That would be a great matchup...I don’t want any part of CAR.In Dom's simulation, B's lost to the Blues last night. 2nd regulation loss since the pause. We'll chalk that up to resting veterans.
1 game left, 117 points, facing either NYI (66% ) or CAR (34%) in the first round.
Damn - sorry to hear man. Condolences.So..
As I've mentioned a couple times around RMPS - I play for a disabled veteran beer league hockey team down here in DC. On Friday, one of our players (and more importantly, one of our friends) took his own life.
We're trying to raise some money for his family by selling some special shirts/hoodies. Every penny made on them goes directly to them. Some of you may recognize the image we stripped down on the back of the shirt. No pressure to grab one or anything - but I know a lot of you are hockey fans, some of you are military, and most of you are good people.
Having worked with Epic (I wrote biometric identification software that wrapped around Epic so hospitals could have positive patient identification), I am impressed.What are you guys doing to avoid going stir-crazy?
I'm working remotely and my job has been positively insanely busy (I'm an Epic analyst - building and maintaining hospital records systems and, of course, have spent the past 3+ weeks frantically setting up telehealth and remote visits), but my usual release of band practices and shows is obviously on hold.
We got phone-only Telehealth built in about a day, and then video integration from contracts signed with Zoom to doctors using it with real patients in about 8 days. It was a whirlwind. I was the PM on it too so unfortunately I didn't get to do any of the build for it (I really enjoy that aspect), but got to tell people what to do for a few days. So that was nice.Having worked with Epic (I wrote biometric identification software that wrapped around Epic so hospitals could have positive patient identification), I am impressed.
I've been doing yoga for a couple months, but being home every day has helped make it a habit. Taking some time every day for the explicit purpose of making myself feel better has been helpful. It also helps build a sweat and make me the right kind of tired. That's been helpful.
I've also been slowly building up a freezer full of food. I go to the store at 7 AM twice a week and buy a week's worth of meal prep each time. I freeze half and am now up to a 3-ish week freezer backlog. 100% comfort food and stuff I'm excited to eat. I'm glad I learned how to cook as an adult.
I'm binge-watching science documentaries and shows. Sci Show and Crash Course on YouTube are great. The original 1977 Cosmos, the 2014 update, or the now-airing continuation are good.
I'm also still tele-meeting with my therapist. She is needed and rocks. If any of you are having a hard time, I would seriously consider finding a therapist if you can. They work.
You know I have 15 years of .NET (mostly C#) experience right? I'm not going to write your app for you, but I can definitely point you to some good resources if it will help.Second, @AMcGhie , thank you for the videos. I've been in the house for 3 1/2 weeks, and my job was basically my workout before, and also my sleep schedule, so I've been struggling with ways to remain somewhat active and find a way to get up and go in the morning. It's been difficult to get any semblance of a sleep schedule, and when I wake up at 9 and have to go straight into homework, I feel like I wasted the day. 5:30 to 8:30, before everyone else wakes up, is my only quiet time right now, and I need to force myself to get back to waking up early.
I've been learning C#, to try and put an app together, and I've also gotten into streaming OOTP 21 a few nights a week, running tournaments and opening packs. I'm planning on streaming a different game tomorrow, and getting out of my comfort zone, but haven't decided what game yet.
I did not know that, thanks for the offer. I'm really just at the beginning stages right now, to be honest. I'm taking a course on Udemy, which is pretty good so far (it starts with the basics, unlike some of the other ones I have seen that just throw you into the coding piece). But I'm not even sure I know what kind of resources I would be looking for at this point, though I will keep your offer in mind!You know I have 15 years of .NET (mostly C#) experience right? I'm not going to write your app for you, but I can definitely point you to some good resources if it will help.
I don’t necessarily disagree, but is that worth it if he’s a disruption in the room and doesn’t buy into what everyone else on this team does? Pretty sure that was the worry.Has enough time passed now to say the Seguin trade was Neelys biggest mistake? He’s approaching 300 goals with Dallas since the trade and he’s still only 28.
I don't see them not protecting Getzlaf, he was their #1 prospect and was on the roster. I bet they end up with Perry/Kunitz, Bobby Ryan, plus a pick or something. Better than what they got, but not franchise altering I don't think.Speaking of the trades, the Thornton trade has been somewhat in the news lately. Brian Burke said he beat San Jose's offer and that he's bitter the Bruins didn't take his deal. He was GM of Anaheim at the time, claims he told O'Connell he would protect 5 players on his NHL roster. O'Connell could have 2 roster players outside the 5 Burke protected plus prospects and at least a first round pick. O'Connell denies Burkie's story, but a fun what if.
Burke probably protects Selanne, Scott Niedermayer, Andy McDonald, Francois Beachemin and then probably 1 of Getzlaf, Perry, Lupul. So hypothetically the Bruins could've ended up with Getzlaf, a lesser roster player, prospects, picks. I wouldn't change a thing, but an alternate universe where the Bruins have Getzlaf and Bergeron down the middle for 15-20 years is an interesting one. The only other rumored Thornton trade was to Florida for Luongo straight up.
What do you mean about the timeline confusion?If I remember correctly at the time, there was an “anonymous team executive” claiming that if he knew Thornton was on the block, he would’ve beat the offer. That sounds an awful lot like Burkie. I think he may be confusing timelines in his old age.
The only reason I think maybe they end up with Getzlaf is that he's a center and Joe displaces him. You're right though, the more likely scenario is Perry/Lupul which is pretty bleh.I don't see them not protecting Getzlaf, he was their #1 prospect and was on the roster. I bet they end up with Perry/Kunitz, Bobby Ryan, plus a pick or something. Better than what they got, but not franchise altering I don't think.
Even if they got Getzlaf, would he have given them THAT much more over the years than Krejci has? A little more, probably, but not a huge amount more production. But if they have Getzlaf I bet Krejci gets traded, as he's certainly not getting signed to his current contract or given the opportunity he received.
Good call, I didn't even think about that.The only reason I think maybe they end up with Getzlaf is that he's a center and Joe displaces him. You're right though, the more likely scenario is Perry/Lupul which is pretty bleh.
I think if they get Getzlaf, they keep Krejci but don't sign Savard.
MOC works for the LA Kings. He’s the director of player development. I like Burke as well. His honesty in interviews is refreshing and he’s highly entertaining. But I think he’s a little confused here. Just my opinion based on comments after the trade.What do you mean about the timeline confusion?
If folks haven't read back on Burke's twitter timeline, he did an awesome Q+A a few days ago. Answered a ton of questions honestly (and humorously). That's where this all started and he was very detailed about the trade specifics. MOC then came out and said it was all complete fabrication, and Burke has told him he'll get the other guys on the calls to verify it.
Considering MOC never worked in the game again, and Burke is relentlessly honest and self-deprecating, I know who I believe.
Agreed with all of this.Bottom line is he got traded because they felt like he couldn’t be relied on to show up and do everything that he needed to do off the ice in the playoffs. And honestly, the few times that Dallas has made the playoffs, he’s either been hurt or ineffective. And now he’s making cap killing money.
My biggest issue is the same issue that I had with the Thornton trade. If you are going to trade a young guy like that, it’s either for a legit game changer or 1st round picks and top prospects.
Well shoot.MOC works for the LA Kings. He’s the director of player development. I like Burke as well. His honesty in interviews is refreshing and he’s highly entertaining. But I think he’s a little confused here. Just my opinion based on comments after the trade.