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NHL Transactions / Re: 2021 Offseason Moves
« on: Today at 12:55:30 PM »
Interesting: Chara back to the Island

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They should have taped the marker to the end of a hockey stick for this exercise. I think it would’ve turned out better.

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This was nice

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Interesting

If he pulls one of these in a game at even strength…

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2021-2022
« on: Yesterday at 01:53:01 PM »
Not my favourite play, and certainly not something to bank on, but he’s my boy and I’m going to put this drawing up on the fridge

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 10:57:27 AM »
Meanwhile, from the team we definitely expected this from

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 10:44:25 AM »
Something that’s confusing me about Alberta, their vaccination progress is pretty good. They’re at 80% fully vaccinated and 72% first dose. That’s better than Ontario. So why is it such a shitshow?

No other mitigations: masks off, barely any distancing, business as usual basically + delta. Similar to Florida, Texas, you’d get flack for masking up in public

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2021-2022
« on: Yesterday at 09:44:07 AM »
PPP 1. Auston Matthews

Birthday boy is in the top slot again, as expected.

Seems like all the other top picks from 2015-2016 are either already moved, contemplating moving, or putting on some kind of weird face (McDavid). The Leafs are very happy with their two, and it seems to be reciprocated. The fans mostly aren’t though, and with reason. Keefe has put them in position to garner significant individual success, but I think it’s time to turn the dial back towards team success above all.

You think the fans aren't happy with Matthews? or with the team's lack of success in general?

I think lack of success, but that sort of gets targeted to specific personnel because it is more tactile than poo-pooing puck luck. I think it's a good chunk puck luck, injury luck, Keefe's deployment, Marner's head. Technically all of that falls on Dubas, but I generally agreed with most of his bets (because that's all he can literally control).

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2021-2022
« on: Yesterday at 08:27:29 AM »
PPP 1. Auston Matthews

Birthday boy is in the top slot again, as expected.

Seems like all the other top picks from 2015-2016 are either already moved, contemplating moving, or putting on some kind of weird face (McDavid). The Leafs are very happy with their two, and it seems to be reciprocated. The fans mostly aren’t though, and with reason. Keefe has put them in position to garner significant individual success, but I think it’s time to turn the dial back towards team success above all.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2021-2022 NHL Thread
« on: September 16, 2021, 07:06:47 PM »
What's a team going to do if one of their high paid stars refuses the vaccine?  There has to be some dumb asses out there in the NHLPA...I know the Leafs already said everyone will be vaxxed, I want to see someone on another team refuse just to see the fall out.

Hockey culture is pretty obstinate. "Fall in line, for the good of the team", which we'd normally find bland, might actually be what pushes the NHL to be more highly vaccinated than most sports. The COVID policy is really quite a good template for other industries to follow, really pigeonholing the anti-vaxxers into extreme inconvenience.

In the dressing room, can you imagine a player saying he'd rather go through tests every 72 hours, no dining with comrades, no leaving the house at home or being completely segregated on the road (including all the maintenance stuff on body/equipment) and significantly inconveniencing the staff that assist you? I think he might last about 3 days before relenting, and at that point, there's another period of waiting for the second dose.


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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 16, 2021, 04:50:22 PM »
Curtis Douglas is hilariously large

Steeves out of the game for the third (injury), so some of the other wingers are getting a rotation with Robertson and Abramov.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 16, 2021, 04:37:05 PM »

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: September 16, 2021, 04:24:00 PM »
Uh... k? These names are butt.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 16, 2021, 04:18:39 PM »
Robertson with a good NZ steal (after his own sort of giveaway), to feed Steeves for the opening tally

Robertson's still doing his OHL style toe-drag moves...those kinds of moves will get his clock cleaned in the NHL, and likely benched if he were to try that stuff.

His skating posture has improved though. Dynamic without being at risk of skating his face through farts.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: September 16, 2021, 03:19:51 PM »
Robertson with a good NZ steal (after his own sort of giveaway), to feed Steeves for the opening tally

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