Bobby Hull: Outstanding Scorer, Bo Horvat to Islanders

Bobby Hull is one of the greatest hockey players of all time and arguably the greatest player ever wearing a Chicago Blackhawks jersey. He accomplished so much in hockey. Hull was a player that other players feared when he was on the ice because of his scoring ability. Sadly, Bobby Hull passed away on Monday at the age of 84. 

Hull played in the NHL for 23 seasons for Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets, and Hartford Whalers. He was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983. Hull won the Stanley Cup in 1961 and is a two-time Hart Memorial Trophy winner (1965, 1966), NHL All-Star game MVP (1970, 1971), the only player to win consecutive All-Star game MVP awards, WHA First All-Star Team (1973, 1974, and 1975), WHA Second All-Star Team (1976 and 1978), and WHA Most Valuable Player (1973 and 1975). 

Canucks are cleaning house. First, it was Bruce Boudreau, and now it is Bo Horvat. Bo Horvat is heading to Long Island. The Vancouver Canucks traded their captain to the New York Islanders. It’s a massive upgrade for the Islanders as their offense got better. Horvat led all Canucks forwards in 5-on-5 ice time and short-handed minutes, and he was second in power-play minutes.

The 27-year-old is in the final season of a six-year contract extension. Horvat has 31 goals, tied for eighth in the league, while his 54 points are tied for 21st. 

Will Tom Cruise Ever Win An Oscar?

Tom Cruise is one of the best stars to set foot in Hollywood. His risk-taking in films, performance, and versatility drew fans toward him. He’s been a fan favorite since Risky Business. Cruise has a lot of successful films under his belt. He’s won three Golden Globes (Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, Magnolia), but he hasn’t won an Oscar yet. Will Tom Cruise ever win an Oscar?

Tom Cruise is one of the highest-grossing box office stars of all time. He has delivered so many impressive performances. Cruise is known for many films like Top Gun, Born on the Fourth of July, Rain Man, A Few Good Men, Interview with the Vampire, Jerry McGuire, Collateral, Minority Report, etc. He’s been consistent and dominant for years. 

Tom Cruise should’ve won an Oscar for his performance in Magnolia. He won a Golden Globe but not an Oscar. No disrespect to Michael Caine. He’s one of the greatest actors of all time. He did a great job in The Cider House Rules, but Best Supporting Actor should’ve gone to Cruise. 1999 is one of the best years in Cinema: Magnolia, Fight Club, The Matrix, The Mummy; the list goes on and on. If you saw Tom Cruise in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, you saw how special he was in that pictures. There’s one scene where he took his performance through the stratosphere. The scene with him and his dying father solidified the movie. When you think about one memorable scene in Magnolia, you think about Tom Cruise visiting his father, whom he didn’t have the most significant relationship with. 

Cruise should’ve been nominated for his performance in Rain Man. It’s ridiculous that he didn’t get nominated. Cruise and Dustin Hoffmann were two-person shows in that film. Hoffman won Best Actor for his role. Cruise should’ve been nominated for Supporting Actor.

We hope that before Tom Cruise leaves this earth, he can win an Oscar. He deserves it. It doesn’t matter what you think about him and Scientology, but his track record speaks for itself. 

Saturday Hockey News with Miguel

The New York Rangers played smart and intellectual hockey against the Vegas Golden Knights at the garden on Friday night. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak made 33 saves for the Rangers. Vincent Trocheck scored a goal and an assist to Filip Chytil, who made a sweet goal in the third period. The Rangers won this game 4-1. 

New Jersey Devils, the best road team in the NHL, traveled to Dallas to take on the Dallas Stars. Jack Hughes scored two goals in this game, and one came in overtime to give the Devils a 3-2 over the Dallas Stars. Vitek Vanecek deserves more recognition for his goal-tending performance. He saved 33 shots for the Devils. Also, the Devils blocked 24 of the Stars’ shots. 

It was a thrilling finish between the San Jose Sharks and Carolina Hurricanes. Trailing 4-3 with less than a minute to go, Martin Necas ties the game 4-4 with 11.5 seconds left in the third period. Necas forced the game to go to overtime and struck once again by scoring the game-winning goal to send everyone home. The Hurricanes won 5-4. 

Vancouver Canucks played with a lot of intensity and high energy against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bo Horvat added four assists. Elias Pettersson scored two goals. CanuCks defeated the Blue Jackets 5-2. Canucks wore the old-school jerseys from the 1990s. 

Longtime Broadcaster Billy Packer Dies at 82

It’s a sad day for college basketball. He was outstanding and a true professional at his craft. Longtime college basketball analyst and Final Four broadcaster Billy Packer died on Thursday. He was 82.

Packer attended Wake Forest, where he was named All-ACC in 1961 and 1962. He helped lead the Demon Deacons to three ACC regular-season titles and their first Final Four appearance in 1962. After his playing career, Parker went into broadcasting. He began broadcasting games in 1972. Packer spent more than three decades calling college basketball and worked on 34 Final Four broadcast teams throughout his career at both NBC and CBS. 

His first Final Four came in 1975 when UCLA and coach John Wooden won the title. His last was Kansas’ win over Memphis in 2008. He received a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio, and Sports Analyst in 1993.

Saturday Hockey News with Miguel

Vancouver Canucks have now lost 6 of their last seven games. Their latest loss came against the defending champions Colorado Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon had two assists on the power play. He extends his point streak to seven games. Colorado won 4-1.

Ottawa Senators couldn’t keep up with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Goaltender Tristan Jarry was the star and player of the game. After returning from an injury, he made 44 saves to help the Penguins win this game, 4-1. Jake Guentzel added three points (2 goals and one assist). 

San Jose Sharks might or might not end up trading Eric Karlsson, but Karlsson has expressed that he loves playing in San Jose. Karlsson leads NHL defensemen in points, goals, and assists. He’s undoubtedly one of the hottest NHL players in the game.