Maritime Ronn - (Member since Jan.14, 2013)

Member since August 22, 2013

Habs fan since: I can remember the mid 1960's
Favorite current player: Galchenyuk
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson

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  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Predators preview: Mitchell in for Malhotra; Gilbert sidelined (2015-03-23 18:05:33)
    Please Chris With very FEW exceptions, The elites of the Fortune 500 today along with many numerous medium size successful businesses around the world do not come from a public sector. Perhaps in other sectors they do such as the public sector, yet the people that make things happen do not go there.
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Predators preview: Mitchell in for Malhotra; Gilbert sidelined (2015-03-23 17:33:10)
    Impressive. That is why any person with money or elite financial status sends their children to Private School. The public system Today, (not in the past) - and anyone involved with that, have little to no clue about the real world and what it takes to survive and be competitive and be able to compete. How could they? The present system should be torn down and privatised. Teachers should be accountable and hired because of merit and skill - judged on a yearly basis, as the real world does. Fired for any discretion, instead of being protected for outright failure and other things.... They should EARN Rights, and not be automatically granted Rights because of...years of experience.
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Predators preview: Mitchell in for Malhotra; Gilbert sidelined (2015-03-23 16:58:48)
    The sentiment of "Sad" is not an answer. "Nice" is not the issue, as you have insinuated with several previous responses to numerous posters when doing the "Rodney King' thing. If you have issues with the facts presented, then please put them forward. I am always ready for a facts based discussion. If the facts are intimidating or cause concern, then tell me or us about them.
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Predators preview: Mitchell in for Malhotra; Gilbert sidelined (2015-03-23 16:10:45)
    @ twi I see you are back and safe. Great. Are the dangerous NS snow days over for the children? As a curious and concerned NS/Canadian tax payer, do those snow days count as part of the 190 day/38 week teaching school year, or are those lost vacation snow days tacked on to the 190 days of yearly work? I may be wrong, it may be 195 days. Please correct me if that is the case. That would make the teaching year 39/5 day weeks, with only 13 weeks of vacation. My concern is always with the Well Being of young students and how they are matching up against the rest of the world. Recent studies show not so good. By the way, how do you feel about countries like Japan and South Korea ( to name just a very few) that have over 20% more school days in a year - and the actual days are more than the 4-5-6 hours of Canadian Teachers Union mandated teaching?
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Predators preview: Mitchell in for Malhotra; Gilbert sidelined (2015-03-23 14:23:22)
    Right On.
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Predators preview: Mitchell in for Malhotra; Gilbert sidelined (2015-03-23 14:21:32)
    @ burli The GStrombo interview was outstanding, and gave a very small glimpse into the inner workings of GMs and their day to day, almost 24/7 challenges along with the balancing acts of personal/family, and health concerns. The other comment to your post below should be placed where it should normally be...commentary that holds no water based on nothing that resembles fact. Who cares what one thinks that has zero connections to the NHL hockey world concerning the real hockey people running the game that have Cup Rings or built those same teams. GMMB was a stand up guy for his team mates and as you mention, one that built trusting relationships throughout his career. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPjwyLkvLp8
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Predators preview: Mitchell in for Malhotra; Gilbert sidelined (2015-03-23 13:58:09)
    The end result of trading 22 year olds will only be known in about 2-5 years. Best case is that it works out for both teams. Nothing wrong with that.
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Predators preview: Mitchell in for Malhotra; Gilbert sidelined (2015-03-23 13:34:08)
    Agree, and under the radar screen for now because of some very unfortunate past items, don't discount the contribution of Rob Ramage. Shane Churla and Donald Audette have been wonderful additions. Martin Lapointe will be an assistant GM somewhere within the next 1-3 years.
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Predators preview: Mitchell in for Malhotra; Gilbert sidelined (2015-03-23 13:22:59)
    You are welcome, yet your last paragraph is way off the mark. ...and where was the word 'clueless' used or even insinuated. Any successful Business Professional will always state access to information in the decision making process is Key.
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Predators preview: Mitchell in for Malhotra; Gilbert sidelined (2015-03-23 13:12:40)
    hi kerrgte You should always be proud about your scholastic achievements as they are always about sacrifice and goal achievement. That is one item that cannot be bought - they can be awarded to some for whatever reasons, yet it ends there. --------------- Perhaps GMMB has the NHL education he needs. An 'acquired' Executive NHL MBA working in the Chicago org. and having had Scotty Bowman around when he was there. It also appears GMMB has the Confidence and Strength to surround himself with some of the best people in the NHL - another Key Trait of an outstanding Leader. Contrary to popular belief, not all GMs have that same confidence. GMMB-Dudley-Carriere-Mellanby appear to know everyone and have relationships with almost all - again, not the norm for all GMs. That makes access to info much easier, and trading partners galore when needs arise. Information is King in all Industries - perhaps even more so in this very small and high profile one of only about 750-800 contract workers.