2007 2008 season

Faces and Names of Women’s Hockey: Marie-Philip Poulin

Left: Andre Ringuette. Middle: Dave Holland/Calgary Inferno. Right: CWHL

Canadian Hero

  • Has played for Team Canada at the Olympics twice
  • Her first Olympic appearance was in 2010. In the gold medal game, she scored Canada’s only goals to win the gold by a score of 2-0.
  • At the 2014 Olympics, Poulin scored the tying goal to send the gold medal game to OT. In overtime, she then scored the game winner. 
  • Played for the Montreal Stars of the CWHL for the 2007/2008 season. Although she only played in 16 games, she lead all rookies in scoring. She was only 16 at the time. 
  • Received the award for CWHL Outstanding Rookie. 
  • After leaving the CWHL to pursue an education and college playing career, Poulin returned to the CWHL for the 2015/2016 season, and ended the season by receiving the Angela James Bowl. 

Other things you should know: 

  • Born: March 28, 1991
  • From: Beauceville, QC
  • Position: Forward
  • Shoots: Left

Some links for you to check out:

Top 10 Daisuke Takahashi programs (competitive)

I’m gonna be honest here. I, like many other people and aunties out there am a huge Daisuke Takahashi fan. In fact, he is the definition of figure skating to me and there will be no other skater like him, ever. And this is a good thing. It makes him special and he is hopefully inspiring juniors to find their own skating personality and achieve their own brilliance; Tatsuki Machida and Shoma Uno are probably the most notable examples and I’m sure more will follow. How do you describe a skater like Daisuke Takahashi? Experts, bloggers and fans have already done this, numerous times. It is pointless for me to start painting a picture of him because it would most likely end up being an unworthy attempt. His skating speaks for itself and I am merely trying to pay a tribute to (imo) his most notable programs. So yes, you read that right; this is a subjective Top 10 Daisuke Takahashi programs. 

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Jensen Ackles

Happy birthday to our talented man

Jensen Ackles was born in March 1st, 1978

1996: Wishbone -  Michael Duss 

1996: Sweet Valley High - Brad

1996–97: Mr. Rhodes - Malcolm

1998–2002: Days of our Lives Eric Brady 

2001: BlondeEddie G

2001–02: Dark Angel

Alec McDowell / X5-494

Ben / X5-493

2002–03: Dawson’s Creek - C.J.

2003–04: Still Life - Max

2004: The Plight of Clownana - Jensen Ackles

2004–05: Smallville - Jason Teague

2005:Devour - Jake Gray

2007: Ten Inch Hero - (Boaz) Priestly

2009: My Bloody Valentine 3D - Tom Hanniger

2010: Batman: Under the Red Hood - Jason Todd / Red Hood

2010: Tron: Evolution - Gibson

2010: Jensen married to Danneel

2011: Supernatural: The Anime Series - Dean Winchester

2011: The 3rd Birthday - Kyle Madigan

2013: Jensen became a father

And these are his biggest steps:

2005 - 2014: Supernatural - Dean Winchester 

2005-2006: Season 1

2006-2007: Season 2

2007-2008: Season 3

2008-2009: Season 4

2009-2010: Season 5

2010-2011: Season 6

2011-2012: Season 7

2012-2013: Season 8

2013-2014: Season 9


That’s it! Happy birthday to Jensen Ackles ♥ 

                                  Patrick Chan Watchpost

9 y.o. Patrick

2003/2004LP (Backdraft OST) 

2004/2005SP (La Represion)  LP (Backdraft OST)

2005/2006SP (La Represion) LP (Guitar and Violin Conccertos)

2006/2007: SP (Gourmet Valse Tatare) LP (The Four Seasons)

2007/2008: SP (Exile to snowy west/In the bamboo forest)  LP (The Four Seasons)

2008/2009: SP (Tango de los Exilados)  LP (Selections from Rachmaninoff)

2009/2010: SP (Tango de los exilados) LP (POTO)

2010/2011: SP (Take five) LP (POTO)

2011/2012: SP (Take five) LP (Concierto de Aranjuez)

2012/2013: SP (Elegie in E-Flat Minor) LP (La Boheme)

2013/2014: SP (Elegie in E-Flat Minor) LP (The Four Seasons)


Requested by kuank

If Casillas and Buffon weren't good enough, what makes Neuer?

