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  1. 6 hours ago, LakeLivin said:

    ... I guess the obvious answer is that the emergency powers extend as long as the emergency exists, but that leads to another philosophical question: what defines an emergency?


    Hopefully future tyrants have not learned a lesson at how easily the populace gave up their most cherished freedoms, either completely or in a limited way, with this so-called “invisible enemy”, the right to assemble, the right to free speech, the right to vote, the right to bear arms, the right to practice religion, the right to hockey... After this, it is not difficult to imagine—is it?—a future ‘public health’ or similar crisis, real or created, leading to totalitarianism here or in other western democracies.  Patriots beware!

  2. 1 hour ago, cc said:

    I have no clue as the mutation factor cannot be assessed or cumulative immunity. Way too early to tell. That’s exactly my point.  

    Indeed...the Spanish Flu basically disappeared very shortly after peak deaths in its second wave In many areas.  Mystery still surrounds this disappearance, but rapid mutation is a common theory.  


    Even though it mostly disappeared, the Spanish Flu did linger beyond 1918, even into March and April 1919 when it killed “Bad Joe” Hall, defenseman for the Canadiens, and hospitalized most of the team and some of the Seattle Metropolitans were sickened too.  The Stanley Cup finals were cancelled mid-series and no Cup awarded.  Actually in a great show of sportsmanship, the Canadians manager said he was forfeiting the Cup to Seattle, but the Seattle manager said he could not accept the Cup under such circumstances and the series was cancelled instead.

  3. 2 hours ago, CanesFan2003 said:

    Watched the replay of Games 1 and 2 of the 2006 Finals.


    What really stood out to me, was how Fast that team was! And they had some Thump!


    I had forgotten how fun that team was to watch, I think that team was faster than what we have today.


    And certainly a lot heavier and more physicality and hitting.  Sure do miss Ward, Walin, Commodore, Wesley, and Heidcan.


    And the Power Play was lights out good!


    And did I mention how Fast rhey were?


    Thought for the most part this year's team and last year's were pretty darn good and fast. But they look like an AHL team compared to the 2006 team.


    The 2006 Canes would sweep the 2019-2020 Cane's team in a playoff Final.



    That same team, though, in Game 6 got whipped 4 to nothing and it could have easily been 7-0 or worse.  They were an embarrassment and wouldn’t have beaten the 2019-2020 Canes or anyone else in the league that night.  Hockey is such a funny, fickle game!  (At least we don’t have to actually watch that Game 6 again!)

  4. 22 hours ago, Red_Storm said:

    That game will air tomorrow, Monday April 20, followed by Game 2 on Tuesday, Game 4 on Wednesday and that great Game 7 on Thursday.


    Strange it is the CBC rebroadcast of the game and not OLN/NBC’s.  Such a huge difference in watching hockey in SD vs. HD, my poor eyes...!

  5. 1 hour ago, KJUNKANE said:

    Just getting back to you, as spent the day with law enforcement recovering a body ironically (can read about in news). At any rate, yes my favorite show for years. Have the entire series on video someone gifted me.

    Checked the news, yes, you’ve been busy...

    I recall the show fondly but it’s probably been twenty years since I’ve seen an episode when it was in syndication.

  6. 15 minutes ago, remkin said:

    It's a fair point, but until there's a vaccine there will be some risk, and possibly even after that (depending on effectiveness and safety of the vaccine). These guys are are in their 20's and 30's and very healthy. They probably feel the risk a bit less in that sense too. To wit: so far in the US there have been 126 deaths in the 15-34 age group from Covid. In that same age group the number of deaths from flu in one year: 154. 


    Both numbers are highly slanted to young people with serious underlying medical issues. 


    If you're in that age group this is pretty close to the flu. 


    But I guess time will tell what they do. 

    Interesting remkin, I had just seen that same CDC data on flu vs COVID-19 deaths by age range. 


    The other thing that makes playing hockey hard to imagine is temporal, we are living in today.   But think back just two months ago, would we ever imagine we'd now be in a near nation-wide lockdown for over a month?  Likewise, we can't really imagine what it will be like in 2-3 months from now that the NHL is looking at because our frame of reference is dominated by today.  But in 2-3 months things could change dramatically:  real time testing may be commonplace, effective therapeutics perhaps even some for prophylactic use could be available, herd immunity, seasonal variability of the virus, etc.  Planning doesn't necessarily mean doing, but planning is good--it sure beats hunkering!

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  7. Interesting stuff, KJUNKANE.  Were you a fan of Quincy, M.E. back in the day? 📺🤔 I was always amused by the opening credits of that show when Quincy pulled the sheet off the corpse and began the autopsy in front of a row of rookie cops and all the cops pass out one by one!

  8. Saw Commissioner Bettman on the business channel this morning talking about the league and what they’ve been looking at.  He said they’re looking at all options, but talked a bit about the neutral site model that the MLB seems to be moving toward, where all the teams stay near the same site and play all the games at limited venues.  Maybe this could happen in late June/early July for a playoff tournament?

  9. 9 hours ago, thickburglar said:

    I had been meaning to post this for a while but never got around to it.  


    The night before Valentine’s Day 2020 I stopped at the Whole Foods on Six Forks to get roses for my girlfriend and something nice for dinner. When I went to check out I spotted one Martin Necas about to pay for his groceries. There was no line behind him so I decided to walk up and say a quick hello. As I walked up I saw his mom was there too. He was speaking Czech with her and looking at his phone while the checkout lady rang everything up. I walked up with my armful of like 20 roses and bottle of wine, got his attention and said “Hey you’re Martin right? I’m a big fan.” He gave me and the roses a WEIRD look and said something like “really? Oh thanks man.” I think it took him a second to realize they weren’t for him 😂 but then I wished him good luck for tomorrow and he thanked me very nicely. We beat the Devils at home 5-2 that next night on Valentines Day and Necas got 1G, 1A, so that officially went down as a great memory for me. 


    Good story! 😂

  10. Developing effective treatment seems the pressing short-term need.  If effective treatment becomes available that reduces the mortality by a significant percentage, say toward that of a bad-bad flu season, social restrictions should ease.  I’ve read a lot about progress on vaccines, the ultimate preventative solution, but not much on progress on effective treatments for those with the bug unless I’ve missed it.

  11. 16 minutes ago, PamlicoPuck said:

    If the threat of having a bad cold wiped out the T.P. stock. I cant imagine whats going to happen when we really have a crisis.......🤧


    In one of the early episodes of The Walking Dead, one of the characters was eaten by the infected ghouls because she ran out of toilet paper and had to venture out to get more.  Maybe dystopian fiction is feeding the panic! 😱☠️

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  12. 6 hours ago, gocanes0506 said:

    I think they will still have playoffs but later one.

    Perhaps...hopefully the virus has some seasonal variability where it decreases during warmer weather like influenza.  It is interesting looking at the world wide spread to date, it seems currently significantly more widespread and spreading much faster in countries north of the equator, where it is winter, versus places like South America and Africa.

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