Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Today's the Day!

An announcement of where Willie Mitchell is signing?  Book it.

A press conference to announce the signing of Ilya Kovalchuk by the Devils?  Bet on it.

A notice in the transactions sections of sports sites that Sheldon Souray, Kevin Bieksa, and fill-in-the-name-of-rumored-to-be-traded-player here?  Today is the day.

How do we know this?  Because on this date in 1921, Monte Halperin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Who is Monte Halperin, you ask?  Well, he happens to be the holder of the Order of Canada and the Order of Manitoba. 

He also is the namesake of a famous problem in probability.

Still stumped?  OK, you know him as the long-time host of "Let's Make a Deal," Monty Hall.  Happy Birthday, Monty, and may all the doors you pick be the right ones.


Justin said...

Some people here at work are a little testy without hockey right now. After I sent around the article about Willie Mitchell breaking the pane of glass with the slapshot, a friend said, "We already have a D-Man who can't hit the net, and his name is Mike Green." Unfounded, but funny.

Dougeb said...

Mitchell would have been nice, but NOT @ $3.5M per year for 2 years. As I see it, we have 5 NHL caliber D-Men. As of this writing, Sloan or Erskine will get the #6 slot. I'm not sold on either one as a consistent starter -- fill in "okay" -- full time: nope.