Most Goals: F. Forsberg (Nash)

Player With Most Assists: R. Josi (Nash)

Player With Best +/-: F. Forsberg (Nash)

Player With Most Penalty Minutes: M. Ekholm (NSH)

Goalie With Best Save %: P. Rinne (Nash)

Tiebreaker: 28

posted by tommytrump at 05:21 PM on May 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Scott Dixon knocked out of Indy 500

posted by tommytrump at 01:32 PM on May 28

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Steve Palermo, MLB umpire who survived shooting, dead at 67

posted by tommytrump at 06:14 PM on May 15

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round


Forsberg +1

posted by tommytrump at 03:46 PM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

My NHL picks

Nashville in 5
Ottawa in 6

Gary Bettman's head explodes.

posted by tommytrump at 08:04 AM on May 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

New Jersey Devils win NHL draft lottery, Philadelphia & Dallas move into Top 3 slots

posted by tommytrump at 11:14 AM on April 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Nashville in 6 Forsberg +2

Anaheim in 6 Perry +1

Ottawa in 6 Ryan +2

Washington in 7 Ovechkin

posted by tommytrump at 08:03 PM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

From BigHeadSports‏ @BigHeadSports on Twitter:

"Junior, why are you retiring."

"Well, you can't spend your life going in circles..."

*How I hope @DaleJr's presser goes.

posted by tommytrump at 03:03 PM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

$10.2M lawsuit against Calgary Flames, Dennis Wideman filed by injured linesman

posted by tommytrump at 10:25 AM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

posted by tommytrump at 05:05 PM on April 12

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Ottawa in 6 +2

Pittsburgh in 6 +1

San Jose in 6

Montreal in 7

St. Louis in 7 +1

Washington in 5 +1

Anaheim in 6 +1

Chicago in 6


posted by tommytrump at 01:03 PM on April 12

Team USA wins gold over Canada in the IIHF Women's World Championship

I watched most of the game, terrific hockey, fast paced, unfortunate ending, but the Americans were the better team this day.

I went to a couple games of the '97 World Championship in Kitchener, Ontario.
It really didn't look like the same sport. The skill levels have developed by leaps & bounds over the past 20 years.

posted by tommytrump at 12:04 PM on April 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Say hello to Pizza Penny (and some other PNC Park improvements)

posted by tommytrump at 06:12 PM on March 30

Here’s Why the US Women’s National Hockey Team Is Going on Strike

U.S. women agree to deal, end hockey boycott

posted by tommytrump at 04:19 PM on March 29

Here’s Why the US Women’s National Hockey Team Is Going on Strike

Player after player tells USA Hockey they won't break wage boycott to replace national team at women's worlds

posted by tommytrump at 01:35 PM on March 26