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Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist.
Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters.
She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002.
She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence.
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On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. The two have been a couple since 2000.
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The two have been a couple since 2000. While the league has always had a strong Canadian majority, the percentage of Canadian players has gone down slowly in the past 20 years since the arrival of European players. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. The league also voluntarily stops its season so that its players can play in the Winter Olympics to have the players represent their own country. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. Since the 1990s, the league has tried to promote itself throughout Europe with ads, media, and magazines. On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. NHL is very proud of its players coming from all around the world.
. After Gretzky's induction, the NHL declared that he would be the last one to have the waiting period omitted. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence. In 1999 Wayne Gretzky became the last player to have the three years waived. She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. However, only 10 individual have been honoured in this manner. She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002. In the past, if a player was deemed significant enough, the pending period would be waived.
Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters. Three years after retirement, players are eligible to be voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist. The National Hockey League presents numerous trophies per year; some are given to teams, and other are given to players. ISBN 0060591676. If the penalized team is scored on during a minor penalty, the penalty immediately ends. Dita Von Teese, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese, Regan Books, 2006. A team is far more likely to score on a power play than during normal play.
Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003. This is called a power play for the attackers and a penalty kill for the defenders. 84 March 2002. Normally, hockey teams have five skaters (excluding the goaltender), so if one penalty is called, play becomes five-on-four. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. In most cases, the penalized team cannot replace that player and is thus shorthanded for the duration of the penalty. 78 March 2001. During a penalty, the player who committed the infraction is sent to the penalty box.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. In the NHL, the Linesman may call major intent-to-injure penalties that the referee may have missed. 75 September 2000. A linesman may call only obvious technical infractions such as too many men on the ice. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. A referee makes all penalty calls. 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69). A penalty is a punishment for inappropriate behaviour.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Under the rules following the 2004-2005 lockout, if a team ices the puck under five-on-five conditions, they are not allowed to make a line change for the following faceoff. 72 March 2000. If the goalie on the side of the ice where the puck is being sent touches the puck, the icing is waved off. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. A short handed team is not penalized for clearing the puck out of its zone during a powerplay. 70 November 1999. Play is resumed with a faceoff in the defending zone of the team that committed the infraction.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. When icing occurs, a linesman stops play. Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81). Icing occurs when a player shoots the puck across both the red line and the opposing team's goal line without the puck going into the net. 69 September 1999. The NHL in 2006 removed the offside pass or two-line pass which was a pass from inside a team's defending zone that crosses the red line. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. When an offside violation occurs, the linesman blows play dead, and a faceoff is conducted in the neutral zone.
67 May 1999 - Mizuno (pages 28-29). In ice hockey, play is said to be offside if a player on the attacking team enters the attacking zone before the puck. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. If the game is still tied after the three shootout rounds, the shootout continues, but becomes sudden death. 66 March 1999. The team with the most goals during this shootout wins the game. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Three players for each team in turn perform a penalty shot.
64 November 1998 (pages 84-85). If the game is still tied at the end of overtime, the game enters a shootout. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. If the game is tied at the end of regulation time, a 5 minute, 4-on-4 sudden death overtime period is played, where the first team that scores a goal wins the game. Playboy's Body Language October 1998. The team that has the most goals at the end of 60 minutes wins the game. 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15). A goal is scored when the puck passes the goal line and enters the net.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. It is used to judge goals and icing calls. Playboy's Real Sex February 1998. Near each end of the rink, there is a thin red goal line spanning the width of the ice. 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9). They divide the ice into zones. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. There are two blue lines that divide the rink roughly into thirds.
Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997. The red line is used to judge icing violations. The red line divides the ice in half lengthwise. The hockey rink is an ice rink which is rectangular with rounded corners and surrounded by a wall . Each team may also take one 30 second time-out which may only be taken during a normal stoppage of play.
Between stoppages of play, teams have 25 seconds before substituting their players except for referee stoppages for TV commercials. Between each period there is a 15 minute intermission. Each game is 60 minutes composed of three 20 minute periods. While the National Hockey League follows the general rules of Ice hockey, it differs slightly from those used in international games organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation such as the Olympics.
The overtime is sudden death with the game ending when either team scores a goal. Overtimes are also full periods of twenty minutes (of five-on-five hockey), rather than the five minutes (of four-on-four hockey, followed by a shootout) in the regular season. If the score is tied at the end of an overtime period, additional overtime periods are played until a winner is determined. During playoff games if the score is tied at the end of the third period an overtime period is played.
