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(NYPost)   Wanting to be with your family and newborn is "bizarre" according to the NY Post   (nypost.com) divider line
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1076 clicks; posted to Sports » on 15 Aug 2020 at 7:35 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-08-15 7:24:02 PM  
The onlly bizarre thing heere is tthe spelling of their nnames. It looks liike the aauthorr's keeybooard waas stucck.
 
2020-08-15 7:39:38 PM  

cyberspacedout: The onlly bizarre thing heere is tthe spelling of their nnames. It looks liike the aauthorr's keeybooard waas stucck.


Rask was a goalie for the Hoth Rebels before being traded to the Bruins.
 
2020-08-15 7:48:34 PM  
That's only because he wasn't brought up in a shiathole country where money trumps everything.
 
2020-08-15 7:53:46 PM  

cyberspacedout: The onlly bizarre thing heere is tthe spelling of their nnames. It looks liike the aauthorr's keeybooard waas stucck.


"I did not learn my AA BB CCs."
 
2020-08-15 8:07:25 PM  
I guess he was getting too much sleep in the hockey bubble and needed a new baby to fix that for him.
 
2020-08-15 8:42:20 PM  
In fairness, newborns are pretty boring.
 
2020-08-15 8:57:32 PM  
How many times does it need to be repeated that this is a goddamned pandemic with no cure that is still killing people, and that no amount of shaming those who can decide not to expose themselves will make the virus go away?
 
2020-08-15 9:10:32 PM  
It's not the opting out that the Post found bizarre, failmitter - it was Tuuuukkkkka's comments from the day before ("It doesn't feel like playoff hockey... it feels like an exhibition game").

/subby fail reading? Unpossible!
//I understand where Tuuuukkkkka's coming from, but it would have been better to decide this before the playoffs started
///Tuukk's likely played his last game as a Bruin, and possibly for any NHL team
 
2020-08-15 9:15:49 PM  
If your mom was a sports writer for the NY Post, you'd tell your friends she was a waitress or a hooker or something.
 
2020-08-15 10:31:47 PM  
New York rent is going down recently but Boston sports stars have never had to pay anything to live within the heads of Post writers.
 
2020-08-15 11:18:08 PM  
Assholes on social media calling him soft need to go play in traffic.
 
2020-08-15 11:28:20 PM  
His name is perfect for a Star Wars character.
 
2020-08-15 11:37:49 PM  

virulent_loser: cyberspacedout: The onlly bizarre thing heere is tthe spelling of their nnames. It looks liike the aauthorr's keeybooard waas stucck.

Rask was a goalie for the Hoth Rebels before being traded to the Bruins.


You're thinking of his mad clone, Tuuuuukka
 
2020-08-15 11:44:20 PM  

UNC_Samurai: virulent_loser: cyberspacedout: The onlly bizarre thing heere is tthe spelling of their nnames. It looks liike the aauthorr's keeybooard waas stucck.

Rask was a goalie for the Hoth Rebels before being traded to the Bruins.

You're thinking of his mad clone, Tuuuuukka


nah, that guy plays for the Kashyyyk Wookie Noises.
 
2020-08-16 12:00:26 AM  
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2020-08-16 12:16:49 AM  

puckrock2000: It's not the opting out that the Post found bizarre, failmitter - it was Tuuuukkkkka's comments from the day before ("It doesn't feel like playoff hockey... it feels like an exhibition game").

/subby fail reading? Unpossible!
//I understand where Tuuuukkkkka's coming from, but it would have been better to decide this before the playoffs started
///Tuukk's likely played his last game as a Bruin, and possibly for any NHL team


In which case he'll likely become the highest paid goaltender in the history of the Finnish or Swedish league, make slightly less money but have a fuller life. He's rich enough to live on his own terms and smart enough to realise a bigger pile of money isn't going to make him any happier than his family can.
 
2020-08-16 7:16:22 AM  
They probably planned to have the baby in August so it wouldn't interfere with hockey.
 
2020-08-16 8:51:38 AM  
For a guy who has a Vezina and sniffs at it every year or so, Tuukka never gives the impression of being a fierce goaltender who can curve his spine sideways to turn pucks away while threatening to kill guys who crash the net.  His worst quality is that he followed Tim Thomas in Boston.  The second is that he keeps the same face, whether he's dialed in shutting teams out or not paying attention.

And you can tell when he's checked out because he gives up soft goals, as he did in game 2.  It's better for everyone that he took the time and I'm glad for his own sake that he did.  He loves his family, the stadiums are empty and he knows he's never playing in Boston again.
 
2020-08-16 10:20:49 AM  

puckrock2000: It's not the opting out that the Post found bizarre, failmitter - it was Tuuuukkkkka's comments from the day before ("It doesn't feel like playoff hockey... it feels like an exhibition game").

/subby fail reading? Unpossible!
//I understand where Tuuuukkkkka's coming from, but it would have been better to decide this before the playoffs started


I work at a pharma company in Boston. They have posted signs throughout the office stating 1) you have to wear a mask, always, 2) how to properly wear a mask, 3) in the office, you should keep six feet away from others.

Despite this, I regularly see employees disregard the guidelines the job has stated. If I was financially secure enough to ditch the job, I would. Task made the decision when he thought it was appropriate and that's all that matters.

Besides, fark the Bruins organization and Jeremy Jacobs. Jacobs screwed over so many players over the years, and knew that no matter how shiatty he ran the club, that Bruins fans would still be there. He's a shiatty owner and it would be a great day whenever the team had a new owner.
 
