Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Tuesday, February 26, 2021

A snippet of conversation I caught this morning while walking along somewhere near Times Square:

Man #1: “As an example, let’s say you killed somebody.”

Man #2: “Again?”

Yep. First thought is that this guy was asking for clarification so he could keep his past killings separate from his theoretical ones. I probably picked up my pace just a little just then.

But then I thought, maybe that “again” more innocently referred to a rehash of a conversation these two have had more than once. Or it could have even been an off-the-cuff joke.

All this shows how conditional that one little one-word response can be.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 02/26/2008 11:11 PM
Category: New Yorkin'
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trade fair
I’ll say this for the National Hockey League in this cap-strapped era: It’s damned efficient when it comes to trading players.

The league trading deadline came and went today at 3PM, and the teams exploded for 25 transactions. That’s more action than the rest of the year combined (even counting waiver-wire pickups that included notables like Ilya Bryzgalov, Sergei Samsonov, and Mark Recchi). As someone who enjoys trade news, I’ve resented the dampening effect the salary cap has had on trades for the past couple of years. So it seems Deadline Day is all I’ve got left.

As for today’s specifics, the biggest stories obviously were Brad Richards landing in Dallas, with Tampa Bay getting back a long-needed potential starting goalie in Mike Smith; and the Penguins surprising everyone by landing Marian Hossa.

Wild day. I almost wish I had taken the day off for it.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 02/26/2008 10:49 PM
Category: Hockey
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