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  1. March 1: brutal collapse wastes 3 pt nights for Elias Pettersson & JT Miller
  2. Norman only delayed the largess Also nice election goody held out as an carrot to Quebec. Forget about fired women, falsely accused Vice-Admirals, political donations from SNC, political interference in justice - let's instead have Canadians happy that Trudeau will be writing cheques up until the election. Be a Liberal friend, get rewarded! From the outside, is a big "wow" I hope you in Canada are smarter than this. Canada to spend $15.7B on new coast guard ships, Trudeau says Peter Zimonjic, Andrew Davidson · CBC News · Posted: May 22, 2019 12:59 PM ET | Last Updated: 16 minutes ago Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chats with members of the Canadian Coast Guard in Vancouver after announcing that his government will spend $15.7 billion renewing Canada's Coast Guard fleet with 18 new ships. (Ben Nelms/CBC) Canada plans to build up to 18 new coast guard ships at a cost of $15.7 billion in an effort to renew Canada's Coast Guard fleet, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday. U p to 16 of the ships will be constructed in a fleet renewal project anchored in Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards. Two others — Arctic patrol ships that will be modified for the Canadian Coast Guard — will be built at Irving Shipyards in Nova Scotia. "Canadians deserve better than to have this fleet rust out," Trudeau said during his visit to Vancouver. "This fleet renewal is going to create jobs in everything from ship design and engineering to construction, welding and inspection while strengthening this world class Canadian industry." Trudeau also announced the government is launching a competitive process for the design of a new class of smaller ships. The mid-shore multi-mission ship will work with the large fleet in shallow areas and perform some science activities. A plan to refit and extend the life of existing vessels at shipyards across the country will cost up to $2 billion. Aside from the shipbuilding plan, the federal government is providing an additional $351.3 million to enhance capacity of the coast guard, strengthen management and oversight and promote a greener way of doing business. Coast guard struggling to help with rescues, Arctic resupply due to old fleet After years of missteps, Canadian military officials hope procurement now on track According to a government statement, the $15.7 billion figure is an "early estimate" of the cost for construction, support, infrastructure, project management and cost overruns, or contingency funding. The costs of each ship will be announced, the government said, after contract negotiations have been completed. The 16 multi-purpose vessels will be used for light icebreaking, environmental response and search and rescue while the two new Arctic and offshore patrol ships will perform duties further offshore. The federal government is also launching a competitive process to add a third Canadian shipyard as a partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Davie as the third shipyard? Because of the renewal of the coast guard and new navy investments, Trudeau said Canada will need more that two shipyards to get the job done. Trudeau said the bidding process for the new yard will be open, although he and one of his one of his ministers seemed to suggest that the Davie shipyard in Quebec has an opportunity to win the contract. CBC News Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Davie becoming the third shipyard. WATCH 00:00 00:47 'We recognize that it’s an opportunity for Davie to apply to become that third shipbuilding facility because there will be a tremendous amount of work in the coming years,' Trudeau said. 0:47 "We recognize that it's an opportunity for Davie to apply to become that third shipbuilding facility because there will be a tremendous amount of work in the coming years for workers in our shipbuilding industry right across the country from coast, to coast, to coast," Trudeau said. Quebec MP Jean-Yves Duclos, the minister of families, children and social development, echoed Trudeau's announcement in Quai de la Reine, Que., on Wednesday. He said Quebec-based shipbuilder Chantier Davie Canada Inc. "will have the opportunity to demonstrate its competitive advantages in terms of talent and ambition" for the third shipyard bid. "This is a great news for all of Quebec, for our region, for our workers and for the entire Quebec shipbuilding industry," Duclos said in a campaign-style appearance with coast guard personnel. "I am very confident with Joel Lightbound [the MP for Louis-Hebert] that Davie will be able to get the status of third partner." CBC News Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on Liberal shipbuilding plan WATCH 00:00 00:33 'This government has shown time and time again that it is just completely incapable of managing our procurement system for our forces.' 0:33 Asked about the shipbuilding announcement, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer told reporters that the Liberal government has a track record of failing when it comes to procurement and he has little faith this renewal would be any different. "One thing is clear to Canadians that this government does not have the capability to manage a procurement system in Canada for our armed forces," Scheer said.
