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  1. I just don't know how we got this way as a society. I just read this on NHL Morning Coffee "the U.S. Acting Director of Homeland Security has signed an order indicating professional athletes are considered essential workers." I wonder if while they were unemployed if they were able to get an unemployment check or were they eligible for the stimulus checks? It never ceases to amaze me how my government controls the narrative. We had a restaurant where I live that was fined $100 last week because they opened the restaurant too soon. The way the seating area was set up was far safer than any of the athletes getting together to play any sport. The owners reason for opening was that he could not financially wait any longer or else he would go belly up. This really bothers me the way this is playing out. It really is about the money and how much influence those that have it control much of the decision making process. Like an old buddy of mine told me once. That we live by the "golden rule". He who has the gold make the rules. Anyway....stay safe and yes I will be watching every game regardless.
  2. https://nhl.bamcontent.com/images/assets/binary/317017544/binary-file/file.pdf This is so complicated that each team should have a designated lawyer (word merchant) to ensure compliance. This sounds like the league is making sure that their butts are covered just in case the virus decides to not play nice ?? I'm sorry but this is so extreme that I am not sure how the executives can look themselves in the mirror and think that they are doing anyone a favor. It's amazing how money talks.
  3. My wife and I are dog lovers so I understand missing a dog even after 5 years. We have had to put to sleep our last 2 dogs. There won't be a 3rd time. It took a long time to get over our last dog. Even having moved to a new house I still sometimes think I hear my dog's collar jingling when I come home and open the garage door. Thanks for the explanation of why you used the word "regulars".
  4. I for one will never agree that it is good for the game and especially the players to play under the conditions that they will have to play under. I would hope that all the players were surveyed to get an idea if this is really going to be worth the effort that it will take to keep everyone safe. I just don't see it. Don't get me wrong because if this really does happen I will be watching most games. But me.....I really don't care if they finish the season or there is a cup winner this year or not. I would rather the league spend their efforts on starting the 2020/2021 season even if it means starting without fans for a month or two until we see what really is going to happen to this virus once the flu season gets here. These are really scary times and no sport is worth putting peoples lives a risk. If one player tests positive all hell is going to break loose. And on a Root Admin note - don't close the thread because a couple of folks are political or throwing barbs at each other. So what? We are all grown ups here. I don't know about the rest of y'all but I am pretty thicked skin and kind of enjoy the bantering. It kind of keeps the blood moving (ha) !!
  5. How old are we forum regulars? 32 members have voted The banner just above 1. How old are you ? The main subject line does say What's the age distribution for readers of this forum? and....then there is this cute dog in front of the banner. but where we put our age it says what I said.
  6. The younger generation does not like being challenged on social media and this forum is sort of a social media platform. I know of two younger previous co-workers that used to post on here but got tired of the perceived challenges to their posts. As an example (an example) if I post an opinion then someone might say "what's your source". Heck I don't know I just heard it somewhere. Then all of a sudden the bullies come out and tell me I don't know what I'm talking about.....Note again.....this was an example. Don't atttack !! Now I may be wrong but at my age (66) I have become an expert (in my own mind) on everything so I don't mind going to battle with you to defend my position. The younger generation not so much. So the age distribution here does not surprise me at all. By the way the headline still reads "How old are we forum regulars?". You see y'all think you own this forum. When someone new sees a forum regular with 10,000 posts all of a sudden he/she must be the forum expert right? I rest my case.
  7. I just watched on FSS the OT between Carolina and Boston game 7 2009 where Scott Walker scored with a little over a minute left. It was his 1st playoff goal in his career. If my memory serves me his wife had been battling cancer during this time. As his teammates were congratulating him he was tearing up pretty hard. My wife and I met him at the airport in Raleigh after that season ended. He was having breakfast with his wife and he took the time to talk to us. Later he saw my wife again in the waiting area and talked to her quite a bit about hockey and what a great team the Hurricanes had. He was as down to earth as they get. I sure do miss live hockey games but it is fun watching some of those great moments of the past. Here's to hoping the NHL does not jump in too soon and put all these top athletes at risk just for the sake of a Cup. I would rather we cancel the season and figure out how to start the 2020/2021 season. Just my humble opinion !!
  8. This is a good idea. Keep this poll open until we get back to "normal" whatever that is going to look like. I am kind of surprised at the age group on here. I thought I was dealing with a younger audience. Now I get why y'all are so set in your ways (just kidding) ?
  9. O.K. - This has to win some kind of award. This is the LOL post I have read in awhile. I can't wait for the nightmare to be over !!
  10. I like the "readers of this forum" as a better title. I am not a regular but have been reading these message boards for years. Just recently started posting some thoughts. I have only posted a bit over 100 times but my goal in life (age 66) is to live long enough to reach 10,000 posts (lol). I just hope we win another cup before I am done.
