Archive for April, 2010

First Round Summary!

April 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Thanks for coming out, have a great golf vacation Ovie and Co. – courtesy of the Habs. The Coyotes came close to an upset in the West, but the Wings showed up for game seven and put them away. They probably would have had better luck playing in Hamilton. Finally, San Jose looks like they’ve shaken their first-round play-off curse! Although I liked this year’s young, quick Colorado team. Brodeur looks like he’s over the hill, and Boucher definately outshined him in the Philly-NJ series. Vancouver just barely edged out LA, and Chicago seemed to have some difficulty with a pesky Nashville squad.

Vancouver v. Chicago: Vancouver because the Canucks are gaining momentum at the right time and Luongo is on his game.

San Jose v. Detroit: San Jose – Heatley, Marleau, Thornton. ‘Nuff said.

Montreal v. Pittsburgh: Habs – never underestimate the underdog.

Philadelphia v. Boston: Philly – no doubt about it. Boston barely got by Buffalo.

Categories: Hockey

2010 Playoff Picks

April 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Well, here they are. I predict Washington in the East. The West is just a doozy this year. Could it be San Jose’s year? They’ve let me down the past three years. My money’s on Chicago.

1            Ovechkin                          WAS

2            Green                                WAS

3            Zetterberg                        DET

4            Datsyuk                            DET

5            Keith                                 CHI

6            Toewes                             CHI

7            Sharp                                CHI

8            Zajac                                 NJ

9            Kessler                              VAN

10            Hossa                              CHI

11            Langenbrunner                NJ

12            Laich                                WAS

13            Knuble                             WAS

14            Boyle                                SJ


Categories: Useless Dicta

KO! Courtesy of Evander Kane

April 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Matt Cooke will think twice about fighting this Vancouver kid again. Cooke was all right.

Categories: Hockey

Boucher gives, and then takes away.

April 10, 2010 1 comment


Categories: Hockey

Defamation though facebook? SCC hears B.C. case.

April 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Can posting a link to someone’s facebook or webpage qualify as defamation? The Supreme Court of Canada is going to hear a case soon about just that. The gist of this case is about whether a link placed on a Canadian website to other sites on that contain defamatory statements is the same as publishing defamation statements. The lower courts in British Columbia said there was so publication. The implications of the Supreme Court of Canada overturning this decision are severe because wall posts, links, blogs and other activity on the internet could qualify as defamation. Check out the story here.

Categories: I.P. Freely

N.Y. judge strips bio-tech firm of patent over genes.

April 10, 2010 1 comment

This is an interesting development. A N.Y. district court judge has voided the patent held by a Utah company over two genes. This is significant because it will allow other companies to use this gene in research for breast cancer testing and therapy. The judge stated that patents over gene sequences are valuable, in that they promote competition, however he countered that argument by stating genes are not patentable because they are a product of the ‘law of nature.’


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Categories: I.P. Freely