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  1. Oh, I saw this the other day.... https://www.nhl.com/goldenknights/news/vgk-sign-free-agent-defenseman-ryan-murphy-to-ahl-contract/c-318484012 I know cats are supposed to have nine lives. I guess first-round defensemen are sort of the same....
  2. Something tells me that Kevyn wasn't all that worried about those silly ol' boards. https://www.hockeyfeed.com/nhl-news/sabres-clean-house-and-gut-management-staff-during-nhl-pause Some 21 staff members, including the entire coaching staff and the GM for the Amerks, the Sabres' AHL affiliate. Also 100+ furloughed and 100 more asked to take pay cuts. If I were in the Sabres' organization, I'd dread a call from K. Adams - that's what he did last time he was hired there, fire people.
  3. Sending my condolences, too, coastal. Thoughts to his family and yours.
  4. Geez, is it me or does the Bassplayer's Guild have a strict policy on personal appearance? "On bass, Derek Smalls!" 😄 😂 👍
  5. No update here, but I'm preparing if the Wolves thing happens!
  6. I apologize, too, Lake, if I overreacted. I'm just a little sensitive about the whole "conspiracy theorists" line. Seems like that's a factor in where we are as a country - too many people on all sides buying into conspiracy theories, real or perceived. For my part, my conclusion about a possible move for the Hurricanes wasn't based on a conspiracy theory. Just a semi-clear-eyed view of TommyD as a 'practical' sort of guy who is going to make decisions based on business stuff like return on investment and what's best for the team and the owner. Just like now - new lease signed with the Authority, but with a limited term (team holds termination rights after four years) and with the more-than-implied/less-than-stated "I get what I want, re: new area or expensive remodel/revamp, or I look elsewhere." To expect Dundon to exclude that possibility is to take an unrealistic stance, IMO.
  7. I will. I floated the idea, along with a couple others whom I don't remember at this moment (and I'm not going to go searching the forums to out them). In light of the current info, it wasn't a possibility. In the future? TommyD says he wants a new arena (or a massive remodel) in the future. If he doesn't get it? Yeah, I could see a move. Don't appreciate the "oops!" emoji, though. That's a clear swipe at other posters, Lake. I didn't think that was allowed - at least, not 'til the Covid-19 thread blew up.
  8. Hey, if MLB can try to get players to refrain from spitting in order to get their season started.... 😉
  9. Well, the heads of the CDC and FDA have never run as big an agency in the past....
  10. Taking as much care as I can. Even managed to lose some weight over the past few months, so that's a plus. Working for what's been termed an essential business (I guess it is, but not the way it ought to be), so I go to the office five days a week. It's not bad - most of the IT staff and customer service are working from home, so there are only about 8-10 people on the two floors of our building and we can stay widely separated. I think the routine keeps me going. If I *had* to work from home, I'd probably end up sleeping half the time.
  11. Boy, I'm with you there, top. I turn 61 next month, had a heart attack in 2006 (probably stress-induced, as well) and a smaller one in 2015, but feel pretty good most of the time. I tell my sisters that some days I feel 18 and some I feel 80. It all averages out.... Glad to hear Mrs. Shelf is feeling better after her bout with whatever.
  12. I did a little poking around on the Internet on my lunch hour. It appears that more than half (about 18 or so) of the current AHL teams are owned by the NHL club with which they're affiliated (Vegas with the ex_San Antonio Rampage, the Iowa Wild owned by the MN Wild, etc.). That makes me think that TomD approached Michael Kahn, owner of the Chex and, supposedly, the owner of a small percentage of the Hurricanes, about buying the Chex from him and he said "naw, I don't wanna do that." TommyD then said something like "okay, we'lll look elsewhere for our AHL affiliate." This is just me blue-skying, of course. It would be rather funny, in an ironic sort of way, if the Hurricanes bought the Wolves and moved them to Charlotte, causing the Chex to move closer to the Panthers in order to make a better affiliation pairing. Odd, though, that the Chicago Wolves aren't affiliated with the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks AHL affiliate is the Rockford Ice Hogs, I believe. Rockford's not that far from Chicago in the big scheme of things, but to be able to call up a player by sayign "grab a cab, we need you here tonight for the game" would be the ultimate.
  13. Programmer here. Working currently for a small auto insurance company, so still considered an "essential business" and still going to the office, more out of routine than anything else. There are maybe 10-12 people in the office on any one day (most of the underwriting and claims people are working from home), and we're all spread out, Doing our best to serve and still protect ourselves. Economy is a bit of a concern, of course. The IT Manager (my boss' boss) sent out an email yesterday that mentioned that policy applications last week were down 60% from the same week a year ago. I can't make anything as beautiful as top and bebopular can, so I don't try. I'm trying to self-isolate when I can, so I'm picking up my amateur radio hobby a bit more, and dreaming of the day I can go out and launch high-power rockets again. Watching lots of old auto races, as well. Y'all have a great evening. Hope we can get excited about hockey again....
  14. Rem, Then it's a good thing my cat is afraid of the outdoors and doesn't go out to the cat nightclubs and mingle with those feline rogues who aren't taking precautions. 😆
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