20 Fantasy Thoughts: No need to panic about Karlsson’s slow start

Every Sunday during the NHL regular season, I’ll share my 20 Fantasy Thoughts. They’re based on the latest news, findings, trends and themes in the fantasy hockey world.

1. It’s early but you can’t help but chuckle at the fact that the most consistent producers from the Erik Karlsson and Max Pacioretty deals have been Chris Tierney and Tomas Tatar, respectively.

2. The 24-year-old Tierney has flourished in a top-six role for Guy Boucher’s squad playing on a line with rookie Brady Tkachuk and sniper Mark Stone. With Tkachuk now sidelined, insert Ryan Dzingel. Tierney’s domination isn’t sustainable but expect him to notch career highs this season.

3. Small sample size but Tatar is playing some of the best hockey of his career right now. Through seven games, the 27-year-old is operating at over a point-per-game clip (3 goals, 5 assists). Amazingly, he’s found consistent chemistry on Montreal’s top line with Philip Danault and Brendan Gallagher. Grab him!

4. After all that hype, can you believe that the San Jose Sharks didn’t get a goal from a defenceman until game eight? Karlsson has four measly assists so far. Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer recently tweaked the power play units splitting up Karlsson and Brent Burns. Early returns — smart move.

5. To be fair, it’s been a slow start for the majority of the off-season’s big-time acquisitions. My advice: RELAX. No time to panic! It’ll come.

6. Speaking of Pacioretty, as if it couldn’t get any worse, he recently lost his centerman, Paul Stastny, for up to two months due to a lower-body injury. Pacioretty’s new linemates: Erik Haula and

Source:: Sportsnet.ca


Why you should be aware of something called the ‘drama triangle’ — a manipulative tactic narcissists use to keep you on your toes

Narcissists mess with people’s heads, psychologist Perpetua Neo explained to INSIDER.
They like to have all the attention on them, which is why they cut their victims off from their friends and family.
Often, they will flip between being a victim, being abusive, and being the hero.
This keeps everyone around them on their toes because it is so erratic and confusing.
It’s called the “drama triangle.”

One of a narcissist’s favourite games is creating havoc for others. They get a kick out of seeing other people struggle, while they can sit back and revel in the destruction and feel superior. They want to control and manipulate other people to get this sense of supremacy, whether it’s at work, in a romantic relationship, or within a family.

Narcissists simultaneously loathe others and crave their attention. How much attention they want depends on what type of narcissist they are: exhibitionist, closet, or toxic. But generally, if the spotlight is on them, they feel like they are winning.

The attention doesn’t have to be positive. One tactic they use is to keep their victims on their toes. They do this by lying about the past, and manipulating someone’s present so they feel like they are going crazy. They also switch between being calm and placid to being fierce and terrifying in an instant — a bit like Jekyll and Hyde.

In psychology there is something called the “drama triangle.” It was developed by Stephen Karpman in the 60s, and it describes how people can play three roles: the victim, persecutor, and rescuer.

With a narcissist, they may flip between these three roles quickly and suddenly, meaning their victim never knows what to expect.

“You’re always walking on eggshells, [so] you never know how to respond,” Perpetua Neo, a psychologist who …read more

Source:: Business Insider


Here’s why you should never put vodka in the freezer, according to the creator of Grey Goose

Vodka and ice

Putting your vodka in the freezer is a big mistake, according to the creator of Grey Goose, Francois Thibault.
Thibault stipulated that keeping cheap vodka in the freezer would hide any “aggressive, burning notes.”
However, with a premium vodka, keeping it at a low temperature will block the more sophisticated aromas and flavours.
He recommended storing Grey Goose at 0-4 degrees Celsius (32-39 degrees Fahrenheit).
Thibault added that even good vodkas kept at room temperature might be a little too aggressive, though.

It turns out storing your vodka in the freezer might not be such a great idea after all — depending on how good your tipple is.

Business Insider recently spoke to Grey Goose vodka creator, Francois Thibault, who shared some spirits wisdom.

Thibault told us that one of the biggest mistakes people make is putting their vodka in the freezer.

It may seem like an appealing idea to keep your vodka ice cold as, thanks to its ethanol content, it won’t freeze to a solid block unless temperatures hit -27 degrees Celsius.

If the vodka you’re drinking is cheap and low-quality then keeping it at such low temperatures will hide any “aggressive, burning notes,” Thibault says.

However, premium vodkas like Grey Goose should be naturally soft and not aggressive, which means that you’ll actually be hiding the more sophisticated aromas and flavours when storing it at a really low temperature.

“The best temperature for Grey Goose is 0-4 degrees Celsius,” Thibault says, “which is the temperature of a slight dilution with ice in a mixing glass.”

He added that at room temperature, even Grey Goose vodka would be a little aggressive.

Basically, putting your vodka in the freezer will subdue any flavours within the liquid, which is great if your vodka is cheap and unrefined but not so much if you’ve bought something nice.

For any vodka beginners, Thibault recommends learning …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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