It started slow but there have been a lot of deals on trade deadline day in the NHL (as of 12 Noon)but the biggest appears to have come out of Calgary where the Flames have gotten Olli Jokinen from Phoenix. This should surely have Detroit and San Jose looking to make a move. Ottawa got goalie Pascal Leclaire from Columbus for Antoine Vermette. Leclaire probably won't play for the Senators this year because of an ankle injury but he is a tremendous upgrade between the pipes. Guys like Bouwmeester, Morris, Antropov and Guerin are still out there...will they be with a new team by the end of the day. We'll find out soon. Oh yeah Leaf fans--I have good news and bad news---well then again maybe its a double dose of bad news. Toronto has picked up goalie Martin Gerber on waivers from Ottawa. They do this because Vesa Toskala is done for the year with a groin injury. Are the Oilers going to make a move???? TSN is once again winning this battle hands down as they are breaking trade after trade. Sportsnet just doesn't have the horses to keep up with everyone and when you add the wit of James Duthie its another victory for TSN.
UFC fans can circle May 23 on their calendar. That is when Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir will step into the octagon for a 2nd time. The first time they got together was just over a year ago when Lesnar made his debut and was upset by Mir in the first round. Lesnar and Mir will headline UFC 98 in Vegas. As for other matches, this isn't official but this is what is being rumoured.....
Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar
Josh Koscheck vs. Chris Wilson
Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra
Sean Sherk vs. Frankie Edgar
James Irvin vs. Drew McFedries
Andre Gusmao vs. Houston Alexander
Phillipe Nover vs. Kyle Bradley
George Roop vs. David Kaplan
Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Brandon Wolff
Tim Hague vs. Patrick Barry
Manny Ramirez will be a Dodger for a couple of more years. The flaky yet talented outfielder signs a 2 year deal with Los Angeles worth 45 million. Like Brett Favre, I am tired of Manny Ramirez and his "drama queen" act.