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About SamJamIam

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  1. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Time for Pettersson to go tear up the AHL and I know he will. Know how I know this? EPs nickname is Alien. Guess what the Comets' mascot is?
  2. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    What I love is the fact that, in cutting to the net he contacts the Skelleftea defender...and just keeps going. The kid is sturdy on his skates!
  3. If we had such an excess of these guys, Sutter would not be relied on so heavily. This issue is quality not quantity. We only have so many roster spots so we need some very good defensive players to take the burden off our best offensive players. The latter are coming with Dahlen and Pettersson joining Brock, Goldy, Horvat and Baer.
  4. We are absolutely desperate for these sort of guys too. Sutter is given the hardest minutes in the league of any forward. He needs as much help as he can get. Guys like Gaunce and Motte are a lot more valuable than some give credit for.
  5. Kole Lind | RW

    Agreed on all points but I was half-joking. I was more pointing out that the criticisms of LInd are the criticisms of almost every junior player with offensive skill.
  6. Kole Lind | RW

    So basically he's Goldobin before we picked him up?
  7. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    Yeah I don't think Benning was gonna say "This kid's gonna break a U20 record that's stood since the mid 70s." haha
  8. Lukas Jasek | RW

    Ew...Pratt. talk about a pundit worth no one's time.
  9. Lukas Jasek | RW

    The most compelling thing about Jasek is that he was so screwed over by Trinec and has essentially been biding his time until now. It's hard to stay motivated when you miss a major opportunity for development because your GM is a dick but he's kept with it. I suspect he is going to learn a lot and take every chance he is given in Utica.
  10. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    If we can turn Persson into another Leipsic I am so sold on this idea
  11. Petrus Palmu | RW/LW

    Jeezlus, the guy is an absolute unit!
  12. There absolutely is a cycle. I just meant that the cycle is not what makes real estate a good investment. The fact that there is long term upward price pressure due to increased demand is. How much demand is an ebb and flow though.
  13. Agreed though I wouldn't call it cyclical. The reason real estate here is a good investment is because there is no reason to leave (unlike some rust belt down) and world population keeps going up. More people means more space needed and more demand for real estate worldwide.
  14. Well let's think it through. For homeowners: already built real estate would lose value. Folks who sat on their homes thinking the value would continue to go up or bought into the market late will be paying off mortgages significantly larger than the value of their homes. However mortgage interest rates and property taxes would also go down helping them with their monthly payments. For the economy as a whole and Canadian government: GDP growth would take a hit, mostly in BC and Toronto which would mean less jobs building real estate so unemployment would go up. This would mean Canada's Debt to GDP ratio would go up. However just like mortgages above, this would be offset by a drop in interest rates. So we would have more debt relative to GDP but it would cost less to pay that debt. A more useful metric for avoiding insolvency at the government level is debt service (interest plus payback of the debt) to GDP ratio which would hold steady and avoid the need for serious cuts. There is a downside here, related to what I discussed earlier about the value of debt. If we have more debt to GDP, it would not require deep spending cuts but it would mean the government would have to focus on lowering its debt to GDP before being able to take out much more debt. Without being able to take out more debt to reinvest in the economy, GDP growth in the long term would slow, all other things being equal. For people who live in cities where there has been a real estate boom: With cheaper real estate values, offering more rental units becomes compelling for landlords because there is less benefit to trying to sell a much cheaper home. Rental availability increases, foreign speculators leave the market and cost of living drops dramatically. Winners: Renters, people living in big cities. Losers: Real estate developers, construction workers, speculators, and residents of smaller cities and more rural areas who are mostly unaffected except by the long term reduced GDP growth.