  3. Tryamkins next KHL playoff game is Sunday March 8 at 3:30 am pst. His team Avtomobilist, up against being eliminated being down 3 - 0 in the series against Sibir. All week some of us have been watching him play on this live feed, there is no fee, no sign ups,. Just clicking on the link has taken us straight into the live feed. So if your coming in late from a night out, you might be primed to watch... peace and good will https://skorlive.com/icehockey
  4. February 1: Quinn Hughes takes over NHL Rookie scoring lead with 2 goals in Canucks win
  5. Hope this is not old news, just saw an article in a newsletter from the publication Fast Company. Below is the first paragraph of that story for information. If interested you can read the full story at Fast Company's Compass newsletter. Please forgive this techno-illiterate for not attaching a direct link to the published article. Free public transit, what a concept. In 2021, Seattle will have a new hockey team. And when hockey fans head to a game at the new arena where the team will play, they could choose to sit in some traffic on the freeway and pay for parking downtown, or they could hop on a bus or light rail—completely free of charge. NHL Seattle (the team doesn’t have a name yet) will be the third sports franchise in the country to offer free public transit to those going to games, as a way to ease traffic congestion in the city, increase access for fans, and do something good for the environment.
  6. Report: Police investigating Gritty for allegedly punching 13-year-old https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2872645-flyers-mascot-gritty-investigated-for-allegedly-punching-13-year-old-boy Looks innocent to me
  7. January 1: vote Quinn Hughes into the All Star Game, ringing in 2020 in the hospital
  8. https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/1920792 IIHF president Rene Fasel has set a deadline for the NHL to decide whether or not the league will participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Speaking at the closing press conference at the world juniors Sunday, Fasel said he needs a decision from commissioner Gary Bettman by the end of August, according to The Canadian Press. "We would like to have a decision as early as possible if they're coming to Beijing - 'Yes' or 'No,"' Fasel said. "In Pyeongchang, there was a late 'No.' Especially the North American teams, U.S. and Canada, had some problems to find the players and to build up a good team." The NHL informed the IIHF that it wouldn't be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang 10 months prior to the event. It marked the first time since 1998 that the league didn't send its players to the Winter Games. In November, Bettman remained resistant to the idea of sending players to the Olympics, saying participation is "incredibly disruptive" to the NHL season. However, Fasel believes there's no greater stage for the game of hockey. "The first mission is to promote the game of ice hockey," Fasel said. "The Olympic Games is the unique platform we can use, especially in Asia, with the best on best. Asia is two-thirds of the population. I consider Gary a smart person. "He's smart. At the end, he will come ... I hope." There hasn't been a best-on-best international hockey tournament since the World Cup in 2016. The NHL said in December that a proposed World Cup in 2021 won't work, but the league is aiming to hold one in 2024.
  9. https://neutralzonetrap.net/2019/09/17/the-all-too-early-2022-team-canada-olympic-team-prediction/
  10. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-canuck-financial-advisor-lawsuit-1.5357298?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar Kind of interesting insight into the financial woes of professional sports players. Not sure who is playing the innocent one here, but I naturally assume the financial advisor..
