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#1 BladeReturns

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

Here is what I consider a must read:

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:23 AM

I would only buy that book in order to burn it

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

I would only buy that book in order to burn it


That says more about you than it does JR. I loved it when Hatch blew him up late in the 98/99 season and would tell JR so. But I would also tell him that his book was one of the best hockey reads of the past 20+ years and that I appreciate that he is a stand-up guy who is frank and willing to say what he believes, which is something the league needs more of these days.

To this day, I can watch Hatch's hit and still appreciate what he did to JR and the reason why. At the same time, I can appreciate JR's grit through it all and through a career that saw more of the same as a result of a puck to the face. JR is undeniably a character and one tough Mo Fo.

If you can’t appreciate, admire and even like JR even just a little bit for that, then you really aren’t a fan of the game. But hey, more power to you.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:58 AM

Hurr, I'm not a fan of the game because I don't like an annoying dooshbag player, ok dude

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:02 PM

Apparently you like Ed Belfour, a player widely known as a hoser and Ahole. And a friend of JR's, btw.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

Apparently you like Ed Belfour, a player widely known as a hoser and Ahole. And a friend of JR's, btw.

I'm not reading a damn book written by a player I don't respect, sorry

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:02 AM

Perhaps if you read it, you might find you do respect him. Does the respecting thing determine monikers for you as well? Just curious.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

Ed Belfour is my all time favorite player. JR is a *****

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Belfour has been known to be a **** to fans and even kid fans sometimes, which I have personally witnessed. JR is old school in that respect having learned how to treat fans from the likes of Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull.

Yeah, JR is an ....... and Belfour is a saint. ROTFLMAOS

But hey, Eddie was one of the top goalies to play the game and the Stars wouldn't have won the SC without him much less gone to two straight SCFs. That I give him.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

Ok, friend. Listen to my words.

I like Ed Belfour

I don't like JR

Im not defending some of the dumb **** Belfour did. But, I like him. I don't like JR. Therefore, I will not read his book.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

I like how people limit themselves based solely on idiotic biases. I makes for interesting study in human behavior.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

Like how you've fooled yourself into believing Bettman is solely responsible for the lock-out?

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:48 PM

Not the lone factor but definitely the major factor, the common denominator. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.

When your MO and first inclination is lockout and your first offer of negotiation is viewed as ridiculous by the vast majority [and likely viewed as not serious and even insincere by those you represent], it is a bit of a stretch to believe that anyone other than the blind, dumb and the asleep view believe that the person was anything less than the major factor in the impasse.

Apparently, Bettman follows a negotiation checklist he found in some long discarded Negotiaton 101 text book because its principles are outdated and counter productive.




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