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  1. 48 minutes ago, BrockBoester said:

    So what we're to make of these tidbits, then, is that Sweden produces hockey cyborgs once every so often (equipped with the secret biotechnology mentioned above), and then programs them to worship Vancouver and the Canucks. Gradin, Naslund, Ohlund, the Sedins, Edler, Pettersson, and now Hoglander,

     

    This leads to them all coming here and forming a Swedish Hockey Cyborg Dynasty.

     

    Sounds like a good TV mini-series, at the very least.

     

    Could call it "Borgs on Ice"

     

    Edit: Just a quick google search has revealed to me that Borg means Castle in Swedish. Who knew?

     

    Double edit: Ew at glancing past the above image and seeing Petey's name next to the Devils logo in that re-draft scenario.

     

    um...nailed it?

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    4 hours ago, Fateless said:

    Gross. Hate Will Ferrell. Such a terrible one-dimensional actor.

     

    3 hours ago, luckylager said:

    Meh. He's a good comedian though.

     

    Not many comedians are decent character actors.

    Tom Hanks is the only good actor I can think of that started his career in comedy.

    Bill Murray and Dan Ackroid were OK actors.

     

     

     

    2 hours ago, IRR said:

    If you want to see a different side to his acting, try Stranger Than Fiction. Great acting / movie! 

     

    2 hours ago, Psycho_Path said:

    Was going to bring this up. He was great in that. It's not what I'd call a comedy.

     

    2 hours ago, IRR said:

    For sure! Drastically different than pretty much every film he’s done. 

     

    Watch "Everything Must Go". Will Farrell can act too.

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  3. Other researchers have studied more specifically why people listen to heavy metal, and whether it influences subsequent behavior. For people who are not fans of heavy metal, listening to the music seems to have a negative impact on well-being. In one study, non-fans who listened to classical music, heavy metal, self-selected music, or sat in silence following a stressor, experienced greater anxiety after listening to heavy metal. Listening to the other music or sitting in silence, meanwhile, showed a decrease in anxiety. Interestingly heart rate and respiration decreased over time for all conditions.

    Metalheads and headbangers

    Looking further into the differences between heavy metal fans and non-fans, research has shown that fans tend to be more open to new experiences, which manifests itself in preferring music that is intense, complex, and unconventional, alongside a negative attitude towards institutional authority. Some do have lower levels of self-esteem, however, and a need for uniqueness.

    One might conclude that this and other negative behaviors are the results of listening to heavy metal, but the same research suggests that it may be that listening to music is cathartic. Late adolescent/early adult fans also tend to have higher levels of depression and anxiety but it is not known whether the music attracts people with these characteristics or causes them.
    This shows a kid rocking out
     



  4. I first began to listen to heavy metal when I was 14 or 15 years old when my uncle recorded a ZZ Top album for me and I heard singles by AC/DC and Bon Jovi. After that, I voraciously read music magazines Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Metal Forces, and RAW, and checked out as many back catalogs of artists as I could. I also grew my hair (yes, I had a mullet … twice), wore a denim jacket with patches (thanks mum), and attended numerous concerts by established artists like Metallica and The Wildhearts, as well as local Bristol bands like Frozen Food.

    Over the years, there has been much research into the effects of heavy metal. I have used it as one of the conditions in my own studies exploring the impact of sound on performance. More specifically, I have used thrash metal (a fast and aggressive sub-genre of heavy metal) to compare music our participants liked and disliked (with metal being the music the did not enjoy). This research showed that listening to music you dislike, compared to music that you like, can impair spatial rotation(the ability to mentally rotate objects in your mind), and both liked and disliked music are equally damaging to short-term memory performance.



  5. Summary: Heavy metal music may have a bad reputation, but a new study reveals the music has positive mental health benefits for its fans.

    Source: The Conversation

    Due to its extreme sound and aggressive lyrics, heavy metal music is often associated with controversy. Among the genre’s most contentious moments, there have been instances of blasphemous merchandise, accusations of promoting suicide and blame for mass school shootings. Why, then, if it’s so “bad”, do so many people enjoy it? And does this music genre really have a negative effect on them?

    There are many reasons why people align themselves with genres of music. It may be to feel a sense of belonging, because they enjoy the sound, identify with the lyrical themes, or want to look and act a certain way. For me, as a quiet, introverted teenager, my love of heavy metal was probably a way to feel a little bit different to most people in my school who liked popular music and gain some internal confidence. Plus, I loved the sound of it.

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  6. 3 hours ago, Where's Wellwood said:

    How did the Canucks not realize that his skate profile wasn't optimal, or that it was at least strange, and not recommend a change? Assuming that this change will improve his play. Maybe, Petey is so good because he got so used to the same skate profile.

     



    “I liked the Quad Zero the best,” said Pettersson, and when asked if he will use it in the upcoming season, he smiled and then laughed. “It’s going to be a switch. It will be a switch today already.” 

     

    In Swedish to English translation, I read that as "&^@# yeah! Those were sick! I am not waiting for training camp, I am switching today!"

  7. 10 minutes ago, nergish said:

    I noticed his helmet looked more snug, less like a life-sized bobble head!

    The kid is an absolute beauty though. He looks incredible out there.

     

    I like when the amateur people who fuss over the minor details (like tape-jobs, equipment, edges, or whatever) meet with truly skilled athletes who don't know the small advantages those things can provide to their game.

     

    I know in a 1040 interview, Kevin Woodley mentioned that Markstrom never really cared to demo different pads, he just used what he knew.

    Last season you can literally point to the game he switched from Bauer to CCM as a turning point in his play. 

     

    Sometimes it really is that simple.

    Kevin Woodley is a phenomenal goalie coach/analyst!

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