According to a report from Dave Shoalts of the Globe and Mail on Friday, Doan is seeking a contract that will pay him $30 million over four years ($7.5 million per year) if he leaves Phoenix. This comes after TSN's Aaron Ward suggested that the Red Wings are one team that is supposedly out of the Doan sweepstakes because his asking price is too rich for their liking.
If that seems like a high asking price, that's probably because it is. (Though,there was reportedly at least one Eastern Conference team that has made such an offer.)
Hell before I paid him that much I think IF I ran the Wings or any other team worth a damn Id be calling Edmonton and try to deal for some of their young guys for a proven star. IE ID hate it but Datsyuk for Eberle and Ted Nuggentts illigedimate child with Hopkins. And Harry Potter.
The Blues Brothers Bar was an illegal backhouse tavern operated on Wells Street in Chicago's Old Town in the 1970s and 1980s which was started by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. The Bar was across the street from The Second City theater and in back of the Earl of Old Town night club. In the DVD commentary of the film Thief (a film shot in Chicago in 1981), James Caan mentions the bar. The bar was run by a college friend whom Belushi met at College of DuPage, the friend often operated as a bouncer. As the bar was unlicensed, alcohol was bought by the purchase of 'tickets' which were then traded to the bartender for the drinks. The bar was discovered by authorities in 1982 and was forced to close shortly after.
A bar by a similar title was built in Mount Prospect, Illinois (referenced in the movie as the town where Elwood purchased the car) and opened in 2007.
In Springfield, Illinois, a moderately successful establishment known as Jake & Elwood's Pizza served the area with a blues style setting and Chicago style pizza, along with a great deal of Blues Brothers memorabilia. The restaurant closed in 2003.
At the McCormick reaper plant, a long-simmering [strike] erupted in violence on May 3, and police fired at strikers, killing at least two. Anarchists called a protest meeting at the West Randolph Street Haymarket, advertising it in inflammatory leaflets, one of which called for “Revenge!”
The crowd gathered on the evening of May 4 on Des Plaines Street, just north of Randolph, was peaceful, and Mayor Carter H. Harrison, who attended, instructed [police] not to disturb the meeting. But when one speaker urged the dwindling crowd to “throttle” the law, 176 officers under Inspector John Bonfield marched to the meeting and ordered it to disperse.
Then someone hurled a bomb at the police, killing one officer instantly. Police drew guns, firing wildly. Sixty officers were injured, and eight died; an undetermined number of the crowd were killed or wounded.
The Haymarket bomb seemed to confirm the worst fears of business leaders and others anxious about the growing labor movement and radical influence in it. Mayor Harrison quickly banned meetings and processions. Police made picketing impossible and suppressed the radical press. Chicago [newspapers] publicized unsubstantiated police theories of anarchist conspiracies, and they published attacks on the foreign-born and calls for revenge, matching the anarchists in inflammatory language. The violence demoralized strikers, and only a few well-organized strikes continued.Haymarket Poster, 2002Police arrested hundreds of people, but never determined the identity of the bomb thrower. Amidst public clamor for revenge, however, eight anarchists, including prominent speakers and writers, were tried for murder. The partisan Judge Joseph E. Gary conducted the trial, and all 12 jurors acknowledged prejudice against the defendants. Lacking credible evidence that the defendants threw the bomb or organized the bomb throwing, prosecutors focused on their writings and speeches. The jury, instructed to adopt a conspiracy theory without legal precedent, convicted all eight. Seven were sentenced to death. The trial is now considered one of the worst miscarriages of justice in American history.
Many Americans were outraged at the verdicts, but legal appeals failed. Two death sentences were commuted, but on November 11, 1887, four defendants were hanged in the Cook County jail; one committed suicide. Hundreds of thousands turned out for the funeral procession of the five dead men. In 1893, Governor John Peter Altgeld granted the three imprisoned defendants absolute pardon, citing the lack of evidence against them and the unfairness of the trial.
Inspired by the American movement for a shorter workday, socialists and unionists around the world began celebrating May 1, or “May Day,” as an international workers' holiday. In the twentieth century, the Soviet Union and other [Communist] countries officially adopted it. The Haymarket tragedy is remembered throughout the world in speeches, murals, and monuments. American observance was strongest in the decade before [World War I]. During the [Cold War], many Americans saw May Day as a Communist holiday, and President Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 as “Loyalty Day” in 1955. Interest in Haymarket revived somewhat in the 1980s.
A monument commemorating the “Haymarket martyrs” was erected in Waldheim Cemetery in 1893. In 1889 a statue honoring the dead police was erected in the Haymarket. Toppled by student radicals in 1969 and 1970, it was moved to the Chicago Police Academy.
Bob are you joining my "I Hate Stan Bowamn" fan club now?No, but I may end up joining you at the end of the year.
I king of like the moves that the Cubs have made. Does it make them better now? NO However 2 years down the road this will be a very dangerious team. I see good things in the Cubs future.2015 seems so close.
Looks like lots of AHL games for meNot a bad thing, rockford should be much more interesting to watch this year, better talent and less garbage at the blueline...I hope. Grand Rapids worth a visit or two this year two. Plenty of RW prospects I want to see, I have no idea if they're loaded up on trash or high end players, I don't think it's the middle ground. Milwaukee is usually an interesting watch, this game: