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  1. So the duo Lady Antebellum changed their name to Lady A out of respect for the racially sensitive nature of the antebellum period, which was when slavery was deeply ingrained in Southern culture.

    THEN, the duo turns around and sues a black blues performer named Anita White who has performed under the name Lady A. The duo wants the legal rights to the name and are willing to sue the lady to get the name. lives don't matter?

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    2. Tre Mac

      Tre Mac

      "That's some white privilege" - The Real Lady A

    3. NUCKER67


      They're not fooling anyone. We know what the A stands for.  

    4. stawns


      and The Dixie Chicks are now The Chicks

  2. Anybody know why Tyler Madden wasn't dressed for Northeastern tonight?

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    2. Alflives



      is that the next Bond movie?  

    3. Nuxfanabroad


      More likely my fave power pop 70's band!

    4. #Canucks


      Get better soon Madden!

  3.  Sunday night: Chicago HEALTHY scratching Seabrook ($6.875 million, four more years after this) and Smith ($3.259 million, one more year after this)

    $10.125 million, or 12.4% of Chicago's cap is sitting in the press box.

    Edit: Also, Ottawa has healthy scratched Bobby Ryan ($7,250 million for two more years after this) on Sunday afternoon.

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    2. mpt


      Sounds like JB and Erickson

    3. goog16


      You know the NHL will turn a blind eye to cap recapture  when he gets injured in the pressbox...

    4. coastal.view


      cap recapture does not apply to current contracts

      it only applies to luongo type contracts


      seabrook is on an 8 year deal where the lowest annual payment is 50% of the value of the highest paid year

      it is not a back diving contract designed to circumvent the salary cap


      all they need to do is get a doc to support an ltir claim for him :frantic:

      and then trade him to the leafs or sens who seem to like to hoard these sorts of medically unfit players

  4. Say Vancouver wins second or third pick in the lottery. Would you trade Horvat to get the number one spot for Jack Hughes? Keeping in mind that Hughes is a natural centre, thus creating a logjam at that position with Petey and Bo. Not enough ice time for three top end guys.

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    2. CanuckinEdm


      But what about the extra 30-40 points? Like I said Horvat is a fair contract but not a bargain. McKinnon is a 90-100 point guy, Horvat is 60-70 (maybe a bit better with a winger) 

    3. NewbieCanuckFan


      ^ Hence why his contract is around $800K less and no NTC clause.  McKinnon also gets about a minute of ES more per game than Horvat  (also a bit more power play time and less PK duty).  I'm not saying Horvat is the better player (only again, the gap isn't as huge).  

    4. ReggieBush


      No chance on the god given earth I make that trade. Move Hughes to the wing.

  5. Why Mitch Eliot and dot Matt Brassard? Can anybody with first hand knowledge enlighten us? Thanks.

    1. Quantum


      The Canucks still have the contract space to ink Brassard to a deal. However, from what I've read, there's been concerns about Brassard's skating. Whereas Eliot's skating is a strength of his, it's a weakness for Brassard and there's a worry he may not overcome his skating woes to make an NHL impact. It's why guys like Tate Olson, Carl Neill, and Cole Candella weren't signed in the past (also, those 3 guys were a bit one note as hockey players)...


      With that said, I'm of the opinion that Brassard is worth signing. With Sautner (and Juolevi) likely to graduate to the NHL next season, having more defensive prospect depth in Utica is going to be a good thing. Brassard has shown flashes of being a legit prospect and I could see him inking an ELC elsewhere if he's not signed by us.

    2. Curmudgeon


      Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for.

  6. i hear you lad, winters aren't much fun anymore...i coached hockey for many years so that helped get through winters easier....since my wife died 6 years ago, i find that the only thing keeping me in smithers is my son, grandson and a lot of good arthritic back has given me pain for a lot of years and will for the rest of my life...have you heard of spine med clinic in prince george?

  7. wow, another older type fellow on these 72, i think i'm the oldest..i remember the six team league and listening to foster hewitt on the radio...i got to meet and play some ball with andy bathgate and larry popein...they lived in our neighborhood...i remember the donneybrooks between the canucks and newwestminster....crazy hockey...welcome lad,