1. Who hates the quiz most of all? A. John Tortorella B. Bob McKenzie C. You on a slow news weekQM: Its a dead heat between Torts and Bob. 2. What is the best team that Canada has ever assembled? A. 2014 Sochi Olympics B. 1987 Canada Cup C. 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics D. 1972 Summit SeriesQM: Im going off the board and going with Team Canada 76, featuring 16 Hall of Famers and among them the incomparable Bobby Orr in his last hurrah. It was the final meaningful hockey of his career. Orr was named Canada Cup MVP amidst controversy when teammate Denis Potvin said he deserved the honour. The series had everything, including a memorable conclusion when Darryl Sittler executed a delay move in overtime to outwait Czech goalie Vladimir Dzurilla and score the championship goal.Courtesy of HHOF.com 3. What is the biggest advantage to being the Quizmaster?QM: Asking questions is easier than answering them. 4. Who should win the Jack Adams this year? A. Patrick Roy B. Jon Cooper C. Claude Julien D. Mike BabcockQM: Im troubled by an obvious bias towards new coaches. Six of the last seven winners have been coaches in their first or second years with new teams. Obviously, their teams are starting from deficit positions - otherwise they wouldnt be new or newish hires. Too much is made of big improvements. It defies logic that, say, Roy, for all he has accomplished, has done a better coaching job in his very first NHL year than, Cup (and Olympic Gold Medal-winning)-champion coaches Julien or Babcock, who have wrung superlative results out of teams they have long coached. Now, with that all being said, Roys team DID challenge for first overall, so by any measure he has to be considered among the very best. But to be true to my thinking, Julien is my pick. 5. What was the best NHL team ever assembled? A. 83-84 Edmonton Oilers B. 81-82 New York Islanders C. 76-77 Montreal Canadiens D. 96-97 Detroit Red WingsQM: Going off the board again and going with Frank Selke Sr., who called the 1959-60 Canadiens the best of the Montreal teams that won five-straight Cup championships. Eight straight victories in the playoffs. Beliveau, Pocket Rocket, Rocket, Boom-Boom, Moore, Harvey, Johnson, Plante. Nuff said. A historical footnote: Plante wore a mask for the first time in a game in 1959-60.Courtesy: Canadiens.com 6. What is the most memorable sporting event that you have attended?QM: Game 2 of the 1972 Summit Series, coming on the heels of a 7-3 loss to the Soviets in Game 1. I had first row greens at Maple Leaf Gardens. Sitting at the end Peter Mahovlich scored one of the most memorable(shorthanded) goals I have ever witnessed. Canada won 4-1 and a country exhaled.Courtesy: Montreal Gazette 7. When did you become a "master?"QM: I became a hockey master at age eight when I collected my first hockey card set. It was the 1965-66 Topps series. I collected the set the old fashioned way: I earned it, winning most of them by playing/shooting cards. Closies, knock downs, put-ups, cover-ups. I still have the set; the corners are all beaten up because we played the games on asphalt driveways in Chateauguay, a Montreal superb. 8. Which is the best arena in history? A. Maple Leaf Gardens B. Montreal Forum C. Detroit Olympia D. Chicago StadiumQM: Boston Gah-den. It was the closest thing we will ever know to a living and breathing hockey building.Courtesy: Boston.com 9. Will you ever reveal your secret identity?QM: Theres a reason they call them secret identities. 10. Which city will be the next to get an NHL team? A. Quebec City B. Seattle C. Las Vegas D. A second team in TorontoQM: Seattle fulfills a geographical imperative. Quebec City fulfills an emotional imperative. 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Kobe Bryant Shoes For Sale . This is the final meeting of the season between these teams.? The Capitals were 5-4 winners in a shootout Oct. MIAMI -- LeBron James caught an alley-oop flip from Dwyane Wade on a fast break, threw down a dunk and then headed up court with his arms spread like some superhero. James can look the part, whether hes wearing a clear mask or a black one. Switching to a clear protective cover at the NBAs request, James had 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists Saturday to help the Miami Heat earn their seventh consecutive victory by beating the Orlando Magic 112-98. James dispensed with the black mask he wore Thursday when playing for the first time since he broke his nose. "He was a clear-mask guy tonight," teammate Chris Bosh said. "He was just a regular dude, a regular citizen of Gotham." Wade scored 24 points and Bosh 20 for the Heat, who shot 58 per cent. Eleven players scored for the Heat, and their bench totalled 39 points. James said league officials wanted him to wear something that would allow opponents to see his face. The newer mask seemed to bother James more than the black one did, and he frequently took it off when the clock was stopped. "Its not comfortable," he said. "Having something on your face isnt comfortable, but it is what it is." While the mask was a nuisance and James nose remained tender, neither hindered his performance. "Its another challenge for a great player," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "His game is an aggressive, attacking game, and theres going to be contact. But coming off the injury, he has been as aggressive as he was before." James streak of five consecutive games with more than 30 points came to an end, but he took just 12 shots and played only 31 minutes. "When you come out and take care of business, thats a reward," he said. After sitting out a week because of his broken nose, he avoided another injury when he went stumbling into the third row after making a fast-break layup and settled in an unoccupied seat. The Heat improved to 10-1 since Feb. 1, and theyve won their past four games by an average of 19 points. ";Defensively were flying around and were communicating," James said.dddddddddddd "And offensively, obviously were playing at a high level." The Heat completed a sweep of the four-game season series against their in-state rivals. "Theyre an efficient team, the most efficient team in the NBA," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. "Thats done with LeBron setting up people, and youre getting shots that you want. Youre not rushing." The game was the first for the last-place Magic since they broke a 16-game road losing streak at Philadelphia on Wednesday. Tobias Harris led Orlando with 20 points, and Nikola Vucevic added 18. With the Heat taking the lead for good early in the second quarter, Bosh played only 18 minutes, his lowest total since Nov. 16. "I got a bunch of night-off jokes tonight," Bosh said. "I enjoyed it. Guys filled in and did their job." Among the contributors off the bench was Greg Oden, playing his 11th game after being sidelined by knee trouble for 3 1/2 years. He went 3 for 3 for eight points with four rebounds in 13 minutes. "Im happy to be on the team," Oden said. "When I get a chance to play, I just dont want to mess up." Heat guard Mario Chalmers had the highlight play of the first half, fetching a loose ball while seated at midcourt with his back to his basket, then flipping a pass over his shoulder to James to set up a fast-break basket. The Heat also got to the rim often out of their half-court offence. "They do a good job moving the ball, driving, kicking," Vucevic said. "They make plays for each other. Theyre very unselfish." NOTES: Orlandos Arron Afflalo missed his fourth consecutive game. He was out with a sprained ankle and is now recovering from a brief illness. ... At 42-14, the Heat have tied their best start through 56 games. They had the same record a year ago, when they went on to win their second consecutive NBA title. ... The Heat improved to 15-0 at home when leading at halftime. ' ' '