XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

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Post #2401 by Pennywise » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:44 pm

If MSL did indeed request a trade from his NHL team due to the Olympics..that has to effect the NHLs decision to go again, no?
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Post #2402 by Craig » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:46 pm

Filo wrote:If MSL did indeed request a trade from his NHL team due to the Olympics..that has to effect the NHLs decision to go again, no?


It should only have an effect on the NHL teams decision to allow their execs/coaches to take part.
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Post #2403 by Artie » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:59 pm

Filo wrote:If MSL did indeed request a trade from his NHL team due to the Olympics..that has to effect the NHLs decision to go again, no?


if true and only if true...he's being a fucking spoiled brat about this, and I love the guy for what he has accomplished.
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone

It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.

Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."

...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...

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Post #2404 by Pennywise » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:04 pm

Artie wrote:if true and only if true...he's being a fucking spoiled brat about this, and I love the guy for what he has accomplished.


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Marty St. Louis has requested a trade from the #Lightning, Newsday confirmed.

Not sure if the context is he still wants to be traded..or he previously asked.
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Post #2405 by PredsFan77 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:45 pm

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Post #2406 by Pennywise » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:55 pm

@LavoieRenaud 2m
John Tavares salary will be paid by IOC insurance during his absence.

Just learned they can do that. A sign of good faith perhaps or did they always have it set up that way?
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Post #2407 by Craig » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:58 pm

Filo wrote:@LavoieRenaud 2m
John Tavares salary will be paid by IOC insurance during his absence.

Just learned they can do that. Will definitely not hurt the chances of them going to SK.


Players salaries are almost always covered by insurance when they're hurt long term. The only difference here is because he was playing at the Olympics, it goes on their insurance policy instead of the team's insurance policy.
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Post #2408 by Pennywise » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:03 pm

Craig wrote:Players salaries are almost always covered by insurance when they're hurt long term. The only difference here is because he was playing at the Olympics, it goes on their insurance policy instead of the team's insurance policy.


Thanks.

I just read that they implemented that for Sochi.
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Post #2409 by clawfirst » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:05 pm

I thought normally the national hockey fed paid. thus the ball hockey bullshit because hockey Canada didn't want to pay insurance for 2013.
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Post #2410 by Pennywise » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:06 pm

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/23/report-ioc-agrees-to-cover-nhl-player-insurance-costs/

From last year. It had to just be something some of us lost in the back of our mind.
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Post #2411 by Craig » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:17 am

clawfirst wrote:I thought normally the national hockey fed paid. thus the ball hockey bullshit because hockey Canada didn't want to pay insurance for 2013.


I don't really know. It seems unlikely that the Olympics would pay the insurance to cover camps before the games, so maybe HC just has to insure that part?
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Post #2412 by Pennywise » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:50 am

For those wondering about NHL's long-term commitment to Olympics, candidates for 2022 Games are Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, China.

My money is on Ukraineuropussia.
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Post #2413 by Cao » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:51 pm

mooseOAK wrote:I could see the NHL being interested in China just because of the huge number of people.


the NHL basically has to climb above basketball, soccer, golf, and baseball in china. not an easy task...unless the games were held somewhere further north.
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Post #2414 by PredsFan77 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:40 pm

Big#D wrote:i'm guessing norway with russia and korea having just hosted it. they usually don't go same continent back to back (korea-china) and ukraine and khazakhstan are basically russia.


ditto. They kicked around Oslo, but having the ski events in Lillihammer, because that's the only hill in Norway.
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Post #2416 by MP » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:17 am

PredsFan77 wrote:THROW BACK THURSDAY

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Post #2417 by Artie » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:56 pm

from the internet

Despite almost taking down Canada at #Sochi2014, Team Latvia may end up having their efforts wiped out of the #Olympics record books. A second Latvian player is suspected of testing positive for a banned substance, which if proven would disqualify Latvia from the Games, nixing their eighth place finish and the resulting boost in the world rankings. Last week, Latvian player Vitalijs Pavlovs was found to have methylhexaneamine in his system but under IOC rules, teams aren’t punished unless more than one player commits an anti-doping rule violation.
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone



It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.



Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."



...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...



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Post #2418 by MP » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:00 pm

Artie wrote:from the internet

Despite almost taking down Canada at #Sochi2014, Team Latvia may end up having their efforts wiped out of the #Olympics record books. A second Latvian player is suspected of testing positive for a banned substance, which if proven would disqualify Latvia from the Games, nixing their eighth place finish and the resulting boost in the world rankings. Last week, Latvian player Vitalijs Pavlovs was found to have methylhexaneamine in his system but under IOC rules, teams aren’t punished unless more than one player commits an anti-doping rule violation.


Lol this would have been classic had a doped up Latvia knock Canada out in the quarters, then got disqualified. The Canadian media would've had a field day of outrage.
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Post #2419 by Artie » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:29 pm

MP wrote:Lol this would have been classic had a doped up Latvia knock Canada out in the quarters, then got disqualified. The Canadian media would've had a field day of outrage.


yeah, just the CDN media!!!!
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone



It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.



Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."



...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...



Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.




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Post #2420 by Ironchef Chris Wok » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:13 pm

Artie wrote:from the internet

Despite almost taking down Canada at #Sochi2014, Team Latvia may end up having their efforts wiped out of the #Olympics record books. A second Latvian player is suspected of testing positive for a banned substance, which if proven would disqualify Latvia from the Games, nixing their eighth place finish and the resulting boost in the world rankings. Last week, Latvian player Vitalijs Pavlovs was found to have methylhexaneamine in his system but under IOC rules, teams aren’t punished unless more than one player commits an anti-doping rule violation.


