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Mariner and Brodie.

My assessment in a nut shell is..... This team played soft as soon as there goalie let them down.  Also with the goalie change that will happen tonight I would hope they make one or two other swaps just to send a message.   They had better dominate tonight.

This defense just makes me want to smile after all the years of crap we have iced.  I can't wait to see how much this team improves because of the back end.

Thanks, I hope to put my two cents worth in a bit more often this season.

Go leafs. Kick some Habs butt..

Well well well look what the cat dragged in.

I have been here all along.  Just lurking for the most part. I have been here far to many years to leave.

Go leafs. Kick some Habs butt..

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Your personal all-time Leafs team
« on: March 25, 2020, 12:38:50 PM »

This is going to make me sound about 1,000 years old but I really sometimes think that Clark is someone who is really hard to explain to people. Especially to younger people for whom fighting has always been seen as sort of a damaging and counter-productive element of the game.

But back in the early 80's and 90's the idea of having someone around who was very maybe the best fighter

around as well as an excellent goalscorer felt like your team had one of the best weapons in the entire game. People sometimes talked about Probert being a solid player in addition to being one of the better fighters out there largely based on one sort of flukey year where he scored 29 goals but Clark in his first go-round with the Leafs averaged about 37 goals per 82 games while just destroying people when the gloves dropped. The guy was a super-hero and, quite frankly, I don't really think there was anyone else quite like him.

I get all of the intellectual/hockey based arguments about why fighting needed to leave the game but when you were a kid and didn't know about all of the consequences it was just incredible to watch. The idea that we'll never see another Wendel Clark makes me sad, even though I know it's ultimately for the best.

And seriously though, I want to stress how good he was. If you look at his career from when the Leafs got good until when the injuries finally caught up with him I think you get the real picture. From 92-93 to 96-97 he scored 137 goals and 252 points in 303 games. That's 37 goals and 68 points per 82. I really, genuinely believe that with better luck with injuries and being on better teams that he'd have ended up in the Hall of Fame.

I agree 100%.  Well said.

I want Boston, Revenge.

We need more like Hyman not less.  Like I keep saying this team needs to play with some drive, and a ton more hustle.

These dashing young chaps...

Unlike you we all arn't spelling bee champs. give it a rest.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

I think we need a Marchant type of player. someone who can bring it every game, as well who can score ,is tough and can get under the skin, and is go go go. this team is all skill and no grit. a very bad mix. Anderson will come around and so will our defense. A backup wouldn't hurt either.

Sorry I don't feel horrible and I will never let anyone make me feel horrible, except if I am in agreement of the horribleness of it.  Sorry just found out me old mom is on her way out and a bit frigged out today.  :'(

Condolences buddy. I've lost both of my parents and I can empathize how difficult it is.

Same here.. Hang in there.

Me  I would take a Scott Stevens in his prime in a heartbeat .

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs to announce captain
« on: October 03, 2019, 03:47:11 PM »
And the best part is his kid gets to where the "C"  before him. will be an inside joke for year to come.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: September 27, 2019, 02:28:34 PM »
My main point was just that the ways in which a team can disicpline a player are laid out in SPCs, not the CBA.

Right and what I'm saying is that the fact that the CBA specifies a Commissioner's power to do these things tells me that there really isn't a comparable team mechanism. What, to me, the article from PPP confirmed(although again without reading theSPC) is that there is no specific mechanism by which a team can suspend a player for as broad a concept as off-ice conduct and that the ways in which they can suspend a player have to be pretty specific and pre-registered with the league.

Wow, lunch breaks arrives and I check in again and see you guys have been doing some research. Well done.

Seems like it's still not clear whether the Leafs could suspend him for conduct unbecoming.

As for you, nutman, the mooning thing is purely secondary.  He allegedly was with a group of intoxicated males who tried to enter the locked car of a single female.  If true, that is very serious, whether you've emerged from your cave or not.

Again, assuming it happened the way it's been presented, Matthews is lucky nobody actually touched her in any way.  If they had, his career might well have been over ... and no, I'm not hysterical or exaggerating.

OK ... That is not good, lets hope he was just there and not part of the act. This I did not know, I will hold my opinion on it until the team finishes there investigation, and updates us.

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