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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: Yesterday at 11:36:27 PM »
Lots of people here dislike Hughson (strongly) but I thought he was OK.  His sidekick?  Not so much.

Good time to get some diversity up in the booth.  Someone mentioned this Singh fellow.  I've only seen him a couple of times on broadcasts, briefly.  Is he good?
Anyone who uses Smeagol as a verb should be fired into the Sun.

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 11:33:54 PM »
So... Galchenyuk held out so he could be a PTO in Arizona? Really?

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Federal Election 2019
« on: Yesterday at 03:15:47 PM »
It's kind of odd to me that I saw commentary on vote splitting by the PPC but to some degree the Libs/NDP have been vote splitting each other for decades.

I think my main take away is Canada is moving forward more as a progressive/moderate progressive nation above conservative/hard conservative, despite the loudness of the people in the back.

General Info / Re: ERRORS
« on: Yesterday at 03:13:35 PM »
Hi all,

For whatever reason when I try to connect to the forums through it gives me Connection Reset by Peer...?

All Sports But Hockey / Re: F1
« on: September 19, 2021, 11:47:40 PM »
Been watching F1 for the last couple years. Drive to Survive helped me get more into it and also gave me a better understanding of the 'haves' and the 'have nots'. It's one of my gripes in the sport.

I didn't get to watch the actual race yesterday. Watched the rain for about 40 minutes before I brought my kid to hockey.

Side Note: If you get an opportunity to go to Montreal for F1(when it comes back), make sure to check it out. It's an amazing weekend. Make sure to be there for qualifying as well which is almost as fun as the race.
I think that actually might be changing going forward.

Anyone watch Monza last week? I caught the replay and Verstappen landed his tire on Hamilton's head. He's definitely lucky to be alive... Wow!

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: September 19, 2021, 11:45:14 PM »
Meanwhile, from the team we definitely expected this from
I'm so, so tired of takes like this.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs 2021/2022 Schedule in 10 game chunks
« on: September 19, 2021, 11:44:01 PM »
1 month today Zee!
Yup. I started to feel the itch.
The itch hasn't quite happened for me yet... Might take a few games in the season to start watching....

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: September 19, 2021, 11:42:56 PM »
You are seeing worse numbers because Alberta hasn't put proper precautions in place.  Vaccination is only part of the solution.  Masking is only part of the solution.

Alberta's numbers are below Ontario's but they also lifted restrictions and are paying for it.
Soon we will be too as the transfer of Albertan ICU patients has already started to enter the province.
And this is what really grinds me. On one hand I feel that individuals shouldn't be punished for being under bad government but Alberta sending ICU patients while pushing the conservative vote in this country despite their premier's piss poor covid performance and whining about equalization payments is so absolutely ludicrous.

When your health policy is so bad it begins to affect other provinces despite having tools to mitigate that then you are beyond incompetent. It makes my head spin. I don't want to pay for Alberta's bad choices.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: September 16, 2021, 10:50:00 PM »
As the healthcare system is on the brink of collapse, Alberta has declared a state of emergency and vaccine passports a couple months after declaring the pandemic was over (just in time for Stampede).

About a month ago we were talking about taking a trip to Banff in oct, and I chickened out. I told my wife I don’t have faith that Alberta is going to be out of it by then.
I said the exact same thing to my girlfriend!

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: September 16, 2021, 10:47:28 PM »
What's a team going to do if one of their high paid stars refuses the vaccine?  There has to be some dumb asses out there in the NHLPA...I know the Leafs already said everyone will be vaxxed, I want to see someone on another team refuse just to see the fall out.

Hockey culture is pretty obstinate. "Fall in line, for the good of the team", which we'd normally find bland, might actually be what pushes the NHL to be more highly vaccinated than most sports. The COVID policy is really quite a good template for other industries to follow, really pigeonholing the anti-vaxxers into extreme inconvenience.

In the dressing room, can you imagine a player saying he'd rather go through tests every 72 hours, no dining with comrades, no leaving the house at home or being completely segregated on the road (including all the maintenance stuff on body/equipment) and significantly inconveniencing the staff that assist you? I think he might last about 3 days before relenting, and at that point, there's another period of waiting for the second dose.

The sad thing is that 99% vaccinated or better is not the norm.
I mean, getting paid millions of dollars could nudge a few people back in line

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 12, 2021, 08:22:15 AM »
Birthday Boy going off
That's kind of hilarious honestly haha.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: September 10, 2021, 09:33:30 PM »
"We can't speak on behalf of all the businesses on the site and say whether they’re going to implement the vaccine passports or not. The only thing we can say is that they are in support of freedom of choice in Canada and they don't believe in segregation or discrimination based on your medical status," they said, reiterating what the site's about us section states.

Provides a tool that will be used specifically to assist segregation :) and a handy resource for everybody on where to go get Covid.
And yet that same crowd got pissed off when people required it, and forced the website to shut down due to death threats directed toward the owner? These imbeciles know no bounds.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Federal Election 2019
« on: September 09, 2021, 10:18:43 PM »
I come here for Canadian news since I don't really follow anymore, as I moved away long long ago. But I've a passing interest, as some family's there.

I see a December 2020 post about the residential schools and Canadian racism... then a September 2021 one about watching the debate. For the upcoming election.

I gather it's a snap election, initiated by Trudeau himself... but I haven't heard a good explanation of why. Is there an argument to the voters that X is why they're voting now? More specifically: what are the Liberals not able to get done in a minority government coalition with the NDP that they need a majority to do?
I think the polling may have shown that voters would give him a mandate, and showed opposition parties as weak, but as Bruce Anderson pointed out, people say a lot of things when the stakes are low and hypothetical. I don't think polling predicted the amount of traction that there'd be for Canadians not wanting an election until covid was solved more readily.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: September 08, 2021, 09:57:38 PM »
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Well, folks, we’ve found a new way to win a Darwin Award.

The title is a bit misleading, but there’s a published paper behind the article.
They're just not doing it right, duh!

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: September 08, 2021, 07:27:31 PM »

I can’t think of a more American headline than this.

You might want to revisit that article, champ. When you do you'll find the following addendum right up front. Spoiler alert...turns out the story was complete bull#$#% based on lies told by someone who hasn't even worked at the facility for the past 2 months. Gunshot victims did not wait while ivermectin overdoses were treated.

UPDATE: Northeastern Hospital System Sequoyah issued a statement: Although Dr. Jason McElyea is not an employee of NHS Sequoyah, he is affiliated with a medical staffing group that provides coverage for our emergency room. With that said, Dr. McElyea has not worked at our Sallisaw location in over 2 months. NHS Sequoyah has not treated any patients due to complications related to taking ivermectin. This includes not treating any patients for ivermectin overdose. All patients who have visited our emergency room have received medical attention as appropriate. Our hospital has not had to turn away any patients seeking emergency care. We want to reassure our community that our staff is working hard to provide quality healthcare to all patients. We appreciate the opportunity to clarify this issue and as always, we value our community’s support.”

I appreciate the update and the correction. I’m all for truth in reporting. Not sure why you have to be rude about it though.

Sorry if I hurt your feelings, but I've seen a lot worse from many of the regular posters on this forum over the years. I'm just tired of people repeating nonsense as if it were truth, without questioning. Stories about people overdosing and "shitting their brains out" because of ivermectin are mostly made up and people just accept it because it comes from CNN or Rolling Stone or whichever authority figure they choose to follow.
I find it somewhat bizarre that you would say that about certain reporting but you aren't questioning your own what is appearing to be further and further defense of people self administering ivermectin over taking a now proven variety of vaccines.

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