Already repped but wow am I respecting this thread! So badass
SOG isn't reflective of the chances in this game. The Canucks attempted 27 shots and 24 missed the net or were blocked. Got to get those through and on net Edler and Garrison!
Both teams had 32 blocked shots. Lots of sacrifice on both sides last night. That one shift by Bouma was amazing.
But you're right. Nucks D need to get shots to the net.
Wasn't the most exciting game either…
FYP. Generally speaking the CF has been Conservative in their leanings. Often their families as well. Veterans. Supporters of the military.
We are not happy with what's being done with vets because we know it'll happen to us next.
We're not happy with what's being done with our benefits, especially given what is asked of us.
We're not happy with the way the government is treating our brothers and sisters with PTSD.
And now you see the Minister of National Defence either a) has no clue what is going on in his own portfolio, or b) knows exactly what is going on in his portfolio and is using that to try to embarass one of our own. Neither are signs of good leadership.
I'm done being a Conservative supporter and many of my co-workers feel the same. I'd like to think that the last federal election was a wakeup call for the Liberals, it seems that the Conservatives are in for the same next year.
You're absolutely correct. This will just push CF support further from the Cons. While I'm a bit surprised they are "attacking" a group planted firmly within their base, I'm not surprised at the behaviour.
Many civil servants get a nice package when they retire. This is trivial for what the man did for our country.
I'm sure he got the nice package as well as the pension. All deserved.
The optics are still bad.
Funny thing is that it won't help The Con cause at all. Loyalty in the CF could really take a hit.
Did you read the article? About $60k was for real estate commissions. That's about right for a $1M home in Ottawa area. Pretty standard procedure for employer to pay RE commission for a move.
And you're totally missing the point. This happens all the time when long-serving senior civil servants retire. But this general is joining the Lib party so suddenly it's a Con targeting opportunity.
You're defending the indefensible.
Did you read my post? Basically I said the optics are bad. Nothing more really. You must have missed the "Con Scapegoating". I didn't think my post was that long…
Did you see the "could have" cost $60,000K in Real-esate fees? "Could have" isn't "about" but I guess you could have missed that too.
Standard procedure for a move across the neighbourhood? Tell me more of these employers.
It's an obvious smear. The optics are bad. Entitled or not, it does have the look of entitlement.
I'm sure the General has tonnes of Dirt if he wants to bite back. If he does, I'll cheer him on.
Didn't see this on here yet, but our Minister of Defence, Rob Nicholson, has decided to take pot shots at General (Retired) Andrew Leslie. I served under him in 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group when he was the Brigade Commander - nothing but respect for him.
I've already emailed the Minister and will also write my MP. Total bullshit.
The "move upon retirement" has been standard procedure forever.
While I agree its more Con Scapegoating, the General was paid $75,000+ to move to a house in the same neighbourhood or somewhat nearby. S.P. or not, you have to admit that was not in the best taste.
i also like that there was some bystander intervention. They stopped the beating but also said they would get the stuff back if he took it.
Those two guys are rockstars. Even using "Gentlemen" when addressing the two dickheads. Way to go bystanders!
Question for all the hockey pundits on here, what coach or player is going to say to the media "Yeah, we were told to drop the gloves first shift?" I'd wager anyone who did would likely have a plane ticket to the minors or back to the house they grew up in waiting for them.
Someone also explain how Smid is a "goon" with 14 pro fights in his career plus being an Olympian, and Bieska is an angel in all this with only 64 career pro fights?
Seems to go along with the Canucks and their "We didn't do anything wrong whining"
Show me the quote where someone said Bieksa is an angel…
Need another straw to grasp at?