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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: August 07, 2018, 05:54:15 PM »
I'm just dying to know how much guacamole you get for $11. Please, if someone here goes, answer this question for me. I'll dedicate a GDT to you or something.

Iíd volunteer but I think Iíd need to take out a second job to afford the glass of water

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Kyle Dubas is new Leafs GM
« on: August 06, 2018, 09:23:20 PM »
Take a chill pill Bro.  It is heavily agreed that winning the Stanley Cup is the hardest professional trophy to win, no question,it is. 

Yes question. Why is winning the Stanley Cup harder than the World Series, for instance?

 There are a few reasons. One is the difference between the MLB soft cap and the NHL hard cap system. In the MLB system any team is allowed to spend over the established annual cap but they are required to pay a luxury tax on the overage. Imagine if the leafs could go out and pick up the two best defencemen in the league and just pay a tax on the amount they are over the cap.
 Secondly the nature of the game itself. In game seven of the World Series a player goes out with a broken ankle you replace him with one of the relief players on the bench. In game seven in the NHL playoffs a player is injured you finish the game one player short.
 And finally in baseball for the most part the only time a player is injured by a member of the opposing team is by a wild pitch or a high slide. Imagine the catcher running back to the screen for a pop fly and the batter chases him and slams him into the screen just as he attempts the catch.
If a player gets banged up in baseball you pull them out of a game and they are done.   If a hockey player gets banged up they can sit on the bench for 20 minutes and then go back in the game.  Iím not sure how the ďplay a man shortĒ comparison is a reasonable argument there.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: August 03, 2018, 01:43:25 PM »
I highly doubt the NHL kicks Melnyk out as they seem to protect shitty owners at the expense of their club.   Given that I doubt Stone goes anywhere but to free agency barring a trade.

I would have liked this better for Buffalo if they still had Ryan O'Reilly

That trade still baffles me from their perspective.

Although they added a young elite goal scorer for a pretty underwhelming package here.   I get the confusion of the OíReilly trade but if Carolina came to the Leafs and asked for a package cantered around a guy who probably maxes out as a good defensive 2nd line Center Iím jumping on that.  Even with trading Oreilly the Sabres clearly arenít trying to tank this year so this makes them better this year and if they can re-sign Skinner heís a great piece to line up next to Eichel

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: August 01, 2018, 10:40:58 AM »
Boy, Trump and the NRA are going to have to do a lot of mental gymnastics to figure out how they can logically support gun ownership rights without background checks and yet also be strongly opposed to 3D-printed guns that happen to cut the gun manufacturers out of the sales loop.

Just mandate that you give Trump a dollar for every plan and brand a gold Trump on it and the idiot would support it.

Iím baffled by his continued attacks on his intelligence agencies and how the entire Republican Party tolerates this stuff.  I get that these are terrified old men who want to desperately hold onto power but the damage done to the International reputation and their idiotic tarrifs are going to have significant consequences for decades

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: August 01, 2018, 10:37:45 AM »
If you want to be a backward uninformed individual based on repressed thoughts and selective interpretation of a book, home school your kids and stop ruining it for the general populous.  The decision on the sex Ed curriculum was beyond asinine and it astounds me that uneducated morons continue to be the driving force behind policy.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: July 31, 2018, 02:27:41 PM »
Not a bad return for Osuna given the difficult situation with his assault.  I was expecting less of a return unless they held on to him for the rest of the season so I canít complain.   If they can get their sports psychologist to do their job we might have a solid closer to replace him on top of a couple of decent pitching prospects.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: July 27, 2018, 10:59:14 PM »
C.B. Bucknor continues to show why he is among the worst umpires in baseball. He completely lost count of balls and strikes in Gurriel's AB in the 8th. Should have had a walk, full credit to Gurriel to rip a double later in the AB!

The umpires union is absurd that they protect fools like Bucknor.

I'm thinking we're going to be seeing a fair number of regseason beards this year.  Pent-up demand and so on.

I guess this season is written off.  Team chemistry will plummet.  Dogs will lie with cats.  Chaos everywhere.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: July 27, 2018, 12:38:48 PM »
The ring on my can of tuna broke off before I could open the can.  I expect ISIS will claim responsibility for it in the next hour or so.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: July 27, 2018, 08:14:41 AM »
The return on Happ is pretty disappointing especially when trading within the division.  Iím not sure how much more value he really held but getting a Solarte as best case infielder when we have 3-4 infielders pushing upward through the system seems disappointing.  Would have liked to have seen a pitching prospect involved in a few of these trades.

All Sports But Hockey / Re: Raptors close to acquiring Kawhi Leonard
« on: July 18, 2018, 10:59:55 AM »
 I am wary here for a few reasons. There was a report that came out that Masai Promised DeRozan that he wouldnít trade him. if thatís the case thatís a poor way to handle the one superstar whoís actually re-signed with the team more than once. Toronto canít attract anybody and having Kawhia for one year isnít going to fix that.

I donít love the idea of acquiring the team around him and I have concerns about how things played out in SAN Antonio.

That being said the raptors werenít going to win with this Team as is.  I donít honestly think we are that much better with this move that it makes us a contender. 

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: July 17, 2018, 11:29:59 PM »
Poor Happ.  Makes his first all-star game and probably doesn't get to pitch. 

EDIT: AL Blows the lead in the 9th and Happ gets to pitch the 10th for the save situation.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: July 16, 2018, 03:23:25 PM »
Your intelligence agency indicts a dozen Russian for election tampering and hacking and Trump's response is to call them liars and tell everyone how big and strong Putin is.  How broken is the US political system that there isn't a revolt over this?

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: July 13, 2018, 01:51:40 PM »
Ford's a moron.  At least he hasn't done anything that I wasn't expecting of him yet. 

I mean that's the sad thing. This is what people voted him in for. So he could bring back a sex ed program that was developed in 1998.

Personally I'm looking forward to the increased incidence of teenage pregnancy I'll get to diagnose in the ER.  Nothing says good sexual education policy like "I pushed a baby out of me therefore I know everything about parenting".

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