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 Post subject: Re: Horrible overreactions by members of HFboards/captain
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:16 am 
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online people recounting their competitive sports credentials as part of their effort to defend fellow elite athletes against virtue signalling mobs, seem to be, signalling, some sort of credential that entitles them to some sort of authority!


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I love when people throw out “virtue signalling” in a way that is very clearly anti-virtue


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Me So Hronek wrote:
People in my men's league use that particular slur like it's oxygen they're breathing but I've never not recoiled at hearing it.

I'm surprised you didn't find a "How come black people can call each other the n-word but I can't???" complaint.


Kinda surprising now that I think about it, I haven't been called a homophobic slur in beer league in at least a couple years!


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We had an incident recently where one of our Midget teams was taunting an opposing kid, calling him "PK" and other just-barely-borderline racist shit. The president of our minor hockey assoc just happened to be in attendance.

Next practice he sent one of our developers, a large imposing black man with a minor pro career to bag skate them and then lecture them on all the crap he faced over the years. I liked the approach.


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A Drouin / Mantha trade proposal thread somehow got into a ten-post back and forth about rounding. Mantha averaged .5978 points per year, which one person had rounded up to .6, and another person lost their shit about them lying about it and not knowing how to round.


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well when Mantha plays his 1000th game it's gonna be egg on his face


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Regarding what it would take to get Sam Bennett on Florida...

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There isn't much of a trade to be made for him. He's too unique. The only Panthers player Calgary would legitimately consider moving him for on Florida's roster is Barkov, but Florida wouldn't make that trade.

EDIT: Well, Trochek too, but same deal.

Basically in terms of value to Calgary, factoring in team needs and cap hits you have

Florida's Untouchables
Sam Bennett
The rest of Florida's roster


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huberdeau is a bum


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How can you even suggest the name Dawes in the same sentence as Panarin and Gusev?

Kapaned scored 20 goals? OK, does that mean that NYR would only need a minor add to Vlad Namestnikov (scored 20+ goals) and John Gilmour who torched the AHL this year for a dman on the worst team in the league, for us to get Gusev?

Gusev is a raw talent and will light up the NHL. He is the ultimate best player in the world outside of the NHL. Proven at every level - unlike Dawes.

Lets revisit this next year and we will see a season of Gusev putting up 60+ points in his 1st season.


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Dubas isn't trading a #1C signed longterm for 4.5M who had a shooting % dip. IF he was going to trade Kadri, it would have been last season when his value was sky high.


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible overreactions by members of HFboards/captain
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Crazy conspiracy theory I unearthed about Arthur Kaliyev that explains why he dropped.
It begins with this post by Damien Cox.

https://twitter.com/DamoSpin/status/1142262502518132736

Arthur Kaliyev is clearly dropping like a stone. Will we be told why? Because people know. But it doesn’t fit with the every-pick-is-a-good-person-and-a-great-pick narrative.

This all sounds very ominous. Damien Cox is a known blowhard though, so I wouldn't put too much stock in that. However in the replies to that tweet I found something intriguing.

https://twitter.com/KETibbetts/status/1 ... 9605640192

Is it because some people think he's actually a 1999 birth year? Because that's what some people know.

Very interesting. This led to some digging.

It turns out there's been an Arthur Kaliyev age controversy all along that I didn't know about.

https://www.thespec.com/sports-story/81 ... r-bulldog/

A rumour has been making the rounds in Ontario Hockey League arenas and in the press that Arthur Kaliyev isn't actually 16 years old.

Now here's where the story gets good. While researching what pick my team might take, I noticed that Kaliyev's birthplace was reported differently by many different outlets.

Local Peterborough paper

https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com ... -contract/

Kaliyev, 15, is a significant signing for the Bulldogs. Russian-born and American-raised, he was also being courted by the U.S. National Development Team Program in the lead-up to last month's OHL draft. At the time, however, Staios was confident his 26th overall pick would choose Hamilton.

The Hockey News:

https://thehockeynews.com/news/article/ ... n-hamilton

Born in Uzbekistan, Kaliyev moved to Staten Island, NY, when he was two years old. He grew up in the borough and lived there until he was 13, when the family moved to Michigan to further Arthur’s hockey career.

And let's go back to that Hamilton paper from the very beginning...

A 6-foot-2, 185-pound winger, Kaliyev was born to Russian parents in Staten Island, NY on June 26, 2001

Whoa whoa whoa, what the fuck? How does this man have 3 birthplaces?

Hang on...

He also has a quick, heavy and effective shot, which, coupled with a light accent (his family speaks Russian at home), helps fuel the rumblings

How does a guy supposedly born in the USA have a Russian accent? Almost all second generation immigrant kids speak their native language at home but have no accent when speaking English whatsoever.

Here's where it all comes to together:

The player we know as Arthur Kaliyev is actually the real Arthur Kaliyev's elder brother by two years. Fake Arthur was born in Uzbekistan (sloppy writer doesn't know geography) and moved with his parents to Staten Island. Here, the real Arthur Kaliyev was born an American Citizen.

Unfortunately the real Arthur Kaliyev died in childhood. With the threat of deportation hanging over the family, the Kaliyevs forced their eldest son to pose as the real Arthur Kaliyev to ensure the family could stay. Maybe Fake Arthur doesn't even know he's Fake Arthur, which is why he goes around telling reporters he was born in Uzbekistan like he remembers.

One final twist: What if none of this is true and the LA Kings engineered this whole conspiracy to draft him at 33?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAAlDoAtV7Y


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible overreactions by members of HFboards/captain
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:25 am 
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I lost it when I got to "the real Arthur Kaliyev died in childhood"


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Yes. Now that's the stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible overreactions by members of HFboards/captain
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i don't understand how deportation plays into that


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible overreactions by members of HFboards/captain
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and if you use one kid to pretend to be another kid, how do you explain what happened to the kid who's now the other kid?


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible overreactions by members of HFboards/captain
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:25 am 
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god bless hfboards


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible overreactions by members of HFboards/captain
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:54 am 
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To be fair, that was r/hockey (I was doing Google research on Kaliyev for fantasy draft purposes), but it's basically the same thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible overreactions by members of HFboards/captain
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:48 pm 
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The trade forum thread for the Aho offer sheet is on part six, which means they’ve had over 200 pages of posts on that offer sheet. Literally any page you click on will have an insane post from a Habs fan.


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a good thing to do if you want to get some HF action is talk about how the hatred Leafs fans held for Jake Gardiner is based largely on his nationality


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Reinhart has a different skillset than Draisaitl, but he's not a worse player.


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