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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: May 19, 2018, 02:33:40 PM »
Same. I feel so awkward with my dominant hand on the bottom. My brain can't even figure how to shoot. I just end up pushing the puck.

Yeah, I'm left handed but have always shot right when I play baseball, lacrosse, hockey etc.  Still throw with my left though.

The Jays starters have a combined 5.54 ERA and 1.48 WHIP.   You aren't going to win many games when your starters. Over their last 30 games they have a 6.07 ERA so if anything they are getting worse.  Overall it's a fairly old rotation with Happ, Garcia and Estrada.  Sanchez is showing a lot of rust and has control issues and Stroman has simply been bad.

Biagini's experiment as a starter should probably stop too.  He's just not good the 2nd time through an order.  His stuff is too good as a middle reliever/stretch guy who can go 2-3 innings to keep him in the minors.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: May 18, 2018, 09:28:31 PM »
I think it's time to form another Australia.  Take all the gun morons in the US and shove them on an island.  A generation later and they will have all shot each other and we can rid of them.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Useless Thread
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:24:38 PM »
I've got family that thinks this guy is a genius and I'll absolutely never understand why.

Half the men fail? I'm sure the number is much lower than that, but that's call survival of the fittest, and it's a good thing for the species (from a purely biological perspective, at least - it's large part in what drives evolution). Also, women only go for high status men? That's going to news to a lot of people I know.

You really want to help these guys who are sad they can't find women to sleep with? Legalize sex work and do the work to remove the stigma attached to it. Give them an out where both parties receive some sort of benefit. This enforced monogamy BS is basically slavery.

The safety improvements to legalized sex work is the biggest thing for me.  It fixes a large part of the concern around sex trafficking.  It diminishes the risks of STIs to both johns and sex workers.  It diminishes the risks of drug culture in the sex industry.  There really isn't a very good argument for not legalizing it.

If it quiets down the "Incel" culture, I'm good with that too but I'm having a hard time being overly sympathetic toward a mindset that wants to mandate relationships.  It's pretty absurd.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Useless Thread
« on: May 18, 2018, 01:54:08 PM »
I guess it's because they are articulate? and really into maintaining the status quo?

I think, at least in Peterson's case, that people are always going to gravitate towards things that reinforce whatever world views they already hold(even if they're unarticulated). Especially if they can cloak it in a vague sheen of academia.

That's pretty much the thing.  Confirmation bias is a big problem.  Not just with laypersons but in academia as well.

MLHS with a good article on Lindholm here:

In it they quote his agent who says that Babcock himself took a liking to him very early on while the Leafs were looking at him.

I hope he's good then otherwise he might become the next Dan Cleary

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official TV Thread
« on: May 10, 2018, 04:52:18 PM »

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only Rick and Morty fan here so this is exciting news:

That's ballsy from a network that seems pretty notorious for cancelling shows that receive good critical acclaim  pretty easily.  Who knows if Harmon can keep his ego in check to write a consistent additional 2-3 seasons let alone 5-7.

Ugh..........time for big changes.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: May 07, 2018, 10:09:42 AM »
It was already hard to imagine Johnsson not on the main roster next year but the start to the AHL playoffs should make it abundantly clear that he is done with this level.

2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Lightning (A1) vs. Bruins (A2)
« on: May 05, 2018, 10:13:18 AM »
It's pretty much the same thing as spitting.  That can get you a major penalty.  Why Marchand continues to get a soft hand from the league despite his antics is beyond me.  If this was Kadri doing it I'm sure they would have found a way to penalize him. 

Meanwhile if I do that in my job I lose my medical license and probably spend time in jail.

I don't think a minor penalty is good enough for him at this point.  He acts like a child over and over again.  He got away with a fine after a crosscheck to the face of a defenseless player at the end of the regular season.  He got away with his lick on Komarov.  He got away with everything else he did in the Toronto series.  He gets away with his lick last night.  He hasn't learned from his multitude of fines and suspensions over his career.  I think it's time to start treating him like the child he is and take away his toys.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: May 04, 2018, 04:31:27 PM »
Sparks really seems to be killing his "future Leafs goaltender" moniker with his continued playoff struggles.

... wouldn't that make him fit right in?

If only he started hitting people hard in front of the net.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: May 04, 2018, 03:35:40 PM »
Let's be abundantly clear though.  Obama's Presidency was the most controversial in US history.   He was a Democrat and BLACK.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: May 04, 2018, 03:34:10 PM »
Sparks really seems to be killing his "future Leafs goaltender" moniker with his continued playoff struggles.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: April 30, 2018, 05:06:00 PM »
The answer is simple - waivers - but it has to be frustrating to watch Grichuk and Morales stink up the joint and continue to get playing time when having worse seasons than Travis.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Marlies' Playoff Games
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:20:40 PM »
Garrett Sparks - Career .927 SV% in the regular season
Garrett Sparks - Career .905 SV% in the postseason

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