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Friday, July 3, 2015

New York City FC at Montreal Impact: Match Preview


Head coach Jason Kreis referred to New York City FC’s 3-1 victory over Montreal on June 13 at Yankee Stadium as the “most complete performance of the year.”

So it’s no surprise the Club is striving to duplicate those efforts when they play the Impact again this holiday weekend.

Kickoff is 8 p.m. EDT on July 4 from Stade Saputo (YES Network, WFAN, WADO).

“I think we need to remember why that happened,” Kreis said. “We need to remember not just that game, but the other games around it. We need to remember what gets us success in this league against the opponents we’re playing because we need to do that every single week. If we don’t, we won’t get results. It’s pretty simple to me.”

On that evening, David Villa, Mix Diskerud and Kwadwo Poku all found the back of the net as New York City FC continued their hot stretch. The Club went four matches unbeaten in the league with three consecutive victories.

That streak was halted this past Sunday by the Red Bulls. The visitors left Yankee Stadium with a 3-1 victory in front of a season-high 48,047 supporters. Despite the result, New York City FC players aren’t letting it affect the team’s confidence level.

“You have to have a little bit of amnesia,” defender Jeb Brovsky said. “You can’t forget the result totally, but you have to learn from the mistakes you made. The good thing is you have a chance the next week to prove yourself. We want to take advantage of this chance.”

“I look at this as an opportunity for guys to step forward and show what character they’re made of,” Kreis said. “As I told them already and as I told the press after the Red Bulls match – so I don’t think it’s any secret – that was the first game in my opinion where there was a little bit of quit in our players for spells. That’s never going to be acceptable, so we’ll see how they respond this weekend.”

New York City FC (4-8-5; 17 points) will be without Mix, who is competing with the United States National Team in the 2015 Gold Cup.

The midfielder, who has 14 appearances (13 starts) this season, scored in the 76th minute against the Impact last month.

“Question one is whether or not we’ll stick with the same shape (4-2-3-1) or go back to two forwards,” Kreis said. “If we go back to two forwards, you look to a (Patrick) Mullins or (Adam) Nemec to step back in and do a good job. Both of those guys did that the last time they played for us. I don’t have much hesitation about that.

“If not, there will be an opportunity for a guy like Poku to come in and contribute from a starting role. The last time he did that, he did pretty well (two goals vs. Cosmos). We’re definitely not fearful about the guys who have to step in and contribute this weekend in the attacking half of the field.”

Montreal (5-6-3; 18 points) come into Saturday’s match following a 2-2 draw at Philadelphia on June 27.

The Impact were relegated to 10 men in the 67th minute as captain Patrice Bernier was shown a second yellow card. Despite being down a man, Montreal took a 2-1 lead in the 70th minute, but the field was leveled in the 77th minute as the Union’s Eric Ayuk was shown his marching orders.

“It’s going to be a battle because we want to get back on the right foot and they want to get back at us for the defeat last month,” said Brovsky, who played three seasons with the Impact. “It’s tough to play a team again shortly after playing them, whether you win or lose. And Stade Saputo isn’t an easy place to go to and get points.

“We have to put in a 90-minute performance and guys have to be focused the whole time.”



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Celebrate a Summer of American Art—Independence Day through Labor Day—at Metropolitan Museum


Emanuel Leutze (American, Schwäbisch Gmünd 1816–1868 Washington, D.C.). Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Stewart Kennedy, 1897 


The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate American art all summer—from Independence Day weekend through Labor Day weekend—with special exhibitions, events, special summer refreshments, a gallery itinerary, and an entire wing dedicated to the work of American artists


Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends (through October 4)—Some 90 distinctive portraits by celebrated American artist John Singer Sargent provide insight into his friendship with the artists, writers, actors, and musicians he painted, and the significance of these relationships to his life and art. 

Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River (through September 20)—The first major Bingham exhibition in 25 years features compelling depictions of frontier life along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers by one of the foremost genre painters of the 19th century. Masterful preparatory drawings provide an unprecedented look at his artistic process. 

Thomas Hart Benton: American Today—Showing a sweeping panorama of American life throughout the 1920s, the ten-panel mural ranks among the artist’s most renowned works and is one of the most remarkable accomplishments in American art of the period. 


Maurice Prendergast: Boston Public Garden Watercolors (through September 7)—Radiant glimpses of one of American’s iconic urban parks by a noted post-Impressionist painter. 



Conversation with a Curator: George Caleb Bingham’s Fur Trappers Descending the Missouri-6:30 p.m.(lively dialogue with the curator about a work that intrigues her)
Gallery Performance—River Stories, 6:45-7:15 p.m. and 7:30-8:00 p.m. (stories, music, and art) 
The Observant Eye, 7 p.m. (close observation and deep discussion, for college and graduate students and other young art enthusiasts)
There’s something new happening at the Met every Friday until 9 p.m. The Museum is also open this Saturday, July 4, until 9 p.m.




The American Wing—One of the finest and most comprehensive repositories of American art in the world, this superb collection provides visitors with a rich and captivating experience of the history of American art from the 18th through the early 20th century. American art can also be found in the galleries for Modern and Contemporary Art and Musical Instruments.



Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar—Featuring treetop views of Central Park and the New York City skyline, this is a popular spot among summer visitors to the Museum. American-themed light fare is available for purchase and includes hero sandwiches, New England-style lobster rolls, fresh watermelon, a selection of American beers, and a specialty cocktail—The Met 4th—made of watermelon, ginger, lime, and vodka. 



Gallery Itinerary—Available at Museum Information Desks.



WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street



WHEN: July 3 through September 7





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PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND SKYDANCE TEAM UP WITH IMAX® AND AMC® THEATRES FOR A “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE FANS CAN PLAY “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROOM ESCAPE” AT AMC IMAX® THEATRE LOCATIONS IN BOSTON, LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO


In anticipation of the highly anticipated release of “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION,” Paramount Pictures and Skydance have partnered with IMAX and AMC Theatres to create “Mission: Impossible Room Escape,” an immersive experience that allows fans to become IMF agents at select AMC IMAX® theatre locations in Boston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

Inside the free “Mission: Impossible Room Escape” game, teams of up to six will be locked in a Mission: Impossible-themed room and given 20 minutes to unlock clues, solve puzzles and find a way to escape. 

