Meds wrote:Mondi wrote:When it comes to providing sources for an argument, I have one highly connected NHL writer. You have rhetorical claims. Are you closer to the league and have better sources than DamoSpin? Do you honestly believe that you have more insight than him, someone who spends his life on the topic?
And that means exactly Jack Shit. Sports WRITERS have about as much insight as the average avid fan of the game. The difference is that they break the story and find out about half and hour before the rest of the world.....it's their job. When I count out the number of "connected" writers who have stated something that is a "rumor" but gone on and say it's a "safe bet" and then been totally wrong......well I run out of fingers and toes in a hurry.
Insight? LMAO! Most of the talking heads get a few tips here and there, but if you follow the game closely enough, you can generally tell who is going to be a buyer and a seller, and you can look and see what names and contracts are likely to be moved. But you tell us all about your sports writer who is so highly connected.....Mondi wrote:And I'll say is that if you interpret the bible literally...it may call into question your common sense. And let's face it, common sense is required to play sports.
Mike Gartner interpreted it literally.....but he was a terrible hockey player. The loser only scored a little over 700 goals in his career.
Dan Hamhuis interprets it literally. He has absolutely ZERO hockey sense and is a terribly stupid defenseman.
Paul Henderson.....there's another. Man what did he ever do as a hockey player?
Jarome Iginla says he interprets it literally. Total bust as an athlete.....all the tools but no sense.
Mike Fisher, Shane Doan, Joe Sakic, Markus Naslund, Val Bure......
Some sources list the Staal brothers, Cam Ward, Robyn Regehr, Curtis Joseph, Al McInnis, and Glen Wesley. All gifted athletes who just couldn't put it together on the ice.
Now that's just hockey.....and it isn't even a complete list. Shall we dive into other sports like baseball and football? I mean, after all, you did generalize by saying "...play sports".
Keep 'em coming Mondi.
Go read Booth's twitter account and you tell me if you think this guy screams common sense.
The rest of your post is just you screaming at me and arguing using rhetorical claims. No need to respond.
As for those of you who say "Garrison is better than Salo, and if you disagree it means you don't even watch the games"...have a look at Salo. He's +10 on the Lightning. And, unless you all have Game Centre, you haven't seen one single Salo game this year.
There is an argument to be made. Particularly if you people are arguing based on Salo's performance last season.
Furthermore, my point was that Ballard prevented us from keeping Salo AND acquiring Garrison. And lastly, Garrison + Ballard is a higher cap hit than Salo + Erhoff. People love to point out Erhoff's deficiencies, of course these are very intangible deficiencies especially when you compare them with his ability to lead the PP, lead the breakout and his 50+ points. Nucks had the #1 PP with Salo and Erhoff. And the #28 PP with Garrison and Ballard. etc...etc...etc...etc...etc...etc...etc...