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Bergevin and Murray Setting The Tone

You know what they say… only fools don’t change their mind. And there’s no bigger fool than yours truly. Yes, I’m still planning on “retiring” from hockey coverage after the season but I find that I still have a lot to say, to share. So I will finish the season as I originally planned. I still won’t watch the game because I get too frustrated by Gary Bettman and his acolytes’ poor decisions. But I will write a few more about my beloved Habs, starting with this one on Marc Bergevin and where he ranks amongst his peers General Managers since hired in the summer of 2012.

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Growing Up Before Technology Took Over

I’m well into my fifties. I have the privilege of having not one, but two little souls calling me Grandpa. Seems like not so long ago, I was looking at “old folks”, listening to their stories about how things were when they were my age. I remember thinking: “Times have evolved, and we’re better off for it.” Today, I can honestly sit back and say that I was wrong thinking that. And here I am telling younger generations how this so-called evolution really isn’t for the best, overall. It’s amazing how times change our perspective on the same topics or issues.

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Taxes Explained In Terms of Beer

Taxes are not always easy to understand. In fact, companies battle the market to have software which will allow the common mortal to do their own Income Taxes on their computer so people don’t have to try to figure it out. They can get so complicated that accountants are working long hours between March and June in Canada, to help Canadians be compliant with the Government. Sometimes, you have to talk to the level of the people you’re dealing with in order to make them have at least a basic understanding of what they’re dealing with.

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Enough is Enough – PROUD CANADIAN!

We live in a society of easily offended. It’s a population of ungratefulness with no regards for anything or anyone else but themselves. Who cares what others think or how they feel? A society of “go big or go home”, where it’s all or nothing. Too little is done rationally, as political correctness prevails against common sense. People are so used to having everything they want at the tip of their fingers that they live with a sense of entitlement. Participation trophies not to hurt feelings. Blaming police when criminals are being roughed up a bit. In fact, this text will surely offend many. No wait… that’s not fair. To borrow a phrase from Country Star Luke Bryan, “I believe most people are good.” It’s just that the Snowflakes are loud and… get away with their non-sense.

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NHL, We Need to Talk… I Want A Divorce.

Being a fan of a hockey team is a lot like a relationship. There’s tons of love, some anger, some fights, lots of reconciliation and forgiveness. There are quirks you can deal with, others you can’t stand. Overall, it’s a relationship you have to maintain, work on by often picking your battles. It’s hard enough to maintain on its own, but when a third party gets involved, doing everything in its power to break the two of you, it becomes even harder. And when that party is the nagging mother-in-law, good luck!

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