Four of the seven games are played at this team's home venue - the first and second, and, where necessary, the fifth and seventh, with the other games played at the lower-ranked team's home venue. In each round the higher-ranked team is said to be the team with the home-ice advantage. In the third round, the conference finals, the two remaining teams in each conference play each other, with the conference champions proceeding to the Stanley Cup Finals. In the second round, or conference semifinals, the NHL re-seeds (unlike the NBA) the teams, with the top remaining conference seed playing against the lowest remaining seed, and the other two remaining conference teams pairing off.
The first round of the playoffs, or conference quarterfinals, consists of the first seed playing the eighth seed, the second playing the seventh, third playing the sixth, and the fourth playing the fifth. The Stanley Cup Playoffs is an elimination tournament, where two teams battle to win a best-of-seven series in order to advance to the next round. The division winners are seeded one through three, and the next five teams with the best records in the conference are seeded four through eight. At the end of the regular season, the three division champions and the five other teams in each conference with the highest number of points, 8 teams in each conference, qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs.
At the end of the regular season, the team that finishes with the most points in each division is crowned the division champion. Points are awarded for each game as follows:. The two divisions from the opposite conference which each team plays against will be rotated every year, much like interleague play in baseball. Teams play 32 games within their division (8 games against four other teams), 40 games against non-divisional, conference opponents (4 games against 10 other teams) and 10 interconference games, 1 game against each team in two of the three divisions in the opposite conference.
Each team in the NHL plays 82 regular season games, 41 games at home and 41 on the road. For a list of previous teams see List of defunct NHL teams. Over the years many different organizations have existed. The National Hockey League currently has 30 teams divided into two conferences, and 6 divisions, an organization that started in the year 2000.
The NHL, despite negative press generated during the lockout, has success attracting fans to the initial games of the season and extends fan bases into non-traditional markets in the US such as Nashville, Atlanta, and the Carolinas. Of those 15 games, 11 were in front of sell out crowds. On October 5, 2005, the first post-lockout NHL season got under way with 15 games. A new collective bargaining agreement was ratified in July 2005 with a term of six years with an option of extending the collective bargaining agreement for an additional year at the end of the term, allowing the NHL to resume as of the 2005-06 season.
With no new agreement in hand when the existing contract expired on September 15, 2004, league commissioner Gary Bettman announced a lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office, causing the NHL to lose an entire season. The league vowed to install what it dubbed "cost certainty" for its teams, but the National Hockey League Players Association countered that the move was little more than a euphemism for a salary cap, which the union initially said it would not accept. Negotiations to replace the contract that expired in 2004 turned into one of the most contentious collective bargaining sessions in the history of professional sports. The resulting collective bargaining agreement was set for renegotiation in 1998 and extended to September 15, 2004.
A lockout at the start of the 1994-95 forced the league to reduce the schedule from 84 games to just 48, with the teams playing only intra-conference games during the reduced season. The first was a strike by the National Hockey League Players Association in April 1992 which lasted for 10 days, but the strike was settled quickly and all affected games were rescheduled. There have been three work stoppages in NHL history, all happening between 1992 and 2005. Approaching the new millennium, the NHL added another four teams; the Nashville Predators (1998), the Atlanta Thrashers (1999), the Minnesota Wild and the Columbus Blue Jackets (both added in 2000) bringing the total to 30 teams.
In 1993, the NHL added an additional two teams, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and the Florida Panthers. The San Jose Sharks debuted in 1991, a season later the Ottawa Senators would join the NHL along with the Tampa Bay Lightning. In the early 90's the NHL expanded further with five new franchises. As of 2005, the Oilers are the last remaining original WHA franchise still playing in the city where they began in the NHL.
Four of the remaining six WHA teams merged with the NHL: The Hartford Whalers, Québec Nordiques, Edmonton Oilers, and Winnipeg Jets. The two leagues fought for the services of hockey players and fans until the WHA folded in 1979. The dilution of the talent pool, however, caused the overall quality of play to suffer. In response to that, the NHL decided to rush its own expansion plans by adding the New York Islanders and Atlanta Flames that year, along with the Kansas City Scouts and Washington Capitals two years later.
