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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: August 17, 2018, 08:56:01 AM »
Romanuk meant well but he gaffed it up pretty fatally a couple of times IIRC.

At least nobody ever smeagoled him.

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« on: August 02, 2018, 07:31:25 PM »
Kyle Baun has signed for my team in Belfast. Is he any good? The British league is probably about ECHL+ standard

ECHL+ is pretty good! Didn't think it was that good.

The top end would be just about a half level below the German league now. If del played British league 10 times I'd say British would win 3 and there's be a couple of ties.

Most players in the league used to come from the ECHL but now there's a lot more from the AHL and even a lot of NHL experience- Belfast have Jim Vandermeer and Patrick Dwyer For example.

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: 2017-18 Marlies
« on: August 02, 2018, 03:36:37 AM »
Kyle Baun has signed for my team in Belfast. Is he any good? The British league is probably about ECHL+ standard

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: July 27, 2018, 02:55:24 PM »
I'm just not sure what the Jays vision is. I guess it seems to be a case of wait for Vlad Jr and Bichette etc to be ready and hope

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For several years I paid for NHL TV or the previous versions and got all games with no blackouts (there was no local TV coverage). Then a UK tv channel decided to get coverage and blacked out games and showed a lot of Leafs.

So last year I stick with the Reddit and saw pretty much every game I wanted to in great quality with no issues. Was even able to stream them to the TV via Chromecast.

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Did you name him John Tavares?

Close... Joshua  ;D

Thanks all. It's been a whirlwind week and it's funny how you already can't recall what life was like before he came along

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Leafs Nation is one member stronger this evening as our little fella finally decided to arrive 6 days behind schedule. Absolutely delighted, exhausted and emotional. And I think his mum is a bit tired too!

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 12, 2018, 12:42:51 PM »
Tavares did the Players Tribune thing, anyway this pretty much reinforces my belief that he would have stayed with the Islanders if they didn't fire Snow, the only GM he ever had

Lou: "I'm sorry John, you need to change to shirt number 19 and here's a razor for you to shave that stubble off with."

Tavares:  ???

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: July 12, 2018, 12:33:07 PM »
Welcome to Europe, Canada ;D

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: World Cup Russia 2018
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:16:00 PM »
Well thank goodness England are out. The "British"* media was getting unbearable.

France v Croatia in the final. Croatia the smallest nation to make the final since 1930. France obviously huge favourites but I actually anticipate a decent game that could go either way.


*the British media tend to forget there's 3 other countries other than England have to watch their TV feeds or listen to their radio shows or read their newspapers so go into overkill on English bias, which tends to drive opposition to England in the other regions. Which is a shame cos for the first time in a while England have a likeable manager and decent players. But that media bias completely puts you against them

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: World Cup Russia 2018
« on: July 03, 2018, 10:03:19 AM »
I would agree - that Spanish style was great for a while when it was new and was amazing to watch them move the ball about, pull the opposition out of position then exploit the gaps to create chances. The Russians negated it very well and as you say the Spanish just kept going sideways and backwards

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: World Cup Russia 2018
« on: July 03, 2018, 01:59:41 AM »
Belgium v Japan another great game. Japan get 2-0 up after 10 minutes of the 2nd half with 2 great goals. Belgium drag it back to 2-2. 3.30 into 4 minutes added on injury time Japan have a corner, Belgium get the ball and break down the field to score with 10 seconds left and go into the quarter finals.

Gutted for Japan who played way better than anyone expected but brilliant game and fantastic winning goal


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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 02, 2018, 05:48:23 AM »
Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Marleau-Tavares-Marner
Johnsson-Kadri-Brown/Kapanen


I just wanted to post this again.

For the purposes of the rest of this post I'm adding a nominal 4th line:

Brown/Kapanen - Lindholm - Leivo

I was just thinking, my association with the Leafs started around 2001 really with that Eastern finals loss to Carolina (I was in the city visiting and got caught up in the buzz without really having been a hockey fan at all before that) but I really only properly started to watch properly over the next couple of seasons.

I would say this is, potentially, the greatest forward group the Leafs have had in my time.

You think back to the end of the non-cap days and you had (and I can't remember the exact lines and am going mostly off memory but this is just to get the gist)

Roberts - Sundin - Nolan
Tucker - Nieuwendyk - Mogilny
Ponikarovsky - Antropov - Renberg
Reichel - Stajan - Domi

I mean that's probably an even enough balance on the top 2 but falls off massively to the 3rd and 4th lines.

Where they did probably exceed this team was on the D, with Leetch for the run in along with Kaberle and McCabe as the top 3 probably being better than Rielly, Gardiner, whoever

And of course Belfour was better than Andersen.

But it's a massively exciting time

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: World Cup Russia 2018
« on: July 02, 2018, 05:33:05 AM »
This World Cup has been great. Completely mad. Obviously started out with Italy and the Netherlands not even qualifying but now you're seeing the likes of Spain go out to Russia, Germany not make it out of the groups.

All the top seeds have also ended up in one side of the draw so only one of Brazil, France or Belgium will make the final while leaving the other half open for Russia, Croatia, Sweden, Switzerland (the top ranked), Colombia or (hopefully not) England to make the final.

There's been some brilliant games too, France 4-3 Argentina probably being the best with some incredible goals.

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I wonder if they'll be at the press conference

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