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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:15 pm

Topper wrote:Lets put the first ten rows of seating below ground level and just for fun, lets build the stadium on a river bank.

Is that like building glass houses in an earthquake zone?
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby BladesofSteel » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:51 pm

Or better yet. Let it freeze in the winter and then Calgary can be the first team in the NHL to experiment with a larger ice surface.

I've been pining for allowing teams to dictate their own ice size for years (within an NHL sanctioned min/max limit of course)

This would be a perfect opportunity. :D
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby BCExpat » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:38 am

Topper wrote:Lets put the first ten rows of seating below ground level and just for fun, lets build the stadium on a river bank.


The same thing can be said about many areas in Calgary, including much of the downtown core with their 5 levels of underground parking. What a shit show.

Anyway, none of my downtown clients are back to work yet, so it's almost like a holiday for me. Unfortunately, it's going to be super busy once they are all back to work.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby ODB » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:41 am

Wow, Van peeps really hate Calgary eh? Ummmm as if Calgary is the only city that could suffer a natural diasester. Of course it's because they're stupid.

*Google's Pacific Ring of Fire and wonders why people would build a city on top of it*

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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Topper » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:54 am

ODB wrote:Wow, Van peeps really hate Calgary eh? Ummmm as if Calgary is the only city that could suffer a natural diasester. Of course it's because they're stupid.

]'s Pacific Ring of Fire and wonders why people would build a city on top of it*[/b]

:look:

I wouldn't live in Richmond (Google liquifaction), but I'll take my chances in a solid wood frame house built on terra firma with proper construction techniques.

Same with my cabin in a hurricane zone. Built it properly.

I have as much disdain for trailer park dwellers in tornado zones and waterheads on hockey boards.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby ORCA » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:20 am

The Paddledome??

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A friend of mine owns a staffing company (temps and the like)... he says they are throwing army upon army of people at the Stampede Grounds clean up effort.

Everything will go on as planned.

This might also be just the kick in the pants needed for Calgary to get a new rink as well. After being to a few games here over the winter... safe to say the water in the rink is fitting. The place is a toilet. I'd take Pacific Coloseum over it any day of the week.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Topper » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:59 am

There is a sense of humour over there as one poster noted that as the Saddledome is flooded, the Flames trade for Davey Jones.

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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Strangelove » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:52 pm

Topper wrote:There is a sense of humour over there as one poster noted that as the Saddledome is flooded, the Flames trade for Davey Jones.


YARRRRR rename them the Calgary (Poo) Pirates.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby tantalum » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:55 am

Iginla has had a fine career but instrumental in the gold medal win? He was about as instrumental in that tournament as most of the hacks that are lucky enough to play next to Sidney Crosby.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby BCExpat » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:36 pm

Iggy's time has passed. No way he should be considered for the Olympic team.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Topper » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:34 pm

In a world where Ryan Smyth was invited to the camp in 2009, a guy like Iggy should have merited an invitation. Nobody says you have to add him to the roster but leaving him off the summer camp lost is weak.

I would bet Yzerman even gave him the choice for optics sake.

"Look Jarome, I could invite you for old times sake, but you're not going to pl...."

" Click..."

Also Jarome hates Calgary, why would he want to come back?...


If I was Jarome I'd just show up get dressed and go on the ice. Make someone have to be that dick who says "You weren't invited, Jarome" at which point I'd calmly hand over the scoresheets from the 2002 and 2010 gold medal games and say "Here's my invitation, bitch."

I'm disappointed he didn't even get an invite. He is one of the few guys that I think should get a look based on his legacy alone, especially considering his past performances for Canada. I didn't expect him to make the team for sure and we all know how emphasizing tenure over skill worked out for us in 2006, but to not be invited at all is a bit of a slap in the face as far as I'm concerned.

Maybe the idea behind leaving Iggy and Marty off the list was motivation. They were both going to be players who had legitimate chances of going to camp and not playing their way onto the team. Perhaps this way Yzerman and staff feel the can send a strong message: "show us you deserve to be on the roster during the first half of the season, cause right now we have our doubts". Could be they're wanted there, but the team wanted to make sure the didn't gain any sense of entitlement or become complacent. Iggy needs to prove himself a goal scorer again (and possibly someone who forechecks with the body as he used to, because, although its Russia and big ice, some physical intimidation would be nice) and Marty has to prove he can start on his team over a possible team USA member...that rant over, I feel Marty could play his way on, don't see Iggy doing it.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby BurningBeard » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:07 pm

I haven't seen so much grasping at straws since Rumsfeld started projecting Hodgson's career.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Rumsfeld » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:04 pm

BurningBeard wrote:I haven't seen so much grasping at straws since Rumsfeld started projecting Hodgson's career.


Aw, is Burningturd trying to get invited into the get-along gang's homer treehouse? That's cute.

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Yuk it up while you can because if you think 60 points this year and 70 the next for Hodgson is "grasping at straws" maybe Bountiful really is the site for you. Ask Blaster86 if you can be his imbecile wingman. :lol:

See it's easy to keep preaching positivity to Canucks fans on a Canucks website... it's what the yokels want to hear and
if you're wrong nobody will call you on it. Strangelove has been predicting a Canucks Stanley Cup every year since '07!

But unlike most of you gutless fucks I'm willing to go out on a limb once in a while and actually MAKE some predictions instead of wallowing in the safe little shallow end with the rest of the toddlers. I was Captain Optimist until the '12 playoffs, when I realized this team was not built for playoff hockey and our core was mentally weak. If more of you guys had a set of dropped balls there might actually be some decent debate on this site right now... but people are too scared of being cast out of the pink treehouse where the get-along gang resides.

Sorry that I'm not thrilled about trading away two excellent young players for a shitty return... at a time when we could deperately use them. :roll:

I'm keeping track of all the shots thrown my way and mark my words, I'll be rubbing each and every one of your noses in the shit that's spewing out of your mouths. :sly:

Oh and Burningturd, better get home in time for cucumber sandwhiches. Meds is coming over for a playdate.

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