The “Mission: Impossible Room Escape” is playable at the following AMC IMAX® theatre locations: 

New York 

AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 

July 10 & 11


Boston 

AMC Loews Boston Common 19 

July 18 & 19


San Francisco 

AMC Metreon 16 

July 25 & 26


Los Angeles 

AMC Century City 15 

August 1 & 2


Fans can experience “Mission: Impossible Room Escape” free of charge on a first come-first served basis. For more information, visit www.missionimpossible.com/roomescape


Tickets for “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” are on sale now at www.IMAX.com/missionimpossible and www.amctheatres.com


Paramount Pictures and Skydance present a Tom Cruise / Bad Robot Production, “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION.” With the IMF disbanded and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces its most impossible mission yet. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin. 

The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie, with a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and story by Christopher McQuarrie and Drew Pearce. Based on the television series created by Bruce Geller. Produced by Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. Jake Myers is an executive producer. 

Paramount Pictures will distribute “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” on July 31, 2015.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.


About Skydance 
Skydance tells big stories and creates immersive worlds, producing narratives that span film, television, games and more. Skydance is currently in post-production on a reset of the TERMINATOR franchise, TERMINATOR GENISYS, to be released on July 1, 2015. The company is also in post-production on MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5, the latest installment in the highly successful franchise starring Tom Cruise with Chris McQuarrie directing, to be released July 31, 2015. Additionally, Skydance recently wrapped production on a disaster film on a global scale titled GEOSTORM written by Dean Devlin and Paul Guyot with Devlin also directing. Skydance will next begin production on STAR TREK 3, the third installment in the JJ Abrams franchise. Simon Pegg and Doug Jung are attached to co-write with Justin Lin to direct. The film is slated for a July 8, 2016 release date. 

Skydance’s recent releases include JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, from director Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Pine; WORLD WAR Z, starring Brad Pitt and directed by Marc Forster; STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto; and G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, directed by Jon M. Chu and starring Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson. Skydance’s previous projects include Christopher McQuarrie’s JACK REACHER, starring Tom Cruise; MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL, starring Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner; and the award-winning Coen Brothers film TRUE GRIT, starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. 

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New York City FC vs. Red Bulls: Spotlight on Tommy McNamara


Tommy McNamara continued showing New York City FC head coach Jason Kreis he deserves a spot in the Starting XI week in and week out with yet another strong performance.

The 24-year-old midfielder scored his second goal of the season in the sixth minute of the Club's 3-1 loss to the Red Bulls in front of 48,047 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

David Villa played a short corner to Mehdi Ballouchy, who teed the ball back up for the captain. Villa's cross was cleared out of the box by the Red Bulls, but ran onto by Mix Diskerud. The midfielder chipped it back into the danger area toward Andrew Jacobson, whose header flicked the ball to McNamara. The former Chivas USA player showed deft control, trapping the ball with his chest and firing off a snap-shot to the far corner for a 1-0 lead.

It was the fastest goal in New York City FC history.

McNamara has two goals and one assist in the last four matches (all starts).

Here is his day in video, statistics, quotes and more.


By the Numbers
Scored the fastest goal in Club history (6')
Scored his second goal of the season
Started his fourth consecutive match
Has missed just 10 minutes of play in the last four matches (3W, 1L)

McNamara said:

"We came out well. That’s how you want to start games. And it was the best-case scenario. You want to score in the first 5-10 minutes. After that, we had a few moments in the first half where we had really good looks on goal. It was a good way to start the match, but could have been a better ending.”



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NHL Peachy: NHL Releases Free Agent List

The National Hockey League released a list of players who are restricted free agents under Group 2, unrestricted free agents under Group 3 and Group 6 and unrestricted free agents by virtue of not receiving a qualifying offer.

Some of these players may recently have signed with their respective Clubs; however, their contracts had not yet been filed with the League.

FREE AGENTS SUBJECT TO COMPENSATION AND RIGHT TO MATCH - GROUP 2

The players listed below have been tendered a qualifying offer by their respective Clubs and are subject to draft-choice compensation and right to match. The draft choice compensation scale is based on compensation offered by the new Club:

OFFER COMPENSATION

$1,205,377 or below None
Over $1,205,377 to $1,826,328 Third-round choice
Over $1,826,328 to $3,652,659 Second-round choice
Over $3,652,659 to $5,478,986 First-round and third-round choice
Over $5,478,986 to $7,305,316 First-round, second-round and third-round choice
Over $7,305,316 to $9,131,645 Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round choice
Over $9,131,645 Four first-round choices

ANAHEIM

Carl Hagelin, Michael Sgarbossa, Jakob Silfverberg, Chris Wagner.

ARIZONA

Mikkel Boedker, Klas Dahlbeck, Louis Domingue, Brandon Gormley, Jordan Martinook, Philip Samuelsson, Brendan Shinnimin.

BOSTON

Brett Connolly, Ryan Spooner.

BUFFALO

Jerry D'Amigo, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Johan Larsson, Nathan Lieuwen, Mark Pysyk, Tim Schaller, Philip Varone.

CALGARY

Lance Bouma, Paul Byron, Micheal Ferland, Josh Jooris, Max Reinhart, Drew Shore, David Wolf.

CAROLINA

Zach Boychuk, Rasmus Rissanen, Justin Shugg, Brody Sutter.

CHICAGO

Marcus Kruger, Joakim Nordstrom, Dennis Rasmussen, Viktor Svedberg.

COLORADO

Andrew Agozzino, Sami Aittokallio, Mat Clark, Stefan Elliott, Mikhail Grigorenko, Freddie Hamilton, Calvin Pickard.

COLUMBUS

Matt Calvert, Michael Chaput, Brandon Saad.

DALLAS

Curtis McKenzie, Jamie Oleksiak.

DETROIT

Louis-Marc Aubry, Mitch Callahan, Landon Ferraro, Nick Jensen, Tomas Jurco, Gustav Nyquist, Teemu Pulkkinen.

EDMONTON

Brandon Davidson, Tyler Pitlick, Justin Schultz.

