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  1. I'm kinda thankful for NHL officiating after hearing about MLB's officiating today.  It's appalling that Angel Hernandez still has a job, never mind working playoff games.

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    2. HerrDrFunk

      HerrDrFunk

      Wait, MLB doesn't have a say in whether someone can be an umpire or not? How does that work?

    3. Undrafted

      Undrafted

      From what I've read, it's part of the MLB's CBA with the umpire union.  After X amount of years of service, umpires achieve a "tenure" status that prevents them from being dismissed.  So if an umpire keeps his job at the major-league level for a certain period of time, he essentially has a job for life

    4. -AJ-

      -AJ-

      How Stephane Auger wasn't fired after the brutal Burrows game is beyond me.

  2. Wow, Jumbo Joe shaved his beard off :shock:

     

    Some screencaps from the TSN report:

     

    image.png.765bc580429f8eb4b0ba5bb7fdf5a48d.png

     

    This next part made me LMFAO, tho:

     

    image.png.0f534733c2a98d8affd8d2bfec74b671.png

     

    Admittedly, I can sympathize with his 5yo :lol:

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    2. NewbieCanuckFan

      NewbieCanuckFan

      Alf shaved his legs...:o

    3. Undrafted

      Undrafted

      What I find amusing is the gender divide over it:

       

      female reaction: "Wow, he looks 20 years younger" or "He looks so much better now"

       

      male reaction: "Aw, man, hope he grows it back"

       

      The last time I shaved MY beard off, it was over 20 years at the behest of a woman.  Will NEVER do that again.

    4. Alflives

      Alflives

      Joe does look a lot different now, that’s for sure.  Maybe he will be faster now too, because of losing 10 pounds?

      My wife likes my fur, and all the scars of life that define me.  

      Why do some guys shave their fur?  

  3. Q: Does anyone know what the CBA rules are on cap recapture and buyouts?  Just wondering what would happen if FLA bought out Luongo

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    2. Art Vandelay

      Art Vandelay

      That CBA doesn’t specify what you just claimed. Yes, Luongo wouldn’t have an “active” long term contract, (thus agreeing with you) but the cap hit certainly is active... which is lower than it should have been thus circumventing the cap. Exactly the reason why the league put in this clause in the CBA.

       

      I remember a report from 2013, where Nonis asked the NHL about this specific scenario when deliberating acquiring Luongo. The league told Nonis, that the recapture penalty wouldn’t be affected. 

       

      There is a pretty obvious way to circumvent the cap if your allowed to avoid recapture penalties by “paying” for other teams to buyout a retiring player. The league won’t allow that, and they have the authority to stop it. 

    3. Undrafted

      Undrafted

      Had insomnia, so I did some poking around and it turns out @mll is right: a buyout does eliminate the cap recapture penalty.

       

      There's precedent to confirm this: When NYR bought out Brad Richards's 9-yr deal (signed in 2011), they were spared from any cap recapture penalties related to that contract.  If that were not the case, NYR would've been hit hard from the cap recapture from that deal and they do not currently have any cap space taken up from Richards's contract, either from the buyout or from any penalty applied (at least, according to CapFriendly)

       

      I think the difference is that a contract buyout is considered equivalent to 'completing' the contract.

       

      As for FLA and Luongo, it's also true that there's little benefit to FLA in buying out Luongo, either financially or in regards to his cap hit, so it's an unlikely scenario to begin with

    4. Art Vandelay

      Art Vandelay

      That was a compliance buyout... I’m not saying you are wrong but giving a team a recapture penalty would defeat the purpose of a compliance buyout.

  4. Been watching Manziel's CFL debut.  Never saw him play before today.  In spite of the score and the 4 picks in one half, I can see the kind of skill he has.  That said, there's no way they should've started him after just four practices and a week and a half with MTL

     

    Edit: just wanted to add that the Als are a horribly awful football team.  Yikes.

    1. Twilight Sparkle

      Twilight Sparkle

      The als suck lol

    2. 6string

      6string

      I've been following JM, he's in a real good place now ( mentally ) his dark days are gone. I expect by seasons end he will be the talk of the league.

