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Great Game Previews In History: 31 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

472px-Explorer_1_conferenceExplorer I, the first American satellite (and the third overall after a pair of Sputniks), rides to space atop a Juno I rocket, on this day in 1958.

It was the beginning of the successful U.S. space program and, ergo, the beginning of the Cold War Space Race.

It stayed under power for 136 days and in orbit until 1970 making more than 58,000 orbits.

Hers was a scientific mission — part of the International Geophysical Year — but there’s no doubt there was a little of “oh hey Russia we can do that, too (finally!)” involved too. After all, the U.S. trotted out Wernher von Braun at the press conference (as pictured). That’s a little bit of a how-do-you-do to the Soviets.

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DemocraThree: 17 January 2014

by J.R.

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Today, we debut a new weekly feature here at III Communication — DemocraThree. Every Friday, bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D and like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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IIIiteracy: Shea Weber Returns From Where He Left Even Though He Was Never There

by J.R.

Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators played up in Philly against the Flyers tonight.

Oh, did the Brotherly Love Boys have feelings on the Predators’ captain:

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The True North Strong and Three

by J.R.

Ten hours after the press conference began, Canada announced their Olympic roster.

The III-ers are as follows:

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Chicago at Nashville, 17 December 2013

by J.R.

Tonight, the Chicago Blackhawks return to Bridgestone Arena to try and regain the Conference III Championship Belt at the place they lost it. The Nashville Predators try to continue their record belt run.

Let’s see how they stack up:

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Conference III Shoots The Moon

by J.R.

Today In History

581px-Apollo_17_Cernan_on_moonAstronaut Eugene Cernan is the last man to walk on the moon Dec. 14, 1972, as part of Apollo 17.

…I’m on the surface; and, as I take man’s last step from the surface, back home for some time to come – but we believe not too long into the future – I’d like to just [say] what I believe history will record. That America’s challenge of today has forged man’s destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17.

Thus ended three-and-half-years of lunar landings — six in total (Apollo 13 would have been seventh) — and a great American odyssey that began when John F. Kennedy said man would land on the moon by the end of the decade. It is one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments (beyond watching every Calgary Flames game for a season and not sliding into a deep and crippling opiate addiction).

Today, all seven Conference III teams are in action in a total of five games. It’s not fair to compare any one of those games to Apollo 11, but which game is which mission? Today we find out. But first, some CRAZY Conference III/Apollo 17 coincidences from our good buddy Mighty Mike D:

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Dallas at Nashville, 12 December 2013

by J.R.

Tonight, the Dallas Stars visit the Nashville Predators in what is not just the first Chambers Pot game of the season, but a tilt for the Conference III Championship Belt.

Let’s see how these two bitter rivals stack up:

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Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Spiced Round and Boiled Custard

by J.R.

It’s five past 5 across Conference III (leave work early, Colorado — you have our permission), time to hit bricks and get that freakin’ weekend started, am I right?

Of course I am.

It’s been a tough week for some of you so loosen your belt, pop a top, grab a spoon and stop being such a sourpuss. III Communication’s got good news for everybody.

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Threero Of The Week: The Antoine Equation

by J.R.

The Dallas Stars French forward Antoine Roussel has been on our radar for awhile.

In fact, he was featured on the first post ever on III Communication:

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The level of gumption it takes to challenge Shea Weber when such fistic flyweights like Bobby Butler are on the ice belies either an incredible amount of courage or an astounding level of idiocy. But, as we all know by now, Conference III lives on the line between courage and idiocy.

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