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NHL Transactions / Re: Domi to MTL for Galchenyuk
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:46:19 PM »

Seems like a fair trade to me - both have their strengths and their weaknesses.  Domi being considerably younger, though.

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:49:34 PM »

*tugs at collar*

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:44:23 PM »
I really think you're reading too much into "George HW Bush wasn't a good president but at least he managed not to bring the post-war co-operation of Western Nations down around his ears".

Or I just disagree that competence in maintaining the day-to-day administrative functions of government is even worth a minor compliment next to the last crew's pernicious contributions to, and the horrible consequences of those on, our politics. I suspect we also disagree on causes and symptoms, and that likely has something to do with it. People disagree on the internet -- wild.

At least this interaction is remarkably civil for an internet debate.  ;D

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 11, 2018, 10:46:53 AM »

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 08, 2018, 11:19:10 AM »
In this election, the PCs could basically have run a wet towel on a stick and won. People were too fed up with the Liberals to elect them, and enough of the electorate either can't align with the NDP or still has trust issues from the Rae days. That's really how he won - he was put into a virtual no-lose situation.

I'm not sure this is exactly true.  Remember, pre-scandal Patrick Brown was basically polling just slightly ahead of Wynne.  Statiscally speaking, before an election it was considered a dead heat.  I still strongly believe that considering how quickly the party dropped him that the info about the sexual assault assertions may have come from within the party.  The PCPO weren't really confident in Brown going into a general election.

The brand of populism that Ford spoke of really invigorates his core supporters to their base, emotional instincts.  He really didn't need to release a costed platform - his platform was "I hate Katheen Wynne" and that was enough.  There are sects of every ideology where they actually hate the opposing side more than they like their own, and that's exactly who he was trying to appeal to, and it worked.

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« on: June 06, 2018, 01:27:43 PM »

Who is it for Leafs fans?  Kapanen?  Brown?  Nylander?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Lou Will Not Return
« on: June 05, 2018, 02:15:25 PM »

That was fast...

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 05, 2018, 11:27:59 AM »
Can someone give me a quick explanation on how Proportional Representation might work?  Who would represent my Riding and how would you decide who the MP's are?  Not against such an idea but don't see how my interests locally could be represented??

There isn't any one way how it might work. Lots of places have divided systems where, say, you would still have a local MP who you would vote for by name but then you would effectively cast a second ballot for a party and parliament would consist of a mix of locally elected representatives as well as a % of seats reserved for members chosen by the party and apportioned based on their % of the party vote.

This would, of course, expand the number of MPs significantly but lots of countries offset that by not having an upper chamber.

Another thing to consider is that it would be in a party's interest to serve local interests as a means to get your vote. So a party would be encouraged to, among their membership, choose a broad swath of reps from all over the country who could then be assigned de facto regions for constituency work.

Nik beat me too it, but as someone who wrote their 4th year thesis on Electroal Systems, he's pretty much correct.  The one he mentioned is used particularly in Germany and New Zealand, and is referred to Mixed Member Proportional Representation (MMP).  Party List PR is another system used in places like Turkey and Israel.  You basically just vote for the party/leader and that's it, and the representatives are then assigned from a party list.  Depending on how your constituency voted, you would get a rep from the party that won from their list, but you wouldn't know who it was until after the election.

There's also a kind of hybrid of a ranked ballot system - it's more common for primary/party elections, but it is used in places like Ireland and Australia.  When you vote, you rank the parties you want to win - typically 1-2-3.  If, in a riding, nobody gets over 50% of the vote (which can happen if there are multiple parties running), then whoever voted for the party with the fewest votes will have their votes moved on to their second choices.  You keep doing this (and moving to 3rd choices too) until one of the parties reaches over 50% of the vote, and they finally get the seat.  This is a system I particularly like - however, it does historically lead to the creation of a lot of fringe parties.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:58:13 AM »
I wish someone would put out a cheat sheet for each riding that would say whether to vote for Liberal or NDP in order to ensure that Ford doesn't win.

Ask, and you shall receive! https://www.scribd.com/document/380547586/Ontario-Proj-30-05-2018-Detailed#from_embed

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General Rumours & Speculation / Re: Tavares
« on: May 28, 2018, 01:52:55 PM »
1yr @ 14 with an implied agreement to re-sign for 8x10

I like this.

If you sign a UFA on July 1, can you re-sign that player to a multi year deal on July 2?

1 Year @ $14M on July 1 for 2018-2019
8 years @ $10M on July 2 which takes effect 2019-2020+.

It's in essence a 9 year deal.

That's something I could live with for Tavares.

Is that even allowed?

If I'm not mistaken - technically yes, but not on July 2nd.  Players on 1 year deals can sign an extension halfway through the season.  So, January 1st-ish.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Lou Will Not Return
« on: May 22, 2018, 04:35:10 PM »
I'll also add that some of the posts there are referring to what other people have said.  LK's first post seems to be quoting something Trump said (as, I remember there was a time before his physical were experts were debating whether he was exhibiting signs of dementia). Nik's post looks like someone else said it, and he was answering that.

Some of them are bad - like Bender's from 2011, but 2011 was a different time, and people generally didn't think about the words they use like they do now.  I'm sure if you went back to my old posts from when I joined this board and was just a kid, basically, there'd be some reprehensible stuff too.

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2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Jets (C2) vs. Golden Knights (P1)
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:10:34 PM »
I'm having weird Ottawa Spartan flashbacks...

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2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Lightning (A1) vs. Bruins (A2)
« on: May 06, 2018, 11:46:05 PM »
So yeah what a stanley cup contender the Bruins were.  And the Leafs couldn't even beat in basically a gimme game 7.

I was tweeting earlier that the Leafs and Lightning are built so similar at forward and in goal - the difference is Tampa Bay having a championship-esque blueline.  1-6, there aren't very many other teams I'd take over Tampa.

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Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Luke Schenn
« on: April 27, 2018, 09:29:47 AM »
I thought the narrative on Schenn was that he was probably a guy who would have excelled in the old NHL during the clutch and grab era.  His lack of speed is what limits him as a top defensive player.

He should join the Bruins then, so he can get away with it. :P

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News has come out about the attacker's supposed motivations. It is the worst.


A very good primer on "incels" and worth a read.  I know most of western society is focused on religious radicalization - but the fact is, radicalization exists within all facets of society.  This one was about gender lines and toxic masculinity.

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