  11. Quote wxray1 - If the sports teams start saying they are doing daily 15 min rapid turn around tests on everyone, and we are NOT doing that for every congregate living/nursing home employee, then we have a very, very messed up society. That kind of resource needs to go to the front line first. This would really tick me off if any sports team opens back up and then tests all involved every so often. You are correct....this would be a very messed up society if we allowed that to happen. What really gets my goat (and this is not political) is now our Great Leaders will be tested daily. The same ones that continue to not follow common sense protocol by being an example to us by wearing masks when in public. The arrogance is nauseating. And please don't bother with this is a political statement. It is more of a statement of setting a bad example and lack of leadership skills. Do as I say not as I do @(^_^)@ !!
  12. I hope the players keep pushing back. There is no reason why the season can't just end here. So what if there is no cup and no awards and no whatever. The owners - the players - and the executive staffs I am sure have enough money that they are not going to get hurt by not playing. If there are going to be games without fans what's the point? I think we have the lottery for the draft based on the standings when they stopped playing and call it even. Under the current situation this seems fair to me. To try getting back to some kind of "normal" is kind of silly at this point. Sometimes complicated is best dealt with by keeping it simple.
  13. This is probably the smartest comments I have heard concerning the situation that we are in.
  14. Do we then inherit the Wolves players and whatever NHL team ends up with the Checkers gets those players? Or do we keep players that we drafted?
  15. No.....No.....No. Do not quit posting your opinions because it is obvious to the most casual observer that you are well informed. I understand that these are your opinions but I also understand that informed opinions hold lots of water in the big world of opinion making. So God Bless You for the work that you do in the ER. To have to make life and death decisions on patients (Covid or otherwise) takes on a whole different mindset than having to decide whether to shoot or pass the puck.
  16. I read the column by Dave Barry. This is very funny stuff.
  17. Must make a comment here on beboplar and top-shelf-1. You guys are very talented woodworkers. Very nice. And while I am at it....top-shelf-1 ...... do you live in Big Sur? The reason I ask is I was stationed in the military in Monterey and used to go camping near Big Sur.
  18. I think it is extremely healthy and needed to allow everyone on this forum to vent whatever point of view necessary. Quoting top-shelf-1 "This is not "a" crisis. This is a global crisis the likes of which have not been seen anywhere in the world for over a century. " These words pretty much sum up our current situation These are very scary times. I saw my 44 year old daughter today for the first time in a couple of weeks and she burst out in tears because we were not able to even hug each other. She has a fear of getting my wife and I sick so she has taken extreme measures around us. We are in that vulnerable age group. My grandkids are also keeping their distance. Very very sad !! Hockey right now is the least of our concerns and I understand these boards are meant to discuss hockey issues. I miss hockey so bad that I am watching highlights on YouTube just to quench my need. I just pray that this nightmare will end sooner than later so we all can get back to "normal". In the meantime let's all try and be kind to each other because I think all of us at some level are a bit scared.
  19. Do you have any clue what the numbers are? I know the article said 55% of the full time staff will be furloughed. I would think that a few of the staff have to stay on possibly working from home or whatever. Does that mean the other 45% were part timers or were essential personnel that were retained? And just for the record I do know what the difference is between furloughed and let go. No matter.... this nightmare that we are having to live with is really sad and I pray that when it ends that everyone is not too seriously hurt. It is getting a bit scary to say the least. I would have never thought in my lifetime that I would see a world in so much trauma.
  20. Approximately 55 percent of all full-time staff will be placed on furlough through June 7, and given the opportunity to take full advantage of the government's stimulus package Employees placed on furlough who are not eligible to collect 100% of their full base salaries via unemployment insurance will be provided a bonus by the organization upon the conclusion of the furlough period to be made whole All furloughed employees will continue to receive healthcare benefits during the furlough period, and the company will assist employees by making their premium payments during that time Under the circumstances I think the Canes are doing the best they can.
  21. Are you always this sweet @(^_^)@ ?
  22. 1. Carolina Hurricanes The broadcast: Fox Sports Carolinas carries Hurricanes games, with John Forslund on play-by-play and Tripp Tracy doing colour. Very Nice. John Forslund is a class act. I have talked to him a couple of times and he is the real deal. His hockey knowledge is amazing and regardless of what some may think of Tripp.....together they work. Unfortunately I don't see how Forslund will not end up going to work for a a major network.
  23. You trying to give me a heart attack for goodness sakes? I would volunteer to be her personal equipment manager. Of course I would have to clear it with the wife first.
  24. Thank you so much for correcting my opinion about Stevens being a dirty player.
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