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1 Events / Hockey Fan where are you?
« on: July 28, 2020, 12:36:02 PM »
Hi Hockey Fan,
Are you OK, you haven't posted in a long while and was concerned about you.  I know you mentioned you had some underlying conditions.  Please post and let us all know that you are still with us.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Where does the AHL rank as a league?
« on: July 19, 2020, 12:22:27 PM »
Just wondering, where does the AHL rank as a league?  Is it better than the KHL? Or top Swedish Leagues?
Would the Marlies be able to beat a KHL team? 

Non-Hockey Chatter / Hand Sanitizer Ontario Made available
« on: June 15, 2020, 06:32:25 PM »
Not sure the sites policy on this, but as I am unemployed because of Covid, I said I would help out a Buddy up in my old home town.

A good friend of mine up in Collingwood, has adapted his plant to produce Hand Sanitizer to World Health Organization standards and is approved for use across Canada.  If you could be so kind as to pass on this URL:
to all your friends and ask them to send onto all their friends and family I would greatly appreciate it.  All they have to do is press on the link or copy and paste it onto their browser, then can shop for the sanitizer on line.   
The product is sold in cases of 24, which could be split up between, family, neighbours and friends.


All Sports But Hockey / Don Shula dies at 90
« on: May 04, 2020, 05:07:28 PM »
The great Don Shula dies at 90 as the winningest coach in NFL history, with I believe is a prefect record on the 73 season (what a team).  He never compromised on honesty, one of his players found their opponents playbooks before a game in their dressing room. The Dolphins lost that game, Shula never looked at the playbook and it was thrown out. That is honesty my friends. 
I often eat on my way through Miami airport at the resto that bears his name..a very good burger for sure. 

All Sports But Hockey / Doug Sanders dies at 86
« on: April 13, 2020, 11:15:26 AM »
Doug Sanders died, famous golfer of the 50-60's won the Canadian Open in 56 as an amateur.  Known for his personality and colourful wardrobe, won his share of tourneys, but never a major.  Finished 2nd 4 times.  He had a chance to win a British Open, but missed a 3Ft. putt to open the door for Nicklaus. 
Great golfer, great stories.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Uranus is leaking Gas
« on: April 02, 2020, 12:11:15 PM »
Just read that Uranus is leaking Gas. Thought you would like to know.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Covid-19 and EI or Government support
« on: March 25, 2020, 04:26:10 PM »
Thought I would separate this from other coronavirus thread.  My son was on EI that ran out on March 15th.  He thought he had a Chef job lined up for April1 at a leading BC golf club, (that just notified him his position is on hold).  Went to town and Service Canada is closed, you call the 800 number and it says due to the volume they can't handle you call and tell you to call back. After 100 attempts its getting crazy.
Does anyone have any advice on what to do, cause at this point I am stumped on how to help the kid get some money in.  Is there any update on a Trudeau stimulus that may be similar to the money that the US  people will receive?  Thanks for any advice or comments in advance.

All Sports But Hockey / The Non Sports-Sports Board
« on: March 14, 2020, 09:11:35 PM »
I was thinking about being excited for the coming Leafs, Raptors and TFC games and came away with a few different ways of looking at it.
I can now go walking for huge periods of time, hiking perhaps, drink only wine and lose a ton of weight and feel great, when I really feel sad.
Or we can start to imagine the games that we are missing and post them like they really happened.  What a great idea! Ok just lock me up and throw away the key. I am missing sports already.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Coronavirus
« on: March 03, 2020, 01:10:23 PM »
Just read this, thought I would share.. What I find interesting is we all touch our mouths and noses around 90X a day, mostly unconscious of the fact.

From Dr. Robb:

Date: February 26, 2020 at 2:35:50 PM EST
Subject: What I am doing for the upcoming COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

When I was a professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego, I was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses (the 1970s). I was the first to demonstrate the number of genes the virus contained. Since then, I have kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population (e.g., SARS, MERS), from different animal sources.

The current projections for its expansion in the US are only probable, due to continued insufficient worldwide data, but it is most likely to be widespread in the US by mid to late March and April.

Here is what I have done and the precautions that I take and will take. These are the same precautions I currently use during our influenza seasons, except for the mask and gloves.:

1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.

2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.

3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip – do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.

4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.

5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.

6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home’s entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can’t immediately wash your hands.

7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!

What I have stocked in preparation for the pandemic spread to the US:

1) Latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas.

Note: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average – everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs) The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.

2) Stock up now with disposable surgical masks and use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!). This is the only way this virus can infect you – it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth – it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth.

3) Stock up now with hand sanitizers and latex/nitrile gloves (get the appropriate sizes for your family). The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective.

4) Stock up now with zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel ANY “cold-like” symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx. Cold-Eeze lozenges is one brand available, but there are other brands available.

I, as many others do, hope that this pandemic will be reasonably contained, BUT I personally do not think it will be. Humans have never seen this snake-associated virus before and have no internal defense against it. Tremendous worldwide efforts are being made to understand the molecular and clinical virology of this virus. Unbelievable molecular knowledge about the genomics, structure, and virulence of this virus has already been achieved. BUT, there will be NO drugs or vaccines available this year to protect us or limit the infection within us. Only symptomatic support is available.

I hope these personal thoughts will be helpful during this potentially catastrophic pandemic. You are welcome to share this email. Good luck to all of us!


James Robb, MD FCAP

Posted this a few days back must have good lost in the data shuffle mentioned on the Forum home page.

Flames vs Lightning   4PM
Chicago vs Panthers   6PM
Carolina vs Habs        7PM
Canuks  vs Leafs.       7PM
Detroits vs Ottawa.     7PM
Jets vs Oilers.            10PM

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Brian Glennie has died
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:10:00 AM »
One of my all time favorite Leafs just passed.  Glennie at the blueline throwing hipchecks.  He knew how to play D, could teach some of our young ones a think or 5.  Wingers feared coming down his side. 
R.I.P Brian

General NHL News & Views / Dougie Hamilton
« on: January 17, 2020, 07:26:00 PM »
Just heard Dougie is out for 3 months with a broken fibula.  D men are going down like flies.

13 Events / 2019-20 TML Pick Em Challenge Round 16 (Jan.18.20)
« on: January 17, 2020, 10:54:43 AM »
Flames @ Ottawa (4PM)
Devils @ Blue Jackets (7PM)
Panthers @ Detroit   (7PM)
Blackhawk @ Toronto (7PM)
Vegas @ Montreal (7PM)
Kings  @ Flyers  (7PM)

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Engvall
« on: January 16, 2020, 05:16:57 PM »
We have to find a name to stick with Engvall.   My suggestion is as follows (hope other can put in here):

Melman was the Giraffe in the Madascar Movies. Melman sounds like Mailman, and Engvall can certainly deliver, so lets call him the "Mailman" and hope he keeps posting up the points

15 Events / 2019-20 TML Pick Em Challenge Round 15 (Jan.11.20)
« on: January 10, 2020, 10:31:57 AM »
Montreal @ Ottawa    7PM
Tampa @ Flyers        7PM
Bruins  @ Islanders    7PM
Kings    @ Carolina     7PM
Devils @  Capitals      7PM
Oilers @  Flames       10PM

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