Everything posted by Roger Neilsons Towel
Ermagerd! I haz ideaz furr hoky 2. We shud trad higginz furr furst rund picccc!!!! Duh Benningz so eazzzzie!!!
But my opinion on the Gudbranson trade is too important to post in the trade thread. It needs it's own topic!
<Audio> Watters: Canucks stole the 'heart' of the Florida defence
<Audio> Jim Benning - We knew we needed to pay a steep price.
Beer tastes better on Friday
Prayers go out to all the people of Fort Mac. Canada stands with you.
Maaan... Benning is absolutely KILLING it right now!
Okay boys and girls, it's Draft Lottery Eve! I can't wait 'til we all get to open our present!
Boss just announced he is leaving early today. What a coincidence. So am I.
Life is all about perspective. The sinking of the Titanic was a miracle to the lobsters in the ship's kitchen.
Pretty sure they built her in Belfast, & no one wanted to even speak of that for generations.
Finally came to terms with it, & built a Titanic museum there, I read a few yrs back.
Seems to have become the ultimate sporting-metaphor.
Perhaps the best symbol for humanity's arrogance, in terms of hasty, unfettered industrialization.
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It's finally FRIDAY!!!
My work day usually consists of: 50% CDC, 30% Talking to Coworkers, 10% Breaks, 10% Actually working hard to make up for the other 90% of the day I spent slacking...
I'm glad I learned about parallelograms in school instead of how to do taxes. It's really come in handy this parallelogram season.
Other things you become a full fledged adult without being mandatorily taught in schools:
-How money works
-How to make/build a resume
-How to budget
-How to survive in your local environment for three days without help
Honestly, schools don't teach the basics of life and falsely assume that will be taught by outside influences. They're mistaken, and IMHO the complete focus on education should be changed from creating workers to creating citizens.
I think we still live in an antiquated mindset with regards to education, that your high school will be your only set for a large part of the population before you go get a job for life. That doesn't happen anymore.
Our current market in Canada has 80% of people pursuing secondary education at some point and often later in life, as well as multiple different times. People now are more likely to have 3-4 distinct career changed throughout life, and we have no idea what age this generation of school aged children will live to our retire at. The basic fundamentals have changed IMO.
Yes to literacy, basic maths, science and history. That should remain. But what we need to add is a contextual and applied approach to the execution in f that knowledge.
Literacy? Also read legal docs, resumes, the Charter, as well as Shakespeare. Maths? Also do taxes, budgets, and accounting. Science? Do local biology, nutrition, intense first aid, household chemistry. History? Make it living...it needs to be hands on.
And bs it should all be done every year and re-inforced. All other job skills can be learned after adulthood and chosen by the individual.
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I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather... Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Potential 2016-2017 Canucks Lines
(Extras: Granlund or Vey, Gaunce)
(Extras: Pedan, Larsen)
-McCann to Utica where he can develop.
-Hamhuis only if he signs for hometown discount to mentor the kids.
-Still leaves us with too many players and some decisions to make. A good problem to have.
-Would love to trade Edler if he would waive.
-Where would our Draft Pick slot in?
-Trade Miller? Would he waive? Would there be interest?
-Trade Burrows or keep him to mentor the kids?
What are your thoughts?
If the Canucks could pick in the Top 3 at the Draft, that would make me so happy.
Based on my limited understanding of the proposed expansion draft rules, here is a list of the players I believe we would and should need to protect (If I have made an error with the rules, please correct me so I can update the list):
Horvat (3rd year)
Baertschi (3rd year)
Granlund (3rd year)
Vey (has made improvements, asset worth protecting IMO)
The following players would NOT need to be protected because of their expansion draft ineligibility at proposed time of expansion draft, and under the proposed rules:
Left Unprotected/ Eligible for Expansion Draft:
Miller (not our goaltender of the future)
Hamhuis (UFA - may not be resigned anyway)
Burrows (has been great for this organization but potentially time to move on)
Vrbata (UFA - won't be resigned)
Dorsett (out of protected spots)
Biega (out of protected spots)
Grenier (out of protected spots)
Kenins (out of protected spots)
Fedun (out of protected spots)
Zalewski (out of protected spots)
Labate (3rd year)
Blomstrand (3rd year)
Cederholm (3rd year)
NTC = No Trade Clause (These are eligible for the expansion draft under the current proposed rules)
MNTC = Modified No Trade Clause (eligible for expansion draft)
NMC = No Movement Clause (NOT eligible for expansion draft and are therefore exempt)
ELC = Entry Level Contract (NOT eligible for expansion draft and are therefore exempt)