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  1. I normally agree with the majority of your posts, but I have to disagree with your view on these moves/lack of moves. I really like Hamhuis and I hope he continues to have a solid career, but we didn't have space for him and we want to give our young prospects a chance to fight for the bottom six. If Hammer was here, he would be stifling the rebuild. Ideally we could have traded Sbisa, but it sounds like there was no market from him, and I personally still believe Sbisa can improve (he improved greatly last year) and be worth his contract. I really think you're overrating Cracknell. I liked the guy, but we have plenty of players that can play just as well as Cracknell who fit the long-term plan of this team. I'm kinda emotionless on the Hudler issue. I know Benning said he was kicking the tires, but its no great loss. Hudler is a stop-gap when we already have a bunch of young players that will be fighting for ice-time. Its not the right time to bring on another veteran that had a down year last year. I'm comfortable without him and agree with the direction Benning is taking so far. Lastly there's no reason to be so negative about some of our prospects like Stecher. The guy had an excellent year and could easily surprise. No one expected Hutton would have an impact, but he became one of our best defenders because he was given a shot to impress.
  2. The problem with the "wait and see" approach is that green house gases remain in the atmosphere for decades - in the case of methane, centuries. The issue is if we wait to see 100% undeniable evidence, as opposed to the very strong evidence we currently have (and some debate its already undeniable based on trends over the last few decades), we will hit the so-called "point of no return". The best analogy I can think of is a runaway freight train. Scientists from around the globe are telling governments that there is strong evidence (again, most believe its overwhelming evidence) that the sea-level is going to rise exponentially alongside the earth's temperature. Instead of waiting to see if the freight train will stop on its own (despite evidence to the contrary), we need to find a way to slow it down before it becomes unstoppable and does irreparable harm when it crashes. The issue is that we are only capable of stopping the projections if we act now. If we wait to see if the projections actually unfold as predicted, it will be too late and even if we realize we need to stop it - its too late, the train is unstoppable. There is a ridiculous amount of evidence for climate change. Melting ice-caps, the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the continually rising average temperatures, rising sea-level. Whether you believe that the the caps are going to melt in 50 years, or 500 years is irrelevant - there is clear evidence that its only getting worse at our current pace, therefore the logical conclusion is we should do something about it.
  3. You're not wrong that the time period that humans have been on earth has been minimal - but the impact we're leaving is beyond anything the planet has experienced before. The Anthropocene has seen more extinctions than any other period in the planet's history - this includes the Ice Ages, any meteor strikes and any other disaster faced by the planet. The temperature in the last 50 years has risen at a rate exponentially faster than during any other period in the Earth's history. Climate critics always fall back to the "the Earth has always naturally had changing climates" argument - and they're partially correct. The Earth's temperature has always shifted over millions of years - the problem is that the rate the planet's temperature is rising at directly correlates to the Industrial Revolution and the following evolution of green house gas technology by humans. So to pretend like we aren't impacting or doing damage to the planet is silly. Humans are resilient and we'll find a way to survive - as long as there is a rock beneath or feet. The problem is that I disagree with your last statement. I believe we can do irreparable harm to this planet long before it can wipe us out completely.
  4. This is almost as bad an argument as those people who say vaccines cause autism and when given irrefutable scientific evidence contrary to the point go on to talk about how they're just being bought off. There is an overwhelming amount of scientists (literally over 97% from most polls) who agree that climate change has been exasperated by human interference. This isn't just some random belief that spread - its backed by millions of pages of scientific evidence. Yet for some reason some of you would rather believe some bottom of the rack media outlet that its all made up.
  5. I always get a kick out of people who deny climate change with examples like "but it snowed at my house yesterday" or "we're going to be having an El Nina". There is a difference between weather, short-term weather patterns and long-term climate patterns. Even if El Nina does bring a cooler fall/winter than last year - we're still breaking records. Its August and we've already used up our emissions for the year that would have seen us work to limit the rising temperature to 1.5 degrees as the Paris Conference agreed to. But sure, if you think because it snowed at your house this year that means the overall average temperature of the planet is not rising exponentially faster than during any other period in the last 6 billion years this planet has existed - you go ahead and think you're smarter than all the scientists who have all the data and evidence.
  6. Okay Apollo, settle down.
  7. I'm not slick enough to be an Oiler fan. ^ That is how you create a proper pun.
  8. What's depressing is this pun is still better than the first one which wasn't really a pun at all, merely an ironic word choice.
  9. That was one of the most uninspiring puns I've ever read. I don't even think it qualifies as one.
  10. I don't think its realistic to expect Subban on the Canucks roster this season. The only time we MAY see him is if we are devastated by injuries on the back end again. Think about our defensive depth that currently rank ahead of him: Edler, Tanev, Hutton, Gudbranson, Sbisa, Tryamkin, Larsen, Pedan and Biega. That is nine players currently ahead of him on the depth chart - he is going to have to have one hell of a prospect camp to pass multiple players. Edit: Not to mention the fact that he is going to be playing with some high profile defensive prospects at training camp also trying to make a name for themselves in Stecher and Juolevi. Subban is going to have to play unreal if he wants any chance of seeing NHL ice-time this season.
  11. I don't see the need for a player like Shaw in our system. Extremely mediocre stats in all levels of his development - didn't even light up the QMJHL when he was there. We have a lot of developing prospects that want to fight for a spot on that fourth line and adding another player to the mix wouldn't help the situation. I would love to see Dorsett shipped out - but Shaw doesn't look like he's going anywhere fast and we may as well give Dorsett away for free. I'd rather see us trade Dorsett for some mid to late round picks and/or a B level prospect.
  12. So negative lately. Sheesh, you're turning into a Desi wannabe.
  13. Considering his strength was in his speed and tenacity - adding that much weight that fast could really hurt the part of his game that got him into the NHL. Its important to build muscle into your frame as you develop, but 25 pounds in a year could do more harm than good.
  14. Politics is an unfortunate business - it doesn't matter how good you are at your job and how many lives you improve, you'll always be hated by the time your career is over. Obama is one of the best leaders America has had in decades and most of them can't wait to get rid of him. Cameron was an excellent Prime Minister for Britain and will be painted as a villain. Quite a depressing career choice. By the time people realize how good they had it when these leaders were in power, they'll be dead.