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Title - Chris Savard
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Follow Us on TwitterIn his lifetime, Chris Savard has spent time as both an elected official and a hot air balloon pilot. As such, FULL OF HOT AIR seemed to be an appropriate name for this column. Savard will provide his thoughts on a number of topics including hockey on this site, as well as politics and local issues on OurHometown.ca. His opinion combined with $1.60 will buy you a medium coffee at Tim's! You can email him at csavard@ourhometown.ca

2017-18 Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today
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2017-18 Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today

Apr. 9, 2018: It is that time of year again. It is time for the NHL Playoffs, where 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup, first team to win 16 games will capture hockey's holy grail. When my Dad was alive, he enjoyed running a playoff pool each season. Since his passing in 2008, his tradition has continued and we are ready to launch the 22nd Annual Hometown Hockey Playoff Pool. FULL STORY

2016-17 Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today
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2016-17 Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today

Apr. 10, 2017: It is that time of year again. It is time for the NHL Playoffs, where 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup, first team to win 16 games will capture hockey's holy grail. When my Dad was alive, he enjoyed running a playoff pool each season. Since his passing in 2008, his tradition has continued and we are ready to launch the 21st Annual Hometown Hockey Playoff Pool. FULL STORY

Spitfires are Knott backing down from defending Champs
Spitfires are Knott backing down from defending Champs

Mar. 30, 2017: The Windsor Spitfires have pushed the defending Memorial Cup Champion London Knights to the brink of elimination with an exciting 3-2 overtime win. The Spits now take a commanding 3-1 series lead with them into Game 5 Friday night at the Budweiser Gardens. Chicago Blackhawks prospect Graham Knott was the hero of the night scoring both the game’s first and last goals. His biggest came at 5:58 of OT to give the Spitfires a 3-2 win over the Knights before 5,302 at the WFCU Centre. FULL STORY

Sparks and Kapanen recalled by Maple Leafs
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Sparks and Kapanen recalled by Maple Leafs

Mar. 27, 2017: On Monday, the Toronto Maple Leafs recalled goaltender Garret Sparks and Right Winger Kasperi Kapanen from the Toronto Marlies of the AHL. Starting goaltender Frederik Andersen left Saturday's game against the Buffalo Sabres with an upper body injury. Forward Nikita Soshnikov was injured a few games ago against the Boston Bruins. FULL STORY

Spitfires deliver a real ouchie to Generals
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Spitfires deliver a real ouchie to Generals

Feb. 9, 2017: It wasn’t the homecoming that Windsor business man and Oshawa Generals Owner Rocco Tullio was hoping for Thursday night. The Windsor Spitfires scored a lopsided 7-1 victory over the Gens in front of 4,936 fans at the WFCU Centre. With the win, Windsor improves to 20-3-1-0 on home ice in Canada’s south and Oshawa falls to .500 with an 11-11-3-2 road record FULL STORY

Spits snap losing skid with win over Bulldogs
Spits snap losing skid with win over Bulldogs

Jan. 29, 2017: The Windsor Spitfires skated to a 5-3 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Sunday night in front of 4,784 fans at the WFCU Centre. The Spits were without star goaltender Michael DiPietro, NHL first rounders Logan Brown and Logan Stanley, NHL drafted Jeremiah Addison and NHL prospect Gabe Vilardi. Two LaSalle Vipers players, Maddux Rychel and Brett Primeau, jumped into the OHL lineup tonight. FULL STORY

Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today
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Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today

Apr. 10, 2016: It is that time of year again. It is time for the NHL Playoffs, where 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup, poolies across the globe try to win some dough and the Toronto Maple Leafs work on their golf game. It is a tough time of year for us Leaf fans. When my Dad was alive, he enjoyed running a playoff pool each season. Since his passing in 2008, his tradition has continued and we are ready to launch the 20th Annual Hometown Hockey Playoff Pool. FULL STORY

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Ellis' number six raised to rafters by Windsor Spitfires

Jan. 30, 2016: Tonight, the Windsor Spitfires raised the number six worn by Ryan Ellis to the rafters - the greatest honour a player can receive from his former team. His numbers rank him as the all-time leading scoring amongst defencemen in Spitfire history. In his introduction tonight, he was described as being the most decorated rearguard to ever don a Windsor jersey. FULL STORY

NHL Expansion Realignment Plan - Las Vegas and Quebec
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NHL Expansion Realignment Plan - Las Vegas and Quebec

Jul. 21, 2015: Last summer, I wrote an article about NHL Expansion and the alignment with the additions of teams in Seattle and Quebec City. This week, we have learned that the two front runners are Las Vegas, Nevada and a Quebecor bid to bring back the Quebec Nordiques. The National Football League is one of the most successful professional sports leagues in the world. Their format consists of two conferences, each with four divisions of four teams. FULL STORY

Ho Sang, Dal Colle - huge talents, different personalities
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Ho Sang, Dal Colle - huge talents, different personalities

Jul. 13, 2015: Many have said that Garth Snow and the New York Islanders took a huge gamble when they traded up in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft to snag Josh Ho Sang, then of the Windsor Spitfires. There is little doubt that Ho Sang has the natural ability to be a top six forward in the NHL. In his three seasons in the OHL, he has play 190 games, scored 63 goals and put up 210 points. FULL STORY


11On this Date - Sens select Bryan Berard first overall
12Winnipeg Whiteout, yet Jets wear blue?
13In an unscientific study, McDavid goes to the Buffalo Sabres
14Last call - Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool
15Bald Eagle spotted on the way to school
16Habs beat Maple Leafs, Phaneuf plays final game as a Leaf?
17Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today!
18Judy Bobka will be forever missed
19Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool returns this weekend
20SNAPSHOT - Golden Crowned Kinglet in Stoney Point
21SNAPSHOT - Brown Creeper near Lake St. Clair
22SNAPSHOT: Hockey is a tough game!
23In a classy move, Maple Leafs sign Garrett Gamble
24Bag of Pucks - Plenty of races to watch!
25Sharks dismantle Leafs, how about Thornton in Toronto?
26If the NHL Playoffs started today...
27Maple Leafs spanked again on a Saturday night
28SNAPSHOT - Playing possum in Stoney Point
29Maple Leafs shutout for 7th time this season
30Maple Leafs deliver uninspired effort in loss to Panthers
31Maple Leafs Trade Watch: Kessel to Florida?
32Which ten Maple Leafs players or prospects would you build around?
33Maple Leafs would be making a mistake trading Kessel
34Maple Leafs end season-killing skid, time to look to next year
35SNAPSHOT - Ontario native eyes second Super Bowl ring
36Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Rumours: Is Kessel untouchable?
37Maple Leafs: Unispiring effort results in ninth straight loss
38Poor Road Trip could cost Maple Leafs a Playoff spot
39Bernier chased, Flyers embarrass Maple Leafs at ACC
40Kessel, Bernier lead Leafs past Ducks for sixth straight win
41Steen returns, leads Blues to victory over Isles
42Plymouth Whalers on the move?  Cornwall City Council needs to make a call
43Maple Leafs: If only Carlyle could figure out a way to score first every night
44Maple Leafs move past the .600 winning percentage mark with win over Stars
45Maple Leafs remain in Playoff conversation with trouncing of Capitals
46Kerby Rychel to make NHL Debut tonight
47Maple Leafs to honour Pat Quinn with jersey patch
48Alfredsson should retire as an Ottawa Senator - here
49Mirror, Mirror on the wall – which Maple Leafs team will appear?
50Komarov  leads Maple Leafs over Rangers

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