FLORIDA

Jimmy Hayes, Quinton Howden, Jonathan Huberdeau, Corban Knight, John McFarland, Greg McKegg, Alex Petrovic, Garrett Wilson.

LOS ANGELES

Andy Andreoff, Andrew Crescenzi, Nic Dowd, Vincent Loverde, Jordan Weal.

MINNESOTA

Jonathon Blum, Brett Bulmer, Mikael Granlund, Johan Gustafsson, Erik Haula, Jared Knight.

MONTREAL

Michael Bournival, Brian Flynn, Alex Galchenyuk, Magnus Nygren, Christian Thomas, Jarred Tinordi.

NASHVILLE

Taylor Aronson, Taylor Beck, Anthony Bitetto, Gabriel Bourque, Magnus Hellberg, Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smith, Colin Wilson.

NEW JERSEY

Eric Gelinas, Seth Helgeson, Adam Larsson.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Kevin Czuczman, Mike Halmo, Brock Nelson, Kevin Poulin, Johan Sundstrom.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Mat Bodie, Emerson Etem, Jesper Fast, Marek Hrivik, Carl Klingberg, Oscar Lindberg, Dylan McIlrath, J.T. Miller, Derek Stepan.

OTTAWA

Alex Chiasson, Mike Hoffman, Shane Prince, Cole Schneider.

PHILADELPHIA

Michael Del Zotto.

PITTSBURGH

Beau Bennett, Brian Dumoulin, Bobby Farnham, Reid McNeill, Dominik Uher.

ST. LOUIS

Jake Allen, Cody Beach, Robert Bortuzzo, Jani Hakanpaa, Magnus Paajarvi, Vladimir Tarasenko.

SAN JOSE

Aaron Dell, Martin Jones, Daniil Tarasov.

TAMPA BAY

Carter Ashton, Vladislav Namestnikov, Philippe Paradis, Luke Witkowski.

TORONTO

Nazem Kadri, Martin Marincin, Richard Panik.

VANCOUVER

Sven Baertschi, Adam Clendening, Frank Corrado, Alexandre Grenier.

WASHINGTON

Chris Brown, Stanislav Galiev, Braden Holtby, Marcus Johansson, Evgeny Kuznetsov.

WINNIPEG

John Albert, Julian Melchiori, Paul Postma.

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The following player is subject to a Club-elected salary arbitration pursuant to Section 12.3(a) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. He is eligible to negotiate and sign an Offer Sheet with any other Club pursuant to Section 10.3 of the CBA by no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on July 5, 2015.

Jonathan Bernier, Toronto

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UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS - GROUP 3

The following players have qualified for Group 3 Free Agency (age 27 or older or with at least seven Accrued Seasons) and are Unrestricted Free Agents.

ANAHEIM

Francois Beauchemin, Matt Beleskey, Mathieu Carle, Tomas Fleischmann, Korbinian Holzer, Jason LaBarbera, Sheldon Souray.

ARIZONA

Jonas Ahnelov, Alexandre Bolduc, Andrew Campbell, B.J. Crombeen, Martin Erat, Justin Hodgman, David Leggio, Mike McKenna, Patrick McNeill, David Moss, Dylan Reese, Viktor Tikhonov.

BOSTON

Matt Bartkowski, Gregory Campbell, Daniel Paille, Bobby Robins.

BUFFALO

Drew Bagnall, Andre Benoit, Matt Ellis, Philip Gogulla, Patrick Kaleta, Anders Lindback, Andrej Meszaros, Dennis Persson, Tyson Strachan.

CALGARY

Raphael Diaz, Brian McGrattan, Corey Potter, Karri Ramo, David Schlemko, Devin Setoguchi, Brad Thiessen.

CAROLINA

Brett Bellemore, Patrick Dwyer, Jack Hillen, Ben Holmstrom, Oskar Osala.

CHICAGO

Spencer Abbott, Cody Bass, Daniel Carcillo, Kyle Cumiskey, Andrew Desjardins, Pierre-Cedric Labrie, Johnny Oduya, Peter Regin, Brad Richards, Michal Rozsival, Kimmo Timonen, Antoine Vermette, Ivan Vishnevskiy.

COLORADO

Daniel Briere, Bruno Gervais, Jan Hejda, Jonas Holos, Ryan Wilson.

COLUMBUS

Ryan Craig, Brian Gibbons, Mark Letestu, Jack Skille, Frederic St. Denis.

DALLAS

Patrick Eaves, Jhonas Enroth, Shawn Horcoff, Perttu Lindgren, Rich Peverley.

DETROIT

Daniel Cleary, Erik Cole, Jonas Gustafsson, Andy Miele, Kevin Porter, Marek Zidlicky.

EDMONTON

Richard Bachman, Viktor Fasth, Niko Hovinen, Jesse Joensuu, Steven Pinizzotto, Derek Roy.

FLORIDA

Bobby Butler, Dan Ellis, Dany Heatley, Tomas Kopecky, Shane O'Brien, Scottie Upshall, Greg Zanon.

LOS ANGELES

Justin Azevedo, Bud Holloway, Jamie McBain, Robyn Regehr, Andrej Sekera, Jarret Stoll, David Van Der Gulik, Justin Williams.

MINNESOTA

Keith Ballard, Sean Bergenheim, Stu Bickel, Kyle Brodziak, Ryan Carter, John Curry, Devan Dubnyk, Josh Harding, Jordan Leopold, Nate Prosser, Joel Rechlicz, Chris Stewart, Stephane Veilleux.

MONTREAL

Bryan Allen, Davis Drewiske, Andreas Engqvist, Sergei Gonchar, Joey MacDonald, Manny Malhotra, Mike Weaver.

NASHVILLE

Matt Cullen, Atte Engren, Cody Franson, Kevin Henderson, Teemu Laakso, Joe Piskula, Juuso Puustinen, Mike Ribeiro, Mike Santorelli, Mark Van Guilder, Anton Volchenkov.

