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  1. Watching Rare Exports has been my favorite Christmas movie for 4 years now. Next to A Christmas Carol of course. Alistair Sims followed by Patrick Stewart’s followed by Reginald Owen. ANYHOW Rare Exports: It’s THE cutest most little boy movie EVER. It’s Finnish but don’t let that stop you from watching. It must be watched even when you feel yourself doubting it’s worth!!!!
  2. the Devils now do the walk of shame the cameras get The fisheye
  3. The way the guys acted after the firing tells me it was totally on Hynes. They were all mortified beyond sorry and sad. That was dread on those little boy faces not shame. Hynes made it real cushy for them.
  4. Stevens kids are probably having their own kids about now. His youngest is 22 I guestimated based on my own daughters age. I think his youngest was 6 when my 16 year old was born. Anyhow - piss on that. I wouldn’t wish these aholes on any first time head coach. I’d much rather a happy Stevens taking pot shots from his arm chair. Or, you know, broadcasterschair so Ican ogle him Thanks for that video btw
  5. I really don’t think he can handle the whole job. I just don’t think he knows how to delegate but thinks he does. HE can see how they’re best for their job but they aren’t fulfilling his vision. He IS the disconnect. There is something he’s just not grasping about managing every aspect simultaneously. The details are not getting sorted. I can garner the vision the big picture and from all angles. But I can’t see that it’s really gelling. I’m sure he can talk it through and you walk away satisfied and feeling focused but when you show up for work it’s probably just like OK I did all that and... I got nothin’. There it all is now why does it suck so bad?
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    He’s just playing like a guy without a clear sense of purpose. The roles aren’t being articulated beyond (I imagine) “you’re my (fill in the blank) guy - now go out there and do that thing you do!” None of the guys are really meshing and no one is clear on stepping up and defining roles for everyone. No one is telling them what they need to do to have purpose, you know?
  7. Wow and I thought I over think things Dude got fired. And anyone really needs to ask why? The team are spoiled little fvcks for the most part. There’s too much bullsh!tting around. You just look at them — all I could think is what the hell are you dipsh!ts smiling about? What the fvck with all this ego? Massive flashing sparkling teeth ego backed up by ZERO confidence Hmmmm who’s really to blame for them feeling so tri-state superstar? Ray Shero and his bumble*ucking PR team. It’s one thing to try to sell that bs to fans but a totally other thing when your stupid men-child players believe it. Hall is the only guy looking grumpy and NOT prancing around for photo ops Subban is paid to do that and he’s got a lot going on just figuring the lay of the land and all. I have surprisingly little problem with that. I’ve actually found his presence really clarifying in a crazy way His trying to figure out the Devils game just made it very clear there is none and that’s Hynes and ultimately Shero. The focus on hockey just floundered it’s so hard to find that balance. I’d rather have it too hockey heavy than to marketing heavy but honestly you all didn’t want that. So this is what it feels like to go over to the other side of the pendulum swing. Never won even on the way over though did they? Leaving the Lou guy in as Captain — good lord. Who ever thought that was a good idea? It’s trying to hold something you let go of. It’s an example of how there is no real knowledgeable plan It’s like a sh!tty cook - a little of Lou’s special sauce, and hmm. Some maple syrup that’s Canadian right? And what else do you think of when I say hockey... Good lord just find a single voice for this team one clear point of focus. Just — this is just so stupid and blurry and just tackling far too much all these broad brush strokes with no apparent over-all plan. Whatever. I can’t even get analytical because there’s been nowhere to delve the strategy is just so mixed — whatever. Just play hockey don’t see anything else Just the nice clean game of hockey
  8. I had another dream! i was working for TomEllis and he was running a company. I was a secretary and he was writing massively going apesh!t and I had a great idea but no way to get his attention. Then he finally rushed out of his office smiled at me while rushing by and booped me in the clavicle. I was thinking “sh!t he knew me but I still didn’t tell him my idea!” Then it morphed into a new dream which was fun but pretty run of the mill so I’ll spare you Scott Stevens! Step it up man! I’d like a nice Scotty dream please. I think you must have achieved career contentment or something.
