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Everything posted by DrJockitch

  1. Not sure that is bandwagonning. You go in hopeful but as the mistakes pile up you get disillusioned. it is a very fair argument that Benning’s negatives have outweighed his positive.
  2. I would argue that we are pretty much that bad but the bag is silly since nobody can go to games. Don't need to wear the bag in living room. May help in bed room though.
  3. I think we need to really consider what the word persecution means here. Getting canceled from a TV show is not persecution.
  4. Any of the vets on expiring contracts should be fair game. GaudEtte has given us great value for where he was picked but have seen enough now that am comfortable trading him as part of a deal for a d or 3rd line centre. Jake just needs to find a new home. Best thing for him, best thing for club at this point.
  5. Yeah I think I put Benning out first.
  6. Our D has one player that was on it 2 years ago. The top 8 has 4 new players this year two of which are rookies. We lost the MVP of the last two years and nobody has stepped up yet. It takes a while to bring them together after such big changes and you never really know if it will work.
  7. Nice to see the rookies looking good. Joulevi got tripped by Yamamoto on the first goal. ‘I kept thinking man Gaudette is flying and his skating looks amazing before realizing it was Schmidt. He is so active. Hoglander got ripped off, he should have got assist on Bo’s goal.
  8. Genetic drift and natural selection tends to making viruses more virulent (infective) and less deadly. Just makes sense when your purpose is to reproduce yourself. The UK strain doesn't have appeared to have changed the spike protein in a way that should significantly reduce vaccine efficacy. There are also many more vaccines in development/testing. I believe Canada was participating in 14 different trials. Even if one doesn't work there are a number of candidates that probably would. Rapid uptake of an effective vaccine would be the best way to minimize the chance for furthe
  9. I am not sure how playing in Canada would work anyway. What if you make a trade. Player you acquired would have to quarantine for two weeks before could use. Creates an unfair advantage to the teams playing in areas that are not taking COVID seriously. Though Calgary would probably love it if the only team they could trade with was us. As a player I would be pissed if they said to me we are moving you to an area that is just overwhelmed with COVID instead of in the city you signed to play in.
  10. If someone decides to take the year off because of COVID it extends their contract a year under same terms. That is a worst case scenario for Louie.
  11. That’s a strong reaction to a fairly milquetoast statement.
  12. If Holtby’s mask is a problem then this is a problem. where is the line between honouring the local heritage and cultural appropriation? Do I have to be Spanish or French to paint in a cubist style? If I make tacos for dinner have I done something wrong? I don’t know where the line is anymore.
  13. I prefer letting the kids play but if we don’t sign another vet 3 of the 8 D we would typically carry would be rookies along with everyone on the taxi squad. We also would be playing the hell out of a second year man in Quinn.
  14. They also seem to be saying that because Biden won their votes don’t count and it isn’t fair. Funny way to look at it when your candidate lost the popular vote in both elections.
  15. I think it would be a lot of fun to just run seven game series against each team sequentially.
  16. I wrote about this in another thread but will try to repeat here. Your statement is both true and false depending on what you are studying and what your perspective is. When you look at the perspective of a health care worker that is in a high risk environment and are asking the question is this protecting the mask wearer than you are correct, a poorly fit mask may actually be harmful. An inappropriately fit mask will increase the rate of airflow through the gaps and may increase the risk of viral exposure. This is why health care professionals get fitted, tested and certified on N95 ma
  17. I am trying to be respectful here and if my question seems pejorative in any way it is not my intent. I often see these kind of statements and they exist on a spectrum about these shadowy figures playing the world as puppet masters. They go from fairly benign to full bore Q-Anon crazy. I am asking you because you started with something that sounded like it was going full bore nuts then rationalized with actual observation. When you picture someone sitting around deciding it is there game to bankrupt the world is it a standard right wing racially motivated George Soros kind of thing, is
  18. Wow, hockey talk. So pretty much confirmed the Ferland starts on LTIR. As far OJ pairing, Myers should be the answer IMO. I would run an elite top pairing, Edler-Rafferty and OJ-Myers. Two elite puck movers on first pairing. Mix of vet and rookies, Edler best defensive back up for Rafferty’s style and Myers and OJ should provide a decent mix of puck moving and D.
  19. Anti-masker should be pejorative. It is someone that is so callous that they don’t care that they are helping to kill people. If you are wearing your mask 24/7 as you are implying than you have misunderstood the mandate. You wear a mask when you are around people that have right not to be made sick by someone ignoring simple public health guidelines. You don’t need to wear you mask all day every day for nine months. You need to wear it in appropriate situations like wearing a balaclava while skiing. I would generally prefer a bicycle helmet when riding a bicycle but wouldn’t feel th
  20. The national anthem means I tuned in too early and will be back in a bit. I have been saying this for a long time, these aren’t national teams and there is no reason for the anthem anyway and certainly no reason for two. The teams are made up of Canadians, Russians, Swedes, Finns, Czechs, German, French, Swedish and American, maybe we should sing all those anthems instead. It is a silly tradition that has been causing more trouble than good over the last several years. We don’t sing the anthem at movies anymore. It is time to get rid of it in professional sports. I guess when you a
  21. 4. I don’t think you understood the point. When serious respiratory illnesses get tested they will likely get tested for COVID first. We are also much more likely to test for COVID than we would for someone that we suspect has the flu. That is for a myriad of reasons most prominent of ehicj]h is COVID is deadlier and more infective than the seasonal flu. What you get tested for does not determine what you have. 5. Yes, that is true and if anything the flu is delayed this year because of points 1-3. We don’t know if COVID will be an annual occurrence. There are a lot of undef
  22. I can take a stab at explaining this for you. 1. Social distancing and masks work even better for something that doesn’t have the incredible infectivity of COVID. 2. Flu shot uptake this year has been good. I have been telling patients all along that if you never got the flu shot before, this is the year. 3. Decreased travel particularly from Asia has decreased the seeding of the flu in NA. 4. Less people being tested for the flu because they go get tested for COVID when they get sick. There is a bias away from flu testing as the bias for COVID testing has taken over. 5. It
  23. There will be hockey. It may be a series of bubbles but the NHL and the players do not want to give back the TV money nor damage themselves as they go looking for a new TV deal. They both recognize that the loss of revenue will be shared between players and owners, they are just figuring out how much of the players losses are going to be this year vs the next few. At this point you would think the families of these players would rather live in a monitored bubble than with the general population of the US and to a much lesser degree Canada.
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