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tommytrump
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Name: Thomas
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
AIM: tommy2121@rogers.com
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: May 04, 2015

tommytrump has posted 368 links and 2987 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

Kane, Bogosian dealt to Sabres for Myers, Stafford and prospects: Two players once considered cornerstones of the Winnipeg Jets future success are gone. The Jets traded forward Evander Kane and defenceman Zach Bogosian to the Buffalo Sabres in a massive NHL deal. The Jets received immediate help in return, acquiring blueliner Tyler Myers and forward Drew Stafford The Jets also got prospects Joel Armia and Brendan Lemieux and one of the Sabres' later first-round picks in this summer's NHL entry draft. The Jets will also surrender to Buffalo the rights to goalie Jason Kasdorf.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 01:50 PM on February 11 - 1 comment

Canada defeats Russia 5-4 to claim first world junior hockey gold since 2009: You can breathe again, Canada. Chances are you may still need to after what unfolded Monday at the world juniors, a gold-medal final that will be remembered as one of the most entertaining, crazy 60 minutes of hockey in a tournament filled with white knucklers over the years. Team Canada prevailed, but only barely, eking out a desperate 5-4 win after nearly blowing a four-goal lead in an ugly second period as Russia came storming back.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 01:28 PM on January 06 - 2 comments

Ticats lose Grey Cup 20-16 to Stampeders : It was the illegal block that broke hearts. A penalty call on Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Taylor Reed negated what would have been a 90-yard, go-ahead punt return by Brandon Banks with under a minute to play as the Ticats lost the Grey Cup 20-16 to the Calgary Stampeders. Meanwhile, McMaster loses the Vanier Cup to University of Montreal in a heartbreaker

posted by tommytrump to football at 10:31 AM on December 01 - 1 comment

Toronto Blue Jays trade Brett Lawrie, 3 others to Oakland A’s for Josh Donaldson: It was a four-for-one trade. The Jays gave up Lawrie and three minor-leaguers: pitchers Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman and shortstop Franklin Barreto. They got Donaldson, one of the best third basemen in the majors, whose 15.4 WAR over the past two years was second only to Mike Trout’s 16.7.

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 12:50 PM on November 29 - 4 comments

Former NHL player, coach and executive Pat Quinn dies at age 71: Pat Quinn was a man known for his direct manner – whether it was flattening Bobby Orr on the ice with one of the most famous body checks in NHL history or dealing with players, reporters and fellow executives in a long career as a coach, general manager and president.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 11:39 AM on November 24 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Minnesota in 7

Anaheim in 5

Tampa in 7

New York Rangers in 5

Parise

Perry

Stamkos

St. Louis

Andersen

posted by tommytrump at 11:13 AM on April 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley hit in face with line drive

posted by tommytrump at 02:01 AM on April 29

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

So, the Houston Rockets tweeted regarding their impending series victory over the Dallas Mavericks tonight....

posted by tommytrump at 12:50 AM on April 29

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Rays coming home for weekend to play Orioles

posted by tommytrump at 03:12 PM on April 28

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Longtime Montreal Expos general manager Jim Fanning dies

posted by tommytrump at 09:10 PM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Todd McLellan parts ways with San Jose Sharks

posted by tommytrump at 08:25 PM on April 20

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Edmonton Oilers win first pick in NHL draft

posted by tommytrump at 09:05 PM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Flyers fire coach Craig Berube

posted by tommytrump at 12:58 PM on April 17

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

NoMich, you missed the Anaheim/Winnipeg series I think.

posted by tommytrump at 09:23 PM on April 15

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Ottawa in 6 +2

Washington in 7 +2

New York Rangers in 5 +2

Tampa Bay in 5 +1

St. Louis in 6

Calgary in 7 +1

Nashville in 7

Anaheim in 7 +1

Stamkos

posted by tommytrump at 09:20 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Boston Bruins fire G.M. Peter Chiarelli

posted by tommytrump at 12:29 PM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Buffalo Sabres fire Ted Nolan

posted by tommytrump at 09:54 AM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Leafs fire GM Nonis, interim head coach Horachek, 3 assistant coaches, Director of Scouting Kasper, 18 scouts

posted by tommytrump at 02:45 PM on April 12

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

So, the Winnipeg Jets make the NHL playoffs

posted by tommytrump at 02:14 PM on April 10

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Lucky/Unlucky?

posted by tommytrump at 04:06 PM on April 01