  9. Cardiff Devils were in green and red as well this weekend. They must love NJ. It must be a thing. .
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    You’re next to never here. I didn’t even see the family at horse shows! Sheesh. Greg and his four legged girl friend broke up a few years ago. She’d get so giddy when she saw him then play all cool and hard to get. And be disgruntled when she saw me in the barn. Now shes been turfed out! Serves the old horse right! Hmphh
  11. Awwwe. Blake Coleman. Dude you have the AHL curse : happiness !!!! I get that. I totally get that. Well you just think long and hard what you want. I’m telling you you have it in you to stay- BUT you have to find a way to shake off contentment. Or and here’s what a friend of mine did be such an amazing lockroom guy the team and coach need you. That requires too much mucking about manipulation-wise. But if it’s sincere it’ll work. It’s probably easier to just massively focus on your game. Work ethic pump up but you’ve got to get the results too. Seriously. The Cup. It CAN happen don’t let your personal happiness keep you from your personal mind-blwwing happiness. You’ve got THE toughest job. Sorry I singled you out
  12. So... i have my usual psychological observations on this team. But another I have is that they’re quite delicate and vulnerable and don’t really have the mental protection Lou afforded teams of the past. You all can say he was hyper controlling etc. But if you’re in a situation like these guys - you need that - it’s protection. It’s a little bit of forced cohesion but cohesion nonetheless. I see Hall and he’s got so much going on. I’m sorry to say he seems to be the only one with his head in the right place and it seems to me that he’s getting ZERO managerial support. I’m just not seeing how these individuals can get it together. SO. Do I critique them all here in this place. Everything is an pretty simple fix but it’s a mental fix And you have to own the disconnect. It’s not a problem it’s just a thing that needs to be put aside. OK. So a small sample - Guy with hat and coffee on the instafeed. Dude. You’ve got to get it together ON ICE. I don’t give a fvck if you don’t know what you’re doing. fIGuRE it the fvck out!!! You know you can coast on several skills at your disposal but That’s outside of hockey. Get a fvckin clue and PLAY HOCKEy. It’s nice you’re getting yourself set up and you’re in a nice life space considering the crap output of the ensemble. But take a fvcking stand for the game. WANT MORE!!! You’ve got the hard life sh!t down. Now fvcking lead on ice man. Take responsibility for more than yourself. You CLEARLY can whether you know it or not. Whether it’s a cover for your anxiety and worry. Dude you look to be mentally strong as a fvckin OX. Share what you know effectively. PLEASE. And yes I can tell all this from one stroll into the locker room. I’m like that. Ask Stevens. It’s a gift ... and a curse . I also admit when I’m wrong so check back if an apology is due. And I trust you to know the truth of it.
  13. Aaaaaand... I have a question... but first How much do I love Rex Orange County? Such a brilliant little kid. My daughter almost has permission to marry him. But haha thinks he’s too old for her and swears too much. She thinks that lacks creativity. I don’t mind it with him. I was listening to Cake and she told me about this kid last Summer. His new album is fab! I intriduced her to Still Wuzzy not the best trade off. Oh well. Ok. The question...
  14. Hey dew! Check if maybe tap dancing would be good for you. It does build bones. But sometimes that’s not what you’re really going for
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    Yeah yeah. Just go for it man. All IN!! well. Actually I have no idea. I don’t play video games much. . But I would if I could!
  16. Guess what!!!! still bored. Or out of sorts or whatever. I did find that my vintage Frye boots are excellent for tap dancing and - true story - I did some nice pull backs and asked my daughter how she liked that. Well at first she just rolled her eyes and left the room - that’s pretty much the usual. But then at dinner I said “seriously what did you think ehh? EHH???” And she said and I quote: it was impressive. I always tell her everything is like tap dancing. I never took a lesson in my life of course but when she freaks out - logic problems are like tap dancing, playing the piano is like tap dancing. Basically you just visualize and hear what you have to produce. KNOW you just have to do it and shut your brain off and do it Im honestly not one bit like Scott Stevens is. I wish I was. I’m totally intuitive and if it just comes, it does ( that’s what he said). I hardly know how to be disciplined. I dispair of myself. Stevens doesn’t HAVE to be disciplined. I mean he just had the talent but he took nothing for granted. I worked for ballet but when it was clear that wasn’t going to happen I just did what I call Toa’d my way through the rest. I’m a floater — yet I do work. And I do make conscious choices. Ack. Gotta go. So. There. Bye
