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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: November 26, 2021, 12:57:51 PM »
Lack of faith in the South African government?

I'm genuinely curious.  Is it something like (and other politically motivated factors), and/or is it just what Arn suggests above that countries are withholding them for their own people and looking out for them first (especially with boosters required now) than willingly shipping them off to other countries.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: November 26, 2021, 09:36:27 AM »
Extremely cool that the place where all the countries with vaccines don’t want to send their extra vaccines is giving rise to a new variant of concern that is overtaking delta.

I’m disconnected to it — why do countries not want to send their extra vaccines to South Africa?  Any specific reason(s)?
Because if there's a big breakout in another country, it will spread around the globe.
South Africa have jabbed 20% of the country - with the virus spreading around and mutating.

I know this.

I don't think it answers my question as to why countries don't want to send their extra vaccines there.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: November 26, 2021, 12:35:40 AM »
Extremely cool that the place where all the countries with vaccines don’t want to send their extra vaccines is giving rise to a new variant of concern that is overtaking delta.

I’m disconnected to it — why do countries not want to send their extra vaccines to South Africa?  Any specific reason(s)?

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: November 20, 2021, 04:31:26 PM »

If anything you'd think a Toronto bias would help Alfredsson as it's really only within the context of the Leafs-Sens rivalry that Alfredsson was a particularly important player.

Other than that Alfredsson's career is really the story of a guy who was frequently only the 2nd or 3rd best forward on his own team.

Yeah. His career numbers are good but not HHOF good, and without much serious consideration for any major end of season awards, his case is just not great. Hall of Very Good, but not Hall of Fame.
Couldn't you say that to some degree about Sundin though?

Modano is more of a guy I’m say it applies to more than Sundin. But he has a Cup so somehow that makes him an automatic whereas Sundin and Alfredsson had/have that held against them.

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If this game had ended 1-0 I wouldn’t have been disappointed. I mean obviously I want a win but they went toe to toe with the 2 time
Cup winners and didn’t look out of place at all.

I actually thought the Lightning dominated. Just that Campbell made those three big saves to keep them in it long enough to get the equalizer.

Great win that could be the catalyst of a big run to come.

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Tampa continues to impress me as they have the last few years in how “well oiled” they are. Impressive.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Morgan Rielly extended 8 years @ 7.5M
« on: October 29, 2021, 12:40:05 PM »
I don't want to attribute his poor play to start the year to a new contract weighing on his mind, but I wonder if he will have a little extra skip to his stride now that this is all wrapped up and he knows he isn't going anywhere.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Morgan Rielly extended 8 years @ 7.5M
« on: October 29, 2021, 12:12:45 PM »
Considering what McAvoy, Nurse and Jones signed for, I think this is great.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Morgan Rielly extended 8 years @ 7.5M
« on: October 29, 2021, 12:00:08 PM »
Beautiful!

My favourite Leaf just may end up being a Leaf lifer.  Brings a tear to my eye.

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I’m fully anticipating this being the league’s Me Too movement and this is just scratching the surface of things to come. With the deep rooted culture of hazing and all that comes with it, there for sure is a lot of these disgusting stories that have been buried over the years. Time to bring them to light and rinse the sport clean of that ridiculous behaviour and “tradition”.

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I mean I guess it’s something but it really is baffling how the end result of this is the firing of a GM who was probably on his last legs anyway and a token fine of insignificant amount.

This was my thought as well. He could have been fired for the team’s poor start, so in a way he’s no worse off.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: October 04, 2021, 12:34:55 PM »
Indoor ball hockey league is back.  Beauty.  You have to show proof of vaccination to enter the building and play.  Sure.  So why is it, that being the case, we are not allowed to use the dressing rooms to change?!  Instead we have to either get ready outside (okay on a balmy October night, not so much when December rolls around) or in a corner at the arena for everyone to see.  We are all shoulder to shoulder on the bench, breathing on each other, amongst another group of players (the other team).  So what's the issue?  If we can't do that now -- when everyone is confirmed to be vaccinated -- then when are we ever going to get that back?

Yet on the flip side, banquet halls don't require proof of vaccination, so it was no issues for my in-laws to be at a wedding reception last night with a hundred people, whether vaccinated or not. 

None of this makes sense to me, and hasn't for a long while.

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« on: September 28, 2021, 11:10:54 PM »

We can complain about the bullpen all we want, and it's a valid point, but it sure feels like there's been just a ton of games this year where the Jays needed a win and they managed, like, 5 hits all game.

Yeah. This loaded lineup has gone cold at the worst possible time.

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« on: September 28, 2021, 10:56:05 AM »
I wasn't "blaming" the division or anything, if it came across that way.

Just saying it's frustrating that you're stuck in a division with 3 other teams who have over the last couple of decades, been really good at times, and often it feels like at least 2 of the others are good together ;D

So even when the Jays outperform expectations (which I think they probably are this year) they still might not make a post season.

As for changes that I do think might work, I would expand the post season similar to what they had last season so that more than 4 teams from each League get in. Maybe expand the wild cards from 2 to 4 or something like that. Have a 1 game series 1v4 and 2v3 then a 3 game series between the winners then the usual post season after that.

It feels a shame to me that only 2 of Boston, Toronto, the Yankees, Seattle and even Oakland are going to get into the post season when they could all win 90+ games.

It's a bit more clear cut in the NL, to be fair.

Yeah, I hear you.

The division argument is just something heard so often for years now that I don't even know what is to be expected anymore.  We have an ownership group that is flush with cash to compete with the two behemoths in the division.  We see the other rival defying all logic churning over talent year over year and winning divisions on a budget even you and I could afford.  If not us, some other team (ie. Twins or Tigers) would be crying foul. 

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2021 Blue Jays General Discussion Thread
« on: September 27, 2021, 08:19:58 PM »
It's crazy/frustrating that the Jays are such a decent team but stuck in this horrible division where they could be just the 4th best in it, but good enough to win a couple of other divisions. (allowing that their record would be better cos they'd be playing some weaker teams more often).

But in saying that I doubt anyone expected they'd even still be in the running this year with 6 games left.

If they can sneak into the playoffs they're the kind of team who could do some damage too.

What’s the solution for being in the division? Requesting a re-alignment? Under what bases?

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