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10-12-2011, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Damaged Goods View Post
Haha, wow. You are really getting caught up in the niggling details and missing the greater (and extremely obvious) point that the past is not the same as the future and that the speculative is not the same as the real.

What WILL happen IS just as good as fiction, no matter how realistic it may seem.

Realistic statement on opening day 2005: "Jonathan Cheechoo will not lead the NHL in goals this year (2005-2006)"

Fictitious, un-real statement today: "Jonathan Cheechoo did not lead the NHL in goals in that year (2005-2006)."

A realistic expectation is not an equal substitute for reality. These are the things we learn by actually observing the past in, you know, reality.

Ok, watching the game now.
The only niggling details are yours. Your point has absolutely zero relevance to the real Hockey World. It has no bearing.

Are you telling me that it's not reality that the Flyers have upgraded their goaltending by signing Bryzgalov?

You talk about learning by observing the past, while ignoring the past at the same time.

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