NEW JERSEY

Steve Bernier, Scott Clemmensen, Mark Fraser, Scott Gomez, Peter Harrold, Martin Havlat, Cam Janssen, Michael Ryder, Bryce Salvador, Tim Sestito, Joe Whitney, Darcy Zajac, Vladimir Zharkov.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Eric Boulton, Matt Carkner, Dustin Jeffrey, Tyler Kennedy, Mark Louis, Tomas Marcinko, Colin McDonald, Kael Mouillierat, Michal Neuvirth, Rhett Rakhshani, Lubomir Visnovsky, Harry Zolnierczyk.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Chris Bourque, Joey Crabb, Matt Hunwick, Michael Kostka, Chris Mueller, James Sheppard, Martin St. Louis, Pavel Valentenko.

OTTAWA

Erik Condra, Aaron Johnson, Brad Mills, Patrick Mullen.

PHILADELPHIA

Carlo Colaiacovo, Ray Emery, Andrew Gordon, Blair Jones, Jay Rosehill, Zack Stortini, Rob Zepp.

PITTSBURGH

Craig Adams, Taylor Chorney, Blake Comeau, Steve Downie, Nick Drazenovic, Andrew Ebbett, Christian Ehrhoff, Thomas Greiss, Maxim Lapierre, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, Paul Martin, Daniel Winnik.

ST. LOUIS

Chris Butler, Patrick Cannone, Adam Cracknell, Benn Ferriero, Colin Fraser, Marcel Goc, Barret Jackman, Olli Jokinen, Jonas Junland, John McCarthy, Zbynek Michalek, Chris Porter.

SAN JOSE

Taylor Fedun, Micheal Haley, Scott Hannan, Matt Irwin, John Scott.

TAMPA BAY

Mike Angelidis, Matthew Corrente, Jean-Philippe Cote, Brenden Morrow.

TORONTO

Troy Bodie, David Booth, Eric Brewer, Joakim Lindstrom, Frazer McLaren, Colton Orr, Zach Sill, Trevor Smith.

VANCOUVER

Will Acton, Shawn Matthias, Cal O'Reilly, Brad Richardson, Bobby Sanguinetti, Tom Sestito.

WASHINGTON

Chris Conner, John Erskine, Eric Fehr, Tim Gleason, Curtis Glencross, Mike Green, Tim Kennedy, Jon Landry, Mike Moore, Kris Newbury, Steve Oleksy, Aaron Volpatti, Joel Ward, Casey Wellman.

WINNIPEG

Julien Brouillette, Peter Budaj, Michael Frolik, T.J. Galiardi, Matt Halischuk, Will O'Neill, Adam Pardy, Jim Slater, Lee Stempniak, Jiri Tlusty.


UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS - GROUP 6

The following players qualify for unrestricted free agency, having met the requirements for Group 6 free agency. This group is defined as players whose contracts have expired, are age 25 or older, have completed three or more professional seasons, and (i) in the case of a player other than a goaltender, have played fewer than 80 NHL games (regular-season and playoff), or (ii) in the case of a goaltender, have played fewer than 28 NHL games (regular-season and playoff). Please note that these amounts are subject to pro-rating due to the 48-game season in 2012-13.

ANAHEIM

Colby Robak.

ARIZONA

None.

BOSTON

Chris Breen, Paul Carey, Justin Florek, Jeremy Smith, Niklas Svedberg, David Warsofsky.

BUFFALO

Matt Hackett.

CALGARY

Mark Cundari.

CAROLINA

Greg Nemisz.

CHICAGO

Drew LeBlanc.

COLORADO

None.

COLUMBUS

Sean Collins, Will Weber.

DALLAS

Cameron Gaunce.

DETROIT

Tom McCollum.

EDMONTON

Kellan Lain.

FLORIDA

Blake Parlett.

LOS ANGELES

Andrew Bodnarchuk.

MINNESOTA

Cody Almond.

MONTREAL

None.

NASHVILLE

None.

NEW JERSEY

Scott Timmins.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Matt Donovan, Brett Gallant, Aaron Ness.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Danny Kristo, Jason Missiaen.

OTTAWA

Carter Camper, Alex Grant, Derek Grant.

PHILADELPHIA

Jason Akeson, Oliver Lauridsen.

PITTSBURGH

Jayson Megna.

ST. LOUIS

Philip McRae, Brent Regner.

SAN JOSE

Travis Oleksuk.

TAMPA BAY

Allen York.

TORONTO

Brandon Kozun, Kevin Marshall.

VANCOUVER

Darren Archibald, Brandon Defazio.

WASHINGTON

Tomas Kundratek, Cameron Schilling.

WINNIPEG

Patrice Cormier, Eric O'Dell.


UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

The following players were not tendered a qualifying offer and are therefore Unrestricted Free Agents not subject to a right to match or draft choice compensation.

ANAHEIM

Igor Bobkov, Ryan Faragher, John Kurtz, Antoine Laganiere, Louis Leblanc.

ARIZONA

Mark Arcobello, Greg Carey, Darian Dziurzynski, Philip Lane, Michael Lee, Tye McGinn, John Moore, Mark Visentin.

BOSTON

Rob Flick, Matt Lindblad, Adam Morrison.

BUFFALO

Zac Dalpe, Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Kevin Sundher.

CALGARY

Sena Acolatse, Ben Hanowski, John Ramage.

CAROLINA

Austin Levi, Riley Nash, Beau Schmitz, Jared Staal.

CHICAGO

Matt Carey, Mac Carruth.

COLORADO

Jordan Caron, Mitchell Heard, Markus Lauridsen, Tomas Vincour.

COLUMBUS

Luke Adam, Thomas Larkin, Dana Tyrell.

DALLAS

Scott Glennie, Ludwig Karlsson.

DETROIT

None.

EDMONTON

Keith Aulie, Tyler Bunz, Matt Fraser, Curtis Hamilton, Brad Ross, Frans Tuohimaa.

FLORIDA

Jesse Blacker, Michael Houser, Ryan Martindale, Joshua McFadden, Shayne Taker, Andrew Yogan.

LOS ANGELES

None.

MINNESOTA

Curt Gogol, Colton Jobke.

MONTREAL

Drayson Bowman, Eric Tangradi.

NASHVILLE

Zach Budish, Josh Shalla.

NEW JERSEY

Maxime Clermont, Corbin McPherson.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Jason Clark, Thomas Hickey, Alexandre Mallet, John Persson, Kent Simpson.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Conor Allen.

OTTAWA

Darren Kramer, Garrett Thompson.

