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Quote from: Nik on August 10, 2020, 04:48:12 PM
Quote from: BrownRolo on August 10, 2020, 08:17:41 AM
You guys this kind of just hit me. Hockey's kind of a stupid sport. It depends WAY TOO MUCH on luck. You look at those BJ goals and it's just throw it at the net and maybe we get lucky and it sneaks in. So often in hockey the less skilled team wins. Why? Because it's a crap shoot of pucks bouncing off people, sticks, skates.

Oh yeah also the Leafs never get powerplays. That would be a way to make sure skill wins. When the less talented team is constantly hacking, slashing, holding but the refs are never willing to call it.

On a whole I've become a little disillusioned with the sport.

I feel like I've been saying this for years but the closer two teams are in skill and the relative importance of an individual goal, it makes it much more likely that luck is going to play a huge role in a series. Or just a bad result because of a funky matchup. A lot of weird things happened in these play-in series and I don't know how much we should take away from any of it.

Yeah, it sucks, but that's just the way it goes sometimes. How many posts and crossbars did the Leafs hit in this series? Things could have easily gone the other way.
I'm guessing stinger after that neck crank. I'm hoping the stretcher was strictly precautionary.
Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
March 18, 2020, 12:00:03 AM
Quote from: Bates on March 17, 2020, 06:35:47 PM
Quote from: Dappleganger on March 17, 2020, 05:51:37 PM
Quote from: Highlander on March 17, 2020, 02:24:40 PM
I moved to BC two years ago, impossible to get a Doctor here. What BS on what we pay for healthcare, no frikken doctors.

Canada has as many doctors as the US per capita.

We really should aim higher than the US as a comparable.

I've spent equal time in both countries. I'll take my chances in the US.
Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
March 17, 2020, 04:50:38 PM
Quote from: herman on March 17, 2020, 12:56:27 PM
Did Skynet/Agent Smith/Ultron/Thanos have a point?

I've been in Seattle for 25 years and am seeing mountains I've never seen before.
Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
March 16, 2020, 01:16:41 PM
Quote from: Nik Bethune on March 16, 2020, 08:10:45 AM

I know this will probably fall on deaf ears but is there anyway people could maybe make a concerted effort to not post speculation or whatever sensationalist claims they find out there? Even if some of this stuff is true, you should be asking if repeating it actually helps anyone. If this is a genetically engineered bioweapon that changes...what, practically?

I'm sure there will be plenty of time for conspiracy theories and wild accusations but right now with so many people worried and confined we need to remember that while we're urging people to self-isolate in order for the good of the community and our physical health, we also have a responsibility to look after each other's mental well-being. Paranoia, panic, the instinct to find scapegoats...none of these things are productive now and they especially won't be if things get worse.

I agree with this wholeheartedly. My wife and I live in the Seattle area. We're both healthcare providers, and she works at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland where this whole thing broke out on the west coast, so it's pretty close to home for us. At this point people have lost their ever loving minds here. I was in a grocery store on Friday, and a lady with a cart actually broke into a terrified sprint when she saw me walking behind her. I wanted to tell her the crap she had in her cart was going to be her undoing, but by that time she was across the store.

I wish people would chill with the alarmist nonsense (here, not necessarily the forums). It serves no other purpose than to act as a panic multiplier in a time when people need to keep their heads and support each other.
Quote from: Nik Bethune on March 03, 2020, 01:37:25 PM

I appreciate it's one paragraph of what I'm sure is a longer conversation but that's basically just straight-up gibberish.

In terms of guys who are 'always getting criticized more than other people', I'm not sure Nylander cracks my top 5.
Leafs win this one 7-1. Matthews with the hat trick to take over the scoring lead and ramp up his push to 100 points. Nylander with a 4 point night. And while I'm making predictions, don't eat the hot dogs in section 43 (just a hunch).
Quote from: Bullfrog on February 28, 2020, 10:18:14 AM
Quote from: azzurri63 on February 27, 2020, 07:35:29 PM
Quote from: L K on February 27, 2020, 07:31:11 PM
Andersen with 3 or more goals given up in 6 of his last 7 games.   I just don't understand why we are riding him into the ground during a stretch of hockey where he has not been good

Should have pulled him already but probably storm off and pout. Pick up your f'n game.

What makes you believe that Andersen is the type to storm off and pout?

Maybe he's projecting.

Honestly, I was a little surprised that Andersen wasn't pulled after the 3rd goal, just because seemed like the game could get out of hand quickly. I'm glad Keefe stuck with him though, he was solid the rest of the way.
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on February 24, 2020, 12:06:47 PM
Quote from: Zee on February 24, 2020, 12:06:15 PM
McKenzie saying he had asked for a trade

Yeah Friedman said the same a month or two ago as well.

He probably heard rumours that Detroit makes the playoffs every single year.
Quote from: herman on February 24, 2020, 11:35:39 AM
Triple jinx

Let's call it what it really is... you got scooped!!
Yikes... this lineup is scaring me a little bit. I hope the Leafs win tonight, but this could go horribly wrong.
Quote from: herman on February 13, 2020, 07:41:29 PM
Quote from: Zee on February 13, 2020, 07:36:01 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on February 13, 2020, 07:32:40 PM
Muzzin looks like crap this period.  I wonder if he's 100%.

Yep he's had a bad period.

Hard to do anything with cramps that bad, let alone play professional sports.

Well played, sir!
Quote from: herman on February 13, 2020, 04:04:20 PM

This is why Dubas has held off on getting a team puppy.

If this was still Babcock's team, Campbell would be sitting quietly on the corner of the bench with a clipboard and pen tracking draws or something.
Leafs Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM 2019-2020
February 08, 2020, 12:23:44 PM
Quote from: herman on February 08, 2020, 12:05:36 PM
Quote from: BlueWhiteBlood on February 08, 2020, 11:14:17 AM
I can't remember for sure, but I've heard Ristolainen's name bantered about. If indeed he was available and not just being shown out there for interest, I'd be trying to get him to solve our problems on RD.
I would gather, that a trade with Buffalo would be hard to do, but I like his style. He's only 25 and the points seem there. I was actually surprised to hear his name, but things are ready to esplode in Buffalo, any second!

Quote from: herman on February 04, 2020, 08:08:53 PM
You need a big strong RHD who can block shots and take the body and clear the net.


LOL, he's stacking the bodies up like firewood. I would definitely love to see him as an add, but I can't imagine Buffalo is going to make that deal (with the Leafs).