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  • Ahmd AbdAllah posted 2590 days ago

    Ahmd AbdAllah



    Influential section - Yusuf Estes with a young Christian


    ((( O mankind! Say No God But Allah, Achieve Eternal Salvation )))

    " Laa ilaaha illallah " (There is none worthy of worship except Allah.)

    ( I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger )

    ( Introduction to Islam )


  • Aaron Timoshyk posted 3638 days ago

    Aaron Timoshyk

    Hey Mark, a typo in your recent article: Aaron Varros; should be Voros. Cheers!

  • Eric Hambleton posted 3764 days ago

    Eric  Hambleton

    Hey mark,
    Love your stuff, how about something on Kulemin soon? I think he's been the most consistent night in and night out other than goalies!

  • John Phen posted 3776 days ago

    John Phen

    Hey Mark, was wondering if you could check out my article and tell me what you think. Thanks


  • Alison Myers posted 3834 days ago

    Alison  Myers

    Hey, Mark I'll be honest. The techincal side of the site is not really my expertise. I can ask my editor about that; I usually talk to him once a week or so. What do you mean votes, BTW? Do you have a poll? (if you have a poll, I can't see it when I'm doing the editing...so just clarify that for me.)

  • the dispatcher posted 3847 days ago

    the dispatcher

    Hi Mark. Not sure why you're going out of your way to send me private messages inviting me to continue our debate.

    "Did you catch TSN last night??? What's the matter, cat got your tongue now???"

    No, I didn't watch TSN last night. It might amaze you and some of your readers but I do indeed have a life. The story you mentioned hasn't made a blip on the radar. There's no mention of it in any on-line print edition anywhere. Doens't mean it isn't true, but it clearly indicates that it isn't newsworthy. Ever heard the expression "dead horse"? How about "stir the pot"? Or "overblown"? These are all expressions that come to mind and have been voiced on the subject.

    My original objection was to your suggestion that Kaberle would be traded between now and the beginning of the season. I still think that idea is insane. All we can do is wait and see. I'm sure that when the season starts and Kaberle is taking his rightful place on the Leafs blue line you will write a post conceding how off the mark you were on that one and how you ought to scrutinize your sources a little better. If Kaberle is indeed traded between now and the season starting, I won't be writing a retraction, I'll be jumping off a bridge. I'm sure that will make you very happy.

    I still don't think there's any serious animosity between Wilson and Kaberle but I guess we can only wait and see how that plays out. I think you're reading way too much into this meeting to "iron out their differences" (your words, not Burke's - he's never said anything like that, believe me I would know) but that's out of my control.

    I'm glad you take your writing so seriously. That's a good thing and I'm sorry if I rattled you. Hopefully this will only inspire you to step up your game and stay on your toes.

    Lastly, my gift to you is a quote from Brian Burke whom I know you respect and admire. The quote comes out of context and was not relevant to Kaberle at the time, but it does give you an indication of how Burke might react.


    "Burke added that parents are likely the worst judges of talent and "have no perspective." "

  • Bleacher Report posted 3848 days ago

    Bleacher  Report

    Hey, Mark. I've been reading some of your stuff lately and I have found it very interesting, intriguing and well done. Keep up the great work!

  • Dorian Wright posted 3883 days ago

    Dorian Wright

    Just read the new Kovalchuk article. Nice.

  • Mike Stainkamp posted 3886 days ago

    Mike Stainkamp

    so what's your secret...how do you attract readers

  • Mark Jones posted 3891 days ago

    Mark Jones

    Thanks for the like. I'm not posting slideshows on The Slap Shot simply because...well, they're slideshows...but I might be able to put it into prose format with subheadings and post it...