PHILADELPHIA

Andrew Johnston, Matthew Konan.

PITTSBURGH

Nicholas D'Agostino, Eric Hartzell, Adam Payerl.

ST. LOUIS

David Shields, Sebastian Wannstrom.

SAN JOSE

Jon-Paul Anderson, Taylor Doherty, Eriah Hayes, Rylan Schwartz.

TAMPA BAY

Mark Barberio, Danick Gauthier, Cody Kunyk, Dan Milan, Dalton Smith.

TORONTO

Eric Knodel, Andrew MacWilliam.

VANCOUVER

Peter Andersson, Cory Conacher, Joacim Eriksson, Brandon McMillan, Ryan Stanton, Yannick Weber, Michael Zalewski.

WASHINGTON

Brandon Anderson, Edward Pasquale, Patrick Wey.

WINNIPEG

Keaton Ellerby, Patrick Holland, Juho Olkinuora.

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Open Gaming Alliance Welcomes Lenovo as Latest Corporate Member World’s Leading PC Provider Brings Platform, Global Market Guidance and Expertise to Games Business Trade Association

The Open Gaming Alliance (OGA), a non-profit trade association focused on the games industry, today announced Lenovo, the world’s number one PC maker, as the latest company to become a corporate member. Lenovo joins other industry leading companies including Intel, Dell/Alienware, Logitech, Razer, Unity and Webroot in supporting the OGA’s efforts to provide leadership and opportunities; and encourage growth and diversity within the games business ecosystem.

The Open Gaming Alliance recently released its annual Pinnacle research report analyzing industry revenues and trends. Leading into this year’s E3 Expo, the organization also announced several new initiatives including new membership levels; new AR/VR, Software and Cloud Gaming special interest groups; and a significant expansion of its indie developer support.

“As gamers continue to drive PC growth around the world, we are excited to join OGA’s gaming ecosystem to identify opportunities and best practices with other industry developers and influencers,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, WW Marketing, PC and Enterprise Group, Lenovo. “This fall, we will be bringing to consumers an exciting new series of premium gaming desktops and laptops that will take PC gaming to the next level.”

The Open Gaming Alliance provides an array of resources to its industry members, ranging from research and best-practice guidance; to marketing support and networking with some of the industry’s premier middleware and hardware providers, and publishers. Originally established in 2008 as the PC Gaming Alliance, the organization has evolved to cover multiple platforms and operating systems; maintaining its primary goals of strengthening and promoting the community around all game platforms while providing a unified voice.

“Lenovo is the leading provider of personal PCs, and the biggest provider of mobile phones in the important China market,” said Drew Johnston, OGA president. “You can’t talk about either as a gaming platform without including them. We look forward to the valuable insight they bring to the table, and their help in delivering the best knowledge and guidance for our members to be successful.”

About the Open Gaming Alliance (OGA)
The Open Gaming Alliance is a non-profit association focused on the games industry. From development and game play, to platform innovation and business opportunities, the OGA and its member companies support growth, leadership and opportunities for the games industry. 

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Remarkable Real Estate Listings: Stribling July 2015

Stribling’s Top 50 Listings as of 7/1/15

180 Avenue of the Americas - $28M – http://www.stribling.com/properties/9335076

1060 5th Avenue – $23.5M – http://www.stribling.com/properties/12203425


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Salon Peachy: Mover and Shaker Edward Tricomi, Master Stylist, and Master Colorist Joel Warren Turn Up the Summer and Make Peachy Deegan Blonder with a Smashing Summer Style! Warren Tricomi Continues to Earn Our Highest Recommendation. Warren Tricomi is the Official Salon of Whom You Know!

Edward and Peachy

"Everyone is different and each body is a snowflake."
-Amy Poehler in her book "Yes Please" in explaining how people are created and beauty to her children 

We really like that quote, and we loved Amy's book.  If each body is like a snowflake and snowflakes in tandem make the world beautiful, Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi are the ultimate blizzard-creators at their multiple salons, which now stretch as far as Tokyo. Even in the dog days of summer, they figuratively make it snow and make each and every person look their absolute best.  We see gorgeous heads galore coming and going and staying to chat at the Warren Tricomi Plaza Hotel Salon, and we are proud to be one of the creations.  Peachy's hair keeps looking better and better as it evolves under their masterful talents, and we could not be happier with their work.  That smile is for real above! (Joel was not present at the time of the picture but we love both Edward and Joel!)

Just as important as the phenomenal workmanship and creativity is the fact that Joel and Edward truly embody joy in their vocation: they are an excellent example of this every day and as we have been five times now, we are becoming more familiar with this.  They have an innate ability to know what to do to your hair to make you look even better than you personally can envision, and can craft flattering shades and styles that you didn't know you wanted until you met them.  

In practically everything we do, we know exactly what we want.
Peachy is usually the one with the vision for the article, the look, the plate, the topic in whatever we write about.
When we go see Joel and Edward, we want to know what they think we want because they set the beat of the fashion hair look.  Always.  And we like to be fashionable and look our best.

The magic began in Joel's chair!  Another fabulous aspect of Warren Tricomi is that although this is a bastion of creativity, it is also a serious business and we've always been taken on time.  Last time, Peachy was slightly blonder than the previous three times.  "Want to make it even blonder today?" Joel asked.  We asked him what he thought, and he thought so - so now Peachy is at her blondest in quite awhile and already she's having more fun.  Fun is rampant at Warren Tricomi: it's an unspoken rule.  It's summer and we can easily go darker in the fall because Joel Warren possesses more taste levels than any other colorist.  We are convinced he has a unique dimmer switch in his mind that knows how to turn on the light in people's hair and how to tone it down expertly.
"If you can imagine it, I can arrange it!" states Joel with his signature confidence.
You have to be extraordinarily careful with who colors your hair in this world of ours, and we have total trust in Joel.  Joel painted in the highlights with panache, and Maddy his assistant perfectly added the base color.  Bien sur mes amies, no red is to be seen in Mademoiselle Peachy's coiffure (get excited for a tale of Marie-Antoinette's hairdresser coming soon by our friend author Will Bashor!)  If this is your first time reading Salon Peachy, please know that she does not care for any red in her hair.  

