Tuesday Mashup: Catching up

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Tuesday Morning Links:

 

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Ian from Etobicoke

    Say something!

  • Yaknowwhat

    First day back to work after two weeks vaca……uggggghhhhhhh!!!!

  • peterbleafs

    Ian from Etobicoke There is nothing to say.

  • dlb Mad

    FOURTH!

  • colino17

    Sign for Bowen!

    http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/scott-moore-joe-bowen-voice-of-the-leafs

  • Burtonboy

    Morning folks . I see there is a petition to keep Joe Bowen as the Leafs announcer on the other thread.

    http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/scott-moore-joe-bowen-voice-of-the-leafs

  • Burtonboy

    CanuckUKinToronto Burtonboy He does Local games on Sportsnet as well as LeafsTV and you never know till you try . Last year there was move to get rid of Jim Ralph and there was a huge negative reaction. Guess What . He got his job back.

  • PEIleafnation

    morning folks, back to PEI vacation again! cheers

  • colino17

    Burtonboy CanuckUKinToronto Ralph and Bowen are a perfect combo IMO. Bowen is great and Ralph knows to keep his mouth shut unless he has something useful to say, unlike guys like Healy and Ferraro who never STFU.

  • colino17

    Burtonboy CanuckUKinToronto Kind of like how the combo of Cole and Neale were (the best of all time IMO).

  • Cameron19

    That Subban link is broken, and the article about Bettman just makes you realize how insanely disproportionate sports salaries are in relation to what these people actually deserve.

  • Burtonboy

    Cameron19 And Bettman is the lowest paid of the big 4 commissioners I do believe

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/ice_chip https://twitter.com/ice_chip/status/496640891130740736
    Joni Pitkanen, in recent interview with Finnish news outlet Kaleva, didn’t sound optimistic about returning to hockey this season.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/ice_chip https://twitter.com/ice_chip/status/496641080939786240
    Pitkanen (in translated version) said: “Made some progress, but day by day we go. Really is still a long way that I could play at all.”

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/ice_chip https://twitter.com/ice_chip/status/496641315258777600
    Pitkanen was asked if he had been on skates. Said, “I’m not.”

  • Cameron19

    Burtonboy Cameron19 Yep, by a fair margin.

  • Mattmark

    Re: the Bettman story, above:  No wonder he doesn’t care if the fans boo him.

  • mcloki

    Cameron19 Burtonboy I hate the man but even i have to grudgingly respect him. He deserves that 8 million. The Labour peace. The general health of the hockey market. The general success of the southern teams in Cali. The insane hockey deal with Rogers. 

    He needs to resign and a friendlier face put on the NHL but not because of incompetence but because he’s done what needed to be done, now it;s time to retire the warhorse.

  • mcloki

    Mornign Gents. Hope you all had a great weekend.

  • dlb Mad

    Burtonboy 
    uh huh.  so what did he say about Kontiola?

  • Mattmark

    mcloki Cameron19 Burtonboy Labour peace?  With two seasons sabotaged, one of them obliterated completely?

    As someone said at the end of WWI, ‘This isn’t peace… it’s an armistice for twenty years.’

  • dlb Mad

    Cameron19 
    i think it’s a lot worse seeing people get paid a lot who don’t work hard or deserve to even have a job.  while others scrape and claw.  Gary’s earned his position.  he’s not the sort of target i set my sights on beating “fixing”.

  • dlb Mad

    Mattmark
    the only way to achieve true labour peace with a union is give them everything they want.  he’s done well.

  • dlb Mad

    Mattmark 
    if Gary worked for free, fans would just find a different reason to boo him

  • Mattmark

    dlb Mad Mattmark Oh, no… you’ve bought the corporate spin on unions?  Unions have virtually no input into the tone of labour relations.  All initiative is on the side of management.  That’s always been true, whether a workplace is unionized or not.

  • Cameron19

    dlb Mad Cameron19 Who are these people being paid a lot who don’t deserve jobs?

  • dlb Mad

    Mattmark
    lol

  • dlb Mad

    Mattmark
    you got a like from … a teacher… lol

  • mcloki

    dlb Mad Mattmark The war is over, the players were always going to give up something. But a 9 million dollar a season salary and more to come doesn’t sound like that bitter a defeat.

  • mcloki

    dlb Mad Mattmark He’s just unlikable.

  • Mattmark

    dlb Mad Mattmark Alas, they’ve succeeded in lobotomizing you.  Well, they have the $$$ to do it.  Unions don’t.

