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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Where are we playing this year? Prospect thread
« on: November 13, 2020, 11:41:14 AM »
I like Kyle, trying to turn a positive spin on these kind of situations.  Where is Nick going to play?

Non-Hockey Chatter / Alex Trebek has just passed away at 80
« on: November 08, 2020, 12:56:11 PM »
Alex Trebek just passed away after a fairly short battle with Pancreatic cancer. I remember watching Alex on "Reach for the Top" when I was a kid.  The show was like Jeopardy, two high schools would compete by being the first to answer questions from Mr. Trebek.  He was I believe an Ottawa boy where I took some education. It feels like a 54 year association is gone.  He will be missed.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Sean Connery has died at age 90
« on: October 31, 2020, 11:31:29 AM »
The original James Bond has passed.  Sean Connery died in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas.  One of the true greats has died. Scotland especially mourns.

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Spot the Goat
« on: October 27, 2020, 06:43:44 PM »
Man I already miss the Goat, I can't say why, but I do.  I want him to stay in the league if not with us, then I hope he ends up somewhere else.  Why not Montreal, don't they need someone who is 6'5" all the time?
He was born in Laval, he grew up cheering his home team.  Come on Habs, hire a Goat, do the decent thing.

Where does the Goat end up?  Spot the Goat, the contest starts today.  I say somewhere in Switzerland, perhaps Davos.  Goats are very popular there. 

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Josh Leivo is a Flame
« on: October 25, 2020, 02:45:39 PM »
Welcome to Calgary Josh!  Hope he does well in his new home. Always liked the kid.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Dubas drafts without Hunter
« on: October 07, 2020, 03:37:13 PM »
29th overall: Rasmus Sandin (defender, OHL)
52nd overall: Sean Durzi (defender, OHL)
76th overall: Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (forward, OHL)
83rd overall: Riley Stotts (forward, WHL)
118th overall: Mac Hollowell (defender, OHL)
149th overall: Filip Kral (defender, Czechia)
156th overall: Pontus Holmberg (forward, SHL)
209th overall: Zachary Bouthillier (goaltender, QMJHL)
211th overall: Semyon Kizimov (forward, Russia U18)

Out of this draft we still have most of the players in contention or at least still in the system.  Sandin is the obvious gem, Durzi was part of a trade piece with LA. SDA, Hollowell and Kral are all being developed and Kral could be a piece of the future. I believe only Stotts, Bouthillier and Zizimov are gone.


Draft   OA   Round   Player   Pos   Drafted From
2019 Entry Draft
2019   53   2   Nick Robertson   LW   Peterborough (OHL)
2019   84   3   Mikko Kokkonen   LD   Jukurit (SM-Liiga)
2019   115   4   Mikhail Abramov   C   Victoriaville (QMJHL)
2019   124   4   Nick Abruzzese   C   Chicago (USHL)
2019   146   5   Michael Koster   RD   Chaska (Minn. HS)
2019   204   7   Kalle Loponen   RD   Karpat (SM-Liiga)

Robertson is the gem,  Kokkonen, Abramov and perhaps Abruzze may see some time in the show.. Who knows about Koster or Loponen at this point.  But all are still involved in the process.  Small draft for sure.

Much better than Hunters record of drafting huge hulking D men who didn't last a minute in the system. At the time everyone was touting Hunter's horn so loud, not saying he would have been a disaster of a GM but probably more of the dinosaur class.  Dubas has seemed to choose well so far, certainly coming at it from a different angle.

Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Bob Nevin dies at 82
« on: September 21, 2020, 11:28:16 AM »
Bob Nevin has passed at 82, won two Cups with the Leafs and then went on to be the captain of the Rangers.  Starting to see a lot of the old Cup winning guys passing away.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Kapanen traded
« on: August 25, 2020, 01:07:41 PM »
Just heard Kapi was traded to Pittsburgh, not sure of anything as yet but looks like we get 15th 1st round pick and some Kapi space.

9 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.

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