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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Game of Thrones (S6)
« on: Today at 02:13:54 PM »
To be fair, it required a rousing speech by a male heir to get that to happen. Their response to her was pretty lukewarm before Theon gave her the proverbial thumbs up.

Yeah but I was pretty surprised they held Theon in that high of a regard too, considering all that happened to him (as Euron so helpfully pointed out upon his arrival). Those guys having a king without a penis is like the Habs having a coach who can't speak french. It's preposterous (according to their community)!

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Game of Thrones (S6)
« on: Today at 02:05:44 PM »

Its a dumb subplot. Hey, this chick led your people and did a good job but Im Euron, killed your king and have no history or track record with you. MALE ME YOUR KING.

That may be looking at it through too modern a prism. These are still super-patriarchal societies. They said they'd never had a Queen before and even someone like the girl with the dragons essentially had to have dragons before anyone took her seriously as a ruler.

So yeah, to our modern concepts of gender equality it seems dumb but that's true of 90% of the show.

Yeah I was actually surprised they all seemed somewhat on board with whats-her-name prior to Euron showing up.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Game of Thrones (S6)
« on: Today at 10:38:12 AM »
It's not a particularly interesting subplot, but, I have to believe there's going to be a significant payoff from it, otherwise, I can't see why they'd be bothering with it at this point. There's enough substance to the other story lines that they don't need filler subplots.

The Iron Islands has the only substantial fleet of seafaring vessels left in either Westeros or Essos in the TV universe. Both the royal fleet, and Stannis' hodgepodge merchant/pirate fleet were decimated at Blackwater, Mereen's ships were torched.

The Iron Islands storyline sounds like it's going to intersect with Daenerys at some point this season probably. I read a theory that says Euron was the one behind the burning of the ships in Meereen.

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Zee, rumbling I heard on twitter had them high on a pivot at #5 hence why they made McCann available.

Dubois I think.

Still stupid, but there you go.

Extra stupid. I mean, at the very least, you should wait to be sure you'll be able to draft the player you're targeting.

The fact that Dubois isn't even a full-time centre in the Q makes it extra, extra stupid.

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For those holding out that the Pens pick will be as high as possible, this result helps there. St. Louis has more points than Pittsburgh, so if Tampa goes to the finals then St. Louis' pick will be 28th and Pittsburgh's will be 27th.

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Wait, maybe we can get something for Jared Cowen after all! 6'5", 238 lbs.

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I can't believe I'm saying this, and I know that it wouldn't change the goaltending troubles, but maybe play Matt Frattin in game 4? Has 19 points in 18 AHL playoff games. I'd even throw Lindberg and Gauthier in there. Get some fresh (and big) bodies in there.

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Traditional media saying the new analytical-driven Panthers are making a mistake here.

Soak it all in folks, that type of thinking won't be around too much longer.

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8-2

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What's Alex Stalock up to?

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7-2. They've scored 4 goals in like 3 minutes it feels. The goaltending has been awful but they've clearly checked out.

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Is this how the Knights and Marner make other teams feel? Because it's awful.

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I've changed my draft philosophy from drafting 3 goalies to... how many picks do we have again? Yeah, that many minus Matthews.

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This is embarrassing.

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