    As an alternative to presenting yourself as a yuck-yuck sneering rube, you might try reading at least one book on labour history in your life.  This is an information-rich age… there’s no one to blame for ignorance but yourself, I’m afraid.

  • dlb Mad

    mcloki
    part of it is the way he looks.  some probably want to bully him because of his “tick”.  some are jealous of his power.
    he doesn’t try to make anyone like him.  you’re right.  except, i wonder if the people who know him like him.  for any person, isn’t that what’s most important?  i don’t think i’d care to much what the twitter universe thought of me so long as the people around me think i’m a good guy.

  • Mattmark

    mcloki dlb Mad Mattmark The NHL isn’t a typical union environment.  Mr. Yuck-yuck was bad-mouthing unions in general.  Most unions represent people who are paid peanuts.

  • dlb Mad

    Mattmark
    you sound brainwashed. 
    my place in the union allows me to sit it on all of our Nazi-like discussions.  in this information-rich age, some people can look up information and think they’re getting the real inside scoop…while others can actually be in the inside seeing it first hand.

  • Mattmark

    dlb Mad Mattmark What is your first-hand experience?  (Aside from being brainwashed yourself?)

  • dlb Mad

    Mattmark
    nice bait and switch ass hole.
    the NHL isn’t a typical union.  but you jumped on my comment about unions and labour peace.  interesting.
    who are you the king of, anyway?

  • Mattmark

    dlb Mad Mattmark Thank you.  You’ve lost your temper and resorted to invective, a sure sign that you lack confidence you could ever win any sort of civil debate.  😉

    No wonder you sneer at the endorsement of a ‘teacher.’

  • Cloud09

    dlb Mad mcloki I like Bettman’s schtick, it’s very entertaining. He’s like a little worm but a great interview and I love to hate him.

  • dlb Mad

    Cloud09
    haha, he plays a good villain.  maybe he’s a real jerk.  beats me.

  • Mattmark

    Cameron19 dlb Mad As usual, the anti-unionist turns out to be anti-learning in general.  Forget him.

  • dlb Mad

    Mattmark
    there’s nothing civil about lies

  • dlb Mad

    Mattmark
    not anti-union at all.
    i’m just not full in blind like you.

  • LeafsGuru

    I almost went on a long rant about unions, for some it works ( I personally don’t think they do)

  • Cameron19

    dlb Mad Cameron19 I didn’t want names. I just felt the implication was that there are tons of people out there living an exorbitant lifestyle with minimal work. Obviously any union is going to have to deal with fringe members who violate the spirit of the agreement, but that is typically matched and more by the employer trying to cut corners and horde at every turn.

    For the record, “my” Union does nothing for me but prevent me from getting a permanent contract and force me into continual terms. We also have to present doctor’s notes to use sick days now, so there is no one taking every Friday off any more. The people I know who might take advantage of some of the perks of the Union are in their 60’s. Even if I don’t agree, I can sympathize.

  • Mattmark

    Cloud09 dlb Mad mcloki He doesn’t have to get crunched along the boards for his money.  He works in an air-conditioned office.  But for really getting your nose out of joint, how about $17 million in legal fees?  Fair cap hit, what?

  • dlb Mad

    Mattmark
    lol

  • dlb Mad

    Cameron19
    you always go crazy with your interpretation of what you read, and there’s never any guarantee you took the meaning the right way.
    you just like to argue.

  • mcloki

    CanuckUKinToronto Burtonboy Don’t be a fatalist. Rogers will bend to the will of the people if theirs an outcry. So sign the damn petition. If only to spare me one night of listening to Hughson.

    IF you want to make it real effective just add in this note. 
    I’m switching to BELL is Sportsnet doesn’t make Bowen the voice of the Leafs. It won’t take much to change their minds then.

  • Cameron19

    dlb Mad Cameron19 I’m not going crazy with what I read. You said some people who don’t deserve jobs are making a lot of money. I simply asked who these people were. Not individuals, but what profession are they in? It sounds like you work with teachers, so I’m guessing you mean them – but I don’t know any teachers raking it in while doing nothing. It’s a pretty modest living, and if you’re being a lazy ass, you’re making your job way harder.

  • vinoa

    dlb Mad I really don’t think Cam was arguing with you on any particular point (mostly because you didn’t really make any points). This might be another case of people not paying attention to what the other wrote.