2020-08-16 10:53:21 AM  
Sigh. It's not the decision, it's the timing.
If your airline pilot reads the weather report before the flight and decides conditions are too poor and he won't take off, that's fine - commendable even.
If he puts on a parachute and jumps out mid flight, as a passenger I'd have a problem with that decision.
 
2020-08-16 11:32:17 AM  

RedZoneTuba: Sigh. It's not the decision, it's the timing.
If your airline pilot reads the weather report before the flight and decides conditions are too poor and he won't take off, that's fine - commendable even.
If he puts on a parachute and jumps out mid flight, as a passenger I'd have a problem with that decision.


One problem with your comparison: one deals with putting people's lives at risk and the other concerns a bunch of guys playing a game, emphasis on GAME.
 
2020-08-16 11:35:52 AM  

puckrock2000: It's not the opting out that the Post found bizarre, failmitter - it was Tuuuukkkkka's comments from the day before ("It doesn't feel like playoff hockey... it feels like an exhibition game").

/subby fail reading? Unpossible!
//I understand where Tuuuukkkkka's coming from, but it would have been better to decide this before the playoffs started
///Tuukk's likely played his last game as a Bruin, and possibly for any NHL team


He's only 31, he's still a great goalie, and he's under contract. I guarantee he'll be playing in the NHL next year
 
2020-08-16 11:36:23 AM  

RedZoneTuba: Sigh. It's not the decision, it's the timing.
If your airline pilot reads the weather report before the flight and decides conditions are too poor and he won't take off, that's fine - commendable even.
If he puts on a parachute and jumps out mid flight, as a passenger I'd have a problem with that decision.


So Task killed someone by deciding not to play at an inconvenient time. Got it.
 
2020-08-16 11:56:42 AM  

skinink: RedZoneTuba: Sigh. It's not the decision, it's the timing.
If your airline pilot reads the weather report before the flight and decides conditions are too poor and he won't take off, that's fine - commendable even.
If he puts on a parachute and jumps out mid flight, as a passenger I'd have a problem with that decision.

So Task killed someone by deciding not to play at an inconvenient time. Got it.


It's this thing called an "exaggeration", sometimes used to illustrate a more subtle situation. Sorry, I guess I didn't think I needed to explain that.
 
2020-08-16 12:02:13 PM  

RedZoneTuba: skinink: RedZoneTuba: Sigh. It's not the decision, it's the timing.
If your airline pilot reads the weather report before the flight and decides conditions are too poor and he won't take off, that's fine - commendable even.
If he puts on a parachute and jumps out mid flight, as a passenger I'd have a problem with that decision.

So Task killed someone by deciding not to play at an inconvenient time. Got it.

It's this thing called an "exaggeration", sometimes used to illustrate a more subtle situation. Sorry, I guess I didn't think I needed to explain that.


When your exaggeration dramatically changes the argument, expect people to ridicule it. It isnt anything at all like a pilot parachuting out of an airplane. It is more like a project manager who has been sequestered from family for weeks taking maternity time in the weeks before a project needs to be delivered to a client.
 
2020-08-16 12:15:45 PM  

meanmutton: RedZoneTuba: skinink: RedZoneTuba: Sigh. It's not the decision, it's the timing.
If your airline pilot reads the weather report before the flight and decides conditions are too poor and he won't take off, that's fine - commendable even.
If he puts on a parachute and jumps out mid flight, as a passenger I'd have a problem with that decision.

So Task killed someone by deciding not to play at an inconvenient time. Got it.

It's this thing called an "exaggeration", sometimes used to illustrate a more subtle situation. Sorry, I guess I didn't think I needed to explain that.

When your exaggeration dramatically changes the argument, expect people to ridicule it. It isnt anything at all like a pilot parachuting out of an airplane. It is more like a project manager who has been sequestered from family for weeks taking maternity time in the weeks before a project needs to be delivered to a client.


To use your analogy...so the project manager knew his wife's due date and knew the client's schedule and still took on the job. Then, after a week or two, decides to take the maternity leave and the company must find a new manager and backup at the last second. You don't think he should have made that decision and told his bosses before taking on the project?
Tuukka knew about Covid, knew his family situation, knew what the bubble would entail, knew all the teammates he'd be living with, and still went ahead and only LATER bailed.
 
2020-08-16 11:05:19 PM  

RedZoneTuba: meanmutton: RedZoneTuba: skinink: RedZoneTuba: Sigh. It's not the decision, it's the timing.
If your airline pilot reads the weather report before the flight and decides conditions are too poor and he won't take off, that's fine - commendable even.
If he puts on a parachute and jumps out mid flight, as a passenger I'd have a problem with that decision.

So Task killed someone by deciding not to play at an inconvenient time. Got it.

It's this thing called an "exaggeration", sometimes used to illustrate a more subtle situation. Sorry, I guess I didn't think I needed to explain that.

When your exaggeration dramatically changes the argument, expect people to ridicule it. It isnt anything at all like a pilot parachuting out of an airplane. It is more like a project manager who has been sequestered from family for weeks taking maternity time in the weeks before a project needs to be delivered to a client.

To use your analogy...so the project manager knew his wife's due date and knew the client's schedule and still took on the job. Then, after a week or two, decides to take the maternity leave and the company must find a new manager and backup at the last second. You don't think he should have made that decision and told his bosses before taking on the project?
Tuukka knew about Covid, knew his family situation, knew what the bubble would entail, knew all the teammates he'd be living with, and still went ahead and only LATER bailed.


shiat like that happens all the time. At a functional company populated by caring, supportive people - everyone wishes the new parent well and realizes that your family is more important than your job. If your company doesn't do that then you work for some really shifty, abusive employers who treat people like shiat.
 
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