Thursday, 28 February 2013

Goons lose, Hockey wins

Last night a rivalry nearly a century in creation played out. As history would have indicated Montreal won in convincing fashion.  Last time the teams met Toronto destroyed Montreal, beat them on the ice and in the alley. Most Montreal fans looked at that loss as the harbinger of a terrible season. Toronto won that game because their goon system was allowed  by the referee. Toronto employs three full time goons. Montreal has one fighter who is also a legitimate third line player. The reason Montreal won last night was that the referee nipped goonery in the bud. When the leaf Goon Brown made a dirty hit on the Montreal player, he was not only heavily penalized; he was thrown out of the game. With that message sent the team playing hockey had an easy night of it. I hope this is a sign of the future of NHL hockey and not an aberration based upon not wanting to repeat the near riot of the previous game. That would mean that 6’5” players like Frazer Mclaren who you must admit with his helmet on looks like an orc, would have to be able to play an elite level of hockey to skate in the NHL.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

May the force be with your LEGO investment

Lego sets are not appreciating at historicaly high rates, but still have to be the most fun you can have low risk  speculating. Brickpickers have done very well with Star Wars sets. If history repeats itself in ten years your profit will be close to $1000 on a $300 purchase. Even if it never goes up you will have a very cool 20 inch long model of your own creation.

Frank Lloyd Lego