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  1. Omg thank you yes. This %100 percent.
  2. You equate socializing with a person that you think you are safe with to walking around the seediest part of town in the middle of the night. Again I'll ask, would it have been a bad idea for I to follow Kane home that night to check out his mansion and trophy case? No, because I'm a man and I have the privilege of not having to expect that I may be in danger. It's misogyny plain and simple.
  3. Absolutely %100 percent yes. In fact, even if she told him all night that they were going to have sex and that he took her home for that very purpose, If she changed her mind or if she was so intoxicated that she could not give consent it is a case of rape. If I, as a man was drinking at a bar with Patrick Kane and he invited me back to his place, I think I'd probably go. No one would question my judgment or my motives and if he raped me no one would claim that I was somehow to blame. This is a case of Male privilege and it is wrong
  4. I am reading some replies in this thread and just shaking my head. It really scares me that some people think that being drunk excuses a person for engaging in sex without consent of their partner. Or even that there is a grey area there. If consent was not given it IS rape. I'm also disturbed by the idea that this woman was somehow at fault by "putting herself in a situation" where this could happen. The very idea that being in a person's home at a late hour after drinking at a bar is somehow asking to be raped is preposterous. Really good article
  5. Oh really? I thought that I was reasonably articulate with my response. What part of it did you specifically have trouble understanding? I'd be happy to clarify my views for you.
  6. Which nhl players or folk have you met in person?

    I've only met two NHL players. The first was when I was a kid. We learned that Dennis Ververgaert lived a couple blocks from our school and being bold 10-12 year olds my friends and I knocked on his door. The kind gentleman let us all on and showed us his memorabilia and we all left with personalized autographed 8x10 glossy photos. I'll never forget it. The only other time was a couple years ago at an Abbotsford Heat game, my youngest son was approached by Ryan Walters between the 3rd period and OT. He told my son to get his skates on, that the team needs him for OT. He shook his hand and posed for a photo. As we walked away my son says to me "who the heck was that guy?"
  7. With the talent in the roster the Pens are dressing this season it is hard for me not to consider them a contender. A motivated Malkin and a lineup that stays relatively healthy going into the playoffs goes a long way though.
  8. These are tricky situations. On one hand I do believe that a person is innocent until proven guilty, however I also believe that it is important to support victims of sexual assault and rape for coming forward. Any negative attention this woman receives makes it harder for the next girl who is raped or assaulted by a high profile athlete or celebrity. It may seem contradictory but I say believe the victim and consider the accused innocent until proven guilty. The exact details of the case are likely far more complicated than the scenarios outlined by the folks in this thread. While I do understand false accusations have occurred and sometimes the falsely accused have been punished. I believe that assuming that a high profile, wealthy athlete would not engage in this type of behaviour because he could have any number of girls for sexual partners is a dangerous falasy. Rape very rarely occurs because a person can not find a suitable sexual partner. It is more often the result of a need for power and control over a partner or an extreme sense of entitlement. I find the behaviour repulsive and I believe that our over sexualized media and advertisement methods as well as the normalization of violent and misoganistic pornography and the availability of it to younger and younger audiences is creating these disturbed individuals. There are a number of studies done and being done on the effects of pornography on developing brains and difficult to reverse damage it does.
  9. Canucks surprise many by being competitive and fighting their way into a playoff position. Canuck rookies make an impact. More to come. Will edit later.
  10. Is this really so bad? How many teams are in this exact situation every season? Having to fight to make the playoffs and needing young players to step up is a recipe for passionate and entertaining hockey. While I can't say if the adjustments made by the Canucks management team are a step in the right direction or not. I do believe this is a longer term plan and that time will decide if GM-JB is wearing a halo or a noose.
  11. Wow! There is sure a lot of focus on the OP in this thread. I applaud your optimism OP. I personally think that if the community of Canucks fans were more positive, the team would actually do better. In fact if we were all a little more positive we would all probably live better lives. Lol.
  12. this post may have saved my life
  13. Burrows? Do We Really Need Him?

    an excellent occasion to resurrect this old favorite! glad to know Burr will be around at least 5 more years, easily one of my favorite Canucks of all time.