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1 minute ago, Satans Hockey said:

The other nice thing about buybacks is I have conflicts come up. I have season tickets to the Red Bulls too so if they playing a playoff game in the fall I'm 100% going to that over an early regular season Devils game. There's other events or just life events that end up coming up too that make buybacks great because I have the option to get my money back over just eating the tickets or losing money on the secondary market if there's no demand for that game. 

I’m not questioning the use of buybacks, of course they make sense. I’m questioning why one would root for more so they don’t have to go. 

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2 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I’m not questioning the use of buybacks, of course they make sense. I’m questioning why one would root for more so they don’t have to go. 

I assume it's like my dad who cannot stand my mom anymore so he's avoiding as much contact as possible so spends all his time either in the basement or outside shovelling even if there's no need to lol

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4 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

I assume it's like my dad who cannot stand my mom anymore so he's avoiding as much contact as possible so spends all his time either in the basement or outside shovelling even if there's no need to lol

That’s my boy lol. 

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10 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I’m not questioning the use of buybacks, of course they make sense. I’m questioning why one would root for more so they don’t have to go. 

I mean the biggest thing we don't have is if the team sucks is the ability to get in for next to nothing like a lot of people do. Don't get me wrong I don't have an issue with it but having more buybacks cancels some of that out for me when I'm paying almost double some of the people a few rows behind me that got them off the secondary market last minute. I don't have any issues supporting the team but it's nice to get some money back off my next year's season tickets when the team sh!ts the bed. 

Plus it's always nice to have more flexibility, so I'd always take as many as I could get.Feeling sick or had a rough day at work? Can call up the rep and they will issue one last minute as long as you don't abuse that. Another event pops up that you would rather go to than a midweek game vs Calgary? Buyback. Wanna take a last minute vacation somewhere because a good deal popped up? Buyback.

It's just nice to have as many options as possible because it's not like I really know what I'm doing in March of 2021 and the team also gets the benefit of collecting 2020-21 money from February to September before the regular season even start.

If I use a buyback for a game and it's a stinker and we get shutout or destroyed it feels like dodging a bullet lol

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54 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

I've been told that I don't have the right to have an opinion on this cause i live in Canada but what can i do... i have one.

I truly feel like the Marilyn Monroe quote applies here... "If you can't handle me at my worst ... you don't deserve me at my best."

From that angle a lot of fans here would not deserve the joy they'll get when this team is finally competitive again

 

The difference is the guy is throwing thousands of dollars at the team year after year. Regardless of them not being competitive. Way different in my book than guys like me that just turn the channel more often than not when sh!t goes sideways.

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1 hour ago, Satans Hockey said:

I don't have a problem with the question. I generally save the buybacks for games that interfere with the Red Bulls (depending on which game is more important) and sometimes I have other conflicts that simply come up across the year. I love the buyback feature and I hate that they are lowering it from 8 to 6 games next year. I'm trying to fight the team on that since I really don't use any of the other perks that they give. 

I get for the whole year it would be a fair question for someone not as familiar with you, but he phrased it more or less in a unneccesarily snarky way consistent with his posting history IMO.  If you didn't take offense that's fine, I won't draw this out except to say if he thinks I'm angry when he's the one that's been screaming alternative facts throughout this thread then again, he's just looking for reactions.

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9 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

I work for an IT reseller of both software and hardware.  Over the past 1-2 weeks we have seen a huge spike in what can be described as panic-buying.  Example is an order for 300 laptops have suddenly turned into 900 laptops.  This is stemming from companies rushing to equip their workforce for the eventuality of having to work from home for an extended period of time.  I have never seen anything like that in my 12 years at my company.

This virus is really weird.  I looked at the European cases vs fatality rate earlier this morning and frankly it is all over the place.  I am seeing a 6-7% fatality rate in Italy but a less than 1% fatality rate in Germany.  Either they have different strains, different demographics, different levels of healthcare or a mix of all.  All I know is that this virus spreads like wildfire and to say I am a bit concerned about my 79 and 76-year old parents is a understatement.

Same activity boost here, we have had to suddenly boost remote mobility capability by almost 300% in weeks to keep the medical staff going. It has been madness and most of us are exhausted.

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I feel bad for the guys in Bing. 

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12 minutes ago, NJDevs4978 said:

I mean it should be obvious why anyone wouldn't want to go to junktime games and just like I knew the answer because of your previous posting history (plus plain logic) I could see the snark from his posting history.  If he thinks I'm angry when he's the one that's been all over this thread screaming alternative facts at everyone then again, he's just looking for reactions.  He even has a thread title on the main forum page quasi-making light of prior contreversy he's caused.

I get for the whole year it would be a fair question for someone not as familiar with you, but the way he phrased it more or less accused you of not being a real fan.

I hear ya, I'm also one who doesn't really give a sh!t what anyone else thinks about me either so I don't take many things personally lol

We have all experienced some really bad seasons together on this board but I think this one easily tops it for me. 

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1 minute ago, Nicomo said:

I feel bad for the guys in Bing. 

Same, honestly all the minor leagues are really going to be the ones most affected, especially the lower divisions. A lot of those players and staff don't make enough to be out of work for a long time.

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On top of the people or teams I feel bad for in a sports sense, it just had to be the season where Rutgers broke out in the Big Ten and was finally about to make the NCAA's again where sports stopped right on the doorstep of the tournament.

