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marka

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marka last won the day on July 7

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About marka

  • Birthday 01/01/1970

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  1. Howdy, This seems as good a place as any to ask my dumb escrow question... Does an individual player ever need to owe more than the escrow amount for a season? Like if escrow is 10% for the current season, revenues fall during that season such that that is not enough to get back to 50/50, and a player retires at the end of the season (and their contract expires)... Does that specific player owe additional money beyond the 10% escrow that was withheld? Or does the escrow 'balance due' roll forward to the next season and the players who are getting paid in the following season pay that? Or something else? Mark
  2. Howdy, Yeah, per this thread I looked around and found other 1/2" tape to use for knobs. Its just nicer/easier if Howie's sells it. And it beats ripping a 1" tape in half by about a million percent. Mark
  3. Howdy, LOL. Doing most things with a 3 month old is awful. It'll get better and you'll get more used to everything taking 4 times as long as it should. Hopefully you have family around to help? Mark
  4. Howdy, I think the risk is more about what happens to the competition if a bunch of folks get it. If the Pens are in the conference finals and seven players test positive, do they have to forfeit? What if both goalies test positive? Or the head coach and his assistants? Not saying that they shouldn't do it... I think they probably should. But the way things are going, you know one team is going to have to play without its top six players, top goalie, and head coach for the Finals or something ridiculous like that. Mark
  5. Howdy, Howies rocks. https://howieshockeytape.com/products/howies-knob-tape Too bad I'm not playing hockey for the foreseeable future. Mark
  6. Howdy, Wow, crazy! What happened with Vegas? This thing is all over the map. It wasn't that long ago that it seemed unlikely that they'd have a hub in Canada at all! Mark
  7. Howdy, That's kinda weird, isn't it? How are they able to do direct to consumer without infringing that same patent? Mark
  8. Howdy, Can't be this, as there wasn't a penalty called. I bet Chris has it. Thanks! Mark
  9. Howdy, What rule requires that? I can't find anything like that with a bit of searching. Mark
  10. Howdy, I'm curious to know what rule they were blowing the whistle on. Mark
  11. Howdy, Is there a way to check on the status of an order via Marsblade's site or whatever? I pre-ordered the 01+boot package back on May 1st. I was just curious if there was a way to get an update as to expected ship date. IIRC when I ordered it said July but ?? Mark
  12. Howdy, 5 (?) days later and now PA #'s are going back up too, along with Ohio. We'd been considering going to an adult skills class as a way to start back, since there wouldn't be any "sitting next to someone on the bench breathing hard" time and no on ice battles. But we're backing off from that now. Unless this is just a blip, I think the rise in cases is going to mean that we skip July and re-evaluate in August. There's an outdoor asphalt rink about 30 minutes away that I don't think I've ever seen anyone on. I think maybe I'll get a little more serious about it and start going down there for some outdoor time. The "local" outdoor sport court rink is still closed to everything, unfortunately. Mark
  13. Howdy, I can cat get current case counts by county easy enough. Its harder to get decent trend lines by county. Mark
  14. Howdy, Things started back up here a week or two ago. My wife and I have both decided to wait. Originally that was going to be to wait until July to see what cases seemed to do. We're waffling a bit on that now, as cases in Ohio as a whole are back trending up, though PA (where we mostly play) are still trending down. One of the frustrating things is that its hard to get trend information at a more localized level, so I have no real idea what's happening in the Pittsburgh/Youngstown area specifically. Indoor hockey would be our primary 'exposure channel' or whatever you call it, at least until (if) school starts for our son, or marching band (if it happens). Right at this moment, I'm tempted to wait to play until one or both of those open back up as well since if our family is going to be exposed more anyway, I might as well be playing hockey. I'll freely admit that that isn't necessarily the most intellectually sound argument though. Just based on Facebook, it seems like most folks we played with prior to all this are going back now. We're a little older then them on average and pretty squarely in the younger end of the "danger zone" or whatever you want to call it. One thing that helps me is that I've started autocrossing again (https://www.scca.com/pages/what-is-autocross). This was a pretty serious hobby for me for a LONG time, which I backed away from when I started playing hockey around 4 years ago. Its been fun to get back more involved with it and the risk levels from Covid are a LOT lower, just due to the nature of the sport. Mark
  15. Howdy, Its surprising to me. Physical abuse to the point of injury. Forcing a kid to bob for an apple in a pan of urine and cum... That's a whole different kettle of fish compared to making them chug more booze than they really want or locking them in a bathroom on a bus. Like to the level of "perpetrators of that should go to jail", IMHO. https://thehockeynews.com/news/article/more-explosive-and-shocking-allegations-against-junior-hockey-in-newly-filed-lawsuit?fbclid=IwAR0AxIH9-ugPr0FdVTW5w0irpnW2TgX9cf34Gox8FH3vnhtdjQDPBOhnSHQ Mark
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