Your Sunday morning read: random thoughts from here and there; by Chuck Duboff

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Two great goals yesterday by:        Laine and Laine

  • I wake up some days wondering if this whole President Trump nightmare is really happening…and when I realize that it is, I literally get sick to my stomach.
  • Dustin Byfuglien is playing the best hockey of his Winnipeg Jets career
  • Like the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz…I would suggest that Brian Pallister doesn’t have a heart.
  • A Stantonian home run for Giancarlo Stanton yesterday in the Yankees exhibition game.   
  • Canadians need to realize that we are no better than Americans when it comes to racism; we bemoan the manner in which Americans treat African-American people, yet, the sickening way we treat Aboriginal people makes us no better.
  • Plus temperatures coming all week…don’t think I can take much more of winter.
  • What a great, great goal by Laine ( my granddaughter) in her soccer game yesterday; great footwork and a powerful shot!!
  • And then our Jets Laine follows it up with a rocket goal in the afternoon for his 40th…tying Ovechkin for the NHL lead in goals!!
  • So cool watching Rick Forney build his team for the upcoming Goldeyes season.forney
  • When friendships become one sided, it is time to move on.
  • With five starters out of the lineup, Scheifele, Trouba, Lowry, Enstrom, Kulakov…the Jets depth is really being tested.  A lot of players are struggling to put the puck in the net…85, 81, 52, 9, 18…and I’d suggest that if it wasn’t for Patrik Laine and Conner Hellybucyk, we would be fighting to hold on for a playoff spot.
  • Heard by the pool in Puerto Vallarta:  a “gentleman” from Boston: “Trump is the best thing to happen to our country; the niggers are the reason for all the problems in our country and Trump will put them back in their place.”


  • Truly was amazing the other day when I wrote a blog on how much it will take to sign Patrik Laine to a long term contract…There were over 570 reads of that blog…an all time high for one day.  It is both exciting and motivating to know that so many people around the world are reading my writing…at one point I checked and the blog had been read 19 times in Finland.  Just amazing.
  • Off to watch Big Ben’s playoff game this afternoon; lets see you skating out there Big guy!!
  • Missing all my Mexican friends.
  • Great runs this week…after running the beaches every day  for two weeks…in heavy sand…my legs feel so much stronger.
  • It’s great talking with people who “get it”
  • If you don’t like what I write…that is cool, you’re entitled to your opinion…and…for the record…so am I.
  • One day you will understand Laine and Ben…you two are the only reason I still live in Winnipeg…not even the Jets could keep me here.  Being with both of you is indescribable…
  • A beautiful beach, bandana, music, sunshine and authentic friends…that’s all I need.  The smile in this pic…never happens here in Winnipeg…too may walls up. 


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