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« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2011, 05:44:57 PM »
Kypreos just showed up at my work... I'm 15' from him right now.... Want to say Hi but for some reason I feel a bit weird about it...  :-\ 

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« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2011, 05:48:55 PM »
Kypreos just showed up at my work... I'm 15' from him right now.... Want to say Hi but for some reason I feel a bit weird about it...  :-\

You work as a speech therapist?  ;)

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« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2011, 06:02:52 PM »
I HATE being a shy person.  :-[

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« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2011, 07:14:42 PM »
I HATE being a shy person.  :-[

You don't seem to be at all shy on the boards.
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« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2011, 07:25:00 PM »
I HATE being a shy person.  :-[

You don't seem to be at all shy on the boards.

It's different in here... I'm actually in customer service and feel comfortable with it but when it comes to stuff like that I just clam up. Had I served him, I would have been fine but just going up and saying Hi? different story. I don't know why. You should  have seen me last year... I wrote about my experience in a small room with a bunch of Hall of Famers when I was invited to the after party of the Oldtimers Hockey Challenge at the York Regional police's private club. It was amazing and everything but I was nervous wreck when introducing myself and posing for pictures.  :-\   

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« Reply #65 on: December 13, 2011, 01:21:12 PM »
Nice to see other media guys take Simmons to task when the opportunity presents itself;

simmonssteve steve simmons
In my view, Carlyle is a better coach for Kings than Sutter: Both are hard asses. One has a Stanley Cup ring as a coach.
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@simmonssteve Carlyle wins Cup, while Sutter goes to Game 7 and loses tight game. Is that REALLY a decisive factor?
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« Reply #66 on: December 13, 2011, 01:26:46 PM »
I HATE being a shy person.  :-[

You don't seem to be at all shy on the boards.

It's different in here... I'm actually in customer service and feel comfortable with it but when it comes to stuff like that I just clam up. Had I served him, I would have been fine but just going up and saying Hi? different story. I don't know why. You should  have seen me last year... I wrote about my experience in a small room with a bunch of Hall of Famers when I was invited to the after party of the Oldtimers Hockey Challenge at the York Regional police's private club. It was amazing and everything but I was nervous wreck when introducing myself and posing for pictures.  :-\   

You know, I have a theory about this.  You're not shy; you just have personal boundaries that you don't want others to transgress.  IMO a healthy thing.  Whereas celebrities, in their quest for fame, have intentionally let fall away any personal boundaries.  (Think Kardashians for the extreme example of this.)  And so you, as a more fastidious and self-regarding person, naturally recoil at the vulgarity that necessarily attends celebrity.

That, I argue, is a perfectly natural reaction and one that you should be proud of. 

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Re: Media Thread
« Reply #67 on: December 13, 2011, 01:29:55 PM »
Shouldn't the Sutter-Carlyle debate be framed around a picture of Pronger?
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« Reply #68 on: December 13, 2011, 01:31:03 PM »
I HATE being a shy person.  :-[

You don't seem to be at all shy on the boards.

It's different in here... I'm actually in customer service and feel comfortable with it but when it comes to stuff like that I just clam up. Had I served him, I would have been fine but just going up and saying Hi? different story. I don't know why. You should  have seen me last year... I wrote about my experience in a small room with a bunch of Hall of Famers when I was invited to the after party of the Oldtimers Hockey Challenge at the York Regional police's private club. It was amazing and everything but I was nervous wreck when introducing myself and posing for pictures.  :-\   

You know, I have a theory about this.  You're not shy; you just have personal boundaries that you don't want others to transgress.  IMO a healthy thing.  Whereas celebrities, in their quest for fame, have intentionally let fall away any personal boundaries.  (Think Kardashians for the extreme example of this.)  And so you, as a more fastidious and self-regarding person, naturally recoil at the vulgarity that necessarily attends celebrity.

That, I argue, is a perfectly natural reaction and one that you should be proud of.

Hey thanks! Yeah, part of it was that he was already being bugged by a bunch of guys. Hard to know if he was enjoying that or just playing nice. Anyway, again... thanks for the kind words.

