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01-24-2013, 09:17 PM
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Kind of sick , but Markov is supposely the 5th best defensemen scorer of the habs of all-time.Just passed brisebois.
What a coincidence, everyone else "just passed" breezeby too..

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What a coincidence, everyone else "just passed" breezeby too..
sorry , I don't get it

probably an english problem on my part lol

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01-24-2013, 09:33 PM
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sorry , I don't get it

probably an english problem on my part lol
The "Breeze By" nickname must have been coined by Anglophone Habs fans. It basically says he sucks.

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01-24-2013, 09:53 PM
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I'd take a healthy Markov over a healthy Brisebois any day.

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I'd take a healthy Markov over a healthy Brisebois any day.
I hope so lol

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Forgive me but... it's almost midnight here and I just finished viewing my slate of nhl centre ice games I had queued up. I just watched Marleau score his third consecutive two-goal game in a 4-3 game winner with less than two minutes remaining. Then, with seconds left and an empty net Marleau recovered the puck and instead of trying to lob the puck up ice for a hat trick empty netter he made the safe, simple pass to Pavelski to clear the zone and ensure the win. Pavelski scores anyway on the subsequent rush.

In three Sharks games, Niemi, Marleau, Thornton and Brad Stuart have been stellar. If Couture, Pavelski and Boyle could be more consistent, the Sharks have a real shot at a cup run. (Burns and Demers will be healthy soon, yet the club is 3-0 to start, and really solid wins too.)

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Forgive me but... it's almost midnight here and I just finished viewing my slate of nhl centre ice games I had queued up. I just watched Marleau score his third consecutive two-goal game in a 4-3 game winner with less than two minutes remaining. Then, with seconds left and an empty net Marleau recovered the puck and instead of trying to lob the puck up ice for a hat trick empty netter he made the safe, simple pass to Pavelski to clear the zone and ensure the win. Pavelski scores anyway on the subsequent rush.

In three Sharks games, Niemi, Marleau, Thornton and Brad Stuart have been stellar. If Couture, Pavelski and Boyle could be more consistent, the Sharks have a real shot at a cup run. (Burns and Demers will be healthy soon, yet the club is 3-0 to start, and really solid wins too.)
I don't think I can forgive this sort of Marleau worship.

You can let me know if he makes it to the final four sometime and doesn't fold up immediately.

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01-26-2013, 05:45 AM
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Sci-fi filmmaker J.J. Abrams will direct "Star Wars: Episode VII", Walt Disney Co said after days of speculation, giving hope to many long-suffering fans who were disappointed by the last three installments in the iconic franchise. The announcement was greeted with celebrations on online networks by the films' army of enthusiasts who have already watched Abrams rescue the aging "Star Trek" series with a high-grossing prequel in 2009.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...ntent=My+Yahoo I'm very happy about this.

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....greeted with celebrations on online networks by the films' army of enthusiasts who have already watched Abrams rescue the aging "Star Trek" series with a high-grossing prequel in 2009.
That was one rip-roar ride of a sci-fi flick! I hadn't so much unreflective rafting-like fun since Indiana Jones and the original Star Trek and Empire Strikes Back films.

The age of true adventure films I had thought was dead. If he can revive the genre of sci-fi adventure, man, he should take on the Westerns next.

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01-26-2013, 08:16 AM
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As long as he doesn't involve time travel or any other paradoxical mysteries that by the end of the movie they just decide not to elaborate on and instead ignore completely.

If I ever meet JJ Abrams I am going to kick him in the nuts for Lost and Fringe ending to badly after starting off so intriguingly.


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That was one rip-roar ride of a sci-fi flick! I hadn't so much unreflective rafting-like fun since Indiana Jones and the original Star Trek and Empire Strikes Back films.

The age of true adventure films I had thought was dead. If he can revive the genre of sci-fi adventure, man, he should take on the Westerns next.
I liked it quite a bit too, but it was hardly Sci-Fi.

Like you say, it was an action/adventure movie with a bunch of Star Trek in-jokes in a Star Trek setting.

Maybe with the second one now having the characters all re-established etc. they can actually do something with a plot or character development.

At this point I almost think there should be a "Abrams time travel as a plot crutch" drinking game.

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The nerd in me hated Abrams' take on Star Trek.

I think he'd be a much better fit for Star Wars, but I swear if he "reboots" anything with time travel, I will hunt him down.

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I always wanted to start watching the whole Star Trek series (all of them).I hated Star Wars but everytime I catched a random episode of Star Trek it seemed to be more suited for my taste.Don't know why I never watched it.

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I always wanted to start watching the whole Star Trek series (all of them).I hated Star Wars but everytime I catched a random episode of Star Trek it seemed to be more suited for my taste.Don't know why I never watched it.
Do yourself a favor and don't watch Enterprise with Scott Bakula.

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I liked it quite a bit too, but it was hardly Sci-Fi.

Like you say, it was an action/adventure movie with a bunch of Star Trek in-jokes in a Star Trek setting.

Maybe with the second one now having the characters all re-established etc. they can actually do something with a plot or character development.
Indeed.

