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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Idiocracy
« on: Yesterday at 12:58:24 PM »
It's so depressing watching America circle the drain.

It's not just America, feels like half the world is.
I almost moved to England a few months ago, so glad we cancelled that plan, the country is in a mess.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Useless Thread
« on: Yesterday at 12:57:16 PM »
So I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday in WhatsApp about the movies Airplane and top secret. And today when I went into Instagram and just looked at some random reels a bunch of clips from airplane and top secret showed up.

I did not do any google searches for those movies. So I dunno, I think Facebook is ‘listening’ to WhatsApp.
Same company,  Meta   go figure

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2022-2023
« on: August 10, 2022, 02:16:14 PM »
Very nice rush, kids got some moves. Let hope he pans out where so many of our other Russian prospect have not.

Always has been my favourite Leaf,  yes it is brutal news. He went through very bad Covid also, hope that has nothing to do with the ALS diagnosis.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: July 19, 2022, 12:47:58 PM »
Stebro is back!

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Blue Jays fire Charlie M
« on: July 13, 2022, 03:52:44 PM »
Well Charlie is gone. I like the Dude, but they were not producing.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2022 NHL Draft Discussion
« on: July 08, 2022, 12:13:42 PM »
We have no goalies now, cool

But now, they might be able afford an upgrade.

They have to. If they dont come out with a legit starter this has to be the end of the Dubas era. 

Ritchie and Mrazek having to be traded away off last season is still an issue for me.  Dubas has mismanaged draft pick assets and it’s part of why we have no prospects to fill in gaps in the roster

I basically agree with downtrading to get out from Mrazek but yeah, bottom line is it cost Dubas a 1st to get rid of a bad mistake.  So yeah gunnar36.

But, respectfully, that’s not really a fair assessment.  This is not like the Marleau deal where the first is out the door.  As others mentioned, a close second is coming back.  It’s fair to feel disappointed, but it’s not fair to describe this as costing a first.

First of all, I'm not disappointed.  I posted earlier that this draft, for sure, is a time to trade down.  But it objectively did cost them a first and objectively was done to fix a GM's mistake.
Mzazek was only a real mistake in hindsight. He just didn't work out. Dubas needed an experienced 1-B in case Campbell faltered.  He needed to bring in someone with long term NHL experience or he would have been toasted. If Mzazek had even a decent season we would all be singing different song. 

I don't want Spencer to leave the Leafs (yet).

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: June 14, 2022, 12:01:52 PM »
I am sorry  to hear that as well. My wife went through long chicinguna,  a mosquito spread virus and she was in bad shape for several years. It was horrible. Thank God she recovered but has a heart murmur from it.

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Larry Hillman passes at 85
« on: June 05, 2022, 12:41:54 PM »
The old Leafs are falling, another Larry Hillman won 4 Cups with the Leafs in the 60's and another 2 with other teams.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official TV Thread
« on: May 23, 2022, 07:25:02 PM »

I feel like at this point we've just named all of the Amazon shows.
Holy smokes, thanks for the rundown.  Is Wheel of Time anywhere decent, I guess its time to find out.

It's a great signing, I found Gio to have a calming affect on the entire D and plays very steady.  I think it is a steal of a deal.  Now time to move out Muzz, Holl and that goalie that I can't spell, whose name is not Campbell. Spezz is done as a player, but development coach, part of staff, yes please.  Simmonds should be mentoring Marlies.  Douglas will be our 4th line C next year no doubt.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official TV Thread
« on: May 22, 2022, 12:08:04 PM »
any recommendations on Amazon Prime, I am trying out the 30 day free membership, don't know if its worth it.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2021 MLB General thread
« on: May 19, 2022, 05:45:19 PM »
But... Why?
Because some people are naturally bent.  I knew a guy who landed a dream job in Bermuda. Getting into a job there is like getting into Fort Knox. Great position, prestige, fantastic money and he does several bent things and gets himself tossed.  Last I heard he was selling used cars in southern England.

Leafs Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM Thread 2022-2023
« on: May 19, 2022, 02:09:54 PM »
Hope that Spezza is retained as a player development coach.  They need his message.

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