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  1. Why so many mononucleosis cases for hockey players?

    That's part of it. However, think of all the ways that things get into hockey players' mouths - starting with the mouth guard. Out of the mouth, into the glove or hand; hand or glove goes onto the water bottle; same hand is used for putting in and extracting mouthguard.
  2. Romantic Love - fate or choice?

    It's all personal choice until rocks fall and everyone dies. Then it's fate.
  3. (Discussion)What is Gagner worth to CHI?

    Gagner doesn't really fill any of Chicago's needs, so I would be surprised if they offered anything more than the hair off of Patrick Sharp's cup.
  4. [Rumour] Hawks looking to dump Hossa's contract

    If he was LTIR worthy last season, and his condition hasn't changed, why couldn't they just shove him up their ass LTIR again this year?
  5. [Discussion] Which NHL 2018 Draftee's are AHL eligible?

    Can a player go back to college after they've signed a pro contract? I thought the whole idea of the NCAA is that there was to be no professional sports players playing on their teams?
  6. [Discussion] Lucic vs Eriksson

    Lucic vs. Eriksson? Lucic might be able to pummel the snot out of Eriksson, but he's got to be able to catch him first. Win goes to Eriksson.
  7. [Rumour] Brandon Manning to Van?

    PG is a shorter drive from Edmonton than it is from Vancouver... Just sayin'...
  8. Why do some excessively criticize prospects?

    No way, man! The koolaid I drink is black, yellow, orange, red and white!

    "The first rule about prospect trades is you don't talk about prospect trades..."
  10. [Discussion] if you could ask or tell JB one thing

    I would tell him to start spiking the officiating staff's and all visiting league office representatives' water so that they all get pregnant and go on parental leave, allowing fresh blood to take over for the season. Maybe with all that fresh blood at those positions, we would finally have a level playing field at long last?
  11. [Signing] Canucks sign Elias Pettersson

    "Joy to the world, Elias has signed; Let 'nucks receive their King!"
  12. [REPORT] Glen Gulutzan hired by the Oilers

    Really? I'm thinking he'll keep moving east, hitting up Wpg next, and then by the time Mtl is done with him, there should be a franchise in Québec City.
  13. [Discussion] Enstrom unhappy with playoff scratch

    Neither did Sami "sometimes it hurts when I pee" Salo.
  14. [Discussion] Three UFA D Pursuit Proposals

    Have you told @inane that you've used his name in vain?
  15. (Signing) Utica Comets sign two.

    "Stop it there, now back it up! ...ok, go ahead now." I could see that being on a repeater loop for a while...
  16. BORING

  17. An Intelligent Debate on Ancient Alien Theory

    Thanks for the recommended reading. It looks interesting, and I'll see if I can locate it in a bookstore. (I'm old-fashioned that way - I like being able to hold the book in my hand as I read, as opposed to using a computer to read an e-book. )
  18. An Intelligent Debate on Ancient Alien Theory

    Not to mention that the atmosphere wasn't as polluted as it is now. In a way, it's like trying to look through a cataract - all that stuff we've pumped into the sky since the days of the Industrial Revolution has somewhat obscured our ability to view the night sky as clearly as it was when the ancients were around to document all this. And on the topic of documentation, I'm curious to see what will happen to humanity when a cataclysm hits and sets us back a few millennia. These days, we're all about packing supercomputers in our pockets and purses, and servers upon servers of digitally-recorded data and information to help us build upon. However, if we suddenly lose the capacity to maintain those records, keep electricity running, prevent that information from being corrupted - if we suddenly find ourselves unable to access those reference documents - if libraries become exposed to the elements... we could find that the only remaining representations of our collective knowledge are physical artifacts such as the Rosetta Stone, or what scraps of paper / parchment / organic material that survives the elements. How would language change over the course of a few millennia? Would they still be able to decipher our chicken scratches like we have the Egyptian hieroglyphs? How would they figure out to unlock the information held in servers around the world that have not had electricity supplied to them, and/or have had their read/write heads damaged? Even if they figured out how to supply electricity, would they know how to operate the servers? And would they figure out how to supply the right voltage and amperage? I can't help but wonder if we're actually on a second (or fiftieth) iteration of civilization on Earth, where we've had a cataclysmic event that nearly wiped out our amassed knowledge (and associated technologies), and all we've been left with have been these physical artifacts from millennia ago.
  19. Emergency response test

    Gimme mine bacK!
  20. (Proposal) Weaponize - 3 way Trade

    Reid Boucher to NJD, eh? I think that boat sailed quite some time ago, no?
  21. Emergency response test

    Funny thing was that two of my colleagues appeared to have their cellphones go off while we (6 of us) were in a meeting. Mine on the other hand... nada. I presume the others didn't have their phones with them. Guess I'll just have to follow the panicked and screaming folk.
  22. Emergency response test

    The government has volunteered me to die in the event of an emergency.
  23. A proposal to fix officiating

    The fact that even some refs acknowledge the concept of "game management" as a tool within their kit is unacceptable and unethical. I would expand the veto list. Two refs aren't substantial enough. Make it at the option of the team to a cap of five officials. Given that the league has to have at least 15 x (2 (on-ice) +1 (backup)) = 45 refs on the payroll at any given time, 10% of the officials able to be blacklisted by a team should be fair game. I totally agree that where multiple (or more than half of the) teams have the same usual suspects on their blacklist, that alone should be grounds for a performance review and possible termination.
  24. All people are inherently &^@#ing racist. It's just a question of whether or not they'll act on their racism, and whether or not their racism clouds their judgement. Sad, but true. Anyone who suggests that they aren't haven't looked far enough down into the depths of their soul, and far enough back into the pages of their childhood.