  17. I love Paul Rudd he’s like Bertie Carvel with a juvenial sense of humor. And a set of testicles ...
  18. Oh and fvcking up isn’t all that bad. I don’t mean to say that it is. I never regret anything. I’ve got fantastic stories filled with absolute mayhem and I take joy in all those mistakes. I had planned on making my life a series of awesome tales - true I would not have had children - and just as I really decided to commit to that life I met my husband! just. I wish the whole world could gain perspective. Perspective: Use it or lose it. That’s all
  19. Aaaaaaaand ...... still bored. rugby was a big fat trauma. No worse than Devils hockey. Much better in fact. I actually have more fun following Cardiff Devils because they’re much more down to earth. Grateful to play in an empty arena. I don’t know why slickness irritates the sh!t out of me. It’s just so disingenuous. I’m trying to just not say anything, if I can’t say anything nice. It’s so hard!!! Especially with very ... how do I put it? Just - like Amal Clooney say, she’s this wonderful philanthropic human rights activist - who spends thousands of dollars on an outfit - there’s just this massive disconnect that no one allows to register. Be a 1-percenter as they say - flaunt your wealth via physical adornment and pictures of forced fun and fake charm and really hollow relationships- how can they not be when it’s all so studied and documented? because whatever you’ve put out there is solely for marketing and to say how gorgeous and admirable they want to feel. It’s all just so tragic and unhappy. They all are just praying they’ve gotten it right this time. They’re all just obsessing about making it last or document it before it’s gone or something. It’s so distasteful and sad and not ... it’s not communal or communicative or connecting. It’s alienating and isolating and sad It’s just so self involved and ultimately filled with fear and unhappiness. Loneliness I think. Social media. . Marketing ones self A great artist shares of themselves via the art form. Why have we made it that they have to present bullsh!t marketed representations of themselves? yeah. I have to get headshots done. The world is pressuring me. I’m helping my kid start down this road. She understands it all so I’m OK with it . My husband wants me to earn my keep . I don’t have it in me. HEY. But I do NOT have flabby arms!!! Can you even stand it? I don’t have hoppy and Bob as Garrison Keillor called his 5th grade teachers upper arms as she wrote on the chalk board. OK. So that’s this weeks installment. It’s not so bad. And not so Stevens. Who I miss incidentally.
  20. So. Bored. Poor Laura from Kitchener. Here’s to hoping she wasn’t wanting to abrogate this thread. I just never stop. It massively sucks to be me. I even joined twitter but haven’t twit yet. It’s just so — annoying and self involved it’s people shouting into the void and getting a boner if anyone agrees. Then it just becomes manic shouting from everyone all at once I prefer to shout in the relative obscurity of an old school message board My latest is wanting to get a PhD in physics so I can be a philosopher. I love pontificating with objective truths there to back up my — well, kind of opinion actually. Well anyhow it’s Saturday and I have to get to work keeping the home. I hate that I enjoy that ...
  21. See now back in the day Scotty would say something off hand about rugby and Tada! Could be random - no personal cost to him. That’s the ways it’s done. Who needed to meet him even? . Just giving any would be hockey stars some pointers. Not Pointers
  22. Anyone watching rugby? My Rugby fan friend watched hockey on a visit to the city and decided she was a Rangers fan . I have a good reason to like the teams I like She has no reason to like the Rangers! I have no reason to like Leinster or Ireland. Humph. Anyhow. So... that’s that then. Watching England Australia Glad the games are on TV finally! I despair of the Devils. Humility works for them historically - flash and star power does no one much good and is certainly not sustainable. So. And that’s that then so... so. Right. Ok.
  23. No one really wants to read this so it’s going here. Yes someone just asked me to email a document. Gave me her email and I wanted to say but did not: “clunge? Your email is clunge@—.com? Hmmm , ever watch The Inbetweeners?”
  24. And THIS happened today. Mini me! But.. we’ll — it’s a sheep and all. A ewe though! And on my birthday!!!
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