  11. https://www.nhl.com/news/senators-to-retire-chris-phillips-no-4/c-309786400
  12. Now Cmon, this could happen in hockey on a weekly basis.. But BaseBall gets front page news?? 90 mph fastball to face. Might happen once every 5 years. Braves player Charlie Culberson was hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/15/us/braves-culberson-pitch-face-baseball/index.html
  13. Shekky

    Vancouver Titans

    I Follow Overwatch League and am super stoked for the upcoming season how many of you follow the Overwatch League? I am really happy they secured the best team outside of Overwatch league https://dotesports.com/overwatch/news/new-overwatch-league-team-vancouver-titans-signs-former-runaway-roster-reveals-branding https://www.sportsnet.ca/more/titans-unveiled-vancouvers-overwatch-league-team/ Another Overwatch League has unveiled its new branding and colors. Vancouver Titans is the official name for the Canadian Overwatch League team, the organization announced today. Owned by Aquilini Group, the ownership group for the Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Titans is the second Canadian team in the league. Roster details were announced during the second intermission of Vancouver Canucks’ NHL match against Dallas Stars. Kim “Haksal” Hyo-jong, Lee “Hooreg” Dong-eun, Lee “Stitch” Choong-hui, Park “Bumper” Sang-beom, Choi “JJANU” Hyeon-woo, Lee “Twilight” Ju-seok, Kim “SLIME” Sung-jun, and Seo Min-soo all joined Vancouver Titans from Overwatch Contenders Korea team RunAway. Former Element Mystic flex support Kim “Rapel” Jung rounds out the roster at nine players. Screengrab via Twitch.tv/Vancouver_OWL Vancouver Titans will share colors with the Canucks, wearing the iconic blue and green color scheme. The logo draws inspiration from the Pacific Northwest’s mythic monster, Bigfoot. Former San Francisco Shock analyst Harsha Bandi will also join Vancouver Titans for the Overwatch League’s 2019 season. The former RunAway roster earned first place in Overwatch Contenders Korea’s second 2018 season and placed second twice in OGN Overwatch Apex in 2017. The players in Vancouver’s Overwatch League expansion team are widely considered some of the best in Overwatch right now. Eight new expansion teams will join the Overwatch League when it begins on Feb. 14. Other expansion team branding already revealed includes Atlanta Reign, Toronto Defiant, Paris Eternal, Guangzhou Charge, Hangzhou Spark, and Chengdu Hunters. One team remains unannounced, though logos and team names were leaked in a Nov. 7 Reddit post. Washington, D.C. is the last team needed to reveal its branding. The eight new teams will join the 12 founding teams from the 2018 season.
  14. Doug Maclean @DougMaclean · 7m After covering the greatest game in the world for the past 10 years I won’t be returning to Sportsnet . Thanks to all hockey fans for your great support . To my colleagues, especially @RealKyper thanks for the help and friendships. #pei#florida#golf#book
  15. https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/1809731 Nick Foligno is disappointed so many of his now-former teammates chose to sign elsewhere this offseason. The Columbus Blue Jackets captain expressed regret after the club's high-profile free agents - particularly Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky - both opted to leave the organization this summer. "We did everything we possibly could to show them we're a legit team," Foligno told The Canadian Press. "In a way it was a surprise (they left), but it was their right. My thing is, you don't leave a good team to try to find another one. What we're building in Columbus, everyone is excited to be part of it. You want guys fully on board." Panarin and Bobrovsky both signed elsewhere as unrestricted free agents on July 1. The dynamic winger inked a reported seven-year, $81.5-million contract with the New York Rangers, while the veteran goaltender joined the Florida Panthers on a seven-year pact reportedly worth $70 million. Trade acquisition Matt Duchenealso left Columbus, agreeing to a seven-year, $56-million deal with the Nashville Predators. Foligno credited the trio's efforts with the Blue Jackets but still lamented their respective departures. "Had they dogged it or caused problems or not given it their best, then you have issues," he said. "But between Bob and (Panarin) and Matt, they all worked extremely hard. It's their choice to go. You don't agree with it, but you want guys that want to play in Columbus." Foligno has spent the last seven of his 12 NHL seasons with the Blue Jackets, who made the playoffs this past spring after adding pending UFAs Duchene and Ryan Dzingel before the trade deadline while keeping Panarin and Bobrovsky. Dzingel ultimately departed as well, signing a two-year, $6.75-million deal with the Carolina Hurricanes on July 12. Columbus pulled off a stunning first-round sweep of the heavily favored Tampa Bay Lightning before the Boston Bruins eliminated them in six games.
