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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Useless Thread
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:50:39 PM »
That's not going to solve the incel problem though, because their real issue isn't access to sex -- it's the objectification of women, it's having power over another, it's the culture of winning the woman (and the right to use her body) as an achievement.

edit: i.e. what Nik said.

I agree it won't solve the problem, as, yes, majority of them are basically male supremacists. It would just be nice to see something positive come out of this whole thing instead of just small minded boys on their soapboxes raging about how they can't date the 'head cheerleader' types.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Useless Thread
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:14:39 PM »
I've got family that thinks this guy is a genius and I'll absolutely never understand why.

Half the men fail? I'm sure the number is much lower than that, but that's call survival of the fittest, and it's a good thing for the species (from a purely biological perspective, at least - it's large part in what drives evolution). Also, women only go for high status men? That's going to news to a lot of people I know.

You really want to help these guys who are sad they can't find women to sleep with? Legalize sex work and do the work to remove the stigma attached to it. Give them an out where both parties receive some sort of benefit. This enforced monogamy BS is basically slavery.

2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Jets (C2) vs. Golden Knights (P1)
« on: May 17, 2018, 12:45:26 PM »
Probably the best anti-Fleury HHOF argument? Not only has he never won a Vezina or been a finalist, he's never even been in the top 6 in Vezina voting. He's only been top 10 in 2 years.

Yeah. Good but not great number combined with a lack of individual end of season awards makes him a tough sell.

2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Jets (C2) vs. Golden Knights (P1)
« on: May 17, 2018, 11:22:01 AM »
I want to see Vegas lose, and hope they toil in obscurity for years to come, but Fleury is giving me the smallest of reasons to actually not mind if they win.  Him getting a 4th Cup would be pretty impressive.  One of the most likeable guys in the league.

With how things have played out, I now kinda want them to win the Cup, and then toil in obscurity for years to come. I want a first-to-worst situation.

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:44:15 AM »
I've heard about this throughout the years and I just don't understand how anyone could get.comfortable having their dominant hand on top. I bat right, throw right, am right handed and shoot right. I feel like I would never have as much control stickhandling with my left hand below my right.

I see quite the opposite. I control my stick much more with my top hand than the bottom one - especially on the defensive side. I want the stick in my dominant hand all the time, and that means having it at the top.

I'm not going down this road with you...if Polak is back, it's because Dubas didn't make a deal to get a better Polak.

If he can't find an upgrade on Polak, it would mean he didn't look very hard, and would be a clear sign he's in over his head as GM. There will be numerous upgrades available as free agents. They may not be big names or exciting additions, but there are a good number available.

General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: May 11, 2018, 11:53:12 AM »
I was always a big Thornton-guy, but his injury history the past 2 seasons make it a hard pass for me now. Knee issues for a guy his age are a big red-flag. Just look at Robidas.

Yeah. Especially since it's both knees, not just the one.

I doubt it.  Among the forward group, I think Dubas' prior experience running skilled and fast 4th lines means we'll likely not have guys who can't contribute offensively.  But on defense, there are only so many guys who are two-way d-men (or just offensive d-men). 

Do I expect Polak back?  No.  Would I expect Dubas to get someone like Hjalmarsson if he could?  Yes.

I think that's probably a fair assessment. We'll see less of the "traditional" types to fill those roles, but, with Babcock behind the bench, there will still be a need to have guys who can still play that style effectively - they'll just be better with the puck than the Polak's of the league.

That's a bit of an overstatement. He argued for Marner in 2015 when he and Dubas co-managed the draft before Lou and Babcock wanted Hanafin. (Dubas traded down remember to get the picks to select Bracco and Dermott.) Three years out though only Marner and Dermott have made any impact at the NHL with Bracco and Timashov beginning to produce in the AHL, although Bracco has been a healthy scratch at times during these playoffs.

Yeah. I think Hunter might be at his best when he has someone above him who holds a differing opinion, and he really has to defend his opinions - and I get the impression he didn't have that so much w/ Lou. With Dubas, it certainly appears as though he might.

2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Predators (C1) vs. Jets (C2)
« on: May 11, 2018, 07:44:47 AM »
Totally worth trading him for Erat. Totally.

It's funny that the two people who really orchestrated that trade for Washington (McPhee and MacLellan) are both in the conference finals.

And, both their teams could potentially be burned by Forsberg in these playoffs.

Or not. Go Knights!

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official TV Thread
« on: May 10, 2018, 05:42:20 PM »
Last Man on Earth cancelled after 4 seasons. For a show I felt was a long shot to make it season 2, that's pretty impressive.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official TV Thread
« on: May 10, 2018, 05:39:26 PM »
Brooklyn Nine-Nine just got cancelled. I'm a fan of the show but 5 seasons is a pretty good run.

Disappointing, but I honestly didn't expect it to last this long.

General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: May 09, 2018, 12:57:33 PM »
What the hell is Shanahan waiting for? Are we getting a GM announced this week?

Probably not, no. Honestly, don't expect anything until much closer to the draft.

General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: May 09, 2018, 10:50:26 AM »
But would Ho-sang fit into the Leafs current culture?

Young, highly skilled players (many from the GTA)? Shepherded by a quiet lead-by-example team dad, driven by a high pick yo-yo who previously had a run-in or two with the front office (for being late to practice) and is also a player of colour from one of the most multi-cultural neighbourhoods in the NHL? All steered by a coach with an even bigger ego with the credentials and work-ethic to back it up?

I kind of want to see that here.

Also, the whole "culture is over-rated" thing that leads us to poke fun at Lou's rules and such.

General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: May 08, 2018, 03:27:30 PM »
Depends on the price for me. 2nd or 3rd rd pick? No brainer. If they take him for a cast off prospect (or freebie) like Nielsen/Marchment/Moore, easy peasy.

Scoring skill and automatic carry entries doesn't grow on trees.

Same. Not interested in giving up any of the better prospects for him. I'd even be leery about a 2nd round pick, as his numbers in the AHL and his brief NHL stints don't exactly jump out as impressive. But 3rd round pick or later? Absolutely.

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