Gordie

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  1. Gordie

    BringBackTheVet

    Removed because we're bogging down the thread and neither one of us are adding anything to the conversation. If you want to continue the conversation, feel free to PM me.
  2. Gordie

    BringBackTheVet

    Removed because we're bogging down the thread and neither one of us are adding anything to the conversation.
  3. Gordie

    BringBackTheVet

    Fair enough. One week seems meaninglessly short to me, but I respect that you guys reached a different conclusion.
  4. Gordie

    BringBackTheVet

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not criticizing the call to suspend him. I simply believe that one week isn't long enough to serve as either an effective punishment or an effective deterrent. Seems kind of like a way to say you suspended him without really suspending him. If you really think somebody deserves a suspension, then you ought to really suspend them. If you don't think they deserve a significant suspension, then maybe they don't deserve a suspension at all. Perhaps there's a more fitting alternative, like a stern warning and the promise that continued misbehaviour will result in a meaningful suspension. I'm surprised to hear you say that you made the decision to suspend him based on factors other than the infraction. In all fairness, wouldn't you say that the decision to suspend somebody should be made strictly and solely based on the infraction or infractions?
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    BringBackTheVet

    Not to say that a suspension shouldn't be taken seriously, but the length of suspension, one week, seems like the shortest possible that can be effectively imposed and still be realistically considered a suspension. Sure, you could suspend someone for a day, an hour, or a minute, but to what practical purpose? I don't know if this suspension is intended to be a deterrent or a punishment, but it doesn't seem long enough to be either, effectively. If BBTV did something significant enough to deserve a suspension, then he deserves a significant suspension. If the length of suspension isn't meaningful, then the suspension itself is meaningless. It seems pointless to suspend someone for so short a period that it serves as little more than a demonstration of your ability to suspend them. If the point is to give someone a warning, then give them a warning. Tell them they have one strike, and next time they'll be suspended for a significant amount of time. One week is next to nothing, and a one week suspension is practically pointless, not serious.
  6. Gordie

    BringBackTheVet

    One week? If he didn't do anything serious enough to warrant a serious suspension, is he seriously deserving of a suspension at all?
  7. Gordie

    Update to No Politics rule

    While we're tiptoeing through that neighbourhood, I've been meaning to talk to you about your avatar, Glenn. I don't know who he is, but elderly, privileged white guys performing power salutes make me uncomfortable.
  8. Gordie

    LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - Closing Ceremonies

    Maybe sometime early in 2019?
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - EVENT 4 - Wordmark

    Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
  10. Gordie

    Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    Maybe. Turris can be a high-end, versatile, two-way second line centre for the Predators, and he's capable of playing top line minutes when necessary. Best of luck to him in Nashville! From an Ottawa perspective, the acquisition of Matt Duchene doesn't sting anywhere near as much as it was speculated that it might. The Senators gave up what they hope is a later first round pick to upgrade to a more dynamic top line centre, but they didn't have to part with any of the top prospects that it was rumoured Joe Sakic insisted on getting in return for Duchene. The Senators didn't lose defenseman Cody Ceci or coveted defense prospect Thomas Chabot. They kept young centres Colin White and Logan Brown, the players whose progress, I think, made them reluctant to commit to Kyle Turris long-term. That feels like a win. Ottawa trades 2017 first round pick Shane Bowers, but the impressive development of fellow 2017 picks Alex Formenton and Drake Batherson lessens the impact of his loss. Getting Andrew Hammond's contract off the books is a plus for Ottawa, so it seems to balance the loss of the third round pick. Overall, it looks like a deal that could help Ottawa immediately without hurting their future, so I like it.