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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: Yesterday at 05:23:28 PM »

The thread is good. This situation is playing out at dinner tables across the continent.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: Yesterday at 05:13:37 PM »

America in 2018 is a weird damned place:

Coming out swinging

and missing.

Where do you guys place the emphasis?

I’ve heard it on the gu or on the chin. I naturally put it on the chin.

Edit: chin is correct



Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: September 21, 2018, 07:28:56 PM »

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: September 21, 2018, 01:50:41 PM »
No it's not. They're playing in the NHL for the preseason so you simply suspend them for the preseason and whatever games of regular season in the NHL. Simple as that. So if this player ever does make the NHL, they will still face a suspension before being allowed to play.

Exactly. Just because they may never actually serve the suspension is no reason not to hand out appropriate punishment.

The tricky part here is the CBA stipulations surrounding suspensions. It was an event that they determined only warranted a phone hearing (no injury, match penalty already assessed, no active prior history -- his last suspension was more than 18 months ago), which caps the suspension amount automatically at 5. The CBA also unfortunately does not differentiate between preseason and regular season games in calculating suspensions.

You know what's gonna rule?  End of PK Tavares-Marner are already out there.... and the guy coming out of the box gets subbed for Kadri for a short spin at 5v5.... then comes the Matthews line to restart the 5v5 rotation.

Why are my pants feeling tight?

One of my English class student teachers blessed us with this sage adage: Sweet on the lips go straight to the hips.

Seeing as how Kapanen isn't getting PP reps in pre-season, I'd assuming that Ennis would start in his spot. Also gives them a left-handed shot on that wall which is what I think the coaching staff would prefer.

We'll know by preseason game 5 what the opening night plans will likely be for special teams when the two split squads are consolidated into the Leafs + longer looks and cuts to the Marlies.

If they're going to super stack a PP1, I think it would make sense to spin up the fourth line wingers (Johnsson, Kapanen) on PP2 as they won't be getting much 5v5 time (probably not much PP time either, given who are being rolled out first).


There was a good deal of this in their games against Ottawa so far. But it was pretty sloppy with the mix of players at first, and slowly became better.

Sure sounds like the plan is for Kadri to stay on the Marner unit as well. At least to start.

Matthews - Kadri - Marner

Kapanen - Johnsson - Nylander

I see they're not even going to bother giving the second unit any time. And assuming Lindholm's line is drawing all the penalties.


Which implies that Matthews, as he mentioned earlier this week, will be on the Marner-Tavares PP unit.

This would work for me.
Matthews - Marleau - Marner

Kapanen - Johnsson - Nylander

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: September 20, 2018, 04:26:16 PM »

He probably won't get any regular season games, which is dumb, but on the other hand having to open the season going head-to-head against Matthews/Tavares/Kadri seems like a fair punishment.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 20, 2018, 04:00:56 PM »
Did they definitively figure out who it was, herman?

Someone approached Yost on twitter claiming he was that the person in question and that he was merely an invested fan now confused by the hoopla. He hasn't tweeted under that account since then.

General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: September 20, 2018, 02:53:19 PM »

Speaking of schadenfreude

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