  5. Probably the best thing I've seen in a long while...

     

     

    And I'm not even a Zeppelin fan

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    2. Alflives

      Alflives

      @VanGnome

      another very young drummer:

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    3. Undrafted

      Undrafted

      LOL, did the Partridge family kid even actually play drums?  I mean, that kit isn't even set up properly

    4. NUCKER67

      NUCKER67

      She is crazy talented. Her timing is pretty impeccable, I can't believe how well she uses the pedal, holy crap. Including all of the cowbell parts was awesome. And it looks like she's having a blast. I felt happy for her watching it because she was really having fun. Amazing.  

  6. Had the weirdest dream...

     

    I'm at work and the Canucks are picking *first overall* in the draft on TV and they pick... Markus Naslund's younger brother???  :blink:

     

    And in my dream, I go apoplectic because Naslund's brother is like a 4th-rounder.  And my sister's ex-BF from over a decade ago is there laughing at my reaction to it.

     

    Anyway, thought I'd throw that out there for people's amusement

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    2. Tortorella's Rant

      Tortorella's Rant

      Dreams are weird; your mind running wild

    3. NHL'er

      NHL'er

      For some reason I really appreciated you sharing that. Cheers haha 

    4. Alflives

      Alflives

      I have extra medication; you clearly need some.  :o

  7. Been listening to this song a lot this week since the Sedins announced their retirement...

     

     

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  8. With today's news of the twins retirement, it looks like I literally picked a bad week to quit smoking (after 40 years)

    1. AshleyVelea

      AshleyVelea

      Don't make an excuse to have a smoke. Keep going. The week I quit was one of the worst weeks of my life. Keep going!!

  9. I love hockey stories like this one:

     

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/jets-game-isabelle-mccaffrey-1.4594719

     

    Hockey fans are the best ::D

    1. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      thats really nice, and a very Winnipeg story too. 

    2. -Vintage Canuck-

      -Vintage Canuck-

      That is awesome. I enjoy reading feel-good stories, especially in a time where a lot of news stories, not necessarily in sports, are full of negativity and hatred.

  10. I would dearly love to know how the Canucks compare to other teams on the injury front.  It seems the only real source of info on this is a pay-site called ManGamesLost and they want $300US per season--that's more than I pay for GCL

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    2. Undrafted

      Undrafted

      Well, I guess I'd like to know how much perception matches up to reality.  ManGamesLost apparently provides a bunch of injury fancy-stats to justify their price, but I can't believe that even basic numbers like man-games-lost/team aren't posted anywhere (and I have tried looking)

    3. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      if you've got twitter usually guys like Ryan Biech are good at tracking and answering this sort of thing  

    4. Undrafted

      Undrafted

      LOL, I'm like Shorthouse: I don't do social media.  Never had an account with Facebook or Twitter or anything else.

  11. LOL, friend sent me this: image.png.1fc1f1d154adb2bc9fb2c161947429f1.png

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    2. Undrafted

      Undrafted

      Actually, most of the terminology in that graphic is just metal-specific jargon, so I don't know if it's really all that much about being smart or musically literate.  Just a matter of being into that kind of music

    3. Alflives

      Alflives

      Maybe @Warhippy will get the jargon?  His little picture guy is a rocker.

       

    4. Undrafted

      Undrafted

      You'd have to ask him, but rockers aren't necessarily metalheads or metal fans

  12. Bring back, bring back, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me...

  13. Happy Lunar New Year to those who celebrate it :)  新年快樂, 恭喜發財

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    2. Green Building

      Green Building

      @Drive-By Body Pierce Oh ok, ok, I gotcha. I've only put egg in a couple times, it's certainly not a common thing, and lobster mushrooms, not lobster ;) 

       

      It was a Ukrainian guy at a borscht festival who converted me to dried mushrooms. He claimed his light and smooth blended borscht flavoured with dried mushrooms is part of his annual family 10 course Christmas feast. It was the best of 16 that I tasted that day.  

    3. Green Building

      Green Building

      Apologies to @Undrafted for completely hijacking the Lunar New Year chat.

    4. Drive-By Body Pierce