Gianluigi Buffon:

Best Seasons: 

  • 2007-2008 Season: 34 games, 94 saves (save per game ratio of 2.7) 16 clean sheets
  • 2013-2014: 33 games played, 86 goals saved (saves per game ratio of 2.6) 18 clean sheets

Iker Casillas:

Best season:

  • 2007-2008 Season: 36 games, 128 saves, (save per game ratio of 3.6) 14 clean sheets 

Manuel Neuer

Best Season

  • 2013/14 Season: 31 games, 72 saves, (save per game ratio of 2.3) 15 clean sheets
  • They have all won the world cup
  • Gigi Buffon has 4 IFFHS Goalkeeper of the year, goal keeper of the decade, goalkeeper of the past 25 years, 
  • Iker Casillas has 5 IFFHS Goalkeeper of the year, and every possible team award

Neither Iker Casillas nor Gianluigi Buffon ever won the Ballon D’Or, despite both being named the greatest goalkeepers of their time. So please explain to me why Manuel Neuer deserves to?

Why Season 10 can't be about the Croatoan Virus...

I apologise for lack of evidence… It’s hard to find things with the dates on, so if you happen to know anything that would indicate the date, then please tell me, or send me the pic. Many thanks! :D

Season 1: 2005

Season 2: 2006

Season 3: 2007

Season 4: 2008

Season 5: 2009

I’m you from the tail end of 2009. Zach plucked me from my bed and threw me five years into the future.


Season 6: Should be 2011….

Season 7: Should be 2012…


Season 8: Should be 2014…

Ah… I see the problem now…


Season 9: 2015

Season 10: 2016….

Ladies and Gentlemen….. Season 10 can’t be about the Croatoan Virus, and 2014 happening like it should have…

Or can it? Remember….

Doesn’t have to be 2014, right? It just means we’ll end up with Lucifer riding Sammy’s arse in a white suit…. I mean, Dean didn’t say yes to Michael, Cas is loosing his grace, and, well, who knows, maybe Sam will be desperate and free Luci from Hell to turn Dean back to human. Who knows….

why I stopped watching Bones

In response to unedopinion, who asked the following question: I’m interested in your thoughts on Bones cause I haven’t been able to describe what exactly it is that changed but something has felt off for quite some time, and hadn’t thought of Brennan being the focal point. Could you possibly illuminate further?


OK, so: bearing in mind that I stopped watching in the middle of season seven, and therefore can’t speak to any changes that have happened since, for me, the show underwent a noticeable shift as of season four. Partly, I believe, this was due to a change in writing staff; Bones was one of the shows that ended up with a short 2007-2008 season because of the Writer’s Guild Strike, and as the presumable result of this, given the timing, many writers who’d worked on the first three seasons were replaced from season four onwards. 

More saliently, though, there seems to also have been a conscious decision to change Dr Brennan’s character. In the pilot episode, Bones is described as having “a disturbingly steep learning curve”: she’s fiercely intelligent, and her brusque manner is characterised as being a joint consequence of her focus on her work, her disinterest in small talk and her habit of distancing herself from potential pain, given her traumatic early life. As such, while she sometimes does badly in social situations, she still has a high degree of emotional intelligence and deploys it when the need arises.

But from season four, this steadily changes. Instead, Bones is characterised as someone who’s strongly implied to have a condition like Asperger’s syndrome: she misses increasingly obvious facial, social and behavioural cues, which is played for laughs, and rather than being simply pop-culture illiterate - the original source of her famous and often-repeated “I don’t know what that means” - line, she’s written as being literal to the point of not understanding well-known idioms and phrases. 

Now, on the one hand: this later iteration of Bones is an unquestionably important character, inasmuch as she constitutes a rare, positive example of a non-neurotypical woman on TV. But on the other hand, and particularly as the show goes on, her competence is  steadily whittled down to the point where Booth is constantly having to lead her by the hand, explaining basic social cues and rescuing her from danger. Early Brennan has a black belt in karate and carries a gun, but later Brennan seems to have lost all skills in self-defence. And not only does her disturbingly steep learning curve go right out the window, but we see her loosing skills she was already shown to possess. In The Double Death of the Dearly Departed (4x21), for instance, the running gag for literally the entire episode is Brennan’s inability to behave with appropriate tact or sadness at the funeral of a colleague, despite the fact that, in the first three seasons, we see her attend multiple such functions without a problem.

In conclusion, while there’s a lot I loved - and still love - about Bones, the version of Temperance Brennan who won me over in the first three seasons pretty much disappears in season four, and while I won’t fault anyone who prefers the person she turns into - successful, non-neurotypical women on TV aren’t exactly thick on the ground - I can’t get past how jarring the transition was, how great a retcon it involved, and the extent to which her cluelessness seemed to keep growing with every season. There were other issues, too - pretty much every character had their background retconned, sometimes in the space of successive episodes; the crimes became steadily more ornate and ludicrous - but this is ultimately what turned me away from the show.

tl;dr: Brennan starts out like Lara Croft, and ends up closer to Amy Farrah-Fowler, and that is really not what I signed up for.