  16. Lots of things changing in the KHL.. first a 900m rubles salary cap (13.8m usd). In the meantime, the size of the box on the Barys Arena is changing from “European” to “Canadian”. That is, from 60x30 to 60x26
  17. July 1: Canucks sign free agents Tyler Myers, Jordie Benn, and Oscar Fantenberg
  18. Heard a little about this last week... thought I’d share this.. my apologies if it’s posted elsewhere..
  19. Finally as a non-western Canadian type, I may understand a bit better why some in BC continually criticize Alberta's oil industry yet those in Alberta call those people hypocrites. https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/nelson-hypocrisy-knows-no-bounds-in-climate-change-circles Hypocrisy knows no bounds in climate change circles CHRIS NELSON, FOR THE CALGARY HERALD Updated: July 4, 2019 Port Metro Vancouver is the largest coal shipper in North America. Columnist Chris Nelson ponders whether India could charge the B.C. city for its environmental impact. POSTMEDIA SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT Wonder if I can pick up a fat finder’s fee from some on-the-ball environmental law firm based in Mumbai, looking to pull in a cool billion bucks from the deep pockets of Vancouver city council? One per cent seems fair. Because that same B.C. outfit just voted to go after various oil companies — mostly based in Alberta, of course — for a hefty share of expected costs due to predicted climate change. They reckon a billion dollars would be reasonable compensation for future damages. So they can’t complain when cities across India return that favour and request similar big payouts, considering Vancouver is North America’s largest coal exporting port and the latest lucrative market for that environmentally nasty black stuff is — yep, you guessed it — India. Is it any wonder the saintly David Suzuki feels so at home in B.C., with his handful of fancy homes? That province ranks first, second and third in the hypocrisy Olympics, combining an endless bleating about the dangers of oil pipelines with a grubby cash grab from exporting coal. Because Vancouver didn’t get atop the exporting coal heap simply by flogging the megatonnes mined in B.C. and Alberta. Oh no, that wasn’t enough for them. Instead, they’re merrily, if somewhat sheepishly, importing massive amounts of this major carbon-emitting fuel from the United States. It seems mines in landlocked Montana and Wyoming have similar issues to Alberta in getting their product to overseas markets: they need co-operation from the two neighbouring states that have coastlines. But the environmental lobby in Oregon and Washington has blocked that route to potential Asian riches, thereby providing a golden opportunity for the Port of Vancouver to step in and offer a suitable export solution, one to be rewarded with sizable moolah. The nerve of these folk is absolutely stunning. It would make Justin Trudeau’s eyes water if they weren’t already in a state of perpetual liquidity. Vancouver was already exporting 36 million tonnes of coal a year — both the metallurgic and thermal kind — with China the major market. But they’ve landed India as well because the Aussies, once a major supplier, have reliability supply issues. So while we are intent on destroying our own energy industry in a move that won’t matter a jot to the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, we’ll simultaneously provide the coking coal allowing India to double its current steel production to 300 million tonnes by 2030. Imagine the extra global emissions arising from that. Oh, and how does this coal get to India? Is some Lotusland version of Star Trek’s Scotty beaming it there? Nope, it will go by big tanker ship — strange, as an increase in that type of vessel when carrying oil is deemed a destructive noise threat to the region’s orcas. Heck, I knew orcas were smart critters but never imagined they could see through tanker hulls so to reassure their collective pods there’s no need to worry about any racket from that one over there. No, kiddy killer whales, that ship’s only carrying coal. Anyhow the good people of India have every right to clean air and a stable climate as us lot so it seems only fair Vancouver shell out big time for sending dirty coal — both the Yanks’ and ours — enabling the subcontinent’s future CO2 emissions to explode. And India’s a big country with many cities. Maybe I’ll retire in style on all those future legal finders’ fees. Heck, with the proceeds, I could buy four luxury homes next door to David Suzuki’s various abodes. Nah, I prefer the clean smell of an 1,100-square-foot Calgary bungalow and the knowledge our household’s carbon footprint is tiny. Actions rather than words — wasn’t there once a popular saying along those lines? Maybe it never made it across the Rockies.