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Follow Us on TwitterIn his lifetime, Chris Savard has spent time as both an elected official and a hot air balloon pilot. As such, FULL OF HOT AIR seemed to be an appropriate name for this column. Savard will provide his thoughts on a number of topics including hockey on this site, as well as politics and local issues on OurHometown.ca. His opinion combined with $1.60 will buy you a medium coffee at Tim's! You can email him at csavard@ourhometown.ca

NHL Expansion Realignment Plan - Las Vegas and Quebec
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NHL Expansion Realignment Plan - Las Vegas and Quebec

Jul. 21, 2015: Last summer, I wrote an article about NHL Expansion and the alignment with the additions of teams in Seattle and Quebec City. This week, we have learned that the two front runners are Las Vegas, Nevada and a Quebecor bid to bring back the Quebec Nordiques. The National Football League is one of the most successful professional sports leagues in the world. Their format consists of two conferences, each with four divisions of four teams. FULL STORY

Ho Sang, Dal Colle - huge talents, different personalities
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Ho Sang, Dal Colle - huge talents, different personalities

Jul. 13, 2015: Many have said that Garth Snow and the New York Islanders took a huge gamble when they traded up in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft to snag Josh Ho Sang, then of the Windsor Spitfires. There is little doubt that Ho Sang has the natural ability to be a top six forward in the NHL. In his three seasons in the OHL, he has play 190 games, scored 63 goals and put up 210 points. FULL STORY

On this Date - Sens select Bryan Berard first overall
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On this Date - Sens select Bryan Berard first overall

Jul. 8, 2015: On this date in NHL history, at the NHL Draft in Edmonton, the Ottawa Senators made Bryan Berard the third American born player to be selected first overall in the Entry Draft. In a major trade during the 1995 NHL Draft in Edmonton, the Vancouver Canucks obtained Alexander Mogilny from Buffalo, in exchange for Mike Peca, Mike Wilson, and their #1 pick (Jay McKee) in the draft held that day. FULL STORY

Winnipeg Whiteout, yet Jets wear blue?
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Winnipeg Whiteout, yet Jets wear blue?

Apr. 21, 2015: It was great to see NHL Playoff Hockey return to Winnipeg last night as the Winnipeg Jets played host to the Anaheim Ducks. Congrats to David Thompson, True North and the fans of Winnipeg. I remember watching Dale Hawerchuk play there in front of the infamous Winnipeg Whiteout - where fans all wear white for playoff games. FULL STORY

In an unscientific study, McDavid goes to the Buffalo Sabres
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In an unscientific study, McDavid goes to the Buffalo Sabres

Apr. 17, 2015: This weekend will be a big weekend for the NHL TV ratings. On top of the excitement of the first round playoff games, there will also be the NHL Draft Lottery to see who will win the right to draft Erir Otters phenom Connor McDavid. Will it be the Buffalo Sabres, Ariozona Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs or some other team? FULL STORY

Last call - Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool
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Last call - Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool

Apr. 15, 2015: It is that time of year again. It is time for the NHL Playoffs, where 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup, poolies across the globe try to win some dough and the Toronto Maple Leafs work on their golf game. It is a tough time of year for us Leaf fans. When my Dad was alive, he enjoyed running a playoff pool each season. Since his passing in 2008, his tradition has continued and we are ready to launch the 19th Annual Hometown Hockey Playoff Pool. Today is the final day to register. FULL STORY

Bald Eagle spotted on the way to school
Bald Eagle spotted on the way to school

Apr. 14, 2015: Each morning, Tristan and I travel west along Wyandotte Street on our way to his school. Last week, we spotted a Bald Eagle in the field behind the Riverside Sportsmen Club in Windsor. There has been a fair bit of media coverage of the eagles that can be spotted in this area. FULL STORY

Habs beat Maple Leafs, Phaneuf plays final game as a Leaf?
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Habs beat Maple Leafs, Phaneuf plays final game as a Leaf?

Apr. 12, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs finished their regular season last night with a 4-3 shootout loss against the Montreal Canadiens. Based on his comments to the media after the lopsided loss earlier in the week to the Columbus Blue Jackets, it appears that captain Dion Phaneuf has likely played his last game in a Leafs uniform. FULL STORY

Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today!
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Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today!

Apr. 12, 2015: It is that time of year again. It is time for the NHL Playoffs, where 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup, poolies across the globe try to win some dough and the Toronto Maple Leafs work on their golf game. It is a tough time of year for us Leaf fans. When my Dad was alive, he enjoyed running a playoff pool each season. Since his passing in 2008, his tradition has continued and we are ready to launch the 19th Annual Hometown Hockey Playoff Pool. FULL STORY

Judy Bobka will be forever missed
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Judy Bobka will be forever missed

Apr. 10, 2015: Today, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a great lady, relentless supporter and a dear friend. Judy Bobka passed away yesterday. Our sympathies to her husband Dan, her daughter Sarah and family. Cornwall, SDG, and the province at large has lost a wonderful human. FULL STORY


11Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool returns this weekend
12SNAPSHOT - Golden Crowned Kinglet in Stoney Point
13SNAPSHOT - Brown Creeper near Lake St. Clair
14SNAPSHOT: Hockey is a tough game!
15In a classy move, Maple Leafs sign Garrett Gamble
16Bag of Pucks - Plenty of races to watch!
17Sharks dismantle Leafs, how about Thornton in Toronto?
18If the NHL Playoffs started today...
19Maple Leafs spanked again on a Saturday night
20SNAPSHOT - Playing possum in Stoney Point
21Maple Leafs shutout for 7th time this season
22Maple Leafs deliver uninspired effort in loss to Panthers
23Maple Leafs Trade Watch: Kessel to Florida?
24Which ten Maple Leafs players or prospects would you build around?
25Maple Leafs would be making a mistake trading Kessel
26Maple Leafs end season-killing skid, time to look to next year
27SNAPSHOT - Ontario native eyes second Super Bowl ring
28Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Rumours: Is Kessel untouchable?
29Maple Leafs: Unispiring effort results in ninth straight loss
30Poor Road Trip could cost Maple Leafs a Playoff spot
31Bernier chased, Flyers embarrass Maple Leafs at ACC
32Kessel, Bernier lead Leafs past Ducks for sixth straight win
33Steen returns, leads Blues to victory over Isles
34Plymouth Whalers on the move?  Cornwall City Council needs to make a call
35Maple Leafs: If only Carlyle could figure out a way to score first every night
36Maple Leafs move past the .600 winning percentage mark with win over Stars
37Maple Leafs remain in Playoff conversation with trouncing of Capitals
38Kerby Rychel to make NHL Debut tonight
39Maple Leafs to honour Pat Quinn with jersey patch
40Alfredsson should retire as an Ottawa Senator - here
41Mirror, Mirror on the wall – which Maple Leafs team will appear?
42Komarov  leads Maple Leafs over Rangers
43Slow start costs Maple Leafs in desert
44Maple Leafs get back to .500 against lowly Sabres
45Maple Leafs roll over Islanders in second, secure victory
46In a classy move by the Ottawa 67’s, Kilrea returns behind the bench
47Is Staal the right fit for the Maple Leafs?
48Maple Leafs top line steps up, leads team to OT win
49Is it possible that Leafs Nation has finally lost its patience?
50Maple Leafs make right call on Nylander, wrong destination though

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