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The dranged truckers are Americans, I'm sure. I've heard Canadians are all polite.

 

Have you SEEN a hockey game?!?!  :D

I don't know--that fight between John Scott and Patrick Kane at the all star game looked pretty polite. 

Shaking hands after beating on each other in a 7 game series is pretty polite. 

Wearing a tuxedo to screech the national anthem is polite (ok that's Boston but whatever)

The coaches all dressed in suits and ties is polite.

Asking a guy if he wants to fight before you hit him in the face is polite. (I forget who it was but some 5ft  8 forward tried to take on Chara last year and Chara just pushed him away and looked annoyed.)

And compared to Irish hurling hockey is about as genteel as chess.  

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http://www.abc10.com/story/news/local/2016/01/31/multiple-accidents-cause--80-closure-near-truckee/79618070/

 

Just in time for an anecdotal post, image linked from above TV news site today.  During this weekend's Sierra Nevada snow storm a 29 vehicle chain reaction pileup on Interstate 80 about Truckee that closed the highway some hours.  Vehicle above went through a chain link fence.

 

Personal interest for this person as my only caused accident in over 4 decades of California driving was also into a chain link fence but in my case just bent the fence up a bit on the bottom where I bumped into it.   That was maybe a couple decades ago outside Sacramento in a very rural flat lands area back road as I was driving up for a ski day.  Was raining very hard that caused some debris flows of stones across the road right at a 90 degree turn that is signed for 15 mph but I was going a bit faster.   The road turned but my old Nissan sedan just skidded on the gravel straight into the fence. A CHP cruiser found me a few minutes later and pulled my sedan off the fence and then wrote me up haha.  I drove off ok but aborted my ski day as my front bumper and front of my engine had a pile of muddy dirt stuck up on it I had to deal with using a car wash spray gun.   Rather trivial damage hit to my insurance for the fence repair.

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