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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Johnny Bower dead at 93
« on: January 10, 2018, 12:07:44 PM »
This gave me chills:

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31. In Kevin Shea’s book, Toronto Maple Leafs: Diary of a Dynasty 1957-1967, the late Johnny Bower told a great story in the introduction. When the Maple Leafs won their last Stanley Cup in 1967, Bower grabbed two bottles of champagne and took them home, saving them for the next victory. He admitted to drinking one on November 3, 1998, his 50th wedding anniversary to the beautiful Nancy. There was no clarity about the second until the service, when grandson Johnny Bower III told Christine Simpson the bottle is still unopened, awaiting its intended use.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/31-thoughts-rogers-wanted-nhl-trade-deadline-primetime/

Still can't believe he won't see it, but that bottle is going to open sooner rather than later.

What would be moving, if the family agreed to it, is to reserve the bottle until the banner raising ceremony.  Invite all living Leafs captains.  Open the bottle at center ice, pour contents into champagne glasses, and then have the captains lead the crowd in a victory toast to Johnny's memory.



Great idea..  To bad the so called politicly correct people out there would never let it happen. wow! drinking on tv, that would be cause for a ban on Hockey hahahahahaha.

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I just hate playing a team the night after they were destroyed.  It never turns out good.

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Wow!! are the refs blind...

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Nazem Kadri
« on: January 08, 2018, 09:57:39 AM »
Agreed... Something is very off with him. In the Van game he had three tap in passes and missed them all.  He also gave the puck away every time he touched it, his head is clearly not in the game.

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Worst game I  have ever seen Kadri play. Otherwise nice win.

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Bozak...    HM Rielly.    And a note...Kadri sucked big time tonight.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Leaf defense.....
« on: December 31, 2017, 06:14:31 PM »
We need upgrades real bad.  They can't keep the puck in the other team's end when pressure is on, as well no one can make a pass to free up the forwards.  in our end, they are just the worst.

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our defense sux......

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I've been mean to Romanuk this year but last night was next level bad. It's mindblowing that some Sportsnet executive considered their options, looked at Romanuk and Millen, and thought "that's who I want calling games for the largest fanbase in the league".

I used to think the TSN guys were bad back when Sportsnet had Bowen but oh man.

Could not agree more on Romanuk.  My "favorite" from last night was the confusion between Jeff Chychrun and Steve Chiasson with the fatal car accident.  He also incorrectly ID'd players on multiple occasions last night.  He usually does that every so often but last night he did it several times.  I don't necessarily care about the faulty ID's but his constant effort to make some sort of magical call is what gets to me.  I hate that every time I want to watch AM34's first game I have to hear Romanuk call the debut "Luminescent".

As for Millen, I don't mind him too much but wouldn't miss him either. 

I miss Bowen on the broadcasts simply for his passion for the Leafs and it's the voice I grew up with.

Hopefully some sort of change happens soon...
 


We sooooo need Bowen back. Whats wrong with them dummys running things!!!!!  We did not need change, and boy oh boy that guy could call a game. I find the play by plays so boring now.

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MotM: Marner
HM: Marleau

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Johnny Bower dead at 93
« on: December 27, 2017, 02:41:43 PM »
Rest in peace buddy, we will forever miss you.

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Matthews HM Mention to Rielly Marner


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I agree. good post.

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Freddy, then mitch... just because he got Austin going.

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Andersen
HM: Matthews

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