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  1. 25 minutes ago, erkayloomeh said:

    If I person is against getting the vaccine aren't they only putting themselves at risk but not others? 

    So I don't understand why someone would be fired or prevented from travel or anything 

    no, in our case its a caregiver for a vulnerable parent. However, we know this and are struggling with what to do because she's the only person who seems capable of getting a good response out of my wife's mom, who has dementia. 

  2. 1 minute ago, Bertuzzipunch said:

    I think its best to keep holtby till trade deadline. Personally think mikey will need about half a season to be ready for the show and probably could get a second rounder for holtby at the TDL.

    we could pick up someone like big save Dave on the cheap maybe? dunno, just spitballing.


    It would be great if Mikey was ready by Christmas, get him a few games in prior to the TDL. 

  3. 1 minute ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

    I don't know, just wondering would they wait like the rest of us, or would they just go to the US? 

    If he was going to the US on allowed travel for business anyway, he'd probably get it done on one of those trips. 

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  4. 3 minutes ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

    I was more hinting at the Aqua's using their pull as owners flying to the US to "Jump the queue" so to speak. 

    did Aqua do that? if I'm being honest tho, if I were a billionaire guy with my own jet, I would have done that too. 

  5. 4 minutes ago, Timråfan said:

    If a team that wants to be a real contender for the Cup wants Petey he’s worth 8.4 mill for them. And if it needs 4 first rounders they don’t care because they only got high first rounders. 
    Petey is a true winner and those is hard to find. 

    Petey's awesome. It would really suck to lose him to an offer sheet, but I wouldn't blame him its the CBA and these guys are the best in the world at what they do and have earned it. 


    But having said that, he seems pretty happy where he is. I would actually prefer we sign Petey as long term as possible, and if an offer sheet forced Bennings hand into a long term deal I'm just fine with that. 

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  6. 4 minutes ago, erkayloomeh said:

    I had forgotten about that. That's why my sister is so against the vaccine is the fetal tissue thing. 

    Again though, I don't think that's limited to the Christian community. 

    no its not. Thanks for the insight tho, I don't get the sense there's any room for talking the caregiver out of her position on it, particularly if she thinks she's fighting the good fight on some other issue. 


  7. 2 hours ago, Alflives said:

    If the mom is vaccinated then she’s safe, right?  Aren’t these vaccines pretty near 100% effective against serious Cov disease?

    Its the non vaccinated who are at serious risk, no?   

    for a while, but they lose their effectiveness over time. So there's a decision to be made soon. Its really hard on my wife, she's scared about covid but also worried about what happens if her mom doesn't respond to another caregiver, so you lose her to dementia that way instead of covid. 


    So what do you pick? quality of life, and risk covid, or not? 

  8. 1 hour ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

    I'll jump in.  I think it has something to do with this.  I've actually had someone bring this up in a debate I had with them a while back.  I brought up how the Catholic Church and others had said it was OK.  That didn't end well.  (Covid: Vatican says coronavirus vaccines 'morally acceptable')



    Conservatives confront moral dilemma of vaccines and treatments derived from fetal tissue cells

    Race against COVID-19 raises deep debate at the nexus of experiment, ethics.

    yeah I doubt that many of the newer denominations care what the pope says, sadly. 

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  9. 1 hour ago, erkayloomeh said:

    There are those in the Christian community who are against vaccination ( the more vocal ones) 

    And there are those who are not against it. (The ones you don't hear from)

    In my community and the circles that I work and hang with that are not Christian have alot against it as well.!!!!!  I'm not sure why you think it's only Christians because clearly it's not. 

    In those conversations that I have the general feeling that I get from those particular people (Christian or not) is that there is no trust anymore for our leaders.

    With the end times beliefs and prophecies that are in the Bible alot of the preachers are teaching we are near the end. They have alot of the Christian community scared and thinking there is an evil motive behind absolutely everything. 

    This is how it seems to me. 

    thanks E I appreciate the response. I don't think its just Christians, its just the personal situation we are in with a caregiver happens to be evangelical and I was wondering if there was any chance of having a discussion with her about reconsidering her choice. 


    I think if she's in the camp of the end times folks, I would hazard a guess its not worth the time. We'll likely have to replace her soon which is too bad, she's really good otherwise. 

  10. 13 minutes ago, Canuckster86 said:

    Get her to always wear a mask even after it is not mandatory. Just cause we get vaccinated doesn't mean we CAN'T get Covid or still spread it, something I think people are overlooking. It should only majorly affect the Covidiots who haven't or won' get the shot, they will be the ones in the hospital but in your case its $&!#ty knowing that the caregiver won't get it!


    Really wish we would push to make anti vacciners sign a document stating if they ever get Covid after NOT geting vaccinated you are liable for ALL medical expenses...That will either make this fools get the shot or go broke if we charge the same as the US does for hospital treatment. Hit them where it hurts the most, their bank accounts!!

    its a tough situation, when this caregiver isn't there my wife's mom basically retreats into a fog, sleeps 23 1/2 hours per day. When she is there, she's responsive, eats properly, remembers people, etc. Just something about the person brings her back. 