After Maddy washed Peachy's hair, Lisamarie, Edward's assistant, did an expert blowout.  The picture above speaks for itself!

Edward thought our style looked already good, but he made it look even better just cleaning it up a bit with his extraordinary dry-cut process.  

He just knows what to do.  So we wanted to chat!

How is his salon in Tokyo doing?  "It's going well, it's doing great," answered Edward with his upbeat positive nature.  "I'm getting good reports!"

How's the summer here going?  "We have such a good time working every day!  It's not like work." 

When you have the good fortune to sit in Edward's chair, you aren't going to necessarily talk about how many inches you want lopped off.  He already knows by just looking at you.  Instead, when you sit in Edward's chair he will ask you if you are ready to Rock and Roll!
Start the music.
Book your appointment.

More fabulous tips from Edward:
"Hot new hair cuts!  The shag is back and in a new way!  It's very hot.  It's very interesting look for summer: free and easy."

Peachy was not here for the 1960's and maybe you weren't either.  We asked him how he defines shag.  "It's like we did it back in the 60's! I was here!  It's short on top, long in the back, short on the sides, and very layered.  It's not swelling up now because somebody famous is wearing it: it's because kids that have real style are wearing it - they're ahead of the real Hollywood crowd.  In the streets, it's the hip haircut.  
Short hair is also hot for the summertime.  [The most important factor to consider is is how the] cut will look on the person: we cut to the person."

Another fantastic tip from Edward is the MAGIC SET.
Watch:
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Essentially the Magic Set is putting your hair in a high ponytail and separating it into four sections going from front to back in sequence.  If you looked at the profile, you'd see four circles next to each other if you used rollers, but it is quicker to use a curling iron for each curl.  In five minutes you will have fabulous hair! Very quick and very easy to do.

Warren Tricomi was first featured in 2014: 
in January 2015:
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Edward Tricomi and Joel Warren continue to earn our Highest Recommendation, and our experience at Warren Tricomi can't be beat.




The Best Salon in Manhattan and beyond

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Official Salon of Whom You Know

One West 58th Street at The Plaza Hotel Floor 2, New York
1117 Madison Avenue, New York
125 Fifth Avenue, Floor Two, New York
1 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut
64 Park Place, East Hampton, New York
609 Route 35, Shrewsbury, New Jersey
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Edward Tricomi is a Mover and Shaker:
About the Warren Tricomi Salon Business from their website:

Master colorist Joel Warren and master stylist Edward Tricomi are authorities in the world of hair. Their unrivaled expertise sets trends and has defined beauty across the globe. Joel’s talent for customized hair color and Edward’s high precision dry cuts make the Warren-Tricomi Salons a one-stop beauty destination.

In 1990, the duo collaborated with business guru Roxana Pintilie, a third and equal partner and the driving force behind every facet of the business. Collectively they debuted the first Warren-Tricomi Salon in midtown Manhattan. In 2008, they opened the luxurious Plaza Hotel flagship location and today the thriving empire features eight U.S salons, each designed uniquely to fit its geographic location with a modern twist.

Beyond the salon business, Edward and Joel continue to cultivate their namesake product line, Warren-Tricomi Haircare, the first to be developed by both a colorist and a stylist. Together, the pair is a force to be reckoned with, constantly striving to reach new heights within the beauty industry.

Joel Warren is one of the world’s most recognized colorists, but he started out as an aspiring chef. Inspired by his girlfriend, a beautician, Joel decided to try his hand at beauty school. In his early twenties, he took a job at a Manhattan salon and was fascinated by the process of mixing formulas. He found that the rewarding feeling of creating beautiful hair color was similar to coming up with the perfect recipe.

Joel Warren, Master Colorist and Co-Founder at Warren-Tricomi Salons
As renowned colorist Louis Licari’s first male assistant, Joel learned from the best. He became widely known for his ability to perfectly customize every client’s color using advanced techniques. Modern in his methods, he is adamant about constantly expanding his horizons, keeping up with the latest hair trends and mastering the skills for creating them. What sets him apart is his masterful eye for contrast, shadow and depth.

Joel joined forces with master stylist Edward Tricomi and business guru Roxana Pintilie to open a salon in Midtown Manhattan in 1990. In 2008, they launched the luxurious Plaza Hotel flagship location and today the team leads a thriving business of eight salons in the U.S., each designed uniquely to fit its geographic location with a modern twist. Joel and Edward also own a product line, Warren-Tricomi Haircare, the first to be developed by both a colorist and a stylist.

Edward Tricomi, Master Stylist and Co-Founder at Warren-Tricomi Salons
Linda Fargo – “Edward is THE Rock Star of the hair biz. He plays his scissors with as much groove, intuition, precision, finesse and inspired excellence as the Hall of Famer that he is. He created my signature bob and I am his forever!”

Legendary Warren-Tricomi Salons co-founder Edward Tricomi is known for demanding excellence in everything he does. Be it hair, fashion, or music – when Tricomi is involved, perfection isn’t just expected: it’s inevitable.The roots (no pun intended) of his renowned career began after a suggestion from his sister that he try cutting hair to supplement his income as a musician. Growing up, Edward read Vogue religiously, devouring and absorbing the art within it. Moreover, as the grandson of a fashion designer, he was always surrounded and inspired by the world of fashion. Decades later, Edward is perhaps the most iconic and influential hair historian of our era.
Working his first New York City salon job in the 1970s (working with the likes of Bianca Jagger and Salvador Dali) inspired in him an ambition to create his own beauty empire. He began doing editorial hairstyling, landing his unique and innovative work on numerous prominent fashion magazine spreads and covers.

Edward achieved the position of Art Director at the Jaxavier Salon, widely considered to be the epicenter of style at the time. There, Edward was introduced to world famous stylist and Vogue editor Polly Mellen, whose profound influence helped propel his career to the next level. Through mutual respect and admiration for each other’s talent and work, Polly booked Edward to collaborate alongside iconic fashion photographers including Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier and Helmut Newton. Edward also met Deborah Turbeville, with whom he began a 40 yearlong professional relationship, each one inspiring and impacting the other’s illustrious career. The transformational artistic integrity, avant-garde travel and art exposure that Edward’s editorial career afforded him continue to inspire him decades later.

