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By Patrick Powell
Simply put, an asset is an entity which holds value, and a liability is risk or something which diminishes the value of an entity.
Since we are entering the holiday season, let’s explore an example of attrition from a favorite holiday movie in the Powell household, 1954’s “White Christmas.” One of the key elements of the film deals with retired General Waverly’s (played brilliantly by Dean Jagger, I might add) inability to accept his current role in society as a bed & breakfast owner/proprietor as he still fancies his heroic days on the battlefields during World War II. Towards the end of the film, two of his former infantrymen, Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye, who has a colorful nickname in another Powell family favorite, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”) gather the men of the General’s former unit for a surprise dinner show on Christmas Eve. The General realizes his positive impact on the lives of his unit, and he begins to accept ...
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The Vancouver Canucks are not interested in getting into a war of words with Mark Recchi.
After the retired Recchi called the Canucks "the most arrogant team I played against and the most hated team I’ve ever played against,” Vancouver defenseman Kevin Bieksa fired back in kind.
“Isn’t he retired? What’s he doing?" Bieksa asked. "Tell him to go play a round...
Not only do the guys on the ice talk trash, but the retired ones do, too. Mark Recchi joined Gresh & Zo on 98.5 The Sports Hub on Thursday to talk about last year's Stanley Cup championship. However, Recchi didn't only talk about winning the Cup, he also talked about how much he dislikes the Vancouver Canucks. "Twenty-two years, they are the most arrogant team I...
I’m not sure when exactly this began, but it’s pretty clear that the Vancouver Canucks are the most hated team in the NHL. We got more evidence of this when the recently retired Mark Recchi decided to offer this up:
(In) 22 years they are the most arrogant team I played against and the most hated team I’ve ever played against. I couldn’t believe their antics, their falling...
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Our man Kevin V. has his pulse on the Vancouver sports beat. He’s back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Injuries are adding up. First its Mason Raymond, now Roberto Luongo, and last night Keith Ballard tweaked his back in the loss to the Blackhawks and will be re-evaluated by team doctors Thursday.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 19 matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks were unable to formulate a response in the third period after falling behind in the middle frame, Jonathan Toews, and Marian Hossa were to much for Cory Schneider on Wednesday night.
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No. 2 Star: Brad...