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  1. Nice thought provoking contribution to the discussion. Stay around!
  2. So sad for everyone, family, friends, co-workers, first responders. Stunts has to be a tough industry! RIP!
  3. It must be the doldrums of summer as we're now a few pages into analyzing pictures of Canucks debating fitness levels. In looking at the picture of Jake and Troy together, I don't see a huge difference. Jake is a bit thicker through the body, but he's also a much bigger body type. If I were to evaluate Troy's fitness level, I'd be concerned about his strength given the size of his arms. I think it's important to keep in mind that there are a few things that can impact whether an athlete looks ripped and cut or not. I think Jake looks just fine, certainly no less fit that Troy, based on the one picture we are all evaluating.
  4. I wonder sometimes whether JS may not be the most coachable player in the system? If he's not working hard to play to the coaches system he's not likely going to get a sniff of the NHL regardless of how offensively talented he might be because that is not nor should ever be rewarded. AHL is a developmental league and first and foremost players should be learning the discipline of doing what the coaching staff tells them to do. Unless one is a generational talent that can be a gamechanger every time they have the puck, that's reality. Given how fast he's been cut from the main training camp two years in a row I have to believe it's not just what we see on the ice. That's the missing piece for the fans as we have no way of knowing what occurs in the dressing room/off the ice. I trust that the coaching and management staff recognize that JS has talent, but that there are other things holding him back from making it to the NHL. Just speculation on my part.
  5. Or....OMG....could it be?????? Perhaps various posters have different opinions? Some like the Canucks, like management, are more positive and generally are ok with what is happening with the team? Not everyone has a negative pessimistic paranoid view of the world or the Canucks and their organization.
  6. Somehow a positive rep didn't seem appropriate. That is such sad news. I can't imagine how awful it would be to find out a home was lost, and/or livestock. I'm sure lots of families didn't have the time/capacity to save all the farm livestock.
  7. Aw...thanks. I'll leave that role to the people who do such a great job now. I prefer to just pop in and out, read a lot of posts, comment occasionally and marvel at the breadth and depth of people's passion.
  8. Keeping positive thoughts for all of you who have property or friends with property in the fire path. Nice to see some areas are being reopened so people can go home, will be a big mess to clean up, replacement of fridges and freezers, soot, ash, smoke smell but I'm sure people will roll up their sleeves and get busy just being happy to have a home to come back to. Not everyone will be that fortunate sadly.
  9. I'm still laughing at the title of the thread....CDC Consensus....based on a few years of reading comments on threads, that's a lofty goal for our discussion board.
  10. Not sure now is the time to be quibbling over semantics of what exactly this looks like. Maybe a fair comparison for people living in the LML is picturing a 20 block segment of each city (Burnaby, Richmond, Vancouver etc) on fire all at the same time. People living in the Interior are much more remote, with vast amounts of land in some cases between each home. They don't have city services to rely on, and by the nature of where they live are usually much more independent than city dwellers. I grew up and lived most of my life in various areas of the Interior. In some cases they don't have insurance for something like this as they aren't in a fire protection area and insurance is cost prohibitive. Yes, those are choices that people make, but it's still heartbreaking to see the impacts a disaster like this can have. I hope and pray there is no loss of life for either the people being evacuated or the emergency responders assisting with evacuation and fire fighting. Going to be a long summer. I also found the meme of Christy Clark and the fire not humourous but that's just me. Not finding much funny in this situation, although the Keremeous Fire Dept sign did make me smile. Looking for ways to help out now. Our company does Comfort Kits to donate, so spending my day helping put those together to be shipped up to evacuated folks. Also donating to the Red Cross...every little bit helps.
  11. Good grief, that's a sight now I can't unsee.
  12. Thank you!