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Re: Media Thread
« Reply #69 on: December 13, 2011, 01:32:59 PM »
Nice to see other media guys take Simmons to task when the opportunity presents itself;

simmonssteve steve simmons
In my view, Carlyle is a better coach for Kings than Sutter: Both are hard asses. One has a Stanley Cup ring as a coach.
15 minutes ago

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SportsnetSpec Mark Spector Sports
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@simmonssteve Carlyle wins Cup, while Sutter goes to Game 7 and loses tight game. Is that REALLY a decisive factor?
2 minutes ago

I agree with Spector but I think the mistake Simmons makes here is one a ton of people make regarding the over-importance of one championship on someone's resume.
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Re: Media Thread
« Reply #70 on: December 13, 2011, 01:34:32 PM »
I HATE being a shy person.  :-[

You don't seem to be at all shy on the boards.

It's different in here... I'm actually in customer service and feel comfortable with it but when it comes to stuff like that I just clam up. Had I served him, I would have been fine but just going up and saying Hi? different story. I don't know why. You should  have seen me last year... I wrote about my experience in a small room with a bunch of Hall of Famers when I was invited to the after party of the Oldtimers Hockey Challenge at the York Regional police's private club. It was amazing and everything but I was nervous wreck when introducing myself and posing for pictures.  :-\   

You know, I have a theory about this.  You're not shy; you just have personal boundaries that you don't want others to transgress.  IMO a healthy thing.  Whereas celebrities, in their quest for fame, have intentionally let fall away any personal boundaries.  (Think Kardashians for the extreme example of this.)  And so you, as a more fastidious and self-regarding person, naturally recoil at the vulgarity that necessarily attends celebrity.

That, I argue, is a perfectly natural reaction and one that you should be proud of.

Hey thanks! Yeah, part of it was that he was already being bugged by a bunch of guys. Hard to know if he was enjoying that or just playing nice. Anyway, again... thanks for the kind words.

Kypreos' son used to have hockey games right after mine at the rink that I played rec league at, he was always surrounded by a group of middle-aged men.

It must get old for him.

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« Reply #71 on: December 13, 2011, 01:37:50 PM »
Simmons reply;

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Twitter is 140 characters. Columns average more than 4000 char. Can't be debating issues of consequence here. Just offering quick snippets.
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So, Mr. Simmons, why bother tweeting your opinion if it's not an accurate representation of how you feel then? Idiot.

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« Reply #72 on: December 15, 2011, 11:25:43 PM »
A nice Burkeshot in Steve's general direction.

http://tinyurl.com/6vsdz2e

“I don’t pick those fights,” Burke says. “The media pick those fights. My relationship with the media is excellent. With certain members of the media that, in my mind, aren’t professional, it’s not very good and it never will be. I don’t ever want to be on good terms with unprofessional people. And if that means we have a clash with people who work for the owners, then we have a clash. I’m not going to change how I do things based on who owns the team.”

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« Reply #73 on: December 16, 2011, 12:15:21 PM »
A nice Burkeshot in Steve's general direction.

http://tinyurl.com/6vsdz2e

“I don’t pick those fights,” Burke says. “The media pick those fights. My relationship with the media is excellent. With certain members of the media that, in my mind, aren’t professional, it’s not very good and it never will be. I don’t ever want to be on good terms with unprofessional people. And if that means we have a clash with people who work for the owners, then we have a clash. I’m not going to change how I do things based on who owns the team.”

When will the media types realize they are not dealing with a puppet GM with no testicular fortitude? 

It would be okay if the media types reported fairly what is going on in Leaf land, whether it was critical or not of the organization or individuals within the organization, but at least be fair and accurate about it.  That would improve the rapport between the reporters and those responsible in the organization.

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« Reply #74 on: December 16, 2011, 12:29:27 PM »
By all accounts, Burke is more available to the media than most GMs in pro sports. The guy does all sorts of interviews each week, many longer-winded pieces including that one done by the Score (barn fight, etc) where he reveals all sorts of candid information and stories that you never hear from other execs, and everything he went through with his son, he was still available and open.

If certain members of the media have alienated the guy then they have done so out of their own stupidity and poor choices of words in print. Too bad for them.  The Sun and many of their writers past and present (Strachan, Simmons) have been despised by sports execs in this town - hockey in particular.  All they do is burn bridges and blame others for starting the fire.