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  1. Remember, we are talking about in 1.5 years from now. Who knows who will still be with us then; who knows how good Perogie will be. Maybe Kovalev will retire, maybe Ryder will be gone, maybe we will suffer a serious career ending injury up front. Just because we aren't clairvoyant doesn't mean we should close the door on the possibility.
  2. Sounds like sour grapes. I think that if he continues to improve, and he wants to come back, then we should give him a shot. He wasn't getting the opporunities he deserved -- he was given a lot less slack then some other players out there.
  3. This sums up Ekland perfectly. He is worse than a high school gossip, but obviously there are enough people with their ear to the ground on this. Because of his huge strike out percentage, I avoid his site. I much prefer spector, who posts rumours from more legitimate sources! I really don't get the McDonald Weight deal, unless the prospect their way is a diamond in the rough!
  4. It's got me here in Korea ... more of a cold than the flu, but it has been a week of sleeping, tv, hot drinks, and a stuffed nose. This game, however, is putting a smile back on my face!
  5. Got up in time for the second Koivu goal, and the AK46's goal! Good stuff so far. Prices sounds good .... just hope we can kill the Koivu penalty!
  6. Yeah, AnDre is the D-cup. BTW, whoever made it so that we cant write t1t anymore for his nickname is a certifiable prude. It's a joke ... lets get things in to perspective here.
  7. That's between Gainey and Koivu ... and apparently a few thousand garrulous fools! Keep spinning your wheels in aimless chatter If you talk about enough things often enough, eventually you will be right a few times; hope it makes you as happy as a broken clock!
  8. Whoever wrote this is any idiot who doesn't deserve a reasonable response. They should get off of their soap-box before writing if they expect to be taken seriously.
  9. Lil' #### with two points, and Halak with the SO. Also, Lapierre got two assists and the game's first star as well! http://www.hamiltonbulldogs.com/index.php?...lay&nid=659
  10. Just noticed: Flamboro Downs Workhorse of the Game: Ryan O’Byrne (1g, 0a, 1pt, +2, 2 shots) Good news!
  11. Dogs double up on the Griffs 6-3. Danis 42 saves for the win. Lil' #### with two points! Ferland with 2 goals. http://www.hamiltonbulldogs.com/index.php?...lay&nid=658
  12. Good game boys! Too bad the team didn't help Huet with the shutout late in the game. Way to go Begin and Huet
  13. I'd like to see us get a player who can fight, but not a pure goon. However, they seem to be a rare commodity, and we don't really have anything in the pipes for now ... so maybe we'll have to wait for some Gainey magic.
  14. http://canadiens.nhl.com/team/app/?service...rticleid=342541
  15. http://canadiens.nhl.com/team/app/?service...rticleid=342440
  16. Happy with the team so far, and most of the players ... although I think it is too early to be getting unhappy with certain players ... patience ... it is a long season, and some of those guys your happy about may go through a slump yet, while the ones your unhappy with may start lighting it up. In fact, the only thing I am unhappy with right now is the title of your thread ... can people please start being less ambiguous with their titles?!?
  17. Nice. JMMR seems like a reasonable person. I think that he will do a good job. Have fun JMMR!
  18. I think you misunderstand me. When we are talking about "racial profiling" and larger percents of certain populations being imprisoned, we aren't really talking about Canada. We're talking about the US. Although it may not be equal across the board, crime is spread much more evenly between cultures than it is in the US. Also, I wasn't talking about hand-outs from the government, but real shifts towards better education, less of a gap between the poor and the rich, etc. etc. These are the real issues ... not hand outs and such. Yes, Quebec has become way more racist recently. Also, it isn't about the minority enforcing its will on the majority; but rather the majority ought to respect the rights of the minority. Now this is where the interesting part of "Reasonable Accommodation" comes in to play. How far do you accommodate other nationalities and ethnicities? Well, I think it is reasonable to say that you accommodate them as long as you do not have to alter your laws to accommodate them. When a people come to your country they ought to accept the way things are done in their new home. When you come to someone's house you ought to play by their rules. However, you shouldn't MAKE new rules in order to NOT accommodate them, like bill 101 and the language law that specifically targeted Anglos. Now, the debate really gets interesting in Quebec, because there are two groups who did not immigrate here, but who are being discriminated against: Native Americans (who were here well before the French), and English (who won Quebec from France in 1759. These two groups should not be considered in "Reasonable Accommodation", and we should have our full rights to practice as we have always practiced, and continue to want to practice. These groups, at different times, accommodated the French to varying degrees. I understand fully when people get upset about a student coming to school with a knife. This is illegal in Canada, and has been for years. If someone wants to practice their culture to the nth degree, they should go back to their country of origin. However, if they are willing to adapt to the pre-existing laws, or at least the spirit of these pre-existing laws (which forbids the bearing of weapons in schools), then there really shouldn't be an issue.
  19. my reaction is that as nice as that sounds, the implication is that Kostitsyn won't necessarily be here for the season. I think that this guy needs some more ice-time, or we will lose him. He was awesome last season with Plecks and Higgins.
  20. That's silly. If the environment facilitates more people of a certain demographic to engage in criminal activities, then the environment should be changes so that people are no longer "pushed" in to a life of crime. If we accept the fact that criminals are often made by society, then society should take steps to eradicate the process by which they are made, not keep an eye on them to make sure they don't do bad things. The later is a band-aid solution, which avoids the problem, and only serves to benefit those who profit from the unleveled playing field. BTW, just because something has been done in the past doesn't mean it is justifiable. Also, many of you have been arguing for a certain restrained racial profiling. Here is some breaking news ... the people that actually are on the front-lines of using racial profiling very often are lacking the restrain and wherewithal to actually keep it in check. You mustn't be English ... I don't think that reasonable accommodations have been made for Anglos all the time. I grew up under bill 101, language laws, and other restrictive policies that basically targeted Anglos. I have seen huge Chinese signs on Montreal with very little in the way of French translation in even large font .... yet try and do that in English. I agree with you. In many ways Quebec has been very tolerant, and accepting of other cultures ... but they have also been very intolerant. I am still very shocked when I hear the way some Quebeckers refer to Native Americans. There is a lot of Franco intelligentsia who are embarrassed about this trend in Quebec, just in case you thought I was a reactionary left winger Anglo.
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