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About X-PatLostInEdm

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  1. Yeah, I just checked and you're right. It was mainly Huddy. That's what I get for relying on meatware.
  2. You sure? I could've sworn it was Gregg. The point stands, though. Huddy wasn't exactly a scoring machine either.
  3. Well he's rockin' some Weber Lite, now. He might be going on a points diet.
  4. I think it's you who are seriously the best. You're doing the heavy lifting. The rest of us are just kibitzing. One final thought. If it turns out not to be medical/psychological, whatever, and she's just in a funk, maybe take her out and each donate a pint of blood. I know I always feel like I've done something important when I've done it. Then go out for a nice lunch to.. you know.. replenish your... umm... blood sugar... or something. Yeah, that works.
  5. I hear what you're saying, but you just can't assemble a pair like LaPointe and Savard anymore, which is basically what your ideal is and what the quoted post is pining for. (who am I kidding, it's everybody's ideal). The financials won't allow it for any length of time. But to answer my own question from about 5 pages ago. Orr's partner was Don Awrey. Coffey's was Randy Gregg. Awrey once went 153 games without scoring a goal. Gregg never cracked double digits on goals, save for one season. Both of them were top pair d on SC winners, one of them on a dynasty team. Neither of them ever got anywhere near a power play. Wasn't their job. And if I was going to minus you, which I didn't btw, it wouldn't be for expressing an opinion. It would be for using a thread title as clickbait. Not cool, man. Other than that, it's been fun.
  6. It's not just coaching, though. I mean, no amount of coaching is going to turn Tanev into Orr. We just don't have the firepower we used to, so the system has to adjust to limit damage. But even on a juggernaut team, Tanev's skills have a lot of value. Anybody remember who Orr's defence partner was? Paul Coffey's?
  7. Well, I think the OP is under valuing Tanev's passing, for a start. But that's as maybe. My main question for you would be if the coaching staff were pushing Tanev to carry the play more, and he wasn't doing it, why haven't they reduced his minutes? Or changed Elder's partner? To me, Tanev is doing exactly as instructed and he's very good at it. And so is Edler.
  8. I think this is where you're losing people. Being a rock defensively doesn't put increased pressure on your partner to produce offense. It allows your more offensively gifted partner to try and create because he can have confidence that if it all goes sideways, you've got his back and can handle the situation.
  9. I don't agree with all the flak Edler gets on this forum either. But is the answer to try and shift the "blame"onto other players? If you have a problem with Tanev's stay at home style, that's fine. But if you're using that to try and pump up your own guy, I really don't see a difference between you and the Elder haters.
  10. If the question was how much faith the fanbases had in the LEAGUE offices, I'd say we were in the right spot. But I also notice the bottom 5 on this list are all big markets or hockey-mad. More likely to have complainers.
  11. Just a heads up. When I was much younger, my sister just up and disappeared one day. We spent many years looking for her to no avail. She finally reconnected with us some 20 years later (and across the country) and it turned out that at the time she left she was just on-setting paranoid schizophrenia. We had no clue this was happening at the time. She seemed fine, just a little quirky. The reason I mention this is what your friend is saying, and what my sister told me about how she was feeling when she left, sounds eerily similar. Everyone hates her, plotting against her (taking turns). Not saying this is the same thing, and it probably isn't. Maybe the family are just jerks. I don't know. But it's another reason to be talking to a pro.
  12. Also, maybe find out the number of her local crisis line and text it to her next time you're talking. She may not want to phone them right away, but at least it will be ON HER PHONE if things deteriorate any further. Hopeful, it's not as serious as this but you just can't tell sometimes.
  13. That's what I told them! But, for some reason, they weren't buying that.
  14. Actually, Ontarians don't consider themselves to be "easterners". I lived in TO for a couple years and whenever I referred to them as such, I got corrected every single time. "this is CENTRAL Canada. EASTERN Canada is the Maritimes!" They have a point, but as soon as I figured out that it bugged them, that's when I really started to work it. The guys I hung with were a good bunch, though. They didn't like it, but they never took it personally.
  15. That brings up a thought. If a bench clearing brawl actually does happen under these rules, is the game cancelled due to everyone getting game misconducts? If the game was tied, do you settle it by having the goalies do the shootout on each other? Yes, I know that refs actually never hand out that many fighting majors during a bench brawl, so it would never come up. Just musing.