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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Dell and Spezza placed on waivers
« on: January 18, 2021, 12:25:31 AM »
Let?s see if I?m reading this right:
1. Waive Dell and Spezza
2. Call up Engvall and another (Lehtonen?) to max the cap hit (including Robertson) as close to 81.5 as possible, and play that game
3. After the game, send Robertson to LTIR if it?s a full ACL/MCL issue and expand the Leafs upper number to 81.5+0.82
4. On game days, carry 22; on off days carry 20 and drop below 81.5 to accrue a modicum of space

Can I do an example to test this newly acquired knowledge?  Let?s suppose

Player R costs 1 million.
Players S, T costs 1 million each.
The rest of the Leafs (L) cost 79.5
Cap is 81.5

Start of the season:

L + S + R = 81.5

R goes on LTIR
You can replace R with T so you are paying:

L + S + T + R = 82.5

But then you can play just L and not S and not T (but you still pay R) so you are paying:

L + R = 80.5

And now you are accruing (1 million/# of days) per day in that state.
But you can always play S and T any time you want. The cost is just that every time you play S and T (or even just S so you might as well play both from a cap perspective) you go right up to your limit.

I had thought ?once in LTIR, always in LTIR?.  But that was wrong (although common ? to drop back under, you?d have to be just barely over in most cases).  Sometimes the salary including the injured LTIR player can drop below the cap and then things are just like the player is on the regular IR and you accrue unused space.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Dell and Spezza placed on waivers
« on: January 17, 2021, 04:11:40 PM »
according to the other thread, they did not have to do this (put dell on waivers) and also did not need to go in to ltir.  wonder why. at some point a goalie will likely be hurt.

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Hopefully Nylander contributes more than just 3 stupid points.

Yeah. Any player that contributes to fewer than 70% of the team goals should be put on notice.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Coronavirus
« on: January 15, 2021, 04:15:41 PM »
I?m sorry to hear this as well. 

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William.

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I am pro-willie.

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Worried that the North division is a little too soft and worried about what will happen if the Leafs move beyond that.

Given the lack of the leafs moving beyond any playoff series in recent decades, this is low on my list of concerns.

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: 2020-21 Tampa Bay Raptors Thread
« on: January 13, 2021, 06:33:18 PM »
Pretty massive set domino trade went down today:

Houston traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets with secondary trades through Cleveland and Indiana.

Houston Receives:
- Victor Oladipo (Indiana), Dante Exum (Brooklyn), Rodions Kurucs (Brooklyn)
- Brooklyn unprotected 1st round picks in 2022, 2024, 2026
- Pick swaps with Brooklyn in 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027
- Cleveland's first round pick (through Milwaukee) in 2022

Brooklyn receives:
- James Harden (Houston)

Cleveland receives:
- Jarret Allen (Brooklyn), Taurean Prince (Brooklyn)

Indiana receives:
- Caris LeVert (Brooklyn)
- 2nd round pick

That is one hell of a complicated trade.

I was hoping the raptors might be in on harden. It seemed the only route back to contender status I knew of aside from Kawhi next year (which seems even less likely).

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: January 11, 2021, 09:07:28 PM »
The thing with me is I dont really care if someone I "like" gets banned. If it's in flagrant violation of the ToS and code of conduct then absolutely they should be banned.

Well, I mean, sure but even if a online juggernaut acts capriciously or decides to change their ToS unfairly we always have to remember that they're not our friends. It's like when YouTube makes changes and you see people who make videos be upset about it and they basically seem to think that because YouTube has created a situation where they can make money off their videos they're akin to YouTube employees or, even less reasonably, partners.

YouTube or Twitter could shut down tomorrow. They could pivot to being about Cat pictures only. People need to stop thinking of these companies as their friends or even generally speaking benevolent or neutral actors. They're large corporations and they're always going to act like large corporations.

I think having a discussion about the way the internet's infrastructure has largely fallen into private hands rather than the public probably needs to be addressed but that's true of so many things that are so much more fundamental to people's lives than any sort of online forum.

Right. So, I have?t thought deeply about this one but my guess is that all these online firms are pulling the trigger on the trump/white supremacy ban not because they have suddenly found their moral compass but rather because they are looking ahead to the fact that the democrats now have power and are going to consider regulating big tech.  In other words, the Trump ban is simply an attempt to curry liberal favor ahead of the coming regulation battle.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: January 09, 2021, 04:30:20 PM »
He could probably still start an OnlyFans...

What is Shopify? He can?t buy online groceries either?

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: January 09, 2021, 08:59:34 AM »
It is essentially impossible to prevent people from communicating on the internet if they have half a brain and want to. But this could slow them down a little.

Well, remember, a lot of the fox news viewership are in their 60's and older. Trying to get them to understand new apps or how to jailbreak their phone might as well be trying to teach them how to speak Martian.

Fair

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: January 08, 2021, 08:21:09 PM »
It is essentially impossible to prevent people from communicating on the internet if they have half a brain and want to. But this could slow them down a little.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: January 07, 2021, 10:51:51 AM »
So that's a no on impeachment then eh?

Given how long it took to organize the first impeachment, even though McConnell did not allow any evidence to be presented, it would seem impossible to make impeachment happen.  Even if it were possible, McConnell would stall things --- moving forward with impeachment would place his fellow Republicans in electoral jeopardy as Trump's supporters would attack them.  Everything McConnell does, including speeches in the last day, is to further long-term Republican power.  Don't delude yourself into thinking he suddenly had an epiphany that Trump is a bad guy and feels like now is the time to "stand up for what's right."  It's just calculated political posturing because he sees how the winds have shifted.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: January 07, 2021, 10:27:01 AM »
The FBI is asking for help identifying the insurrectionists.   If only they had some way of apprehending these people while they were confined in an area.
I think I now understand.  Police are colourblind to white.

I actually felt bad for a good number of the police officers that were first on the scene. Grabbing and arresting IMO would have led to even more issues.

Sure.  It's the contrast between how they treat black lives matter protestors (unmarked, unnamed officers throwing peaceful protestors walking down the street into unmarked vans; law enforcement actively attacking peaceful protestors with tear gas as part of a photo-op for the president; .... the list is unending) with these folks (literally opening the gates and letting them in to interrupt the democratic transfer of power process). 

Systemic racism is a difficult concept to define in its entirety, but this is a pretty effective example to illustrate some of the consequences.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: January 06, 2021, 12:56:13 AM »

Nice

Thank you Stacey Abrams. What an incredible role model in the value of hard work, patience and endurance.  My hero.

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