Todd Bersnoozi wrote:Yeah, why would anyone wanna play in Vancouver cuz it rains all the time? Every player should just sign for one of those Cali teams or Tampa/Florida. Who cares about playing in a hockey market or for playing for a team that is a contender.
Blob Mckenzie wrote:ukcanuck wrote:
Guess you meant the guy who twittered the story
Nope ...just a sarcastic comment on my part is all.
I am more pissed at Gillis for his slumber this offseason .
Blob Mckenzie wrote:Todd Bersnoozi wrote:Yeah, why would anyone wanna play in Vancouver cuz it rains all the time? Every player should just sign for one of those Cali teams or Tampa/Florida. Who cares about playing in a hockey market or for playing for a team that is a contender.
Speaking only for myself ..... I LOATHE the rain and it's doubtful I'm alone in hating the rain. You may like it..... you may enjoy being indoors and getting soaked just going out to pick up groceries. You may hate things like golf, fishing, going to the beach etc....playing with your kids outside, barbecues... you know even staying dry while walking 15 minutes at the park or whatever.
Last time I checked the Cali teams had won cups recently and the Florida teams were loaded with young talent.
Cornuck wrote:Yes, but the rain in Vancouver ruins an otherwise amazingly beautiful city. That's the frustrating part.
Mondi wrote: People complain about the weather in Vancouver seemingly because beyond bike lanes, there isn't much else to whine about.
donlever wrote:...I guess I could bat responses back about all those things (like how the crime stats are politically manipulated (you of all people Mondi...for shame ) and that a fair percentage of crimes go unreported or do not make the "stat" sheet due to the PD and court system being overwhelmed for instance) and we could spend 3 pages debating it but meh, internet squabbling is so droll at this point in my message board career.
Regardless the point remains the same...there is much more than simply weather to be concerned about in our fair city.
Drivers sucking in Vancouver subjective(?)...well strictly speaking yes but c'mon my friend...it's a freaking war zone out there...
As an aside through family circumstance I have a pretty close relationship with the down and dirty of drugs in this City....I've spoken before of a niece who got trapped in the world of crack and heroin, muling, selling, transporting and the like...the stories are as frightening as they come...stunningly so even. For the most part people have no idea about some of the shit that goes down on the streets.
Innocent, intelligent, going about their business people can in a millisecond be caught in the midst of the drug culture.
She spoke to me one time of a random guy, his Mercedes and bling in a Surrey shopping mall lot in the middle of the day ending up tied up in his trunk, filled with who knows what from who knows how clean of a needle for the better part of 16 hours while the crackheads used his car, credit cards, cash and bling to finance their party.
The story gets deeper and uglier but enough said for now.
Totally innocent random dude.
No one in law has any idea of who did the deed and the people will never get punished for it.
They will do it again though.
Stories you never hear on the CBC evening news.