This is bullshit, if anything they should have roided up the Latvians before playing Canada to make it fair
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Post #2421 by Pennywise » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:21 am

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As expected, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov is out as Russia's national team coach. He paid the price for failure in Sochi.

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Post #2422 by Dr_Chimera » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:57 pm

Oh, those Koreans are baaaad people.

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Post #2423 by PredsFan77 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:24 pm

after watching NHL revealed, I can now confirm the man who was thought to be rick nash's fat dad is in fact Drew Doughty's billet dad.





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Post #2424 by Dr_Chimera » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:50 pm

Seems about 90% of all paralympic media coverage is CBC.
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Post #2425 by PredsFan77 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:02 pm

GOLD MEDAL SLED HOCKEY ACTION!

$65 FOR A LEVEL SEATS

COMPARISON SAKE MY FRIEND PAID $350 FOR A LEVEL CANADA/NORWAY SEATS.
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Post #2426 by PredsFan77 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:05 pm

And is it really necessary for these guys to wear hockey skate boots? Just seems like overkill
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Post #2427 by PredsFan77 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:10 pm

also why not have a sled referee? seems in bad taste.
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Post #2428 by clawfirst » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:10 pm

PredsFan77 wrote:And is it really necessary for these guys to wear hockey skate boots? Just seems like overkill




only if they have legs predo


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Post #2429 by PredsFan77 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:15 pm

bad taste to have legs?


good thing is with our recent military engagements, we should be able to run house in the paralympics for years to come. W knew what he was doin'.
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Post #2430 by PredsFan77 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:39 pm

FINALLY GOT OUR GOLD MEDAL IN ICE HOCKEY
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Post #2432 by FH2002 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:23 pm

How the hell does Russia finish with 80 total medals and the next closest country had 25? Or 30 gold while the next closest had 9?

Fucking cheaters.
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Post #2433 by Dr_Chimera » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:27 pm

FH2002 wrote:How the hell does Russia finish with 80 total medals and the next closest country had 25? Or 30 gold while the next closest had 9?

Fucking cheaters.


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Post #2434 by PredsFan77 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:26 am

MOSCOW — An avalanche killed two skiers on Sunday at the Russian mountain resort used for the Sochi Olympics the day after it opened to the public, the resort said.

Six skiers were on the middle section of Labirint run when the avalanche struck, Roza Khutor said in a statement. The snow buried two women, and rescuers who dug them out were unable to save them, it said, while the four other skiers escaped unharmed.

The Kuban regional branch of state Rossiya television, citing witnesses, reported earlier that three people had been killed in the avalanche.

Roza Khutor was the site of the Alpine skiing competitions during the Winter Games in February and the Paralympics that followed. The resort re-opened to the public on Saturday.

The resort said it was clearing the snow from the run and trying to determine the cause of the avalanche. The Roza Khutor management also expressed its condolences to the family and friends of the two skiers who died.

A map of the mountain shows the Labirint run located at the far edge of the resort and labeled black, the most difficult of four categories.

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Post #2435 by Dr_Chimera » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:37 pm

Where is the media coverage of all of those positive skiing experiences, where people did not die?
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Post #2436 by PredsFan77 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:57 pm

it opened to the public yesterday?
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Post #2438 by PredsFan77 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:23 pm

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that cocksucker skipped out. it never happened. still owes me a beer.
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Post #2439 by PredsFan77 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:31 pm

IcE ColD wrote:That Anna Fenninger lady is cute


fuck yeah she is. watched the women world skip championships this week.
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Post #2440 by PredsFan77 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:35 pm

Zardoz wrote:Welcome back. So was Russia as awful and backward and racist and homopgobic and crime ridden and dirty and radioactive and cold and muddy and militaristic as we've been led to believe?


Yes, I hear they want to invade Ukraine and the ruble is going in the shitter.
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Post #2441 by PredsFan77 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:37 pm

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But overall, I get the sense that the media just likes beating up more on Russia than is what is actually going on.



this is true even today with most US media trashing sochi/rosa khutor on the anniversary this weekend.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games & Dr Chimera's Whataboutism Commentary

Post #2445 by The Bytown Boozer » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:16 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/wharnsby/nhl-board-of-governors-olympics-1.3883738

Later this week, Gary Bettman will assemble with the NHL's board of governors in South Florida to discuss the issues facing their league, including whether or not to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

If we've learned one thing about the 64-year-old commissioner in his 23-plus years at the helm of the NHL, it's that he rarely enters these meetings without support in the room for the direction he wants to take.

But this time, it's been difficult to discern where exactly Bettman stands on the Olympics.

On the surface, he looks like a hard-liner, trotting out the usual reasons why the NHL should not participate — it's not good business to shut down the league for 2½ weeks; the International Olympic Committee makes it difficult for the NHL to promote its brand; the IOC is making big bucks on the backs of the league's stars, etc., etc.

Then there was the recent development of Bettman's offering to let the players go to Pyeongchang if they agreed to a three-year extension on the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

As expected, the players' union officially turned down the proposal last Friday. Bettman knew there wasn't a chance the players would accept the deal because they've been unhappy with forking over 15-plus per cent of their salaries in escrow under the CBA that was struck early in 2013.

But how should we view the Bettman offer? Was it a sign that he's still open to the NHL's participation in the Olympics in South Korea, or was it simply a hollow play that will lead to nothing?
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Post #2446 by edgar_dong » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:18 am

A damn shame for the children, fellas.
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