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Just now, NJDevs4978 said:

On top of the people I feel bad for in a sports sense, it just had to be the season where Rutgers broke out in the Big Ten and was finally about to make the NCAA's again where this happened.

First time in the tournament in 30 years. Unbelievable.

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37 minutes ago, DevilMinder said:

Same activity boost here, we have had to suddenly boost remote mobility capability by almost 300% in weeks to keep the medical staff going. It has been madness and most of us are exhausted.

Had the same situation when I joined S&P about 4 months before Sandy.  The only people that even had laptops was the very Sr IT team and Sr Executives that would never use them anyway.  We continued to point out what a risk it was and they basically ignored it because of the cost of outfitting a thousands of people with laptops.  We sure enough Sandy hits and the company was brought to its knees.  As product development and all the US IT support org sat around with their thumbs up their collective asses only then we got the money to start ordering thousands of laptops which we need yesterday. A complete sh!tshow.  There were teams walking up 50 flights of steps dragging down desktops on their backs for weeks.  The building in NYC was down for 4+ months. It truly is amazing they survived.  It's hard to understand how companies in this day and age to plan for disaster recovery type situations.  Yes I fully understand it doesn't work for every job and co, but for most corps it does.

To my brothers in IT and IT management hang tough through these chaotic times when sh!t hits the fan. 

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37 minutes ago, NJDevs4978 said:

I get for the whole year it would be a fair question for someone not as familiar with you, but he phrased it more or less in a unneccesarily snarky way consistent with his posting history IMO.  If you didn't take offense that's fine, I won't draw this out except to say if he thinks I'm angry when he's the one that's been screaming alternative facts throughout this thread then again, he's just looking for reactions.

Also known as “facts” and “common sense”. Sorry you lack both, skippy. 

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24 minutes ago, NJDevs4978 said:

On top of the people or teams I feel bad for in a sports sense, it just had to be the season where Rutgers broke out in the Big Ten and was finally about to make the NCAA's again where sports stopped right on the doorstep of the tournament.

How about my dayton flyers?  Number two in the country as a small A10 team..  the kids were a 1 seed first time since 1950s... and obi topin will be drafted so that's it..  

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10 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Also known as “facts” and “common sense”. Sorry you lack both, skippy. 

Okay guys, dial it back a bit. Im tired, and I tend to do bad things to posters at those times.

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Wow even Disney World is closing, you know it's bad when this happens. I think it's only like a bunch of times it's ever happened... 

 

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12 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

Wow even Disney World is closing, you know it's bad when this happens. I think it's only like a bunch of times it's ever happened... 

 

read earlier where they have already said they will continue to pay their employees throughout the closure period. Good on them.

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17 minutes ago, DevilMinder said:

Okay guys, dial it back a bit. Im tired, and I tend to do bad things to posters at those times.

Ok. Love you bro. 

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Disneyland closed earlier today, had to assume World would be right behind it. Sucks for those who had a “once in a lifetime” type trip planned, even if they do get to go later it’s still gotta be disappointing. 

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On 3/11/2020 at 8:06 PM, Devils Pride 26 said:

The panic is ridiculous. Absolutely insane 

This is a case where the only way to know if these measures will have been necessary will be to not take them, see if things turn into a wild pandemic like what happened during the Spanish flu of 1918-1920/21 and then we can look back and say what we should have done.  Or we can take those precautions with the knowledge that it might be an over-reaction but it might also save lives, perhaps millions.

As for me, I look at this as an historian first and foremost.  History is littered with examples of times when precautions would have saved lives, stemmed the advance of diseases, and change the path of history itself.  But you cannot know that until later.  Some people are arguing that all of this isn’t necessary because Coronavirus isn’t as deadly as the flu.... but which flu is that exactly?  The  Spanish flu pandemic ended up infecting 1/4 of entire planet’s population!  Of those perhaps as many as 1 in 5 died, perhaps fewer.  Or maybe it is more similar to a more mild strain of flu.  Either way, you’re playing with fire and simply saying things like “it is less deadly than the flu” is showing a degree of dangerous ignorance.

As for the idea that this is a mass panic, I don’t feel like most people are panicking.  The surest way to stop transmittable diseases from spreading is to stop the thing that carries it: people.  Stop people from moving around and you isolate the disease.  There are thousands of examples where this would have worked in history.  For the first time in history we are doing this and people are calling it a bad idea.  Why?  Because you will lose some money or some hockey games?  In the end it may be that we are doing more than is necessary, but I don’t think I will be betting my life, or yours, on that.  If sacrificing things like the rest of the NHL season is the price to pay then okeedokee, let’s pay it.

And no, I don’t think we are going to starve folks.  It is possible to keep society functioning with its essentials and cull non essentials.... although this might not be the right place to argue that hockey is a non essential.  😉

I’ll step off my soapbox now....

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3 minutes ago, AEWHistory said:

As for the idea that this is a mass panic, I don’t feel like most people are panicking.  

Tell that to the people in the supermarket tonight. Bunch of savages in this town!

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3 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Tell that to the people in the supermarket tonight. Bunch of savages in this town!

 

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Just now, mfitz804 said:

Tell that to the people in the supermarket tonight. Bunch of savages in this town!

Fair enough, I didn’t say nobody was panicking.... there will always be some mouth breathers who think that they’ve got the last loaf of bread humanity will ever make.  For those folks, yea you got no argument from me.  Frankly, those folks irritate the hell outta me because they’re the ones who also turn every flake of snow into the end times as well.  But that’s another subject, eh?

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