Glowing reviews from fashion photographers and a sparkling reputation prompted fashion designers to take note of Tricomi, who soon began styling the looks for fashion shows for brands including Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Emanuel Ungaro, Calvin Klein, Dior and many other top tier designers around the world. Edward’s innate understanding of hair and fashion coupled with his visionary ideas regarding their potential to intersect in order to enhance one another propelled him to the forefront of the industry.

Working at strong editorial-based salons helped Edward hone (and eventually perfect) his craft, leading to the development of his signature dry-hair precision technique and rapid-fire method of cutting, which is frequently compared to an artist sketching. It also serves as the inspiration for his loving nickname, “Edward Scissorhands.” This unusual style of cutting mimicks the hair’s natural state with ‘perfectly imperfect,’ abstract layers and allows him to see how the cut will look in the hair’s natural state. Edward is known and respected for this intellectualized approach to hair by elevating the process, he is also elevating the result and ability to understand how each haircut needs to be uniquely tailored and designed to suit the individual for whom it is for.

At the top of his game, Edward decided to leave the editorial world and focus on building his namesake salon business. In 1989, he joined forces with colorist Joel Warren to open the first Warren-Tricomi Salon on East 57th Street in New York City. In addition to fashion and music, Edward has a strong passion for architecture his keen artistic eye, understanding of structure, and dedicated passion have lead him to be integral in the design and layout of every single Warren-Tricomi Salon. The original location closed in 2009 when the salon moved to its current flagship local in the iconic and incomparable Plaza Hotel. Each Warren-Tricomi Salon is incredibly unique, with different décor to reflect the location and personality and essence of the city or neighborhood within which it resides. The brand has a rich history of designing and building some of the most unique salons in the world.

Warren-Tricomi prides itself on being more than just a hair and beauty salon. All stylists trained at Warren-Tricomi are required to study and become experts in not only styling, but also fashion history. It is fundamental to the Warren-Tricomi brand that this extensive knowledge and perspective is present in every single haircut given in their salons. Few other salons can also make this claim, in the same way that few other salons are perpetually and actively on the forefront of beauty and fashion in the way Warren-Tricomi has been for the last 25 years. This significance and influence is evident in many facets of Tricomi’s business, one of which is the fact that they do at least three fashion shows each season, all over the world.

Throughout his prolific career Edward has mentored many well-known stylists including Italo Gregorio, Patrick Melville and Ric Popino. He has worked with virtually every celebrity, including Barbara Streisand, Mick Jagger, Nicky and Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. Edward is constantly garnering inspiration from the people he works with: models like Patti Hansen, makeup artists like Pat McGrath and photographers like Roxanne Lowit.


The legacy of Edward and the Warren-Tricomi Salons continue to be a driving force and influential cornerstone of both the beauty and fashion industries. Their cutting-edge techniques, coupled with their deep appreciation and understanding of history and those who have come before and inspired them, enables Edward’s business to be the embodiment of modern fashion and beauty; at once both trendsetting and classic. Yet despite his significant impact and illustrious, celebrated career one esteemed fashion photographer and devoted Warren-Tricomi customer calls Edward a “phenomenon and one of the most talented hair dressers in the world” passionate and devoted beauty pioneer and mogul Edward Tricomi will tell you he’s never worked a day in his life.

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Terrific Takeout: Cacio e Pepe Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

Executive Chef and Owner of Cacio e Pepe Salvatore Corea, with his signature Tonnarelli cacio e pepe

Fresh Origins is America’s leading producer of Microgreens and Edible Flowers. Combining the benefits of an ideal climate with a deep passion for quality and innovation, Fresh Origins products are sought after by the finest restaurants and top chefs. The farm is located in the picturesque rolling hills of San Diego County, where the near perfect weather allows for production and harvest all year. Fresh Origins produces almost 400 Microgreens, Petitegreens, Edible Flowers, Shoots, Tiny Veggies™ and related items. Many are not available anywhere else, with new introductions nearly every month. Fresh Origins products are on top of the finest cuisine in the world! Fresh Origins supplies distributors of specialty produce who serve fine dining restaurants and resorts nationwide. There are also a few online sources of their products available to private chefs and home cooks. Read our first Culinary Queen interview with Kelly Sasuga: 

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On a hot day like today, Insalata di pomodoro, pesche, melone e anguria al basilico su crema di pistacchio will meet your senses with wonderfully fresh fragrances of the season.  We highly recommend this tomato salad to start with, and it has cantaloupe, watermelon, basil and PEACHES.  Extra points for anyone that serves Peachy peaches!  It dances in a lovely pistachio cream and we just adored this seasonal salad which evokes the spirit of summer.  Order it.
This was our first trip to Cacio e Pepe, but we felt like we knew Salvatore since we have worked with his brother Luigi at Spiga!  Salvatore actually started Spiga but we have always worked with Luigi there.  Salvatore was born and raised in Calabria and later lived in Rome prior to moving to the United States.  Cacio e Pepe has been open since July 2004.  For our appetizer, we tried some convincing meatballs: Polpettine di carne al sugo di pomodoro e basilico.  They are composed of a third of each: beef, veal and pork and come in a trio.  The sauce was hearty and these had superb consistency.
Salvatore suggested we try his signature dish for our pasta course: Cacio e Pepe!  It is a dish of homemade spaghetti, black pepper and pecorino cheese and he makes it right in front of you in a pecorino wheel!
It is absolutely divine and you must try it.  The pecorino romano arrives in style from Italy, of course.  It's a phenomenal pasta course, and what everyone comes to this restaurant for.  The cheese is perfectly balanced by the brilliant chunks of rich black peppercorns which are just as prevalent as the cheese.  This is traditional in Rome.
If you are into something healthier and lighter for the summer in terms of pasta, we sugest the Whole Wheat Fusilli Pasta with shrimp, smoked eggplant coulis and breadcrumbs.  Even the shrimp are in elegant spirals:
Have you ever heard of a fish entree modeled on the flavor of pizza?  You have now!  We were delighted with our "fish pizza" otherwise known as Filetto di salmone con crema di mozzarella, pomodorini, basilico e crostini di pane.  It's simply a salmon filet over mozzarella puree, cherry tomatoes, basil and croutons. It's creative without being ridiculous and hits perfect on the interest meter in Peachy's brain.
You should have a cappuccino and the Watermelon Italian Ice with White Chocolate Mousse was just sublime.  Dark Chocolate (our favorite) shavings grace the top and this is a terrific refreshing summer dessert accentuated with fresh mint.
Cacio e Pepe is Terrific Takeout and we look forward to seeing what Salvatore Corea does next!




