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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 8:52:25 PM   
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Steve, sadly, in this case, the wrong kid was offered a spot on the team, has accepted it, and has paid their $800+ deposit.  At this point, to make room for Alex on a team, they would have to go back and tell that kid that he's now "kicked off" the team.  Screwing another kid is not the way to fix our problem.  This has been discussed and decided from the very top of the organization, including the liason from the Carolina Hurricanes, who are the primary sponsor for all of the "Junior Hurricanes" teams. 

Trust me, I want to take Alex's case to the US Supreme Court.  What I don't want is for him to be black balled next year, or in the future, because he has the crazy family.    Both the head coach of the team and the goalie coach were very reasonable, up front, and humble when I talked to them.  They admitted that the rankings got screwed up and that they made the mistake.  Alex feels much better knowing that his great play, hard work, and effort were not judged to be 5th or 6th rate.  Sure he wishes it had worked out like it should have, but at this point, our family is much better off moving on and not being the "unreasonable" party. 

Sounds like a lost cause, huh, Steve-O?  Right up your alley. 

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 8:53:13 PM   
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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 8:53:52 PM   
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.... and a "Parole - Tithe" 

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 8:59:51 PM   
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Bob walked into a sports bar and sat down next to an attractive blonde at the bar and stared up at the 10 p.m. news on TV. They were covering the story of a man on a ledge threatening to jump.
The blonde said, "Do you think he'll jump?"

Bob said, "I bet he'll jump."

“I bet he won't."

Bob said, "You're on!"

Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, the guy on the ledge did a swan dive.

The blonde handed her $20 to Bob, saying, "Fair's fair. Here's your money." Bob replied, "I can't take your money. I saw this earlier on the 5 pm news, and so I knew he would jump."

The blonde replied, "I did too, but I didn't think he'd do it again."

Bob took the money...



Blind Bob walked into a bar (with his guide dog) and sat down at the bar. When his beer arrived he says to the bartender "Do you want to hear a good joke about blondes?"

The bartender replies "Listen buddy, I'm blonde, you're sat next to the women's Olympic Judo champion who's also blonde. The doorstaff are both blonde, and the women's wrestling champion is sat behind you, she's blonde as well. Are you sure you want to carry on with that joke."

Bob answers back "No, not if I have to explain it five times"




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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 9:14:31 PM   
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Steve, sadly, in this case, the wrong kid was offered a spot on the team, has accepted it, and has paid their $800+ deposit.  At this point, to make room for Alex on a team, they would have to go back and tell that kid that he's now "kicked off" the team.  Screwing another kid is not the way to fix our problem.  This has been discussed and decided from the very top of the organization, including the liason from the Carolina Hurricanes, who are the primary sponsor for all of the "Junior Hurricanes" teams. 

Trust me, I want to take Alex's case to the US Supreme Court.  What I don't want is for him to be black balled next year, or in the future, because he has the crazy family.    Both the head coach of the team and the goalie coach were very reasonable, up front, and humble when I talked to them.  They admitted that the rankings got screwed up and that they made the mistake.  Alex feels much better knowing that his great play, hard work, and effort were not judged to be 5th or 6th rate.  Sure he wishes it had worked out like it should have, but at this point, our family is much better off moving on and not being the "unreasonable" party. 

Sounds like a lost cause, huh, Steve-O?  Right up your alley. 

Not all "lost causes " are truly lost my friend. The question is always "is it worth the fight". Obviously , in this case you and Alex have made the judgement (and it certainly sounds like the right one) that it's not. (How about a few of us Threadsters come to one of the games and you can point out the kid who took Alex's spot? Accidents happen Ya-know!"). Obviously kidding , I'd never hurt a kid. Point out the guy who screwed up however......


So this means no Hockey trips to DC? Too bad, I'm probably only going to be here another year.....

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 9:29:06 PM   
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Steve, sadly, in this case, the wrong kid was offered a spot on the team, has accepted it, and has paid their $800+ deposit.  At this point, to make room for Alex on a team, they would have to go back and tell that kid that he's now "kicked off" the team.  Screwing another kid is not the way to fix our problem.  This has been discussed and decided from the very top of the organization, including the liason from the Carolina Hurricanes, who are the primary sponsor for all of the "Junior Hurricanes" teams. 

Trust me, I want to take Alex's case to the US Supreme Court.  What I don't want is for him to be black balled next year, or in the future, because he has the crazy family.    Both the head coach of the team and the goalie coach were very reasonable, up front, and humble when I talked to them.  They admitted that the rankings got screwed up and that they made the mistake.  Alex feels much better knowing that his great play, hard work, and effort were not judged to be 5th or 6th rate.  Sure he wishes it had worked out like it should have, but at this point, our family is much better off moving on and not being the "unreasonable" party. 


Sounds like a really reasonable response Mike as long as the reason they can't make a change is that its against policy.



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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 9:45:54 PM   
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I hope that they tell the kid that "your only here because we screwed up and a better player was shafted!". Otherwise this kids going to go thru the season thinking he's the greatest! Right up till he catched that slap shot in the side of the head!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 9:47:14 PM   
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Well . . . that's one 'hockey dad kills coach' news story that never came to pass.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 9:48:40 PM   
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"And in a bizzarre incident in NC a hockey coach was killed today when he was run over by a stolen Zamboni!"

