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  1. Well it's not like throwing rocks at each other, but it will do in a pinch.
  2. These two teams are stupid fast. My club is going to have to stay in front of them and take advantage of their mistakes to win this one. Big step up from the Leafs and Jets. That's for sure.
  3. I read Paper Tiger and really liked it. If things ever calm down a bit I should get this book or one of his others.
  4. I got a couple of friends that shave strokes. One of them does it shamelessly, rolls his ball whether it needs it or not and will never card anything higher than an eight. There is no pretense. We have fun when we go out. The other guy is a better player who could be really good if he played on a more regular basis. He'll give you a score and be dead serious about it. He'll talk about it and that used to frustrate the heck out of me. After years around this guy, I'm convinced that he simply forgets bad strokes and it doesn't bother me any more.
  5. The relative strictness that the league's officials call penalties ebbs and flows over time. I remember directly after the 04-05 lockout that refs were whistling all manner of obstruction penalties. Half the game was on the power play for one team or the other. Hooking penalties were very popular. Practically speaking, you could call a boatload of penalties in most games, so they sort of pick and choose the more significant ones. If it erases a clear-cut scoring chance, it is much more likely to get a whistle. It's kind of like holding penalties in American football. Call too many p
  6. Cross-checking can often be a two-minute penalty as well. It depends on the severity which is up to referee discretion. Vicious shots may draw a five-minute penalty, but you'll also see a lot of small cross-checks go unpenalized from game to game.
  7. That would generally be ruled interference. Normally, a two-minute penalty. It is one of those calls that are missed on a not infrequent basis.
  8. My point was that there is a lot of gray area. The other guy's argument was that it was black and white. My use of non-contact was merely to illustrate the one way you could make it less subjective.
  9. If there wasn't still grey area then, by your logic, the NHL would have dealt out several of your 10-game suspensions. I know. The dinosaurs are still in charge. Don't fret. The trend is obvious. Player protection is a priority and eventually the NHL will be a non-contact version of the sport. I'm sure you and your enlightened friends will enjoy the game very much.
  10. Other than those with undue political influence, which I see too often in my home country, it boils down to faith in "scientific reality". With 100% faith in what these vaccine manufactures have produced, it is an easy answer. Not everyone has that faith. I got no idea where Rahm was in this decision of his. I tend to think Nicklaus had nothing to do with it.
  11. I don't disagree with you about the idea of getting the vaccine is a good idea. At the same time, piling on Rahm is something I find distasteful. It's a decision people got to make for themselves. I got no idea why he decided not to get it. Maybe he's paying the price now. We as people have to make our decisions and live with the consequences.
  12. There is a heck of a lot of gray area in there. "Non-hockey plays"? So what exactly is that anyway? Obviously there are gratuitous examples (Hunter on Turgeon), It, I think, is easier in theory than it is in practice.
  13. Ever since the CTE became a well-known public fact, the NHL has been walking a tight rope. The league knows full well that a large number of its customers want a physical game with full, robust body checking. But now it can't afford to have guys get seriously injured the way they used to. The result is this weird, uneven style of disciplining various infractions. In regard to the Schiefele-Evans incident I've seen people say he ought to get 10 games, 4 games or nothing at all, even a charging minor. The challenge for the NHL is finding some sort of consistent way to deal with things.
  14. Realistically, golf is a game that will always demand a level of decorum from spectators. The reason why is because golf's spectators have demanded as much. Having an atmosphere like football, basketball or hockey won't do. If someone were looking for that, they wouldn't be at a golf tournament in the first place.
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