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NHL Peachy: 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees Announced: Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger, Angela Ruggiero (Player Category); Bill Hay, Peter Karmanos Jr. (Builder Category) Our Coverage Sponsored by Martin's Tavern of Georgetown Est. 1933

Established in 1933, Martin's Tavern is one of Washington DC’s most historic family-owned enterprises. For 80 years, Martin’s Tavern has been a renowned fixture in the mid-Atlantic and a must-visit establishment in historic Georgetown. In the late 1890's, William S. Martin traveled from Galway, Ireland to America. Forty years later, he and his son, William G. Martin, the current Billy's grandfather, opened Martin’s Tavern on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and N Street NW which is run today by our friend, William A. Martin Jr. You can call him Billy! From sitting Presidents and media icons, to city residents and worldly travelers, Martin’s Tavern is a welcoming home to the many who have long embraced its warm atmosphere. Its quintessentially classic American fare has delighted discriminating palates for decades from the Oakwood Atlantic Smoked Salmon to the Filet Mignon to whatever your little heart desires from the convincing menu. Every President from Truman to George W. Bush has happily dined at Martin's Tavern, and you can see the delicious culinary choices preferred by each in our review: Martin's Tavern is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know:

The President’s favorite booths, The Proposal Booth of Jack and Jackie Kennedy, Mickey Mantle in The Dugout Room, George W. Bush and family at Table 12 are just a few of the iconic stories. Fourth generation owner Billy Martin, Jr. continues the tradition of Washington’s oldest family owned restaurant and Georgetown landmark. 




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Lanny McDonald, incoming Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame and John Davidson, Chairman of the Selection Committee, announced today that seven individuals have been elected to Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Membership, five in the Player Category and two in the Builder Category. The vote took place today at the annual meeting of the Selection Committee in Toronto.

“The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these seven hockey legends as Honoured Members,” said John Davidson. “Their contributions to the game of hockey are well documented and their election to the Hockey Hall of Fame is richly deserved.”

In the Builder Category, Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos Jr. were elected.

The first NCAA graduate to play in the National Hockey League, Bill Hay’s contributions to hockey span from grassroots to the professional level. His distinguished hockey resume includes contributions made while serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Hockey Canada, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Calgary Flames, and most recently as Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

“Being recognized by my hockey peers is truly a great honour,” said Hay. “Seeing the game - and the Hockey Hall of Fame - become truly international has been a tremendously rewarding experience.”

One of hockey’s great benefactors, Peter Karmanos Jr. has helped enable the success of dozens of American hockey teams and thousands of players. The Detroit native captured a Stanley Cup as Chief Executive Officer, Owner and Governor of the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006.

“Being included in the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2015 ranks right up there with winning the Stanley Cup,” said Karmanos. “Hockey has a special place in my heart. It is the greatest team sport, and I believe the greatest game a boy or girl could play. Giving more kids the chance to play at the highest levels has truly been a labour of love.”
In the Player category, Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Angela Ruggiero were elected.

The first Russian to reach the 1,000 point milestone in the NHL, Sergei Fedorov played in six All Star Games, captured three Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings, and was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player in 1994.

“I have always played hockey because I loved it, not because I wanted to win awards,” said Fedorov. “But now that my career is over I realize how special it is to be recognized by the Hockey Hall of Fame. I am deeply honoured to be an inductee.”

The second-leading scorer all-time amongst U.S.-born players, defenseman Phil Housley played in seven All Star Games over a remarkable twenty three season NHL career. He also ranks third all-time among all NHL defensemen in scoring.

“I am absolutely elated to be entering the Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2015,” said Housley. “One glance at the Legends who have already been enshrined proves that this really is the ultimate honour for a hockey player.”

A seven-time recipient of the James Norris trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman, Nicklas Lidstrom also captured four Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings and an Olympic Gold Medal for Sweden.

“During my hockey career I was always focused on the next game or the next season, so I never allowed myself to imagine I’d be hearing from the Hockey Hall of Fame” said Lindstrom. “I took a lot of pride in being dedicated to the game, so it means a great deal to me to be recognized by those who know the game the best.”

One of the toughest competitors to ever patrol the blue line, Chris Pronger captured both the Hart Memorial Trophy and James Norris Trophy in 2000. The native of Dryden, Ontario also captured two Olympic Gold Medals for Canada and a Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.

“It’s very humbling to be included alongside the esteemed group of players and builders in the Hockey Hall of Fame’s class of 2015,” said Pronger. “It’s very exciting to think about becoming an Honoured Member. It’s certainly something I didn’t expect while playing.”

The youngest member of the team that captured the first-ever Olympic Gold Medal in women’s ice hockey, Angela Ruggiero went on to help the United States capture four more Gold and six Silver World Championship medals. The defenceman from Panorama City, California, was also named Harvard’s player of the year three times.

“I’ve visited the Hockey Hall of Fame many times, and never get tired of learning about the rich tradition of the inductees,” said Ruggiero, who is the fourth female ever elected for induction. “The fact that I’m now joining them is very special, and the greatest accomplishment I can think of as a hockey player.”

The 2015 Induction Celebration will be held on Monday, November 9th at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. For more information regarding the 2015 Induction Weekend/Celebration, visit http://www.hhof.com.

Established in 1943, the Hockey Hall of Fame’s (“HHOF”) mandate is to recognize and honour the achievements of players, builders and officials who bring special distinction to the game of hockey, and to collect, preserve, research and exhibit objects, images and resource materials connected with the game as it is played in Canada and throughout the world. As a non-profit corporation and a registered charity under the Income Tax Act, HHOF owns and operates a museum and place of entertainment offering state-of-the-art exhibits, multimedia presentations and educational programming from its premises at Brookfield Place, Toronto, Canada.

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