This weekend I was away so I was mostly unable to stay up with the events on PPP, but I sure tried my hardest. In between visiting family, wherever I could grab 5, 10 minutes to come on and get caught up on our own interesting ethical dilemma, I did. And what it reminded me of was just how great this place can be. We've had our ups and downs - really, we've faced a lot of downs this past season - and despite the bickering, the frustrations, when someone else does something to one of our community, we're all about the support. Now maybe we go a little overboard and like to get out the torches and pitchforks before stopping to think, but I'd rather have that spirit in a community than one where members are left to hang on their own. The more rational minded, experienced minds of the community eventually talk us all down from our irrational attacks and eventually we all realize what really needs to happen. But the undeniable support we're all willing to show eachother in these times makes this place really special.
Onto your links - including a few from around the blogging community on our issue of the weekend.
First, on what I'm calling The Issue:
Cant We All Just Get Along?
TSM weighs in on our Toronto Sun conflict.
Sun rise, Sun set
Something's Bruin gives us their opinion on the Toronto Sun situation.
A Word On Plagiarizing Translations
Anaheim Calling takes a shot at the idea that copying another person's translation is not copyright infringement or plagiarism.
And now, your regularly scheduled programming:
2010: We Begin Again
With the new season nearing ever closer, Wrap Around Curl would like us to make some changes... I'm on board!
Three easy (?) changes to make hockey better
Vintage Leaf Memories gives us his three ideas to improve hockey. I'm with him on the third - what's so bad with regular season games ending up tied, anyways?
Francois Beauchemin's cognitive dissonance
Behind the Net seems to think Beauchemin's optimism is based on flaws... and many of us here could be following him down the same path.
12 Burning Questions: Will Phil Kessel Establish New Scoring Heights?
Can Philthy Phil hit 40? MLHS' Derek Harmsworth takes a look.
Big issues, big names set to headline world hockey summit in Toronto
The World Hockey Summit will be taking place in the Centre of the Universe this week, and apparently some fans will get to go. Is anyone here attending?
The times they are a Changin' in Leafland
TML Fan Fury gives us a Bob Dylan inspired post about the Leafs.