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Trip Reports / Re: Panama Forever in our Hearts
« on: February 25, 2020, 04:51:15 PM »
Great TR. Pics are amazing.

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Just Shmooze / Re: NHL Master Thread
« on: February 24, 2020, 06:50:30 PM »
How was this thread dead today?!

Who were today's biggest winners/losers?

I think the Isles overpaid for JGP but it was a hole they badly needed to fill. By joining the team, he became the team leader in goals and 3rd in points.

The Metro had moves all over the place and I think it's gonna be even tougher than it already was.

Vegas got Lehner for a steal and that will help since Fleury hasn't been himself this year.

If Anthanasiou plays with McDavid that line will be so tough to stop, so much speed and stick skills.

I didn't really get why the Devils and Sabres made a deal. They're two teams who couldn't be much further from the playoffs.

The Canes picking up Vatanen & Skjei was huge because of the loss of Dougie Hamilton.

Two funny things:

Why you don't pee on trade deadline day

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Just Shmooze / Re: Super Bowl 2020
« on: February 03, 2020, 12:17:44 AM »

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« on: January 27, 2020, 02:25:16 PM »
12/31/19 was the last day
Oh. Sad. At least I wasn't so out of date.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« on: January 27, 2020, 02:22:52 PM »
not anymore
I haven't done it since shortly after it opened, but when did it stop?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« on: January 27, 2020, 02:17:44 PM »
Hi,
 The wife and I are looking to go to the AC for a few nights. Can someone help us choose which hotel to stay at? We are more interested in getting nice rooms and access to a nice spa than the casino. I've been told to go to the Borgata or Resorts but the opinions are a bit dated.
Ocean is also nice and can be booked with Hyatt points IIRC.

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Just Shmooze / Re: MLB Master Thread
« on: January 27, 2020, 01:28:19 PM »

Overdue

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Shutterfly Master Thread
« on: January 23, 2020, 11:12:01 AM »
Groupon regularly has these deals where you can buy an 8x8 book for $5. In the past when I've had free 8x8 book codes, it just took $17.99 off the price of my total book (since I order the 8x11). Does anyone have any experience with these Groupons? Do they work the same way, meaning can I add these to my account and the have them reduce the cost of my 8x11 book by $17.99?
I just found out the hard way (by trying) that Groupons won't work the same way as the free 8x8 books which just lower the price by $17.99. They only work on 8x8 books.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Shutterfly Master Thread
« on: January 23, 2020, 09:46:20 AM »
Groupon regularly has these deals where you can buy an 8x8 book for $5. In the past when I've had free 8x8 book codes, it just took $17.99 off the price of my total book (since I order the 8x11). Does anyone have any experience with these Groupons? Do they work the same way, meaning can I add these to my account and the have them reduce the cost of my 8x11 book by $17.99?

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Code FREEPAGES.

Plus 40-50% off everything, no code needed.

Stack with Amex offer (I think it was $5 back on $20+)

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Just Shmooze / Re: NHL Master Thread
« on: January 22, 2020, 02:01:46 PM »
I was actually at that game, and at first, it had seemed that the puck was dropped and then they started fighting. I think after the Johnston / Haley fight, the refs wanted to send a message.
I'm not sure it was as much about sending a message as I think that's one of those rules where they can't not call it, like a puck out of play from the d-zone.

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Just Shmooze / Re: NHL Master Thread
« on: January 22, 2020, 01:11:06 PM »
Scott Mayfield isn't a dirty player, while Brendan Lemieux is known to have similar skill to his father in getting under people's skin.
While I agree that Mayfield isn't a dirty player and Lemieux is known as an agitator, Mayfield should know better. Late in a game, up 4-0 after having had two tough losses to the Rangers last week and the blown lead in the 3rd vs the Caps on Sat, that's not a situation to take a dumb penalty. Also, after the play, right in front of the ref, there's no way they can't call something on that, regardless of who was involved.
This doesn't really seem like a spear at all - A spear is called when you essentially try to push your stick through an opponent like a nail or an ice pick. The motion by Mayfield here looks more like a slash, which makes it even more confusing. It also seems that Lemiuex embellished (look at the delay between the slash/spear and him falling down).
It looked like a textbook spear to me. The definition of a spear is literally "stabbing an opponent with the point of the stick blade," while this was more of a poke than a stab, it was pretty clearly a spear. But I agree that it looked embellished.
From last night's game - if you commit an icing, and the other team calls a timeout, you still need to put out all of the players that were on the ice for the icing. If not you get assessed a bench minor for a delay of game (happened to the Isles with 3:20 left in last night's game).
That wasn't exactly what happened. The isles iced it, so regardless of the Rangers having called time out, the 5 guys who were on the ice, need to stay on the ice. I don't remember exactly what happened, I think the Isles just sent one of the guys (I think Cizikas) out late and the refs thought it was a late change, so they sent him back, but then the refs realized it was after an icing so the original guys needed to be on the ice. They weren't given the delay of game for having the wrong personnel, it was more for not fixing the errors fast enough, it looked like they were trying to stall after an icing (which made no sense because they just had a timeout called by the Rangers). They'll sometimes give those delay of games when after multiple icings when a team is really tired, the team will play games, with equipment changes "oh I need a new stick and didn't realize for the last 15 seconds". This was different, I didn't think the isles were playing games, and I was pretty surprised, Wes McCauley of all people, called that. The whole situation was weird and it was a stupid penalty.
- From the game last Monday night (the first Isles/Rangers game): If a second fight occurs during the same stoppage of play, the players are given automatic game misconducts - this happened to Matt Martin and Brendan Smith on the ensuing faceoff after the Haley/Johnston fight.
They didn't really intend to. They waited to fight, the ref kinda faked them out on the faceoff, so they though he dropped it, so they started fighting, I think they were both making an effort to wait until the puck dropped.

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Just Shmooze / Re: NHL Master Thread
« on: January 22, 2020, 11:02:26 AM »
Either way the rule is stupid. No way is that a double minor. A crosscheck in the back is ten times worse than that tap.
I agree. I was confused why they called a double minor, that's why I looked up the rule to see if it was required by rule, but now I'm more confused.

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Just Shmooze / Re: NHL Master Thread
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:43:09 AM »
He flinched and fell down.
Maybe I'm biased because I'm an isles fan, but I thought it looked like a dive before I saw the replay, and the replay made it look even worse.

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