TOP 10 Thoughts On A Springy Tuesday Morning:

From play-off good to bad I’ve included it all in my Top 10 thoughts on this Tuesday Morning.

10 – Start with the good and congratulations to the Yorkton Terriers and their amazing win at the Royal Bank Cup in Vernon, BC over the weekend. The Terriers scored goals eight seconds apart in the third period to force overtime where they would eventually win the whole shooting match.

9 – Even more amazing than erasing a two-goal deficit to win the game was the fact that, like in the Western playdowns the Terriers faced two win or go home games before winning the final.

8 – More on the Yorkton Terriers and it is amazing what some confidence and motivation can do. Those were provided to the Terriers by LA Kings forward Jarret Stoll who picked up the tab for the final Terriers’ games. Call me crazy but that bit of motivation really went a long way for the team who could have been down and out mid-week at the event.

7 – Good on Hockey Canada to have negotiated in their deal with TSN for the World Juniors, the coverage of all of their national championships. TSN executives must have been pulling out their hair on Sunday as the game went to overtime cutting into Sports Centre. I hate to say it but there is much more money made in ad revenue for Sports Centre than the RBC Cup. Additionally, The Toronto Sports Network I’m sure has received a few calls from Eastern Saskatchewan over their decision to cut away from the game after the winning goal but before the trophy presentation.

6 – More hockey and Carey Price has checked out of the Eastern Conference Final. The team announced that he will not play in the rest of the series after a collision in game one. Believe it or not goaltending isn’t the biggest issue facing the Habs if they want to come back. Rather finding a way to put the puck in the back of the New York Ranger net seems to me to be a more pressing issue.

5 – Last one on hockey and the fans in Anaheim displayed all kinds of class saluting Teemu Selanne following the Ducks loss in game seven to Los Angeles. Selanne has said that this is his last season in the NHL. Next up the Hall of Fame!

4 – To football and it sounds hopefully there is some headway being made in the contract negotiations between the CFL and CFLPA. The two groups will meet again tomorrow to hopefully resolve their differences so that the season can start on time.

3 – More football and congratulations to Team North who were 55-2 winners at yesterday’s Ed Henick Senior Bowl. It was the North’s first win since 2007. If you want to know what the experience means to the players look it up on Twitter. Outstanding event and experience for the players and their families.

2 – On a different field and don’t look know but the Toronto Blue Jays are in the mix in the AL East, a game back of the Yankees for tops in the division. There is a lot of baseball to be played and the Jays record within their division has not been good but maybe just maybe the team could still surprise. The lone problem is that they still need help with the starting rotation which is what makes me scratch my head at them acquiring veteran reliever Raul Valdes.

1 – Lastly, are the NBA play-offs still on? I know that the league is still dealing with the fallout from former owner Donald Sterling. Unfortunately for the Association, a time where the game should be front and centre it is not. The Sterling story is even clouding the pre-draft coverage that could be huge for our country.

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