    We did get her mom vaccinated so thats at least in place. I'd just like to know what the hell is the issue, maybe we can find some sort of solution. 


  11. 5 minutes ago, MikeBossy said:

    100% agree - I used to be a card carrying member of the NDP. My issue with Liberals and NDP is they have similar ideas and beliefs but tend to split votes in elections which allows clowns like O'Toole to sneak in. I have always advocated for them to merge but the resistance I have seen tells me it will never happen. It's why right wing parties do so well - they will merge parties to avoid that scenario - look no farther than ol' Jason Kenney here in Albertabama and his merger with the Wild Rose party.

    yeah unite the right was a good idea by Harper, except its also their big weakness. It breeds really stupid governments. If AB had a snap election today Notley likely wins. 


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  12. 4 minutes ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

    Less money for churches, and private jets? 

    stop it, you're going to scare off erkay.


    I'd like to know the specific thing going on there. My wife's mom has dementia, and one of her caregivers is evangelical and won't get the vaccine. Its obviously a big problem for us, but the hard part is she's the only caregiver that her mom really responds well to now. 

  13. 1 minute ago, HighOnHockey said:

    Can't say I know a ton about the player, but doubt I'd be willing to give up 9th overall for him. Or is he better than I realize?


    sorry didn't mean to suggest the 9th oa for Foote, that would be bad. Maybe a player who doesn't need protection, Lockwood maybe? 


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    The interesting thing is, if you just look at the Vollman charts, you would think he's being under-utilized. He's heavily sheltered and is a strong positive corsi player. If he can get it out of the zone quickly, which he often does, he's fine. But if he has to spend any amount of time in his zone defending, he's in trouble. If you pair him with a pure stay-at-home shutdown defenseman, then you have to worry about teams attacking Hughes' side of the ice, and if it's not a guy who can move the puck well, they could end up spending more time in zone and could make matters worse. I think it would be better to try to find someone who can defend decently, but who can get up and down the ice with him, who can skate and defend through the neutral zone to prevent zone entries in the first place, and can also move the puck so Hughes has to spend as little time in his own zone as possible.

    that makes sense. So one of the bigger, but slow footed guys some people have been suggesting maybe isn't the best idea. 

  14. 9 minutes ago, NUCKER67 said:

    Seems there's a lot that needs to happen this off season:


    Petey and Hughes' contracts

    Expansion Draft




    the Draft


    Canucks need help in a few areas. I think the Top 6 is adequate with a healthy Pettersson, and maybe Podkolzin impresses and earns a spot. But the Bottom 6 is pretty poor. Eriksson, Roussel, Virtanen, Beagle, Ferland - all need to be gone, somehow.


    Hawryluk, Vesey, Edler, Sutter, Hamonic, Baertschi, Michaelis, Boyd all have contracts that expired. Which ones does Benning bring back? 


    The D is pretty bad too. Will Benning re-sign Edler and Hamonic? And if so, does that mean Juolevi and possibly Rathbone don't get a regular spot? Will Schmidt still be in a Canucks uniform on opening night?  I would prefer they re-sign Hamonic and add another (UFA) defensive Dman with size. Canucks need to be tougher to play against.


    Lots to do, and all is quiet.  

    Quiet for us as fans, but I bet there's a lot going on behind the scenes. Everyone has to wait for Seattle. That week between the ED and draft should be pretty darn interesting. 


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  15. 28 minutes ago, HighOnHockey said:

    Yeah unfortunately you're probably right about Cernak. We saw them give up a king's ransom for a solid player with a great contract in Blake Coleman. Cernak's contract right now is worth more than gold to them.

    our best bet might be trading for Foote, if he's not moved to Seattle to help Tampa clear cap which he probably will be. 

  16. 5 minutes ago, janisahockeynut said:

    Well, if he can improve, then that is great Jimmy, but if he needs to be sheltered.....not so much.


    I would think, the most fair way is to get him that big defensive Dman, who can help him............


    But as you know, his even strength - his pp was still a negetive last year, so...............................


    It is why when looking at Rathbone, I see potential to push Quinn.......................


    I love stars, but it is team that is my focus, and ultimately my true need to be better

    sure but how much of that is our coaching decisions? we're happy to let a lot of shots through. How much of that was Miller trying to do things himself? there's a lot of unpack in that negative number.


    All I know is the kid is an elite skater, and he's 'lil. His defensive ceiling is going to centre around him out-skating guys, not being a bull in a China shop. So given the path forward is also his main skill, I think he's got a good chance to at least be average defensively. 


    But you're correct, we do need some kind of stop-gap partner for him. Even if we get a great, and big, RHD in the 2nd round its going to take at least 2 seasons to get the guy here and he'll be rookie. 




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