Jason Smith Retires From Hockey

Just got this news in – Jason Smith has announced his retirement from the NHL. The 35 year old defenceman was on the 2nd year of a 2 year contract with the Ottawa Senators worth $2.6 million a year.

Jason has had a productive NHL career in which he captained two different teams and played 1,008 regular season games for five clubs. He compiled 41 goals and 128 assists along with 1,099 penalty minutes.

He was originally a first-round draft pick of the New Jersey Devils (18th overall) in the 1992 draft, and also played for Toronto, Edmonton, and Philadelphia. He served as captain of the Oilers for five seasons, and also captained the Flyers during his lone season with them in 2007-08. Smith, whose 2008-09 season with the Senators was cut short by a knee injury, didn’t feel he still had it in him to play the game the only way he knows how.

The Meme That Starts With An R

Tag Rules:
Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag your friends? Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real… nothing made up. If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question. Have Fun!!

1. What is your name: Roshculla….Count Roshculla aka Roshan

2. A four Letter Word: Rape (sorry, can’t think of one)

3. A boy’s Name: Roshan

4. A girl’s Name: Roshan (I have one of those androgynous names)

5. An occupation: Rock star (what? It’s a job!!)

6. A color: Red

7. Something you wear: Robe

8. A food: Roast beef

9. Something found in the bathroom: razor

10. A place: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada…because it rhymes with___

11. A reason for being late: Riot on the streets

12. Something you shout: Run to your mama

13. A movie title: Return Of  The Jedi

14. Something you drink: Rum

15. A musical group: Rush

16. An animal: Rottweiler dogs or raccoons

17. A Street name: Rajaji Road.

18. A type of car: Range Rover

19. A song title: Run To The Hills by Iron Maiden

20. A verb: Rock you

Feel free to add you details in your own blogs or in the comments here. Have fun!

Onam Sadhya Photo

This is what is usually served for an Onam sadya. While tempting and nice, my complaint is that any Hindu Malayalee occassion serves the same food. Rice, a bunch of curries and payasam! Onam, Vishu, traditional birthdays, weddings, engagements, at a temple! And it’s the same as what you normally eat on an average day – except that there are more curries and you get payasam!

So what’s the big deal in serving one? Since I was alone at home, I had instant noodles. It’s no sadya but then it’s no different from any other day!

Balsille & Bettman Awaits Judge’s Decision

Later today, Arizona court judge Redfield T. Baum makes a key decision that will help determine if a RIM CEO & moneybags Jim Balsillie’s dream of owning an NHL team will, in fact, become reality. Balsillie will be on hand in Phoenix along with his arch-rival NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman, when the judge declared if he is going to uphold or nullify the NHL’s unanimous vote rejecting Balsillie’s bid for the Coyotes.

Balsillie has offered $215.5-million in a lucrative bid that will, of course, come with the caveat that the franchise immediately would be moved to Hamilton, Ontario and become the 7th Canadian team in the NHL. If Baum rules in favour of the NHL, Balsillie would not take part in the Sept. 10 auction for the team, barring any further litigation. And his dream will be dead.

Go Balsillie go!