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Forum: NHLDec. 18, 2021 at 2:08 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Alfie11</b></div><div>Congratulations on finding the two stupidest reasons to pretend we should just ignore the global pandemic. If you really think "the economy" is more important than human lives, then I have nothing to say to you. And anyone who brings up the 99% thing is not worth listening to, because again, you're deliberately missing the point (or trusting the wrong people, who deliberately spread misinformation for clicks), while also apparently being fine with anyone over the age of 40 getting it and dying. The point is if you get it, you WILL spread it, because it's super contagious. While you may not die if you're under 40 (again, stressing "may" because even people under 40 can get extremely sick and die even without underlying health effects, and even those who survive a case of severe covid symptoms can develop long-term respiratory issues), you will spread it, and you may infect someone who is not under 40 and/or has underlying health conditions, and then their death is squarely on your head because you didn't take this seriously.


Yeah, the danger is that they could spread covid. Which is dangerous. And needs to be stopped. That's the whole point. Also, they aren't inflated, they're accurate, but while testing positive does not mean you have symptoms or will get ill/die, it does mean you have it and can spread it, which as we've established is the problem.</div></div>

Not again the testing. What I don't like is the spreading of irrational fear by the media. You never hear them say that most covid cases are asymptomatic even though it's true, all you hear is "the hospitals are being overwhelmed" (by the way I'm not trying to say that people aren't dying of covid. Just that the mainstream media is so misleading)
Forum: NHLDec. 17, 2021 at 8:27 p.m.
Forum: NHLDec. 17, 2021 at 7:01 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Alfie11</b></div><div>Congratulations on finding the two stupidest reasons to pretend we should just ignore the global pandemic. If you really think "the economy" is more important than human lives, then I have nothing to say to you. And anyone who brings up the 99% thing is not worth listening to, because again, you're deliberately missing the point (or trusting the wrong people, who deliberately spread misinformation for clicks), while also apparently being fine with anyone over the age of 40 getting it and dying. The point is if you get it, you WILL spread it, because it's super contagious. While you may not die if you're under 40 (again, stressing "may" because even people under 40 can get extremely sick and die even without underlying health effects, and even those who survive a case of severe covid symptoms can develop long-term respiratory issues), you will spread it, and you may infect someone who is not under 40 and/or has underlying health conditions, and then their death is squarely on your head because you didn't take this seriously.


Yeah, the danger is that they could spread covid. Which is dangerous. And needs to be stopped. That's the whole point. Also, they aren't inflated, they're accurate, but while testing positive does not mean you have symptoms or will get ill/die, it does mean you have it and can spread it, which as we've established is the problem.</div></div>

Lots of people die in a failed economy as well, when people lose their jobs and when grocery stores close down and when international supply chain completely stops. and like 80% or deaths from covid in Canada are from seniors with preexisting conditions and anyone in that isn't category are getting help with the vaccine. I am to be clear not getting this information from bill and Jims weekly plandimic podcast Ben Shapiro and the Daily Wire is a pretty trusted source
Forum: NHLDec. 17, 2021 at 6:20 p.m.
Forum: NHLDec. 14, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Not sure I agree with your assessment of Washington. Goaltending is a bit suspect but Samsonov has been very good outside of 1 or 2 starts this year, and was very good in the playoffs (outside of the one mistake which is probably the only thing people remember from that series).

I don't see a depth scoring issue. These lines don't really concern me:

Ovi-Kuzy-Wilson: This line does not fail to score, come postseason or regular season time.

Mantha-Backstrom-Sprong/McMichael: This line has had their injuries, but Mantha has had his moments, and could be quite good when he returns. Sprong or McMichael (whichever Lavy likes more, assumedly) both have great promise, and especially McMichael has been quite good this year. Having Backstrom to center this line should give both stability and experience, and allow both to play their best.

Sheary-Eller-Oshie: This line is the most suspect to me, but Oshie has been a decent contributor (when not hurt). Eller isn't as much of a threat down the middle, as is Sheary, but both have their moments. Oshie on that line brings it up in value from my point of view.

Hagelin-Dowd-Hathaway: One of the best 4th lines in the league, Dowd and Hathaway are both guys that don't score all the time, but are far from invisible and step up when needed (ex. Dowd's tip in from game 1 last year). Hagelin is a bit of a liability but combined with Dowd and Hathaway he could still be alright. I would look at a possible Hags replacement being Protas, which would make this line even better in my opinion. (would likely be Hathaway-Dowd-Protas)
Forum: NHLDec. 12, 2021 at 8:12 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Brian2016</b></div><div>8 Cup Contenders In No Particular Order:

1. Tampa - They don't have the offensive depth that they had the last 2 seasons, but they've got the #1 Goalie in the NHL and they know how to win in the playoffs.
2. Florida - Probably the deepest, most complete team in the league. If Bob step[s it up in the playoffs, they'll be really tough to beat.
3. Carolina - Their offensive capacity is somewhat concerning, but they compete really hard and they know how to shut teams (and superstars) down.
4. Toronto - The Leafs have excellent goaltending and defense. Wait, what? They will need results from Marner and Tavares, but this is not the same Leafs team of the last 5 years.
5. Vegas - They almost always go far in the playoffs. Add Jack Eichel, and watch that offense explode. Crazy, but the biggest question mark may be their goaltending.
6. St. Louis - Big, physical, and really hard to play against. Now, they have added excellent scoring depth with Buchnevich and Saad. Vlad is back and Kyrou and Thomas are breaking out. I really like this team.
7. Calgary - This Flames team is the best chance Canada has to win the Cup this season. Good depth, solid goaltending, and Johnny Hockey has really elevated his game.
8. Minnesota - I saved the best for last. Vegas might end up better if Eichel fits in well, but right now, this is the most complete team in the West. Good, but not exceptional, at every facet of the game.

Every Cup winner has to have good goaltending, good defense, and good depth.

Why not Colorado?

They're one of the most electrifying offensive teams in recent memory. But, their defense and goaltending is a huge red flag. They're currently ranked 26th in the league in GA/GP. Maybe they'll get it straightened out. If they do, they could rocket to the top of the list.

Why not Edmonton?

The last 5 games tell us plenty about why this team is still a ways away from true contention. When McDavid and Draisaitl aren't scoring at prolific rates, this team is mediocre at best. Add poor goaltending, and it'll be another early playoff exit. Holland should seriously consider trading for a Goalie at the TDL, in my opinion. On the plus side, they have awesome special teams and team defense is solid. They're close. Maybe a Fleury away.

Other Potential Contenders That Just Miss The Cut:

1. Washington - Goaltending is a red flag. Depth scoring is another problem.
2. Pittsburgh - They'll need Malkin to come back strong to have any chance.
3. Dallas - The talent is there. They need a coaching change, in my opinion. They need far more from a couple high priced forwards. But, if they get in, they could go on a long run.</div></div>

I agree with your assessments, Oilers can’t be a legitimate cup contenders until they can prove it’s not the McDavid and Drai show, I too have had concerns over Colorado, let’s see if Calgary and Toronto can finally do good in the playoffs