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by Robbie
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2017 NHL Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 491

Re: 2017 NHL Thread

Excellent 6-1 win by the Canucks over the Boston Bruins. :beauty:
But where was the great performance when they really needed it. :sigh:
by Robbie
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

Canadian Samuel Girard wins gold in men’s 1000m short track speed skating. Currently, Canada has 5 of each kind of medal for 15 medals third in the rankings behind Norway and Germany. Speaking of Norway, no doubt they are always a powerhouse in many winter sports and always perform well in various w...
by Robbie
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: All Sports
Topic: Olympic hockey question
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Olympic hockey question

Doesn't sound fair. Well, many other sports organizations give a playoff bye as reward for having a higher ranking or seed. Events such as FIFA World Cup qualifications allow byes for higher ranking countries. And several North American sports leagues like CFL, NFL, MLS, and even MLB give playoff b...
by Robbie
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

Men's hockey, Canada and Czech Republic tie 2-2 in regulation and OT, with Czech winning in the shootout. Reminds me of 20 years ago in the semifinal when both teams were tied 1-1, and the Czech Republic prevailing in the shootout. But a reminder to Canada, since 1994 NONE of the teams with purrfect...
by Robbie
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: Olympic hockey question
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Olympic hockey question

In the women's tournament, the four teams in group A were the top four teams based on the 2016 IIHF World Ranking: United States, Canada, Finland and Olympic Athletes from Russia. Whereas the four teams in group B consisted of fifth ranking Sweden, host South Korea, while Switzerland and Japan had t...
by Robbie
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Lionbackers Pub
Topic: 2017 BC Provincial Election Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1545

Re: 2017 BC Provincial Election Thread

Another immediate impact by the NDP government:

The B.C. government will build a new replacement for the Pattullo Bridge, with construction scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019 and completion slated for 2023.
by Robbie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Throwback Thursday
Replies: 101
Views: 7857

Re: Throwback Thursday

For Throwback Thursday this time, how about a former Felion? :yes: After Angela Fong left the Felions, she decided to become a professional wrestler. She moved around to various wrestling organizations: Diva Search and Ohio Valley Wrestling (2007–2008) Florida Championship Wrestling (2008–2010) ECW ...
by Robbie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen has won a gold medal in men's 10,000-metre speed skating. Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris won the first-ever Winter Games gold medal in mixed doubles curling on Tuesday. I believe for the longest time, the only Olympic events in which men and women are teammates and p...
by Robbie
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris won the first-ever Winter Games gold medal in mixed doubles curling on Tuesday. Bronze in women's luge and 500-metre short-track. ------------ Hey sj-roc, for your curling games have you always played in a 4-person team or have you tried the recent mixed double...
by Robbie
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

A pair of silvers for Canada in Ladies' Moguls and Men's 5,000m speed skating.
by Robbie
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

TheLionKing wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:11 pm
Canada wins Silver and Bronze in Men's Snowboard Slopestyle
Yeah, won by Max Parrot and Mark McMorris respectively. But for better or worse, both of them were capable of striking gold which went to an American.
by Robbie
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

No Canadian medals yet. I remember back in 1992 Winter Olympics which occurred shortly after the dissolution of the former USSR, the newly independent countries were called Unified Team. Now, even though Russia was banned because of doping, their athletes were still allowed to participate as Olympic...
by Robbie
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Lionbackers Pub
Topic: Closing Franchise Businesses in the Lower Mainland
Replies: 83
Views: 8856

Re: Closing Franchise Businesses in the Lower Mainland

There was a similar one on Hasting in Burnaby in the 70's . That was somewhere between Rosser and Gilmour . That one pre dated the "Brazier" model. If I really liked a particular franchise, I wouldn't have too much of a problem if the particular business simply upgraded , or perhaps a more accurate...
by Robbie
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: Super Bowl LII Game Day Thread, February 4, 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 289

Re: Super Bowl LII Game Day Thread, February 4, 2018

As expected, a handful Eagles players will decline an invitation to the White House:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/06/politics ... index.html
by Robbie
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Lionbackers Pub
Topic: Closing Franchise Businesses in the Lower Mainland
Replies: 83
Views: 8856

Re: Closing/Extinct Franchise Businesses in the Lower Mainland

While there's still several Dairy Queen and A&W franchise locations, its format has really changed from 30 years ago. Nowadays, the franchises are located in food courts and they are merged with another parent franchise such as Orange Julius. Dairy Queen used to be in the form of an ice-cream stand...