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Sergei Bobrovsky won the Vezina Trophy. There is no other way to write this: The Flyers traded away the soon-to-be Vezina winner for a used puck bag and then traded for his backup to minimize the damage of trading away the soon-to-be Vezina winner and to potentially be the replacement for the overpaid guy who will likely be amnestied this summer. Scene.
But Howard just went the duration of the Phils’ 11-day road trip, which ended in the hitter’s haven that is Coors Field, without a home run. He hasn’t hit a homer in the month of June.
Since homering off of Boston’s John Lackey in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park on May 29, Howard is homerless in 67 plate appearances. And since that home run in San Francisco 6 weeks ago, Howard has just one in 130 plate appearances.
Bob Brookover breaks down Ruben Amaro’s moves and rates the top-five best and worst ones.
Paulina Gretzky was at the US Open. Here’s a picture of her there… and a bunch of her wearing almost nothing.
Lisa Hillary spotted Jeffrey Lurie and his much younger wife at Merion:
Meanwhile, Hillary and Sheena Parveen were spotted by their own phones:
Can’t imagine Jay was too bothered by Hillary’s skirt and FM rain boots.
The NBA on TNT Twitter account may have been hacked by a baby.
Ms. Utah doesn’t understand logic, gives horrible answer at Miss USA Pageant.
There’s a reasonable chance that the US and Russia will mutually destruct each other over Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring:
“I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, ‘I can kill someone with this ring,” Kraft said Thursday, according to the New York Post. “I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out.”
Ironic that the Patriots may be responsible for both the beginning and end of America.
After a lousy outing with the Iron Pigs, Ruben Amaro doesn’t think Carlos Zambrano is ready to join the Phillies. I think signing him was stupid.
Through his agent, Sidney Crosby is bitching that Zdeno Chara punched him in the jaw… two weeks ago.
Don’t worry, Apple only fulfilled about 4,000-5,000 government requests for your data over the past seven months. Most are for routine criminal and police matters, not national security. But your iMessages, Facetime calls and Siri requests are secure.
In case you didn’t see it last week, here’s a brief explanation for those surveys you may be seeing on site:
After the jump, Jay-Z’s strange Samsung commercial for his new album that aired during the NBA Finals last night.