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  1. I've actually studied modern art history (took a full credit university-level course back in the early 90s), so I understand *some* of the valuations attributed to classic works like paintings by Rothko, Pollock, Picasso and others. In the case of these older abstract paintings, the value is in their place in history and knowing the historical context also helps when understanding what these artists were attempting to do. Those works were painted during the tail end of "modernism", which had an established set of values that began as far back as the mid-19th century when painters
  2. Except these aren't school-aged kids I'm talking about, these are supposed adults in their 20s.
  3. Only two days in to having mandatory face coverings on transit and I'm already seeing an ugly trend: young people getting on the bus with their mask on, and then pushing the mask down under their chin or letting it hang off of one ear as soon as they sit down.
  4. 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


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

    3. 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-


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

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


    Some screencaps from the TSN report:




    This next part made me LMFAO, tho:




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

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    2. NewbieCanuckFan


      Alf shaved his legs...:o

    3. 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


      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?  

  6. 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


      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.

  7. 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


      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.

  8. 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



      another very young drummer:


    3. Undrafted


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

    4. 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.  

  9. 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


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

    4. Alflives


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

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




  11. 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


      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!!

  12. I love hockey stories like this one:




    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.

  13. 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


      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


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

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