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OHL thread....
« on: September 22, 2011, 07:42:09 PM »
So, here I am watching the OHL season opener for my Barrie Colts.....and they're playing the Kingston Frontenacs. And they (the Fronts) are managed by my second favourite all time player, Doug Gilmour and coached by my third favourite, Todd Gill. Wow, if Darryl Sittler was involved with the Frontenacs, I would have no alternative but to move to Kingston.........

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 01:59:14 PM »
So, here I am watching the OHL season opener for my Barrie Colts.....and they're playing the Kingston Frontenacs. And they (the Fronts) are managed by my second favourite all time player, Doug Gilmour and coached by my third favourite, Todd Gill. Wow, if Darryl Sittler was involved with the Frontenacs, I would have no alternative but to move to Kingston.........

Todd 'no skill' or 'giveaway' Gill is really your second favorite all time player? Really? Is there a story/reason behind that, just out of curiosity?  :)

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 02:11:56 PM »
3rd! He's 3rd, before Sittler (#1) and Gilmour (#2)...

And, yeah, there's a history behind it. Pretty sure I've told this novel here before, but since the forum is renewed:

Gill played for the Leafs when Doug Carpenter was the coach. And, before that, John Brophy was, and Steve Thomas played here too. Gill and Stumpy were best friends, and at the time, my two favorite players (Thomas is #4 on my all time Leaf list). I met them both several times at various charity appearances and they were both always totally approachable, likable and damn nice. When Steve Thomas was traded to Chicago, Todd Gill cried at the press conference. And I did, here at home. While Gill was never the most skilled on the team, he was through and through a team guy, and took the fights to stand up for his beloved teammates (the Courtnalls and the Gilmours and the guys you didn't want to lose to the penalty box). After Thomas was gone, Carpenter became coach and Gill had little or no ice time thereafter. Crushed his already fragile state of mind.  I was so p-o'd at the coach...... The following season, Gill and his (first) wife had their first child, and I made the first ever Game Day Bear... A little Gund bear with sweater #23 on it....I had it delivered to him at MLG during a news story on the Leafs that night, there was a clip of an interview with Todd, and sitting in the top shelf of his dressing room stall behind him, was GillBear ;)    The following season, I ran into him at the Newmarket arena (again, during a charity thing) and he was with Clark and Courtnall, the three of them were chatting and he broke away from them waved at me and yelled "thanks so much for the bear!"
So, yeah, Gill is my all time #3 Leaf :D

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 04:38:03 PM »
3rd! He's 3rd, before Sittler (#1) and Gilmour (#2)...

And, yeah, there's a history behind it. Pretty sure I've told this novel here before, but since the forum is renewed:

Gill played for the Leafs when Doug Carpenter was the coach. And, before that, John Brophy was, and Steve Thomas played here too. Gill and Stumpy were best friends, and at the time, my two favorite players (Thomas is #4 on my all time Leaf list). I met them both several times at various charity appearances and they were both always totally approachable, likable and damn nice. When Steve Thomas was traded to Chicago, Todd Gill cried at the press conference. And I did, here at home. While Gill was never the most skilled on the team, he was through and through a team guy, and took the fights to stand up for his beloved teammates (the Courtnalls and the Gilmours and the guys you didn't want to lose to the penalty box). After Thomas was gone, Carpenter became coach and Gill had little or no ice time thereafter. Crushed his already fragile state of mind.  I was so p-o'd at the coach...... The following season, Gill and his (first) wife had their first child, and I made the first ever Game Day Bear... A little Gund bear with sweater #23 on it....I had it delivered to him at MLG during a news story on the Leafs that night, there was a clip of an interview with Todd, and sitting in the top shelf of his dressing room stall behind him, was GillBear ;)    The following season, I ran into him at the Newmarket arena (again, during a charity thing) and he was with Clark and Courtnall, the three of them were chatting and he broke away from them waved at me and yelled "thanks so much for the bear!"
So, yeah, Gill is my all time #3 Leaf :D

Sweet, great story! Hockey players are one of a kind in sports, that for sure!

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 04:22:21 PM »
Max Domi (son of Tie) had a hat trick and 4 points in his OHL debut for London last night.

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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 05:41:34 PM »
Max Domi (son of Tie) had a hat trick and 4 points in his OHL debut for London last night.
I don't know if I could stomach another Domi in the NHL. Hopefully he's not as big an a$$ as his father.
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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2011, 06:01:22 PM »
Max Domi (son of Tie) had a hat trick and 4 points in his OHL debut for London last night.
I don't know if I could stomach another Domi in the NHL. Hopefully he's not as big an a$$ as his father.

He's a lot more of a scorer than a tough guy (as evidence by that performance). But yeah, that obviously doesn't say anything about his personality/character.

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2011, 06:05:07 PM »
Max Domi (son of Tie) had a hat trick and 4 points in his OHL debut for London last night.
I don't know if I could stomach another Domi in the NHL. Hopefully he's not as big an a$$ as his father.

I dunno,  pretty much demanding a trade to London didn't set the standard well with me. I hope he proves me wrong.......

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2011, 06:06:58 PM »
Max Domi (son of Tie) had a hat trick and 4 points in his OHL debut for London last night.
I don't know if I could stomach another Domi in the NHL. Hopefully he's not as big an a$$ as his father.

I dunno,  pretty much demanding a trade to London didn't set the standard well with me. I hope he proves me wrong.......

It's such a great program. I'm on the fence as to whether or not that was classless or just plain smart.

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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2011, 08:12:08 PM »
Well, if Max is smart, you know he got that from his mother, not his dad......

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2011, 10:06:19 PM »
Max Domi (son of Tie) had a hat trick and 4 points in his OHL debut for London last night.
I don't know if I could stomach another Domi in the NHL. Hopefully he's not as big an a$$ as his father.

I dunno,  pretty much demanding a trade to London didn't set the standard well with me. I hope he proves me wrong.......

It's such a great program. I'm on the fence as to whether or not that was classless or just plain smart.

I think part of the reason it is so great is because a lot of very good players screw over the other OHL teams that they don't want to play for into not picking them (saying they're going to college, etc.) so that London will take them (or some other team).

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2012, 07:07:23 PM »
Looks like Sarnia will have both Galchenyuk and Yakupov for the playoffs tomorrow.

The Attack seem to be at odds with the hockey gods when it comes to suspensions, Halmo gets 10 ( 2 reg season 8 playoff ) for a relatively clean hit on the Nail and Brayden McNabb got 1 game for completely derailing Hishon's career, he hasn't played since.

I realize one was Branch and one was during the Memorial Cup ( handed down by Brian O'Neill last year). That's an awkward situation when I think about it though, for players who are ending their junior career what's to stop them from trying to end someone else's career prematurely to win? I mean they could have handed him 20 games as suggested by Adrian Dater but what difference would it have made, he still would have been playing in Buffalo this year no matter.

I suppose that scumbag McNabb getting a concussion running into Kadri earlier this year is some kind of balance but I'm left feeling somewhat verklempt over the whole thing.

I suppose the Attack beating the odds last year balances it out a bit too ( they weren't even supposed to make the playoffs never mind an OHL championship ).
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2012, 01:52:34 AM »
OHL suspensions are wacky.  Guy on London only got 5 games for two-handing a Soo player in the gut after the game was over.

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 11:03:32 AM »
67's up 3-2 against the Bulls with game 6 going tonight - Zanetti got 5 games for a spear over the weekend. This series has been pretty nasty...

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2012, 10:13:24 AM »
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