When we watch TSN TradeCentre we don't always think about the lasting impact trades can have on NHL players' family life, but having to suddenly pick up and move can have a negative impact on loved ones. Defenseman Jordan Leopold's 11-year-old daughter Jordyn went as far as to send an open letter to a Minnesota radio station KFAN 100.3 asking if the Wild can please take her dad. After reading the letter, you will completely understand why the Wild traded Columbus for Leopold with just 20 minutes left in deadline day. We would like to thank the Wild and Blue Jackets for "Bringing Daddy Home" for little Jordyn, because we were absolutely heartbroken after reading the letter. And Leopold's wife joined KFAN 100.3 to talk about the letter and the big trade. (H/T KFAN)
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@BarDown) Mar. 2, 2015 3:50 PM
The Polar Bear Dip is something crazy people do, or... at least that's what we believe. How could anyone in the right mind jump into freezing cold water willingly? The latest to take the plunge is Vince Vaughn, along with many others, at the 2015 Chicago Polar Plunge into Lake Michigan. The event raised money for the Special Olympics, and raised $1.1 million dollars this year. And how about the Jonathan Toews Blackhawks sweater the Wedding Crashers funny-man is wearing as he jumps into the water? We may not support jumping into freezing cold water, but we totally support the cause and the jersey he's rocking. (H/T For The Win)
@BarDown) Mar. 2, 2015 2:04 PM
Watch as Colorado Avalanche Max Talbot and Matt Duchene, and Toronto Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly react to the news that the Ribcor skate has been traded from Reebok to CCM, all thinking it's a good deal for CCM Hockey. We know you were expecting a player trade of trade deadline day, but equipment is also important to these players, and it sure seems like they're excited for these products!
@BarDown) Mar. 2, 2015 12:09 PM
Two llama's were witnessed romping around TSN's compound during Monday's TradeCentre coverage, so That's Hockey host Gino Reda decided to take the situation into his own hands and came to the rescue by corralling the unruly escapees. Things could have gotten out of hand if TSN didn't have a skillful llama wrangler on staff, as we learned earlier this week in Arizona when two llamas dodged authorities in a 20-minute chase. Thanks for saving the day, Gino! We don't know what would have happened to TSN's TradeCentre coverage if you hadn't seized the beasts!
#llamadrama #TradeCentre pic.twitter.com/JOwj33R0ww— BarDown (@BarDown) March 2, 2015
We brought on a few new panelists this year. #LlamaCentre #TradeCentre @TwitterMirror pic.twitter.com/Iq4mWQlgWR— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) March 2, 2015
@BarDown) Mar. 2, 2015 10:20 AM
TSN's resident musician Lester McLean is setup in Studio 6 and ready to jam out to any trade that pops up. He kicked off TradeCentre right with a theme song for our panel of Trade Breakers. Check out all of McLean's TSN #TradeCentre tunes below!
@BarDown) Mar. 2, 2015 9:30 AM
In a humorous exchange, former Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson joined the TSN panel for TradeCentre earlier Monday and reminded Darren Dutchyshen that it was three years ago to the day he was fired... before admitting he cheers against his former club! Watch the video below! A classic exchange between Wilson and our Dutchy!
@BarDown) Mar. 2, 2015 8:30 AM
With the NHL trade deadline at 3PM ET Monday afternoon, TSN has you covered with #TradeCentre, Canada's most trusted source for all your deadline day needs! The day will be filled with content from TSN's all-star team of Hockey Insiders and experts, delivering up to the minute trade news all day long. And to begin the day, BarDown has got you covered with a Meme for every possible reaction you could have today. Prepare to be dazzled, prepare to be stunned... and prepare to fist pump Phil Kessel with our #TradeCentre Memes! If there's a trade you like:
@BarDown) Feb. 27, 2015 7:55 PM
Cabbie visits Claude Giroux's charity bowling event in Philadelphia, where they discuss the hospitals benefitting from the event, bowling vs golf and Giroux's former teammate Scott Hartnell. In last year's piece, Giroux playfully suggested he'd put Hartnell's face on the pins if he got traded. So, this year, Giroux bowled a frame with Hartnell's face on the pins. And here’s the workout video that Cabbie and Giroux were referring to in the segment. Special thanks to OnTheBallBowling.com for making the custom bowling balls. Make sure to check them out if you’re looking to get one made for the bowler in your life.
@BarDown) Mar. 1, 2015 8:35 PM
Hockey rinks are certainly a common feature in backyards across Canada, but have you ever imagined what it would be like to see people create custom luge tracks instead? One determined dad did just that, creating a backyard luge track for his children to enjoy, complete with multiple twists and turns. All it required was some snow, a slight hill and water to cover the track in ice. The result was something you're most definitely going to be envious of. So if you're more interested in your kid growing up to be the first Canadian to ever medal in an Olympic luge event, you better start taking notes on how to build this sort of track in your backyard. Do you think Armin Zoggeler had a hockey rink in his backyard, or a minature replica of the Cesana Pariol track? Well, we suppose there are other ways to practice track based winter sports, as well. (H/T: Uproxx)