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Old Jan 15, 20, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Even with a 6-1 lead, buds still nearly gave game away against one of the worst teams. Annoying.
#sportspuck
I was at the game yesterday behind the NJ goal (periods 1 and 3). Lots of goals :-)
If you give the Leafs forward space, man they can fly.
Now the D on the other hand......
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Old Jan 15, 20, 9:36 pm
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SHGs are bad, but the one that the Habs gave up tonight was extra brutal.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 8:11 am
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Man, it's cold in Edmonton; cold as the Raps in the second half last night in OKC.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
Man, it's cold in Edmonton; cold as the Raps in the second half last night in OKC.
Well the Raps did warm up in the end :-)
Apparently we are in for some snow in TO along with a severe Feb (whatever that means). I think we kind of forgot what winter looks like this year so perhaps a reminder is due.
My colleagues from YVR tell me that most of the suburbs shut down yesterday due to snow. How very Vancouver like. I believe half of Vancouver drives RWD, winter tires are unheard off as are snow plows. And if the driveway has a slope, you cannot go to work.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 9:54 am
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Lots of snow plows in my neighborhood. And winter tires as well. But I'm on hill that is over 100m tall and really steep which makes life interesting regardless.

The buses do manage to get up and down here okay but the larger issue for me is impact on the trains. They can't run fully automated in snow and have to be manually driven which slows them down. Buses in parts of Vancouver closer to the ocean have more issues though maybe due to the wetter snow there. Dunno.

But unlike AC, we only have snow a couple of days a year and people here simply don't handle it well. When I lived on the other side of the Continental Divide I recall the first snow of the year had a similar effect. I swear people acted like they'd never seen the stuff before. And that was in YXE which has more than a couple days of snow.

But I'm avoiding the carnage and working from home today.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by vernonc View Post
Well the Raps did warm up in the end :-)
Just barely; they were up by 30 and won by only 9 but IIRC the lead was down to 3 at one point in Q4.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 11:14 am
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Obviously there are people who do need to get around in Vancouver in spite of the transportation chaos but a lot of people and employers could do the world a favour and just stay home - leaving the roads a little clearer for first responders, employees of essential services, medical professionals, etc.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 11:15 am
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I found this amusing and interesting

Airport webcams and cleaning a runway in YUL. I took the screen shot just as the plows were heading out. Link is live so plows have moved




http://207.164.90.146:747/view/view....era%3D1&size=1

Airport webcams

https://airportwebcams.net

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Old Jan 16, 20, 8:09 pm
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Given all the #sportspuck media frenzy leading up to tonight's game, look who scored the game winner, in a shoot-out no less. #karma ?
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Old Jan 16, 20, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by YYC traveler View Post
Given all the #sportspuck media frenzy leading up to tonight's game, look who scored the game winner, in a shoot-out no less. #karma ?
#sportspuck !
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Old Jan 16, 20, 11:04 pm
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Originally Posted by YYC traveler View Post
Given all the #sportspuck media frenzy leading up to tonight's game, look who scored the game winner, in a shoot-out no less. #karma ?
Well, more karma if it were against the Oilers. But no Karma needed necessarily... he's a good player in his own right.
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Old Jan 17, 20, 5:49 pm
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I was just invited to YYC tonight, but I'm not sure I want to go with so little planned. Anyone want to host a do tomorrow?

I need to know in 20 minutes
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Old Jan 18, 20, 2:31 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I was just invited to YYC tonight, but I'm not sure I want to go with so little planned. Anyone want to host a do tomorrow?

I need to know in 20 minutes
Why didn't you e-mail me if you needed response that quickly?

Not sure I would have been up for putting on a Do, but you could definitely have joined me and Mrs. Smith at Buchanan's
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Old Jan 18, 20, 12:29 pm
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Why didn't you e-mail me if you needed response that quickly?

Not sure I would have been up for putting on a Do, but you could definitely have joined me and Mrs. Smith at Buchanan's
Mostly because I was at the gym when this happened. I did think of you <3

Still pushing it for a round-trip though
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Old Jan 18, 20, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Mostly because I was at the gym when this happened. I did think of you <3

Still pushing it for a round-trip though
Pushing what for a round trip?
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