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09-10-2012, 02:17 PM
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Does Canada use the same dates, times, calendars, names of months and days, etc. that we do?

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09-10-2012, 02:31 PM
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Does Canada use the same dates, times, calendars, names of months and days, etc. that we do?
For the most part, but there are a few key differences. They "claim" to use kilograms over pounds and meters over yards, those are the numbers printed on drivers liscense's and such not, even tho they still talk to each other in feet and pounds. I'd guess that maybe 5% know what their height and weight is in cm and kg, I sure as hell don't. I'm 6'5" and 241lbs. no f***ing clue what that is in metric

They also have a weird way of reading temperature, not even gonna get into that tho.

The biggest difference tho is that, as far as I can tell, Canadians are the only people on the planet who measure distance with time. Not even kidding, everyone here does it.

Q: "How far is Edmonton from Calgary?
A: "About 3 hours"

Q: "How far is downtown Toronto from the airport?"
A: "45min depending on traffic, maybe a bit longer if you take the train."

Q: "How far is Vancouver from Calgary?"
A: "Flights a little under an hour, probably about 12-14 hours if you drive."

etc etc

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09-10-2012, 02:34 PM
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Does Canada use the same dates, times, calendars, names of months and days, etc. that we do?
Sometimes stuff is released on different days or weeks in different countries. Movies do this a lot, it allows them to bring actors different places for premiers. So a movie will open one week in NY or LA, and then on a different one in Tokyo or wherever. Actually, there's a been a recent trend where Hollywood movies have been opening elsewhere before coming to the US based on where it'll create the most buzz. The latest Spiderman, for example, opened in Japan several weeks before it opened in the US, since the franchise is apparently insanely popular there.

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I do that too. Am I weird?

Someone asks me how far Woonsocket is from Westerly and I say "little over an hour."

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09-10-2012, 02:35 PM
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Most people I know do the same thing with measuring distances, including myself.

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09-10-2012, 02:51 PM
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Most people I know do the same thing with measuring distances, including myself.
maybe I should start doing it too then.

"How far are the Hurricanes from winning a cup?"

"About 9 months"

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09-10-2012, 03:05 PM
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Skinner said he's "just over" 200 pounds after offseason work. Said has felt good on the ice at that weight. "We'll see how it goes."

NHL.com lists him at 193 last year. Good to see him bulking up a bit.

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09-10-2012, 03:17 PM
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Countdown to "over weight and out of shape" comments...

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09-10-2012, 03:19 PM
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Countdown to "over weight and out of shape" comments...
He's like a fat Bieber now. As long as he doesn't end up looking like Byfuglien, I won't care.

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09-10-2012, 04:12 PM
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Looks like he added some muscle. His arms look quite a bit bigger.

http://twitter.com/ZacDalpe22/status.../photo/1/large

http://twitter.com/ZacDalpe22/status.../photo/1/large

Also, given all of the comments from Robert's about how Skinner does it right (diet, exercise, etc..), I'd be surprised if it was anything else. Will interesting to see how (if at all) it impacts his skating and elusiveness on the ice.

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09-10-2012, 04:44 PM
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I'd say it's muscle: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/con...ed-share-video

That's probably been posted around here before, but he's not out of shape in the slightest.

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09-10-2012, 05:25 PM
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God I love this kid on our team. What a find at 7th overall. It's so weird to have a draft pick not only meet but exceed expectations.

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He's like a fat Bieber now. As long as he doesn't end up looking like Byfuglien, I won't care.
Speaking of Buff, he seems to have gotten to his pre-season shape already:

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09-10-2012, 06:57 PM
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And the Skinner/Wellwood comparisons become even more justified... Over 200 lbs? What a fatso...

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For the most part, but there are a few key differences. They "claim" to use kilograms over pounds and meters over yards, those are the numbers printed on drivers liscense's and such not, even tho they still talk to each other in feet and pounds. I'd guess that maybe 5% know what their height and weight is in cm and kg, I sure as hell don't. I'm 6'5" and 241lbs. no f***ing clue what that is in metric

They also have a weird way of reading temperature, not even gonna get into that tho.

The biggest difference tho is that, as far as I can tell, Canadians are the only people on the planet who measure distance with time. Not even kidding, everyone here does it.

Q: "How far is Edmonton from Calgary?
A: "About 3 hours"

Q: "How far is downtown Toronto from the airport?"
A: "45min depending on traffic, maybe a bit longer if you take the train."

Q: "How far is Vancouver from Calgary?"
A: "Flights a little under an hour, probably about 12-14 hours if you drive."

etc etc
hmmmm you should probably think about that a little...

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09-10-2012, 11:41 PM
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The biggest difference tho is that, as far as I can tell, Canadians are the only people on the planet who measure distance with time. Not even kidding, everyone here does it.

Q: "How far is Edmonton from Calgary?
A: "About 3 hours"

Q: "How far is downtown Toronto from the airport?"
A: "45min depending on traffic, maybe a bit longer if you take the train."

Q: "How far is Vancouver from Calgary?"
A: "Flights a little under an hour, probably about 12-14 hours if you drive."

etc etc
Ya, we're totally the only people who do that in the whole world

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09-11-2012, 01:05 AM
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Ya, we're totally the only people who do that in the whole world
Hell, I do that and what's a Canada.

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Speaking of Buff, he seems to have gotten to his pre-season shape already:
MAN ZE HARPOONS!

Seriously, he looks like an average American. That ain't good for a pro athlete.

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I'm pretty sure that's Seabrook and Brouwer with him. No idea who the guy all the way on the right is.

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Speaking of Buff, he seems to have gotten to his pre-season shape already:
A wild snorlax has appeared...

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I'm pretty sure that's Seabrook and Brouwer with him. No idea who the guy all the way on the right is.
It's Dave Bolland. The picture was taken at Bolland's wedding in July.

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I'm 6'5" and 241lbs. no f***ing clue what that is in metric
I never get that. Why do you want to keep using that horrendous way of measuring things? Is it The Middle Ages we live...?


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I never get that. Why do you want to keep using that horrendous way of measuring things? Is it The Middle Ages we live...?

What's a... meter?

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Jeezus! Buff looks bigger than me!

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I actually like measurements in feet and lbs as far as individuals heights and weights go. And when I brew I prefer the imperial weights simply because that's what the standard measurements are in. But when I do my other sciencey stuff I prefer metric. How the hell does that work?

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