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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #525 on: June 25, 2012, 03:48:41 PM »
I would say this world, in which Keon14 was the ultimate anti-nutman.

Well, except in grammar...

I don't get the reference but wouldn't the ultimate anti-nutman be someone who arrived at a series of conclusions about the Leafs that were ultimately gloomy about the future but were well-reasoned and considered and based on an impartial interpretation of the evidence instead of a prejudicial agenda informed by their fandom?

You're reading way, way too much into Sarge's point.

As an ardent observer and less frequest poster of this site, I'd say your definition is generally correct.  But your reactions to the Leafs performance at the draft and in the JVR trade are not, I'd argue, based on a "impartial interpretation of the evidence".

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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #526 on: June 25, 2012, 03:58:26 PM »
Purely speculation on my part, but there were rumours that the Leafs were supposed to announce another deal yesterday, or the day before.  While at the draft, Burke was seen talking to the Flyers and the Predators.  I wonder if the second deal was for the rights to Suter, and that it hasn't been announced because Suter would not sign with the Leafs.

The speculation is that they were talking to the Preds about a deal that also involved Schenn.

Interesting.  I wonder what would have come from the Preds. 
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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #527 on: June 25, 2012, 04:01:38 PM »
You're reading way, way too much into Sarge's point.

Am I? Gosh, I sure hope it reads as though I'm subtly mocking the ridiculousness of it.

As an ardent observer and less frequest poster of this site, I'd say your definition is generally correct.  But your reactions to the Leafs performance at the draft and in the JVR trade are not, I'd argue, based on a "impartial interpretation of the evidence".

So...I'd make a sub-optimal anti-nutman?

Either way, I freely admit that I am in no way impartial. I'm entirely motivated by my partisan interest in the Maple Leafs winning hockey games and my opinions are largely influenced by the fact that I actually want the Leafs to do well.
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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #528 on: June 25, 2012, 04:06:07 PM »
So...I'd make a sub-optimal anti-nutman?

Either way, I freely admit that I am in no way impartial. I'm entirely motivated by my partisan interest in the Maple Leafs winning hockey games and my opinions are largely influenced by the fact that I actually want the Leafs to do well.

But it's so much easier to pretend that they are going to do well....
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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #529 on: June 25, 2012, 04:12:38 PM »
You're reading way, way too much into Sarge's point.

Am I? Gosh, I sure hope it reads as though I'm subtly mocking the ridiculousness of it.

As an ardent observer and less frequest poster of this site, I'd say your definition is generally correct.  But your reactions to the Leafs performance at the draft and in the JVR trade are not, I'd argue, based on a "impartial interpretation of the evidence".

So...I'd make a sub-optimal anti-nutman?

Either way, I freely admit that I am in no way impartial. I'm entirely motivated by my partisan interest in the Maple Leafs winning hockey games and my opinions are largely influenced by the fact that I actually want the Leafs to do well.

Now that I can stand behind.  My main reason for coming to this site and enjoying the diversity of opinions is that the scepticism is healthy and well founded.

Excuse my inability to read sarcasm, my wife tells me that at least once a week, by the way.

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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #530 on: June 25, 2012, 04:25:59 PM »
I guess the thing with me is that while I completely get (and don't have) a need to pretend things is aren't what they are, I just don't understand one's needs to beat whatever perceived realities of the situation are to death. If it's positive, great, we all can use some of that but if it's negative, well sure, let's chat about it if you want but let's eventually move on. Personally, it just gets so stale and if that's a reflection on me, I beg forgiveness from all... I'm just slightly tired of hearing/reading about it.   
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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #531 on: June 25, 2012, 04:49:36 PM »
Now that I can stand behind.  My main reason for coming to this site and enjoying the diversity of opinions is that the scepticism is healthy and well founded.

Terrific. I like to think that, in our own way, none of us are nutman.
 
Excuse my inability to read sarcasm, my wife tells me that at least once a week, by the way.

Don't worry about it. For future reference you can tell I'm replying to Sarge sarcastically if I'm replying to Sarge.
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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #532 on: June 25, 2012, 04:58:30 PM »
Friedman seems pretty confident this offer was made by Snow and rejected by Howson...

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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #533 on: June 25, 2012, 05:45:47 PM »
I would say this world, in which Keon14 was the ultimate anti-nutman.

Well, except in grammar...

I don't get the reference but wouldn't the ultimate anti-nutman be someone who arrived at a series of conclusions about the Leafs that were ultimately gloomy about the future but were well-reasoned and considered and based on an impartial interpretation of the evidence instead of a prejudicial agenda informed by their fandom?

For true polar opposite, yes, you may say that.  I was mostly trying to get in and old-fashioned Keon14 reference, which I guess was a little before your time on penaltybox.com.  Keon14 was nutman on extreme sour pills.  Like an angry Eeyore.  As for articulateness, well, no, that wasn't Keon14's thing, either...
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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #534 on: June 25, 2012, 05:55:52 PM »
I would say this world, in which Keon14 was the ultimate anti-nutman.

Well, except in grammar...

I don't get the reference but wouldn't the ultimate anti-nutman be someone who arrived at a series of conclusions about the Leafs that were ultimately gloomy about the future but were well-reasoned and considered and based on an impartial interpretation of the evidence instead of a prejudicial agenda informed by their fandom?

For true polar opposite, yes, you may say that.  I was mostly trying to get in and old-fashioned Keon14 reference, which I guess was a little before your time on penaltybox.com.  Keon14 was nutman on extreme sour pills.  Like an angry Eeyore.  As for articulateness, well, no, that wasn't Keon14's thing, either...

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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #535 on: June 25, 2012, 08:25:43 PM »
:o The Twitterverse is exploding on the belief that Howson was offered the Islanders entire draft - Yes, Snow offered all their picks to move up two spots and Howson turned them down. I mean, what/who is nuttier? A) The rumour or (if true), B) Howson, or C) Snow?

If the rumour is true, wouldn't it have made more sense for Snow to make the offer to Edmonton?  Hard to believe that Howson turned it down.  Impossible to believe that two teams turned it down.

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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #536 on: June 25, 2012, 08:50:10 PM »
:o The Twitterverse is exploding on the belief that Howson was offered the Islanders entire draft - Yes, Snow offered all their picks to move up two spots and Howson turned them down. I mean, what/who is nuttier? A) The rumour or (if true), B) Howson, or C) Snow?

If the rumour is true, wouldn't it have made more sense for Snow to make the offer to Edmonton?  Hard to believe that Howson turned it down.  Impossible to believe that two teams turned it down.

Both organizations are run by buffoons.

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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #537 on: June 26, 2012, 10:28:50 AM »
I guess the thing with me is that while I completely get (and don't have) a need to pretend things is aren't what they are, I just don't understand one's needs to beat whatever perceived realities of the situation are to death. If it's positive, great, we all can use some of that but if it's negative, well sure, let's chat about it if you want but let's eventually move on. Personally, it just gets so stale and if that's a reflection on me, I beg forgiveness from all... I'm just slightly tired of hearing/reading about it.


So tell me sgt. what is wrong with nutman.

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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #538 on: June 26, 2012, 12:24:57 PM »

So tell me sgt. what is wrong with nutman.

Well, none of us are perfect but I will tell you that you're an oft needed breath of fresh air... Don't be goin' anywhere anytime soon.  :)

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Re: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
« Reply #538 on: June 26, 2012, 12:24:57 PM »