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nicholaus
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Apr 7 nicholaus commented on The Percentage of Americans Who Worry "A Great Deal" About Climate Change.
The 2007 spike matches “An Inconvenient Truth" winning the Oscar for best documentary.
Feb 28 nicholaus commented on The American Scone Crisis, Plus: Renee Erickson's Boat Street Cafe Scone Recipe.
The only place I go for scones in this city is The Crumpet Shop at the Pike Place Market. They are ridiculously perfect, and typically sold out by 11am.
Feb 19 nicholaus commented on Fuck You, Putin!.
@23 you are allowed to do that in the defensive zone. That rule only applies outside the defensive zone. But really you are completely right, we should be talking about how amazing he did in goal, and just how enjoyable it was to watch from a drama perspective.
Feb 19 nicholaus commented on Fuck You, Putin!.
@20 sorry, no goal. Puck must be completely over the line to count as a goal, which it clearly wasn't. And while there are a lot of people calling for a penalty shot, don't believe the hype. His hand didn't close over the puck, grabbing it, he pushed it, so it is a legal hand pass in the defensive zone. I'm a goalie, so I try to stay aware of what my team can and can't do when bailing me out of trouble.

Per IIHF rule 559

559 - HANDLING THE PUCK WITH THE HANDS BY A PLAYER
a) A player shall be permitted to stop or bat a puck in the air with his open hand or push it along the ice with his hand and the play shall not be stopped unless in the opinion of referee he has deliberately directed the puck to a teammate or has allowed his team to *****gain an advantage in any zone other than the defending zone***** in which case the play shall be stopped and a face off conducted (See Rule 490). *****Play will not be stopped for any hand pass by players in their own defending zone.*****
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d) If any defending player, except the goalkeeper, *****picks up the puck with his hands from the ice in his goal crease*****, the Referee shall award to the non-offending team a:
Penalty Shot (PS)

Fortunately, it didn't end up being a focal point in the game, and we can look forward to a great USA vs. Canada game Friday morning!
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Feb 19 nicholaus commented on Fuck You, Putin!.
Unfortunately the Latvians (coached by my Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan) couldn't pull off the upset against the Canadians. That would have been on par with the US/Soviet Miracle on Ice game. That was the most drama filled game I've seen this year, even after Canada scored with eight minutes to go, making it 2-1.
Jan 3 nicholaus commented on Don't Worry, They Hired a Black Lady.
Welcome! I look forward to reading your contributions to SLOG.
Dec 19, 2013 nicholaus commented on Area Man Adds Thirty Copies of Last Print Issue of The Onion to Pile of Newspapers That Will Topple and Kill Him Someday.
I still have two copies of the first Onion paper after 9/11. They didn't publish for a bit after the attacks as everyone was trying to figure out if we were allowed to be funny again. The headline on that paper. HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! I remember crying with laughter at each article in that edition, and I guess it says something about me that I don't have a copy of any other newspaper from 9/11, but I have two of the Onion.
Dec 19, 2013 nicholaus commented on The Raspberry Almond Scone at Black Coffee.
I love with all my heart the Crumpet Shoppe's scones at the Pike Place Market. They are the epitome of what a scone should be... in one word, delicious.
Nov 27, 2013 nicholaus commented on The Word "Hipster" Has Officially Lost All Meaning.
Q: How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A: It's a really obscure number, you probably haven't heard of it.
Nov 22, 2013 nicholaus commented on Slog Commenters Are Throwing a Slog Happy at the Canterbury This Friday and You're Invited!.
@6 Oh fear not... it will return! I'm still debating on whether I should scrawl my name in it "Stanley Cup" style before passing it on.
 
 

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