Though it never challenged for the Stanley Cup, its status as a viable NHL rival was unquestionable. In 1972, the World Hockey Association (WHA) was formed. Three years later, the NHL added the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres as franchises. Louis Blues, Minnesota North Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Oakland Seals, and Pittsburgh Penguins.
They were the Philadelphia Flyers, St. Six new teams were added to the NHL roster, and placed in their own newly-created division. The rise of the Western Hockey League, which many pundits thought planned to transform into a major league and challenge for the Stanley Cup, spurred the NHL in 1967 to undertake its first expansion since the 1920s. With these developments and the onset of World War II, the NHL was reduced to six teams during its 25th anniversary year of (1942) – six teams still known today, if somewhat inaccurately, as the Original Six: The Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Bruins, Rangers, and Blackhawks.
However, the Great Depression took a toll on the league; teams such as the Pirates, Americans and Ottawa Senators folded. By the end of the 1930-31 season, the NHL featured a total of 10 teams. Canadian additions included the Montreal Maroons and Hamilton Tigers. The league had also expanded into the United States, with the Boston Bruins in 1924, the New York Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1925 and the New York Rangers, Detroit Cougars (later to become the Red Wings), and Chicago Blackhawks in 1926.
By 1926, having increased player salaries to a level that couldn't be matched by other Canadian leagues, the NHL was alone in Stanley Cup competition. (The 1918-19 competition was cancelled because of the Spanish Flu epidemic that had hit Seattle). Though the league struggled to stay in business during its first decade, NHL teams were quite successful on the ice, winning the Stanley Cup seven out of its first nine years. With the Bulldogs and Wanderers out, the NHL operated with just three teams for the remainder of its opening year, and through the second season.
The Wanderers, already a shadow of its former self, folded in the wake of the fire, ending one of the most storied franchises in the early years of Canadian professional hockey. On January 2, 1918, the Westmount Arena in Montreal, home to the Wanderers and Canadiens, was destroyed in a fire. The NHL endured a rocky inaugural season in 1917-18, starting with the temporary shuttering of the Bulldogs. Arguments and discussions ensued which eventually led to the formation of the National Hockey League at on November 26, 1917, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs and newly-renamed Toronto Arenas as founding members.
Livingstone, unable to attend the meeting because of illness, was shocked to learn that owners had chosen to effectively eject him and the Blueshirts from the NHA. The owners met in Montreal's Windsor Hotel to consider the league's future on February 11, 1917. Livingstone and the owners of the other teams. The National Hockey League was founded in 1917 in Montreal after a series of disputes within the (Canadian) National Hockey Association (NHA) between the Toronto Blueshirts' owner Edward J.
. The NHL is one of the major professional sports leagues of North America.
The Lester Patrick Trophy has been presented by the National Hockey League since 1966 to honour a recipient's contribution to hockey in the United States. Jennings Trophy (1982 - present) -- goalkeeper(s) for the team with the fewest goals against them. William M. Vezina Trophy (1927 - present) -- voted to be the most outstanding goaltender.
Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award (2000 - present) -- best save percentage by a goalkeeper. NHL Plus/Minus Award (1968 - present) -- highest plus/minus statistic. Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy (1999 - present) -- to the goal-scoring leader during the regular season. Pearson Award (1971 - present) -- most outstanding player as selected by peers.
Lester B. Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1925 - present) -- player combining ability and sportsmanship. King Clancy Memorial Trophy (1988 - present) -- leadership and humanitarian contribution. James Norris Memorial Trophy (1954 - present)-- most outstanding defenceman.
Jack Adams Award (1974 - present) -- coach of the year. Hart Memorial Trophy (1924 - present) -- most valuable player during the regular season. Selke Trophy (1978 - present) -- top defensive forward. Frank J.
Conn Smythe Trophy (1965 - present) -- most valuable player during the playoffs. Calder Memorial Trophy (1933 - present) -- rookie of the year. Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1968 - present) -- perseverance and sportsmanship. Art Ross Memorial Trophy (1948 - present) -- regular season league scoring champion.
The O'Brien Trophy was awarded in the NHL before it was retired following the 1949-50 NHL season. Presidents' Trophy (1986 - present) - best regular season by a team. Prince of Wales Trophy -- Eastern conference playoff champion. Campbell Bowl -- Western conference playoff champion.
Clarence S. Stanley Cup -- overall playoff champion. Zero points for a loss in regulation time. One point for losing in overtime or a shootout.
Two points are awarded for a win.