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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« on: Today at 11:46:18 AM »
Plekanec rhymes with mechanic, not a bad trade, we give up to players who would never make the Leafs, release some of the log jam with the Marlies and end up giving up a #2 which we will probably recoup in another trade.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: Today at 11:43:56 AM »
This was mentioned before but what is Boston going to do with two R. Nash's on the team.
Nash#1 and Nash#2  (like boys in a family). To really confuse the issue they should both wear the same number.
I am getting dizzy. 

How did Nylander look at Centre, we are going to need him to step up with Matthews out for at least 4-6 weeks.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: Today at 01:20:03 AM »
After more reading on the subject Dr. Highlander thinks we are indeed very lucky those bad Islander outlaws didn't hit Mr.Powers even harder.  A Cat 3 injury would have meant surgery this ending Mr. Powers season and the dream of moving through round 1 over.
Looks like he will be back to help in round 1.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: Today at 01:15:35 AM »
Some information from Dr. Highlander,  as you can see he will probably will be out more than 4 weeks, more like 6, so step into Game 1 of the playoffs dude:

Like many other orthopedic injuries, A-C separations are categorized into three degrees of severity.  A first degree separation is merely a sprain without serious ligament damage.  The joint is tender and swollen, but there is no separation.  Treatment consists of ice applications and use of a sling for 3-7 days.  Athletics can later be resumed when the pain subsides, and full shoulder motion is restored.  Little rehabilitation is necessary, and the prognosis is excellent.

In the second degree separation, the injury is greater, and there is complete disruption of the ligaments which surround the A-C joint. However, the ligaments holding the collarbone to the shoulder blade are not torn, and consequently there is only minor displacement of the collarbone.  The A-C “bump” is more prominent, and the separation can be felt.  This injury is also treated with a sling, but immobilization is required for two to three weeks to allow the joint to heal.  During this period, gentle motion exercises are allowed to prevent shoulder stiffness.  Later, shoulder strengthening exercises are recommended.  The athlete can return to sports in four to six weeks if the pain has subsided, and if there is clinical evidence of healing.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: Today at 01:07:13 AM »
Grade II - A partial dislocation of the joint in which there may be some displacement that may not be obvious during a physical examination. The acromioclavicular ligament is completely torn, while the coracoclavicular ligaments remain intact.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Depression and Anxiety
« on: Yesterday at 07:09:58 PM »
Thanks  WIGWL,  most appreciated.  The funny thing is moving forward with these new projects, some doors seem to be magically opening.  It is certainly encouraging when a few months back I didn't see the light.  You just can't give up. 

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: Yesterday at 11:42:45 AM »
Brassard to the Penguins is going to make them very tough to beat. Wonder why we didn't take a big stab at him.  He is a real goud pro.
always liked his game. 

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Depression and Anxiety
« on: Yesterday at 11:19:59 AM »
Thanks for letting me know that Bullfrog. Most of us suffer our bouts of depression silently only sharing with spouse or very close friends, if at all.
I didn't know this about our health care system and it very concerning to find out that you can get a carbuncle on you butt treated way faster than a problem with depression.  Things have to change.
I do feel fortunate as my depressions have always been like dark clouds that eventually blow over even though the bad weather can last a long time, it has always dissipated thank God.
For people like Bullfrog, my heart goes out to you all.
Life is so precious to lose any time to this illness is a gigantic waste.

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Minor Ex-Leaf News
« on: Yesterday at 11:09:58 AM »

I feel betrayed
Who? Sparks?   ;)

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Depression and Anxiety
« on: February 23, 2018, 07:53:39 PM »
For those of you who suffer from this I do truly commiserate, if you go through the pain of every day Depression long term I can only imagine the strength it takes to keep living day by day.

It is said that all men consider suicide at least 3 times over a lifetime and I think that is about right, as I know I have.  For most of you I am a Monkey (the Joker) on this site, as I am by birth on the Chinese calendar. 
The truth is I recently went through my worst bout with Depression in my life (with a capital D as it deserves this), and it lasted for 8 months and some days are still bad.  I found out about a heart issue, not likely to kill me anytime soon but enough to rock the boat, and then two hurricanes wiped out my territories and a year of hard earned income.  I spent a long time in the bottom of the rocking vessel for sure, looking for the light at the end of the tunnel.

For those of your with clinical Depression, I can only imagine what hardships you have.
For me I had to make a living and have been forced to become creative and entrepreneurial to survive, I found a few things to promote and have worked hard to keep providing for my family and to ensure a positive old age.
I am not sure I will ever stop working, but have met with some success in these endeavors, the darkness and fog is lifting.
For those of you that remain trapped in this state, I quote Sir Winston, you can "Never never Surrender" you must never give up.
Life is to precious and happens only once (as we know it). We have so much love to share and we must share it.
Sorry if this sound silly but I have to say this now, and I consider all of you my brothers and sisters on this site. (even Nik)

Or how bout Grandpa Highlander?  :'(

I'll have a dram of the nectar of the Gods now. Or few

Sorry, I read your post.  It was good.  I just kept waiting for you to say "and I had an onion on belt, which was the style at the time"
No "Black Garlic" actually, which my chef son just introduced me to. Pungent like the old Leafs but better cooked up like the new Leafs.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Trade Deadline
« on: February 23, 2018, 07:32:04 PM »
Lets bring him back when Lou signs on for Yoda in the next Star Wars franchise.

Or how bout Grandpa Highlander?  :'(

I'll have a dram of the nectar of the Gods now. Or few

A few years ago I had a shoulder injury skiing, sort of an innocuous fall really.  Shoulder was separated but no tear thank god. Still could not lift my arm above my waist for 6 months and still have no strength to through a ball like I used to.  This is of great concern about Auston, but thank god it was not a heavy concussion.

I remember the last time Terry Evanston, great CFL receiver ever played. I was at the game and Terry caught a down and out right in front of us.  He tiptoed out of bounds but didn't see the Argos coming to crush him, one hit him high the other low from both sides (I think one was Marv Luster) and that was the last play of his storied career.  Similar, but not as vicious as the hit on Matthews.

Man I just google Terry to see if I spelled his name correctly and read about his life and near death after football.   Absolutely stunning story, sad and inspirational at the same time. I had no clue

Can you change your nickname to Grandpa Simpson?
Why the Frig not?

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