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Weren't they called the New England Whalers at one point?

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Nylander looked like shit.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:48:52 PM »
Brian Burke is an embarrassment to SoortsNet/CBC and himself. From his shabby appearance to his severely outdated way of looking at hockey, he has no apparent appeal at all.

Why is he on TV?

He's looking for Cherry's job.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: November 29, 2018, 11:24:14 PM »
I think if Nylander doesn't sign with the Leafs, he is a moron and let him rot elsewhere, anywhere! I feel very confident the Leafs made him a fair offer. If he cares more about money than his teammates and winning a cup, he can screw off.


I kind of feel the same way, but I'm trying not to post stuff like this to avoid giving Islander fans fodder for the boo-frigging-hoo fest they will throw if Nylander doesn't re-sign.

Golf clap.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: November 27, 2018, 04:45:12 PM »

Kadri's from London, not Toronto.

That explains the accent

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Just noticed that we are the only to not to have a "loser" point.

That's cause we're not losers, we're winners.

I like the way you think

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Just noticed that we are the only to not to have a "loser" point.

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I'm sure others have looked at this, but all-time TML stats....

http://www.nhl.com/stats/player?aggregate=1&reportType=season&seasonFrom=19171918&seasonTo=20182019&gameType=2&playerPlayedFor=team.10&filter=gamesPlayed,gte,1&sort=points,goals,assists

I love how it is sortable.

Zach is 2 shorties away from tying Sittler!!

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Jake just let Nash go there....still brain cramping.
And takes out Freddie to. Dumbass. Don't see the Leafs paying large to keep him.

They better not.  He is certainly replaceable.

I know right, he like needs 2 skates

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: November 19, 2018, 07:25:48 PM »
Well they are part of a union. I can't speak for every State here, but most States have laws regarding the matter of discussing salaries. Nebraska for example doesn't allow it while on company time but while not getting paid you can talk all you want.

Again just wondering.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: November 19, 2018, 04:44:40 PM »
Long time lurker here (since Plaidworks), I remember back in the day hearing about rumors from folks in this group that were close to the ground. With the current technology, I wonder if the big 3 are texting each other about Willie's contract. All 3 seem like they're friends. I'm not speculating on any of them, but I wonder how much they are communicating with each other.

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Always take time to square up the cup.

Next scrum he should ask Kessler to smell his finger

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Jake working on his SV%

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: October 17. 2018. Legalized Pot Day
« on: October 20, 2018, 07:10:44 PM »

So I'm sure this isn't super interesting to anyone but me but to expand on what I said above, it looks like the provincial Conservatives, and specifically the way they changed the Liberal's plans for this rollout, hasn't gone very well. Leaving aside the processing delays, it looks like they badly underestimated the demand and as a result the online store now has significantly fewer products than it did when I bought mine.

Sure, I could chalk that up to just garden variety incompetence but I think it maybe hints at a larger issue within Conservatism in general as a political concept.

Because Conservative thought tends to one that is resistant to change or that is inherently suspicious of change I think it often falls into the trap of wanting an ever-changing world to adapt to its view of what is good and right rather than vice-versa. To Conservative thinkers, I think they see this is as a sort of admirable constancy rather than simply following the direction the wind is blowing.

The problem though, as we've seen in various ways, is that this means they're often out of step with what the values of what the world are. This is why I think traditional conservatism is getting rolled up by populism. In democratic societies, there's only so much hay you can make out of telling people they're wrong and their values lead to bad governing before they don't let you govern any more.

What we tend to then see up here is that in a country that's been Majority Left-Of-Conservative for 30 years, Conservatives tend to govern by denying what people's views often are in favour of acting like they have a popular mandate.

So, assuming they're acting in good faith rather than engaging in some sort of sabotage, I think this bungled roll out is a result of their thinking that because they didn't think Marijuana should be legal recreationally or think people liked it, that the demand didn't exist. Hence not just a lack of Cannabis, which I guess you could argue might be hard to keep in supply regardless, but also a lack of accessories which weren't even illegal to purchase pre-legalization of the drug itself.

TL; DR The OCS rollout has gone badly, in part because I think Conservatives need to lie about the world as it is to maintain their political outlook.

You could say the same thing regarding the ACA (ObamaCare) here in the States.

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