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Babcock confirms that Martin is healthy. Stands to be a healthy scratch Friday for the first time as a Leaf.

Sound the celebration alarm! Babcock has caught up to the boards from last year! Numfar! Do the dance of joy!

The funny thing is, Martin hasn't annoyed me so much this year. He's been fairly adequate and even done some decent things.

But really I think this decision probably makes the Leafs a better lineup so you can't really argue.

I hope it works cos you know as soon as anything goes wrong Martin will be back in. Tie goes to the veteran after all.

I think I commented on it at the time but there was one shift where Matthews tracked back behind his own goal, battled with and stripped the puck off the Florida forward who was behind the Leafs net, then lugged the puck up through the middle into the Offensive zone and set up a chance that Rielly hit the bar on. Was a superb shift.

We need Romanuk bingo:

Knifes it in
Smeagols it

Smeagol is Hughson.

Just testing you weren't going to claim bingo......

That was a really great shift by Matthews. Battling and winning the puck behind his own net then lugging it up ice to set up a chance that Rielly hit the post

Well they probably deserve to be behind but that's a bit unfortunate

We need Romanuk bingo:

Knifes it in
Smeagols it

Thank goodness for Andersen

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Komarov: Sell or Keep?
« on: November 22, 2017, 11:10:59 AM »
I feel this is meme-worthy

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: November 22, 2017, 11:08:13 AM »
UCLA basketball players Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were released from detention on shoplifting charges. The three thanked Trump during a news conference after their release but Ball's father - LaVar - played down the President's involvement.

On Wednesday Trump tweeted: "It wasn't the White House, it wasn't the State Department, it wasn't father LaVar's so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence - IT WAS ME. Too bad! LaVar is just a poor man's version of Don King, but without the hair.

"Just think LaVar, you could have spent the next 5 to 10 years during Thanksgiving with your son in China, but no NBA contract to support you. But remember LaVar, shoplifting is NOT a little thing. It's a really big deal, especially in China. Ungrateful fool!"

What a delightful man.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Komarov: Sell or Keep?
« on: November 22, 2017, 10:56:04 AM »
I would say that's fair - I can definitely see someone potentially offering a little more than you may normally expect due to "intangibles" and "grit" that would associated with the type of player Komarov is

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Komarov: Sell or Keep?
« on: November 22, 2017, 04:35:42 AM »
I'm a massive fan of Komarov. In fact for a while in those really lean tough to watch years he was probably a favourite player just because of the way he went about things and the heart and effort he brought every night. He even had more of a skilled upside than you'd expect at times.

But I love the Leafs more and you have to do what is in the best long term interests of the Leafs, so probably you move him and then you can always talk to him again in the summer if needs be similar to the likes of Winnik. I think he'll get a better deal elsewhere as a UFA than I'd be willing to give him now, but that may change should others move on also (Bozak, JVR primarily)

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: November 22, 2017, 04:21:58 AM »
It only took Zimbabwe 37 years to impeach their dictator (all be it after a "this is not a coup" coup). And he resigned before the impeachment was completed.

Maybe there's hope for the USA yet.

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Minor Ex-Leaf News
« on: November 22, 2017, 04:18:12 AM »
Another former Leaf legend, Jay Rosehill, is also playing in the EIHL with Manchester.

He's recently been banned for a game though.

The video footage shows Rosehill in possession and control of the puck as he skates towards the attacking zone corner boards. 

With possession of the puck, Rosehill knows that he runs the risk of being body checked.  The opposing player did deliver a body check considered routine and legal.

The actions of Rosehill after receiving a legal body check are unacceptable and no part of hockey. 

As a result, the incident was raised to supplementary discipline. 

Considering the score is 9-2 at the time, Rosehill took it upon himself to think he is something bigger than the game, in combination with the score and the fact he did not accept or want to accept a legal body check. 

This is not considered a fight. It is considered a pointless action with no need or outcome that helps the game. 

Pulling an opposing player down, getting up and pushing the opposing player down with his left hand to land a punch with his right to a non-willing and defenceless player and following it up with a headlock tackle is all considered to be gutless and disrespectful to the game.

Rosehill needs to control his emotions.

If he feels the score is a determining factor to lead to such actions (sometimes known as ‘sending a message’), Rosehill needs to learn to control his emotions and refrain from “old school” tactics in the modern-day game. 

Having such physical actions on a non-willing opposing player, is not and will never be considered a fight. 

Due to this reason, Jay Rosehill must do a better job of refraining from such actions.

Quite the statement from the league's new Player Safety department.

You can watch the incident here:

I hate teams that play the trap

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Movie Thread
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:34:36 AM »
I had a few hours to kill on Sunday and this and Thor were both starting at the same time. While I was walking around beforehand I was listening to Kermode and Mayo film review show off BBC Radio which is a really great show and Kermode described it as "really shoddy, really ill-conceived, spectacularly messy, thunderously boring".

So I went for Thor and it was great fun.

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