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 9:48:44 PM   
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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 9:54:52 PM   
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The budding superstar goalie has actually met 3 of the raving lunatics from THE THREAD!!! in person. Two were on hockey trips last year.


He's met me twice. Looked at me like I was a raving lunatic both times. He also gave my wife the "I'm so sorry..I'll bet you wish you could die." look.

Obviously he's a bright kid.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 11:12:30 PM   
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Got the official word.  They screwed up the evaluation process, and my son should have been the first or second of 4 goalies picked, but the list the coaches used to pick from was wrong.  Too late to do anything about it.  Sorry.  Keep at it.  Look forward to seeing him at next year's tryouts.  Blah, blah, blah. 

The good news is that my son has perked up a great deal since finding out he was actually evaluated as the top 11 year old goalie in the region, even if they screwed up and left him off all the teams.  He'll likely be ready to play in a house league in the fall. 

what's a house league?


"House league" is the hockey equivalent to your local baseball little league. You play the other teams in the league from your neighborhood or in hockey, your rink (house). My son has been playing on a travel team for the last 2 seasons, similar to American Legion baseball. They travel to other cities to play the top teams from those areas, for better competition.

Playing in a house league is still hockey, but it wouldn't be the same competition level, or coaching level. We would do it for the fun and time on the ice. Combined with some private lessons, we can probably keep him up to speed at a competitive level for next year's travel team tryouts.

is that the only travel team in the area?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/9/2009 11:16:26 PM   
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I hope that they tell the kid that "your only here because we screwed up and a better player was shafted!". Otherwise this kids going to go thru the season thinking he's the greatest! Right up till he catched that slap shot in the side of the head!

if he is that bad he will very quickly realise that he better improve. at least in baseball the competition level in those high leagues is that if you are not qualified you will just look stupid out there.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 12:20:39 AM   
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Many of us were pulling for your son USS America. What he's been through would challenge the maturity of anybody and it sounds like he is already ahead of the game on that score. I hope he sticks with it and gets a chance next year. As for the Hurricanes it would have been really classy of them to give your family tickets to a game or a signed team jersey by way of just making things right for a young and possibly lifelong fan. Just my 2 cents.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 2:56:36 AM   
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Well . . . that's one 'hockey dad kills coach' news story that never came to pass.


If it makes the news, it won't be the coach, it will be one of the "administrators".

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 2:59:19 AM   
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I hope that they tell the kid that "your only here because we screwed up and a better player was shafted!". Otherwise this kids going to go thru the season thinking he's the greatest! Right up till he catched that slap shot in the side of the head!

if he is that bad he will very quickly realise that he better improve. at least in baseball the competition level in those high leagues is that if you are not qualified you will just look stupid out there.


....or, you will look really good, while sitting on the bench all the time.

There are a couple of travel programs for hockey here, 3 levels with the Jr. Hurricanes, and the program Alex played with 2 years ago. We've now gone through all the tryouts for all of them. This started back on May 7th.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 3:02:58 AM   
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Tithe

Many of us were pulling for your son USS America. What he's been through would challenge the maturity of anybody and it sounds like he is already ahead of the game on that score. I hope he sticks with it and gets a chance next year. As for the Hurricanes it would have been really classy of them to give your family tickets to a game or a signed team jersey by way of just making things right for a young and possibly lifelong fan. Just my 2 cents.


Thanks, TGW. He is very mature and a great kid. I couldn't ask for a better son.

I really think he will be sticking with it, and we'll work something out to get him enough time on the ice to continue to improve. His age group, PeeWee, is for 11 and 12 year olds. He's just 11, and was graded as the top 11 year old goalie in town. The higher level teams all filled their goalie positions with 12 year olds, who will be moving onto the next age group next year. If he keeps working, I can motivate him with the thought of being the very top PeeWee goalie in the region next year.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 3:04:45 AM   
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My Brothers, once again you have all made me very happy and proud to be a part of this group!  Thank you all! 

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 4:04:45 AM   
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Good night - Tithe.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 4:31:21 AM   
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Time for sleeps, good dreams for all threadsters.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 5:15:19 AM   
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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 7:31:02 AM   
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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 7:32:06 AM   
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Hi all,

Good morning!


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 8:09:11 AM   
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Cool, the european board is gathering

Morning everyone

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 8:53:09 AM   
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Bonjour mon amis 

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 8:54:17 AM   
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Hi all,

Hello "gladiatt" and Martin!


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 9:09:59 AM   
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Bonjour mon amis 



Martin

so, if only one guy: bonjour mon ami (no "s" for many)
if for many guys : bonjour mes amis .
All right ?

Hi Leo, Termi and Odin.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 10:41:26 AM   
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Bonjour mon amis 



Martin

so, if only one guy: bonjour mon ami (no "s" for many)
if for many guys : bonjour mes amis .
All right ?

Hi Leo, Termi and Odin.


Mange tout Rodney, mange tout.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 10:46:42 AM   
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Mange tout Rodney, mange tout.


What about this Rodney ? a friend of your's ?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 6/10/2009 11:17:51 AM   
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Mange tout Rodney, mange tout.


What about this Rodney ? a friend of your's ?


You need to watch more classic British TV

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