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« on: Today at 07:56:16 PM »
The Bozak line really struggles against top defensive teams. When they aren't given space they have a really hard time creating it for themselves.
Maybe that's how they become known as top defensive teams.
« on: Today at 07:45:54 PM »
Can't defend you on that one.
« on: Today at 07:28:11 PM »
Clarkson with a pretty nice no-look back-hand pass to Bozak who can't convert. Then he throws a pretty good hit on the forecheck that I don't think should have been a penalty.
I didn't get why that was a penalty either.
« on: Today at 07:27:48 PM »
Of course. Couple fanned shots right onto their stick in perfect position.
« on: Yesterday at 04:29:46 PM »
Colborne's doing well considering he's only averaging 13:42 at ES so far this season, and 7 of his 8 points have come at ES. Being used on the PK as well. From what I can tell from Flames forums he's been slotted in on the "1st line" (Monahan's line) twice so far this season on the wing, but otherwise has been playing C on the 3rd line the other 7 games (most common 5v5 linemates so far are Raymond & Gadreau).
He certainly seems capable of being an NHL regular (wouldn't look out of place on the wing with Kadri/Lupul IMO), glad he's seeing some success.
« on: Yesterday at 02:35:50 PM »
Nylander is apparently looking good in Sweden.
William Nylander with a beauty assist dangling around two defenders, his 3rd point of the game.
12 months ago Nylander couldn't get a 4th line shift in the SHL. Now he's probably one of if not the league's best player.
« on: Yesterday at 11:31:07 AM »
Flyers announce that Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald are out 4 weeks with lower body injuries.
« on: Yesterday at 11:23:11 AM »
The difference between 'Attack in Ottawa' and 'Terror in the Capital' seem pretty stark to me. I'm assuming the graphic is only there so that people tuning in on the fly know why there are 3 people on the screen discussing something.
And for the record, I see CBC use graphics like that for way more than simply these 'sensational' stories. It seems like they have a graphic describing basically any topic they start to discuss at length.
It's at the point you can't have any sort of graphic with any reference to what happened without it being labelled 'branding' or 'sensationalizing' the event. I mean, it was a 'big, scary fuss' a soldier was shot on Parliament Hill and a shooter was inside Parliament. These things were known almost instantly and were confirmed almost instantly.
« on: October 23, 2014, 03:02:39 PM »
As I watched via the network’s live stream in New York, I never heard a second of dramatic music, never saw a full-screen wipe with a catchy graphic like TERROR ON PARLIAMENT HILL, and never, ever heard Mansbridge or any of the CBC’s reporters dip even a toe into the waters of self-promotion.
I saw this "Attack in Ottawa" graphic several times, which the CBC used to brand the event:
I found that pretty disappointing and fearmongering.
It's true that the coverage was much more sane, and I'm very grateful for that; there was a lot less speculation than I'm accustomed to on other networks, and people remained calm and respectful. But I still cringed at some aspects that I felt were deliberately sensational, and there was still a lot of misinformation.
You should email that screengrab to the blogger.
Well I mean it was literally an attack...in Ottawa.
« on: October 23, 2014, 02:57:44 PM »
Colborne has not turned out to be a real stiff.
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:19:24 PM »
I was just having this argument with a colleague at work.
Him: This is terrorism'
Me: ok, what's they're goal, what is it that they are upset about
Him: They say it's because canada is going after the terrorists
Me: Who said? What Terrorists? What are they hoping to accomplish by doing this?
Him: It's Terrorism, Toronto is next.
So I just walked away.
A lot of people seem to jumping to the conclusion that this attack is linked to what happened in Quebec on Monday, and, while it may be, we just don't have any proof to link them together. It could be terrorism or it could be, as Nik said, good, old-fashioned crazy.
Sometimes the likeliest explanation is the correct one.
And sometimes crazy people get inspired by other crazy people, regardless of whether there's any common motivations.
Just saw this posted on Twitter, it's Sir Ken MacDonald's response to the 7/7 London bombings and seems apt today:
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:46:46 PM »
Maybe, though I wouldn't have imagined it would be to that extent.
Especially when you consider all the available sources of talent these days. College, Europe, etc.
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:21:46 PM »
Per Mirtle's article on the hiring, pretty crazy that 4% of NHLers right now played for the Knights.