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01-26-2013, 08:31 AM
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Do yourself a favor and don't watch Enterprise with Scott Bakula.
where should I start with the Star Treks? anybody kind enough to do a list? (not talking about the moviers necessarily , I wanna watch the series as well but there's so many of them it is quite confusing for a star trek noob)

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Definitely start with either the Original Series or Star Trek - The Next Generation. After The Next Generation, you can watch Deep Space 9 or Voyager if you want. I didn't get so into DS9 or Voyager, but I've been told the later seasons of DS9 are very good.

The Original Series is very 60s trippy sci fi with laughably terrible special effects. Some of the episodes are amazing and some of them are total crap. It was very popular in reruns with college kids in the 70s, if you know what I mean.

The Next Generation is definitely the most intellectual of the Star Treks. The first two seasons are hit-or-miss, but it gets really good in Season 3.

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where should I start with the Star Treks? anybody kind enough to do a list? (not talking about the moviers necessarily , I wanna watch the series as well but there's so many of them it is quite confusing for a star trek noob)
The next generation
The original series

If you want to explore more

In order
Voyager
Enterprise



Dominion war arc of DS9
















rest of DS9

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Definitely start with either the Original Series or Star Trek - The Next Generation. After The Next Generation, you can watch Deep Space 9 or Voyager if you want. I never got that into Deep Space 9 or Voyager, but I'm told that Deep Space 9 got really good in later seasons.

The Original Series is very 60s trippy sci fi with laughably terrible special effects. Some of the episodes are amazing and some of them are total crap. It was very popular in reruns with college kids in the 70s, if you know what I mean.

The Next Generation is definitely the most intellectual of the Star Treks. The first two seasons are hit-or-miss, but it gets really good in Season 3.
DS9 never got good.. but the Dominion war is watchable and kind of important in the star trek timeline.

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DS9 never got good.. but the Dominion war is watchable and kind of important in the star trek timeline.
Come on, I've seen enough of DS9 to know it's leaps and bounds better than Enterprise. I mean, it's almost as if the producers knew Enterprise sucked, as they didn't even call it Star Trek in the title.

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Come on, I've seen enough of DS9 to know it's leaps and bounds better than Enterprise. I mean, it's almost as if the producers knew Enterprise sucked, as they didn't even call it Star Trek in the title.
The first season of enterprise beats everything in DS9. True that after that they kind of went a little crazy but atleast they did the augments arc which was proper fun to watch.

DS9 is a travesty as they basically left science fiction completely and made a mystique drama thing with it.

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where should I start with the Star Treks?
If you want a Sean Connery Outland (1981) type atmospheric sci-fi then start with the original Star Trek (1979) feature film.

If you want rip-roar adventure then start with the latest Star Trek (2009) feature film which is much like Star Wars (1977).

Note: I went to the original Star Wars when it was in the theaters in 1977 and saw it THREE times on OPENING weekend!!! This was before cable t.v., when seeing a film multiple times in the theater wasn't unusual.

The next film I'd seen three times on opening weekend was The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981) starring Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill.

I have never seen a film three times at the theater since (though on tape, DVD, T.V. or online I've seen several films multiple times).

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DS9 is a travesty as they basically left science fiction completely and made a mystique drama thing with it.
Yeah, it's much like power politics. Petty, manipulative, special interest driven drivel.

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The only good StarWhatever series is StarGate as far as I am concerned. Though it is still pretty average show (SG1 and Atlantis; Univers sucks so much).

IMHO the best sci-fi shows are FireFly and BSG (mainly the mini-series and first two series, then it went downhill).

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The only good StarWhatever series is StarGate as far as I am concerned. Though it is still pretty average show (SG1 and Atlantis; Univers sucks so much).

IMHO the best sci-fi shows are FireFly and BSG (mainly the mini-series and first two series, then it went downhill).
BSG was a great series, both the original and the remake. Did you catch Caprica?

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Definitely start with either the Original Series or Star Trek - The Next Generation. After The Next Generation, you can watch Deep Space 9 or Voyager if you want. I didn't get so into DS9 or Voyager, but I've been told the later seasons of DS9 are very good.

The Original Series is very 60s trippy sci fi with laughably terrible special effects. Some of the episodes are amazing and some of them are total crap. It was very popular in reruns with college kids in the 70s, if you know what I mean.

The Next Generation is definitely the most intellectual of the Star Treks. The first two seasons are hit-or-miss, but it gets really good in Season 3.
Pretty much agree with ya.

For me the Next Generation is the high water mark of the TV shows. Took on a lot of social/moral issues in their plots and had the best acting of any of the shows. And their characters had some depth over time as well.

The original series is alternatively horrible / great and as you said kind of difficult to watch these days and suspend disbelief because the effects are so bad.

After that, DS9 and Voyager are both decent but not anything new or particularly interesting. These are all post Roddenberry and they show it with more interpersonal conflict etc. instead of the more uplifting or utopian future Roddenberry envisioned. Almost laughably to me they seemingly made the sets darker and more shadowed in all the post Roddenberry series and movies.

DS9 in particular suffers from long periods where not much happens at all and Voyager has an annoying plot device of characters going completely out of character in some episodes to drive them.

The Dominion war arc actually is pretty interesting though.

Enterprise is best forgotten about.

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My favorite sci fi shows are Star Trek - TNG and Doctor Who. Though Firefly is pretty awesome.

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